Period
to 21 July 2017

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

Software Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 113 101
Rank change year-on-year -19 -12 -23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 15 34 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.69% 1.26% 2.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.51% 2.36%
Number of salaries quoted 15 28 49
Wales median annual salary £27,500 £31,675 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.18% -12.02% +14.29%
10th Percentile £21,700 £22,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £49,100 £41,300 £48,250
UK median annual salary £38,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year +1.33% -1.32% +5.56%

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 1931 2256 2371
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 89.40% 83.43% 85.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1638 1910 1950
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £53,750 £56,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 21 July 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 6 months to 21 July 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
South Wales 0 11 £30,500 -4.24% 1
West Wales -21 3 £24,500 -22.22%
North Wales - 1 £29,500 -
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 5 (33.33%) QA
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 4 (26.67%) Degree
4 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
4 4 (26.67%) Advertising
5 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) iSeries
5 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
6 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Time Management

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 1 (6.67%) CMS
1 1 (6.67%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational DOORS
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (6.67%) Bugzilla
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) JMeter
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
2 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (6.67%) YouTrack
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Advertising
3 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (6.67%) Automotive
4 1 (6.67%) Electronics
4 1 (6.67%) French Language
4 1 (6.67%) German Language
4 1 (6.67%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (6.67%) Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Military
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Test Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support
3 3 (20.00%) Applications Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Software Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 3 (20.00%) Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Junior
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Software Tester
4 2 (13.33%) Junior Tester
5 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) QA Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Software Development Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Trainee
5 1 (6.67%) Trainee Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Trainee Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) iSeries
2 2 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (13.33%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 5 (33.33%) Validation
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 3 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (20.00%) Systems Analysis
4 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (13.33%) Functional Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Physics
5 2 (13.33%) Test Strategy
5 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 2 (13.33%) UML
5 2 (13.33%) Use Case
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (6.67%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) ISEB
2 4 (26.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) SAP
3 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
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