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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 86 91 70
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 7 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.72% 0.56% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.67% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8 6 24
Median salary £40,500 £31,434 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.84% +4.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,050 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,900 £36,653 £38,550
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +6.81%
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
940 1041 922
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 84.08% 83.75% 80.95%
Number of salaries quoted 822 880 797
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 5 £45,000 -
Newport 0 3 £36,000 +14.52%
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (61.54%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) SOAP
3 14 (53.85%) Finance
3 14 (53.85%) SoapUI
4 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
5 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
5 12 (46.15%) ISEB
6 11 (42.31%) Software Delivery
7 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
7 10 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (38.46%) Migration
8 5 (19.23%) Advertising
9 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
9 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
9 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Selenium
9 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
9 4 (15.38%) JMeter
9 4 (15.38%) Games
9 4 (15.38%) Java
9 4 (15.38%) .NET
9 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
9 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 3 (11.54%) SAP
10 3 (11.54%) Project Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Modbus
1 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (53.85%) SoapUI
2 4 (15.38%) Cucumber
2 4 (15.38%) JMeter
2 4 (15.38%) Selenium
2 4 (15.38%) SpecFlow
2 4 (15.38%) Visual Studio
3 3 (11.54%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.69%) ClearQuest
5 1 (3.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 14 (53.85%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Advertising
3 4 (15.38%) Games
4 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) Analyst
2 15 (57.69%) Test Analyst
3 5 (19.23%) Team Leader
3 5 (19.23%) Test Leader
4 4 (15.38%) Test Team Leader
5 3 (11.54%) Automation Test Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Digital Transformation
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Analyst
5 3 (11.54%) Transformation Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Manual Test Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Software Manager
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
7 1 (3.85%) Development Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Engineering Manager
7 1 (3.85%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (53.85%) SOAP
2 4 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Android
1 2 (7.69%) Apple iOS
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 12 (46.15%) Waterfall
4 11 (42.31%) Software Delivery
5 10 (38.46%) Functional Testing
5 10 (38.46%) Migration
5 10 (38.46%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 4 (15.38%) Business Transformation
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) Project Management
7 3 (11.54%) SDLC
7 3 (11.54%) Service Management
8 2 (7.69%) Information Security
8 2 (7.69%) Scrum
8 2 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 2 (7.69%) Service Design
8 2 (7.69%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (61.54%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded C
3 1 (3.85%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) ISEB
1 12 (46.15%) ISTQB
2 10 (38.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) SAP
2 1 (3.85%) BMC
2 1 (3.85%) HP
2 1 (3.85%) IBM
2 1 (3.85%) Remedy
2 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow