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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 83 74 83
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 23 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.89% 2.12% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 2.61% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 5 21 1
Average salary £32,500 £34,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.47% +6.92%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
863 881 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 76.71% 81.12% 67.20%
Number of salaries quoted 756 790 539
Average salary £36,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,148 £27,500 £27,213
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 24 December 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 -5 10 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (65.63%) Test Scripting
2 17 (53.13%) Automated Testing
3 16 (50.00%) Finance
4 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
5 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
5 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
6 10 (31.25%) ISEB
6 10 (31.25%) JIRA
6 10 (31.25%) VirtualBox
6 10 (31.25%) T-Plan
7 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
7 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
8 8 (25.00%) Banking
8 8 (25.00%) Retail
9 6 (18.75%) QA
9 6 (18.75%) Security Testing
10 5 (15.63%) SQL
10 5 (15.63%) Project Management
10 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (12.50%) Welsh Language
12 3 (9.38%) MS Office
12 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
12 3 (9.38%) Cognos
12 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
12 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
12 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (9.38%) MS Office
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) Data Mining
2 2 (6.25%) Big Data
2 2 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (6.25%) Cognos Report Studio
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 10 (31.25%) JIRA
2 2 (6.25%) Selenium
3 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
3 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.13%) JMeter
General
1 16 (50.00%) Finance
2 8 (25.00%) Banking
2 8 (25.00%) Retail
3 4 (12.50%) Welsh Language
4 3 (9.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Analyst
2 11 (34.38%) Test Analyst
3 10 (31.25%) Test Engineer
3 10 (31.25%) Senior Test Engineer
4 6 (18.75%) Test Leader
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (15.63%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 4 (12.50%) Tester
7 3 (9.38%) Business Analyst
8 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
8 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Tester
9 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Analyst
9 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
9 1 (3.13%) Developer
9 1 (3.13%) Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (65.63%) Test Scripting
2 17 (53.13%) Automated Testing
3 15 (46.88%) Performance Testing
4 11 (34.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (34.38%) Mentoring
5 9 (28.13%) Test Automation
5 9 (28.13%) Software Testing
6 6 (18.75%) Security Testing
7 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 5 (15.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (9.38%) Data Analysis
9 3 (9.38%) Business Intelligence
10 2 (6.25%) CRM
10 2 (6.25%) Information Security
10 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (3.13%) System Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.13%) Automation Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.63%) SQL
2 2 (6.25%) Ruby
2 2 (6.25%) Erlang
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (3.13%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Java
3 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (34.38%) ISTQB
2 10 (31.25%) ISEB
3 3 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 10 (31.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) T-Plan
2 3 (9.38%) Cognos
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Business Objects
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago