The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 69 74
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 22 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.27% 1.97% 2.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 2.30% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2 20 27
Median salary £31,000 £33,425 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.25% -7.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,800 £27,925 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £42,750 £45,900
UK excluding London median salary £35,750 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.14% -  

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 655 957 1067
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 89.97% 85.52% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 561 837 903
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in South Wales over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in South Wales

Software Testing
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -6 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Software Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 8 (57.14%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) SDLC
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
5 5 (35.71%) IBM
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) Validation
5 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
6 4 (28.57%) Degree
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 4 (28.57%) Advertising
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) RAD
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
7 3 (21.43%) System Testing
7 3 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
7 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
7 3 (21.43%) iSeries
7 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 2 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (14.29%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Advertising
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Military
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
2 4 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Support
3 3 (21.43%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
4 2 (14.29%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) QA Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Software Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Trainee
5 1 (7.14%) Trainee Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) iSeries
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (50.00%) SDLC
3 5 (35.71%) Validation
4 4 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 3 (21.43%) Business Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
5 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 3 (21.43%) RAD
5 3 (21.43%) System Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Test Strategy
6 2 (14.29%) UML
6 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 2 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (7.14%) Physics
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) ISEB
2 5 (35.71%) ISTQB
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) IBM
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) SAP