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

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 54 64 47
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.66% 0.52% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.18% 0.65% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 2
Average salary £30,125 £23,000 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.97% -41.22%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
459 465 261
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 76.12% 80.73% 64.60%
Number of salaries quoted 392 401 233
Average salary £35,250 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.00% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 October 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 27 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 26 (86.67%) Automated Testing
3 17 (56.67%) JIRA
3 17 (56.67%) VirtualBox
3 17 (56.67%) T-Plan
3 17 (56.67%) Mentoring
4 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
5 12 (40.00%) Software Testing
6 11 (36.67%) Performance Testing
7 10 (33.33%) ISEB
8 7 (23.33%) Finance
9 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
10 5 (16.67%) Welsh Language
11 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
11 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (10.00%) Information Security
12 3 (10.00%) QA
13 2 (6.67%) Erlang
13 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (6.67%) System Testing
13 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (6.67%) Big Data
13 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
13 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
13 2 (6.67%) Perl
13 2 (6.67%) PHP
13 2 (6.67%) SQL
13 2 (6.67%) MS Office

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (6.67%) MS Office
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) Big Data
1 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (56.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Selenium
2 1 (3.33%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (23.33%) Finance
2 5 (16.67%) Welsh Language
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Retail
4 1 (3.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (56.67%) Analyst
1 17 (56.67%) Test Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (36.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 11 (36.67%) Test Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Tester
4 4 (13.33%) Tester
5 2 (6.67%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.33%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Developer
6 1 (3.33%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (90.00%) Test Scripting
2 26 (86.67%) Automated Testing
3 17 (56.67%) Mentoring
4 12 (40.00%) Software Testing
5 11 (36.67%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 4 (13.33%) Security Testing
7 4 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (10.00%) Information Security
9 2 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (6.67%) System Testing
10 1 (3.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) Perl
1 2 (6.67%) PHP
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
1 2 (6.67%) Ruby
1 2 (6.67%) Erlang
2 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (46.67%) ISTQB
2 10 (33.33%) ISEB
3 4 (13.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) T-Plan
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft