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 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 79 84 65
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 24 22 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.80% 1.60% 3.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.20% 1.91% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 20 20 36
Median salary £32,000 £40,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £32,500 £25,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
1093 1153 1021
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 81.93% 83.73% 83.28%
Number of salaries quoted 933 960 866
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +10 23 £32,500 -18.75% 4
West Wales - 1 £31,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) SQL
3 15 (32.61%) Finance
4 14 (30.43%) ISEB
5 13 (28.26%) Scrum
5 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
5 13 (28.26%) Selenium
5 13 (28.26%) Manual Testing
6 12 (26.09%) QA
6 12 (26.09%) C#
7 10 (21.74%) .NET
8 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
8 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
8 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (19.57%) SDLC
9 7 (15.22%) BDD
9 7 (15.22%) Windows
9 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
9 7 (15.22%) SOAP
10 6 (13.04%) MS Office
10 6 (13.04%) XML
10 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
10 6 (13.04%) System Testing
10 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) TDD
10 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
11 5 (10.87%) User Experience

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 (10.87%) IIS
2 4 (8.70%) CMS
2 4 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (8.70%) Umbraco
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.04%) MS Office
3 2 (4.35%) PaintShop Pro
3 2 (4.35%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) LAN
1 3 (6.52%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.52%) tcpdump
1 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) Cucumber
2 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
3 4 (8.70%) ClearQuest
3 4 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 3 (6.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
4 3 (6.52%) JMeter
4 3 (6.52%) Subversion
4 3 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.52%) TestLink
4 3 (6.52%) The Grinder
4 3 (6.52%) VersionOne
5 2 (4.35%) HP UFT
General
1 15 (32.61%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.35%) Marketing
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (65.22%) Analyst
2 28 (60.87%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Tester
4 4 (8.70%) QA Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
4 4 (8.70%) Web Analyst
4 4 (8.70%) Web Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Developer
5 3 (6.52%) Developer
5 3 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Test Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Test Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Author
6 2 (4.35%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Software Test Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.35%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) SOAP
3 6 (13.04%) XML
4 5 (10.87%) REST
4 5 (10.87%) Web Services
5 4 (8.70%) CSS
5 4 (8.70%) HTML
5 4 (8.70%) WinForms
6 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.52%) Statistics
4 1 (2.17%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.22%) Windows
2 3 (6.52%) CentOS
2 3 (6.52%) Debian
2 3 (6.52%) Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
2 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.17%) Android
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.26%) Manual Testing
2 13 (28.26%) Scrum
3 9 (19.57%) SDLC
3 9 (19.57%) Test Automation
3 9 (19.57%) Test Scripting
4 7 (15.22%) BDD
5 6 (13.04%) Regression Testing
5 6 (13.04%) System Testing
5 6 (13.04%) TDD
5 6 (13.04%) Test Planning
5 6 (13.04%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (10.87%) Test Management
7 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
7 4 (8.70%) OOP
7 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 4 (8.70%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (50.00%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) C#
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) C
5 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
5 3 (6.52%) Groovy
5 3 (6.52%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) Perl
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (30.43%) ISEB
2 13 (28.26%) ISTQB
3 6 (13.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (10.87%) Degree
5 3 (6.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (26.09%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.70%) Alterian
2 4 (8.70%) Sitecore
3 3 (6.52%) Perforce
3 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.35%) Adobe
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
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