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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 90 64 66
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 34 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.97% 2.48% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 2.94% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 11 31 37
Median salary £32,000 £36,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,800
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £42,000 £38,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
1115 1155 1047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 83.33% 84.31% 79.62%
Number of salaries quoted 949 933 906
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -11 12 £32,000 -11.11%
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (44.12%) Selenium
4 13 (38.24%) Scrum
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
5 12 (35.29%) ISEB
5 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
5 12 (35.29%) QA
6 10 (29.41%) Finance
7 9 (26.47%) C#
7 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
8 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
9 7 (20.59%) BDD
10 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
10 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (17.65%) C
10 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
11 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
11 5 (14.71%) SDLC
12 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
12 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
12 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
12 4 (11.76%) Test Management
12 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.76%) CMS
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (11.76%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS Excel
1 4 (11.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.82%) LAN
1 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
1 3 (8.82%) tcpdump
1 3 (8.82%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 15 (44.12%) Selenium
2 6 (17.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 4 (11.76%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (8.82%) ClearQuest
4 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 3 (8.82%) JMeter
4 3 (8.82%) SoapUI
4 3 (8.82%) Subversion
4 3 (8.82%) TestLink
4 3 (8.82%) The Grinder
4 3 (8.82%) VersionOne
5 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
6 1 (2.94%) JIRA
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Electronics
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.88%) Marketing
2 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) Analyst
2 18 (52.94%) Test Analyst
3 9 (26.47%) Tester
4 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
5 5 (14.71%) QA Analyst
5 5 (14.71%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Test Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Test Leader
6 4 (11.76%) Web Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Web Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Tester
8 2 (5.88%) Lead Tester
8 2 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (5.88%) Team Leader
8 2 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Manual Tester
9 1 (2.94%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
9 1 (2.94%) ScrumMaster Project Manager
9 1 (2.94%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) REST
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
2 2 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Client/Server
2 3 (8.82%) Management Information System
2 3 (8.82%) Statistics
2 3 (8.82%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) iSeries
3 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.76%) Windows
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
1 4 (11.76%) Windows 8
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (8.82%) CentOS
2 3 (8.82%) Debian
2 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Ubuntu
3 1 (2.94%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (85.29%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (38.24%) Scrum
3 12 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 9 (26.47%) Test Automation
5 7 (20.59%) BDD
6 6 (17.65%) Test Planning
7 5 (14.71%) Automation Testing
7 5 (14.71%) SDLC
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (11.76%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Functional Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (11.76%) OOP
8 4 (11.76%) TDD
8 4 (11.76%) Test Management
8 4 (11.76%) Test Scripting
8 4 (11.76%) Web Testing
9 3 (8.82%) API Testing
9 3 (8.82%) Data Analysis
9 3 (8.82%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) SQL
2 9 (26.47%) C#
3 6 (17.65%) C
4 4 (11.76%) Python
5 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.82%) Groovy
5 3 (8.82%) Java
5 3 (8.82%) Perl
6 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (35.29%) ISEB
2 8 (23.53%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.94%) Degree
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (35.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Alterian
2 4 (11.76%) Sitecore
3 3 (8.82%) Perforce
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle