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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 132 118 120
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 46 75 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.32% 2.04% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 2.35% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 39 42 16
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,275 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,750 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
3125 3196 2196
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 89.54% 86.82% 85.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2456 2494 1654
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 66 (61.68%) ISEB
2 62 (57.94%) SDLC
3 58 (54.21%) SQL
4 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (45.79%) Regression Testing
6 40 (37.38%) System Testing
7 37 (34.58%) Test Scripting
8 36 (33.64%) ISTQB
9 35 (32.71%) Integration Testing
10 33 (30.84%) Java
11 32 (29.91%) UNIX
12 30 (28.04%) C#
12 30 (28.04%) Compatibility Testing
12 30 (28.04%) System Integration Testing
13 26 (24.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 25 (23.36%) QA
15 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
15 24 (22.43%) User Acceptance Testing
16 21 (19.63%) Project Management
17 16 (14.95%) Mentoring
18 15 (14.02%) PCI DSS
19 14 (13.08%) Test Management
19 14 (13.08%) Coaching
20 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
20 13 (12.15%) Selenium
21 12 (11.21%) Finance
21 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
21 12 (11.21%) .NET
21 12 (11.21%) MS Office
22 11 (10.28%) Scrum

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 10 (9.35%) IIS
2 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MS Office
2 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (4.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 13 (12.15%) Selenium
2 9 (8.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (6.54%) HP UFT
3 7 (6.54%) JIRA
4 3 (2.80%) WebDriver
5 2 (1.87%) JUnit
6 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.93%) FitNesse
General
1 12 (11.21%) Finance
2 10 (9.35%) Law
3 2 (1.87%) Legal
3 2 (1.87%) Games
3 2 (1.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 37 (34.58%) Test Manager
2 27 (25.23%) Tester
3 18 (16.82%) Software Tester
4 16 (14.95%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.35%) Consultant
5 10 (9.35%) Security Consultant
6 9 (8.41%) Systems Tester
7 8 (7.48%) Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Developer
8 7 (6.54%) Test Analyst
8 7 (6.54%) Software Developer
9 6 (5.61%) Programme Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Test Engineer
9 6 (5.61%) Programme Test Manager
9 6 (5.61%) Head of Testing
10 4 (3.74%) Head of Development
10 4 (3.74%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.74%) QA Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Senior Manager
11 3 (2.80%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.21%) .NET
2 3 (2.80%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.80%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.93%) JSP
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.91%) UNIX
2 5 (4.67%) Windows
3 2 (1.87%) Android
3 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (57.94%) SDLC
2 54 (50.47%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (45.79%) Regression Testing
4 40 (37.38%) System Testing
5 37 (34.58%) Test Scripting
6 35 (32.71%) Integration Testing
7 30 (28.04%) System Integration Testing
7 30 (28.04%) Compatibility Testing
8 24 (22.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (22.43%) Software Testing
9 21 (19.63%) Project Management
10 16 (14.95%) Mentoring
11 14 (13.08%) Coaching
11 14 (13.08%) Test Management
12 13 (12.15%) Performance Testing
13 12 (11.21%) Stakeholder Management
14 11 (10.28%) Scrum
14 11 (10.28%) Validation
14 11 (10.28%) Performance Management
14 11 (10.28%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (54.21%) SQL
2 33 (30.84%) Java
3 30 (28.04%) C#
Qualifications
1 66 (61.68%) ISEB
2 36 (33.64%) ISTQB
3 26 (24.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (9.35%) Degree
4 10 (9.35%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (23.36%) QA
2 15 (14.02%) PCI DSS
3 10 (9.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 6 (5.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (9.35%) Splunk
1 10 (9.35%) ArcSight
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.61%) Capita
4 1 (0.93%) Citrix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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