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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 179 149 197
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +48
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 76 105 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.13% 1.42% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.70% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 55 75 35
Average salary £55,000 £47,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.02% -3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £60,000 £51,500
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +8.23%
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
5783 6159 5426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.01% 83.58% 79.94%
Number of salaries quoted 4813 4927 4607
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +3 52 £75,000 +59.57% 11
Merseyside +12 10 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Cheshire -31 5 £33,500 -28.72% 2
Cumbria - 5 £55,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 43 (39.45%) Degree
2 42 (38.53%) QA
3 37 (33.94%) Test Scripting
4 33 (30.28%) Software Testing
5 32 (29.36%) Test Management
6 28 (25.69%) Finance
7 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (23.85%) Validation
8 26 (23.85%) ISTQB
9 23 (21.10%) Performance Testing
9 23 (21.10%) Test Planning
10 21 (19.27%) ISEB
11 19 (17.43%) ITIL
11 19 (17.43%) Service Management
11 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
12 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (16.51%) Migration
12 18 (16.51%) Law
12 18 (16.51%) SQL
13 17 (15.60%) Performance Management
13 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
14 16 (14.68%) Selenium
14 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
14 16 (14.68%) Portfolio Management
15 15 (13.76%) Project Management
16 14 (12.84%) Java
16 14 (12.84%) Mentoring
17 13 (11.93%) Coaching
17 13 (11.93%) Continuous Improvement
17 13 (11.93%) Integration Testing

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 10 (9.17%) IIS
2 6 (5.50%) JBoss
3 1 (0.92%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (1.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.59%) Primavera
1 5 (4.59%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.34%) SQL Server
1 8 (7.34%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.75%) Big Data
4 3 (2.75%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.83%) SQLite
5 2 (1.83%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (14.68%) Selenium
2 10 (9.17%) JUnit
2 10 (9.17%) HP UFT
3 8 (7.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.42%) NUnit
4 7 (6.42%) Visual Studio
5 6 (5.50%) Maven
6 5 (4.59%) Ant
6 5 (4.59%) Log4j
6 5 (4.59%) Selenium IDE
7 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio Team System
7 4 (3.67%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.75%) WebLOAD
8 3 (2.75%) Git (software)
8 3 (2.75%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.75%) Gerrit
9 2 (1.83%) WiX
9 2 (1.83%) Capybara
9 2 (1.83%) JIRA
General
1 28 (25.69%) Finance
2 18 (16.51%) Law
3 5 (4.59%) Electronics
4 4 (3.67%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.75%) Retail
5 3 (2.75%) Marketing
6 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.83%) Legal
6 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.83%) Banking
7 1 (0.92%) Back Office
7 1 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (35.78%) Test Manager
2 19 (17.43%) Consultant
3 13 (11.93%) Tester
3 13 (11.93%) Analyst
3 13 (11.93%) Head of Testing
4 12 (11.01%) Test Analyst
5 10 (9.17%) Security Consultant
6 9 (8.26%) QA Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) IT Security Consultant
7 7 (6.42%) IT Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Management Consultant
8 6 (5.50%) Service Management Consultant
9 5 (4.59%) Software Engineer
9 5 (4.59%) Software Tester
10 4 (3.67%) Automation Tester
10 4 (3.67%) QA Automation Engineer
10 4 (3.67%) Automation Engineer
11 3 (2.75%) QA Analyst
11 3 (2.75%) Product Owner
11 3 (2.75%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.26%) .NET
1 9 (8.26%) Web Services
2 5 (4.59%) XML
2 5 (4.59%) J2SE
2 5 (4.59%) J2EE
3 2 (1.83%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.83%) Middleware
3 2 (1.83%) WCF
3 2 (1.83%) WPF
3 2 (1.83%) LINQ
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.83%) Ninject
3 2 (1.83%) Regular Expression
3 2 (1.83%) Gherkin
4 1 (0.92%) HTML
4 1 (0.92%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.92%) Spring
4 1 (0.92%) CSS
4 1 (0.92%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.51%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (14.68%) Data Centre
3 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.50%) Data Integration
5 4 (3.67%) iPhone
5 4 (3.67%) Replication
6 2 (1.83%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.83%) Physics
6 2 (1.83%) DTV
6 2 (1.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.92%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) Biotechnology
7 1 (0.92%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (10.09%) Windows
2 7 (6.42%) UNIX
3 5 (4.59%) SUSE
4 4 (3.67%) Linux
5 2 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (33.94%) Test Scripting
2 33 (30.28%) Software Testing
3 32 (29.36%) Test Management
4 27 (24.77%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (23.85%) Validation
6 23 (21.10%) Performance Testing
6 23 (21.10%) Test Planning
7 19 (17.43%) Automated Testing
7 19 (17.43%) Service Management
7 19 (17.43%) ITIL
8 18 (16.51%) Migration
9 17 (15.60%) Performance Management
9 17 (15.60%) Test Automation
10 16 (14.68%) Portfolio Management
11 15 (13.76%) Project Management
12 14 (12.84%) Mentoring
13 13 (11.93%) Coaching
13 13 (11.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (11.93%) Integration Testing
14 11 (10.09%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.51%) SQL
2 14 (12.84%) Java
3 9 (8.26%) C#
3 9 (8.26%) Python
4 8 (7.34%) Shell Script
5 7 (6.42%) Ruby
6 5 (4.59%) Perl
7 4 (3.67%) PHP
7 4 (3.67%) Scala
8 3 (2.75%) C
9 2 (1.83%) C++
10 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (39.45%) Degree
2 26 (23.85%) ISTQB
3 21 (19.27%) ISEB
4 10 (9.17%) CISSP
4 10 (9.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 9 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.83%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (38.53%) QA
2 10 (9.17%) PCI DSS
2 10 (9.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (5.50%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.83%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.92%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.17%) HP
2 10 (9.17%) SAP
2 10 (9.17%) Splunk
2 10 (9.17%) ArcSight
3 7 (6.42%) Oracle
3 7 (6.42%) IBM
4 6 (5.50%) ServiceNow
4 6 (5.50%) FrontRange
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.67%) Aquila
7 2 (1.83%) VMware
7 2 (1.83%) Wonderware
7 2 (1.83%) Citrix
8 1 (0.92%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.92%) Siebel
8 1 (0.92%) Unisys
8 1 (0.92%) F5
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