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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 64 80 74
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 14 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 2.45% 1.24% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.36% 1.63% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 2
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.17%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
803 859 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 72.93% 76.36% 73.01%
Number of salaries quoted 732 769 586
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £49,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 +10 23 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
2 39 (82.98%) Test Scripting
3 28 (59.57%) ISTQB
4 25 (53.19%) JIRA
5 24 (51.06%) ISEB
6 23 (48.94%) Software Testing
7 21 (44.68%) VirtualBox
7 21 (44.68%) T-Plan
8 15 (31.91%) Finance
9 14 (29.79%) Performance Testing
10 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
11 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
13 8 (17.02%) Welsh Language
14 7 (14.89%) System Testing
15 6 (12.77%) QA
16 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
16 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
16 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
16 5 (10.64%) MS Office
17 4 (8.51%) SQL
17 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
17 4 (8.51%) Advertising
17 4 (8.51%) Selenium
17 4 (8.51%) Degree
17 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
18 3 (6.38%) Jenkins
18 3 (6.38%) Validation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 Office
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.26%) HTTP
1 2 (4.26%) SSL
1 2 (4.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Big Data
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (53.19%) 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%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.26%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.26%) JBehave
4 2 (4.26%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.26%) Hudson
4 2 (4.26%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.26%) SoapUI
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%) Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Retail
4 2 (4.26%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (57.45%) Analyst
1 27 (57.45%) Test Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Senior Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Test Engineer
2 14 (29.79%) Senior Test Analyst
2 14 (29.79%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (8.51%) Senior Tester
3 4 (8.51%) Tester
4 3 (6.38%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
5 2 (4.26%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.26%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (4.26%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.13%) Test Strategy Analyst
6 1 (2.13%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (2.13%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) HTML
1 2 (4.26%) SOAP
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
1 2 (4.26%) XML
1 2 (4.26%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
1 2 (4.26%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.13%) Statistics
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
2 39 (82.98%) Test Scripting
3 23 (48.94%) Software Testing
4 14 (29.79%) Performance Testing
5 10 (21.28%) Test Automation
5 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (17.02%) Security Testing
8 7 (14.89%) System Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.51%) Regression Testing
10 3 (6.38%) Validation
10 3 (6.38%) Information Security
11 2 (4.26%) Test Management
11 2 (4.26%) QMS
11 2 (4.26%) BDD
11 2 (4.26%) Scrum
11 2 (4.26%) TDD
11 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
11 2 (4.26%) SOA
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%) Erlang
3 2 (4.26%) Groovy
4 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (59.57%) ISTQB
2 24 (51.06%) ISEB
3 11 (23.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.51%) Degree
5 2 (4.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (44.68%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle
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