Period
to 5 June 2020

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 5 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 72 80 99
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19 +29
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 38 31
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 2.73% 2.24% 1.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 2.44% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 30 24
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.68% -3.40% +20.49%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £47,500 £54,625 £54,250
UK median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +8.39%

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 1,280 1,557 1,709
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.64% 91.80% 94.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1,099 1,321 1,402
Median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £58,750 £57,500
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +5.26%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Software Testing in Wales.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Wales

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Wales

Salary distribution for jobs citing Software Testing in Wales over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

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 5 June 2020. 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 +8 35 £40,000 +8.84%
Mid Wales - 2 - -
West Wales -1 1 - -
North Wales - 1 £37,500 - 1
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 31 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 26 (66.67%) ISTQB
3 23 (58.97%) Selenium
3 23 (58.97%) Finance
4 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (43.59%) ISEB
7 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
9 11 (28.21%) WebDriver
9 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
9 11 (28.21%) SDLC
9 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (25.64%) JIRA
10 10 (25.64%) Zephyr
10 10 (25.64%) Azure
11 9 (23.08%) QA
11 9 (23.08%) C#
12 8 (20.51%) ITIL
12 8 (20.51%) Test Management
12 8 (20.51%) SpecFlow
12 8 (20.51%) Software Delivery
13 7 (17.95%) Ansible
13 7 (17.95%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (17.95%) User Experience
13 7 (17.95%) GoCD
13 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (17.95%) Puppet
13 7 (17.95%) TeamCity
13 7 (17.95%) SoapUI

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 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (5.13%) Moodle
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Azure
2 2 (5.13%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (5.13%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 23 (58.97%) Selenium
2 12 (30.77%) Cucumber
3 11 (28.21%) Jenkins
3 11 (28.21%) WebDriver
4 10 (25.64%) JIRA
4 10 (25.64%) Zephyr
5 8 (20.51%) SpecFlow
6 7 (17.95%) GoCD
6 7 (17.95%) Octopus Deploy
6 7 (17.95%) SoapUI
6 7 (17.95%) TeamCity
7 6 (15.38%) Postman
8 4 (10.26%) JMeter
9 2 (5.13%) HP UFT
9 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
9 2 (5.13%) NeoLoad
10 1 (2.56%) Katalon Studio
10 1 (2.56%) Toad
General
1 23 (58.97%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Electronics
3 2 (5.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 26 (66.67%) Analyst
1 26 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
3 8 (20.51%) Automation Test Analyst
4 7 (17.95%) Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Software Tester
6 3 (7.69%) QA Tester
6 3 (7.69%) Software Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Software Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Systems Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Manager
7 2 (5.13%) QA Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior QA Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Senior QA Test Analyst
7 2 (5.13%) Software Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) ADO
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.69%) Wiki
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Renewable Energy
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.38%) Android
1 6 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (79.49%) Test Automation
2 19 (48.72%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.21%) SDLC
5 8 (20.51%) ITIL
5 8 (20.51%) Software Delivery
5 8 (20.51%) Test Management
6 7 (17.95%) Manual Testing
6 7 (17.95%) Waterfall
7 6 (15.38%) Scrum
8 5 (12.82%) Mentoring
8 5 (12.82%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (10.26%) BDD
9 4 (10.26%) Kanban
9 4 (10.26%) Regression Testing
9 4 (10.26%) Validation
10 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
10 3 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
10 3 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) C#
2 7 (17.95%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.69%) SQL
4 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.56%) C
5 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 18 (46.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (43.59%) ISEB
4 5 (12.82%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) Ansible
1 7 (17.95%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (17.95%) Puppet
2 3 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) HP
1 3 (7.69%) Perforce
1 3 (7.69%) SAP
2 2 (5.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft