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 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 221 223 234
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 28 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.40% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 28 20 8
Average salary £44,000 £35,000 £30,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.71% +15.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,500 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £40,350 £37,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
5550 5783 5749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.26% 82.80% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 4710 4740
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +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 26 March 2015.

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 26 March 2015. 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 +11 21 £42,500 +8.97% 3
Cheshire -3 5 £45,000 - 2
Lancashire +3 1 £50,000 +51.51%
Merseyside -1 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 63 (64.95%) Finance
2 47 (48.45%) Test Management
3 36 (37.11%) ISTQB
4 32 (32.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (29.90%) Project Management
6 29 (29.90%) Statistics
7 28 (28.87%) ISEB
7 28 (28.87%) QA
8 27 (27.84%) Programme Management
8 27 (27.84%) System Testing
9 23 (23.71%) Stakeholder Management
9 23 (23.71%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (22.68%) Team Foundation Server
11 21 (21.65%) Degree
12 20 (20.62%) Workflow
13 17 (17.53%) Mentoring
14 16 (16.49%) Selenium
15 15 (15.46%) Web Services
15 15 (15.46%) Waterfall
16 14 (14.43%) Oracle
16 14 (14.43%) Retail
16 14 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 14 (14.43%) Test Planning
17 13 (13.40%) Change Management
18 12 (12.37%) Oracle Reports
18 12 (12.37%) Process Management
18 12 (12.37%) Oracle EBS
18 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
18 12 (12.37%) Oracle Retail

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

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 4 (4.12%) IIS
2 2 (2.06%) JBoss
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.03%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Oracle EBS
1 12 (12.37%) Oracle Retail
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) Big Data
3 2 (2.06%) MySQL
4 1 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.03%) SQLite
4 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 22 (22.68%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (16.49%) Selenium
3 11 (11.34%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
5 3 (3.09%) Gerrit
5 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.09%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.06%) Gradle
6 2 (2.06%) NUnit
6 2 (2.06%) Maven
6 2 (2.06%) JUnit
6 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.06%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.06%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.03%) WiX
7 1 (1.03%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.03%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.03%) FxCop
7 1 (1.03%) StyleCop
7 1 (1.03%) Moq
General
1 63 (64.95%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Retail
3 3 (3.09%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Law
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (57.73%) Test Manager
2 20 (20.62%) Defect Manager
3 12 (12.37%) Test Leader
4 11 (11.34%) Senior Test Manager
4 11 (11.34%) Senior Manager
5 7 (7.22%) Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.19%) Tester
7 4 (4.12%) Security Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Information Security Consultant
8 3 (3.09%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (3.09%) Programme Manager
9 2 (2.06%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.06%) Developer
9 2 (2.06%) Java Software Engineer
10 1 (1.03%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.03%) QA Tester
10 1 (1.03%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.46%) Web Services
2 4 (4.12%) .NET
3 3 (3.09%) SOAP
4 2 (2.06%) HTML
4 2 (2.06%) CSS
4 2 (2.06%) JSP
4 2 (2.06%) Hibernate
4 2 (2.06%) Spring
5 1 (1.03%) WCF
5 1 (1.03%) LINQ
5 1 (1.03%) Grails
5 1 (1.03%) Ninject
5 1 (1.03%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.03%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 29 (29.90%) Statistics
2 23 (23.71%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.34%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.03%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.03%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.09%) Linux
2 2 (2.06%) UNIX
2 2 (2.06%) Windows
3 1 (1.03%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) Test Management
2 32 (32.99%) User Acceptance Testing
3 30 (30.93%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (29.90%) Project Management
5 27 (27.84%) System Testing
5 27 (27.84%) Programme Management
6 23 (23.71%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (20.62%) Workflow
8 17 (17.53%) Mentoring
9 15 (15.46%) Waterfall
10 14 (14.43%) Test Planning
11 13 (13.40%) Change Management
12 12 (12.37%) Risk Management
12 12 (12.37%) Process Management
13 11 (11.34%) ITIL
13 11 (11.34%) PRINCE
13 11 (11.34%) Time Management
14 10 (10.31%) Performance Testing
15 9 (9.28%) Automated Testing
16 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) Java
1 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.06%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.03%) Ruby
2 1 (1.03%) Groovy
2 1 (1.03%) C
2 1 (1.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (37.11%) ISTQB
2 28 (28.87%) ISEB
3 21 (21.65%) Degree
4 14 (14.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.12%) CISSP
6 1 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (28.87%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.09%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.06%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Oracle
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft
2 4 (4.12%) Splunk
2 4 (4.12%) ArcSight
3 3 (3.09%) HP
4 1 (1.03%) VMware
4 1 (1.03%) Wonderware
4 1 (1.03%) VocaLink
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