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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 71 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 41 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 2.58% 1.40% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 1.66% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28 10 2
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £58,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -39.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £51,600
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £64,400
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +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
1406 1266 1034
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Edinburgh 88.43% 84.57% 86.24%
Number of salaries quoted 892 839 641
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 1 September 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 33 (43.42%) Finance
2 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 23 (30.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (26.32%) ISEB
5 20 (26.32%) Performance Management
5 20 (26.32%) ISTQB
5 20 (26.32%) Degree
6 18 (23.68%) Project Management
7 17 (22.37%) Law
7 17 (22.37%) Portfolio Management
7 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
8 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
9 14 (18.42%) Coaching
9 14 (18.42%) Banking
10 13 (17.11%) CISSP
10 13 (17.11%) IIS
10 13 (17.11%) Security Architecture
10 13 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
10 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 13 (17.11%) Performance Testing
10 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
10 13 (17.11%) V-Model
11 12 (15.79%) Test Management
11 12 (15.79%) QA
11 12 (15.79%) SQL
12 11 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
12 11 (14.47%) ArcSight
12 11 (14.47%) Splunk
13 10 (13.16%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 13 (17.11%) IIS
2 1 (1.32%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.47%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (6.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.63%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) HP UFT
2 5 (6.58%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.63%) JMeter
3 2 (2.63%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.32%) TestDirector
4 1 (1.32%) SilkPerformer
General
1 33 (43.42%) Finance
2 17 (22.37%) Law
3 14 (18.42%) Banking
4 7 (9.21%) Retail
5 5 (6.58%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.32%) Front Office
6 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.32%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (30.26%) Test Manager
2 22 (28.95%) Consultant
3 17 (22.37%) Analyst
4 14 (18.42%) Test Analyst
5 12 (15.79%) Test Leader
6 11 (14.47%) IT Consultant
6 11 (14.47%) Security Consultant
6 11 (14.47%) IT Security Consultant
7 10 (13.16%) Performance Test Analyst
7 10 (13.16%) Performance Analyst
8 7 (9.21%) Programme Test Manager
8 7 (9.21%) Programme Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Management Consultant
9 4 (5.26%) Test Programme Manager
9 4 (5.26%) Service Management Consultant
10 3 (3.95%) Test Consultant
11 2 (2.63%) Security Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Business Manager
11 2 (2.63%) Project Engineer
11 2 (2.63%) Performance Tester
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.21%) Data Integration
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (32.89%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (31.58%) Test Scripting
3 23 (30.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 20 (26.32%) Performance Management
5 18 (23.68%) Project Management
6 17 (22.37%) Portfolio Management
7 15 (19.74%) Waterfall
8 14 (18.42%) Coaching
9 13 (17.11%) Vulnerability Management
9 13 (17.11%) Security Architecture
9 13 (17.11%) V-Model
9 13 (17.11%) Performance Testing
10 12 (15.79%) Test Management
11 10 (13.16%) Software Testing
12 9 (11.84%) TDD
12 9 (11.84%) Asset Management
12 9 (11.84%) Mentoring
13 8 (10.53%) BDD
14 7 (9.21%) Test Automation
14 7 (9.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (26.32%) ISTQB
1 20 (26.32%) Degree
1 20 (26.32%) ISEB
2 13 (17.11%) CISSP
3 5 (6.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 13 (17.11%) PCI DSS
2 12 (15.79%) QA
3 4 (5.26%) COBIT
4 1 (1.32%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 9 (11.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.47%) Splunk
1 11 (14.47%) ArcSight
2 7 (9.21%) Informatica
3 5 (6.58%) Teradata
4 4 (5.26%) FrontRange
4 4 (5.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle
5 2 (2.63%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.32%) Cognos
6 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.32%) Remedy
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