The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Merseyside region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 53 64 72
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.20% 0.36% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.70% 0.44% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 14 2 5
Average salary £40,250 £41,250 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.42% +83.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
519 453 467
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 81.73% 80.60% 70.12%
Number of salaries quoted 434 393 435
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Strategy
North West

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram 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 11 July 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
Liverpool +11 13 £45,000 +9.09%
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) C#
2 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 10 (45.45%) QA
3 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
3 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 10 (45.45%) C++
3 10 (45.45%) Java
4 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
5 8 (36.36%) Windows
5 8 (36.36%) Linux
6 7 (31.82%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) Open Source
6 7 (31.82%) Gherkin
7 6 (27.27%) Games
8 5 (22.73%) Banking
8 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
8 5 (22.73%) HP
8 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
8 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
8 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
8 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
9 3 (13.64%) JIRA
9 3 (13.64%) Online Games
9 3 (13.64%) .NET
9 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 3 (13.64%) SOAP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (50.00%) Selenium
2 10 (45.45%) Cucumber
2 10 (45.45%) SoapUI
3 5 (22.73%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (22.73%) LoadRunner
4 3 (13.64%) JIRA
4 3 (13.64%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (31.82%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Games
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 5 (22.73%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.55%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Test Manager
1 8 (36.36%) QA Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) QA Automation Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (22.73%) Test Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Automation Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Tester
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Software Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (4.55%) QA Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (31.82%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.64%) .NET
2 3 (13.64%) ASP.NET
2 3 (13.64%) SOAP
3 2 (9.09%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) Open Source
2 3 (13.64%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Windows
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 9 (40.91%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Automation Testing
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Workflow
5 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Test Scripting
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (4.55%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) C#
2 10 (45.45%) C++
2 10 (45.45%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) ISEB
1 1 (4.55%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (22.73%) HP
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft