Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 127 144
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 -40
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 32 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.94% 1.23% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 1.38% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 17 32 19
Wales median annual salary £41,000 £35,250 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.31% +3.68% +13.33%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £53,200 £43,750 £38,950
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 Wales with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wales
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1823 2322 2357
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 90.02% 88.93% 85.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1569 1984 1981
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £23,500 £22,500 £22,500
90th Percentile £56,700 £55,250 £55,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,476 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.06% +4.16% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
South Wales +21 16 £44,250 +23.78% 3
North Wales - 2 £25,000 -
West Wales -15 1 £50,198 +63.25%
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 11 (57.89%) QA
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (36.84%) Finance
5 6 (31.58%) SQL
5 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
5 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
6 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
6 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
6 4 (21.05%) Selenium
7 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
7 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
7 3 (15.79%) Open Source
7 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
7 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (15.79%) C#
7 3 (15.79%) Java
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
7 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
7 3 (15.79%) Scrum
7 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
8 2 (10.53%) Ruby
8 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
8 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (10.53%) Maven
8 2 (10.53%) TDD
8 2 (10.53%) CruiseControl

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) Internet
1 1 (5.26%) Modbus
1 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.53%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (10.53%) Data Mining
2 2 (10.53%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (10.53%) WhereScape RED
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Selenium
2 3 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (15.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (10.53%) Ant
3 2 (10.53%) CruiseControl
3 2 (10.53%) Maven
4 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
4 1 (5.26%) Jasmine
4 1 (5.26%) JMeter
4 1 (5.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (36.84%) Finance
2 2 (10.53%) Games
2 2 (10.53%) Law
3 1 (5.26%) Electronics
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Tester
2 4 (21.05%) Developer
2 4 (21.05%) Software Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Head of Test
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Developer in Test
4 2 (10.53%) Head of QA
4 2 (10.53%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.53%) QA Specialist
4 2 (10.53%) QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Ruby Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Software QA Tester
4 2 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Software Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.26%) ADO.NET
2 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Internet of Things
3 1 (5.26%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (31.58%) Mentoring
3 6 (31.58%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (21.05%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (21.05%) Functional Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.79%) Manual Testing
5 3 (15.79%) Open Source
5 3 (15.79%) Scrum
5 3 (15.79%) Software Engineering
5 3 (15.79%) Test Scripting
6 2 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (10.53%) Dimensional Modelling
6 2 (10.53%) ETL
6 2 (10.53%) Release Management
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) TDD
6 2 (10.53%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 3 (15.79%) C#
2 3 (15.79%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) Ruby
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.26%) C++
4 1 (5.26%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.26%) Python
4 1 (5.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (57.89%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
1 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
1 2 (10.53%) TOWER Software
2 1 (5.26%) HP
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) Sencha