Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 105 127
Rank change year-on-year +13 +22 -26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 18 29 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.33% 1.48% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.64% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 28 12
South Wales median annual salary £45,500 £36,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.66% +7.35% +4.62%
10th Percentile £32,600 £29,250 £28,000
90th Percentile £53,725 £51,625 £37,950
Wales median annual salary £44,000 £35,250 £34,000
% change year-on-year +24.82% +3.68% +4.62%

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 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 1,203 1,772 1,967
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 88.65% 90.32% 83.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1,057 1,591 1,719
South Wales median annual salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,779
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.67% +1.96% +5.08%
10th Percentile £23,750 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,250 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +1.69%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +13 14 £44,000 +17.33% 5
Newport +2 3 £53,500 +52.86% 2
Neath Port Talbot - 1 £50,000 -
Test Strategy
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (44.44%) Open Source
5 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
5 7 (38.89%) Java
5 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 6 (33.33%) SDLC
6 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
7 5 (27.78%) QA
7 5 (27.78%) Selenium
7 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
7 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 5 (27.78%) JMeter
8 4 (22.22%) Migration
8 4 (22.22%) Bugzilla
8 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
8 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
8 4 (22.22%) NetBeans
8 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 4 (22.22%) Subversion
8 4 (22.22%) Spring
8 4 (22.22%) J2EE
8 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
8 4 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 4 (22.22%) OO
8 4 (22.22%) Tomcat
8 4 (22.22%) DSDM

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 (22.22%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Internet
1 1 (5.56%) Modbus
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
3 2 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (11.11%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (27.78%) JMeter
2 5 (27.78%) Selenium
3 4 (22.22%) Bugzilla
3 4 (22.22%) Eclipse
3 4 (22.22%) NetBeans
3 4 (22.22%) Subversion
3 4 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 4 (22.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 2 (11.11%) Ant
5 2 (11.11%) CruiseControl
5 2 (11.11%) Maven
6 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Law
3 1 (5.56%) Electronics
3 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (22.22%) J2EE Developer
3 4 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 3 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Developer in Test
5 2 (11.11%) Head of QA
5 2 (11.11%) Head of Test
5 2 (11.11%) Java Developer in Test
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Automation Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
6 1 (5.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL BI Developer
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 4 (22.22%) J2EE
1 4 (22.22%) JSON
1 4 (22.22%) REST
1 4 (22.22%) SOAP
1 4 (22.22%) Spring
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Fintech
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.56%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (61.11%) Test Automation
2 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (44.44%) Open Source
4 7 (38.89%) Defect Management
4 7 (38.89%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (33.33%) SDLC
5 6 (33.33%) Waterfall
6 5 (27.78%) Functional Testing
6 5 (27.78%) Scrum
7 4 (22.22%) DSDM
7 4 (22.22%) Kanban
7 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
7 4 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 4 (22.22%) Migration
7 4 (22.22%) OO
7 4 (22.22%) Software Delivery
7 4 (22.22%) System Testing
7 4 (22.22%) TDD
8 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
8 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C++
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) VB.NET
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (27.78%) QA
2 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) HP
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SAP
2 1 (5.56%) Sencha