The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester 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 133 163 161
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 50 16 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 30 12 16
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £91,000 £56,400
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
Test Strategy
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3326 3033 3082
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.02% 77.31% 80.93%
Number of salaries quoted 2668 2605 2692
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 Manchester

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Manchester

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Manchester

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

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Manchester

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Rochdale - 10 £40,500 -
Cheadle - 6 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 27 (42.19%) Finance
2 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
3 21 (32.81%) Selenium
4 18 (28.13%) Degree
5 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (25.00%) C#
7 15 (23.44%) HTML
7 15 (23.44%) .NET
7 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
7 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
8 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
8 14 (21.88%) OOD
8 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
8 14 (21.88%) CSS
8 14 (21.88%) OO
8 14 (21.88%) TDD
9 13 (20.31%) NUnit
9 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
9 13 (20.31%) Web Services
9 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
10 12 (18.75%) SQL
10 12 (18.75%) Internet
10 12 (18.75%) Billing
10 12 (18.75%) Refactoring
10 12 (18.75%) Marketing
10 12 (18.75%) WCF
10 12 (18.75%) LINQ
10 12 (18.75%) Test Management
10 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
10 12 (18.75%) Time Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (6.25%) Apache
2 2 (3.13%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 13 (20.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (15.63%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (6.25%) MySQL
2 4 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.56%) DB2
4 1 (1.56%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.56%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 21 (32.81%) Selenium
2 13 (20.31%) NUnit
3 12 (18.75%) MSTest
4 10 (15.63%) SpecFlow
4 10 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.81%) Git (software)
6 4 (6.25%) JUnit
6 4 (6.25%) Eclipse
6 4 (6.25%) Gradle
6 4 (6.25%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.69%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.13%) Maven
8 2 (3.13%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.56%) Oracle Forms
General
1 27 (42.19%) Finance
2 12 (18.75%) Billing
2 12 (18.75%) Marketing
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Automotive
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (32.81%) Test Manager
2 18 (28.13%) Analyst
3 14 (21.88%) Developer
4 10 (15.63%) Web Analyst
5 8 (12.50%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.94%) Test Analyst
7 4 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Lead Developer
7 4 (6.25%) Test Leader
7 4 (6.25%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Systems Developer
8 3 (4.69%) Tester
9 2 (3.13%) Architect
9 2 (3.13%) Software Architect
9 2 (3.13%) .NET Developer
9 2 (3.13%) C# Developer
9 2 (3.13%) Test Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.13%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.44%) HTML
1 15 (23.44%) .NET
2 14 (21.88%) CSS
3 13 (20.31%) ASP.NET
3 13 (20.31%) Web Services
4 12 (18.75%) WCF
4 12 (18.75%) LINQ
4 12 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (17.19%) .NET Framework
6 10 (15.63%) SOAP
6 10 (15.63%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (15.63%) LINQ to SQL
6 10 (15.63%) REST
6 10 (15.63%) ASP.NET Web API
7 4 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 4 (6.25%) Spring
7 4 (6.25%) JSP
8 3 (4.69%) XML
9 2 (3.13%) Grails
9 2 (3.13%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Economics
1 10 (15.63%) Mathematics
2 4 (6.25%) Statistics
3 3 (4.69%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.13%) PDA
4 2 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.56%) PMI
5 1 (1.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (14.06%) Windows
2 6 (9.38%) Linux
3 3 (4.69%) Android
4 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.13%) UNIX
5 1 (1.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.94%) Software Testing
2 17 (26.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.88%) TDD
3 14 (21.88%) OO
3 14 (21.88%) E-Commerce
3 14 (21.88%) OOD
4 12 (18.75%) Refactoring
4 12 (18.75%) Test Management
4 12 (18.75%) Test Scripting
4 12 (18.75%) Time Management
5 11 (17.19%) Automated Testing
6 10 (15.63%) Pair Programming
6 10 (15.63%) Web Analytics
6 10 (15.63%) UML
6 10 (15.63%) OWASP
6 10 (15.63%) BDD
6 10 (15.63%) Analytics
7 8 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (12.50%) Change Control
7 8 (12.50%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (25.00%) C#
2 14 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 12 (18.75%) SQL
4 4 (6.25%) Java
5 2 (3.13%) Ruby
5 2 (3.13%) Groovy
6 1 (1.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Degree
2 9 (14.06%) ISEB
2 9 (14.06%) ISTQB
3 4 (6.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.13%) MCP
4 2 (3.13%) MCSD
5 1 (1.56%) CSQA
5 1 (1.56%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MBA
5 1 (1.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (3.13%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (3.13%) Hyperic
2 2 (3.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Google
3 4 (6.25%) Wonderware
3 4 (6.25%) JBoss
4 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 2 (3.13%) VMware
6 1 (1.56%) IBM
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle
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