Period
to 17 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 85 98
Rank change year-on-year +20 +13 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 28 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.49% 2.00% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 2.26% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 8 28 12
Cardiff median annual salary £40,500 £35,250 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.89% +10.16% +6.67%
10th Percentile £32,000 £26,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £51,625 £47,500 £37,250
South Wales median annual salary £44,250 £36,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year +22.92% +5.88% +13.33%

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 737 1239 1357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 91.55% 88.44% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 651 1122 1149
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £24,250 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £55,000 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +4.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) QA
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (33.33%) Selenium
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (16.67%) Coaching
6 2 (16.67%) SDLC
6 2 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 2 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) WhereScape RED
6 2 (16.67%) Process Improvement

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (16.67%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (16.67%) Data Mining
2 2 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (16.67%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (16.67%) Ant
3 2 (16.67%) CruiseControl
3 2 (16.67%) Maven
4 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (8.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (8.33%) JMeter
4 1 (8.33%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Games
2 2 (16.67%) Law
3 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Developer in Test
2 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) QA Specialist
2 2 (16.67%) QA Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Software QA Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 2 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 2 (16.67%) Test Automation Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (16.67%) Tester
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Programmer
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL Developer
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) ADO.NET
2 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 3 (25.00%) Manual Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (16.67%) ETL
5 2 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (16.67%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (16.67%) TOWER Software
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle
2 1 (8.33%) Sencha