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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 85 86 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 11 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.27% 0.90% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.06% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 8 4 21
Average salary £35,000 £48,750 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.20% -11.36%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1224 1033 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 81.65% 84.60% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 812 638 669
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 16 (47.06%) QA
3 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (32.35%) Test Management
5 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
6 7 (20.59%) Six Sigma
6 7 (20.59%) Lean Six Sigma
6 7 (20.59%) JIRA
7 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
7 5 (14.71%) Banking
8 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
8 4 (11.76%) Project Management
8 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 4 (11.76%) ISEB
8 4 (11.76%) C#
8 4 (11.76%) .NET
8 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
8 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
8 4 (11.76%) Degree
8 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 4 (11.76%) Product Management
8 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (11.76%) Analytics
8 4 (11.76%) System Testing
8 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (8.82%) Release Management
9 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 3 (8.82%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (11.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WAN
1 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) MySQL
3 1 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) JIRA
2 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) Selenium
3 1 (2.94%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 21 (61.76%) Finance
2 5 (14.71%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (38.24%) Test Manager
2 10 (29.41%) Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Tester
3 5 (14.71%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 3 (8.82%) QA Tester
6 2 (5.88%) QA Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Quality Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Quality Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Test Leader
7 1 (2.94%) Test Architect
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.94%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Linux
2 2 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (2.94%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (32.35%) Test Management
3 9 (26.47%) Automated Testing
4 7 (20.59%) Six Sigma
4 7 (20.59%) Lean Six Sigma
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Management
6 4 (11.76%) Risk Management
6 4 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (11.76%) Project Management
6 4 (11.76%) Performance Testing
6 4 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 4 (11.76%) Product Management
6 4 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (11.76%) Analytics
6 4 (11.76%) System Testing
7 3 (8.82%) Release Management
7 3 (8.82%) Test Scripting
7 3 (8.82%) UML
7 3 (8.82%) Data Management
8 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) C#
2 2 (5.88%) C
2 2 (5.88%) Python
2 2 (5.88%) C++
2 2 (5.88%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB
1 4 (11.76%) ISEB
1 4 (11.76%) Degree
1 4 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (5.88%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (47.06%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Splunk
2 2 (5.88%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter
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