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 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 68 82 47
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 3 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.55% 0.37% 2.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.67% 0.44% 3.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 19
Median salary £32,000 £29,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.47% -1.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £27,900 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £35,150 £31,100 £32,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
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
599 687 531
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 82.05% 83.88% 78.20%
Number of salaries quoted 528 553 467
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,386 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 13 (76.47%) SQL
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
3 11 (64.71%) SoapUI
3 11 (64.71%) SOAP
3 11 (64.71%) Finance
4 10 (58.82%) ISEB
4 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
4 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
4 10 (58.82%) Software Delivery
5 8 (47.06%) Migration
5 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
5 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Games
7 3 (17.65%) QA
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
8 2 (11.76%) SDLC
8 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
8 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
8 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
8 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
9 1 (5.88%) .NET
9 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
9 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
9 1 (5.88%) SAP
9 1 (5.88%) Service Management

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (64.71%) SoapUI
2 2 (11.76%) ClearQuest
2 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
3 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
3 1 (5.88%) JMeter
3 1 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (5.88%) SpecFlow
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (64.71%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Test Leader
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Team Leader
3 3 (17.65%) Test Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Financial Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Manual Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Systems Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (64.71%) SOAP
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Test Scripting
3 10 (58.82%) Software Delivery
3 10 (58.82%) Waterfall
4 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Migration
4 8 (47.06%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Project Management
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
6 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Business Transformation
7 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
7 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
7 1 (5.88%) Service Design
7 1 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (58.82%) ISEB
1 10 (58.82%) ISTQB
2 8 (47.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) SAP