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 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 80 92 92
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.24% 0.80% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.02% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 2
Average salary £30,500 £34,500 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.59% -11.84%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
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
961 1082 809
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.67% 79.04% 71.09%
Number of salaries quoted 789 965 730
Average salary £36,000 £35,500 £36,600
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.40% -3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 23 October 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 +13 15 £30,500 -11.59%
West Wales - 1 £42,500 - 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 33 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 30 (76.92%) Automated Testing
3 20 (51.28%) Mentoring
4 19 (48.72%) T-Plan
4 19 (48.72%) JIRA
4 19 (48.72%) VirtualBox
5 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
6 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
6 16 (41.03%) ISEB
7 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Finance
9 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
10 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (17.95%) Welsh Language
11 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
11 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (10.26%) Selenium
12 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
12 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
12 4 (10.26%) MS Office
13 3 (7.69%) Information Security
13 3 (7.69%) QA
13 3 (7.69%) System Testing
14 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
14 2 (5.13%) Degree
14 2 (5.13%) Erlang
14 2 (5.13%) Ruby
14 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 4 (10.26%) MS PowerPoint
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Big Data
1 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) JIRA
2 4 (10.26%) Selenium
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) JMeter
3 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (28.21%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Welsh Language
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (58.97%) Analyst
1 23 (58.97%) Test Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Senior Test Analyst
2 14 (35.90%) Senior Analyst
3 13 (33.33%) Test Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (10.26%) Senior Tester
4 4 (10.26%) Tester
5 2 (5.13%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Developer
6 1 (2.56%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Software Tester
6 1 (2.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (84.62%) Test Scripting
2 30 (76.92%) Automated Testing
3 20 (51.28%) Mentoring
4 16 (41.03%) Performance Testing
5 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
6 9 (23.08%) Test Automation
7 8 (20.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (17.95%) Security Testing
9 3 (7.69%) Information Security
9 3 (7.69%) System Testing
10 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.13%) Test Planning
11 1 (2.56%) Automation Testing
11 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (2.56%) Line Management
11 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
11 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
11 1 (2.56%) Scrum
11 1 (2.56%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.13%) Erlang
1 2 (5.13%) Ruby
1 2 (5.13%) Perl
1 2 (5.13%) PHP
1 2 (5.13%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) C++
2 1 (2.56%) Java
2 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
2 16 (41.03%) ISEB
3 7 (17.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
4 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) T-Plan
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.56%) HP
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