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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 113 110 131
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 60 70 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.70% 1.87% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.18% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 48 36 16
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,250
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.73%
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
3111 3215 2306
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.01% 85.85% 82.68%
Number of salaries quoted 2418 2574 1840
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 April 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 54 (55.10%) ISEB
2 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (42.86%) ISTQB
4 40 (40.82%) SQL
5 39 (39.80%) Test Scripting
6 32 (32.65%) Project Management
7 31 (31.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 28 (28.57%) Regression Testing
8 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
9 26 (26.53%) System Testing
10 24 (24.49%) QA
11 23 (23.47%) User Acceptance Testing
11 23 (23.47%) PCI DSS
11 23 (23.47%) Finance
12 21 (21.43%) Scrum
13 20 (20.41%) Java
13 20 (20.41%) Mentoring
13 20 (20.41%) Coaching
14 18 (18.37%) Integration Testing
14 18 (18.37%) Selenium
15 17 (17.35%) Test Management
16 15 (15.31%) .NET
16 15 (15.31%) UNIX
16 15 (15.31%) Degree
17 14 (14.29%) Performance Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
17 14 (14.29%) Performance Management
17 14 (14.29%) C#
18 13 (13.27%) Service Management
18 13 (13.27%) Law

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 13 (13.27%) IIS
2 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Office
2 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
3 3 (3.06%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 18 (18.37%) Selenium
2 13 (13.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 9 (9.18%) QuickTest Pro
4 7 (7.14%) JUnit
5 4 (4.08%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.06%) JIRA
7 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.02%) WatiN
8 1 (1.02%) JMeter
8 1 (1.02%) WATIR
8 1 (1.02%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.02%) TestComplete
General
1 23 (23.47%) Finance
2 13 (13.27%) Law
3 3 (3.06%) Legal
4 2 (2.04%) Games
4 2 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (34.69%) Tester
2 19 (19.39%) Software Tester
3 16 (16.33%) Test Manager
4 14 (14.29%) Consultant
5 13 (13.27%) Security Consultant
6 11 (11.22%) Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) Systems Tester
8 8 (8.16%) Test Leader
9 7 (7.14%) Head of Development
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Test Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Test Analyst
10 5 (5.10%) Senior Tester
10 5 (5.10%) Software Test Engineer
10 5 (5.10%) Software Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Software Development Engineer
11 3 (3.06%) Agile Test Analyst
11 3 (3.06%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.31%) .NET
2 3 (3.06%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Client/Server
2 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.02%) IVR
3 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.31%) UNIX
2 4 (4.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (39.80%) Test Scripting
3 32 (32.65%) Project Management
4 28 (28.57%) Regression Testing
4 28 (28.57%) Software Testing
5 26 (26.53%) System Testing
6 23 (23.47%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (21.43%) Scrum
8 20 (20.41%) Mentoring
8 20 (20.41%) Coaching
9 18 (18.37%) Integration Testing
10 17 (17.35%) Test Management
11 14 (14.29%) Performance Testing
11 14 (14.29%) Compatibility Testing
11 14 (14.29%) Performance Management
12 13 (13.27%) Security Architecture
12 13 (13.27%) Portfolio Management
12 13 (13.27%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (13.27%) Service Management
13 11 (11.22%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 40 (40.82%) SQL
2 20 (20.41%) Java
3 14 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.02%) Python
5 1 (1.02%) Ruby
5 1 (1.02%) Perl
5 1 (1.02%) PHP
Qualifications
1 54 (55.10%) ISEB
2 42 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 31 (31.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (15.31%) Degree
5 13 (13.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (24.49%) QA
2 23 (23.47%) PCI DSS
3 13 (13.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Splunk
1 13 (13.27%) ArcSight
2 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.02%) Compuware
3 1 (1.02%) HP
3 1 (1.02%) Citrix
3 1 (1.02%) Avaya
3 1 (1.02%) Empirix
3 1 (1.02%) IBM
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