The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 200 200 170
Rank change year-on-year
0 -30
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 41 63 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.96% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.08% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 38 47 69
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,050 £39,600 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £80,000 £51,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Test Strategy
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5091 5848 6024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.97% 88.81% 85.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4247 4730 4763
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West 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 the North West

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the North West region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the North West

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the North West

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester -12 29 £50,000 -33.33% 4
Cheshire +33 5 £40,000 +23.07% 1
Cumbria -4 2 - -
Merseyside -13 1 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 21 (26.58%) QA
4 16 (20.25%) Degree
4 16 (20.25%) ISEB
5 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
6 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.46%) Java
6 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
7 12 (15.19%) JIRA
7 12 (15.19%) Scrum
7 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
7 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
7 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
8 11 (13.92%) QRadar
8 11 (13.92%) IISP
8 11 (13.92%) Security Operations
8 11 (13.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
8 11 (13.92%) Splunk
8 11 (13.92%) Portfolio Management
8 11 (13.92%) ArcSight
8 11 (13.92%) SIEM
8 11 (13.92%) Network Security
8 11 (13.92%) Performance Management
8 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
8 11 (13.92%) Security Architecture
8 11 (13.92%) Maven
8 11 (13.92%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (13.92%) IIS
2 10 (12.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (5.06%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (8.86%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.33%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) MS Project
4 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.92%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.80%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) Jenkins
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
2 11 (13.92%) Maven
3 10 (12.66%) Ant
4 7 (8.86%) Selenium
5 4 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.80%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.53%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.27%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.27%) JUnit
8 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.27%) Toad
8 1 (1.27%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (13.92%) Law
2 10 (12.66%) Finance
3 6 (7.59%) Banking
4 3 (3.80%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Electronics
5 2 (2.53%) Marketing
5 2 (2.53%) Military
6 1 (1.27%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Test Manager
2 14 (17.72%) Analyst
3 12 (15.19%) Consultant
4 11 (13.92%) Security Consultant
4 11 (13.92%) Tester
5 10 (12.66%) Test Analyst
5 10 (12.66%) Test Leader
6 8 (10.13%) Developer
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (8.86%) Web Developer
8 6 (7.59%) Lead Tester
8 6 (7.59%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.59%) Senior Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (5.06%) Automation Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Programme Test Manager
9 4 (5.06%) QA Automation Tester
9 4 (5.06%) QA Leader
9 4 (5.06%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) HTML
1 11 (13.92%) Web Services
2 10 (12.66%) CSS
2 10 (12.66%) Hibernate
2 10 (12.66%) JSR 170
2 10 (12.66%) RESTful
2 10 (12.66%) Spring
3 5 (6.33%) .NET
3 5 (6.33%) LAMP
4 2 (2.53%) XML
5 1 (1.27%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.27%) J2EE
5 1 (1.27%) Middleware
5 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.92%) Security Operations Centre
3 4 (5.06%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.80%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.53%) User Experience
6 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) Windows
2 3 (3.80%) Windows 10
3 2 (2.53%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.27%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.57%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (29.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
4 12 (15.19%) Scrum
5 11 (13.92%) Performance Management
5 11 (13.92%) Portfolio Management
5 11 (13.92%) Project Management
5 11 (13.92%) Security Architecture
5 11 (13.92%) Security Operations
5 11 (13.92%) SIEM
5 11 (13.92%) TDD
5 11 (13.92%) Vulnerability Management
6 10 (12.66%) Build Automation
6 10 (12.66%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (12.66%) Mobile First
6 10 (12.66%) Progressive Enhancement
6 10 (12.66%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (11.39%) Mentoring
7 9 (11.39%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.46%) Java
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.33%) PHP
4 2 (2.53%) C#
4 2 (2.53%) VBScript
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) C++
5 1 (1.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Degree
1 16 (20.25%) ISEB
2 14 (17.72%) ISTQB
3 11 (13.92%) CISSP
3 11 (13.92%) IISP
4 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (26.58%) QA
2 11 (13.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) QRadar
2 5 (6.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.92%) ArcSight
2 11 (13.92%) Splunk
3 10 (12.66%) Adobe
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle
4 3 (3.80%) Telerik
4 3 (3.80%) VMware
5 1 (1.27%) EMC
5 1 (1.27%) Google
5 1 (1.27%) HP
5 1 (1.27%) SAP
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