The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 71 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 26 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.31% 2.46% 1.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 2.99% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 27 24 21
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £28,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £36,700 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
936 870 779
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 80.00% 82.39% 73.49%
Number of salaries quoted 807 748 699
Average salary £39,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Wales region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in South Wales

Software Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Torfaen - 10 £45,500 -
Cardiff -1 7 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Newport -5 7 £40,000 -
Bridgend -5 3 £36,000 +20.00%
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (66.67%) QA
3 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
4 18 (46.15%) Degree
5 13 (33.33%) ISEB
5 13 (33.33%) SQL
5 13 (33.33%) Linux
5 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
6 11 (28.21%) IGMP
6 11 (28.21%) RTSP
6 11 (28.21%) Korn
6 11 (28.21%) Selenium
6 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
6 11 (28.21%) Multicast
6 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (28.21%) Unicast
6 11 (28.21%) Perl
6 11 (28.21%) DTV
6 11 (28.21%) Client/Server
6 11 (28.21%) SNMP
6 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
6 11 (28.21%) Scrum
7 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 9 (23.08%) Finance
7 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (20.51%) JIRA
9 7 (17.95%) Web Design
9 7 (17.95%) PHP
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.95%) HND

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.56%) Apache
1 1 (2.56%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) IGMP
1 11 (28.21%) RTSP
1 11 (28.21%) Multicast
1 11 (28.21%) Unicast
1 11 (28.21%) SNMP
1 11 (28.21%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Informix
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (28.21%) Selenium
1 11 (28.21%) Cucumber
2 8 (20.51%) JIRA
3 7 (17.95%) Behat
4 2 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) Zephyr
5 1 (2.56%) Ranorex
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (43.59%) Analyst
2 13 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 11 (28.21%) Team Leader
3 11 (28.21%) Test Team Leader
4 9 (23.08%) Tester
5 8 (20.51%) Quality Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Senior QA Analyst
5 8 (20.51%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (17.95%) QA Tester
6 7 (17.95%) Automated Tester
7 6 (15.38%) Senior QA Tester
7 6 (15.38%) Senior Tester
8 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
9 3 (7.69%) Trainer
9 3 (7.69%) IT Trainer
10 2 (5.13%) Junior
10 2 (5.13%) Software Engineer
10 2 (5.13%) Developer
11 1 (2.56%) Senior Test Analyst
11 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.95%) RESTful
2 6 (15.38%) .NET
3 5 (12.82%) Web Services
4 4 (10.26%) REST
4 4 (10.26%) XML
4 4 (10.26%) SOAP
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.56%) CSS
5 1 (2.56%) HTML
5 1 (2.56%) STL
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (2.56%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.56%) WCF
5 1 (2.56%) Silverlight
5 1 (2.56%) Bottle
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (28.21%) DTV
1 11 (28.21%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (33.33%) Linux
2 3 (7.69%) Windows
3 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.56%) UNIX
3 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (61.54%) Test Automation
3 13 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 11 (28.21%) Scrum
5 9 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (17.95%) Web Design
6 7 (17.95%) Test Scripting
6 7 (17.95%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Manual Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (10.26%) Test Strategy
9 4 (10.26%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (10.26%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.26%) Test Management
10 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
10 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.13%) MVC
11 1 (2.56%) Project Management
11 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 11 (28.21%) Korn
2 11 (28.21%) Perl
3 7 (17.95%) PHP
4 6 (15.38%) C#
5 3 (7.69%) C++
5 3 (7.69%) Java
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) C
7 1 (2.56%) VBScript
7 1 (2.56%) Python
7 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (46.15%) Degree
2 13 (33.33%) ISEB
3 7 (17.95%) HND
4 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.82%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) Telerik
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Business Measurement Ltd
Salary: dependant on experience
Posted: 18 days ago