The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 67 102 79
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 37 9 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.56% 0.58% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 0.67% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 23 4 6
Average salary £55,000 £51,250 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.31% +5.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,200 £33,000 £43,750
10% offered a salary of more than £58,800 £64,250 £66,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
Test Strategy
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Edinburgh
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1268 1345 982
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 87.69% 86.55% 84.58%
Number of salaries quoted 797 870 592
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 23 (31.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (26.39%) Project Management
4 18 (25.00%) Coaching
5 17 (23.61%) Degree
5 17 (23.61%) Performance Management
6 16 (22.22%) QA
6 16 (22.22%) Banking
7 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
7 15 (20.83%) Mentoring
8 14 (19.44%) Portfolio Management
8 14 (19.44%) Data Centre
9 13 (18.06%) ISTQB
9 13 (18.06%) ISEB
10 12 (16.67%) CISSP
10 12 (16.67%) IIS
10 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 12 (16.67%) ArcSight
10 12 (16.67%) PCI DSS
10 12 (16.67%) Security Architecture
10 12 (16.67%) Splunk
10 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
11 10 (13.89%) Test Management
11 10 (13.89%) SQL
11 10 (13.89%) Service Management
12 9 (12.50%) Retail
12 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
13 8 (11.11%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the Edinburgh region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.94%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 4 (5.56%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.78%) JMeter
3 2 (2.78%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.39%) Selenium
4 1 (1.39%) SilkPerformer
General
1 35 (48.61%) Finance
2 16 (22.22%) Banking
3 9 (12.50%) Retail
4 6 (8.33%) Law
5 5 (6.94%) Retail Banking
6 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (1.39%) Front Office
8 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Test Manager
2 21 (29.17%) Consultant
3 15 (20.83%) Analyst
4 11 (15.28%) Test Leader
5 10 (13.89%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.11%) Splunk Consultant
7 6 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
7 6 (8.33%) Programme Manager
8 5 (6.94%) Business Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) IT Security Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Business Manager
9 4 (5.56%) Test Programme Manager
9 4 (5.56%) IT Consultant
9 4 (5.56%) Security Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Business Consultant
10 3 (4.17%) Payments Business Analyst
11 2 (2.78%) Project Engineer
11 2 (2.78%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.44%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.72%) Data Integration
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (31.94%) Stakeholder Management
2 19 (26.39%) Project Management
3 18 (25.00%) Coaching
4 17 (23.61%) Performance Management
5 15 (20.83%) Mentoring
5 15 (20.83%) Test Scripting
6 14 (19.44%) Portfolio Management
7 12 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 12 (16.67%) Security Architecture
8 10 (13.89%) Test Management
8 10 (13.89%) Service Management
9 9 (12.50%) Waterfall
10 8 (11.11%) Software Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Migration
11 7 (9.72%) V-Model
11 7 (9.72%) SDLC
12 6 (8.33%) Data Migration
12 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Degree
2 13 (18.06%) ISEB
2 13 (18.06%) ISTQB
3 12 (16.67%) CISSP
4 4 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.22%) QA
2 12 (16.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.78%) COBIT
3 2 (2.78%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (16.67%) Splunk
1 12 (16.67%) ArcSight
2 7 (9.72%) Informatica
3 5 (6.94%) Teradata
4 4 (5.56%) HP
5 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle
5 2 (2.78%) FrontRange
5 2 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) Remedy
6 1 (1.39%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.39%) Cognos
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