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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 52 59 40
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.70% 0.70% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.66% 0.88% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 16 4 2
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.17%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
465 456 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 73.93% 79.86% 67.40%
Number of salaries quoted 408 388 213
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £49,096 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 34 (91.89%) Automated Testing
2 33 (89.19%) Test Scripting
3 22 (59.46%) JIRA
4 21 (56.76%) Mentoring
4 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
5 19 (51.35%) T-Plan
5 19 (51.35%) VirtualBox
6 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
7 14 (37.84%) ISEB
8 9 (24.32%) Finance
8 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
9 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
11 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (13.51%) Welsh Language
13 4 (10.81%) QA
13 4 (10.81%) Degree
13 4 (10.81%) SQL
13 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
13 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
13 4 (10.81%) System Testing
13 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
14 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
14 3 (8.11%) Java
14 3 (8.11%) Advertising
14 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
14 3 (8.11%) Information Security
14 3 (8.11%) Selenium
15 2 (5.41%) Erlang
15 2 (5.41%) JSON

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (5.41%) MS Office
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) HTTP
1 2 (5.41%) SSL
1 2 (5.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.41%) Big Data
1 2 (5.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 22 (59.46%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium
2 3 (8.11%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Ant
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) CruiseControl
3 2 (5.41%) Subversion
3 2 (5.41%) Maven
3 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.41%) JBehave
3 2 (5.41%) WebDriver
3 2 (5.41%) Hudson
3 2 (5.41%) Gerrit
3 2 (5.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (24.32%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Welsh Language
3 3 (8.11%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Retail
4 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (62.16%) Analyst
1 23 (62.16%) Test Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (40.54%) Senior Test Analyst
3 11 (29.73%) Senior Test Engineer
3 11 (29.73%) Test Engineer
4 4 (10.81%) Tester
4 4 (10.81%) Senior Tester
5 2 (5.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Developer
6 1 (2.70%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (2.70%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
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%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
1 2 (5.41%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) UNIX
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
2 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (91.89%) Automated Testing
2 33 (89.19%) Test Scripting
3 21 (56.76%) Mentoring
4 17 (45.95%) Software Testing
5 9 (24.32%) Performance Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (18.92%) Test Automation
8 4 (10.81%) Security Testing
8 4 (10.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (10.81%) System Testing
9 3 (8.11%) Information Security
9 3 (8.11%) Regression Testing
10 2 (5.41%) SOA
10 2 (5.41%) Code Coverage
10 2 (5.41%) Scrum
10 2 (5.41%) TDD
10 2 (5.41%) Data Analysis
10 2 (5.41%) Test Management
10 2 (5.41%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
3 2 (5.41%) PHP
3 2 (5.41%) XQuery
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) XPath
3 2 (5.41%) Erlang
3 2 (5.41%) Groovy
4 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.70%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (56.76%) ISTQB
2 14 (37.84%) ISEB
3 6 (16.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (10.81%) Degree
5 2 (5.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) QA
2 1 (2.70%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (51.35%) T-Plan
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle
2 2 (5.41%) Microsoft