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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / North West
Rank 204 172 196
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 60 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.73% 1.10% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 1.26% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 36 34 64
Median salary £45,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £35,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £72,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

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
5272 4766 5790
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.96% 87.55% 86.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4421 3962 4954
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -40 23 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Cheshire +13 5 £41,250 +58.65% 1
Merseyside -13 5 £42,500 -
Lancashire -15 3 £40,500 -10.00%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 53 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.08%) QA
2 26 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (22.92%) ISTQB
4 22 (22.92%) Test Management
4 22 (22.92%) Regression Testing
4 22 (22.92%) ISEB
5 20 (20.83%) Project Management
6 19 (19.79%) Automated Testing
7 17 (17.71%) System Testing
7 17 (17.71%) SDLC
8 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
9 14 (14.58%) SQL
9 14 (14.58%) .NET
10 13 (13.54%) Degree
10 13 (13.54%) JIRA
11 12 (12.50%) Selenium
12 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
12 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.42%) Manual Testing
13 10 (10.42%) PCI DSS
13 10 (10.42%) Network Security
13 10 (10.42%) Performance Management
13 10 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
13 10 (10.42%) Security Architecture
13 10 (10.42%) Splunk
13 10 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
13 10 (10.42%) ArcSight

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 10 (10.42%) IIS
2 9 (9.38%) SAS
3 3 (3.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.04%) CICS
4 1 (1.04%) CMS
4 1 (1.04%) JBoss
4 1 (1.04%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.04%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.04%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.04%) MS Office
1 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.13%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.04%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) Network Security
2 4 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (1.04%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.29%) Big Data
2 4 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.08%) DB2
3 2 (2.08%) MySQL
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.04%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (13.54%) JIRA
2 12 (12.50%) Selenium
3 9 (9.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
4 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (4.17%) TestComplete
4 4 (4.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.13%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.13%) JMeter
5 3 (3.13%) Subversion
5 3 (3.13%) TestPartner
6 2 (2.08%) Ant
6 2 (2.08%) Maven
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (2.08%) Toad
7 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.04%) Gradle
7 1 (1.04%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (10.42%) Law
2 9 (9.38%) Retail
3 7 (7.29%) Advertising
3 7 (7.29%) Finance
4 4 (4.17%) Banking
5 3 (3.13%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.08%) Games
7 1 (1.04%) Automotive
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Test Manager
2 19 (19.79%) Analyst
3 17 (17.71%) Tester
4 16 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 15 (15.63%) Test Leader
6 14 (14.58%) Consultant
7 12 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
8 10 (10.42%) Security Consultant
9 9 (9.38%) Information Security Consultant
9 9 (9.38%) Lead Tester
9 9 (9.38%) Network Consultant
9 9 (9.38%) Network Security Consultant
9 9 (9.38%) Senior Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (9.38%) Senior Tester
10 8 (8.33%) Software Tester
11 7 (7.29%) Data Scientist
11 7 (7.29%) Senior Data Scientist
12 6 (6.25%) QA Engineer
12 6 (6.25%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.58%) .NET
2 6 (6.25%) HTML
2 6 (6.25%) Web Services
3 5 (5.21%) CSS
3 5 (5.21%) jQuery
4 4 (4.17%) AngularJS
4 4 (4.17%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.17%) HTML5
4 4 (4.17%) XML
5 3 (3.13%) Spring
6 2 (2.08%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
6 2 (2.08%) CSS3
6 2 (2.08%) DirectX
6 2 (2.08%) JSP
6 2 (2.08%) JSR 170
6 2 (2.08%) Node.js
6 2 (2.08%) OpenGL
6 2 (2.08%) RESTful
6 2 (2.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Data Centre
1 10 (10.42%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (7.29%) Algorithms
2 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
2 7 (7.29%) Psychology
2 7 (7.29%) Statistics
3 4 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (2.08%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.08%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.08%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.04%) Ergonomics
6 1 (1.04%) IVR
6 1 (1.04%) PMI
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 3 (3.13%) Linux
3 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Android
4 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (27.08%) User Acceptance Testing
3 24 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 22 (22.92%) Regression Testing
4 22 (22.92%) Test Management
5 20 (20.83%) Project Management
6 19 (19.79%) Automated Testing
7 17 (17.71%) SDLC
7 17 (17.71%) System Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Compliance Management
8 10 (10.42%) Manual Testing
8 10 (10.42%) Performance Management
8 10 (10.42%) Portfolio Management
8 10 (10.42%) Risk and Compliance Management
8 10 (10.42%) Security Architecture
8 10 (10.42%) Security Monitoring
8 10 (10.42%) Security Operations
8 10 (10.42%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.42%) User Stories
8 10 (10.42%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.63%) JavaScript
2 14 (14.58%) SQL
3 10 (10.42%) Java
3 10 (10.42%) Python
4 9 (9.38%) C#
5 7 (7.29%) R
6 6 (6.25%) C++
7 4 (4.17%) VBScript
8 3 (3.13%) PHP
8 3 (3.13%) Ruby
9 2 (2.08%) VC++
10 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.04%) C
10 1 (1.04%) COBOL
10 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (22.92%) ISEB
1 22 (22.92%) ISTQB
2 13 (13.54%) Degree
3 11 (11.46%) DV Cleared
3 11 (11.46%) Security Cleared
4 10 (10.42%) CISSP
4 10 (10.42%) IISP
5 8 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (7.29%) PhD
7 1 (1.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.04%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.04%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) QA
2 10 (10.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (10.42%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 10 (10.42%) ArcSight
1 10 (10.42%) Splunk
2 4 (4.17%) Oracle
3 3 (3.13%) Adobe
3 3 (3.13%) Cognos
3 3 (3.13%) HP
3 3 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.04%) Chordiant
5 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.04%) Sun
5 1 (1.04%) TOWER Software
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