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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 58 49 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.44% 2.11% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.67% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 4 8 1
Average salary £33,750 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
492 375 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.97% 78.95% 65.32%
Number of salaries quoted 425 330 241
Average salary £35,000 £40,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.58% +15.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,500 £65,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 16 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 12 (46.15%) Finance
4 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) VirtualBox
5 9 (34.62%) T-Plan
5 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
5 9 (34.62%) JIRA
5 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
6 8 (30.77%) Banking
6 8 (30.77%) Retail
7 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
8 6 (23.08%) QA
8 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 5 (19.23%) ISEB
9 5 (19.23%) Project Management
10 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Welsh Language
11 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
11 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
11 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
11 3 (11.54%) Cognos
11 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
12 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
12 2 (7.69%) Perl
12 2 (7.69%) PHP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 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 (7.69%) MS Office
1 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
2 2 (7.69%) Big Data
2 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.69%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 9 (34.62%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Selenium
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 8 (30.77%) Banking
2 8 (30.77%) Retail
3 3 (11.54%) Welsh Language
3 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Test Engineer
2 9 (34.62%) Senior Test Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
5 4 (15.38%) Senior Tester
5 4 (15.38%) Tester
6 3 (11.54%) Business Analyst
7 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Senior Software Tester
8 1 (3.85%) QA Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 1 (3.85%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.85%) Developer
8 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) Test Scripting
2 14 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Performance Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Mentoring
5 7 (26.92%) Software Testing
5 7 (26.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 5 (19.23%) Project Management
7 5 (19.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (15.38%) Security Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Data Analysis
9 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (7.69%) CRM
10 2 (7.69%) Information Security
10 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Ruby
2 2 (7.69%) Erlang
2 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 2 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 5 (19.23%) ISEB
3 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (23.08%) QA
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) T-Plan
2 3 (11.54%) Cognos
3 2 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Business Objects
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago