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 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 92 77 79
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.41% 1.80% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 2.18% 1.41%
Number of salaries quoted 5 20 11
Average salary £27,500 £30,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.56% -31.66%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
983 917 780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.51% 82.54% 74.36%
Number of salaries quoted 843 790 698
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram 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 28 May 2015. 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
Newport -8 3 £27,500 -14.06%
Cardiff -13 2 £40,000 +30.08%
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 11 (61.11%) QA
2 10 (55.56%) Finance
3 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
5 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 5 (27.78%) Retail
5 5 (27.78%) Perl
5 5 (27.78%) SQL
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
5 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 5 (27.78%) SDLC
6 4 (22.22%) Test Management
6 4 (22.22%) DTV
6 4 (22.22%) Multicast
6 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (22.22%) Unicast
6 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Korn
6 4 (22.22%) IGMP
6 4 (22.22%) RTSP
6 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
6 4 (22.22%) CRM
6 4 (22.22%) Cognos
6 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
6 4 (22.22%) SNMP
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Multicast
1 4 (22.22%) Unicast
1 4 (22.22%) IGMP
1 4 (22.22%) RTSP
1 4 (22.22%) SNMP
1 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (5.56%) Big Data
4 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
General
1 10 (55.56%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Business Analyst
3 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (22.22%) Team Leader
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) Project Analyst
6 1 (5.56%) AWS Developer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) DTV
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 5 (27.78%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Data Analysis
4 4 (22.22%) CRM
4 4 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (11.11%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.56%) Scrum
6 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) Perl
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 4 (22.22%) Korn
3 1 (5.56%) PHP
3 1 (5.56%) C++
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Erlang
3 1 (5.56%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) Cognos
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Business Objects