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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 86 148 127
Rank change year-on-year
+62 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 74 25 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.49% 0.65% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.86% 0.80% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 49 13 13
Average salary £46,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.84% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £42,000 £34,200 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £64,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
2587 3144 2538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.08% 82.33% 79.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1633 2084 1541
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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
Edinburgh +39 38 £55,000 +32.53% 3
Glasgow +30 33 £45,000 -19.64% 3
West Lothian - 2 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 67 (54.03%) Finance
2 43 (34.68%) Banking
3 41 (33.06%) Project Management
4 36 (29.03%) Test Management
5 31 (25.00%) ISTQB
6 30 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (24.19%) Mentoring
7 27 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (21.77%) Degree
8 26 (20.97%) QA
9 25 (20.16%) Coaching
10 23 (18.55%) Performance Management
11 22 (17.74%) ISEB
12 21 (16.94%) HP
12 21 (16.94%) Retail
13 20 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 20 (16.13%) IIS
13 20 (16.13%) CISSP
13 20 (16.13%) Test Scripting
13 20 (16.13%) Security Architecture
13 20 (16.13%) PCI DSS
13 20 (16.13%) Splunk
13 20 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
13 20 (16.13%) ArcSight
13 20 (16.13%) Data Centre
13 20 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
14 19 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
15 18 (14.52%) Service Management
15 18 (14.52%) SQL
16 16 (12.90%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 (16.13%) IIS
2 1 (0.81%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.03%) Internet
2 2 (1.61%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.87%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.84%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.03%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.61%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.61%) BODI
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.81%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (8.87%) LoadRunner
2 10 (8.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (5.65%) JIRA
3 7 (5.65%) Selenium
4 6 (4.84%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.61%) FitNesse
5 2 (1.61%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.61%) Hudson
5 2 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (0.81%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.81%) SilkPerformer
General
1 67 (54.03%) Finance
2 43 (34.68%) Banking
3 21 (16.94%) Retail
4 12 (9.68%) Law
5 11 (8.87%) Retail Banking
6 9 (7.26%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.81%) Marketing
8 1 (0.81%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.81%) Front Office
8 1 (0.81%) Back Office
8 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (36.29%) Test Manager
2 27 (21.77%) Consultant
3 25 (20.16%) Analyst
4 24 (19.35%) Test Leader
5 15 (12.10%) Test Analyst
6 12 (9.68%) Security Consultant
7 9 (7.26%) Business Manager
7 9 (7.26%) Performance Test Leader
8 8 (6.45%) Splunk Consultant
9 7 (5.65%) Business Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
10 4 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Lead Test Analyst
11 3 (2.42%) Business Consultant
11 3 (2.42%) Payments Business Analyst
12 2 (1.61%) Test Architect
12 2 (1.61%) Project Consultant
12 2 (1.61%) Senior Analyst
12 2 (1.61%) Team Leader
12 2 (1.61%) IT Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.61%) Web Services
2 1 (0.81%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.45%) Data Integration
4 6 (4.84%) PMI
5 5 (4.03%) Online Banking
6 3 (2.42%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.61%) IVR
8 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.81%) Statistics
8 1 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
8 1 (0.81%) User Experience
8 1 (0.81%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (0.81%) UNIX
1 1 (0.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (33.06%) Project Management
2 36 (29.03%) Test Management
3 30 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
3 30 (24.19%) Mentoring
4 27 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (20.16%) Coaching
6 23 (18.55%) Performance Management
7 20 (16.13%) Test Scripting
7 20 (16.13%) Security Architecture
7 20 (16.13%) Portfolio Management
7 20 (16.13%) Vulnerability Management
8 18 (14.52%) Service Management
9 16 (12.90%) Test Automation
10 15 (12.10%) Test Planning
11 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (8.87%) Performance Testing
12 9 (7.26%) Migration
12 9 (7.26%) SDLC
12 9 (7.26%) Continuous Improvement
13 8 (6.45%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.52%) SQL
2 2 (1.61%) Java
2 2 (1.61%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.81%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 27 (21.77%) Degree
3 22 (17.74%) ISEB
4 20 (16.13%) CISSP
5 7 (5.65%) CSQA
6 6 (4.84%) PMI Certification
7 4 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.42%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (20.97%) QA
2 20 (16.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 20 (16.13%) PCI DSS
3 5 (4.03%) ISO 9001
3 5 (4.03%) TickIT
4 2 (1.61%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 19 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (16.94%) HP
2 20 (16.13%) Splunk
2 20 (16.13%) ArcSight
3 9 (7.26%) Oracle
4 8 (6.45%) Informatica
5 6 (4.84%) Teradata
6 4 (3.23%) Microsoft
7 3 (2.42%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.61%) Cognizant
8 2 (1.61%) Siebel
9 1 (0.81%) Compuware
9 1 (0.81%) Cognos
9 1 (0.81%) Remedy
9 1 (0.81%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.81%) Twitter
9 1 (0.81%) SOASTA, Inc
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