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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Wales / South Wales
Rank 75 87 85
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 12 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.39% 0.97% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.18% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 9 12
Median salary £32,750 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.09% -26.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,350 £23,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £32,600 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 734 1014 987
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 85.25% 81.64% 84.22%
Number of salaries quoted 630 857 860
Median salary £40,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,550 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 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 March 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
Newport +5 4 £30,500 -
Cardiff +5 2 £46,000 +67.27%
Caerphilly - 2 £55,000 -
Bridgend - 1 £25,500 -
Torfaen - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
Wales

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (53.85%) ISEB
3 13 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
5 11 (42.31%) SQL
6 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
7 9 (34.62%) SDLC
7 9 (34.62%) Advertising
8 8 (30.77%) Validation
8 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
8 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
8 8 (30.77%) Selenium
8 8 (30.77%) Business Analysis
8 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
8 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
9 7 (26.92%) iSeries
9 7 (26.92%) Systems Analysis
9 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL
9 7 (26.92%) MS Office
9 7 (26.92%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (19.23%) IBM
10 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
11 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
11 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
11 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
11 4 (15.38%) Oracle
11 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (15.38%) Use Case
12 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related 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 7 (26.92%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 2 (7.69%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (7.69%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (3.85%) Toad
General
1 13 (50.00%) Finance
2 9 (34.62%) Advertising
3 1 (3.85%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (76.92%) Analyst
2 12 (46.15%) Test Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Applications Support
3 7 (26.92%) Applications Support Analyst
3 7 (26.92%) Support Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Software Analyst
4 6 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
5 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Team Leader
7 1 (3.85%) Business IT Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Business Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Tester
7 1 (3.85%) Trainee
7 1 (3.85%) Trainee Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.85%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) iSeries
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (46.15%) Test Scripting
3 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
4 9 (34.62%) SDLC
5 8 (30.77%) Business Analysis
5 8 (30.77%) Data Modelling
5 8 (30.77%) Validation
5 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 7 (26.92%) Incident Management
6 7 (26.92%) ITIL
6 7 (26.92%) Systems Analysis
7 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
8 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (15.38%) Defect Management
8 4 (15.38%) Use Case
9 3 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (11.54%) Non-Functional Testing
9 3 (11.54%) RAD
9 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (42.31%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) C#
2 1 (3.85%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) ISEB
2 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
3 7 (26.92%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (11.54%) Degree
5 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (19.23%) IBM
3 4 (15.38%) Oracle