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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 24 18 43
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 5.53% 8.70% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.01% 11.94% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 10 15 0
Average salary £35,000 £54,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
183 134 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 91.96% 72.83% 72.05%
Number of salaries quoted 160 105 140
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 21 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 23 (100.00%) Regression Testing
1 23 (100.00%) QA
1 23 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 23 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 21 (91.30%) Automated Testing
2 21 (91.30%) Web Services
2 21 (91.30%) Project Management
3 18 (78.26%) XML
4 17 (73.91%) SoapUI
5 14 (60.87%) SOAP
6 4 (17.39%) Ranorex
6 4 (17.39%) Finance
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 4 (17.39%) MS Office
7 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Product Management
8 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 2 (8.70%) ISEB
9 1 (4.35%) Banking
9 1 (4.35%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 (17.39%) MS Office
Development Applications
1 17 (73.91%) SoapUI
2 4 (17.39%) Ranorex
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Analyst
1 20 (86.96%) Test Analyst
2 16 (69.57%) Senior Analyst
2 16 (69.57%) Senior Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (91.30%) Web Services
2 18 (78.26%) XML
3 14 (60.87%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 23 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 23 (100.00%) Regression Testing
2 21 (91.30%) Automated Testing
2 21 (91.30%) Project Management
3 3 (13.04%) Product Management
3 3 (13.04%) Automation Testing
4 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago