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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 89 83 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 20 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 1.45% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.83% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 12 20 15
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,150 £38,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
965 1094 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.86% 79.16% 71.09%
Number of salaries quoted 791 976 731
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 10 £32,500 -1.51% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £35,000 -
North Wales - 1 £31,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 26 (53.06%) Test Scripting
2 24 (48.98%) ISEB
3 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
5 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
6 15 (30.61%) QA
6 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
7 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
8 11 (22.45%) SQL
8 11 (22.45%) .NET
8 11 (22.45%) C#
8 11 (22.45%) Finance
9 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
9 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (18.37%) HTML
10 9 (18.37%) Java
10 9 (18.37%) JIRA
10 9 (18.37%) Performance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Selenium
11 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
11 8 (16.33%) Python
11 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
12 7 (14.29%) Windows
12 7 (14.29%) CSS
12 7 (14.29%) WCF
12 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
12 7 (14.29%) Welsh Language
12 7 (14.29%) Security Testing
12 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
12 7 (14.29%) VirtualBox

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (8.16%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) JBoss
2 1 (2.04%) Apache
2 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.04%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.04%) GlassFish
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.04%) JasperReports
4 1 (2.04%) Informix
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (18.37%) JIRA
2 8 (16.33%) Selenium
3 5 (10.20%) SoapUI
3 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
4 4 (8.16%) Spock
4 4 (8.16%) JUnit
5 2 (4.08%) ClearQuest
5 2 (4.08%) JMeter
5 2 (4.08%) NUnit
5 2 (4.08%) CruiseControl
5 2 (4.08%) NCover
5 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.04%) Zephyr
6 1 (2.04%) Subversion
6 1 (2.04%) Maven
6 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.04%) FitNesse
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Welsh Language
3 4 (8.16%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Test Engineer
2 15 (30.61%) Analyst
3 13 (26.53%) Test Analyst
4 11 (22.45%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (18.37%) Developer
6 8 (16.33%) Tester
7 7 (14.29%) .NET Developer
8 6 (12.24%) Senior Tester
8 6 (12.24%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (10.20%) Senior .NET Developer
9 5 (10.20%) Senior Developer
10 4 (8.16%) QA Analyst
11 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
12 2 (4.08%) Agile Test Analyst
12 2 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
12 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 2 (4.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.45%) .NET
2 9 (18.37%) HTML
3 7 (14.29%) WCF
3 7 (14.29%) Silverlight
3 7 (14.29%) CSS
4 4 (8.16%) Web Services
5 2 (4.08%) XML
5 2 (4.08%) SOAP
6 1 (2.04%) J2EE
6 1 (2.04%) EJB
6 1 (2.04%) DOM
6 1 (2.04%) JMS
6 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (2.04%) Java EE 5
6 1 (2.04%) JPA
6 1 (2.04%) EJB 3.0
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Linux
5 1 (2.04%) SUSE
5 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (53.06%) Test Scripting
2 22 (44.90%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (36.73%) Automated Testing
4 15 (30.61%) Test Strategy
5 9 (18.37%) Performance Testing
6 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 7 (14.29%) Test Automation
8 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
8 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (8.16%) Configuration Management
10 3 (6.12%) Scrum
10 3 (6.12%) Information Security
10 3 (6.12%) Software Engineering
10 3 (6.12%) System Testing
11 2 (4.08%) V-Model
11 2 (4.08%) Waterfall
11 2 (4.08%) Content Management
11 2 (4.08%) Load Testing
11 2 (4.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.49%) JavaScript
2 11 (22.45%) C#
2 11 (22.45%) SQL
3 9 (18.37%) Java
4 8 (16.33%) Python
5 5 (10.20%) Perl
6 4 (8.16%) Korn
6 4 (8.16%) Groovy
6 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.08%) C++
8 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (48.98%) ISEB
2 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
3 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (12.24%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (4.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (30.61%) QA
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (20.41%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) T-Plan
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
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