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 13 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 121 147 174
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 50 46 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.56% 1.16% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.75% 1.37% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 29 46 11
Average salary £52,500 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+19.31% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £33,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,000 £70,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
2864 3348 3210
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.14% 84.65% 84.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2324 2863 2783
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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 +6 5 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 37 (38.14%) Degree
2 30 (30.93%) QA
3 29 (29.90%) Law
4 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (26.80%) Finance
6 24 (24.74%) Performance Testing
6 24 (24.74%) Performance Management
7 23 (23.71%) PCI DSS
7 23 (23.71%) Security Architecture
7 23 (23.71%) Splunk
7 23 (23.71%) Portfolio Management
7 23 (23.71%) ArcSight
7 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
7 23 (23.71%) Data Centre
7 23 (23.71%) IISP
7 23 (23.71%) Security Operations
7 23 (23.71%) Security Operations Centre
7 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
7 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 23 (23.71%) CISSP
7 23 (23.71%) Project Management
7 23 (23.71%) IIS
8 22 (22.68%) Banking
9 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (19.59%) Scrum
9 19 (19.59%) Windows
9 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
9 19 (19.59%) SIEM
10 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
10 18 (18.56%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 23 (23.71%) IIS
2 1 (1.03%) Apache
2 1 (1.03%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.46%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (6.19%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.15%) SQLite
4 2 (2.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (17.53%) HP UFT
2 13 (13.40%) NUnit
2 13 (13.40%) Visual Studio
3 10 (10.31%) Selenium
4 9 (9.28%) JIRA
4 9 (9.28%) JUnit
5 8 (8.25%) Visual Studio Team System
6 6 (6.19%) Gerrit
6 6 (6.19%) Git (software)
6 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.15%) FxCop
7 5 (5.15%) Moq
7 5 (5.15%) StyleCop
7 5 (5.15%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (5.15%) WiX
8 3 (3.09%) Fiddler
8 3 (3.09%) Firebug
8 3 (3.09%) MSTest
9 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.06%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (29.90%) Law
2 26 (26.80%) Finance
3 22 (22.68%) Banking
4 6 (6.19%) Legal
4 6 (6.19%) Retail
5 3 (3.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (24.74%) Analyst
2 23 (23.71%) Consultant
2 23 (23.71%) IT Consultant
2 23 (23.71%) IT Security Consultant
2 23 (23.71%) Security Consultant
3 22 (22.68%) Test Manager
4 15 (15.46%) Systems Analyst
5 14 (14.43%) Business Systems Analyst
6 13 (13.40%) Senior Analyst
6 13 (13.40%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 13 (13.40%) Tester
7 12 (12.37%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 12 (12.37%) SIEM Consultant
7 12 (12.37%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 9 (9.28%) QA Tester
9 8 (8.25%) Automation Tester
9 8 (8.25%) Head of QA
9 8 (8.25%) QA Automation Engineer
9 8 (8.25%) QA Automation Tester
9 8 (8.25%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) Web Services
2 7 (7.22%) Middleware
3 6 (6.19%) CSS
3 6 (6.19%) HTML
4 5 (5.15%) .NET
4 5 (5.15%) LINQ
4 5 (5.15%) Ninject
4 5 (5.15%) Regular Expression
4 5 (5.15%) WCF
4 5 (5.15%) WPF
5 4 (4.12%) JSON
5 4 (4.12%) XML
6 1 (1.03%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.03%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.03%) JSP
6 1 (1.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Data Centre
1 23 (23.71%) Security Operations Centre
2 12 (12.37%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (10.31%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (8.25%) iPhone
5 7 (7.22%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.12%) EPoS
6 4 (4.12%) W3C
7 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.03%) Social Media
7 1 (1.03%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.59%) Windows
2 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (6.19%) Linux
4 2 (2.06%) Windows 10
5 1 (1.03%) Android
5 1 (1.03%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.84%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (24.74%) Performance Management
2 24 (24.74%) Performance Testing
3 23 (23.71%) Portfolio Management
3 23 (23.71%) Project Management
3 23 (23.71%) Security Architecture
3 23 (23.71%) Security Operations
3 23 (23.71%) Test Scripting
3 23 (23.71%) Vulnerability Management
4 19 (19.59%) Scrum
4 19 (19.59%) SIEM
4 19 (19.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (18.56%) Defect Management
5 18 (18.56%) Software Testing
5 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
6 16 (16.49%) Continuous Improvement
7 15 (15.46%) UML
7 15 (15.46%) Use Case
8 14 (14.43%) Integration Testing
8 14 (14.43%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) C#
2 13 (13.40%) SQL
3 9 (9.28%) Java
4 8 (8.25%) PHP
4 8 (8.25%) Python
4 8 (8.25%) Scala
5 6 (6.19%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.19%) Ruby
6 5 (5.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (38.14%) Degree
2 23 (23.71%) CISSP
2 23 (23.71%) IISP
3 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) ISEB
4 5 (5.15%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (30.93%) QA
2 23 (23.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (23.71%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (15.46%) QRadar
3 5 (5.15%) Wonderware InTouch
4 1 (1.03%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 23 (23.71%) ArcSight
1 23 (23.71%) Splunk
2 19 (19.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.40%) HP
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) VMware
5 6 (6.19%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) IBM
6 5 (5.15%) SAP
6 5 (5.15%) Wonderware
7 1 (1.03%) Cognizant
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive salary with additional NCC Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 18 days ago