Period
to 21 September 2018

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 6 months to 21 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 71 79
Rank change year-on-year -9 +8 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 13 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.27% 1.45% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.55% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 11 11 24
Cardiff median annual salary £41,500 £38,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.79% +8.45% +6.77%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,250 £29,825
90th Percentile £67,500 £51,250 £51,675
South Wales median annual salary £42,000 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +6.21% +3.57%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 974 837 1,203
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 88.07% 93.31% 88.72%
Number of salaries quoted 805 736 1,059
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £22,700
90th Percentile £65,000 £57,500 £53,750
South Wales median annual salary £41,125 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +1.35%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 7 (50.00%) Selenium
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 6 (42.86%) Java
4 5 (35.71%) Finance
4 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (28.57%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) LAN
5 4 (28.57%) WAN
5 4 (28.57%) Ranorex
5 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
5 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
5 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
6 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
6 3 (21.43%) C#
6 3 (21.43%) Product Management
7 2 (14.29%) Advertising
7 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (14.29%) Fintech
7 2 (14.29%) DevOps

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) LAN
1 4 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Selenium
2 4 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 4 (28.57%) Ranorex
3 1 (7.14%) Burp Suite
3 1 (7.14%) SOAtest
3 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Test Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Head of Test
4 2 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Test Leader
4 2 (14.29%) Test Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) RESTful
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Native
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (42.86%) Manual Testing
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Product Management
5 3 (21.43%) Task Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (14.29%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (7.14%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 1 (7.14%) OWASP
7 1 (7.14%) SDLC
7 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
2 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 4 (28.57%) Python
3 3 (21.43%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) Go
4 1 (7.14%) PHP
4 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) HP Fortify