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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 52 70
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 18 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside - 3.10% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 3.51% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 0 18 4
Average salary - £35,000 £43,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -19.07%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
398 513 446
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.52% 88.45% 76.24%
Number of salaries quoted 344 457 392
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,000 £57,831
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) IIS
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (42.86%) Degree
2 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
2 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 3 (42.86%) Splunk
2 3 (42.86%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (42.86%) ArcSight
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
2 3 (42.86%) CISSP
3 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 2 (28.57%) Online Games
3 2 (28.57%) JIRA
3 2 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (28.57%) Games
3 2 (28.57%) C#
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) SOAP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 (42.86%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Project
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Cucumber
1 3 (42.86%) SoapUI
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
1 2 (28.57%) Games
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Consultant
1 3 (42.86%) Security Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) SOAP
2 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Online Games
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 3 (42.86%) Performance Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
2 3 (42.86%) Security Architecture
2 3 (42.86%) Portfolio Management
2 3 (42.86%) Vulnerability Management
2 3 (42.86%) Mentoring
2 3 (42.86%) Coaching
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
3 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) C++
1 2 (28.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (42.86%) PCI DSS
2 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Splunk
1 3 (42.86%) ArcSight
Liverpool, Merseyside
Shop Direct
Salary: £50000 - £68000 per annum + benefits, pension, negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Shop Direct
Salary: £40000 - £53000 per annum + benefits, pension, negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago