Period
to 23 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 89 107
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 37 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.16% 2.13% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.38% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 15 31 38
South Wales median annual salary £44,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.33% +7.14% -12.50%
10th Percentile £32,000 £24,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,300 £52,500 £48,975
Wales median annual salary £38,750 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -12.50%

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 South Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,261 1,554 1,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 91.51% 89.41% 84.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,115 1,343 1,660
South Wales median annual salary £39,500 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.28% +4.00% +1.35%
10th Percentile £25,000 £24,003 £22,750
90th Percentile £57,500 £57,500 £55,250
Wales median annual salary £39,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% +1.35%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in South Wales

Test Strategy
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 13 £40,000 +4.58% 1
Newport +6 3 £53,500 +52.86%
Test Strategy
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Open Source
2 8 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) C#
3 7 (43.75%) Java
4 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) Selenium
4 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
5 5 (31.25%) SDLC
5 5 (31.25%) Fintech
5 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 5 (31.25%) JMeter
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 5 (31.25%) SOAP
5 5 (31.25%) OO
6 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 4 (25.00%) DSDM
6 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (25.00%) CSS
6 4 (25.00%) Migration
6 4 (25.00%) Bugzilla
6 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
6 4 (25.00%) NetBeans
6 4 (25.00%) Subversion
6 4 (25.00%) Spring
6 4 (25.00%) JSON

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Internet
1 1 (6.25%) Modbus
1 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Selenium
2 5 (31.25%) JMeter
3 4 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 4 (25.00%) NetBeans
3 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 4 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (25.00%) Visual Studio
3 4 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (6.25%) Burp Suite
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) FitNesse
4 1 (6.25%) JUnit
4 1 (6.25%) NUnit
4 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (6.25%) SOAtest
4 1 (6.25%) SonarQube
4 1 (6.25%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 4 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Head of QA
4 2 (12.50%) Head of Test
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Principal Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) QA Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) SOAP
2 4 (25.00%) CSS
2 4 (25.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (25.00%) J2EE
2 4 (25.00%) JSON
2 4 (25.00%) REST
2 4 (25.00%) Spring
3 3 (18.75%) .NET
3 3 (18.75%) jQuery
4 1 (6.25%) HTML
4 1 (6.25%) RESTful
4 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Fintech
2 1 (6.25%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) Open Source
3 6 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (37.50%) Defect Management
3 6 (37.50%) Waterfall
4 5 (31.25%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) SDLC
4 5 (31.25%) TDD
5 4 (25.00%) DSDM
5 4 (25.00%) Kanban
5 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Migration
5 4 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) Software Delivery
5 4 (25.00%) System Testing
6 3 (18.75%) MVC
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
7 2 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) C#
1 7 (43.75%) Java
2 3 (18.75%) JavaScript
2 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C++
3 1 (6.25%) Go
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP Fortify
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft