The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 43 56 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.63% 0.84% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.31% 1.08% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 1
Average salary £35,000 £36,250 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% +51.04%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
Test Strategy
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
362 370 363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.21% 77.57% 70.76%
Number of salaries quoted 302 330 340
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,805
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Liverpool region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Liverpool

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 11 (57.89%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) C++
2 9 (47.37%) Java
2 9 (47.37%) Games
2 9 (47.37%) Selenium
2 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
2 9 (47.37%) SoapUI
3 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
3 7 (36.84%) SOAP
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) Online Games
3 7 (36.84%) JIRA
3 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
4 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
4 5 (26.32%) Banking
4 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 5 (26.32%) HP
4 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
5 4 (21.05%) QA
6 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
6 2 (10.53%) jQuery
6 2 (10.53%) MVC
6 2 (10.53%) Workflow
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (47.37%) Selenium
1 9 (47.37%) Cucumber
1 9 (47.37%) SoapUI
2 7 (36.84%) JIRA
2 7 (36.84%) WebDriver
3 5 (26.32%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (26.32%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (47.37%) Games
2 7 (36.84%) Finance
3 5 (26.32%) Banking
3 5 (26.32%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 7 (36.84%) Tester
2 7 (36.84%) Automation Tester
3 2 (10.53%) Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (10.53%) QA Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Senior Analyst Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.26%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.26%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) SOAP
2 2 (10.53%) jQuery
2 2 (10.53%) Gherkin
2 2 (10.53%) .NET
2 2 (10.53%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (36.84%) Online Games
2 2 (10.53%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (47.37%) Test Automation
2 5 (26.32%) Automation Testing
3 2 (10.53%) MVC
3 2 (10.53%) Workflow
3 2 (10.53%) Software Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) C#
2 9 (47.37%) C++
2 9 (47.37%) Java
3 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) QA
2 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) HP