The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 75 76 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.76% 1.52% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 2.09% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 3
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -10.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,550 £28,500 £28,400
10% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £32,400
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
988 910 685
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 75.71% 73.03% 71.80%
Number of salaries quoted 860 802 625
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Strategy
UK

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
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Wales region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram 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 22 July 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 -1 22 £30,000 +5.26% 2
West Wales +2 1 £42,500 +49.12%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 37 (84.09%) Automated Testing
2 33 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 27 (61.36%) ISTQB
4 23 (52.27%) ISEB
4 23 (52.27%) Software Testing
5 20 (45.45%) JIRA
6 16 (36.36%) Finance
6 16 (36.36%) VirtualBox
6 16 (36.36%) T-Plan
7 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (20.45%) System Testing
10 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
11 6 (13.64%) Welsh Language
11 6 (13.64%) Selenium
11 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
12 5 (11.36%) Advertising
12 5 (11.36%) QA
12 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
13 3 (6.82%) SQL
13 3 (6.82%) MS Office
13 3 (6.82%) SOAP
13 3 (6.82%) Web Services
13 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
13 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
13 3 (6.82%) Validation
13 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
13 3 (6.82%) Degree
13 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) HTTP
1 2 (4.55%) SSL
1 2 (4.55%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) Big Data
1 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (45.45%) JIRA
2 6 (13.64%) Selenium
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.55%) Ant
4 2 (4.55%) JUnit
4 2 (4.55%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.55%) Subversion
4 2 (4.55%) Maven
4 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
4 2 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.55%) JBehave
4 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.55%) Hudson
4 2 (4.55%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.55%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (36.36%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Welsh Language
3 5 (11.36%) Advertising
4 2 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (63.64%) Analyst
2 27 (61.36%) Test Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (29.55%) Senior Test Analyst
4 10 (22.73%) Senior Test Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Test Engineer
5 5 (11.36%) Tester
6 3 (6.82%) Senior Tester
7 2 (4.55%) Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (4.55%) Test Team Leader
7 2 (4.55%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Test Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Strategy Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Analyst
8 1 (2.27%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) SOAP
1 3 (6.82%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (4.55%) JSON
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
3 1 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) Statistics
2 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.55%) UNIX
1 2 (4.55%) Android
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (84.09%) Automated Testing
2 33 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 23 (52.27%) Software Testing
4 13 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (20.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (20.45%) System Testing
6 7 (15.91%) Performance Testing
7 6 (13.64%) Test Automation
8 5 (11.36%) Security Testing
9 3 (6.82%) Validation
9 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.55%) BDD
10 2 (4.55%) QMS
10 2 (4.55%) Scrum
10 2 (4.55%) Information Security
10 2 (4.55%) TDD
10 2 (4.55%) Data Analysis
10 2 (4.55%) Test Management
10 2 (4.55%) SOA
10 2 (4.55%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) XQuery
2 2 (4.55%) XPath
2 2 (4.55%) Java
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) Groovy
3 1 (2.27%) Perl
3 1 (2.27%) PHP
3 1 (2.27%) Erlang
3 1 (2.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (61.36%) ISTQB
2 23 (52.27%) ISEB
3 11 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.82%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 2 (4.55%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 16 (36.36%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) T-Plan
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle
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