The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Knutsford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 30 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 1.15% 4.79% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 6.84% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 4
Average salary £67,500 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+35.00% +3.09%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Test Strategy
Cheshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Knutsford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
143 117 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Knutsford 82.18% 70.06% 85.96%
Number of salaries quoted 134 114 191
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Knutsford

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Knutsford

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Knutsford

Test Strategy
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Knutsford

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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 (81.82%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
2 5 (45.45%) Statistics
2 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Test Management
2 5 (45.45%) System Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) CSQA
3 3 (27.27%) MBA
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
3 3 (27.27%) PMI
3 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
3 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (18.18%) QA
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (9.09%) DB2
5 1 (9.09%) Banking
5 1 (9.09%) IVR

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Knutsford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT jobs across the Knutsford 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) DB2
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Manager
2 3 (27.27%) Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Senior Test Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Quality Manager
3 1 (9.09%) QA Manager
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Statistics
2 3 (27.27%) IBM Mainframe
2 3 (27.27%) PMI
2 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
3 1 (9.09%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Programme Management
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (45.45%) Test Management
1 5 (45.45%) System Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) CSQA
2 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
2 3 (27.27%) MBA
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM