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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 60 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.68% 1.78% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.87% 2.18% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 1
Average salary £30,000 £42,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.41% +30.76%
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
460 413 273
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 78.50% 81.78% 65.63%
Number of salaries quoted 393 365 251
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £57,500 £60,000
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 26 November 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 24 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
3 14 (51.85%) JIRA
3 14 (51.85%) VirtualBox
3 14 (51.85%) T-Plan
3 14 (51.85%) Mentoring
4 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
5 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
6 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
7 8 (29.63%) Finance
7 8 (29.63%) ISEB
8 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
10 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (11.11%) Banking
11 3 (11.11%) Retail
11 3 (11.11%) Welsh Language
11 3 (11.11%) QA
11 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 2 (7.41%) Big Data
12 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
12 2 (7.41%) Erlang
12 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (7.41%) System Testing
12 2 (7.41%) Ruby
12 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
12 2 (7.41%) Degree
12 2 (7.41%) Computer Science

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (7.41%) MS Office
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (7.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Big Data
1 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (51.85%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) Selenium
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Welsh Language
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
1 15 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (33.33%) Test Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Senior Tester
4 4 (14.81%) Tester
5 2 (7.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (3.70%) QA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (88.89%) Test Scripting
2 22 (81.48%) Automated Testing
3 14 (51.85%) Mentoring
4 11 (40.74%) Performance Testing
5 10 (37.04%) Software Testing
6 6 (22.22%) Test Automation
7 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) Security Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (7.41%) System Testing
9 2 (7.41%) Information Security
10 1 (3.70%) Project Management
10 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) Perl
1 2 (7.41%) PHP
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
1 2 (7.41%) Ruby
1 2 (7.41%) Erlang
2 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.70%) C++
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 8 (29.63%) ISEB
3 3 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 14 (51.85%) VirtualBox
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) T-Plan
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
Cardiff
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 7 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Health
Posted: 8 days ago