The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 47 54 66
Rank change year-on-year +7 +12  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 20 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 3.43% 2.87% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.85% 3.41% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 16 20 5
Median salary £40,250 £30,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.89% -23.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,150 £43,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 494 587 556
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 89.17% 84.22% 85.67%
Number of salaries quoted 440 473 484
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cardiff

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (45.95%) QA
3 16 (43.24%) Scrum
4 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
4 13 (35.14%) Mentoring
5 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
5 12 (32.43%) Finance
6 11 (29.73%) Games
6 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
7 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
8 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (18.92%) Selenium
9 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
10 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
10 6 (16.22%) C#
11 5 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
12 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (10.81%) Java
12 4 (10.81%) ISEB
12 4 (10.81%) JMeter
12 4 (10.81%) TOWER Software
12 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
12 4 (10.81%) Degree
12 4 (10.81%) TDD
12 4 (10.81%) Banking
13 3 (8.11%) SQL
13 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
13 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Selenium
2 4 (10.81%) JMeter
3 2 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 12 (32.43%) Finance
2 11 (29.73%) Games
3 4 (10.81%) Banking
4 1 (2.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (54.05%) Analyst
2 19 (51.35%) Test Analyst
3 9 (24.32%) Software Tester
3 9 (24.32%) Tester
4 7 (18.92%) QA Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Software QA Tester
4 7 (18.92%) Test Manager
5 5 (13.51%) QA Specialist
6 4 (10.81%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (8.11%) QA Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Strategy Manager
7 3 (8.11%) Test Strategy Manager
8 2 (5.41%) Business Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Financial Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (5.41%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
2 1 (2.70%) SOAP
2 1 (2.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (2.70%) CCTV
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.41%) Linux
1 2 (5.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (83.78%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (43.24%) Scrum
3 13 (35.14%) Mentoring
3 13 (35.14%) Waterfall
4 12 (32.43%) Manual Testing
5 10 (27.03%) Test Automation
6 9 (24.32%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (18.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (18.92%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (16.22%) Defect Management
9 5 (13.51%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Performance Testing
10 4 (10.81%) TDD
11 3 (8.11%) Automation Testing
11 3 (8.11%) Non-Functional Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Automated Testing
12 2 (5.41%) BDD
12 2 (5.41%) Coaching
12 2 (5.41%) Functional Testing
12 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) C#
2 4 (10.81%) Java
3 3 (8.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (29.73%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
2 4 (10.81%) ISEB
2 4 (10.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (45.95%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.81%) TOWER Software
2 1 (2.70%) HP
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