The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 48 54 44
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 20 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.95% 0.91% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.06% 1.23% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 19 5 2
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £28,500 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
493 405 263
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 72.71% 73.77% 73.26%
Number of salaries quoted 441 332 237
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
South Wales

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 30 July 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 32 (86.49%) Automated Testing
2 31 (83.78%) Test Scripting
3 25 (67.57%) ISTQB
4 20 (54.05%) Software Testing
5 18 (48.65%) ISEB
5 18 (48.65%) JIRA
6 14 (37.84%) VirtualBox
6 14 (37.84%) T-Plan
7 13 (35.14%) Finance
8 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 7 (18.92%) System Testing
10 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
11 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
12 4 (10.81%) Advertising
12 4 (10.81%) Welsh Language
12 4 (10.81%) QA
12 4 (10.81%) Selenium
13 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
13 3 (8.11%) Validation
13 3 (8.11%) Degree
13 3 (8.11%) SQL
14 2 (5.41%) Oracle
14 2 (5.41%) Ant
14 2 (5.41%) JUnit
14 2 (5.41%) HTML
14 2 (5.41%) Java
14 2 (5.41%) JavaScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1 (2.70%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) Big Data
1 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (48.65%) JIRA
2 4 (10.81%) Selenium
3 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.41%) Ant
4 2 (5.41%) JUnit
4 2 (5.41%) CruiseControl
4 2 (5.41%) Subversion
4 2 (5.41%) Maven
4 2 (5.41%) Hudson
4 2 (5.41%) Gerrit
4 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
4 2 (5.41%) JBehave
4 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (35.14%) Finance
2 4 (10.81%) Advertising
2 4 (10.81%) Welsh Language
3 2 (5.41%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
4 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (64.86%) Analyst
1 24 (64.86%) Test Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Senior Analyst
2 12 (32.43%) Senior Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Test Engineer
3 9 (24.32%) Senior Test Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Tester
5 4 (10.81%) Senior Tester
6 2 (5.41%) QA Manager
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.41%) Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Test Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.70%) Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) SOAP
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) XML
1 2 (5.41%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (86.49%) Automated Testing
2 31 (83.78%) Test Scripting
3 20 (54.05%) Software Testing
4 10 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (18.92%) System Testing
5 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Performance Testing
6 6 (16.22%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Validation
8 2 (5.41%) SOA
8 2 (5.41%) Code Coverage
8 2 (5.41%) Quality Management
8 2 (5.41%) Regression Testing
8 2 (5.41%) TDD
8 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
8 2 (5.41%) Scrum
8 2 (5.41%) Information Security
8 2 (5.41%) QMS
8 2 (5.41%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.11%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (5.41%) XQuery
2 2 (5.41%) Groovy
2 2 (5.41%) XPath
3 1 (2.70%) Erlang
3 1 (2.70%) Ruby
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
3 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 25 (67.57%) ISTQB
2 18 (48.65%) ISEB
3 8 (21.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 2 (5.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (5.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) T-Plan
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
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