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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 67 70 85
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 32 28 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.46% 2.12% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 2.84% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 32 27 4
Average salary £30,750 £29,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.36% -0.83%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
952 986 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 73.06% 74.64% 71.27%
Number of salaries quoted 835 878 653
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,860 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 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
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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 +5 29 £31,500 +5.88% 1
West Wales +8 3 £26,000 -8.77%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 36 (50.70%) Test Scripting
2 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (46.48%) ISEB
3 28 (39.44%) ISTQB
4 23 (32.39%) Test Strategy
5 22 (30.99%) QA
6 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
6 21 (29.58%) Finance
7 18 (25.35%) .NET
8 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
9 14 (19.72%) HTML
9 14 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 13 (18.31%) C#
10 13 (18.31%) CSS
10 13 (18.31%) Scrum
11 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 12 (16.90%) SQL
12 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
12 11 (15.49%) JIRA
13 10 (14.08%) Degree
13 10 (14.08%) Performance Testing
13 10 (14.08%) Selenium
13 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
13 10 (14.08%) Java
14 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (11.27%) VirtualBox
15 8 (11.27%) T-Plan
15 8 (11.27%) WCF
15 8 (11.27%) Silverlight
15 8 (11.27%) Security Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (11.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (7.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.41%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 11 (15.49%) JIRA
2 10 (14.08%) Selenium
3 5 (7.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.04%) JUnit
4 4 (5.63%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.23%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.82%) NCover
6 2 (2.82%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.82%) NUnit
6 2 (2.82%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.41%) Subversion
7 1 (1.41%) Maven
7 1 (1.41%) JMeter
7 1 (1.41%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.41%) Cucumber
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 8 (11.27%) Welsh Language
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Aerospace
4 3 (4.23%) Advertising
5 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.82%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (32.39%) Analyst
2 21 (29.58%) Test Analyst
3 17 (23.94%) Test Engineer
4 12 (16.90%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (12.68%) Software Engineer
6 8 (11.27%) Developer
6 8 (11.27%) .NET Developer
6 8 (11.27%) Tester
7 6 (8.45%) Senior Tester
7 6 (8.45%) Automation Engineer
7 6 (8.45%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) ScrumMaster
8 5 (7.04%) Senior .NET Developer
8 5 (7.04%) Senior Developer
9 4 (5.63%) QA Analyst
10 3 (4.23%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Test Leader
10 3 (4.23%) C# Developer
10 3 (4.23%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 2 (2.82%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (25.35%) .NET
2 14 (19.72%) HTML
3 13 (18.31%) CSS
4 8 (11.27%) WCF
4 8 (11.27%) Silverlight
5 5 (7.04%) HTML5
5 5 (7.04%) CSS3
6 3 (4.23%) Velocity
7 1 (1.41%) J2EE
7 1 (1.41%) EJB
7 1 (1.41%) SOAP
7 1 (1.41%) XML
7 1 (1.41%) JMS
7 1 (1.41%) Apache Camel
7 1 (1.41%) Java EE 5
7 1 (1.41%) JPA
7 1 (1.41%) EJB 3.0
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.04%) Mathematics
1 5 (7.04%) Physics
1 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.63%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.27%) Windows
2 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (7.04%) Windows 8
4 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
4 2 (2.82%) Android
5 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (50.70%) Test Scripting
2 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.39%) Test Strategy
4 21 (29.58%) Automated Testing
5 13 (18.31%) Scrum
6 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
7 10 (14.08%) Test Automation
7 10 (14.08%) Performance Testing
8 9 (12.68%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.27%) Security Testing
10 6 (8.45%) Integration Testing
10 6 (8.45%) System Testing
11 5 (7.04%) Validation
11 5 (7.04%) BDD
11 5 (7.04%) TDD
11 5 (7.04%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.04%) Business Development
11 5 (7.04%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (7.04%) Release Management
11 5 (7.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.94%) JavaScript
2 13 (18.31%) C#
3 12 (16.90%) SQL
4 10 (14.08%) Java
5 8 (11.27%) C++
6 4 (5.63%) Python
6 4 (5.63%) Perl
6 4 (5.63%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.63%) Korn
6 4 (5.63%) Groovy
6 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.23%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.23%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.23%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (46.48%) ISEB
2 28 (39.44%) ISTQB
3 14 (19.72%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (14.08%) Degree
5 3 (4.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.23%) HND
6 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.99%) QA
2 4 (5.63%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.82%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.82%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 8 (11.27%) T-Plan
3 5 (7.04%) Oracle
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