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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 135 164 176
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 48 15 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.23% 0.40% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 47 14 8
Average salary £42,500 £41,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
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
3196 3085 3432
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.68% 82.18% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2765 2693 3025
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Stockport - 2 £39,750 - 1
Salford - 1 £42,000 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 41 (43.62%) ISTQB
3 40 (42.55%) Test Management
4 39 (41.49%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (38.30%) Degree
6 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (31.91%) ISEB
8 26 (27.66%) Project Management
9 24 (25.53%) QA
9 24 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 23 (24.47%) Automated Testing
11 21 (22.34%) Software Testing
12 19 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (19.15%) Selenium
13 18 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
13 18 (19.15%) Mentoring
14 17 (18.09%) QuickTest Pro
14 17 (18.09%) Web Services
15 16 (17.02%) ITIL
16 15 (15.96%) Workflow
16 15 (15.96%) Test Scripting
16 15 (15.96%) Migration
16 15 (15.96%) Test Planning
16 15 (15.96%) Waterfall
17 14 (14.89%) Retail
17 14 (14.89%) Oracle
18 12 (12.77%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (12.77%) Oracle EBS
18 12 (12.77%) Risk Management
18 12 (12.77%) Process Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 3 (3.19%) IIS
2 2 (2.13%) JBoss
2 2 (2.13%) Apache
2 2 (2.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle Retail
2 8 (8.51%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.77%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.19%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.19%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.13%) MySQL
5 1 (1.06%) SQLite
5 1 (1.06%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 24 (25.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (19.15%) Selenium
3 17 (18.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.32%) NUnit
5 4 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.26%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.19%) Gerrit
6 3 (3.19%) MSTest
6 3 (3.19%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.13%) Gradle
7 2 (2.13%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.13%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.13%) JUnit
7 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.13%) Maven
8 1 (1.06%) FxCop
8 1 (1.06%) StyleCop
8 1 (1.06%) Moq
8 1 (1.06%) WiX
General
1 55 (58.51%) Finance
2 14 (14.89%) Retail
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Marketing
4 3 (3.19%) Billing
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.06%) Local Government
5 1 (1.06%) Automotive
5 1 (1.06%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (54.26%) Test Manager
2 15 (15.96%) Analyst
3 14 (14.89%) Defect Manager
4 11 (11.70%) Test Leader
5 10 (10.64%) Senior Manager
5 10 (10.64%) Senior Test Manager
6 8 (8.51%) Web Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Tester
8 3 (3.19%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.19%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.19%) Lead Developer
8 3 (3.19%) Consultant
9 2 (2.13%) Business Analyst
9 2 (2.13%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.13%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.09%) Web Services
2 8 (8.51%) .NET
3 5 (5.32%) HTML
3 5 (5.32%) CSS
4 4 (4.26%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.26%) SOAP
5 3 (3.19%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (2.13%) JSP
6 2 (2.13%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.13%) Spring
6 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.13%) WCF
6 2 (2.13%) LINQ
7 1 (1.06%) Grails
7 1 (1.06%) jQuery
7 1 (1.06%) WPF
7 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.06%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.06%) LINQ to SQL
7 1 (1.06%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 39 (41.49%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (12.77%) Statistics
3 8 (8.51%) User Experience
3 8 (8.51%) Mathematics
3 8 (8.51%) Economics
3 8 (8.51%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.19%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.19%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.32%) Windows
2 3 (3.19%) Linux
2 3 (3.19%) Android
3 2 (2.13%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (42.55%) Test Management
2 31 (32.98%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (27.66%) Project Management
4 23 (24.47%) Automated Testing
5 21 (22.34%) Software Testing
6 19 (20.21%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (19.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 18 (19.15%) Mentoring
8 16 (17.02%) ITIL
9 15 (15.96%) Workflow
9 15 (15.96%) Test Scripting
9 15 (15.96%) Migration
9 15 (15.96%) Test Planning
9 15 (15.96%) Waterfall
10 12 (12.77%) Risk Management
10 12 (12.77%) Process Management
10 12 (12.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (11.70%) Time Management
11 11 (11.70%) System Testing
11 11 (11.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.32%) C#
1 5 (5.32%) JavaScript
2 2 (2.13%) SQL
2 2 (2.13%) Java
3 1 (1.06%) Ruby
3 1 (1.06%) C
3 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.06%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 41 (43.62%) ISTQB
2 36 (38.30%) Degree
3 30 (31.91%) ISEB
4 9 (9.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (8.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.19%) CISSP
7 1 (1.06%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (25.53%) QA
2 3 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) Hyperic
2 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (14.89%) Oracle
2 8 (8.51%) Google
3 5 (5.32%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.19%) Splunk
4 3 (3.19%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.13%) HP
5 2 (2.13%) Apple
6 1 (1.06%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.06%) VMware
6 1 (1.06%) VocaLink
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago