The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 69 82 80
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 9 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.13% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.80% 0.99% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 22 9 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
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 South Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
821 908 679
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 75.88% 78.55% 74.53%
Number of salaries quoted 731 814 605
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £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 South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Wales region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in South Wales

Test Strategy
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +8 18 £30,000 +5.26%
Newport +5 1 £30,500 +3.38%
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 40 (85.11%) Automated Testing
1 40 (85.11%) Test Scripting
2 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
2 26 (55.32%) JIRA
3 24 (51.06%) Mentoring
4 23 (48.94%) ISEB
5 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
5 22 (46.81%) T-Plan
5 22 (46.81%) VirtualBox
6 15 (31.91%) Performance Testing
6 15 (31.91%) Finance
7 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
8 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Welsh Language
11 6 (12.77%) System Testing
12 5 (10.64%) QA
12 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
12 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.64%) MS Office
12 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
13 4 (8.51%) SQL
13 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
13 4 (8.51%) Advertising
13 4 (8.51%) Selenium
13 4 (8.51%) Degree
13 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
14 3 (6.38%) Jenkins

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (10.64%) MS Office
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 26 (55.32%) JIRA
2 4 (8.51%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.26%) Ant
4 2 (4.26%) JUnit
4 2 (4.26%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
4 2 (4.26%) Maven
4 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) Hudson
4 2 (4.26%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.26%) JBehave
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 8 (17.02%) Welsh Language
3 4 (8.51%) Advertising
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
1 27 (57.45%) Test Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (31.91%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (29.79%) Test Engineer
3 14 (29.79%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Tester
4 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.13%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
7 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
1 2 (4.26%) XML
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
1 2 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) UNIX
1 2 (4.26%) Linux
1 2 (4.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (85.11%) Automated Testing
1 40 (85.11%) Test Scripting
2 24 (51.06%) Mentoring
3 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
4 15 (31.91%) Performance Testing
5 11 (23.40%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.40%) Test Automation
6 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
8 6 (12.77%) System Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.38%) Information Security
11 2 (4.26%) SOA
11 2 (4.26%) Quality Management
11 2 (4.26%) PRINCE
11 2 (4.26%) Code Coverage
11 2 (4.26%) Validation
11 2 (4.26%) Scrum
11 2 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) Java
3 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.26%) Perl
3 2 (4.26%) PHP
3 2 (4.26%) XQuery
3 2 (4.26%) Ruby
3 2 (4.26%) XPath
3 2 (4.26%) Groovy
3 2 (4.26%) Erlang
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (55.32%) ISTQB
2 23 (48.94%) ISEB
3 10 (21.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (46.81%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (46.81%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago