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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / Wales
Rank 93 102 98
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.18% 0.24% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.30% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 4
Median salary £35,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.75% +3.57%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

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
951 1015 1049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 86.14% 81.33% 81.38%
Number of salaries quoted 810 890 918
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +14 2 £35,250 -2.75% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) ISEB
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Advertising
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (20.00%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Advertising
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Test Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Software Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Software Tester
4 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Coaching
2 2 (40.00%) Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SDLC
2 2 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 2 (40.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (20.00%) CRM
3 1 (20.00%) Kanban
3 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA