Period
to 17 October 2019

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 6 months to 17 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 62 97 123
Rank change year-on-year +35 +26 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 59 43 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.18% 2.12% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.54% 2.36% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 49 30 10
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +37.61% -13.49%
10th Percentile £31,200 £23,900 £22,325
90th Percentile £58,500 £51,375 £32,900
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,665 1,821 1,825
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.85% 89.84% 93.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,398 1,478 1,576
Wales median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,509 £25,000 £24,125
90th Percentile £64,750 £62,500 £57,500
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 17 October 2019.

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 6 months to 17 October 2019. 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
South Wales +14 50 £45,000 +20.00% 5
West Wales - 7 £36,250 - 1
Mid Wales +21 2 - -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 43 (72.88%) Test Automation
2 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (38.98%) Java
4 22 (37.29%) QA
4 22 (37.29%) Selenium
4 22 (37.29%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (32.20%) Waterfall
6 18 (30.51%) SDLC
7 16 (27.12%) Maven
8 15 (25.42%) ISEB
9 14 (23.73%) Advertising
9 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
9 14 (23.73%) Process Improvement
9 14 (23.73%) Software Delivery
10 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
11 9 (15.25%) Finance
11 9 (15.25%) Scrum
11 9 (15.25%) ITIL
11 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
12 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
12 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
13 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
13 7 (11.86%) Azure
13 7 (11.86%) SQL
13 7 (11.86%) Project Management
13 7 (11.86%) Windows
13 7 (11.86%) User Experience
14 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
14 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.86%) Azure
2 2 (3.39%) BlazeMeter
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) DNS
1 4 (6.78%) SAN
1 4 (6.78%) SMTP
1 4 (6.78%) SNMP
1 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (37.29%) Selenium
2 16 (27.12%) Maven
3 8 (13.56%) Jenkins
4 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.47%) JIRA
6 4 (6.78%) Cucumber
7 3 (5.08%) Bitbucket
7 3 (5.08%) JMeter
7 3 (5.08%) Subversion
7 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (3.39%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.39%) HP UFT
8 2 (3.39%) IntelliJ
8 2 (3.39%) JUnit
8 2 (3.39%) LoadRunner
8 2 (3.39%) NeoLoad
8 2 (3.39%) SonarQube
8 2 (3.39%) TestNG
8 2 (3.39%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.69%) SoapUI
General
1 14 (23.73%) Advertising
2 9 (15.25%) Finance
3 4 (6.78%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Tester
2 11 (18.64%) Test Automation Manager
2 11 (18.64%) Test Manager
3 9 (15.25%) Test Engineer
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Software Tester
4 6 (10.17%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.17%) Test Automation Engineer
5 5 (8.47%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Test Lead
6 4 (6.78%) Automation Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Operations Engineer
6 4 (6.78%) Senior Operations Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Java Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) QA Automation Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) QA Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.47%) Node.js
2 5 (8.47%) Spring
2 5 (8.47%) Spring Boot
3 3 (5.08%) CSS
3 3 (5.08%) HTML
3 3 (5.08%) Web Services
3 3 (5.08%) XML
4 2 (3.39%) ADO
4 2 (3.39%) JAX-RS
4 2 (3.39%) JSON
4 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 1 (1.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (11.86%) User Experience
3 4 (6.78%) BBC
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.69%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (11.86%) Windows
2 4 (6.78%) Linux
2 4 (6.78%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.69%) Android
3 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (72.88%) Test Automation
2 31 (52.54%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Problem-Solving
4 19 (32.20%) Waterfall
5 18 (30.51%) SDLC
6 14 (23.73%) Process Improvement
6 14 (23.73%) Software Delivery
7 10 (16.95%) Test Scripting
8 9 (15.25%) ITIL
8 9 (15.25%) Scrum
9 8 (13.56%) Test Strategy
10 7 (11.86%) Project Management
11 6 (10.17%) Functional Testing
12 5 (8.47%) DevOps
12 5 (8.47%) Non-Functional Testing
12 5 (8.47%) Software Engineering
13 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (6.78%) Information Security
13 4 (6.78%) Manual Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.98%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
4 5 (8.47%) C#
4 5 (8.47%) Python
5 3 (5.08%) VB
6 2 (3.39%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 15 (25.42%) ISEB
2 14 (23.73%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.78%) HND
3 4 (6.78%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (5.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (37.29%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (6.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) KVM
2 4 (6.78%) Samba
2 4 (6.78%) VirtualBox
3 2 (3.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Proxmox
2 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 4 (6.78%) BT
1 4 (6.78%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.39%) VMware
3 1 (1.69%) Citrix
3 1 (1.69%) Fujitsu
3 1 (1.69%) Perforce