The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 67 57 82
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +25
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 33 34 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.51% 2.70% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.28% 3.71% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 32 33 10
Average salary £30,750 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,050 £25,200 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £48,850 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1007 917 727
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 76.46% 72.84% 72.41%
Number of salaries quoted 869 805 660
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £52,150
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
UK

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 27 £30,000 -7.69% 4
West Wales +10 6 £50,000 +92.30% 1
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) ISEB
2 29 (43.28%) Test Scripting
3 25 (37.31%) QA
4 21 (31.34%) Finance
4 21 (31.34%) .NET
4 21 (31.34%) ISTQB
5 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
6 18 (26.87%) Test Strategy
7 16 (23.88%) Automated Testing
7 16 (23.88%) C#
7 16 (23.88%) HTML
7 16 (23.88%) CSS
8 13 (19.40%) Scrum
8 13 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (17.91%) SQL
10 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
10 11 (16.42%) WCF
10 11 (16.42%) Silverlight
11 10 (14.93%) Degree
12 9 (13.43%) Selenium
12 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (13.43%) Java
12 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.94%) C++
13 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
14 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
14 7 (10.45%) System Testing
14 7 (10.45%) SQL Server

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 (7.46%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (13.43%) Selenium
2 5 (7.46%) JIRA
2 5 (7.46%) JUnit
3 4 (5.97%) SoapUI
3 4 (5.97%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.48%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (2.99%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.49%) NUnit
6 1 (1.49%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.49%) NCover
General
1 21 (31.34%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.97%) Advertising
2 4 (5.97%) Welsh Language
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (35.82%) Analyst
2 23 (34.33%) Test Analyst
3 11 (16.42%) .NET Developer
3 11 (16.42%) Developer
4 9 (13.43%) Software Engineer
4 9 (13.43%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.45%) C# Developer
5 7 (10.45%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.96%) Tester
7 5 (7.46%) Senior Test Engineer
7 5 (7.46%) ScrumMaster
8 4 (5.97%) Senior .NET Developer
8 4 (5.97%) QA Analyst
8 4 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.97%) Senior Developer
9 3 (4.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 3 (4.48%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.48%) QA Test Analyst
9 3 (4.48%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (31.34%) .NET
2 16 (23.88%) CSS
2 16 (23.88%) HTML
3 11 (16.42%) WCF
3 11 (16.42%) Silverlight
4 5 (7.46%) HTML5
4 5 (7.46%) CSS3
5 3 (4.48%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.46%) Mathematics
1 5 (7.46%) Physics
1 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.97%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.45%) Windows
1 7 (10.45%) Windows XP
1 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2008
1 7 (10.45%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (8.96%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.99%) Android
4 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (43.28%) Test Scripting
3 18 (26.87%) Test Strategy
4 16 (23.88%) Automated Testing
5 13 (19.40%) Scrum
6 11 (16.42%) Software Engineering
7 9 (13.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (11.94%) Test Automation
9 7 (10.45%) System Testing
10 6 (8.96%) Integration Testing
11 5 (7.46%) Validation
11 5 (7.46%) BDD
11 5 (7.46%) TDD
11 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (7.46%) Business Development
11 5 (7.46%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (7.46%) Release Management
11 5 (7.46%) OO
11 5 (7.46%) OOD
12 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
2 16 (23.88%) C#
3 12 (17.91%) SQL
4 9 (13.43%) Java
5 8 (11.94%) C++
6 4 (5.97%) Python
6 4 (5.97%) Perl
6 4 (5.97%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.97%) Korn
6 4 (5.97%) Groovy
6 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
7 3 (4.48%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.48%) Embedded C++
7 3 (4.48%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (43.28%) ISEB
2 21 (31.34%) ISTQB
3 13 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (14.93%) Degree
5 3 (4.48%) HND
6 1 (1.49%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) QA
2 4 (5.97%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.99%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (4.48%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle
3 3 (4.48%) T-Plan
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Acorn
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £30000 to £34000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £29,000
Posted: 13 days ago