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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 88 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 18 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.28% 0.76% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.92% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 3
Average salary £50,000 £33,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.51% -34.00%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
1220 1197 984
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 86.46% 82.44% 82.27%
Number of salaries quoted 818 783 635
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,950 £32,400 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (44.19%) Test Management
4 12 (27.91%) QA
5 10 (23.26%) JIRA
6 8 (18.60%) Linux
6 8 (18.60%) Lean Six Sigma
6 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
6 8 (18.60%) Six Sigma
6 8 (18.60%) Project Management
7 7 (16.28%) Performance Management
7 7 (16.28%) SQL
7 7 (16.28%) Degree
7 7 (16.28%) Banking
8 6 (13.95%) IIS
8 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
9 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.63%) ISEB
9 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
9 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
9 5 (11.63%) Selenium
10 4 (9.30%) Marketing
10 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 4 (9.30%) Coaching
10 4 (9.30%) C#
10 4 (9.30%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (13.95%) IIS
2 4 (9.30%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) MySQL
2 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.33%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) Selenium
3 3 (6.98%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) SilkPerformer
General
1 26 (60.47%) Finance
2 7 (16.28%) Banking
3 4 (9.30%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Test Manager
2 12 (27.91%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Test Analyst
4 5 (11.63%) QA Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (9.30%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (6.98%) Quality Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.65%) Consultant
7 2 (4.65%) Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 1 (2.33%) Programme Manager
8 1 (2.33%) Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Business Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Analyst Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Lead Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Applications Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Performance Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
2 1 (2.33%) XML
2 1 (2.33%) XSLT
2 1 (2.33%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.33%) XForms
2 1 (2.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) EPoS
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 8 (18.60%) Linux
2 4 (9.30%) Windows
3 2 (4.65%) UNIX
3 2 (4.65%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (44.19%) Test Management
3 8 (18.60%) Lean Six Sigma
3 8 (18.60%) Six Sigma
3 8 (18.60%) Project Management
4 7 (16.28%) Performance Management
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Test Scripting
6 5 (11.63%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Waterfall
6 5 (11.63%) Test Planning
6 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
6 5 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (9.30%) Change Management
7 4 (9.30%) OOP
7 4 (9.30%) OO
7 4 (9.30%) CRM
7 4 (9.30%) System Testing
7 4 (9.30%) Coaching
7 4 (9.30%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) C#
3 2 (4.65%) C++
3 2 (4.65%) Perl
3 2 (4.65%) Python
3 2 (4.65%) C
4 1 (2.33%) XPath
4 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
2 5 (11.63%) ISEB
2 5 (11.63%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.91%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Splunk
2 2 (4.65%) ArcSight
3 1 (2.33%) Twitter
3 1 (2.33%) SOASTA, Inc
3 1 (2.33%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.33%) SAP
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago