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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 145 163 180
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.98% 0.48% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 0.58% 0.23%
Number of salaries quoted 26 16 7
Average salary £46,750 £40,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.43% +8.00%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
2887 3248 3467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.10% 82.73% 81.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2385 2625 3014
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +5 2 £40,000 +41.59%
Cheadle +1 1 - -
Stockport - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 23 (40.35%) QA
3 22 (38.60%) Test Management
3 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
4 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
5 17 (29.82%) Degree
5 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
6 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
6 14 (24.56%) Validation
7 13 (22.81%) Migration
7 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (21.05%) ITIL
8 12 (21.05%) ISEB
8 12 (21.05%) SDLC
9 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (15.79%) Service Management
10 8 (14.04%) Project Management
10 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
10 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (12.28%) Coaching
11 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (10.53%) Performance Management
12 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
12 6 (10.53%) Law
12 6 (10.53%) Workflow
12 6 (10.53%) HP
12 6 (10.53%) .NET
12 6 (10.53%) Data Centre

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 2 (3.51%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (3.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Big Data
2 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (22.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (8.77%) Selenium
3 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
3 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
4 3 (5.26%) WebLOAD
4 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.75%) NUnit
5 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.75%) FxCop
5 1 (1.75%) StyleCop
5 1 (1.75%) Moq
5 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.75%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.75%) WiX
5 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Law
3 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Test Manager
2 8 (14.04%) Consultant
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Test Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Tester
4 6 (10.53%) Defect Manager
5 5 (8.77%) Head of Testing
6 4 (7.02%) Management Consultant
6 4 (7.02%) Service Management Consultant
7 3 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Programme Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Product Owner
7 3 (5.26%) QA Analyst
8 2 (3.51%) QA Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Software Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) IT Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Security Consultant
8 2 (3.51%) Senior Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.53%) .NET
2 4 (7.02%) Web Services
3 1 (1.75%) WCF
3 1 (1.75%) LINQ
3 1 (1.75%) Ninject
3 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.51%) Statistics
4 2 (3.51%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.51%) Physics
4 2 (3.51%) DTV
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.75%) Windows
1 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
1 22 (38.60%) Test Management
2 17 (29.82%) Test Scripting
2 17 (29.82%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (24.56%) Automated Testing
3 14 (24.56%) Validation
4 13 (22.81%) Migration
5 12 (21.05%) ITIL
5 12 (21.05%) SDLC
6 9 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (15.79%) Service Management
7 8 (14.04%) Project Management
7 8 (14.04%) Mentoring
8 7 (12.28%) Coaching
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Management
9 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.53%) Portfolio Management
9 6 (10.53%) Workflow
9 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Java
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
1 3 (5.26%) C
2 2 (3.51%) C#
2 2 (3.51%) C++
3 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) ISTQB
2 17 (29.82%) Degree
3 12 (21.05%) ISEB
4 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (3.51%) CISSP
6 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.75%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (40.35%) QA
2 4 (7.02%) COBIT
3 2 (3.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (10.53%) HP
2 4 (7.02%) FrontRange
2 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle
4 2 (3.51%) SAP
4 2 (3.51%) Splunk
4 2 (3.51%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.75%) Wonderware
5 1 (1.75%) VocaLink
5 1 (1.75%) Unisys
5 1 (1.75%) VMware
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago