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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 163 138 135
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 36 56 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 1.45% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.61% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32 38 34
Median salary £46,419 £52,500 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.58% -12.50%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -
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
3411 3470 3510
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 89.88% 89.87% 87.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2892 2873 2892
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Bolton - 1 £34,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (35.59%) Degree
3 20 (33.90%) QA
4 18 (30.51%) Project Management
5 15 (25.42%) CISSP
5 15 (25.42%) Law
5 15 (25.42%) IIS
5 15 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (25.42%) Network Security
5 15 (25.42%) Performance Management
5 15 (25.42%) PCI DSS
5 15 (25.42%) Security Architecture
5 15 (25.42%) Splunk
5 15 (25.42%) Portfolio Management
5 15 (25.42%) ArcSight
5 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
5 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
5 15 (25.42%) IISP
5 15 (25.42%) Security Operations
5 15 (25.42%) Security Operations Centre
5 15 (25.42%) Compliance Management
5 15 (25.42%) Risk and Compliance Management
6 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
6 13 (22.03%) HTML
6 13 (22.03%) Java
6 13 (22.03%) Web Services
7 12 (20.34%) TDD
7 12 (20.34%) Scrum
8 11 (18.64%) Hibernate
8 11 (18.64%) Spring

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 15 (25.42%) IIS
2 11 (18.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (8.47%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.08%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) Network Security
2 2 (3.39%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.69%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.64%) Ant
2 11 (18.64%) Maven
3 9 (15.25%) JIRA
4 4 (6.78%) Selenium
4 4 (6.78%) TestComplete
5 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.08%) Ranorex
5 3 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.39%) Subversion
6 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.69%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.69%) WinRunner
7 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (25.42%) Law
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (3.39%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Games
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (32.20%) Consultant
2 15 (25.42%) Security Consultant
3 11 (18.64%) Developer
4 10 (16.95%) Test Manager
5 8 (13.56%) QA Leader
5 8 (13.56%) Tester
5 8 (13.56%) Web Developer
6 7 (11.86%) Automation Tester
6 7 (11.86%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Information Security Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Network Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) Network Security Consultant
7 5 (8.47%) QA Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Analyst
8 4 (6.78%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.78%) QA Tester
9 3 (5.08%) PeopleSoft Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) Senior PeopleSoft Consultant
9 3 (5.08%) Senior QA Tester
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.03%) HTML
1 13 (22.03%) Web Services
2 11 (18.64%) CSS
2 11 (18.64%) Hibernate
2 11 (18.64%) JSR 170
2 11 (18.64%) RESTful
2 11 (18.64%) Spring
3 5 (8.47%) .NET
3 5 (8.47%) LAMP
4 3 (5.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.39%) DirectX
5 2 (3.39%) MFC
5 2 (3.39%) Node.js
5 2 (3.39%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.39%) XML
6 1 (1.69%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.69%) J2EE
6 1 (1.69%) jQuery
6 1 (1.69%) Middleware
6 1 (1.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
1 15 (25.42%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (11.86%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.39%) 3D Graphics
4 2 (3.39%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.39%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.08%) Windows
2 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (44.07%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (30.51%) Project Management
3 15 (25.42%) Compliance Management
3 15 (25.42%) Performance Management
3 15 (25.42%) Portfolio Management
3 15 (25.42%) Risk and Compliance Management
3 15 (25.42%) Security Architecture
3 15 (25.42%) Security Operations
3 15 (25.42%) Vulnerability Management
4 12 (20.34%) Scrum
4 12 (20.34%) TDD
5 11 (18.64%) Build Automation
5 11 (18.64%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (18.64%) Mobile First
5 11 (18.64%) Progressive Enhancement
5 11 (18.64%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (16.95%) SIEM
7 8 (13.56%) Test Management
7 8 (13.56%) Web Development
8 7 (11.86%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) Java
2 8 (13.56%) SQL
3 5 (8.47%) PHP
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.78%) VBScript
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) VC++
6 1 (1.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) Degree
2 15 (25.42%) CISSP
2 15 (25.42%) IISP
3 9 (15.25%) ISTQB
4 6 (10.17%) ISEB
5 4 (6.78%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (6.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (33.90%) QA
2 15 (25.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (25.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) QRadar
2 1 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (25.42%) ArcSight
1 15 (25.42%) Splunk
2 11 (18.64%) Adobe
3 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) Cognos
4 3 (5.08%) Oracle
4 3 (5.08%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (5.08%) Telerik
5 1 (1.69%) Google
5 1 (1.69%) SAP
5 1 (1.69%) VMware
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