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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / Wales
Rank 74 79 93
Rank change year-on-year +5 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 21 29 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.94% 2.07% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.25% 2.55% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 16 27 8
Median salary £40,250 £32,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.78% -25.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,000 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,600 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 932 1139 1118
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 86.30% 81.18% 84.70%
Number of salaries quoted 754 957 955
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 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 March 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 +7 21 £40,250 +25.78% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) QA
3 15 (35.71%) Scrum
4 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
5 13 (30.95%) Finance
6 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
7 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
8 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
8 10 (23.81%) Games
9 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
10 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (19.05%) Defect Management
11 7 (16.67%) Selenium
11 7 (16.67%) C#
12 5 (11.90%) Exploratory Testing
12 5 (11.90%) SQL
12 5 (11.90%) ISEB
13 4 (9.52%) Java
13 4 (9.52%) TOWER Software
13 4 (9.52%) JMeter
13 4 (9.52%) TDD
13 4 (9.52%) Banking
13 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
13 4 (9.52%) Degree
13 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.38%) MS Office
1 1 (2.38%) MS Project
1 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.38%) Internet
1 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.38%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Selenium
2 4 (9.52%) JMeter
3 2 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (30.95%) Finance
2 10 (23.81%) Games
3 4 (9.52%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
4 1 (2.38%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (57.14%) Analyst
2 23 (54.76%) Test Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Software Tester
3 10 (23.81%) Tester
4 7 (16.67%) Test Manager
5 6 (14.29%) QA Tester
5 6 (14.29%) Software QA Tester
6 4 (9.52%) QA Specialist
6 4 (9.52%) Software Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) UAT Analyst
6 4 (9.52%) UAT Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Agile Test Manager
7 3 (7.14%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
7 3 (7.14%) Strategy Manager
7 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy Manager
8 2 (4.76%) Automation Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Test Automation Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) SOAP
2 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.38%) CCTV
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
1 2 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (80.95%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) Scrum
3 14 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 12 (28.57%) Mentoring
5 11 (26.19%) Manual Testing
6 10 (23.81%) Test Automation
7 9 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (19.05%) Defect Management
8 8 (19.05%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.90%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Automation Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Non-Functional Testing
10 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
10 4 (9.52%) TDD
11 3 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (7.14%) Functional Testing
11 3 (7.14%) Software Delivery
11 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
12 2 (4.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) C#
2 5 (11.90%) SQL
3 4 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) ISTQB
2 5 (11.90%) ISEB
3 4 (9.52%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (40.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) TOWER Software
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) HP
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