The table below looks at the statistics for System 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 System Testing over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 70 87 90
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 26 16 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.03% 1.19% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 1.53% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 3
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,800 £23,200
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £33,000 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
System 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
961 1049 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.08% 77.70% 71.03%
Number of salaries quoted 806 939 676
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £48,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

System Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Wales

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Wales

System 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 System Testing within the Wales region over the 3 months to 23 September 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 +8 16 £27,500 -15.38% 2
Mid Wales - 10 - - 1
System Testing
UK

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing System 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 System Testing.

1 17 (35.42%) UML
2 16 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 15 (31.25%) Degree
3 15 (31.25%) Computer Science
3 15 (31.25%) C
3 15 (31.25%) C++
3 15 (31.25%) Finance
4 14 (29.17%) Aerospace
4 14 (29.17%) Unit Testing
4 14 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 14 (29.17%) IEC 61508
4 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (27.08%) ISEB
6 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
7 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
8 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
8 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
9 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) Requirements Management
10 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) QA
10 3 (6.25%) Use Case
10 3 (6.25%) RequisitePro
10 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (6.25%) Scrum
10 3 (6.25%) MS Visio

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Wales region citing System 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 System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.08%) Star Schema
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) RequisitePro
1 3 (6.25%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 3 (6.25%) Axure RP
1 3 (6.25%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.17%) Rational Functional Tester
3 1 (2.08%) ClearQuest
General
1 15 (31.25%) Finance
2 14 (29.17%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 30 (62.50%) Analyst
2 22 (45.83%) Test Analyst
3 15 (31.25%) Software Engineer
4 14 (29.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 14 (29.17%) Senior Software Engineer
4 14 (29.17%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (16.67%) Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (2.08%) Test Team Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Graduate
7 1 (2.08%) Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Graduate Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 14 (29.17%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) User Experience
4 2 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.08%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.08%) iSeries
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (35.42%) UML
2 16 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 14 (29.17%) Unit Testing
3 14 (29.17%) Integration Testing
4 9 (18.75%) User Acceptance Testing
4 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 6 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 5 (10.42%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.42%) Software Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) Requirements Management
8 3 (6.25%) Business Analysis
8 3 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
8 3 (6.25%) OO
8 3 (6.25%) RUP
8 3 (6.25%) DSDM
8 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (6.25%) Scrum
8 3 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.25%) C
1 15 (31.25%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 15 (31.25%) Degree
2 13 (27.08%) ISEB
3 6 (12.50%) ISTQB
4 5 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (29.17%) IEC 61508
2 3 (6.25%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle
1 2 (4.17%) IBM
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.08%) Informatica
2 1 (2.08%) Teradata
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Powys
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Newport, Gwent
Office for National Statistics
Posted: 14 days ago