The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 28 37 -
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 3.21% 2.65% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.14% 3.38% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 8 0
Average salary £37,500 £44,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.73% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
Test Strategy
West Yorkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
145 237 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 77.54% 78.48% 76.33%
Number of salaries quoted 86 184 90
Average salary £37,500 £34,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.29% +4.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,000 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Halifax

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Halifax

Test Strategy
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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 13 (81.25%) Project Management
1 13 (81.25%) Regression Testing
1 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
1 13 (81.25%) QA
1 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (81.25%) Test Scripting
2 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 11 (68.75%) Web Services
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
4 4 (25.00%) Banking
4 4 (25.00%) XML
4 4 (25.00%) MS Office
4 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Ranorex
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Product Management
5 3 (18.75%) Apache Flex
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) UML
5 3 (18.75%) Retail
5 3 (18.75%) Data Management
5 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
6 2 (12.50%) SOAP
6 2 (12.50%) SQL
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the Halifax 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.

Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 11 (68.75%) SoapUI
2 4 (25.00%) Ranorex
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 4 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 13 (81.25%) Analyst
1 13 (81.25%) Test Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (62.50%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Business Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Change Manager
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Web Services
2 4 (25.00%) XML
3 3 (18.75%) Apache Flex
4 2 (12.50%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Project Management
1 13 (81.25%) Regression Testing
1 13 (81.25%) User Acceptance Testing
1 13 (81.25%) Test Scripting
1 13 (81.25%) Automated Testing
2 3 (18.75%) Release Management
2 3 (18.75%) UML
2 3 (18.75%) Product Management
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Data Management
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (81.25%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft