The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 89 87 79
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 4 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.36% 0.92% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 1.14% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 5
Average salary £26,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.46% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,100 £26,800 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £37,200 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
System 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
863 881 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.71% 81.12% 67.20%
Number of salaries quoted 756 790 539
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,148 £27,500 £27,213
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

System Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

System Testing Salary Trend in South Wales

System 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 System Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Newport +10 2 - -
Cardiff -11 2 £26,500 -18.46%
System Testing
Wales

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (20.00%) ISEB
3 4 (20.00%) Statistics
3 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
3 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
3 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (15.00%) QA
5 2 (10.00%) Banking
6 1 (5.00%) C
6 1 (5.00%) C++
6 1 (5.00%) Java
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (5.00%) Star Schema
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
6 1 (5.00%) Informatica
6 1 (5.00%) Wireless
6 1 (5.00%) Validation
6 1 (5.00%) Military
6 1 (5.00%) Teradata
6 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (5.00%) ISTQB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.00%) Star Schema
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 18 (90.00%) Analyst
2 13 (65.00%) Test Analyst
3 5 (25.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Business Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Graduate Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (20.00%) Statistics
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.00%) iSeries
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 4 (20.00%) Functional Testing
2 3 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.00%) Automated Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (5.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 1 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) C
1 1 (5.00%) C++
1 1 (5.00%) Java
1 1 (5.00%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) ISEB
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle
1 1 (5.00%) IBM
1 1 (5.00%) Informatica
1 1 (5.00%) Teradata