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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 129 155 134
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 39 24 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.15% 0.72% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.87% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 33 9 20
Average salary £32,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% -20.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
3010 2747 2444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 88.74% 82.92% 83.04%
Number of salaries quoted 2405 2114 2069
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 £50,000 £62,500
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 29 January 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (48.24%) ISEB
3 37 (43.53%) ISTQB
3 37 (43.53%) Test Scripting
4 36 (42.35%) QA
5 35 (41.18%) Finance
6 29 (34.12%) Project Management
7 26 (30.59%) Test Management
8 22 (25.88%) Scrum
8 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
8 22 (25.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 21 (24.71%) Regression Testing
10 20 (23.53%) MS Excel
11 17 (20.00%) Line Management
12 14 (16.47%) Manual Testing
12 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
13 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
13 13 (15.29%) Software Testing
13 13 (15.29%) SQL
13 13 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
14 12 (14.12%) .NET
14 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
14 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
14 12 (14.12%) System Testing
15 11 (12.94%) Selenium
15 11 (12.94%) RAD
16 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 10 (11.76%) OWASP
16 10 (11.76%) Automation Testing
17 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (3.53%) IIS
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Project
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
3 1 (1.18%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.18%) ProClarity
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 11 (12.94%) Selenium
3 7 (8.24%) JUnit
4 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (2.35%) JMeter
5 2 (2.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.18%) TestComplete
6 1 (1.18%) WATIR
6 1 (1.18%) WatiN
6 1 (1.18%) JBehave
6 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.18%) SoapUI
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 5 (5.88%) Games
2 5 (5.88%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Retail
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (31.76%) Analyst
2 25 (29.41%) Test Analyst
3 21 (24.71%) Test Manager
4 20 (23.53%) Tester
5 12 (14.12%) Agile Test Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Senior Test Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (11.76%) Systems Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Consultant
9 5 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 4 (4.71%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.53%) Test Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Software Test Engineer
11 3 (3.53%) Head of Development
11 3 (3.53%) Security Consultant
11 3 (3.53%) Software Engineer
12 2 (2.35%) Senior Software Tester
12 2 (2.35%) Selenium Test Analyst
12 2 (2.35%) Business Analyst
12 2 (2.35%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) .NET
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.59%) Client/Server
2 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.18%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.18%) IVR
3 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.18%) UNIX
1 1 (1.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (51.76%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (43.53%) Test Scripting
3 29 (34.12%) Project Management
4 26 (30.59%) Test Management
5 22 (25.88%) Scrum
6 21 (24.71%) Regression Testing
7 17 (20.00%) Line Management
8 14 (16.47%) Manual Testing
9 13 (15.29%) Automated Testing
9 13 (15.29%) Software Testing
10 12 (14.12%) E-Commerce
10 12 (14.12%) Business Analysis
10 12 (14.12%) System Testing
11 11 (12.94%) RAD
12 10 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (11.76%) OWASP
12 10 (11.76%) Automation Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (10.59%) Project Planning
13 9 (10.59%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.18%) Ruby
4 1 (1.18%) Python
4 1 (1.18%) Perl
4 1 (1.18%) PHP
Qualifications
1 41 (48.24%) ISEB
2 37 (43.53%) ISTQB
3 22 (25.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (10.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (8.24%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (42.35%) QA
2 14 (16.47%) PCI DSS
3 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (2.35%) COBIT
Vendors
1 22 (25.88%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) ArcSight
2 3 (3.53%) Splunk
3 2 (2.35%) ServiceNow
3 2 (2.35%) FrontRange
4 1 (1.18%) Capita
4 1 (1.18%) IBM
4 1 (1.18%) Compuware
4 1 (1.18%) HP
4 1 (1.18%) Avaya
4 1 (1.18%) Empirix
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