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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 213 163 208
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +45
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 52 76 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 1.26% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.44% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 46 50 59
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +11.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £77,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
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
5518 5285 6412
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.16% 87.51% 86.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4629 4323 5492
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,091 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -37 34 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Cheshire +14 7 £42,500 -12.82% 3
Merseyside -18 3 £41,750 - 1
Lancashire -13 1 £43,500 -24.34%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (28.43%) QA
3 24 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (23.53%) Test Management
3 24 (23.53%) Software Testing
4 21 (20.59%) Regression Testing
4 21 (20.59%) Project Management
5 20 (19.61%) JIRA
6 18 (17.65%) ISEB
6 18 (17.65%) System Testing
7 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
7 16 (15.69%) Degree
7 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
8 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
9 14 (13.73%) SDLC
9 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
10 13 (12.75%) Law
10 13 (12.75%) SQL
10 13 (12.75%) Java
10 13 (12.75%) .NET
10 13 (12.75%) IIS
10 13 (12.75%) CISSP
10 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
10 13 (12.75%) IISP
10 13 (12.75%) Security Operations
10 13 (12.75%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (12.75%) Splunk
10 13 (12.75%) Portfolio Management
10 13 (12.75%) ArcSight
10 13 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management

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 13 (12.75%) IIS
2 10 (9.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (7.84%) SAS
4 4 (3.92%) CMS
5 1 (0.98%) CICS
5 1 (0.98%) JBoss
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.98%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.98%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.98%) MS Office
1 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (0.98%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.98%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (12.75%) Network Security
2 2 (1.96%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.86%) Big Data
2 2 (1.96%) MySQL
2 2 (1.96%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.98%) DB2
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.98%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (19.61%) JIRA
2 15 (14.71%) Jenkins
3 9 (8.82%) Ant
3 9 (8.82%) Maven
4 8 (7.84%) Selenium
5 4 (3.92%) TestComplete
6 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.94%) Subversion
6 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.94%) TestPartner
6 3 (2.94%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.98%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.98%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.98%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (0.98%) Toad
7 1 (0.98%) WebDriver
General
1 13 (12.75%) Law
2 8 (7.84%) Finance
2 8 (7.84%) Retail
3 7 (6.86%) Advertising
4 4 (3.92%) Banking
4 4 (3.92%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.96%) Games
6 1 (0.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Test Manager
2 19 (18.63%) Tester
3 17 (16.67%) Consultant
4 16 (15.69%) Analyst
5 14 (13.73%) Test Analyst
6 13 (12.75%) Security Consultant
7 12 (11.76%) Test Leader
8 11 (10.78%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (10.78%) Senior Tester
9 10 (9.80%) Developer
10 9 (8.82%) Information Security Consultant
10 9 (8.82%) Lead Test Analyst
10 9 (8.82%) Lead Tester
10 9 (8.82%) Network Consultant
10 9 (8.82%) Network Security Consultant
11 8 (7.84%) Software Tester
12 7 (6.86%) Data Scientist
12 7 (6.86%) Senior Data Scientist
12 7 (6.86%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.75%) .NET
2 12 (11.76%) HTML
2 12 (11.76%) Web Services
3 11 (10.78%) CSS
4 10 (9.80%) Hibernate
5 9 (8.82%) JSR 170
5 9 (8.82%) RESTful
5 9 (8.82%) Spring
6 4 (3.92%) LAMP
7 3 (2.94%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.94%) HTML5
7 3 (2.94%) jQuery
7 3 (2.94%) XML
8 2 (1.96%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.96%) DirectX
8 2 (1.96%) J2EE
8 2 (1.96%) MFC
8 2 (1.96%) Node.js
8 2 (1.96%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.75%) Data Centre
1 13 (12.75%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (6.86%) Algorithms
2 7 (6.86%) Mathematics
2 7 (6.86%) Psychology
2 7 (6.86%) Statistics
3 4 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 4 (3.92%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.96%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.98%) iPad
6 1 (0.98%) IVR
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) PMI
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.94%) Windows
2 1 (0.98%) Android
2 1 (0.98%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (59.80%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (23.53%) Software Testing
2 24 (23.53%) Test Management
2 24 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
3 21 (20.59%) Project Management
3 21 (20.59%) Regression Testing
4 18 (17.65%) System Testing
5 16 (15.69%) Automated Testing
6 14 (13.73%) SDLC
7 13 (12.75%) Compliance Management
7 13 (12.75%) Performance Management
7 13 (12.75%) Portfolio Management
7 13 (12.75%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 13 (12.75%) Security Architecture
7 13 (12.75%) Security Operations
7 13 (12.75%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.76%) TDD
8 12 (11.76%) Test Automation
8 12 (11.76%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) JavaScript
2 13 (12.75%) Java
2 13 (12.75%) SQL
3 7 (6.86%) Python
3 7 (6.86%) R
4 6 (5.88%) PHP
5 4 (3.92%) C#
5 4 (3.92%) VBScript
6 3 (2.94%) C++
7 2 (1.96%) VC++
8 1 (0.98%) Assembly Language
8 1 (0.98%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 18 (17.65%) ISEB
2 16 (15.69%) Degree
2 16 (15.69%) ISTQB
3 13 (12.75%) CISSP
3 13 (12.75%) IISP
4 8 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 8 (7.84%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.86%) PhD
6 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.98%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (28.43%) QA
2 13 (12.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (12.75%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.92%) QRadar
Vendors
1 13 (12.75%) ArcSight
1 13 (12.75%) Splunk
2 10 (9.80%) Adobe
3 3 (2.94%) Cognos
3 3 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (1.96%) Microsoft
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle
5 1 (0.98%) Chordiant
5 1 (0.98%) SAP
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