The table below looks at the statistics for Software 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 Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 90 80 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 12 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.33% 1.15% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 1.42% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 10 12 7
Average salary £32,500 £29,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.16% +13.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £23,800
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £44,600 £38,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software 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
1078 844 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 79.56% 81.00% 73.23%
Number of salaries quoted 934 730 689
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Wales

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Wales

Software 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 Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
South Wales -12 10 £32,500 +3.17% 2
North Wales +2 6 £50,000 +21.95% 1
Mid Wales - 1 £36,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) QA
3 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) C++
5 6 (21.43%) XML
5 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 5 (17.86%) Data Management
6 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Numerical Analysis
6 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
6 5 (17.86%) Qt
6 5 (17.86%) WiX
6 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.86%) MSI
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
6 5 (17.86%) C
6 5 (17.86%) GAMP
7 4 (14.29%) Python
7 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.29%) ISEB
7 4 (14.29%) Perl
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) Java
7 4 (14.29%) MS Office
7 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 3 (10.71%) IGMP
8 3 (10.71%) RTSP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the 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 (3.57%) GlassFish
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
1 1 (3.57%) JBoss
1 1 (3.57%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) IGMP
1 3 (10.71%) RTSP
1 3 (10.71%) Multicast
1 3 (10.71%) SNMP
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MySQL
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) Big Data
2 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.57%) Informix
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) WiX
1 5 (17.86%) MSI
2 3 (10.71%) JIRA
3 1 (3.57%) Selenium
3 1 (3.57%) FitNesse
3 1 (3.57%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Zephyr
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) JMeter
3 1 (3.57%) Bugzilla
3 1 (3.57%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Welsh Language
2 1 (3.57%) Marketing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Software Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Senior Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Software Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
3 4 (14.29%) Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Trainer
4 3 (10.71%) Junior Tester
4 3 (10.71%) Junior
4 3 (10.71%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (10.71%) IT Trainer
4 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
5 2 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
5 2 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) Qt
3 4 (14.29%) Web Services
4 3 (10.71%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) WCF
5 2 (7.14%) Silverlight
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (3.57%) SOAP
6 1 (3.57%) DOM
6 1 (3.57%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
3 3 (10.71%) DTV
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (32.14%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Windows
3 1 (3.57%) SUSE
3 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (21.43%) Software Engineering
3 5 (17.86%) Data Management
3 5 (17.86%) Automated Testing
3 5 (17.86%) Numerical Analysis
3 5 (17.86%) Test Automation
3 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 3 (10.71%) Test Management
5 3 (10.71%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Test Planning
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Pair Programming
7 1 (3.57%) Mobile Marketing
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) C++
2 5 (17.86%) C
3 4 (14.29%) Python
3 4 (14.29%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (10.71%) Korn
4 3 (10.71%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.14%) C#
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) ISEB
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 2 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
2 5 (17.86%) GAMP
System Software
1 2 (7.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) T-Plan
3 1 (3.57%) AccuRev
3 1 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.57%) HP
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