The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 133 142 123
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 32 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.24% 0.93% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.10% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 33 13 15
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,300 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £43,164 £43,650
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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 Leeds region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3235 2908 2246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 89.09% 84.27% 82.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2578 2286 1831
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +4.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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 43 (51.81%) ISEB
2 41 (49.40%) ISTQB
3 40 (48.19%) Test Scripting
4 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (39.76%) Finance
6 26 (31.33%) Project Management
6 26 (31.33%) Test Management
7 25 (30.12%) QA
7 25 (30.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (27.71%) Scrum
9 21 (25.30%) Regression Testing
10 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
11 18 (21.69%) MS Excel
11 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
11 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS
12 17 (20.48%) SQL
13 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
13 15 (18.07%) Coaching
14 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
14 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
14 13 (15.66%) Line Management
15 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
15 12 (14.46%) Selenium
15 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
15 12 (14.46%) .NET
16 11 (13.25%) RAD
16 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (13.25%) TDD
16 11 (13.25%) System Testing
17 10 (12.05%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds 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.

Application Platforms
1 8 (9.64%) IIS
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (21.69%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.61%) MS Project
4 1 (1.20%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.20%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Power View
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.20%) ProClarity
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.66%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (14.46%) Selenium
3 6 (7.23%) JUnit
4 4 (4.82%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.41%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.20%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.20%) JMeter
6 1 (1.20%) FitNesse
6 1 (1.20%) WATIR
6 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.20%) WatiN
General
1 33 (39.76%) Finance
2 8 (9.64%) Law
3 5 (6.02%) Games
4 3 (3.61%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (30.12%) Tester
2 20 (24.10%) Test Manager
3 15 (18.07%) Analyst
4 14 (16.87%) Test Analyst
5 10 (12.05%) Systems Tester
6 9 (10.84%) Software Tester
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Analyst
6 9 (10.84%) Consultant
6 9 (10.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 8 (9.64%) Security Consultant
8 7 (8.43%) Head of Development
9 6 (7.23%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.82%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.61%) Agile Test Analyst
12 2 (2.41%) Development Engineer
12 2 (2.41%) Senior Software Tester
12 2 (2.41%) Software Test Analyst
12 2 (2.41%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.46%) .NET
2 2 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.20%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.20%) UNIX
1 1 (1.20%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.19%) Test Scripting
2 35 (42.17%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (31.33%) Project Management
3 26 (31.33%) Test Management
4 23 (27.71%) Scrum
5 21 (25.30%) Regression Testing
6 18 (21.69%) Software Testing
7 15 (18.07%) Mentoring
7 15 (18.07%) Coaching
8 13 (15.66%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (15.66%) Line Management
9 12 (14.46%) Manual Testing
9 12 (14.46%) Automated Testing
10 11 (13.25%) RAD
10 11 (13.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (13.25%) TDD
10 11 (13.25%) System Testing
11 10 (12.05%) OWASP
12 9 (10.84%) Performance Testing
12 9 (10.84%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.48%) SQL
2 5 (6.02%) Java
3 2 (2.41%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
4 1 (1.20%) PHP
4 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (51.81%) ISEB
2 41 (49.40%) ISTQB
3 25 (30.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (12.05%) Degree
5 8 (9.64%) CISSP
5 8 (9.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 4 (4.82%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (30.12%) QA
2 18 (21.69%) PCI DSS
3 8 (9.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (24.10%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.64%) Splunk
2 8 (9.64%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.20%) IBM
3 1 (1.20%) Compuware
3 1 (1.20%) HP
3 1 (1.20%) Citrix
3 1 (1.20%) Avaya
3 1 (1.20%) Empirix
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Leeds
OHO Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits: Competitive Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago