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 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 71 84
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 20 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.97% 1.75% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 2.06% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 7 20 13
Median salary £38,000 £38,750 £35,369
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.93% +9.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,200 £31,350 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,300 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next 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 and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 653 970 1041
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 90.44% 85.09% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 562 848 873
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £58,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 7 £38,000 -
Test Strategy
Wales

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 12 (42.86%) QA
3 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
5 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (21.43%) Task Automation
6 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
6 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
6 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) C#
6 6 (21.43%) Games
7 5 (17.86%) Selenium
7 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
8 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
8 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (14.29%) Java
9 3 (10.71%) JMeter
9 3 (10.71%) Finance
9 3 (10.71%) SOAP
9 3 (10.71%) UML
9 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (10.71%) Banking
9 3 (10.71%) Degree
9 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
9 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
9 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement

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:

Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Selenium
2 3 (10.71%) JMeter
2 3 (10.71%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.57%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.57%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (21.43%) Games
2 3 (10.71%) Banking
2 3 (10.71%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) Analyst
2 9 (32.14%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) QA Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Software QA Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Software Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Tester
4 6 (21.43%) QA Specialist
4 6 (21.43%) Test Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Test Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Strategy Manager
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy Manager
6 2 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Test Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 2 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (67.86%) Test Automation
2 10 (35.71%) Scrum
3 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (21.43%) Manual Testing
4 6 (21.43%) Task Automation
4 6 (21.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (21.43%) Waterfall
5 5 (17.86%) Software Delivery
5 5 (17.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 4 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (10.71%) Functional Testing
7 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (10.71%) UML
8 2 (7.14%) Migration
8 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
8 2 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) C#
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (3.57%) C++
3 1 (3.57%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (32.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (10.71%) Degree
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (42.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 2 (7.14%) TOWER Software