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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 112 134 130
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 25 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.42% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 0.95% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 22 6 12
Average salary £49,500 £46,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.02% +15.62%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,250 £36,000 £37,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.65%
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
2621 2645 2317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.85% 81.48% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1692 1709 1542
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +4 16 £45,000 +1.12% 5
Glasgow +22 13 £50,000 -9.09% 1
Stirling -2 9 £43,500 -3.33%
Fife +7 3 £37,500 - 1
West Lothian - 3 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 57 (57.00%) Finance
2 43 (43.00%) Test Management
3 41 (41.00%) ISTQB
4 39 (39.00%) ISEB
5 34 (34.00%) HP Quality Center
6 29 (29.00%) HP
7 25 (25.00%) Degree
7 25 (25.00%) Test Planning
7 25 (25.00%) Mentoring
8 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (19.00%) Test Scripting
10 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
11 16 (16.00%) Project Management
12 15 (15.00%) SQL
12 15 (15.00%) Banking
12 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (15.00%) Selenium
13 14 (14.00%) QA
14 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (13.00%) IIS
15 11 (11.00%) Linux
15 11 (11.00%) Oracle
15 11 (11.00%) ISEB Practitioner
15 11 (11.00%) Performance Management
16 10 (10.00%) Coaching
16 10 (10.00%) PRINCE2
17 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
17 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
17 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (13.00%) IIS
2 5 (5.00%) Apache
3 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.00%) Internet
2 1 (1.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.00%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (3.00%) Big Data
4 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.00%) BODI
5 2 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 2 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (15.00%) Selenium
2 8 (8.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.00%) JIRA
4 5 (5.00%) Maven
4 5 (5.00%) Cucumber
5 4 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.00%) JUnit
5 4 (4.00%) Subversion
6 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.00%) TestNG
7 2 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.00%) JBehave
7 2 (2.00%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.00%) Mockito
8 1 (1.00%) SilkPerformer
General
1 57 (57.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Law
4 4 (4.00%) Marketing
4 4 (4.00%) Local Government
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
5 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.00%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (38.00%) Test Manager
2 27 (27.00%) Analyst
3 24 (24.00%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.00%) Consultant
5 8 (8.00%) Tester
6 6 (6.00%) QA Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (5.00%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.00%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (4.00%) Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Quality Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Systems Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Test Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Lead Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Senior QA Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Senior Quality Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Java Web Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Spring
1 3 (3.00%) Hibernate
1 3 (3.00%) J2EE
1 3 (3.00%) HTML
1 3 (3.00%) Web Services
1 3 (3.00%) XML
1 3 (3.00%) CSS
1 3 (3.00%) Java SE
1 3 (3.00%) Java EE
1 3 (3.00%) Dojo
2 2 (2.00%) Spring Security
2 2 (2.00%) Spring MVC
2 2 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (2.00%) JSON
2 2 (2.00%) jQuery
2 2 (2.00%) REST
2 2 (2.00%) FIXML
2 2 (2.00%) JMS
2 2 (2.00%) JDBC
2 2 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.00%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (3.00%) User Experience
3 3 (3.00%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.00%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.00%) EPoS
5 1 (1.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.00%) Linux
2 5 (5.00%) Windows
3 4 (4.00%) UNIX
4 2 (2.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.00%) Test Management
2 25 (25.00%) Test Planning
2 25 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 20 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (19.00%) Test Scripting
5 17 (17.00%) Test Automation
6 16 (16.00%) Project Management
7 15 (15.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (13.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (11.00%) Performance Management
10 10 (10.00%) Coaching
10 10 (10.00%) PRINCE2
11 9 (9.00%) Performance Testing
11 9 (9.00%) Integration Testing
12 8 (8.00%) Security Architecture
12 8 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
12 8 (8.00%) Portfolio Management
12 8 (8.00%) Service Management
12 8 (8.00%) Regression Testing
13 7 (7.00%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) Java
3 4 (4.00%) Python
3 4 (4.00%) Perl
4 3 (3.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.00%) Ruby
5 2 (2.00%) C
5 2 (2.00%) C#
5 2 (2.00%) C++
6 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.00%) COBOL
6 1 (1.00%) XPath
Qualifications
1 41 (41.00%) ISTQB
2 39 (39.00%) ISEB
3 25 (25.00%) Degree
4 11 (11.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 8 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (8.00%) CISSP
6 3 (3.00%) HND
6 3 (3.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.00%) QA
2 8 (8.00%) PCI DSS
2 8 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 34 (34.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (29.00%) HP
2 11 (11.00%) Oracle
3 8 (8.00%) Splunk
3 8 (8.00%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.00%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.00%) Twitter
5 2 (2.00%) Business Objects
5 2 (2.00%) Perforce
6 1 (1.00%) KANA
6 1 (1.00%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.00%) SAP
6 1 (1.00%) Compuware
6 1 (1.00%) Avaya
6 1 (1.00%) Verint
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