Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 81 65 84
Rank change year-on-year -16 +19 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 12 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.21% 1.48% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.57% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 27
Cardiff median annual salary £50,000 £40,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.46% +14.08% +10.94%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,000 £26,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £51,625 £47,500
South Wales median annual salary £50,000 £44,250 £36,250
% change year-on-year +12.99% +22.07% +6.62%

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 1,000 762 1,255
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 86.58% 93.73% 90.74%
Number of salaries quoted 823 678 1,130
Cardiff median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -1.37%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,250 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,250 £55,000
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.81%

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 13 November 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (42.86%) QA
5 4 (28.57%) Selenium
5 4 (28.57%) Degree
5 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 4 (28.57%) Java
5 4 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
6 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Coaching
6 3 (21.43%) Case Management
6 3 (21.43%) Creative Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) HTML
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Apple
6 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
6 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 3 (21.43%) JIRA

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 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) Bugzilla
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
3 2 (14.29%) Cucumber
4 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (7.14%) Mocha
4 1 (7.14%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Electronics
2 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Test Leader
2 3 (21.43%) Head of Test
2 3 (21.43%) Test Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Leader
4 1 (7.14%) QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Cloud Native
2 1 (7.14%) Fintech
2 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 4 (28.57%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (28.57%) Functional Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Validation
5 3 (21.43%) Case Management
5 3 (21.43%) Coaching
5 3 (21.43%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Manual Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (21.43%) Project Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Regression Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Software Testing
5 3 (21.43%) Test Planning
5 3 (21.43%) Use Case
5 3 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 2 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) C
4 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Degree
2 3 (21.43%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Apple
2 2 (14.29%) SAP