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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 96 76 87
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.89% 1.54% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 1.90% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 2
Average salary £35,000 £42,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-17.64% +47.82%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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
1078 844 807
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 79.56% 81.00% 73.23%
Number of salaries quoted 934 730 689
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,051 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 30 January 2015. 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 -19 12 £35,000 -17.64%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 9 (37.50%) QA
2 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 7 (29.17%) Banking
4 7 (29.17%) Retail
4 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
5 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 5 (20.83%) VirtualBox
6 5 (20.83%) T-Plan
6 5 (20.83%) JIRA
6 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
6 5 (20.83%) ISEB
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 4 (16.67%) MS Office
7 4 (16.67%) Linux
7 4 (16.67%) Perl
7 4 (16.67%) Cognos
7 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 3 (12.50%) Selenium
8 3 (12.50%) IGMP
8 3 (12.50%) Korn

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) IGMP
1 3 (12.50%) RTSP
1 3 (12.50%) SNMP
1 3 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (12.50%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (12.50%) Data Mining
3 2 (8.33%) Cognos Report Studio
3 2 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (8.33%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
3 1 (4.17%) JMeter
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
2 7 (29.17%) Retail
3 2 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.17%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 11 (45.83%) Analyst
2 7 (29.17%) Test Analyst
3 6 (25.00%) Test Leader
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Business Analyst
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 3 (12.50%) Team Leader
5 3 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (8.33%) Test Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) QA Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) DTV
1 3 (12.50%) Client/Server
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 8 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (29.17%) Automated Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (25.00%) Performance Testing
4 6 (25.00%) Mentoring
5 5 (20.83%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.83%) Project Management
5 5 (20.83%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (12.50%) Test Management
8 2 (8.33%) Security Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (4.17%) Load Testing
9 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.17%) Scrum
9 1 (4.17%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 4 (16.67%) Perl
3 3 (12.50%) Korn
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Erlang
4 1 (4.17%) Ruby
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 3 (12.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (37.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) T-Plan
2 4 (16.67%) Cognos
2 4 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.33%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.17%) HP