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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 38 28 26
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 0.45% 5.93% 2.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 7.24% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 0 16 2
Average salary - £32,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -32.98%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
192 221 122
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 86.49% 81.85% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 144 186 91
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £47,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 24 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Flex
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
2 3 (42.86%) General Ledger
3 1 (14.29%) XML
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Selenium
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Ranorex
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
1 3 (42.86%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Change Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Business Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 3 (42.86%) Apache Flex
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
1 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Automated Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Release Management
2 3 (42.86%) UML
2 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Data Management
3 1 (14.29%) Product Management
3 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA