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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 117 149 143
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 17 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.45% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.70% 0.64% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 30 2 12
Average salary £45,375 £41,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -12.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,223 £34,700 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,550 £48,300 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
2649 2641 2470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 85.15% 81.09% 79.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1763 1676 1714
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,700 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +4 18 £50,000 +51.51% 1
Glasgow +8 11 £50,000 - 2
Stirling - 8 £48,250 - 1
Fife - 3 £37,500 - 1
North Lanarkshire - 3 £26,223 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 55 (57.29%) Finance
2 45 (46.88%) Test Management
3 37 (38.54%) ISTQB
4 36 (37.50%) ISEB
5 30 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
6 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (26.04%) HP
8 24 (25.00%) Test Planning
9 20 (20.83%) Degree
10 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
11 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (17.71%) Mentoring
13 16 (16.67%) SQL
13 16 (16.67%) Test Automation
13 16 (16.67%) Banking
14 15 (15.63%) QA
15 14 (14.58%) Selenium
15 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
15 14 (14.58%) Project Management
16 12 (12.50%) Oracle
16 12 (12.50%) JIRA
17 11 (11.46%) Linux
18 10 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 10 (10.42%) ISEB Practitioner
19 9 (9.38%) IIS
19 9 (9.38%) Performance Testing
19 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
19 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
19 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
19 9 (9.38%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (9.38%) IIS
2 5 (5.21%) Apache
3 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.13%) Internet
2 1 (1.04%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.29%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.21%) MySQL
4 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.08%) Big Data
5 2 (2.08%) BODI
5 2 (2.08%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (14.58%) Selenium
2 12 (12.50%) JIRA
3 7 (7.29%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (5.21%) Maven
5 4 (4.17%) JUnit
5 4 (4.17%) Subversion
5 4 (4.17%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.08%) JBehave
6 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.08%) Mockito
6 2 (2.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.08%) TestNG
6 2 (2.08%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.04%) SilkPerformer
General
1 55 (57.29%) Finance
2 16 (16.67%) Banking
3 4 (4.17%) Local Government
3 4 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.08%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Retail
4 2 (2.08%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
4 2 (2.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.08%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 34 (35.42%) Test Manager
2 29 (30.21%) Analyst
3 24 (25.00%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.38%) Tester
5 8 (8.33%) QA Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Consultant
7 6 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Performance Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Systems Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Business Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Architect
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Web Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Lead Test Analyst
10 3 (3.13%) Senior QA Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Quality Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (3.13%) J2EE
2 3 (3.13%) CSS
2 3 (3.13%) Web Services
2 3 (3.13%) XML
2 3 (3.13%) HTML
2 3 (3.13%) Java SE
2 3 (3.13%) Java EE
2 3 (3.13%) Dojo
2 3 (3.13%) Hibernate
2 3 (3.13%) Spring
3 2 (2.08%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.08%) Spring Security
3 2 (2.08%) jQuery
3 2 (2.08%) REST
3 2 (2.08%) JSON
3 2 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (2.08%) FIXML
3 2 (2.08%) JDBC
3 2 (2.08%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.21%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) User Experience
5 2 (2.08%) Data Structures
5 2 (2.08%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.08%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.08%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.08%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.08%) Statistics
5 2 (2.08%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Social Media
6 1 (1.04%) EPoS
6 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.46%) Linux
2 5 (5.21%) Windows
3 4 (4.17%) UNIX
4 2 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.88%) Test Management
2 26 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (25.00%) Test Planning
4 19 (19.79%) Test Scripting
5 17 (17.71%) Mentoring
6 16 (16.67%) Test Automation
7 14 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 14 (14.58%) Project Management
8 9 (9.38%) Automated Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (9.38%) Performance Testing
8 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
9 8 (8.33%) Integration Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Lean Six Sigma
9 8 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 8 (8.33%) Six Sigma
9 8 (8.33%) PRINCE2
10 7 (7.29%) Project Planning
10 7 (7.29%) Waterfall
11 6 (6.25%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.67%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) Java
3 4 (4.17%) C#
3 4 (4.17%) Perl
3 4 (4.17%) Python
4 3 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.08%) C++
5 2 (2.08%) C
5 2 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (1.04%) XPath
6 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 37 (38.54%) ISTQB
2 36 (37.50%) ISEB
3 20 (20.83%) Degree
4 10 (10.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (10.42%) ISEB Practitioner
5 4 (4.17%) CISSP
6 3 (3.13%) HND
7 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) QA
2 4 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 30 (31.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) HP
2 12 (12.50%) Oracle
3 4 (4.17%) Splunk
3 4 (4.17%) ArcSight
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.08%) Twitter
4 2 (2.08%) Sybase
4 2 (2.08%) Business Objects
4 2 (2.08%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.08%) Perforce
5 1 (1.04%) KANA
5 1 (1.04%) Avaya
5 1 (1.04%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.04%) SAP
5 1 (1.04%) Verint
5 1 (1.04%) SOASTA, Inc
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 17 days ago
Stirling
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £4300.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago