The table below looks at the statistics for Security Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Security Testing over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Security Testing
Rank 92 92 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Permanent jobs citing Security Testing 6 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.46% 0.23% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 0
Average salary £31,250 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -
UK excluding London average salary £48,250 £45,000 £51,550
% change year-on-year
+7.22% -12.70%
Security Testing
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
934 984 718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 72.35% 75.23% 70.25%
Number of salaries quoted 821 877 647
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,550 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Security Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Security Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Security Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Security Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Security Testing
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Security Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
South Wales +4 6 £31,250 +13.63%
Security Testing
UK

Security Testing
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Security 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 Security Testing.

1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 8 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (87.50%) VirtualBox
2 7 (87.50%) T-Plan
2 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) JIRA
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
3 6 (75.00%) Welsh Language
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
4 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Finance
6 2 (25.00%) Information Security
6 2 (25.00%) Banking
6 2 (25.00%) Retail
6 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 1 (12.50%) System Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery

Security Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing Security 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 Security Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) MS PowerPoint
Development Applications
1 7 (87.50%) JIRA
General
1 6 (75.00%) Welsh Language
2 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Retail
3 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Test Engineer
1 7 (87.50%) Senior Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Analyst
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 8 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 8 (100.00%) Test Strategy
2 7 (87.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (87.50%) ISEB
3 5 (62.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (25.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) T-Plan
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft