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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 174 194 201
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 63 64 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.11% 0.91% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.06% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 37 64 42
Average salary £52,500 £45,000 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +24.13%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £35,000 £32,550
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £70,000 £52,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4897 6053 5538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.43% 85.65% 84.56%
Number of salaries quoted 4054 5134 4633
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 +30 51 £52,500 +21.38% 5
Lancashire +16 2 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Cheshire +9 2 £26,000 -43.47% 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 48 (35.82%) QA
2 46 (34.33%) Degree
3 44 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (28.36%) Finance
5 32 (23.88%) Performance Management
6 30 (22.39%) Law
7 29 (21.64%) Test Scripting
7 29 (21.64%) Defect Management
8 28 (20.90%) Performance Testing
8 28 (20.90%) Scrum
8 28 (20.90%) Banking
9 26 (19.40%) Project Management
10 25 (18.66%) Software Testing
11 24 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
11 24 (17.91%) CISSP
11 24 (17.91%) IIS
11 24 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 24 (17.91%) PCI DSS
11 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
11 24 (17.91%) Security Architecture
11 24 (17.91%) Splunk
11 24 (17.91%) Portfolio Management
11 24 (17.91%) ArcSight
11 24 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (17.91%) Data Centre
11 24 (17.91%) IISP
11 24 (17.91%) Security Operations
11 24 (17.91%) Security Operations Centre
12 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (17.91%) IIS
2 3 (2.24%) JBoss
3 2 (1.49%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (2.99%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.99%) MS Project
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.19%) Network Security
2 5 (3.73%) PuTTY
2 5 (3.73%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (5.97%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.22%) MySQL
3 7 (5.22%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.73%) SQLite
5 2 (1.49%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Selenium
2 18 (13.43%) HP UFT
3 16 (11.94%) JIRA
4 14 (10.45%) NUnit
4 14 (10.45%) Visual Studio
5 12 (8.96%) JUnit
6 9 (6.72%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.72%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (5.97%) Jenkins
8 7 (5.22%) Gerrit
8 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
9 6 (4.48%) Ant
10 5 (3.73%) FxCop
10 5 (3.73%) JMeter
10 5 (3.73%) Moq
10 5 (3.73%) StyleCop
10 5 (3.73%) TortoiseSVN
10 5 (3.73%) WATIR
10 5 (3.73%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (28.36%) Finance
2 30 (22.39%) Law
3 28 (20.90%) Banking
4 9 (6.72%) Retail
5 6 (4.48%) Legal
6 3 (2.24%) Marketing
7 2 (1.49%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (31.34%) Test Manager
2 26 (19.40%) Analyst
3 24 (17.91%) Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) IT Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) IT Security Consultant
3 24 (17.91%) Security Consultant
4 15 (11.19%) QA Engineer
5 14 (10.45%) Systems Analyst
5 14 (10.45%) Tester
6 13 (9.70%) Business Systems Analyst
6 13 (9.70%) Head of Testing
7 12 (8.96%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (8.96%) Senior Systems Analyst
7 12 (8.96%) SIEM Consultant
7 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 11 (8.21%) Senior Business Systems Analyst
9 10 (7.46%) Programme Test Manager
9 10 (7.46%) QA Tester
9 10 (7.46%) Test Programme Manager
10 9 (6.72%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.45%) Web Services
2 7 (5.22%) .NET
2 7 (5.22%) CSS
2 7 (5.22%) HTML
2 7 (5.22%) Middleware
3 5 (3.73%) LINQ
3 5 (3.73%) Ninject
3 5 (3.73%) Regular Expression
3 5 (3.73%) WCF
3 5 (3.73%) WPF
3 5 (3.73%) XML
4 4 (2.99%) JSON
5 2 (1.49%) Gherkin
5 2 (1.49%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.49%) JSP
5 2 (1.49%) SOAP
5 2 (1.49%) Spring
6 1 (0.75%) J2EE
6 1 (0.75%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.91%) Data Centre
1 24 (17.91%) Security Operations Centre
2 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (10.45%) Computer Science
4 10 (7.46%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (6.72%) iPhone
6 4 (2.99%) EPoS
6 4 (2.99%) W3C
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.49%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.75%) Social Media
9 1 (0.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (15.67%) Windows
2 9 (6.72%) Linux
2 9 (6.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (3.73%) Unix
4 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.75%) Android
5 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.75%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.88%) Performance Management
3 29 (21.64%) Defect Management
3 29 (21.64%) Test Scripting
4 28 (20.90%) Performance Testing
4 28 (20.90%) Scrum
5 26 (19.40%) Project Management
6 25 (18.66%) Software Testing
7 24 (17.91%) Portfolio Management
7 24 (17.91%) Security Architecture
7 24 (17.91%) Security Operations
7 24 (17.91%) Stakeholder Management
7 24 (17.91%) Vulnerability Management
8 21 (15.67%) Test Automation
9 20 (14.93%) Automated Testing
9 20 (14.93%) Manual Testing
10 19 (14.18%) SIEM
10 19 (14.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (13.43%) Continuous Improvement
12 17 (12.69%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.93%) Java
2 19 (14.18%) SQL
3 15 (11.19%) C#
4 14 (10.45%) PHP
5 12 (8.96%) Ruby
6 10 (7.46%) Python
7 9 (6.72%) Scala
8 8 (5.97%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.22%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.49%) C
10 2 (1.49%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 46 (34.33%) Degree
2 24 (17.91%) CISSP
2 24 (17.91%) IISP
2 24 (17.91%) Security Cleared
3 15 (11.19%) ISTQB
4 9 (6.72%) ISEB
5 8 (5.97%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (35.82%) QA
2 24 (17.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (17.91%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (12.69%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (11.19%) QRadar
3 5 (3.73%) Wonderware InTouch
4 2 (1.49%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 24 (17.91%) ArcSight
1 24 (17.91%) Microsoft
1 24 (17.91%) Splunk
2 14 (10.45%) HP
3 8 (5.97%) Oracle
4 7 (5.22%) Citrix
4 7 (5.22%) VMware
5 5 (3.73%) IBM
5 5 (3.73%) SAP
5 5 (3.73%) Wonderware
6 3 (2.24%) Aquila
7 2 (1.49%) F5
7 2 (1.49%) Siebel
8 1 (0.75%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.75%) Red Hat
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