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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 32 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 11 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 0.57% 3.13% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 3.78% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 2
Average salary - £32,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -32.98%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
160 291 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 91.95% 82.91% 80.72%
Number of salaries quoted 105 226 93
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £21,960
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £58,700
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 27 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (75.00%) Web Services
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
1 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) QA
1 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (25.00%) Banking
3 3 (25.00%) Retail
3 3 (25.00%) Data Management
3 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
3 3 (25.00%) UML
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
4 2 (16.67%) Product Management
4 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) MS Office
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (16.67%) Ranorex
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Retail
2 3 (25.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 9 (75.00%) Analyst
1 9 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Senior Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Change Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Business Manager
3 3 (25.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (25.00%) Apache Flex
3 2 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) Project Management
1 9 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Automated Testing
1 9 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Data Management
2 3 (25.00%) UML
2 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (16.67%) Product Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (75.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft