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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 57 72
Rank change year-on-year +3 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 15 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.40% 2.19% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 2.61% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 7 15 2
Median salary £38,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 453 575 655
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 90.78% 84.06% 85.73%
Number of salaries quoted 387 504 522
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (46.15%) QA
4 10 (38.46%) Scrum
5 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
7 7 (26.92%) Task Automation
7 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
7 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
7 7 (26.92%) Games
8 5 (19.23%) C#
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
8 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
8 5 (19.23%) Selenium
9 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Java
9 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
10 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
10 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
10 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
10 3 (11.54%) SOAP
10 3 (11.54%) JMeter
10 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (11.54%) Degree
10 3 (11.54%) Banking
11 2 (7.69%) TDD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
2 3 (11.54%) JMeter
2 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.85%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.85%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (26.92%) Games
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Analyst
1 9 (34.62%) QA Tester
1 9 (34.62%) Software QA Tester
1 9 (34.62%) Software Tester
1 9 (34.62%) Test Analyst
1 9 (34.62%) Tester
2 7 (26.92%) QA Specialist
3 6 (23.08%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Agile Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) QA Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) QA Test Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Strategy Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Test Strategy Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Test Automation Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Linux
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (76.92%) Test Automation
2 19 (73.08%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (38.46%) Scrum
4 8 (30.77%) Mentoring
5 7 (26.92%) Manual Testing
5 7 (26.92%) Task Automation
5 7 (26.92%) Waterfall
6 5 (19.23%) Test Scripting
7 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Performance Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Software Delivery
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Defect Management
8 3 (11.54%) Functional Testing
8 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (7.69%) BDD
9 2 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (7.69%) Migration
9 2 (7.69%) TDD
10 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (34.62%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (46.15%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (7.69%) TOWER Software