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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 77 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 9 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.84% 0.69% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.47% 0.89% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 3
Average salary £30,000 £28,500 £39,136
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -27.17%
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
973 1011 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 74.79% 77.47% 71.04%
Number of salaries quoted 817 902 665
Average salary £36,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 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 +16 24 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 41 (83.67%) Automated Testing
2 40 (81.63%) Test Scripting
3 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
3 25 (51.02%) JIRA
3 25 (51.02%) Mentoring
4 23 (46.94%) ISEB
5 22 (44.90%) VirtualBox
5 22 (44.90%) T-Plan
6 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
7 15 (30.61%) Finance
7 15 (30.61%) Performance Testing
8 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
9 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
11 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
12 6 (12.24%) Selenium
12 6 (12.24%) System Testing
13 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
13 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.20%) MS Office
13 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.16%) SQL
14 4 (8.16%) Advertising
14 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
14 4 (8.16%) QA
14 4 (8.16%) Degree
15 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
15 3 (6.12%) Jenkins

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.08%) Internet
1 2 (4.08%) HTTP
1 2 (4.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.08%) Big Data
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (51.02%) JIRA
2 6 (12.24%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.08%) Ant
4 2 (4.08%) JUnit
4 2 (4.08%) CruiseControl
4 2 (4.08%) Subversion
4 2 (4.08%) Maven
4 2 (4.08%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.08%) Hudson
4 2 (4.08%) Gerrit
4 2 (4.08%) Mercurial
4 2 (4.08%) JBehave
4 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
4 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.04%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.04%) JMeter
General
1 15 (30.61%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Welsh Language
3 4 (8.16%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.08%) Banking
4 2 (4.08%) Retail
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Analyst
1 29 (59.18%) Test Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (32.65%) Senior Test Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) Senior Test Engineer
3 14 (28.57%) Test Engineer
4 4 (8.16%) Tester
4 4 (8.16%) Senior Tester
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Team Leader
5 2 (4.08%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (4.08%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Technical Test Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Software Tester
6 1 (2.04%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.04%) Automation Analyst
6 1 (2.04%) Senior Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
1 2 (4.08%) SOAP
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Mobile App
1 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.08%) UNIX
1 2 (4.08%) Linux
2 1 (2.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (83.67%) Automated Testing
2 40 (81.63%) Test Scripting
3 25 (51.02%) Mentoring
4 21 (42.86%) Software Testing
5 15 (30.61%) Performance Testing
6 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (20.41%) Test Automation
8 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Security Testing
10 6 (12.24%) System Testing
11 4 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
12 3 (6.12%) Regression Testing
12 3 (6.12%) Information Security
12 3 (6.12%) Scrum
13 2 (4.08%) SOA
13 2 (4.08%) PRINCE
13 2 (4.08%) Code Coverage
13 2 (4.08%) TDD
13 2 (4.08%) Data Analysis
13 2 (4.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Java
3 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.08%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) PHP
3 2 (4.08%) XQuery
3 2 (4.08%) Groovy
3 2 (4.08%) Ruby
3 2 (4.08%) XPath
3 2 (4.08%) Erlang
4 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) ISTQB
2 23 (46.94%) ISEB
3 10 (20.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 1 (2.04%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (44.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (44.90%) T-Plan
2 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 2 (4.08%) Oracle
4 1 (2.04%) HP
South Wales
CPS Group
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago