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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 50 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.26% 0.95% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.13% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
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
449 529 471
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 80.61% 83.97% 79.29%
Number of salaries quoted 372 477 423
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £26,650
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 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 +20 6 £35,000 -3.44%
Southport -3 1 - -
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (47.83%) C#
2 9 (39.13%) Selenium
2 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
2 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 8 (34.78%) Games
3 8 (34.78%) C++
3 8 (34.78%) Java
4 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
4 7 (30.43%) SOAP
4 7 (30.43%) Windows
4 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) Finance
4 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
4 7 (30.43%) Online Games
4 7 (30.43%) JIRA
5 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
6 5 (21.74%) User Experience
6 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
6 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Investment Banking
6 5 (21.74%) HP
6 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
7 4 (17.39%) QA
8 3 (13.04%) Performance Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.04%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Project
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Selenium
1 9 (39.13%) SoapUI
1 9 (39.13%) Cucumber
2 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
2 7 (30.43%) JIRA
3 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (21.74%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (34.78%) Games
2 7 (30.43%) Finance
3 5 (21.74%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.70%) Law
5 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Test Manager
2 7 (30.43%) Tester
2 7 (30.43%) Automation Tester
3 3 (13.04%) Analyst
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Security Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Developer
4 2 (8.70%) QA Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Analyst Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Senior QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) SOAP
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
2 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.70%) Gherkin
3 2 (8.70%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) Online Games
2 5 (21.74%) User Experience
3 2 (8.70%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Windows
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
1 9 (39.13%) Test Automation
2 6 (26.09%) Test Planning
3 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Management
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
5 3 (13.04%) Service Management
5 3 (13.04%) Security Architecture
5 3 (13.04%) Portfolio Management
5 3 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Coaching
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
6 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
7 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.35%) Information Security
7 1 (4.35%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) C#
2 8 (34.78%) C++
2 8 (34.78%) Java
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
1 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) PCI DSS
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (21.74%) HP
2 3 (13.04%) Splunk
2 3 (13.04%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft