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 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Wales / South Wales
Rank 76 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.62% 0.66% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.82% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 4 7 4
Median salary £31,000 £30,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.63% -12.85%
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
679 973 1011
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 84.45% 80.21% 82.60%
Number of salaries quoted 591 839 873
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 February 2017.

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 February 2017. 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 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 +12 4 £27,000 -11.47%
Newport - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
Wales

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) C#
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
4 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Java
4 3 (37.50%) SQL
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Banking
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
6 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 1 (12.50%) SoapUI

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:

Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JMeter
2 1 (12.50%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (12.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Analyst
2 5 (62.50%) Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Test Automation Specialist
3 2 (25.00%) Test Specialist
4 1 (12.50%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) IT Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Software Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (12.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) SOAP
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Scrum
3 4 (50.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Automated Testing
5 2 (25.00%) BDD
5 2 (25.00%) Coaching
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Test Scripting
5 2 (25.00%) Waterfall
6 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 1 (12.50%) Open Source
6 1 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (37.50%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA