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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 162 176 196
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 20 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.56% 0.23% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.27% 0.090%
Number of salaries quoted 17 7 0
Average salary £42,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
2933 3283 3343
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.78% 83.18% 80.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2422 2692 2856
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Wigan +6 2 £40,000 +6.66%
Cheadle - 2 - -
Stockport - 1 £35,000 - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 39 (59.09%) Finance
2 27 (40.91%) Test Management
3 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (39.39%) ISTQB
3 26 (39.39%) QA
4 24 (36.36%) ISEB
5 19 (28.79%) Project Management
5 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (25.76%) Workflow
6 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (22.73%) Degree
8 13 (19.70%) Selenium
8 13 (19.70%) Programme Management
8 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
9 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
9 12 (18.18%) Statistics
10 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
10 11 (16.67%) System Testing
10 11 (16.67%) Web Services
11 10 (15.15%) Oracle
12 9 (13.64%) ITIL
12 9 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
12 9 (13.64%) PRINCE
12 9 (13.64%) Change Management
12 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
12 9 (13.64%) Time Management
12 9 (13.64%) Retail

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle EBS
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.61%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (6.06%) Big Data
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 19 (28.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 13 (19.70%) Selenium
3 9 (13.64%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.55%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.03%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
5 2 (3.03%) NUnit
6 1 (1.52%) WebLOAD
6 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.52%) FxCop
6 1 (1.52%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.52%) Moq
6 1 (1.52%) WiX
6 1 (1.52%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.52%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.52%) Gerrit
General
1 39 (59.09%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Retail
3 3 (4.55%) Marketing
4 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.03%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) Electronics
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Legal
5 1 (1.52%) Local Government
5 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (43.94%) Test Manager
2 17 (25.76%) Defect Manager
3 9 (13.64%) Test Leader
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Senior Test Manager
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Tester
6 3 (4.55%) Programme Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
6 3 (4.55%) Programme Test Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Product Owner
7 2 (3.03%) Consultant
7 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Developer
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Senior Tester
7 2 (3.03%) QA Tester
8 1 (1.52%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) Web Services
2 7 (10.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.52%) SOAP
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) LINQ
3 1 (1.52%) Ninject
3 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (25.76%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (18.18%) Statistics
3 9 (13.64%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.03%) DTV
5 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
5 2 (3.03%) Physics
6 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Windows
2 1 (1.52%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.91%) Test Management
2 26 (39.39%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (28.79%) Project Management
4 17 (25.76%) Workflow
5 15 (22.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (19.70%) Programme Management
7 12 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 12 (18.18%) Mentoring
8 11 (16.67%) Waterfall
8 11 (16.67%) System Testing
9 9 (13.64%) Time Management
9 9 (13.64%) Change Management
9 9 (13.64%) ITIL
9 9 (13.64%) PRINCE
10 8 (12.12%) Software Testing
10 8 (12.12%) Test Planning
11 7 (10.61%) Test Scripting
11 7 (10.61%) Process Management
11 7 (10.61%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.55%) C
1 3 (4.55%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C++
2 2 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (1.52%) C#
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (39.39%) ISTQB
2 24 (36.36%) ISEB
3 15 (22.73%) Degree
4 13 (19.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (39.39%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Oracle
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) HP
3 2 (3.03%) SAP
4 1 (1.52%) VMware
4 1 (1.52%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.52%) VocaLink
4 1 (1.52%) Splunk
4 1 (1.52%) ArcSight
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 days ago