The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK / Wales
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 76 84
Rank change year-on-year -12 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 23 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.73% 1.71% 1.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 2.08% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 7 19 18
Median salary £30,500 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.17% -21.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,300 £43,000 £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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 960 1105 1183
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 87.91% 82.34% 84.92%
Number of salaries quoted 786 937 984
Median salary £40,210 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.52% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Wales over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
South Wales -6 7 £30,500 -2.40% 2
West Wales -3 1 £27,500 -12.69%
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) ISEB
3 9 (45.00%) SDLC
4 8 (40.00%) Finance
4 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
5 7 (35.00%) SQL
5 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
5 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
6 5 (25.00%) IBM
6 5 (25.00%) Advertising
6 5 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (20.00%) QA
7 4 (20.00%) Validation
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) Oracle
7 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
8 3 (15.00%) iSeries
8 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
8 3 (15.00%) System Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
8 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) RAD
8 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (15.00%) Use Case

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 2 (10.00%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (10.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (5.00%) Bugzilla
3 1 (5.00%) JIRA
3 1 (5.00%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.00%) Toad
3 1 (5.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.00%) YouTrack
General
1 8 (40.00%) Finance
2 5 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Leader
4 3 (15.00%) Applications Support
4 3 (15.00%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Software Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.00%) Tester
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Junior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Tester
6 1 (5.00%) Trainee
6 1 (5.00%) Trainee Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) iSeries
2 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (45.00%) SDLC
3 7 (35.00%) Functional Testing
3 7 (35.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 3 (15.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (15.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (15.00%) ITIL
5 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (15.00%) RAD
5 3 (15.00%) System Testing
5 3 (15.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (15.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (15.00%) Use Case
5 3 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) C#
2 1 (5.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 3 (15.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
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