The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 161 223 190
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 81 24 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.16% 0.33% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 0.42% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 67 20 40
Average salary £47,000 £37,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.33% -18.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,500 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £53,150 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5625 5698 5693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 80.83% 77.86% 76.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4467 4855 5018
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Strategy
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +24 28 £40,500 +8.00% 7
Cheshire +21 25 £47,000 +13.25% 2
Merseyside +12 15 £35,500 -13.93%
Lancashire - 1 £37,500 - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 52 (49.06%) Finance
2 28 (26.42%) C#
3 27 (25.47%) Selenium
4 25 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (18.87%) Performance Testing
6 19 (17.92%) QA
6 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
6 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 19 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (16.98%) Windows
8 17 (16.04%) Software Testing
8 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
9 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
10 15 (14.15%) Test Management
11 14 (13.21%) System Testing
11 14 (13.21%) .NET
11 14 (13.21%) C++
12 13 (12.26%) Java
12 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
12 13 (12.26%) Linux
12 13 (12.26%) HP Quality Center
12 13 (12.26%) Automation Testing
13 12 (11.32%) ISTQB
13 12 (11.32%) SOAP
13 12 (11.32%) HTML
13 12 (11.32%) SQL
13 12 (11.32%) Programme Management
14 11 (10.38%) ISEB
14 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
14 11 (10.38%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 3 (2.83%) Apache
2 2 (1.89%) ArchestrA
3 1 (0.94%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (8.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.94%) SPSS
2 1 (0.94%) FastStats
2 1 (0.94%) Mingle
2 1 (0.94%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.55%) Internet
2 2 (1.89%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.83%) MySQL
2 3 (2.83%) DB2
2 3 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (25.47%) Selenium
2 10 (9.43%) Cucumber
2 10 (9.43%) SoapUI
3 9 (8.49%) NUnit
4 8 (7.55%) SpecFlow
4 8 (7.55%) MSTest
5 6 (5.66%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (5.66%) QuickTest Pro
5 6 (5.66%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.77%) JIRA
6 4 (3.77%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.83%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.83%) JUnit
7 3 (2.83%) Gradle
7 3 (2.83%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.89%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.89%) Maven
9 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 52 (49.06%) Finance
2 10 (9.43%) Banking
3 9 (8.49%) Marketing
4 8 (7.55%) Retail
4 8 (7.55%) Billing
5 7 (6.60%) Games
6 5 (4.72%) Investment Banking
7 3 (2.83%) Advertising
7 3 (2.83%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 49 (46.23%) Test Manager
2 14 (13.21%) Analyst
3 12 (11.32%) Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Automation Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Developer
5 9 (8.49%) Tester
5 9 (8.49%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.49%) Architect
6 7 (6.60%) QA Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Test Architect
7 6 (5.66%) QA Automation Engineer
7 6 (5.66%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Automation Tester
8 4 (3.77%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.77%) Development Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Development Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (3.77%) Systems Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.21%) .NET
2 12 (11.32%) SOAP
2 12 (11.32%) HTML
3 11 (10.38%) ASP.NET
3 11 (10.38%) Web Services
4 10 (9.43%) WCF
4 10 (9.43%) LINQ
4 10 (9.43%) CSS
5 8 (7.55%) .NET Framework
5 8 (7.55%) REST
5 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET Web API
5 8 (7.55%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 8 (7.55%) LINQ to SQL
5 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (5.66%) Gherkin
7 3 (2.83%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.83%) Spring
7 3 (2.83%) XML
7 3 (2.83%) JSP
8 2 (1.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.49%) Mainframe
1 9 (8.49%) Statistics
2 7 (6.60%) IBM Mainframe
3 6 (5.66%) Open Source
4 5 (4.72%) PMI
5 4 (3.77%) Online Games
5 4 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.83%) IVR
7 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.89%) PDA
7 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.94%) Economics
8 1 (0.94%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.94%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Windows
2 13 (12.26%) Linux
3 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.89%) UNIX
4 1 (0.94%) Solaris
4 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 20 (18.87%) Performance Testing
3 19 (17.92%) Stakeholder Management
3 19 (17.92%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (16.04%) Software Testing
4 17 (16.04%) Test Automation
5 15 (14.15%) Test Management
6 14 (13.21%) System Testing
7 13 (12.26%) Automation Testing
8 12 (11.32%) Programme Management
9 11 (10.38%) Test Scripting
10 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (9.43%) OO
10 10 (9.43%) OOD
10 10 (9.43%) TDD
11 9 (8.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (7.55%) Refactoring
12 8 (7.55%) OWASP
12 8 (7.55%) Time Management
12 8 (7.55%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (26.42%) C#
2 14 (13.21%) C++
3 13 (12.26%) Java
3 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
4 12 (11.32%) SQL
5 5 (4.72%) VBScript
6 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
6 4 (3.77%) C
6 4 (3.77%) Perl
7 2 (1.89%) Groovy
7 2 (1.89%) Ruby
7 2 (1.89%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) ISTQB
2 11 (10.38%) ISEB
3 7 (6.60%) Degree
4 5 (4.72%) MBA
4 5 (4.72%) PMI Certification
4 5 (4.72%) CSQA
5 4 (3.77%) HND
6 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.89%) MCP
6 2 (1.89%) MCSD
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.92%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (3.77%) XenApp
1 4 (3.77%) XenDesktop
2 2 (1.89%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 13 (12.26%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) Hyperic
2 2 (1.89%) CORE IMPACT
2 2 (1.89%) Nessus
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.60%) IBM
3 6 (5.66%) VMware
4 5 (4.72%) HP
5 4 (3.77%) Wonderware
5 4 (3.77%) Citrix
6 3 (2.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.94%) Ab Initio
7 1 (0.94%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.94%) Oracle
7 1 (0.94%) Google
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Thales
Posted: 3 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
boohoo.com
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
JM
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum Flexible Blue-Chip Benefts
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: On application + excellent package
Posted: 20 days ago
Rochdale, Lancashire
Zen Internet Ltd
Salary: From £36,000 to £43,000 per annum depending on experience + benefits
Posted: 25 days ago