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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 117 136 138
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 49 24 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.37% 0.78% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 0.95% 1.08%
Number of salaries quoted 30 9 24
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,663 £47,200 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
2939 2530 2504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 82.00% 81.93% 77.05%
Number of salaries quoted 1894 1638 1663
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £29,017
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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
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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 +5 24 £37,500 -43.18% 1
Stirling - 18 £46,000 -
Glasgow -22 4 £60,813 +52.03% 1
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 £26,223 -
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 37 (52.86%) Finance
2 26 (37.14%) Test Management
3 24 (34.29%) ISTQB
4 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (27.14%) ISEB
6 18 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
7 16 (22.86%) HP
7 16 (22.86%) QA
8 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 11 (15.71%) SQL
9 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
9 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
9 11 (15.71%) Test Planning
10 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 10 (14.29%) JIRA
10 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 9 (12.86%) Banking
11 9 (12.86%) Degree
11 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
11 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
12 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
12 8 (11.43%) Project Management
12 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Linux
13 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
13 7 (10.00%) Regression Testing
13 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
13 7 (10.00%) Selenium
13 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (8.57%) Oracle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 6 (8.57%) IIS
2 4 (5.71%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.57%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.86%) LAN
1 2 (2.86%) WAN
1 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.71%) MySQL
4 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.43%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) JIRA
2 7 (10.00%) Selenium
3 5 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.71%) Maven
5 3 (4.29%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.29%) Subversion
5 3 (4.29%) JUnit
6 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
6 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.86%) Mockito
7 1 (1.43%) JBehave
7 1 (1.43%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.43%) TestNG
7 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
General
1 37 (52.86%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Front Office
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (34.29%) Analyst
1 24 (34.29%) Test Manager
2 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
3 6 (8.57%) Tester
4 5 (7.14%) Business Analyst
4 5 (7.14%) Consultant
4 5 (7.14%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Performance Test Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Test Consultant
6 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 4 (5.71%) Web Services
3 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 3 (4.29%) J2EE
3 3 (4.29%) CSS
3 3 (4.29%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.29%) Spring
3 3 (4.29%) Java SE
3 3 (4.29%) Java EE
3 3 (4.29%) Dojo
4 2 (2.86%) Spring MVC
4 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
4 2 (2.86%) jQuery
4 2 (2.86%) JSON
4 2 (2.86%) JDBC
4 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 2 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (1.43%) JMS
5 1 (1.43%) FIXML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.14%) User Experience
2 5 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.86%) Statistics
4 2 (2.86%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Social Media
5 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
5 1 (1.43%) EPoS
5 1 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.00%) Linux
2 4 (5.71%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Android
4 1 (1.43%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.14%) Test Management
2 23 (32.86%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
3 11 (15.71%) Test Automation
3 11 (15.71%) Test Planning
4 10 (14.29%) Automated Testing
5 9 (12.86%) Performance Testing
5 9 (12.86%) Mentoring
6 8 (11.43%) Integration Testing
6 8 (11.43%) Project Management
7 7 (10.00%) Regression Testing
7 7 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.57%) System Testing
8 6 (8.57%) Performance Management
8 6 (8.57%) Lean Six Sigma
8 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
8 6 (8.57%) Six Sigma
8 6 (8.57%) UML
9 4 (5.71%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C#
2 5 (7.14%) Java
3 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
3 3 (4.29%) Perl
3 3 (4.29%) Python
4 2 (2.86%) C++
4 2 (2.86%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) ISTQB
2 19 (27.14%) ISEB
3 10 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.86%) Degree
5 5 (7.14%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.86%) HND
6 2 (2.86%) CISSP
6 2 (2.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 18 (25.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (22.86%) HP
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle
4 2 (2.86%) Sybase
4 2 (2.86%) Splunk
4 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
4 2 (2.86%) Bloomberg
4 2 (2.86%) Perforce
5 1 (1.43%) KANA
5 1 (1.43%) Twitter
5 1 (1.43%) Verint
5 1 (1.43%) Avaya
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