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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank - 56 68
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 8 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 1.59% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.81% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 6
Average salary - £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
343 443 590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 83.25% 88.07% 89.67%
Number of salaries quoted 283 320 513
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) QA
1 3 (100.00%) WATIR
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (100.00%) WinSCP
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) PuTTY
1 3 (100.00%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Ant
1 3 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (100.00%) JIRA
1 3 (100.00%) JMeter
1 3 (100.00%) Selenium
1 3 (100.00%) TortoiseSVN
1 3 (100.00%) WATIR
1 3 (100.00%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Functional Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Manual Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Management
1 3 (100.00%) Scrum
1 3 (100.00%) Software Testing
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) PHP
1 3 (100.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (100.00%) QA
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 19 days ago