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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 200 182 166
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 55 82 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.86% 1.23% 1.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.39% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 50 56 64
Median salary £45,000 £51,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% +3.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £45,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £80,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £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
5619 5904 6335
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.25% 88.42% 86.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4687 4899 5175
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,000 £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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -25 36 £46,419 -11.58% 6
Cheshire +36 13 £40,000 -15.78%
Merseyside -23 1 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (27.71%) QA
3 21 (25.30%) Degree
4 19 (22.89%) JIRA
4 19 (22.89%) Project Management
5 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
7 15 (18.07%) Splunk
7 15 (18.07%) Portfolio Management
7 15 (18.07%) ArcSight
7 15 (18.07%) Vulnerability Management
7 15 (18.07%) Network Security
7 15 (18.07%) Performance Management
7 15 (18.07%) PCI DSS
7 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
7 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
7 15 (18.07%) IISP
7 15 (18.07%) Security Operations
7 15 (18.07%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (18.07%) Compliance Management
7 15 (18.07%) Risk and Compliance Management
7 15 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (18.07%) Law
7 15 (18.07%) CISSP
7 15 (18.07%) IIS
8 14 (16.87%) HTML
8 14 (16.87%) ISEB
8 14 (16.87%) System Testing
9 13 (15.66%) Regression Testing
9 13 (15.66%) Java

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 15 (18.07%) IIS
2 11 (13.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (6.02%) CMS
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Office
2 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.61%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.20%) Google Analytics
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.07%) Network Security
2 2 (2.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 19 (22.89%) JIRA
2 16 (19.28%) Jenkins
3 11 (13.25%) Ant
3 11 (13.25%) Maven
4 8 (9.64%) Selenium
5 4 (4.82%) TestComplete
6 3 (3.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (3.61%) Ranorex
6 3 (3.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (2.41%) Subversion
7 2 (2.41%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.20%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.20%) WinRunner
8 1 (1.20%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (18.07%) Law
2 6 (7.23%) Finance
3 3 (3.61%) Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.41%) Games
4 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.20%) Electronics
5 1 (1.20%) Military
Job Titles
1 19 (22.89%) Consultant
1 19 (22.89%) Tester
2 17 (20.48%) Test Manager
3 15 (18.07%) Security Consultant
4 13 (15.66%) Analyst
5 11 (13.25%) Developer
5 11 (13.25%) Senior Tester
5 11 (13.25%) Test Analyst
6 10 (12.05%) Software Tester
7 9 (10.84%) Lead Tester
7 9 (10.84%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (10.84%) Test Leader
8 8 (9.64%) QA Leader
8 8 (9.64%) Web Developer
9 7 (8.43%) Automation Tester
9 7 (8.43%) Lead Test Analyst
10 6 (7.23%) QA Engineer
11 5 (6.02%) Information Security Consultant
11 5 (6.02%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.87%) HTML
2 13 (15.66%) Web Services
3 11 (13.25%) CSS
3 11 (13.25%) Hibernate
3 11 (13.25%) JSR 170
3 11 (13.25%) RESTful
3 11 (13.25%) Spring
4 9 (10.84%) .NET
5 5 (6.02%) LAMP
6 3 (3.61%) HTML5
7 2 (2.41%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.41%) DirectX
7 2 (2.41%) MFC
7 2 (2.41%) Node.js
7 2 (2.41%) OpenGL
7 2 (2.41%) XML
8 1 (1.20%) J2EE
8 1 (1.20%) jQuery
8 1 (1.20%) Middleware
8 1 (1.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.07%) Data Centre
1 15 (18.07%) Security Operations Centre
2 7 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.82%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.61%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.61%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.41%) 3D Graphics
5 2 (2.41%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.41%) Streaming Video
5 2 (2.41%) User Experience
6 1 (1.20%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.61%) Windows
2 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
2 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (50.60%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (22.89%) Project Management
3 17 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
4 15 (18.07%) Compliance Management
4 15 (18.07%) Performance Management
4 15 (18.07%) Portfolio Management
4 15 (18.07%) Risk and Compliance Management
4 15 (18.07%) Security Architecture
4 15 (18.07%) Security Operations
4 15 (18.07%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (16.87%) System Testing
6 13 (15.66%) Regression Testing
6 13 (15.66%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.66%) Test Management
7 12 (14.46%) Scrum
7 12 (14.46%) TDD
8 11 (13.25%) Build Automation
8 11 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (13.25%) Progressive Enhancement
8 11 (13.25%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.66%) Java
2 11 (13.25%) SQL
3 9 (10.84%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.02%) PHP
5 4 (4.82%) VBScript
6 3 (3.61%) C++
7 2 (2.41%) C#
7 2 (2.41%) VC++
Qualifications
1 21 (25.30%) Degree
2 15 (18.07%) CISSP
2 15 (18.07%) IISP
3 14 (16.87%) ISEB
4 9 (10.84%) ISTQB
5 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (27.71%) QA
2 15 (18.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (18.07%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) QRadar
2 5 (6.02%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (18.07%) ArcSight
1 15 (18.07%) Splunk
2 11 (13.25%) Adobe
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.61%) Cognos
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle
4 3 (3.61%) PeopleSoft
4 3 (3.61%) Telerik
5 1 (1.20%) EMC
5 1 (1.20%) Google
5 1 (1.20%) SAP
5 1 (1.20%) VMware
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