The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 120 131 140
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 40 26 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.26% 0.78% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.96% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 28 6 14
Average salary £47,125 £41,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.93% -13.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £31,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £46,250 £53,150
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
Test Strategy
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2706 2707 2441
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.96% 81.34% 77.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1776 1721 1696
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Scotland

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Scotland

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Edinburgh 0 19 £50,000 +51.51% 7
Glasgow -6 9 £50,000 +21.95%
Stirling - 4 £48,250 - 2
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
Fife +1 2 £37,500 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 44 (52.38%) Finance
2 34 (40.48%) Test Management
3 30 (35.71%) ISTQB
4 27 (32.14%) ISEB
5 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (26.19%) HP Quality Center
7 19 (22.62%) HP
8 18 (21.43%) Degree
9 17 (20.24%) Test Scripting
9 17 (20.24%) Test Planning
10 15 (17.86%) SQL
11 13 (15.48%) Project Management
11 13 (15.48%) Banking
11 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
11 13 (15.48%) QA
12 12 (14.29%) JIRA
12 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 10 (11.90%) Selenium
14 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
14 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
14 10 (11.90%) Oracle
14 10 (11.90%) Linux
15 9 (10.71%) IIS
15 9 (10.71%) Performance Management
15 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
16 8 (9.52%) Lean Six Sigma
16 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
16 8 (9.52%) SQL Server

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (10.71%) IIS
2 5 (5.95%) Apache
3 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.38%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.19%) HTTP
1 1 (1.19%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.95%) MySQL
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.19%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (14.29%) JIRA
2 10 (11.90%) Selenium
3 5 (5.95%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (5.95%) Maven
4 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.76%) JUnit
4 4 (4.76%) Subversion
5 2 (2.38%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.38%) TestNG
5 2 (2.38%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.38%) JBehave
5 2 (2.38%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.38%) Mockito
6 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.19%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (1.19%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (52.38%) Finance
2 13 (15.48%) Banking
3 4 (4.76%) Local Government
3 4 (4.76%) Marketing
4 2 (2.38%) Law
4 2 (2.38%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.38%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 28 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 25 (29.76%) Analyst
3 20 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 8 (9.52%) Tester
5 7 (8.33%) Consultant
5 7 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Quality Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (4.76%) Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Systems Tester
8 3 (3.57%) Java Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Business Analyst
8 3 (3.57%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.57%) Test Consultant
8 3 (3.57%) Java Web Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.76%) .NET
2 3 (3.57%) J2EE
2 3 (3.57%) CSS
2 3 (3.57%) Web Services
2 3 (3.57%) XML
2 3 (3.57%) HTML
2 3 (3.57%) Java SE
2 3 (3.57%) Java EE
2 3 (3.57%) Dojo
2 3 (3.57%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.57%) Spring
3 2 (2.38%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.38%) Spring Security
3 2 (2.38%) jQuery
3 2 (2.38%) REST
3 2 (2.38%) JSON
3 2 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.38%) FIXML
3 2 (2.38%) JDBC
3 2 (2.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.57%) User Experience
4 2 (2.38%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.38%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.38%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.38%) Statistics
4 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.19%) Social Media
5 1 (1.19%) EPoS
5 1 (1.19%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.90%) Linux
2 5 (5.95%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) UNIX
4 2 (2.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.48%) Test Management
2 24 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (20.24%) Test Scripting
3 17 (20.24%) Test Planning
4 13 (15.48%) Mentoring
4 13 (15.48%) Project Management
5 12 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 10 (11.90%) Performance Testing
6 10 (11.90%) Test Automation
7 9 (10.71%) Performance Management
7 9 (10.71%) Automated Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Regression Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Six Sigma
8 8 (9.52%) Integration Testing
8 8 (9.52%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (7.14%) Use Case
9 6 (7.14%) Business Analysis
9 6 (7.14%) Software Testing
9 6 (7.14%) Waterfall
9 6 (7.14%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) Java
3 4 (4.76%) C#
3 4 (4.76%) Perl
3 4 (4.76%) Python
4 3 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.38%) C++
5 2 (2.38%) C
5 2 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (1.19%) XPath
6 1 (1.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (35.71%) ISTQB
2 27 (32.14%) ISEB
3 18 (21.43%) Degree
4 11 (13.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 7 (8.33%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (4.76%) CISSP
7 3 (3.57%) HND
8 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.48%) QA
2 4 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 22 (26.19%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (22.62%) HP
2 10 (11.90%) Oracle
3 4 (4.76%) Splunk
3 4 (4.76%) ArcSight
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.38%) Sybase
4 2 (2.38%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.38%) Perforce
5 1 (1.19%) KANA
5 1 (1.19%) Avaya
5 1 (1.19%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.19%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) Twitter
5 1 (1.19%) Verint
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