The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 58 45 52
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.39% 2.02% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.71% 2.64% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 1
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
525 303 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 80.89% 76.52% 72.42%
Number of salaries quoted 468 271 272
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +19.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,242 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
3 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (38.89%) Banking
3 7 (38.89%) Retail
4 6 (33.33%) QA
4 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
5 5 (27.78%) JIRA
5 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) VirtualBox
5 5 (27.78%) T-Plan
5 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Project Management
6 4 (22.22%) Cognos
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
7 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
8 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
8 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (11.11%) Security Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 7 (38.89%) Retail
3 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Business Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 7 (38.89%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Project Management
4 5 (27.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (27.78%) Performance Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (16.67%) CRM
7 2 (11.11%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Security Testing
8 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.56%) Information Security
8 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) Ruby
2 1 (5.56%) Erlang
2 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.56%) C++
2 1 (5.56%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) ISEB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) T-Plan
2 4 (22.22%) Cognos
3 2 (11.11%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft