Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 97 112
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 18 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.93% 1.25% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.36% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12 14 31
South Wales median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.89% +28.17% +10.94%
10th Percentile £36,600 £33,350 £27,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £53,725 £43,750
Wales median annual salary £50,000 £44,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.64% +25.71% +11.11%

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 1,400 1,321 1,974
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 86.96% 91.93% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1,150 1,170 1,760
South Wales median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £55,439 £55,349
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £39,675 £37,500
% change year-on-year +0.82% +5.80% +4.17%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 -21 12 £50,000 +13.64% 5
Test Strategy
Wales

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 6 (40.00%) QA
5 5 (33.33%) Selenium
5 5 (33.33%) Degree
5 5 (33.33%) JIRA
5 5 (33.33%) Java
6 4 (26.67%) SAP
6 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (26.67%) Electronics
6 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (26.67%) Scrum
6 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
6 4 (26.67%) Marketing
6 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
6 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
7 3 (20.00%) Case Management
7 3 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (20.00%) DevOps
7 3 (20.00%) Coaching
7 3 (20.00%) Test Planning
7 3 (20.00%) Use Case
7 3 (20.00%) Project Planning

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 2 (13.33%) Apache Spark
1 2 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (13.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) JIRA
1 5 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (20.00%) Bugzilla
2 3 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 1 (6.67%) Mocha
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Electronics
2 4 (26.67%) Manufacturing
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 3 (20.00%) Head of Test
3 2 (13.33%) Automation Test Lead
3 2 (13.33%) Lead DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) QA Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) QA Leader
4 1 (6.67%) QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) Node.js
2 2 (13.33%) pytest
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) User Experience
2 1 (6.67%) Cloud Native
2 1 (6.67%) Fintech
2 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Test Automation
3 7 (46.67%) Test Scripting
4 4 (26.67%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (26.67%) Defect Tracking
4 4 (26.67%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (26.67%) Programme Management
4 4 (26.67%) Scrum
4 4 (26.67%) Software Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Case Management
5 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (20.00%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 3 (20.00%) DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) Functional Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (20.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (20.00%) Regression Testing
5 3 (20.00%) Use Case
5 3 (20.00%) Validation
5 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) PHP
2 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (13.33%) C
3 2 (13.33%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) Go
3 2 (13.33%) Python
3 2 (13.33%) R
3 2 (13.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Kibana
2 1 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) SAP
2 3 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) HP