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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 74 81 91
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 21 19 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.65% 1.40% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.61% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 15 5 5
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% -21.68%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1149 1180 1201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 90.40% 86.70% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 773 733 791
Average salary £47,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.95% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 39 (58.21%) Degree
2 33 (49.25%) Project Management
2 33 (49.25%) Data Centre
3 32 (47.76%) Portfolio Management
3 32 (47.76%) Performance Management
4 31 (46.27%) Law
5 25 (37.31%) Security Architecture
5 25 (37.31%) PCI DSS
5 25 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 25 (37.31%) ArcSight
5 25 (37.31%) Splunk
5 25 (37.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 24 (35.82%) IISP
6 24 (35.82%) Security Operations
6 24 (35.82%) Security Operations Centre
6 24 (35.82%) IIS
6 24 (35.82%) CISSP
7 20 (29.85%) SIEM
8 19 (28.36%) Finance
9 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
10 16 (23.88%) Network Security
10 16 (23.88%) QRadar
11 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (16.42%) Banking
13 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (11.94%) Service Management
14 8 (11.94%) ITIL
14 8 (11.94%) Release Management
14 8 (11.94%) Asset Management
14 8 (11.94%) Data Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 24 (35.82%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.88%) Network Security
2 1 (1.49%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) Data Mining
3 1 (1.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) HP UFT
2 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.49%) Bugzilla
3 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.49%) Selenium
General
1 31 (46.27%) Law
2 19 (28.36%) Finance
3 11 (16.42%) Banking
4 7 (10.45%) Retail
5 3 (4.48%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (47.76%) Consultant
2 25 (37.31%) Security Consultant
3 22 (32.84%) Analyst
4 21 (31.34%) IT Consultant
4 21 (31.34%) IT Security Consultant
5 9 (13.43%) Test Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.94%) SIEM Consultant
6 8 (11.94%) Vulnerability Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Management Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Service Management Consultant
7 7 (10.45%) Test Manager
8 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Business Manager
9 4 (5.97%) IT Risk Consultant
9 4 (5.97%) IT Security Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) IT Security Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Security Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Security Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 33 (49.25%) Data Centre
2 24 (35.82%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.99%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.49%) Economics
5 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.49%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.99%) Linux
1 2 (2.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (49.25%) Project Management
2 32 (47.76%) Performance Management
2 32 (47.76%) Portfolio Management
3 25 (37.31%) Security Architecture
3 25 (37.31%) Vulnerability Management
4 24 (35.82%) Security Operations
5 20 (29.85%) SIEM
6 18 (26.87%) Test Scripting
7 13 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (14.93%) User Acceptance Testing
9 8 (11.94%) Asset Management
9 8 (11.94%) Data Management
9 8 (11.94%) ITIL
9 8 (11.94%) Release Management
9 8 (11.94%) Service Management
10 7 (10.45%) IT Governance
10 7 (10.45%) ITIL V3
10 7 (10.45%) ITSM
10 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
10 7 (10.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) VB.NET
3 2 (2.99%) C
3 2 (2.99%) Java
4 1 (1.49%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.49%) Python
4 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.49%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (58.21%) Degree
2 24 (35.82%) CISSP
2 24 (35.82%) IISP
3 5 (7.46%) ISEB
4 4 (5.97%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) MCP
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.49%) OCP
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (1.49%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (37.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 25 (37.31%) PCI DSS
2 7 (10.45%) COBIT
3 2 (2.99%) QA
Systems Management
1 16 (23.88%) QRadar
2 5 (7.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (37.31%) ArcSight
1 25 (37.31%) Splunk
2 7 (10.45%) FrontRange
2 7 (10.45%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.97%) Pega
4 3 (4.48%) Oracle
5 2 (2.99%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.49%) SAP