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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 61 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.30% 1.58% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.20% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 2
Average salary £35,000 £34,250 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.18% +20.17%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
568 273 385
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.20% 72.03% 75.20%
Number of salaries quoted 492 235 320
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (46.15%) Banking
3 6 (46.15%) Retail
4 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (38.46%) Project Management
4 5 (38.46%) SQL
4 5 (38.46%) QA
5 4 (30.77%) Cognos
5 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
6 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
6 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
6 3 (23.08%) CRM
6 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
6 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (15.38%) ISEB
7 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
7 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (7.69%) Scrum
8 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 1 (7.69%) Ruby
8 1 (7.69%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (23.08%) Data Mining
3 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (15.38%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (7.69%) Big Data
4 1 (7.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) WebDriver
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 11 (84.62%) Finance
2 6 (46.15%) Banking
2 6 (46.15%) Retail
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Test Leader
3 4 (30.77%) Business Analyst
4 3 (23.08%) Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (38.46%) Project Management
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (30.77%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Testing
4 3 (23.08%) Test Scripting
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.69%) Scrum
5 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
2 1 (7.69%) Erlang
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C++
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (38.46%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cognos
2 2 (15.38%) Business Objects
3 1 (7.69%) T-Plan