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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 46 61 60
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 9 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 1.10% 1.75% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.00% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 8 1
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -15.66%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
298 449 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 82.32% 87.35% 79.20%
Number of salaries quoted 250 405 312
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,850 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
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 26 November 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 10 (58.82%) C#
2 9 (52.94%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
2 9 (52.94%) SoapUI
3 8 (47.06%) Games
3 8 (47.06%) C++
3 8 (47.06%) Java
4 7 (41.18%) SOAP
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Linux
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) JIRA
4 7 (41.18%) Online Games
4 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
5 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
5 4 (23.53%) QA
6 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (17.65%) Degree
6 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
6 3 (17.65%) Splunk
6 3 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
6 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
6 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
6 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
6 3 (17.65%) Coaching
6 3 (17.65%) Project Management
6 3 (17.65%) IIS

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 (17.65%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Selenium
1 9 (52.94%) Cucumber
1 9 (52.94%) SoapUI
2 7 (41.18%) JIRA
2 7 (41.18%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (47.06%) Games
2 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Law
3 1 (5.88%) Advertising
3 1 (5.88%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Tester
1 7 (41.18%) Automation Tester
2 3 (17.65%) Security Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Analyst Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Software Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) QA Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) SOAP
2 2 (11.76%) jQuery
2 2 (11.76%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Online Games
2 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (17.65%) Performance Management
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
3 3 (17.65%) Coaching
3 3 (17.65%) Security Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (17.65%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Management
4 2 (11.76%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) Workflow
4 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
4 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security
5 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) C#
2 8 (47.06%) C++
2 8 (47.06%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) QA
1 4 (23.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (17.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Splunk
1 3 (17.65%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.88%) HP