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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 44 58 43
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.60% 1.00% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.00% 1.33% 1.92%
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 3
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.17%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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
480 451 260
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.07% 75.04% 70.84%
Number of salaries quoted 432 375 231
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,545
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014, 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 34 (85.00%) Automated Testing
2 33 (82.50%) Test Scripting
3 25 (62.50%) ISTQB
4 22 (55.00%) JIRA
5 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
6 18 (45.00%) VirtualBox
6 18 (45.00%) T-Plan
7 17 (42.50%) ISEB
8 11 (27.50%) Finance
9 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
10 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 6 (15.00%) QA
13 5 (12.50%) Welsh Language
13 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 5 (12.50%) System Testing
14 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
14 4 (10.00%) Selenium
14 4 (10.00%) Degree
14 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
14 4 (10.00%) SQL
15 3 (7.50%) Java
15 3 (7.50%) Information Security
15 3 (7.50%) Advertising
15 3 (7.50%) Validation
15 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
16 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
16 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (5.00%) MS Office
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) HTTP
1 2 (5.00%) SSL
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Big Data
1 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) JIRA
2 4 (10.00%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.00%) Ant
4 2 (5.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) CruiseControl
4 2 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (5.00%) Maven
4 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.00%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.00%) JBehave
4 2 (5.00%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.00%) Hudson
4 2 (5.00%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (27.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Welsh Language
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
4 2 (5.00%) Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (60.00%) Analyst
1 24 (60.00%) Test Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (35.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (27.50%) Test Engineer
3 11 (27.50%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Tester
4 4 (10.00%) Tester
5 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.00%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.50%) Test Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.50%) Software Tester
7 1 (2.50%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) HTML
1 2 (5.00%) SOAP
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
1 2 (5.00%) XML
1 2 (5.00%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.00%) UNIX
1 2 (5.00%) Linux
1 2 (5.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (85.00%) Automated Testing
2 33 (82.50%) Test Scripting
3 19 (47.50%) Software Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Performance Testing
4 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 5 (12.50%) System Testing
6 5 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Security Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.50%) Validation
8 3 (7.50%) Information Security
9 2 (5.00%) Quality Management
9 2 (5.00%) Scrum
9 2 (5.00%) SOA
9 2 (5.00%) Code Coverage
9 2 (5.00%) Test Management
9 2 (5.00%) TDD
9 2 (5.00%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) Java
3 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.00%) Perl
3 2 (5.00%) PHP
3 2 (5.00%) XQuery
3 2 (5.00%) Ruby
3 2 (5.00%) XPath
3 2 (5.00%) Erlang
3 2 (5.00%) Groovy
4 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (62.50%) ISTQB
2 17 (42.50%) ISEB
3 7 (17.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.00%) Degree
5 2 (5.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) T-Plan
2 2 (5.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
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