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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Merseyside
Rank 67 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.84% 0.95% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 0
Median salary £42,500 - -
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

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
517 461 398
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.60% 87.98% 88.25%
Number of salaries quoted 410 352 344
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £63,000 £52,200
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 5 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) Selenium
3 2 (33.33%) People Management
3 2 (33.33%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
4 1 (16.67%) API Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
4 1 (16.67%) SaaS
4 1 (16.67%) iPad
4 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 1 (16.67%) SoapUI

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Selenium
2 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (33.33%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (16.67%) Insight Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) QA Leader
3 1 (16.67%) QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) .NET Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) iPad
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 2 (33.33%) People Management
2 2 (33.33%) SDLC
2 2 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Actionable Insight
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) API Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Defect Tracking
3 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) ISTQB
2 3 (50.00%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft