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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 123 125 112
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 42 59 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.46% 1.79% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.98% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 31 51 40
Median salary £35,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +9.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,800
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year
-4.25% +6.81%
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
2607 2974 3292
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.77% 90.18% 89.31%
Number of salaries quoted 2143 2326 2614
Median salary £43,596 £43,000 £41,722
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.38% +3.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of job ads across the Leeds region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 June 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (50.63%) ISTQB
3 36 (45.57%) QA
4 35 (44.30%) ISEB
5 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
6 33 (41.77%) Selenium
6 33 (41.77%) Scrum
7 27 (34.18%) SQL
7 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
8 24 (30.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 24 (30.38%) SoapUI
8 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
9 22 (27.85%) Finance
10 21 (26.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (26.58%) Test Management
11 19 (24.05%) Software Testing
12 18 (22.78%) .NET
12 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
13 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
14 15 (18.99%) Performance Management
14 15 (18.99%) Manual Testing
15 14 (17.72%) SDLC
16 13 (16.46%) Java
16 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
17 12 (15.19%) C#
18 11 (13.92%) Project Management
18 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
19 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
19 10 (12.66%) Risk Analysis
19 10 (12.66%) RAD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
1 9 (11.39%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (41.77%) Selenium
2 24 (30.38%) SoapUI
3 10 (12.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.86%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) JBehave
General
1 22 (27.85%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Marketing
2 3 (3.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 33 (41.77%) Analyst
2 32 (40.51%) Test Analyst
3 26 (32.91%) Tester
4 22 (27.85%) Test Engineer
5 19 (24.05%) Systems Tester
6 15 (18.99%) QA Analyst
6 15 (18.99%) QA Engineer
6 15 (18.99%) QA Test Analyst
6 15 (18.99%) QA Test Engineer
6 15 (18.99%) QA Tester
6 15 (18.99%) Systems Test Engineer
7 13 (16.46%) Test Manager
8 11 (13.92%) Test Leader
9 9 (11.39%) Senior Manager
9 9 (11.39%) Senior UAT Manager
9 9 (11.39%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (11.39%) Systems Test Analyst
9 9 (11.39%) Testing Manager
9 9 (11.39%) UAT Manager
10 7 (8.86%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (22.78%) .NET
2 9 (11.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.80%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (43.04%) Test Scripting
3 33 (41.77%) Scrum
4 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
4 24 (30.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 21 (26.58%) Test Management
6 19 (24.05%) Software Testing
7 18 (22.78%) Test Automation
8 15 (18.99%) Manual Testing
8 15 (18.99%) Performance Management
9 14 (17.72%) SDLC
10 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
11 11 (13.92%) Project Management
11 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
12 10 (12.66%) RAD
12 10 (12.66%) Risk Analysis
13 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
13 9 (11.39%) System Testing
14 8 (10.13%) Kanban
14 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.18%) SQL
2 13 (16.46%) Java
3 12 (15.19%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 40 (50.63%) ISTQB
2 35 (44.30%) ISEB
3 21 (26.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (45.57%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.13%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) HP
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