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 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 135 144 157
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 51 52 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.32% 1.26% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.49% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 37 32 17
Average salary £75,000 £46,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+63.04% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £44,400 £33,200 £32,900
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £71,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,150 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+10.74% +5.00%
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
3344 3479 3067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.83% 84.20% 79.27%
Number of salaries quoted 2799 2814 2651
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £26,950 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 33 (46.48%) QA
2 31 (43.66%) Software Testing
3 29 (40.85%) Degree
3 29 (40.85%) Test Scripting
4 22 (30.99%) Test Management
4 22 (30.99%) Validation
5 21 (29.58%) Finance
6 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (26.76%) Automated Testing
7 19 (26.76%) ITIL
8 18 (25.35%) Migration
9 17 (23.94%) ISTQB
10 16 (22.54%) Service Management
11 15 (21.13%) Law
12 14 (19.72%) Performance Testing
13 13 (18.31%) Performance Management
13 13 (18.31%) Portfolio Management
13 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
14 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
15 11 (15.49%) Test Automation
16 10 (14.08%) HP Quality Center
16 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
17 9 (12.68%) Selenium
17 9 (12.68%) Project Management
17 9 (12.68%) SQL
17 9 (12.68%) HP
17 9 (12.68%) ISEB
17 9 (12.68%) HP UFT

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 7 (9.86%) IIS
2 1 (1.41%) JBoss
2 1 (1.41%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.23%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.23%) Big Data
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) SQLite
4 1 (1.41%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (12.68%) HP UFT
1 9 (12.68%) Selenium
2 8 (11.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (8.45%) Visual Studio
4 5 (7.04%) NUnit
5 4 (5.63%) JUnit
5 4 (5.63%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.23%) WebLOAD
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (4.23%) Git (software)
6 3 (4.23%) Cucumber
6 3 (4.23%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.82%) WiX
7 2 (2.82%) Capybara
7 2 (2.82%) FxCop
7 2 (2.82%) StyleCop
7 2 (2.82%) Moq
7 2 (2.82%) JIRA
8 1 (1.41%) Maven
General
1 21 (29.58%) Finance
2 15 (21.13%) Law
3 4 (5.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.23%) Marketing
5 2 (2.82%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.41%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (35.21%) Test Manager
2 15 (21.13%) Consultant
3 13 (18.31%) Head of Testing
4 8 (11.27%) Tester
5 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 7 (9.86%) IT Consultant
5 7 (9.86%) Security Consultant
5 7 (9.86%) IT Security Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Service Management Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Management Consultant
6 6 (8.45%) Test Analyst
7 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Manager
8 3 (4.23%) QA Analyst
8 3 (4.23%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (4.23%) QA Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Product Owner
8 3 (4.23%) Automation Tester
8 3 (4.23%) QA Automation Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Web Services
2 6 (8.45%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) Middleware
3 2 (2.82%) WCF
3 2 (2.82%) WPF
3 2 (2.82%) LINQ
3 2 (2.82%) Ninject
3 2 (2.82%) Regular Expression
3 2 (2.82%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.41%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.41%) Spring
4 1 (1.41%) CSS
4 1 (1.41%) JSP
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 10 (14.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.23%) iPhone
5 2 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.82%) DTV
5 2 (2.82%) Mathematics
5 2 (2.82%) Physics
6 1 (1.41%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.41%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.04%) Windows
2 3 (4.23%) Linux
3 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (43.66%) Software Testing
2 29 (40.85%) Test Scripting
3 22 (30.99%) Test Management
3 22 (30.99%) Validation
4 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (26.76%) ITIL
5 19 (26.76%) Automated Testing
6 18 (25.35%) Migration
7 16 (22.54%) Service Management
8 14 (19.72%) Performance Testing
9 13 (18.31%) Performance Management
9 13 (18.31%) Portfolio Management
9 13 (18.31%) Continuous Improvement
10 12 (16.90%) Test Planning
11 11 (15.49%) Test Automation
12 9 (12.68%) Manual Testing
12 9 (12.68%) Project Management
13 8 (11.27%) Integration Testing
14 7 (9.86%) Security Architecture
14 7 (9.86%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.68%) SQL
2 7 (9.86%) C#
2 7 (9.86%) Java
3 3 (4.23%) Python
3 3 (4.23%) PHP
3 3 (4.23%) Scala
4 2 (2.82%) C
4 2 (2.82%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.82%) Ruby
4 2 (2.82%) C++
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 29 (40.85%) Degree
2 17 (23.94%) ISTQB
3 9 (12.68%) ISEB
4 8 (11.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (9.86%) CISSP
6 4 (5.63%) Security Cleared
6 4 (5.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (46.48%) QA
2 7 (9.86%) PCI DSS
2 7 (9.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (8.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.41%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 9 (12.68%) HP
2 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
2 7 (9.86%) Splunk
2 7 (9.86%) ArcSight
3 6 (8.45%) ServiceNow
3 6 (8.45%) FrontRange
4 4 (5.63%) Oracle
4 4 (5.63%) SAP
5 2 (2.82%) IBM
5 2 (2.82%) Wonderware
5 2 (2.82%) Citrix
5 2 (2.82%) VMware
6 1 (1.41%) Unisys
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IBM
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Resource Partners Ltd
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago