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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 20 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 213 230 246
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 32 24 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.49% 0.34% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.41% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 6
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +21.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,300 £32,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,600 £47,100 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
5504 5918 5862
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.69% 82.68% 79.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4411 4797 4826
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 20 April 2015.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 April 2015. 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
Manchester +17 22 £42,000 +12.00% 5
Merseyside +16 8 £36,000 +2.85%
Cheshire 0 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 65 (65.00%) Finance
2 47 (47.00%) Test Management
3 36 (36.00%) ISTQB
4 34 (34.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 31 (31.00%) QA
6 30 (30.00%) ISEB
7 29 (29.00%) Statistics
7 29 (29.00%) Programme Management
8 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (27.00%) System Testing
10 26 (26.00%) Project Management
11 22 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (20.00%) Workflow
13 20 (20.00%) Degree
14 18 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 17 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 16 (16.00%) Selenium
16 16 (16.00%) Mentoring
17 14 (14.00%) Test Planning
18 13 (13.00%) Waterfall
18 13 (13.00%) Web Services
19 12 (12.00%) PRINCE
19 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
19 12 (12.00%) Retail
20 11 (11.00%) Time Management
20 11 (11.00%) Automated Testing
20 11 (11.00%) QuickTest Pro
20 11 (11.00%) Change Management
20 11 (11.00%) Management Information System

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 4 (4.00%) IIS
2 1 (1.00%) JBoss
2 1 (1.00%) Apache
2 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle EBS
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) Oracle Reports
2 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (4.00%) Big Data
4 2 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.00%) MySQL
5 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (22.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (16.00%) Selenium
3 11 (11.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (2.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (2.00%) NUnit
4 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.00%) MSTest
4 2 (2.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.00%) Gerrit
4 2 (2.00%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.00%) WiX
5 1 (1.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.00%) Gradle
5 1 (1.00%) Moq
5 1 (1.00%) JUnit
5 1 (1.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.00%) FxCop
5 1 (1.00%) StyleCop
General
1 65 (65.00%) Finance
2 12 (12.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.00%) Law
4 2 (2.00%) Electronics
4 2 (2.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Local Government
5 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 51 (51.00%) Test Manager
2 20 (20.00%) Defect Manager
3 12 (12.00%) Test Leader
4 11 (11.00%) Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Senior Manager
5 10 (10.00%) Senior Test Manager
6 7 (7.00%) Tester
7 5 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) Programme Manager
8 4 (4.00%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Product Owner
9 3 (3.00%) Programme Test Manager
10 2 (2.00%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Senior Tester
10 2 (2.00%) QA Tester
10 2 (2.00%) Developer
10 2 (2.00%) Senior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.00%) Web Services
2 6 (6.00%) .NET
3 1 (1.00%) CSS
3 1 (1.00%) JSP
3 1 (1.00%) SOAP
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
3 1 (1.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (1.00%) Spring
3 1 (1.00%) WCF
3 1 (1.00%) LINQ
3 1 (1.00%) Grails
3 1 (1.00%) Ninject
3 1 (1.00%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.00%) Statistics
2 21 (21.00%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.00%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.00%) Data Integration
5 4 (4.00%) Replication
5 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) DTV
6 2 (2.00%) Mathematics
6 2 (2.00%) Physics
7 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.00%) Windows
1 2 (2.00%) Linux
2 1 (1.00%) Android
2 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (47.00%) Test Management
2 34 (34.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (29.00%) Programme Management
4 28 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (27.00%) System Testing
6 26 (26.00%) Project Management
7 20 (20.00%) Workflow
8 17 (17.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 16 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 14 (14.00%) Test Planning
11 13 (13.00%) Waterfall
12 12 (12.00%) PRINCE
12 12 (12.00%) Test Scripting
13 11 (11.00%) Automated Testing
13 11 (11.00%) ITIL
13 11 (11.00%) Change Management
13 11 (11.00%) Time Management
14 9 (9.00%) Process Management
14 9 (9.00%) Risk Management
15 8 (8.00%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.00%) SQL
2 3 (3.00%) C
2 3 (3.00%) Java
3 2 (2.00%) C++
4 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.00%) C#
4 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.00%) Ruby
4 1 (1.00%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (36.00%) ISTQB
2 30 (30.00%) ISEB
3 20 (20.00%) Degree
4 18 (18.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.00%) CISSP
6 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (31.00%) QA
2 4 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.00%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 11 (11.00%) Oracle
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.00%) Splunk
3 4 (4.00%) ArcSight
4 3 (3.00%) HP
5 2 (2.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) VMware
6 1 (1.00%) Wonderware
6 1 (1.00%) VocaLink
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 per annum + including benefits
Posted: 27 days ago