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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 150 161 186
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 26 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.75% 0.57% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.66% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22 18 7
Median salary £46,250 £41,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.80% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £32,750 £30,300
10% offered a salary of more than £54,900 £47,200 £39,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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
3079 3160 3443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 88.81% 86.46% 85.90%
Number of salaries quoted 2607 2594 2836
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of job ads across the Manchester region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bury - 2 £33,750 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 29 (37.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.68%) Banking
3 19 (24.68%) Finance
4 18 (23.38%) Degree
5 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
6 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (19.48%) UML
7 15 (19.48%) Use Case
7 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
8 14 (18.18%) Windows
8 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 13 (16.88%) Law
9 13 (16.88%) Software Testing
10 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
10 12 (15.58%) QA
10 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
10 12 (15.58%) Performance Management
11 11 (14.29%) PCI DSS
11 11 (14.29%) Network Security
11 11 (14.29%) Security Architecture
11 11 (14.29%) Waterfall
11 11 (14.29%) Splunk
11 11 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
11 11 (14.29%) ArcSight
11 11 (14.29%) SIEM
11 11 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
11 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
11 11 (14.29%) Defect Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) JBoss
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Azure SQL Database
2 5 (6.49%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.49%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) SQLite
4 1 (1.30%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) HP UFT
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
2 5 (6.49%) Gerrit
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (5.19%) FxCop
3 4 (5.19%) Moq
3 4 (5.19%) NUnit
3 4 (5.19%) StyleCop
3 4 (5.19%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.19%) WiX
4 3 (3.90%) Fiddler
4 3 (3.90%) Firebug
4 3 (3.90%) MSTest
5 1 (1.30%) Calabash
5 1 (1.30%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.30%) Gradle
5 1 (1.30%) Maven
5 1 (1.30%) Selenium
General
1 19 (24.68%) Banking
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 13 (16.88%) Law
3 8 (10.39%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Marketing
5 2 (2.60%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (32.47%) Analyst
2 16 (20.78%) Test Manager
3 15 (19.48%) Systems Analyst
4 14 (18.18%) Business Systems Analyst
5 13 (16.88%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (16.88%) Senior Systems Analyst
6 12 (15.58%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
7 11 (14.29%) Consultant
7 11 (14.29%) IT Consultant
7 11 (14.29%) IT Security Consultant
7 11 (14.29%) Security Consultant
8 10 (12.99%) Test Analyst
9 9 (11.69%) Test Leader
10 5 (6.49%) Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Head of Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Software Developer
10 5 (6.49%) Software Engineer
10 5 (6.49%) Tester
11 4 (5.19%) Head of Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) .NET
1 6 (7.79%) CSS
1 6 (7.79%) HTML
2 5 (6.49%) XML
3 4 (5.19%) JSON
3 4 (5.19%) LINQ
3 4 (5.19%) Ninject
3 4 (5.19%) Regular Expression
3 4 (5.19%) WCF
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) WPF
4 1 (1.30%) Gherkin
4 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.30%) JSP
4 1 (1.30%) Middleware
4 1 (1.30%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 11 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.49%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.19%) EPoS
4 4 (5.19%) W3C
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 8 (10.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (6.49%) Linux
3 5 (6.49%) Windows 10
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.30%) Android
5 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.30%) Unix
5 1 (1.30%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (37.66%) Stakeholder Management
2 22 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (19.48%) Test Scripting
3 15 (19.48%) UML
3 15 (19.48%) Use Case
4 13 (16.88%) Software Testing
5 12 (15.58%) Automated Testing
5 12 (15.58%) Performance Management
6 11 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 11 (14.29%) Portfolio Management
6 11 (14.29%) Project Management
6 11 (14.29%) Security Architecture
6 11 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 11 (14.29%) SIEM
6 11 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
6 11 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 10 (12.99%) Scrum
8 9 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (11.69%) Line Management
9 8 (10.39%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.79%) JavaScript
1 6 (7.79%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) Ruby
3 4 (5.19%) C#
3 4 (5.19%) Java
3 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.60%) VBScript
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Degree
2 17 (22.08%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.58%) ISTQB
4 11 (14.29%) CISSP
4 11 (14.29%) IISP
4 11 (14.29%) ISEB
5 3 (3.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.58%) QA
2 11 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (14.29%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) QRadar
2 5 (6.49%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (5.19%) Wonderware InTouch
4 1 (1.30%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (14.29%) ArcSight
2 11 (14.29%) Splunk
3 9 (11.69%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) Citrix
5 4 (5.19%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.30%) HP
Manchester, Lancashire
Amaze
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago