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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 41 46 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.35% 2.67% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 3.17% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 4 14 2
Average salary £45,000 £35,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.57% -15.15%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
287 441 411
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 77.36% 84.16% 84.92%
Number of salaries quoted 226 375 368
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015, 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 7 (53.85%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
3 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 6 (46.15%) Coaching
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
4 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (30.77%) ETL
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
4 4 (30.77%) Replication
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Validation
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
4 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
5 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
5 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
5 3 (23.08%) Splunk
5 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
5 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (23.08%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (23.08%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) MSTest
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Law
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Test Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) Analyst
3 3 (23.08%) Consultant
3 3 (23.08%) Security Consultant
4 1 (7.69%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Replication
1 4 (30.77%) Data Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Test Scripting
2 6 (46.15%) Mentoring
2 6 (46.15%) Coaching
3 4 (30.77%) Test Planning
3 4 (30.77%) Test Management
3 4 (30.77%) ETL
3 4 (30.77%) Validation
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
4 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Security Architecture
4 3 (23.08%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (15.38%) Use Case
5 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (15.38%) Line Management
6 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 4 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 3 (23.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (23.08%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Splunk
2 3 (23.08%) ArcSight
3 1 (7.69%) SAP