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

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank - 15 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 0 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales - 6.15% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 11.43% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 4 0
Average salary - £26,500 -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
51 35 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Wales 61.45% 53.85% 64.58%
Number of salaries quoted 36 30 19
Average salary £45,000 £26,000 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+73.07% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £27,500 £35,000
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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (80.00%) ISEB
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) HND
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) NUnit
3 2 (40.00%) CruiseControl
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Selenium
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (40.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) NUnit
1 2 (40.00%) CruiseControl
1 2 (40.00%) Selenium
1 2 (40.00%) NCover
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) QA Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) Content Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (40.00%) V-Model
3 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
3 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (40.00%) Validation
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) ISEB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (40.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft