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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 185 175 243
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +68
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 69 65 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.94% 0.97% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.20% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 62 60 10
Average salary £46,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,700 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
6063 5433 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.93% 81.00% 80.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5217 4517 5597
Average salary £40,000 £38,625 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.55% +3.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
Manchester +3 52 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Cheshire -4 13 £46,000 -
Merseyside -1 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 95 (57.58%) Finance
2 57 (34.55%) Test Management
3 55 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (24.85%) ISEB
5 41 (24.85%) Analytical Skills
6 39 (23.64%) Degree
7 36 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 36 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
8 33 (20.00%) Selenium
9 30 (18.18%) QA
10 28 (16.97%) Project Management
11 26 (15.76%) Software Testing
12 25 (15.15%) Statistics
12 25 (15.15%) Mentoring
13 24 (14.55%) Performance Testing
13 24 (14.55%) System Testing
13 24 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 23 (13.94%) Web Services
14 23 (13.94%) Windows
14 23 (13.94%) QuickTest Pro
14 23 (13.94%) Programme Management
15 22 (13.33%) Linux
16 20 (12.12%) Automated Testing
17 17 (10.30%) SQL
17 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
17 17 (10.30%) Test Scripting
17 17 (10.30%) Test Automation
17 17 (10.30%) Test Planning
18 16 (9.70%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (3.64%) JBoss
1 6 (3.64%) Apache
2 5 (3.03%) IIS
3 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.21%) ArchestrA
Applications
1 10 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (7.27%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (7.27%) Oracle Retail
2 10 (6.06%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.27%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.64%) MySQL
3 6 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.61%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) Big Data
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.61%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.61%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 33 (20.00%) Selenium
2 24 (14.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 23 (13.94%) QuickTest Pro
4 10 (6.06%) LoadRunner
4 10 (6.06%) SoapUI
5 9 (5.45%) NUnit
5 9 (5.45%) SilkPerformer
6 8 (4.85%) MSTest
7 7 (4.24%) Cucumber
7 7 (4.24%) SpecFlow
7 7 (4.24%) Git (software)
8 6 (3.64%) WebDriver
8 6 (3.64%) Gradle
8 6 (3.64%) Jenkins
8 6 (3.64%) JUnit
8 6 (3.64%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.03%) JIRA
10 4 (2.42%) Maven
10 4 (2.42%) Gerrit
11 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 95 (57.58%) Finance
2 15 (9.09%) Retail
3 8 (4.85%) Billing
3 8 (4.85%) Marketing
4 5 (3.03%) Games
5 4 (2.42%) Banking
6 2 (1.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.21%) Advertising
6 2 (1.21%) Law
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Automotive
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 90 (54.55%) Test Manager
2 24 (14.55%) Analyst
3 14 (8.48%) Defect Manager
4 12 (7.27%) Test Leader
5 11 (6.67%) Developer
6 10 (6.06%) Senior Manager
6 10 (6.06%) Senior Test Manager
6 10 (6.06%) Web Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Test Analyst
7 9 (5.45%) Tester
8 6 (3.64%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.64%) Senior Developer
8 6 (3.64%) Java Software Engineer
9 5 (3.03%) Security Consultant
9 5 (3.03%) Consultant
9 5 (3.03%) Automation Tester
10 4 (2.42%) Lead Developer
10 4 (2.42%) Business Analyst
11 3 (1.82%) Architect
11 3 (1.82%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (13.94%) Web Services
2 14 (8.48%) SOAP
3 12 (7.27%) HTML
3 12 (7.27%) CSS
4 11 (6.67%) .NET
5 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.85%) WCF
6 8 (4.85%) LINQ
6 8 (4.85%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (4.24%) .NET Framework
8 6 (3.64%) JSP
8 6 (3.64%) Hibernate
8 6 (3.64%) Spring
8 6 (3.64%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 6 (3.64%) LINQ to SQL
8 6 (3.64%) REST
8 6 (3.64%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.82%) Grails
10 2 (1.21%) XML
10 2 (1.21%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 41 (24.85%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (15.15%) Statistics
3 10 (6.06%) Mathematics
3 10 (6.06%) Economics
3 10 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 10 (6.06%) User Experience
4 5 (3.03%) Online Games
5 4 (2.42%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.42%) Smartphone
5 4 (2.42%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.82%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.21%) PMI
7 2 (1.21%) PDA
8 1 (0.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.61%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 23 (13.94%) Windows
2 22 (13.33%) Linux
3 13 (7.88%) UNIX
4 9 (5.45%) Windows XP
4 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.42%) Android
6 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.21%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.55%) Test Management
2 43 (26.06%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (21.82%) Stakeholder Management
3 36 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
4 28 (16.97%) Project Management
5 26 (15.76%) Software Testing
6 25 (15.15%) Mentoring
7 24 (14.55%) Performance Testing
7 24 (14.55%) System Testing
8 23 (13.94%) Programme Management
9 20 (12.12%) Automated Testing
10 17 (10.30%) Test Automation
10 17 (10.30%) Test Scripting
10 17 (10.30%) Test Planning
11 16 (9.70%) Time Management
11 16 (9.70%) Waterfall
11 16 (9.70%) ITIL
12 15 (9.09%) Workflow
12 15 (9.09%) Migration
12 15 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.30%) SQL
2 16 (9.70%) C#
3 12 (7.27%) JavaScript
4 11 (6.67%) Java
5 5 (3.03%) C++
6 3 (1.82%) Groovy
7 2 (1.21%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 41 (24.85%) ISEB
3 39 (23.64%) Degree
4 12 (7.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 10 (6.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (3.03%) CISSP
7 2 (1.21%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.21%) MBA
7 2 (1.21%) CSQA
7 2 (1.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (18.18%) QA
2 6 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 5 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.61%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.45%) VMware ESX
2 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.21%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.61%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 12 (7.27%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.42%) Hyperic
3 1 (0.61%) Nessus
3 1 (0.61%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 15 (9.09%) Oracle
2 11 (6.67%) VMware
3 10 (6.06%) Google
3 10 (6.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (3.03%) Splunk
4 5 (3.03%) ArcSight
5 4 (2.42%) Wonderware
6 3 (1.82%) IBM
6 3 (1.82%) Apple
7 2 (1.21%) HP
7 2 (1.21%) NetApp
7 2 (1.21%) Fujitsu
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