The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 50 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.61% 1.05% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.86% 1.20% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 0
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
429 581 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.32% 87.50% 80.36%
Number of salaries quoted 322 510 338
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
Liverpool +12 8 £36,000 +2.85%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 4 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
2 4 (50.00%) Replication
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) CISSP
3 3 (37.50%) IIS
3 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Splunk
3 3 (37.50%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (37.50%) ArcSight
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 (37.50%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSTest
General
1 3 (37.50%) Law
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Test Analyst
2 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 3 (37.50%) Security Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Replication
1 4 (50.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Test Scripting
2 4 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 4 (50.00%) ETL
2 4 (50.00%) Validation
3 3 (37.50%) Project Management
3 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 3 (37.50%) Performance Management
3 3 (37.50%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) Security Architecture
3 3 (37.50%) Portfolio Management
3 3 (37.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Coaching
3 3 (37.50%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) ISEB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB
1 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Degree
2 3 (37.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (37.50%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Splunk
2 3 (37.50%) ArcSight