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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 122 115 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 59 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.45% 1.82% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.05% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 34 53 37
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £39,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +13.20%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,700
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,054
% change year-on-year
- +2.14%
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
2714 2884 3306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 91.38% 88.85% 88.89%
Number of salaries quoted 2176 2251 2672
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 31 May 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 38 (48.10%) ISTQB
3 36 (45.57%) ISEB
4 31 (39.24%) QA
4 31 (39.24%) Selenium
5 30 (37.97%) Test Scripting
6 29 (36.71%) Scrum
7 27 (34.18%) SQL
8 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
9 23 (29.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
10 20 (25.32%) Test Management
10 20 (25.32%) SoapUI
11 19 (24.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 19 (24.05%) Finance
12 17 (21.52%) .NET
13 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
13 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
14 15 (18.99%) Java
15 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
15 14 (17.72%) Performance Management
16 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
16 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
17 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
17 11 (13.92%) SDLC
18 10 (12.66%) Oracle
19 9 (11.39%) C#
19 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
19 9 (11.39%) Mentoring

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 16 (20.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.53%) Network Security
2 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (39.24%) Selenium
2 20 (25.32%) SoapUI
3 9 (11.39%) Cucumber
4 7 (8.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.80%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.53%) JBehave
General
1 19 (24.05%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Marketing
3 2 (2.53%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (36.71%) Analyst
2 28 (35.44%) Test Analyst
3 24 (30.38%) Tester
4 22 (27.85%) Test Engineer
5 17 (21.52%) Systems Tester
6 14 (17.72%) Test Manager
7 13 (16.46%) QA Analyst
7 13 (16.46%) QA Engineer
7 13 (16.46%) QA Test Analyst
7 13 (16.46%) QA Test Engineer
7 13 (16.46%) QA Tester
7 13 (16.46%) Systems Test Engineer
8 12 (15.19%) Test Leader
9 9 (11.39%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (10.13%) Java Engineer
10 8 (10.13%) Senior Java Engineer
10 8 (10.13%) Testing Manager
10 8 (10.13%) UAT Manager
11 7 (8.86%) Senior Manager
11 7 (8.86%) Senior UAT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (21.52%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.33%) User Experience
3 2 (2.53%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (63.29%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Test Scripting
3 29 (36.71%) Scrum
4 24 (30.38%) Automation Testing
5 23 (29.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 20 (25.32%) Test Management
7 16 (20.25%) Software Testing
8 14 (17.72%) Performance Management
8 14 (17.72%) Test Automation
9 13 (16.46%) Manual Testing
9 13 (16.46%) Regression Testing
10 11 (13.92%) SDLC
10 11 (13.92%) Waterfall
11 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
11 9 (11.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (10.13%) Kanban
12 8 (10.13%) Logistics
12 8 (10.13%) Project Management
12 8 (10.13%) RAD
12 8 (10.13%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.18%) SQL
2 15 (18.99%) Java
3 9 (11.39%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.53%) PHP
5 1 (1.27%) Python
5 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 38 (48.10%) ISTQB
2 36 (45.57%) ISEB
3 19 (24.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (39.24%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (29.11%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.66%) Oracle
3 2 (2.53%) HP
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