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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 75 89 94
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 21 13 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.72% 1.03% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.40% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 21 13 4
Average salary £31,500 £37,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.86% +23.33%
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
970 928 776
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 79.57% 73.42% 69.91%
Number of salaries quoted 820 816 698
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,453
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +13 20 £30,750 -31.66% 4
West Wales - 1 £42,000 - 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 26 (63.41%) ISEB
2 24 (58.54%) Automated Testing
3 23 (56.10%) ISTQB
4 22 (53.66%) Finance
5 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
6 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
7 9 (21.95%) QA
7 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.07%) System Testing
8 7 (17.07%) JIRA
9 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.63%) Selenium
9 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (14.63%) Web Services
10 5 (12.20%) MS Project
10 5 (12.20%) SOAP
10 5 (12.20%) SQL
10 5 (12.20%) Advertising
10 5 (12.20%) Scrum
10 5 (12.20%) Test Management
10 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
11 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
11 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (9.76%) Maven
11 4 (9.76%) Java
12 3 (7.32%) Ant
12 3 (7.32%) JUnit
12 3 (7.32%) MS Office
12 3 (7.32%) Code Coverage

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (2.44%) FileNet
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.20%) MS Project
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
2 3 (7.32%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) HTTP
1 2 (4.88%) SSL
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (17.07%) JIRA
2 6 (14.63%) Selenium
3 5 (12.20%) SoapUI
4 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
4 4 (9.76%) Maven
5 3 (7.32%) CruiseControl
5 3 (7.32%) Subversion
5 3 (7.32%) JBehave
5 3 (7.32%) WebDriver
5 3 (7.32%) Ant
5 3 (7.32%) JUnit
6 2 (4.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (4.88%) JMeter
6 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
6 2 (4.88%) Mercurial
6 2 (4.88%) Hudson
6 2 (4.88%) Gerrit
General
1 22 (53.66%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Advertising
3 2 (4.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.44%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 25 (60.98%) Analyst
2 21 (51.22%) Test Analyst
3 9 (21.95%) Test Manager
4 5 (12.20%) Tester
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (9.76%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) QA Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (4.88%) QA Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Manager
6 2 (4.88%) SAP Test Manager
7 1 (2.44%) Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Automation Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Test Strategy Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Systems Tester
7 1 (2.44%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (14.63%) Web Services
2 5 (12.20%) SOAP
3 3 (7.32%) REST
4 2 (4.88%) JSON
4 2 (4.88%) HTML
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) J2SE
5 1 (2.44%) Hibernate
5 1 (2.44%) Spring
5 1 (2.44%) JSF
5 1 (2.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.32%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.44%) Statistics
2 1 (2.44%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) UNIX
1 2 (4.88%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (58.54%) Automated Testing
2 19 (46.34%) Test Scripting
3 13 (31.71%) Software Testing
4 9 (21.95%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (17.07%) System Testing
6 6 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (14.63%) Software Engineering
7 5 (12.20%) Scrum
7 5 (12.20%) Test Management
7 5 (12.20%) Test Automation
8 3 (7.32%) BDD
8 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (7.32%) Project Planning
8 3 (7.32%) TDD
8 3 (7.32%) Data Analysis
8 3 (7.32%) Validation
8 3 (7.32%) SOA
8 3 (7.32%) Code Coverage
9 2 (4.88%) Quality Management
9 2 (4.88%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) Java
3 3 (7.32%) Groovy
4 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) XQuery
4 2 (4.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 26 (63.41%) ISEB
2 23 (56.10%) ISTQB
3 3 (7.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (21.95%) QA
2 2 (4.88%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (7.32%) T-Plan
2 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 2 (4.88%) SAP
3 1 (2.44%) IBM
3 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.44%) Adobe
3 1 (2.44%) ILOG
3 1 (2.44%) Kofax
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Applied Card Technologies
Salary: From £26,000 to £30,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
Swansea
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £49000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago