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 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 47 55 58
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.54% 2.52% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 2.86% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 2
Average salary - £35,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -19.07%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
312 420 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 83.87% 88.24% 74.43%
Number of salaries quoted 259 373 288
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (50.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) C++
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) Games
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
2 5 (50.00%) Online Games
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
4 3 (30.00%) IIS
4 3 (30.00%) CISSP
4 3 (30.00%) Project Management
4 3 (30.00%) Service Management
4 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (30.00%) Degree
4 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
4 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
4 3 (30.00%) Splunk
4 3 (30.00%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (30.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (30.00%) Coaching

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (60.00%) Selenium
1 6 (60.00%) Cucumber
1 6 (60.00%) SoapUI
2 5 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 5 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Tester
1 5 (50.00%) Automation Tester
2 3 (30.00%) Consultant
2 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) QA Manager
3 1 (10.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Senior QA Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Online Games
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (30.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (30.00%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (30.00%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (30.00%) Mentoring
2 3 (30.00%) Coaching
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Service Management
2 3 (30.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) C#
1 5 (50.00%) C++
1 5 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) CISSP
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (20.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Splunk
1 3 (30.00%) ArcSight