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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 58 66 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 3 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.57% 0.45% 2.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 0.53% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 16
Median salary £40,250 £40,000 £30,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.62% +30.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,150 £40,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £44,000 £40,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,200
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
529 570 559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 83.31% 85.33% 84.19%
Number of salaries quoted 456 466 462
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £28,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 May 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, 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 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 14 (82.35%) SQL
2 14 (82.35%) SOAP
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) SoapUI
3 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
3 12 (70.59%) Waterfall
3 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
3 12 (70.59%) ISEB
4 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 10 (58.82%) Migration
4 10 (58.82%) Functional Testing
4 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
4 10 (58.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (58.82%) Software Delivery
5 4 (23.53%) Games
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) SDLC
7 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Advertising
7 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
7 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
7 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 1 (5.88%) XML
8 1 (5.88%) SLA
8 1 (5.88%) SAP
8 1 (5.88%) Service Management
8 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery

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 14 (82.35%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
2 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 15 (88.24%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Games
3 2 (11.76%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) Analyst
1 11 (64.71%) Test Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (82.35%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (58.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
2 12 (70.59%) Waterfall
3 10 (58.82%) Functional Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Migration
3 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
3 10 (58.82%) Software Delivery
3 10 (58.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
6 1 (5.88%) Integration Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (70.59%) ISEB
1 12 (70.59%) ISTQB
2 10 (58.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP