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 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 96 98 78
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 13 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.54% 0.95% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.14% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 16
Average salary £31,250 £35,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.71% -9.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £33,250 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £35,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1024 1143 896
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 78.71% 83.25% 83.35%
Number of salaries quoted 885 979 762
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -1.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,030 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 9 February 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
(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 -2 7 £31,250 -10.71% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
3 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 7 (70.00%) Finance
3 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
3 7 (70.00%) ISEB
4 6 (60.00%) SQL
4 6 (60.00%) SOAP
5 5 (50.00%) Migration
5 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
6 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (40.00%) QA
7 3 (30.00%) Selenium
7 3 (30.00%) HP
7 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
7 3 (30.00%) TDD
7 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
8 2 (20.00%) HTML
8 2 (20.00%) Java
8 2 (20.00%) .NET
8 2 (20.00%) JUnit
8 2 (20.00%) NUnit
8 2 (20.00%) Scrum
8 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Remedy ITSM
Development Applications
1 8 (80.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (30.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (30.00%) HP UFT
2 3 (30.00%) Selenium
3 2 (20.00%) Capybara
3 2 (20.00%) eggPlant
3 2 (20.00%) JUnit
3 2 (20.00%) NUnit
3 2 (20.00%) Ranorex
3 2 (20.00%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 2 (20.00%) TestComplete
3 2 (20.00%) TestNG
3 2 (20.00%) WATIR
3 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 2 (20.00%) xUnit.net
4 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (70.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Analyst
2 8 (80.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Deployment Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Financial Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Manual Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Release Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Software Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Team Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Leader
3 1 (10.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (60.00%) SOAP
2 2 (20.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) Apache Flex
2 2 (20.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (70.00%) Waterfall
3 5 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Migration
3 5 (50.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Software Delivery
3 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 5 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) SDLC
5 2 (20.00%) V-Model
6 1 (10.00%) Change Management
6 1 (10.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management
6 1 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (10.00%) Test Management
6 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) ISEB
1 7 (70.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (10.00%) BMC Marimba
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) BMC
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Remedy
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow