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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 77 87
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 24 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.84% 1.82% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.34% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 24 24 2
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
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
980 1024 750
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.27% 77.52% 71.09%
Number of salaries quoted 821 914 667
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,525
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 +10 20 £30,000 -3.22% 4
West Wales +3 2 £26,000 -9.56% 1
North Wales - 1 £31,500 -
Mid Wales - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 32 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (45.31%) ISEB
4 26 (40.63%) ISTQB
5 21 (32.81%) Test Strategy
6 20 (31.25%) Automated Testing
7 19 (29.69%) Finance
8 18 (28.13%) QA
9 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
9 15 (23.44%) .NET
10 12 (18.75%) HTML
10 12 (18.75%) Scrum
10 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
11 11 (17.19%) Java
11 11 (17.19%) C#
11 11 (17.19%) SQL
11 11 (17.19%) CSS
12 10 (15.63%) Degree
12 10 (15.63%) JIRA
12 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
13 8 (12.50%) Selenium
13 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
13 8 (12.50%) Welsh Language
13 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 8 (12.50%) VirtualBox
13 8 (12.50%) T-Plan
13 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
14 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (1.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.56%) LDAP
1 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.56%) JasperReports
4 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (15.63%) JIRA
2 8 (12.50%) Selenium
3 5 (7.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 4 (6.25%) JUnit
5 2 (3.13%) ClearQuest
5 2 (3.13%) NUnit
5 2 (3.13%) CruiseControl
5 2 (3.13%) NCover
6 1 (1.56%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.56%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.56%) Subversion
6 1 (1.56%) Maven
6 1 (1.56%) JMeter
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (29.69%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Welsh Language
3 4 (6.25%) Banking
4 3 (4.69%) Advertising
5 2 (3.13%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 20 (31.25%) Analyst
2 18 (28.13%) Test Analyst
3 17 (26.56%) Test Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (14.06%) Developer
6 8 (12.50%) Tester
7 7 (10.94%) .NET Developer
8 6 (9.38%) Senior Tester
8 6 (9.38%) Software Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (9.38%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (7.81%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (7.81%) ScrumMaster
9 5 (7.81%) Senior Developer
10 4 (6.25%) QA Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 2 (3.13%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
11 2 (3.13%) Test Leader
11 2 (3.13%) Agile Test Analyst
11 2 (3.13%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) .NET
2 12 (18.75%) HTML
3 11 (17.19%) CSS
4 7 (10.94%) WCF
4 7 (10.94%) Silverlight
5 4 (6.25%) HTML5
5 4 (6.25%) CSS3
6 3 (4.69%) Velocity
7 2 (3.13%) Web Services
8 1 (1.56%) XML
8 1 (1.56%) JMS
8 1 (1.56%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (1.56%) SOAP
8 1 (1.56%) J2EE
8 1 (1.56%) EJB
8 1 (1.56%) Apache Camel
8 1 (1.56%) Java EE 5
8 1 (1.56%) JPA
8 1 (1.56%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.81%) Computer Science
3 4 (6.25%) Mathematics
3 4 (6.25%) Physics
4 2 (3.13%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.94%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Windows XP
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.56%) Android
5 1 (1.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 31 (48.44%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.81%) Test Strategy
4 20 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 12 (18.75%) Scrum
6 10 (15.63%) Performance Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Security Testing
7 8 (12.50%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 8 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 7 (10.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Integration Testing
9 5 (7.81%) System Testing
9 5 (7.81%) BDD
9 5 (7.81%) Test Planning
9 5 (7.81%) TDD
10 4 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) Business Development
10 4 (6.25%) Risk Analysis
10 4 (6.25%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (17.19%) C#
2 11 (17.19%) Java
2 11 (17.19%) SQL
3 7 (10.94%) Python
4 6 (9.38%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) Perl
5 4 (6.25%) Korn
5 4 (6.25%) Groovy
5 4 (6.25%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.56%) C
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
6 1 (1.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (45.31%) ISEB
2 26 (40.63%) ISTQB
3 12 (18.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (15.63%) Degree
5 3 (4.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.13%) HND
7 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (28.13%) QA
2 1 (1.56%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.56%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (12.50%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.50%) T-Plan
3 5 (7.81%) Oracle
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £42000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago