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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 146 142 170
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 49 37 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.18% 0.99% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.26% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32 35 11
Average salary £60,000 £45,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +38.46%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -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
3511 2926 3058
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.26% 78.63% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2940 2456 2703
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 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 - 5 £45,000 -
Cheadle - 2 - -
Stockport - 1 £44,000 -
Bolton - 1 - -
Bury - 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 38 (50.67%) Finance
2 30 (40.00%) Software Testing
3 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (33.33%) Degree
4 25 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (26.67%) ISTQB
6 19 (25.33%) Selenium
6 19 (25.33%) Test Management
7 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
7 17 (22.67%) Automated Testing
8 16 (21.33%) HTML
8 16 (21.33%) Web Services
8 16 (21.33%) Test Scripting
9 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
9 15 (20.00%) .NET
9 15 (20.00%) C#
9 15 (20.00%) CSS
10 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
10 14 (18.67%) OO
10 14 (18.67%) OOD
10 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
10 14 (18.67%) Coaching
11 13 (17.33%) ISEB
11 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
11 13 (17.33%) Migration
12 12 (16.00%) TDD
12 12 (16.00%) Billing
12 12 (16.00%) SQL
12 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
12 12 (16.00%) SOAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 5 (6.67%) JBoss
1 5 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) IIS
2 2 (2.67%) ArchestrA
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (13.33%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) MySQL
2 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.33%) Data Mining
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (25.33%) Selenium
2 12 (16.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (16.00%) MSTest
3 10 (13.33%) SpecFlow
3 10 (13.33%) NUnit
4 7 (9.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (6.67%) Eclipse
6 5 (6.67%) JUnit
6 5 (6.67%) Gradle
6 5 (6.67%) Jenkins
7 3 (4.00%) Gerrit
7 3 (4.00%) Maven
8 2 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.67%) SoapUI
9 1 (1.33%) Oracle Forms
General
1 38 (50.67%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Billing
2 12 (16.00%) Marketing
3 3 (4.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Automotive
5 1 (1.33%) Advertising
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 29 (38.67%) Test Manager
2 17 (22.67%) Analyst
3 14 (18.67%) Developer
4 10 (13.33%) Web Analyst
5 8 (10.67%) Senior Developer
6 6 (8.00%) Test Analyst
7 5 (6.67%) Software Engineer
7 5 (6.67%) Java Software Engineer
8 4 (5.33%) Systems Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Software Developer
8 4 (5.33%) Lead Developer
9 3 (4.00%) Tester
9 3 (4.00%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.67%) C# Software Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Java Software Engineer
10 2 (2.67%) Information Security Consultant
10 2 (2.67%) Senior C# Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior .NET Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Senior Software Developer
10 2 (2.67%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.33%) HTML
1 16 (21.33%) Web Services
2 15 (20.00%) .NET
2 15 (20.00%) CSS
3 13 (17.33%) ASP.NET
4 12 (16.00%) SOAP
4 12 (16.00%) WCF
4 12 (16.00%) LINQ
4 12 (16.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (14.67%) .NET Framework
6 10 (13.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 10 (13.33%) LINQ to SQL
6 10 (13.33%) REST
6 10 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (6.67%) JSP
7 5 (6.67%) Hibernate
7 5 (6.67%) Spring
8 3 (4.00%) XML
9 2 (2.67%) Grails
9 2 (2.67%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 25 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.67%) User Experience
3 10 (13.33%) Economics
3 10 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 4 (5.33%) Statistics
5 3 (4.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.00%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.67%) PDA
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.33%) PMI
7 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (12.00%) Windows
2 7 (9.33%) Linux
3 3 (4.00%) Android
3 3 (4.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.00%) Software Testing
2 29 (38.67%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (25.33%) Test Management
4 17 (22.67%) Mentoring
4 17 (22.67%) Automated Testing
5 16 (21.33%) Test Scripting
6 14 (18.67%) Coaching
6 14 (18.67%) OO
6 14 (18.67%) OOD
7 13 (17.33%) Migration
8 12 (16.00%) Refactoring
8 12 (16.00%) TDD
8 12 (16.00%) Line Management
8 12 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 12 (16.00%) Time Management
9 11 (14.67%) E-Commerce
10 10 (13.33%) UML
10 10 (13.33%) Service Management
10 10 (13.33%) Pair Programming
10 10 (13.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 15 (20.00%) C#
2 12 (16.00%) SQL
3 5 (6.67%) Java
4 2 (2.67%) Ruby
4 2 (2.67%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 25 (33.33%) Degree
2 20 (26.67%) ISTQB
3 13 (17.33%) ISEB
4 9 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.67%) CISSP
5 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.67%) MCP
5 2 (2.67%) MCSD
6 1 (1.33%) CSQA
6 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.33%) MBA
6 1 (1.33%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.67%) QA
2 2 (2.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (2.67%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.00%) Hyperic
2 2 (2.67%) Nessus
2 2 (2.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) Google
3 4 (5.33%) Wonderware
3 4 (5.33%) Oracle
4 3 (4.00%) Apple
5 2 (2.67%) VMware
5 2 (2.67%) HP
5 2 (2.67%) Splunk
5 2 (2.67%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.33%) IBM
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