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

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 125 145 126
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 30 42 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.10% 1.20% 1.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.30% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 27 29 40
Median salary £37,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
2464 3242 3322
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 90.42% 92.34% 88.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2084 2567 2554
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 August 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.68%) Scrum
3 35 (47.95%) QA
3 35 (47.95%) Test Scripting
4 31 (42.47%) ISTQB
5 29 (39.73%) Selenium
6 28 (38.36%) Test Automation
7 27 (36.99%) User Acceptance Testing
8 26 (35.62%) ISEB
9 24 (32.88%) Microsoft
10 23 (31.51%) SQL
11 22 (30.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 20 (27.40%) SoapUI
13 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
13 19 (26.03%) Test Management
13 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
13 19 (26.03%) SDLC
14 18 (24.66%) .NET
14 18 (24.66%) Finance
15 17 (23.29%) C#
16 15 (20.55%) Manual Testing
16 15 (20.55%) Automation Testing
17 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET
17 13 (17.81%) Project Management
18 12 (16.44%) Performance Management
19 11 (15.07%) System Testing
19 11 (15.07%) Risk Analysis
19 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
19 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
19 11 (15.07%) 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 11 (15.07%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.74%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server
1 11 (15.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (39.73%) Selenium
2 20 (27.40%) SoapUI
3 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (8.22%) TeamCity
4 6 (8.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.74%) JBehave
5 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.74%) JIRA
5 2 (2.74%) LoadRunner
5 2 (2.74%) Robot Framework
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Retail
3 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (42.47%) Analyst
2 30 (41.10%) Test Analyst
3 18 (24.66%) Test Engineer
4 17 (23.29%) Tester
5 13 (17.81%) Systems Tester
6 11 (15.07%) QA Tester
6 11 (15.07%) Systems Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) Systems Test Analyst
6 11 (15.07%) Test Manager
7 9 (12.33%) QA Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) QA Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) QA Test Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) QA Test Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Senior Manager
7 9 (12.33%) Senior UAT Manager
7 9 (12.33%) SQL Analyst
7 9 (12.33%) Systems Test Engineer
7 9 (12.33%) Testing Manager
7 9 (12.33%) UAT Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Selenium Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) .NET
2 13 (17.81%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.22%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.74%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (68.49%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (50.68%) Scrum
3 35 (47.95%) Test Scripting
4 28 (38.36%) Test Automation
5 27 (36.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 19 (26.03%) SDLC
6 19 (26.03%) Software Testing
6 19 (26.03%) Test Management
7 15 (20.55%) Automation Testing
7 15 (20.55%) Manual Testing
8 13 (17.81%) Project Management
9 12 (16.44%) Performance Management
10 11 (15.07%) RAD
10 11 (15.07%) Risk Analysis
10 11 (15.07%) System Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Automated Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Functional Testing
11 10 (13.70%) Regression Testing
12 9 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 17 (23.29%) C#
3 10 (13.70%) Java
4 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.11%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) PHP
7 1 (1.37%) Python
Qualifications
1 31 (42.47%) ISTQB
2 26 (35.62%) ISEB
3 22 (30.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (47.95%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.37%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle
3 1 (1.37%) HP
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