The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 69 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 2.09% 1.10% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.89% 1.45% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 3
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
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
935 963 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 72.42% 75.53% 70.36%
Number of salaries quoted 822 860 641
Average salary £35,250 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £52,500
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 Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wales region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Wales

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 28 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
South Wales +18 27 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (81.63%) Automated Testing
2 39 (79.59%) Test Scripting
3 28 (57.14%) ISTQB
4 25 (51.02%) JIRA
5 24 (48.98%) ISEB
6 23 (46.94%) Software Testing
7 21 (42.86%) VirtualBox
7 21 (42.86%) T-Plan
8 15 (30.61%) Finance
9 14 (28.57%) Performance Testing
10 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
13 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
14 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
15 7 (14.29%) System Testing
16 6 (12.24%) QA
16 6 (12.24%) Selenium
17 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
17 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
17 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
17 5 (10.20%) MS Office
18 4 (8.16%) SQL
18 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
18 4 (8.16%) Advertising
18 4 (8.16%) Degree
18 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
19 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
19 3 (6.12%) Validation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT jobs across the 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 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) Ant
4 2 (4.08%) JUnit
4 2 (4.08%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
4 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.08%) JBehave
4 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
3 4 (8.16%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Analyst
1 29 (59.18%) Test Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Senior Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 14 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Tester
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Tester
5 3 (6.12%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Strategy Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) SOAP
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
1 2 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
1 2 (4.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Automated Testing
2 39 (79.59%) Test Scripting
3 23 (46.94%) Software Testing
4 14 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
7 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
9 7 (14.29%) System Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Regression Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (6.12%) Validation
11 3 (6.12%) Information Security
12 2 (4.08%) Quality Management
12 2 (4.08%) SOA
12 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
12 2 (4.08%) Code Coverage
12 2 (4.08%) TDD
12 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
12 2 (4.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) XQuery
3 2 (4.08%) Erlang
3 2 (4.08%) Ruby
3 2 (4.08%) XPath
3 2 (4.08%) Groovy
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 24 (48.98%) ISEB
3 11 (22.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (42.86%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
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