The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK / Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 84 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 18 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.00% 1.40% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.67% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 10 18 16
Median salary £37,750 £36,750 £38,969
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% -5.69%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,850 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £47,900 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 Wales with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 913 1079 1237
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 91.12% 83.77% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 786 926 1010
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Wales

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Wales over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Wales

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 22 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
South Wales +6 9 £38,000 +3.40% 1
West Wales - 1 £27,500 -
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 22 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 Wales region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 14 (45.16%) QA
4 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
5 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
5 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
5 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
6 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Games
7 6 (19.35%) SQL
7 6 (19.35%) C#
7 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
8 5 (16.13%) Selenium
8 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (16.13%) Software Delivery
9 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
9 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 4 (12.90%) Java
10 3 (9.68%) JMeter
10 3 (9.68%) Finance
10 3 (9.68%) SOAP
10 3 (9.68%) UML
10 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (9.68%) Degree
10 3 (9.68%) Banking
10 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
10 3 (9.68%) SoapUI

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) Internet
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
1 1 (3.23%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) Selenium
2 3 (9.68%) JMeter
2 3 (9.68%) SoapUI
3 1 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
3 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (22.58%) Games
2 3 (9.68%) Banking
2 3 (9.68%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Analyst
2 11 (35.48%) Test Analyst
3 9 (29.03%) QA Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Software QA Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Software Tester
3 9 (29.03%) Tester
4 7 (22.58%) QA Specialist
5 6 (19.35%) Test Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Agile Test Manager
6 3 (9.68%) QA Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) QA Test Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Strategy Manager
6 3 (9.68%) Test Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Test Strategy Manager
7 2 (6.45%) Automation Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Test Automation Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) SOAP
2 2 (6.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Linux
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (70.97%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 11 (35.48%) Scrum
4 8 (25.81%) Manual Testing
4 8 (25.81%) Mentoring
4 8 (25.81%) Waterfall
5 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Test Scripting
7 5 (16.13%) Software Delivery
7 5 (16.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Defect Management
8 4 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (12.90%) Performance Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.68%) Functional Testing
9 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (9.68%) UML
10 2 (6.45%) Migration
10 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) C#
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (35.48%) ISTQB
2 4 (12.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (9.68%) Degree
4 2 (6.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (45.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
1 2 (6.45%) TOWER Software