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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 61 63 82
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 37 32 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.84% 2.57% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.74% 3.52% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 37 31 9
Average salary £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £25,100 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
988 910 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.71% 73.03% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 860 802 625
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
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 22 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 22 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 +2 32 £30,000 -3.22% 3
West Wales +7 5 £30,000 +15.38%
Software Testing
UK

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 36 (48.65%) Test Scripting
2 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (44.59%) ISEB
4 27 (36.49%) ISTQB
5 26 (35.14%) QA
6 23 (31.08%) Finance
6 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
7 22 (29.73%) .NET
8 21 (28.38%) Automated Testing
9 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
10 17 (22.97%) C#
11 16 (21.62%) HTML
11 16 (21.62%) CSS
12 14 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 13 (17.57%) Scrum
14 12 (16.22%) SQL
15 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
15 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
15 11 (14.86%) Degree
15 11 (14.86%) WCF
15 11 (14.86%) Silverlight
15 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (12.16%) Selenium
16 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
16 9 (12.16%) Java
17 8 (10.81%) C++
17 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
17 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
17 8 (10.81%) Windows
17 8 (10.81%) Windows XP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 6 (8.11%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Office
2 3 (4.05%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Selenium
2 7 (9.46%) JIRA
3 5 (6.76%) JUnit
4 4 (5.41%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.05%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.70%) CruiseControl
6 2 (2.70%) NCover
6 2 (2.70%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.70%) NUnit
General
1 23 (31.08%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Welsh Language
3 4 (5.41%) Aerospace
3 4 (5.41%) Advertising
4 3 (4.05%) Banking
5 2 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.14%) Analyst
2 24 (32.43%) Test Analyst
3 13 (17.57%) Test Engineer
4 11 (14.86%) .NET Developer
4 11 (14.86%) Developer
5 9 (12.16%) Tester
5 9 (12.16%) Software Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) C# .NET Developer
6 6 (8.11%) C# Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Senior Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Senior Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) ScrumMaster
7 5 (6.76%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) QA Test Analyst
8 3 (4.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.05%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (29.73%) .NET
2 16 (21.62%) HTML
2 16 (21.62%) CSS
3 11 (14.86%) WCF
3 11 (14.86%) Silverlight
4 5 (6.76%) CSS3
4 5 (6.76%) HTML5
5 3 (4.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Mathematics
1 5 (6.76%) Physics
1 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2003
1 8 (10.81%) Windows
1 8 (10.81%) Windows XP
1 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (8.11%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (48.65%) Test Scripting
2 35 (47.30%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (31.08%) Test Strategy
4 21 (28.38%) Automated Testing
5 13 (17.57%) Scrum
6 11 (14.86%) Software Engineering
6 11 (14.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
8 8 (10.81%) System Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Performance Testing
10 6 (8.11%) Integration Testing
11 5 (6.76%) TDD
11 5 (6.76%) Configuration Management
11 5 (6.76%) Validation
11 5 (6.76%) OOD
11 5 (6.76%) OO
11 5 (6.76%) BDD
11 5 (6.76%) Risk Analysis
11 5 (6.76%) Release Management
11 5 (6.76%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) JavaScript
2 17 (22.97%) C#
3 12 (16.22%) SQL
4 9 (12.16%) Java
5 8 (10.81%) C++
6 4 (5.41%) Korn
6 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.41%) Groovy
6 4 (5.41%) Python
6 4 (5.41%) Assembly Language
6 4 (5.41%) Perl
7 3 (4.05%) C
7 3 (4.05%) Embedded C
7 3 (4.05%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) ISEB
2 27 (36.49%) ISTQB
3 14 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 11 (14.86%) Degree
5 3 (4.05%) HND
6 1 (1.35%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (35.14%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.76%) T-Plan
3 4 (5.41%) Oracle
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