Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 116 78
Rank change year-on-year +23 -38 +20
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 13 24 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.93% 1.10% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.22% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 12 23 67
South Wales median annual salary £34,000 £30,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.48% -12.86% +13.82%
10th Percentile £23,100 £26,350 £25,000
90th Percentile £39,000 £36,550 £43,750
Wales median annual salary £27,500 £30,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year -9.84% -12.86% +11.11%

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1234 1960 2097
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.52% 89.78% 85.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1093 1759 1795
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,000 £22,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,270 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +30 6 £34,000 +4.62%
Newport -7 3 £36,000 +18.03%
Bridgend +9 1 £45,000 +63.64%
Software Testing
Wales

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Selenium
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) JMeter
4 5 (38.46%) Finance
4 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
4 5 (38.46%) Test Management
4 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
4 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
5 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
5 4 (30.77%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 4 (30.77%) C#
5 4 (30.77%) Oracle
6 3 (23.08%) Advertising
6 3 (23.08%) C
6 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 3 (23.08%) Degree
6 3 (23.08%) JIRA
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
6 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
6 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
6 3 (23.08%) Workload Management
6 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (15.38%) CMS
1 2 (15.38%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Big Data
1 2 (15.38%) MySQL
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Selenium
2 5 (38.46%) JMeter
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) SoapUI
3 3 (23.08%) Zephyr
4 2 (15.38%) Cucumber
4 2 (15.38%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (15.38%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Advertising
3 2 (15.38%) Electronics
3 2 (15.38%) Manufacturing
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Romanian Language
3 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (76.92%) Analyst
1 10 (76.92%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) QA Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Junior
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Junior Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) QA Automation Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 5 (38.46%) Defect Management
2 5 (38.46%) Functional Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (30.77%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Regression Testing
4 3 (23.08%) SDLC
4 3 (23.08%) Software Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Software Engineering
4 3 (23.08%) Waterfall
4 3 (23.08%) Workload Management
5 2 (15.38%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (15.38%) Network Management
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Scrum
5 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 4 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (23.08%) C
4 2 (15.38%) Java
5 1 (7.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (15.38%) DV Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) ISEB
3 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (15.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (15.38%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) BMC
3 2 (15.38%) HP
3 2 (15.38%) SAP
3 2 (15.38%) Sitecore