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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 143 142 144
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 37 34 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.11% 1.05% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.26% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 34 13 16
Average salary £33,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.07% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
2954 2688 2421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.36% 82.84% 82.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2320 2069 2061
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (45.16%) ISEB
3 38 (40.86%) QA
4 35 (37.63%) Finance
4 35 (37.63%) ISTQB
5 34 (36.56%) Test Scripting
6 26 (27.96%) Project Management
6 26 (27.96%) Test Management
7 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
7 20 (21.51%) Regression Testing
8 19 (20.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 19 (20.43%) Line Management
9 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
10 17 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (18.28%) Scrum
10 17 (18.28%) Business Analysis
11 16 (17.20%) E-Commerce
12 14 (15.05%) Selenium
13 13 (13.98%) Manual Testing
14 12 (12.90%) Automated Testing
15 10 (10.75%) SQL
15 10 (10.75%) Software Testing
15 10 (10.75%) PCI DSS
15 10 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
15 10 (10.75%) Automation Testing
16 9 (9.68%) .NET
16 9 (9.68%) SOA
16 9 (9.68%) Integration Acceptance Testing
16 9 (9.68%) Project Planning
16 9 (9.68%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 5 (5.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (19.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.08%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.08%) 3G
1 1 (1.08%) LTE
1 1 (1.08%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Power View
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.08%) ProClarity
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Selenium
2 10 (10.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (8.60%) JUnit
4 7 (7.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.30%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (3.23%) JMeter
7 2 (2.15%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.15%) JBehave
8 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.08%) WATIR
8 1 (1.08%) WatiN
8 1 (1.08%) TestComplete
General
1 35 (37.63%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Games
3 2 (2.15%) Law
4 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (37.63%) Analyst
2 29 (31.18%) Test Analyst
3 24 (25.81%) Test Manager
4 21 (22.58%) Tester
5 17 (18.28%) Agile Test Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (11.83%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (7.53%) Systems Tester
8 6 (6.45%) Business Analyst
9 5 (5.38%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.38%) Lead Tester
10 3 (3.23%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.23%) Consultant
11 2 (2.15%) QA Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Operations Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Data Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Data Storage Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Database Manager
11 2 (2.15%) Software Test Analyst
11 2 (2.15%) Senior Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 5 (5.38%) SOAP
3 2 (2.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.53%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.15%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.08%) Handset
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.08%) UNIX
1 1 (1.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (36.56%) Test Scripting
3 26 (27.96%) Test Management
3 26 (27.96%) Project Management
4 20 (21.51%) Regression Testing
5 19 (20.43%) Line Management
6 17 (18.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (18.28%) Scrum
6 17 (18.28%) Business Analysis
7 16 (17.20%) E-Commerce
8 13 (13.98%) Manual Testing
9 12 (12.90%) Automated Testing
10 10 (10.75%) Automation Testing
10 10 (10.75%) Software Testing
11 9 (9.68%) Project Planning
11 9 (9.68%) SOA
11 9 (9.68%) Integration Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.68%) Non-Functional Testing
11 9 (9.68%) System Testing
12 8 (8.60%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 8 (8.60%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Python
4 1 (1.08%) Ruby
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (45.16%) ISEB
2 35 (37.63%) ISTQB
3 19 (20.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (9.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (5.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (40.86%) QA
2 10 (10.75%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.15%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (2.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.38%) Oracle
3 2 (2.15%) FrontRange
3 2 (2.15%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.08%) IBM
4 1 (1.08%) Compuware
4 1 (1.08%) HP
4 1 (1.08%) Empirix
4 1 (1.08%) Capita
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