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 24 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 199 184 168
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 52 72 108
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 1.08% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.22% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 49 53 78
Median salary £43,000 £57,500 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.21% +22.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £40,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £80,000 £56,500
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
5360 5922 6315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.93% 88.59% 85.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4470 4890 5002
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -16 36 £45,938 -38.75% 4
Cheshire +34 10 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Merseyside -18 1 £37,500 -16.66% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (29.76%) QA
3 19 (22.62%) ISEB
4 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
5 17 (20.24%) Degree
5 17 (20.24%) JIRA
6 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
7 15 (17.86%) Java
7 15 (17.86%) ISTQB
8 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
8 13 (15.48%) HTML
8 13 (15.48%) Web Services
9 12 (14.29%) Project Management
9 12 (14.29%) SQL
9 12 (14.29%) TDD
9 12 (14.29%) Maven
9 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 12 (14.29%) Scrum
10 11 (13.10%) Security Architecture
10 11 (13.10%) Progressive Enhancement
10 11 (13.10%) Splunk
10 11 (13.10%) Portfolio Management
10 11 (13.10%) ArcSight
10 11 (13.10%) Vulnerability Management
10 11 (13.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 11 (13.10%) Responsive Web Design
10 11 (13.10%) Build Automation
10 11 (13.10%) Test Management
10 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration

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 (13.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 11 (13.10%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 1 (1.19%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.10%) Network Security
2 1 (1.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 17 (20.24%) JIRA
2 16 (19.05%) Jenkins
3 12 (14.29%) Maven
4 11 (13.10%) Ant
5 9 (10.71%) Selenium
6 3 (3.57%) Ranorex
6 3 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.38%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.38%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.38%) TestComplete
8 1 (1.19%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.19%) JUnit
8 1 (1.19%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.19%) Subversion
8 1 (1.19%) Toad
8 1 (1.19%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.19%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 11 (13.10%) Law
2 7 (8.33%) Finance
3 3 (3.57%) Banking
3 3 (3.57%) Retail
4 2 (2.38%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Electronics
4 2 (2.38%) Military
5 1 (1.19%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 16 (19.05%) Tester
3 14 (16.67%) Analyst
4 13 (15.48%) Consultant
4 13 (15.48%) Test Analyst
5 12 (14.29%) Test Leader
6 11 (13.10%) Security Consultant
7 10 (11.90%) Developer
8 9 (10.71%) Senior Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Lead Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Software Tester
9 8 (9.52%) Web Developer
10 7 (8.33%) QA Leader
10 7 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
10 7 (8.33%) Senior Test Analyst
11 6 (7.14%) Automation Tester
12 5 (5.95%) Lead Test Analyst
12 5 (5.95%) QA Tester
13 4 (4.76%) Lead Developer
13 4 (4.76%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.48%) HTML
1 13 (15.48%) Web Services
2 11 (13.10%) CSS
2 11 (13.10%) Hibernate
2 11 (13.10%) JSR 170
2 11 (13.10%) RESTful
2 11 (13.10%) Spring
3 9 (10.71%) .NET
4 5 (5.95%) LAMP
5 3 (3.57%) XML
6 2 (2.38%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.38%) HTML5
7 1 (1.19%) CSS3
7 1 (1.19%) DirectX
7 1 (1.19%) J2EE
7 1 (1.19%) jQuery
7 1 (1.19%) MFC
7 1 (1.19%) Node.js
7 1 (1.19%) OpenGL
7 1 (1.19%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.10%) Data Centre
1 11 (13.10%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (4.76%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.57%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.38%) User Experience
5 1 (1.19%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.19%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.19%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 4 (4.76%) Windows
2 2 (2.38%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
3 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (21.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 16 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (15.48%) Software Testing
5 12 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 12 (14.29%) Project Management
5 12 (14.29%) Scrum
5 12 (14.29%) TDD
6 11 (13.10%) Build Automation
6 11 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (13.10%) Mobile First
6 11 (13.10%) Performance Management
6 11 (13.10%) Portfolio Management
6 11 (13.10%) Progressive Enhancement
6 11 (13.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 11 (13.10%) Security Architecture
6 11 (13.10%) Security Operations
6 11 (13.10%) Test Automation
6 11 (13.10%) Test Management
6 11 (13.10%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) Java
2 12 (14.29%) SQL
3 9 (10.71%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.95%) PHP
5 4 (4.76%) VBScript
6 2 (2.38%) C#
6 2 (2.38%) C++
7 1 (1.19%) C
7 1 (1.19%) VB
7 1 (1.19%) VC++
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) ISEB
2 17 (20.24%) Degree
3 15 (17.86%) ISTQB
4 11 (13.10%) CISSP
4 11 (13.10%) IISP
5 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (29.76%) QA
2 11 (13.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (13.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.19%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) QRadar
2 5 (5.95%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (13.10%) Adobe
1 11 (13.10%) ArcSight
1 11 (13.10%) Splunk
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Telerik
4 2 (2.38%) VMware
5 1 (1.19%) Cognos
5 1 (1.19%) EMC
5 1 (1.19%) Google
5 1 (1.19%) HP
5 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.19%) SAP
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