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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 75 68 76
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 27 38 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.02% 2.93% 1.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.50% 3.60% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 27 36 23
Average salary £40,000 £31,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+26.98% -5.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,900 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average 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
1081 1056 921
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 80.79% 81.54% 73.50%
Number of salaries quoted 895 903 816
Average salary £39,500 £35,783 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +8 27 £40,000 +33.33% 4
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (57.45%) QA
3 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
4 18 (38.30%) Degree
4 18 (38.30%) Linux
5 16 (34.04%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (27.66%) ISEB
6 13 (27.66%) SQL
6 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
7 11 (23.40%) IGMP
7 11 (23.40%) RTSP
7 11 (23.40%) Korn
7 11 (23.40%) Selenium
7 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
7 11 (23.40%) Multicast
7 11 (23.40%) Perl
7 11 (23.40%) Client/Server
7 11 (23.40%) SNMP
7 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
7 11 (23.40%) DTV
7 11 (23.40%) Scrum
7 11 (23.40%) Unicast
8 10 (21.28%) Finance
9 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
9 9 (19.15%) XML
9 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (17.02%) JIRA
10 8 (17.02%) Windows
10 8 (17.02%) C++
11 7 (14.89%) Web Design

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 1 (2.13%) IIS
1 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (8.51%) MS Office
2 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) IGMP
1 11 (23.40%) RTSP
1 11 (23.40%) Multicast
1 11 (23.40%) SNMP
1 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
1 11 (23.40%) Unicast
2 4 (8.51%) HTTP
3 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.26%) MySQL
3 1 (2.13%) Informix
3 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Selenium
1 11 (23.40%) Cucumber
2 8 (17.02%) JIRA
3 7 (14.89%) Behat
4 5 (10.64%) MSI
4 5 (10.64%) WiX
5 2 (4.26%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) Ranorex
6 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (2.13%) Bugzilla
6 1 (2.13%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.13%) AccuRev
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Analyst
2 13 (27.66%) QA Analyst
3 11 (23.40%) Team Leader
3 11 (23.40%) Test Team Leader
4 9 (19.15%) Tester
5 8 (17.02%) Senior QA Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Quality Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (14.89%) QA Tester
6 7 (14.89%) Automated Tester
7 6 (12.77%) Senior Tester
7 6 (12.77%) Senior QA Tester
8 5 (10.64%) Test Analyst
8 5 (10.64%) Software Architect
8 5 (10.64%) Architect
8 5 (10.64%) Senior Software Architect
8 5 (10.64%) Senior Architect
9 4 (8.51%) Developer
10 3 (6.38%) Trainer
10 3 (6.38%) IT Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) XML
2 7 (14.89%) RESTful
3 6 (12.77%) .NET
4 5 (10.64%) Web Services
4 5 (10.64%) Qt
5 4 (8.51%) REST
5 4 (8.51%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) HTML
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.13%) CSS
6 1 (2.13%) STL
6 1 (2.13%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.13%) Bottle
6 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 1 (2.13%) WCF
6 1 (2.13%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 16 (34.04%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Client/Server
2 11 (23.40%) DTV
3 6 (12.77%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (38.30%) Linux
2 8 (17.02%) Windows
3 1 (2.13%) UNIX
3 1 (2.13%) Mac OS X
3 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (76.60%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Test Automation
3 13 (27.66%) Automated Testing
4 11 (23.40%) Scrum
5 9 (19.15%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (14.89%) Web Design
6 7 (14.89%) Software Engineering
6 7 (14.89%) Test Scripting
6 7 (14.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (12.77%) Automation Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Data Management
8 5 (10.64%) Numerical Analysis
8 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (10.64%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Test Management
9 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
10 3 (6.38%) Test Planning
10 3 (6.38%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 11 (23.40%) Korn
2 11 (23.40%) Perl
3 8 (17.02%) C++
4 7 (14.89%) PHP
5 6 (12.77%) C
5 6 (12.77%) C#
6 3 (6.38%) Java
7 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
8 1 (2.13%) VBScript
8 1 (2.13%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (38.30%) Degree
2 13 (27.66%) ISEB
3 7 (14.89%) HND
4 3 (6.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (57.45%) QA
2 5 (10.64%) GAMP
Vendors
1 9 (19.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) Telerik
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