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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 88 75 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.67% 1.31% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.59% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4 12 4
Average salary £40,000 £29,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.93% +1.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £24,500 £26,050
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £39,500 £40,050
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
978 753 744
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 81.57% 81.94% 77.42%
Number of salaries quoted 847 630 656
Average salary £37,500 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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
Cardiff -8 4 £40,000 +33.33%
Torfaen - 4 - -
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 11 (64.71%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Project Management
4 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) Retail
4 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
5 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (29.41%) Perl
5 5 (29.41%) SQL
5 5 (29.41%) Linux
6 4 (23.53%) CRM
6 4 (23.53%) Cognos
6 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
6 4 (23.53%) SNMP
6 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
6 4 (23.53%) MS Office
6 4 (23.53%) DTV
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Multicast
6 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (23.53%) IGMP
6 4 (23.53%) RTSP
6 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
6 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Korn

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (23.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) SNMP
1 4 (23.53%) TCP/IP
1 4 (23.53%) IGMP
1 4 (23.53%) RTSP
1 4 (23.53%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (17.65%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (11.76%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (5.88%) Big Data
4 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Banking
2 6 (35.29%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Automotive
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Business Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Test Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Test Team Leader
3 4 (23.53%) Team Leader
4 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) AWS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Client/Server
1 4 (23.53%) DTV
1 4 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Project Management
2 6 (35.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 6 (35.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (29.41%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (23.53%) Data Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 4 (23.53%) CRM
4 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (23.53%) Test Management
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) Perl
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Korn
3 1 (5.88%) Erlang
3 1 (5.88%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) Ruby
3 1 (5.88%) PHP
3 1 (5.88%) C++
3 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (64.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Cognos
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Business Objects