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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 134 154 167
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 55 24 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.36% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 0.82% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35 20 15
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £35,900 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £68,000 £48,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
3430 2939 3072
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.80% 78.46% 81.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2805 2517 2681
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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
Rochdale - 8 £42,250 -
Cheadle - 6 - -
Salford - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 35 (50.72%) Finance
2 30 (43.48%) Software Testing
3 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (31.88%) Degree
6 20 (28.99%) Selenium
7 17 (24.64%) Automated Testing
8 16 (23.19%) ISTQB
8 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
8 16 (23.19%) C#
8 16 (23.19%) .NET
8 16 (23.19%) Test Management
8 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
9 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
9 15 (21.74%) HTML
10 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
10 14 (20.29%) CSS
10 14 (20.29%) OO
10 14 (20.29%) OOD
10 14 (20.29%) TDD
10 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (18.84%) Migration
11 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
11 13 (18.84%) Web Services
11 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
12 12 (17.39%) SQL
12 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
12 12 (17.39%) Internet
12 12 (17.39%) NUnit
12 12 (17.39%) Billing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 4 (5.80%) Apache
2 2 (2.90%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 13 (18.84%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) MySQL
2 4 (5.80%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (5.80%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.45%) DB2
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.45%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 20 (28.99%) Selenium
2 14 (20.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (17.39%) NUnit
3 12 (17.39%) MSTest
4 10 (14.49%) SpecFlow
5 5 (7.25%) Git (software)
5 5 (7.25%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (5.80%) Eclipse
6 4 (5.80%) JUnit
6 4 (5.80%) Gradle
6 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
7 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.90%) Maven
7 2 (2.90%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
General
1 35 (50.72%) Finance
2 12 (17.39%) Billing
2 12 (17.39%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (37.68%) Test Manager
2 18 (26.09%) Analyst
3 14 (20.29%) Developer
4 10 (14.49%) Web Analyst
5 8 (11.59%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) Lead Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Software Developer
7 4 (5.80%) Java Software Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Systems Developer
8 3 (4.35%) Test Leader
8 3 (4.35%) Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Software Architect
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 2 (2.90%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Developer
9 2 (2.90%) Penetration Tester
9 2 (2.90%) Senior Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 15 (21.74%) HTML
3 14 (20.29%) CSS
4 13 (18.84%) Web Services
4 13 (18.84%) ASP.NET
5 12 (17.39%) WCF
5 12 (17.39%) LINQ
5 12 (17.39%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (15.94%) .NET Framework
7 10 (14.49%) SOAP
7 10 (14.49%) ASP.NET Web API
7 10 (14.49%) REST
7 10 (14.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 10 (14.49%) LINQ to SQL
8 4 (5.80%) JSP
8 4 (5.80%) Hibernate
8 4 (5.80%) Spring
9 3 (4.35%) XML
10 2 (2.90%) Grails
10 2 (2.90%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 24 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (15.94%) User Experience
3 10 (14.49%) Mathematics
3 10 (14.49%) Economics
4 4 (5.80%) Statistics
5 3 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.90%) PDA
6 2 (2.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.45%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.45%) PMI
7 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.04%) Windows
2 6 (8.70%) Linux
3 3 (4.35%) Android
4 2 (2.90%) UNIX
4 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (43.48%) Software Testing
2 27 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (24.64%) Automated Testing
4 16 (23.19%) Test Management
4 16 (23.19%) Test Scripting
5 14 (20.29%) OO
5 14 (20.29%) OOD
5 14 (20.29%) TDD
6 13 (18.84%) Migration
7 12 (17.39%) E-Commerce
7 12 (17.39%) Refactoring
7 12 (17.39%) Time Management
7 12 (17.39%) Line Management
7 12 (17.39%) Mentoring
7 12 (17.39%) Coaching
7 12 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
8 10 (14.49%) UML
8 10 (14.49%) Web Analytics
8 10 (14.49%) Pair Programming
8 10 (14.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) C#
2 14 (20.29%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.39%) SQL
4 4 (5.80%) Java
5 2 (2.90%) Ruby
5 2 (2.90%) Groovy
6 1 (1.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (31.88%) Degree
2 16 (23.19%) ISTQB
3 11 (15.94%) ISEB
4 9 (13.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCP
5 2 (2.90%) MCSD
6 1 (1.45%) CSQA
6 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.45%) MBA
6 1 (1.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.90%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Nessus
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (2.90%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (2.90%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 16 (23.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.49%) Google
3 4 (5.80%) JBoss
3 4 (5.80%) Wonderware
4 3 (4.35%) Apple
5 2 (2.90%) VMware
6 1 (1.45%) Oracle
6 1 (1.45%) IBM
Manchester
Volt
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago