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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 107 150 131
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 57 21 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.79% 0.57% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 0.68% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 13
Average salary £50,000 £52,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.30% +22.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £59,750 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
2816 3076 2712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.55% 83.72% 82.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1786 2025 1755
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 5 August 2015.

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 5 August 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
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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 +31 42 £50,000 +29.03% 4
Glasgow +27 20 £40,000 -29.82% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 62 (45.26%) Finance
2 48 (35.04%) Banking
3 40 (29.20%) Project Management
4 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (24.09%) Degree
6 32 (23.36%) ISTQB
6 32 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
6 32 (23.36%) Test Management
7 29 (21.17%) Test Scripting
8 27 (19.71%) Performance Management
8 27 (19.71%) QA
9 26 (18.98%) Retail
9 26 (18.98%) SQL
10 24 (17.52%) Portfolio Management
10 24 (17.52%) Data Centre
11 23 (16.79%) Coaching
12 22 (16.06%) Mentoring
12 22 (16.06%) ISEB
13 20 (14.60%) CISSP
13 20 (14.60%) IIS
13 20 (14.60%) Law
13 20 (14.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (14.60%) Security Architecture
13 20 (14.60%) PCI DSS
13 20 (14.60%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (13.87%) Splunk
14 19 (13.87%) ArcSight
14 19 (13.87%) Performance Testing
15 17 (12.41%) Retail Banking
16 14 (10.22%) Service Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 2015, 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 20 (14.60%) IIS
2 1 (0.73%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) MS Office
1 1 (0.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.19%) ATM
1 3 (2.19%) Internet
2 1 (0.73%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.30%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.65%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.65%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.19%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.46%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 11 (8.03%) LoadRunner
2 9 (6.57%) HP UFT
3 7 (5.11%) JIRA
4 4 (2.92%) Selenium
4 4 (2.92%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.46%) Hudson
5 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.46%) JMeter
6 1 (0.73%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.73%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.73%) Appium
General
1 62 (45.26%) Finance
2 48 (35.04%) Banking
3 26 (18.98%) Retail
4 20 (14.60%) Law
5 17 (12.41%) Retail Banking
6 7 (5.11%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.19%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.73%) Front Office
8 1 (0.73%) Back Office
8 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (29.93%) Test Manager
2 38 (27.74%) Analyst
3 33 (24.09%) Consultant
4 23 (16.79%) Test Leader
5 20 (14.60%) Test Analyst
6 15 (10.95%) Security Consultant
7 14 (10.22%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.30%) Performance Analyst
8 10 (7.30%) Performance Test Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) Financial Services Business Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) Performance Test Leader
9 9 (6.57%) Financial Business Analyst
9 9 (6.57%) IT Security Consultant
9 9 (6.57%) IT Consultant
10 8 (5.84%) Business Manager
11 7 (5.11%) Programme Manager
11 7 (5.11%) Programme Test Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Splunk Consultant
12 4 (2.92%) Test Programme Manager
12 4 (2.92%) Management Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.46%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.84%) Data Integration
3 6 (4.38%) PMI
3 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.92%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.19%) IVR
5 3 (2.19%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.73%) Statistics
6 1 (0.73%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.46%) Android
1 2 (1.46%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.73%) UNIX
2 1 (0.73%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.20%) Project Management
2 34 (24.82%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (23.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (23.36%) Test Management
4 29 (21.17%) Test Scripting
5 27 (19.71%) Performance Management
6 24 (17.52%) Portfolio Management
7 23 (16.79%) Coaching
8 22 (16.06%) Mentoring
9 20 (14.60%) Vulnerability Management
9 20 (14.60%) Security Architecture
10 19 (13.87%) Performance Testing
11 14 (10.22%) Service Management
12 13 (9.49%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.76%) V-Model
13 12 (8.76%) Software Testing
14 11 (8.03%) Test Automation
15 9 (6.57%) Migration
15 9 (6.57%) GAP Analysis
16 8 (5.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.98%) SQL
2 2 (1.46%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.73%) C
3 1 (0.73%) Java
Qualifications
1 33 (24.09%) Degree
2 32 (23.36%) ISTQB
3 22 (16.06%) ISEB
4 20 (14.60%) CISSP
5 8 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (5.11%) CSQA
7 6 (4.38%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (19.71%) QA
2 20 (14.60%) PCI DSS
2 20 (14.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.65%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.65%) TickIT
4 4 (2.92%) COBIT
5 2 (1.46%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 13 (9.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (13.87%) Splunk
1 19 (13.87%) ArcSight
2 11 (8.03%) HP
3 8 (5.84%) Informatica
4 7 (5.11%) Oracle
5 6 (4.38%) Teradata
6 4 (2.92%) FrontRange
6 4 (2.92%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.19%) Siebel
7 3 (2.19%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.19%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.73%) Remedy
8 1 (0.73%) Cognos
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