The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 19 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 2.13% 7.06% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.67% 10.00% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Average salary £26,000 £28,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.56% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -
Software Testing
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
75 60 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 79.79% 70.59% 43.18%
Number of salaries quoted 55 56 12
Average salary £45,000 £27,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.63% +22.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £25,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £37,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in West Wales

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in West Wales

Software Testing
Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 19 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
Swansea +3 2 £26,000 -9.56% 1
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
4 4 (40.00%) ISEB
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Velocity
6 2 (20.00%) Selenium
6 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 2 (20.00%) Validation
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) .NET
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) HND
6 2 (20.00%) Windows
6 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (20.00%) V-Model

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the West 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 2 (20.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) NUnit
1 2 (20.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium
1 2 (20.00%) NCover
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) ScrumMaster
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 2 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Velocity
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Scrum
3 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 5 (50.00%) TDD
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (20.00%) V-Model
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (20.00%) Content Management
4 2 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) C#
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) ISEB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (20.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft