Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
UK > Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 129 80
Rank change year-on-year +11 -49 +43
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 24 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.93% 1.00% 2.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.12% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 17 24 60
Wales median annual salary £34,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.48% -6.15% -
10th Percentile £24,800 £21,200 £23,625
90th Percentile £40,100 £37,025 £43,750
UK median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -

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 1,747 2,135 2,210
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 89.96% 89.07% 83.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1,453 1,830 1,915
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +1.98%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £55,349 £56,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +16 14 £36,000 +18.03% 5
North Wales - 3 £25,000 -
Mid Wales - 1 - - 2
Software Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Selenium
3 6 (33.33%) Test Management
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
5 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
5 4 (22.22%) QA
5 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 4 (22.22%) JIRA
5 4 (22.22%) JMeter
5 4 (22.22%) Finance
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle
5 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
6 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 3 (16.67%) ISEB
6 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
6 3 (16.67%) C
6 3 (16.67%) Advertising
6 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
6 3 (16.67%) 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 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.56%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) Big Data
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Selenium
2 4 (22.22%) Cucumber
2 4 (22.22%) JIRA
2 4 (22.22%) JMeter
3 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (16.67%) SoapUI
3 3 (16.67%) Zephyr
4 1 (5.56%) Appium
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Advertising
3 2 (11.11%) Romanian Language
4 1 (5.56%) Automotive
4 1 (5.56%) Electronics
4 1 (5.56%) French Language
4 1 (5.56%) German Language
4 1 (5.56%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (5.56%) Marketing
4 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Analyst
1 10 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Test Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Automation Test Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Developer
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Firmware Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) MATLAB Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Jest
2 1 (5.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Algorithms
1 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Android
1 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
1 1 (5.56%) CentOS
1 1 (5.56%) Debian
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (5.56%) Ubuntu
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Test Management
3 5 (27.78%) Defect Management
4 4 (22.22%) Functional Testing
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Regression Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Test Scripting
5 3 (16.67%) Waterfall
5 3 (16.67%) Workload Management
6 2 (11.11%) Network Management
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) Project Management
6 2 (11.11%) RUP
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) C
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
4 1 (5.56%) Groovy
4 1 (5.56%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) MATLAB
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (11.11%) Degree
3 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
1 1 (5.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (5.56%) Ansible
2 1 (5.56%) Packer
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) BMC
2 2 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) Perforce
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Sitecore