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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 85 91 79
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 21 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.59% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.75% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 17 11 14
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +3.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,600 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £43,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
1045 1141 887
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 78.99% 83.28% 83.36%
Number of salaries quoted 905 976 752
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,051 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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 +9 14 £27,500 -15.38% 2
West Wales - 7 £31,500 -
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (49.15%) SQL
3 20 (33.90%) Finance
3 20 (33.90%) SDLC
4 18 (30.51%) Scrum
5 16 (27.12%) Automated Testing
5 16 (27.12%) QA
6 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
7 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
7 14 (23.73%) ISEB
7 14 (23.73%) .NET
7 14 (23.73%) Oracle
8 13 (22.03%) Selenium
8 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
9 12 (20.34%) Degree
9 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
9 12 (20.34%) SOAP
9 12 (20.34%) Windows
10 11 (18.64%) Java
10 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
11 10 (16.95%) C#
11 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
11 10 (16.95%) XML
11 10 (16.95%) V-Model
11 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
12 9 (15.25%) HTML
13 8 (13.56%) Linux

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (5.08%) IIS
1 3 (5.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (11.86%) MS Office
3 3 (5.08%) PaintShop Pro
3 3 (5.08%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) MongoDB
2 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) Xcelsius
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Selenium
2 7 (11.86%) SoapUI
3 6 (10.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.47%) JMeter
5 3 (5.08%) Eclipse
5 3 (5.08%) Hudson
5 3 (5.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.08%) Maven
5 3 (5.08%) NetBeans
6 2 (3.39%) Ant
6 2 (3.39%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Retail
3 3 (5.08%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Advertising
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.69%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 37 (62.71%) Analyst
2 32 (54.24%) Test Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (16.95%) Senior Test Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Software Analyst
4 8 (13.56%) Software Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Developer
5 7 (11.86%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 5 (8.47%) C# Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) C++ Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Java Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) QA Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) .NET Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Author
8 3 (5.08%) Java Developer
8 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Test Analyst
8 3 (5.08%) Software Tester
8 3 (5.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) .NET
2 12 (20.34%) SOAP
3 10 (16.95%) XML
4 9 (15.25%) HTML
5 7 (11.86%) Web Services
6 6 (10.17%) CSS
7 5 (8.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 5 (8.47%) STL
8 4 (6.78%) REST
8 4 (6.78%) WinForms
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.08%) EJB
9 3 (5.08%) EJB 3.0
9 3 (5.08%) Java EE
9 3 (5.08%) JPA
9 3 (5.08%) JSF
9 3 (5.08%) Spring
10 2 (3.39%) Servlets
11 1 (1.69%) XForms
11 1 (1.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.78%) User Experience
3 2 (3.39%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.34%) Windows
2 8 (13.56%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Unix
4 1 (1.69%) Android
4 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (64.41%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (33.90%) SDLC
3 18 (30.51%) Scrum
4 16 (27.12%) Automated Testing
5 15 (25.42%) Test Scripting
6 13 (22.03%) Waterfall
7 12 (20.34%) Performance Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Non-Functional Testing
8 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
8 10 (16.95%) V-Model
9 7 (11.86%) TDD
10 6 (10.17%) MVC
10 6 (10.17%) Regression Testing
10 6 (10.17%) System Testing
10 6 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (6.78%) BDD
11 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (6.78%) OO
11 4 (6.78%) Project Management
11 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) SQL
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 7 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.47%) C++
6 2 (3.39%) VB
7 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (23.73%) ISEB
1 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
2 12 (20.34%) Degree
3 8 (13.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (5.08%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.39%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (23.73%) Oracle
2 11 (18.64%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.08%) Adobe
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