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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 121 136 123
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 53 46 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.43% 1.26% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.62% 1.48% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 42 23 19
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £33,300 £34,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £49,000 £39,550
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
3266 3118 2332
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.34% 85.10% 82.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2587 2493 1866
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 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 48 (53.33%) ISEB
2 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
3 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (44.44%) Test Scripting
4 30 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (31.11%) Finance
5 28 (31.11%) SQL
6 27 (30.00%) Project Management
6 27 (30.00%) QA
7 24 (26.67%) Software Testing
7 24 (26.67%) Regression Testing
8 22 (24.44%) Scrum
9 20 (22.22%) Test Management
10 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (20.00%) PCI DSS
12 17 (18.89%) System Testing
13 15 (16.67%) Selenium
13 15 (16.67%) Mentoring
13 15 (16.67%) Coaching
14 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
14 13 (14.44%) Performance Testing
14 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
15 12 (13.33%) Java
15 12 (13.33%) .NET
16 11 (12.22%) RAD
16 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
16 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
16 11 (12.22%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 (8.89%) IIS
2 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.00%) MS Office
3 3 (3.33%) MS Project
3 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.11%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 15 (16.67%) Selenium
2 13 (14.44%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.78%) JUnit
4 6 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (3.33%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.22%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.22%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.11%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.11%) TestComplete
7 1 (1.11%) JMeter
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.11%) WATIR
7 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.11%) WatiN
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Law
3 4 (4.44%) Games
4 3 (3.33%) Retail
4 3 (3.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (34.44%) Tester
2 18 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 15 (16.67%) Software Tester
4 14 (15.56%) Analyst
5 13 (14.44%) Test Analyst
6 10 (11.11%) Systems Tester
7 9 (10.00%) Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Security Consultant
8 8 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Head of Development
10 5 (5.56%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Software Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Test Leader
12 3 (3.33%) Development Engineer
12 3 (3.33%) Agile Test Analyst
12 3 (3.33%) Software Development Engineer
13 2 (2.22%) Senior Tester
13 2 (2.22%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) .NET
2 2 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.00%) Client/Server
2 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.11%) IVR
3 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.78%) UNIX
2 1 (1.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
1 40 (44.44%) Test Scripting
2 27 (30.00%) Project Management
3 24 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 24 (26.67%) Software Testing
4 22 (24.44%) Scrum
5 20 (22.22%) Test Management
6 19 (21.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 17 (18.89%) System Testing
8 15 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 15 (16.67%) Coaching
9 13 (14.44%) Performance Testing
9 13 (14.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 11 (12.22%) Automated Testing
10 11 (12.22%) Manual Testing
10 11 (12.22%) TDD
10 11 (12.22%) RAD
11 10 (11.11%) OWASP
12 9 (10.00%) Performance Management
12 9 (10.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.11%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) Java
3 6 (6.67%) C#
4 2 (2.22%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.11%) Python
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
5 1 (1.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (53.33%) ISEB
2 43 (47.78%) ISTQB
3 30 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (11.11%) Degree
5 8 (8.89%) CISSP
6 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.00%) QA
2 18 (20.00%) PCI DSS
3 8 (8.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (1.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (8.89%) Splunk
2 8 (8.89%) ArcSight
3 1 (1.11%) IBM
3 1 (1.11%) Compuware
3 1 (1.11%) HP
3 1 (1.11%) Citrix
3 1 (1.11%) Avaya
3 1 (1.11%) Empirix
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago