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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 126 131 130
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 22 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.20% 0.72% 0.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 0.89% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 25
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,400 £29,950 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,475 £54,800 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
3009 2477 2367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.56% 81.29% 75.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1963 1608 1587
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 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 August 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 29 August 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 +2 21 £35,000 -39.65% 4
Stirling -3 17 £41,750 -
Glasgow -13 4 £55,563 +38.90%
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
West Lothian - 1 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (60.00%) Finance
2 24 (34.29%) Test Management
3 22 (31.43%) ISTQB
4 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (24.29%) QA
6 16 (22.86%) ISEB
7 15 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
8 14 (20.00%) HP
9 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
10 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
11 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
11 11 (15.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
12 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
12 10 (14.29%) JIRA
13 9 (12.86%) Degree
13 9 (12.86%) Banking
13 9 (12.86%) SQL
14 8 (11.43%) Project Management
14 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
14 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
14 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
15 7 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
15 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma
15 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
16 6 (8.57%) UML
16 6 (8.57%) Client/Server
16 6 (8.57%) Risk Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (7.14%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Apache
3 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
2 3 (4.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.29%) LAN
1 3 (4.29%) WAN
1 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 3 (4.29%) MySQL
3 3 (4.29%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.86%) Big Data
4 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (14.29%) JIRA
2 6 (8.57%) Selenium
3 5 (7.14%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (4.29%) Maven
5 2 (2.86%) Subversion
5 2 (2.86%) JUnit
5 2 (2.86%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.86%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.86%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.86%) Mockito
General
1 42 (60.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 3 (4.29%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.86%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 26 (37.14%) Test Manager
2 23 (32.86%) Analyst
3 16 (22.86%) Test Analyst
4 6 (8.57%) Tester
5 4 (5.71%) Developer
5 4 (5.71%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.71%) Consultant
5 4 (5.71%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.71%) QA Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) QA Tester
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Web Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Java Web Developer
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Test Analyst
6 3 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.86%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) .NET
1 5 (7.14%) Web Services
1 5 (7.14%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.29%) Spring
2 3 (4.29%) J2EE
2 3 (4.29%) CSS
2 3 (4.29%) Dojo
2 3 (4.29%) Java SE
2 3 (4.29%) Java EE
2 3 (4.29%) HTML
3 2 (2.86%) JSON
3 2 (2.86%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.86%) Spring Security
3 2 (2.86%) jQuery
3 2 (2.86%) RESTful
3 2 (2.86%) REST
3 2 (2.86%) JDBC
3 2 (2.86%) SOAP
4 1 (1.43%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.57%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.86%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.86%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.86%) Statistics
2 2 (2.86%) Reference Data
2 2 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.43%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.14%) Linux
2 3 (4.29%) Windows
3 2 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.29%) Test Management
2 18 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
4 12 (17.14%) Test Automation
5 11 (15.71%) Test Scripting
6 10 (14.29%) Integration Testing
6 10 (14.29%) Performance Testing
7 8 (11.43%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.43%) Regression Testing
7 8 (11.43%) Project Management
8 7 (10.00%) Six Sigma
8 7 (10.00%) Lean Six Sigma
9 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
9 6 (8.57%) UML
9 6 (8.57%) System Testing
9 6 (8.57%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (7.14%) Performance Management
11 4 (5.71%) Product Management
11 4 (5.71%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 9 (12.86%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) C#
3 4 (5.71%) Java
4 3 (4.29%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.86%) Perl
5 2 (2.86%) C++
5 2 (2.86%) C
5 2 (2.86%) Python
6 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (31.43%) ISTQB
2 16 (22.86%) ISEB
3 11 (15.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (12.86%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 3 (4.29%) ISEB Practitioner
6 2 (2.86%) HND
6 2 (2.86%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (24.29%) QA
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 15 (21.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (20.00%) HP
2 8 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.14%) 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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Salary: £38000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Posted: 5 days ago
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