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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / North West
Rank 224 179 195
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 55 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.99% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 1.12% 1.00%
Number of salaries quoted 18 35 61
Median salary £47,352 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.29% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £73,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
5426 4896 6113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.07% 88.06% 87.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4071 5126
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £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 20 February 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 20 February 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 -62 14 £53,602 +2.09% 5
Cheshire +19 5 £72,500 +178.84%
Merseyside - 3 £42,500 -
Lancashire -8 2 £37,500 -27.18%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.05%) QA
3 22 (26.83%) ISTQB
4 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
4 20 (24.39%) Test Management
5 19 (23.17%) Automated Testing
5 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
5 19 (23.17%) ISEB
6 18 (21.95%) Project Management
6 18 (21.95%) Regression Testing
7 16 (19.51%) SDLC
8 12 (14.63%) Degree
8 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
8 12 (14.63%) SQL
9 11 (13.41%) C#
9 11 (13.41%) Java
9 11 (13.41%) Python
9 11 (13.41%) DV Cleared
9 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
9 11 (13.41%) Selenium
10 10 (12.20%) System Testing
11 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (10.98%) SAS
11 9 (10.98%) .NET
11 9 (10.98%) Retail
11 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
12 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
12 8 (9.76%) PCI DSS
12 8 (9.76%) Splunk
12 8 (9.76%) Portfolio 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 9 (10.98%) SAS
2 8 (9.76%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.22%) CICS
3 1 (1.22%) JBoss
3 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
1 1 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.22%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.76%) Network Security
2 4 (4.88%) HTTP
3 1 (1.22%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.54%) Big Data
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.44%) DB2
3 2 (2.44%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.44%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Selenium
2 8 (9.76%) JIRA
3 6 (7.32%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.32%) JMeter
3 6 (7.32%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.10%) Cucumber
4 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
5 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.66%) Subversion
6 3 (3.66%) TestComplete
6 3 (3.66%) TestPartner
7 2 (2.44%) Gatling
7 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
7 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.44%) The Grinder
7 2 (2.44%) Toad
7 2 (2.44%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (1.22%) Gradle
General
1 9 (10.98%) Retail
2 8 (9.76%) Law
3 7 (8.54%) Advertising
3 7 (8.54%) Finance
4 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 3 (3.66%) Games
5 2 (2.44%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.22%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Legal
6 1 (1.22%) Marketing
6 1 (1.22%) Publishing
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (30.49%) Test Manager
2 16 (19.51%) Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Test Analyst
3 13 (15.85%) Test Leader
4 10 (12.20%) Consultant
4 10 (12.20%) Lead Test Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) Tester
5 8 (9.76%) Information Security Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Network Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Network Security Consultant
5 8 (9.76%) Security Consultant
6 7 (8.54%) Data Scientist
6 7 (8.54%) Senior Data Scientist
7 6 (7.32%) Lead Tester
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Test Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.88%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) AngularJS
2 4 (4.88%) jQuery
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
2 4 (4.88%) XML
3 3 (3.66%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) HTML
3 3 (3.66%) HTML5
4 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.44%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (2.44%) DirectX
4 2 (2.44%) EJB
4 2 (2.44%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.44%) J2EE
4 2 (2.44%) JSP
4 2 (2.44%) MFC
4 2 (2.44%) Node.js
4 2 (2.44%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.44%) Servlets
4 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.76%) Data Centre
1 8 (9.76%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (8.54%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.44%) 3D Graphics
3 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.44%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.44%) Streaming Video
3 2 (2.44%) User Experience
4 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) IVR
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.22%) PlayStation
4 1 (1.22%) PMI
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) RIA
4 1 (1.22%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.76%) Windows
2 4 (4.88%) Linux
3 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.22%) Android
4 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (60.98%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) Test Management
2 20 (24.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (23.17%) Automated Testing
3 19 (23.17%) Software Testing
4 18 (21.95%) Project Management
4 18 (21.95%) Regression Testing
5 16 (19.51%) SDLC
6 10 (12.20%) System Testing
7 9 (10.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (10.98%) Waterfall
8 8 (9.76%) Analytics
8 8 (9.76%) Data Analytics
8 8 (9.76%) Information Security
8 8 (9.76%) Performance Management
8 8 (9.76%) Portfolio Management
8 8 (9.76%) Security Architecture
8 8 (9.76%) Security Operations
8 8 (9.76%) Test Scripting
8 8 (9.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.63%) JavaScript
1 12 (14.63%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) C#
2 11 (13.41%) Java
2 11 (13.41%) Python
3 7 (8.54%) C++
3 7 (8.54%) R
4 4 (4.88%) Ruby
5 3 (3.66%) VBScript
6 2 (2.44%) PHP
6 2 (2.44%) VC++
7 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.22%) C
7 1 (1.22%) COBOL
7 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (26.83%) ISTQB
2 19 (23.17%) ISEB
3 12 (14.63%) Degree
4 11 (13.41%) DV Cleared
4 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
5 8 (9.76%) CISSP
5 8 (9.76%) IISP
6 7 (8.54%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 7 (8.54%) PhD
7 1 (1.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.22%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.05%) QA
2 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (9.76%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 4 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (9.76%) ArcSight
1 8 (9.76%) Splunk
2 4 (4.88%) HP
2 4 (4.88%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.88%) Oracle
3 2 (2.44%) Cognos
3 2 (2.44%) Google
3 2 (2.44%) PeopleSoft
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe
4 1 (1.22%) Chordiant
4 1 (1.22%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.22%) Sun
4 1 (1.22%) TOWER Software
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