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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 130 146 172
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 46 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.28% 0.92% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.10% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 36 24 10
Average salary £75,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+87.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £29,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £47,000 £95,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
3121 3349 3271
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 86.98% 83.50% 80.59%
Number of salaries quoted 2590 2707 2810
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,631 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +1 2 £40,000 +110.52%
Stockport - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 29 (43.94%) QA
3 26 (39.39%) Test Scripting
4 24 (36.36%) Test Management
4 24 (36.36%) Degree
5 23 (34.85%) Finance
6 21 (31.82%) Validation
7 20 (30.30%) ITIL
8 19 (28.79%) ISTQB
9 18 (27.27%) Migration
10 17 (25.76%) Automated Testing
11 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (24.24%) Service Management
12 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
13 12 (18.18%) Law
14 11 (16.67%) ISEB
14 11 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
14 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (16.67%) Performance Management
14 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
15 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
16 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
16 8 (12.12%) SDLC
16 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
16 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
16 8 (12.12%) Project Management
17 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
18 6 (9.09%) IT Governance

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 5 (7.58%) IIS
2 1 (1.52%) JBoss
2 1 (1.52%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQLite
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (21.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.58%) Selenium
3 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
3 4 (6.06%) LoadRunner
4 3 (4.55%) WebLOAD
5 2 (3.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.03%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.03%) Gerrit
5 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.52%) JUnit
6 1 (1.52%) WiX
6 1 (1.52%) Capybara
6 1 (1.52%) Gradle
6 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.52%) FxCop
6 1 (1.52%) StyleCop
6 1 (1.52%) Moq
6 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.52%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.52%) NUnit
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Law
3 4 (6.06%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.55%) Marketing
5 2 (3.03%) Electronics
5 2 (3.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (1.52%) Legal
6 1 (1.52%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 13 (19.70%) Consultant
3 12 (18.18%) Head of Testing
4 8 (12.12%) Analyst
5 7 (10.61%) Test Analyst
6 6 (9.09%) Management Consultant
6 6 (9.09%) Service Management Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Tester
7 5 (7.58%) IT Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) Security Consultant
7 5 (7.58%) IT Security Consultant
8 4 (6.06%) Software Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Defect Manager
9 3 (4.55%) Product Owner
9 3 (4.55%) QA Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (3.03%) QA Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) IT Security Engineer
10 2 (3.03%) Project Consultant
10 2 (3.03%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.52%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.52%) Spring
3 1 (1.52%) WCF
3 1 (1.52%) WPF
3 1 (1.52%) LINQ
3 1 (1.52%) Ninject
3 1 (1.52%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.52%) Gherkin
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) JSP
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 10 (15.15%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.03%) DTV
4 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.03%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.03%) Physics
5 1 (1.52%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.03%) Linux
2 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (1.52%) UNIX
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Software Testing
2 26 (39.39%) Test Scripting
3 24 (36.36%) Test Management
4 21 (31.82%) Validation
5 20 (30.30%) ITIL
6 18 (27.27%) Migration
7 17 (25.76%) Automated Testing
8 16 (24.24%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.24%) Service Management
9 11 (16.67%) Performance Management
9 11 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 10 (15.15%) Test Planning
11 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
11 8 (12.12%) SDLC
11 8 (12.12%) Project Management
12 7 (10.61%) Performance Testing
13 6 (9.09%) TOGAF
13 6 (9.09%) IT Governance
13 6 (9.09%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.06%) Java
1 4 (6.06%) SQL
2 2 (3.03%) C
2 2 (3.03%) C#
2 2 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (36.36%) Degree
2 19 (28.79%) ISTQB
3 11 (16.67%) ISEB
4 8 (12.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (7.58%) CISSP
7 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (43.94%) QA
2 6 (9.09%) COBIT
3 5 (7.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (7.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.52%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 6 (9.09%) HP
1 6 (9.09%) FrontRange
1 6 (9.09%) ServiceNow
2 5 (7.58%) Splunk
2 5 (7.58%) ArcSight
3 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
4 2 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Unisys
5 1 (1.52%) Citrix
5 1 (1.52%) VMware
5 1 (1.52%) Wonderware
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