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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 78 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -13
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 27 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.71% 1.89% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 2.25% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 19 27 39
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,450 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,900 £60,000
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
1065 1201 1098
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 82.75% 83.99% 80.97%
Number of salaries quoted 910 980 932
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,783
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.79%
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
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 25 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 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 -2 21 £35,000 -2.77%
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (48.72%) SQL
3 14 (35.90%) Scrum
4 13 (33.33%) Selenium
5 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 12 (30.77%) ISEB
6 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
7 10 (25.64%) C#
7 10 (25.64%) QA
8 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
8 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
9 8 (20.51%) .NET
10 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.95%) Windows
10 7 (17.95%) BDD
10 7 (17.95%) SDLC
11 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
11 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 6 (15.38%) C
12 5 (12.82%) TDD
12 5 (12.82%) IIS
12 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Test Management
13 4 (10.26%) System Testing
13 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
13 4 (10.26%) Sitecore CMS

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 5 (12.82%) IIS
2 4 (10.26%) CMS
2 4 (10.26%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (10.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) LAN
1 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 3 (7.69%) tcpdump
1 3 (7.69%) Wireshark
2 1 (2.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (33.33%) Selenium
2 4 (10.26%) Cucumber
2 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
3 3 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (7.69%) ClearQuest
3 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.69%) JMeter
3 3 (7.69%) SoapUI
3 3 (7.69%) Subversion
3 3 (7.69%) TestLink
3 3 (7.69%) The Grinder
3 3 (7.69%) VersionOne
4 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.56%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.13%) Marketing
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
1 23 (58.97%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Tester
3 6 (15.38%) Software Tester
4 5 (12.82%) QA Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) QA Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Test Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Web Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Lead Tester
7 2 (5.13%) Team Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Test Team Leader
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Agile Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Automation Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Manual Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (2.56%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (20.51%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 3 (7.69%) WinForms
4 1 (2.56%) CSS
4 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Statistics
2 3 (7.69%) User Experience
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.95%) Windows
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
2 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) CentOS
3 3 (7.69%) Debian
3 3 (7.69%) Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.69%) Ubuntu
4 1 (2.56%) Android
4 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (35.90%) Scrum
3 12 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.95%) BDD
5 7 (17.95%) SDLC
6 6 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 5 (12.82%) TDD
7 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (10.26%) Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (10.26%) OOP
8 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
8 4 (10.26%) System Testing
8 4 (10.26%) Test Management
8 4 (10.26%) Web Testing
9 3 (7.69%) API Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Cross-Browser Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 10 (25.64%) C#
3 6 (15.38%) C
4 4 (10.26%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.69%) Groovy
5 3 (7.69%) Java
5 3 (7.69%) Perl
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 12 (30.77%) ISEB
2 11 (28.21%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (25.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Alterian
2 4 (10.26%) Sitecore
3 3 (7.69%) Perforce
3 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.13%) SAP
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle