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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 57 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.74% 0.96% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 1.15% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 4
Median salary £27,000 £30,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.47% -12.85%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
483 609 571
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 89.61% 83.77% 84.09%
Number of salaries quoted 439 510 491
Median salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 February 2017.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) Java
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) JMeter
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) ISEB
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) JMeter
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (28.57%) Test Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (71.43%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 3 (42.86%) Performance Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (14.29%) CRM
5 1 (14.29%) Kanban
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 1 (14.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA