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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 143 144 188
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 51 35 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.93% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.16% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 46 34 3
Average salary £44,500 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
3461 3006 3458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.96% 79.86% 79.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2967 2567 3100
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bolton - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Salford - 1 £42,000 -
Stockport - 1 £44,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 57 (53.27%) Finance
2 41 (38.32%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (38.32%) ISTQB
3 37 (34.58%) Degree
4 36 (33.64%) Test Management
5 31 (28.97%) ISEB
6 27 (25.23%) Selenium
7 25 (23.36%) Software Testing
8 24 (22.43%) Project Management
8 24 (22.43%) QA
8 24 (22.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 23 (21.50%) Web Services
9 23 (21.50%) Mentoring
10 20 (18.69%) Automated Testing
10 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (16.82%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
13 16 (14.95%) ITIL
13 16 (14.95%) Test Planning
13 16 (14.95%) Time Management
13 16 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
14 15 (14.02%) Waterfall
14 15 (14.02%) Workflow
15 13 (12.15%) Migration
15 13 (12.15%) Oracle
15 13 (12.15%) Retail
16 12 (11.21%) Oracle EBS
16 12 (11.21%) Oracle Retail
16 12 (11.21%) Oracle Reports

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 6 (5.61%) JBoss
1 6 (5.61%) Apache
2 3 (2.80%) IIS
3 2 (1.87%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.87%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 9 (8.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (11.21%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (11.21%) Oracle Retail
2 10 (9.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.48%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.21%) Oracle Reports
2 10 (9.35%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (5.61%) MySQL
3 6 (5.61%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.93%) DB2
4 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.93%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 27 (25.23%) Selenium
2 24 (22.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (14.95%) QuickTest Pro
4 9 (8.41%) NUnit
5 8 (7.48%) MSTest
6 7 (6.54%) SpecFlow
6 7 (6.54%) Git (software)
7 6 (5.61%) JUnit
7 6 (5.61%) Gradle
7 6 (5.61%) Jenkins
7 6 (5.61%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.74%) Gerrit
8 4 (3.74%) SoapUI
8 4 (3.74%) Maven
9 2 (1.87%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
General
1 57 (53.27%) Finance
2 13 (12.15%) Retail
3 8 (7.48%) Billing
3 8 (7.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (42.99%) Test Manager
2 20 (18.69%) Analyst
3 14 (13.08%) Defect Manager
4 11 (10.28%) Developer
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Manager
5 10 (9.35%) Test Leader
5 10 (9.35%) Senior Test Manager
5 10 (9.35%) Web Analyst
6 8 (7.48%) Test Analyst
7 6 (5.61%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Senior Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (3.74%) Lead Developer
9 3 (2.80%) Security Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Tester
9 3 (2.80%) Information Security Consultant
9 3 (2.80%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (1.87%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (1.87%) Senior Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.50%) Web Services
2 12 (11.21%) HTML
2 12 (11.21%) CSS
3 11 (10.28%) .NET
4 9 (8.41%) ASP.NET
4 9 (8.41%) SOAP
5 8 (7.48%) WCF
5 8 (7.48%) LINQ
5 8 (7.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (6.54%) .NET Framework
7 6 (5.61%) JSP
7 6 (5.61%) Hibernate
7 6 (5.61%) Spring
7 6 (5.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 6 (5.61%) LINQ to SQL
7 6 (5.61%) REST
7 6 (5.61%) ASP.NET Web API
8 3 (2.80%) Grails
9 2 (1.87%) XML
9 2 (1.87%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 41 (38.32%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.28%) Statistics
3 10 (9.35%) Mathematics
3 10 (9.35%) Management Information System
3 10 (9.35%) Economics
3 10 (9.35%) User Experience
4 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.74%) Smartphone
4 4 (3.74%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.87%) PDA
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.41%) Windows
2 8 (7.48%) Linux
3 4 (3.74%) Android
3 4 (3.74%) UNIX
4 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.32%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (33.64%) Test Management
3 25 (23.36%) Software Testing
4 24 (22.43%) Project Management
5 23 (21.50%) Mentoring
6 20 (18.69%) Automated Testing
6 20 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 17 (15.89%) Test Scripting
9 16 (14.95%) Time Management
9 16 (14.95%) Test Planning
9 16 (14.95%) ITIL
10 15 (14.02%) Workflow
10 15 (14.02%) Waterfall
11 13 (12.15%) Migration
12 12 (11.21%) Risk Management
12 12 (11.21%) Process Management
12 12 (11.21%) Continuous Improvement
12 12 (11.21%) System Testing
13 11 (10.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.21%) JavaScript
2 11 (10.28%) C#
3 8 (7.48%) SQL
4 6 (5.61%) Java
5 3 (2.80%) Groovy
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 41 (38.32%) ISTQB
2 37 (34.58%) Degree
3 31 (28.97%) ISEB
4 9 (8.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (7.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.80%) CISSP
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MBA
7 1 (0.93%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (22.43%) QA
2 3 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 4 (3.74%) Hyperic
2 2 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.93%) CORE IMPACT
3 1 (0.93%) Nessus
Vendors
1 13 (12.15%) Oracle
2 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.35%) Google
3 4 (3.74%) Wonderware
4 3 (2.80%) Splunk
4 3 (2.80%) ArcSight
4 3 (2.80%) Apple
5 2 (1.87%) VMware
5 2 (1.87%) HP
6 1 (0.93%) IBM
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