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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 111 154 127
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 58 18 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.82% 0.48% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 0.57% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 35 7 13
Average salary £54,000 £57,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +29.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,565 £34,500 £40,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £63,500 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
2799 3134 2604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 87.80% 84.29% 80.82%
Number of salaries quoted 1776 2101 1694
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +35 37 £55,000 +7.31% 3
Glasgow +25 23 £43,913 -22.96%
West Lothian - 1 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 65 (49.62%) Finance
2 46 (35.11%) Banking
3 42 (32.06%) Project Management
4 34 (25.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 32 (24.43%) Test Management
6 31 (23.66%) Degree
6 31 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (22.14%) ISTQB
7 29 (22.14%) QA
8 28 (21.37%) Mentoring
8 28 (21.37%) Coaching
9 27 (20.61%) Performance Management
10 24 (18.32%) Portfolio Management
10 24 (18.32%) Data Centre
10 24 (18.32%) Retail
11 23 (17.56%) Test Scripting
12 22 (16.79%) PCI DSS
12 22 (16.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 22 (16.79%) Security Architecture
12 22 (16.79%) ArcSight
12 22 (16.79%) Splunk
12 22 (16.79%) Vulnerability Management
12 22 (16.79%) CISSP
12 22 (16.79%) SQL
12 22 (16.79%) IIS
13 20 (15.27%) Service Management
14 18 (13.74%) ISEB
15 16 (12.21%) Law
16 14 (10.69%) Retail Banking
16 14 (10.69%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 22 (16.79%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) MS Office
1 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) Internet
2 2 (1.53%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.87%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 11 (8.40%) LoadRunner
2 9 (6.87%) HP UFT
3 7 (5.34%) JIRA
4 6 (4.58%) Selenium
5 4 (3.05%) FitNesse
6 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.53%) Hudson
7 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
7 2 (1.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.76%) SilkPerformer
8 1 (0.76%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.76%) Appium
General
1 65 (49.62%) Finance
2 46 (35.11%) Banking
3 24 (18.32%) Retail
4 16 (12.21%) Law
5 14 (10.69%) Retail Banking
6 9 (6.87%) Financial Institution
7 3 (2.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Back Office
8 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (33.59%) Test Manager
2 31 (23.66%) Consultant
3 29 (22.14%) Analyst
4 23 (17.56%) Test Leader
5 15 (11.45%) Test Analyst
6 14 (10.69%) Security Consultant
7 11 (8.40%) Business Analyst
8 9 (6.87%) Business Manager
8 9 (6.87%) Performance Test Leader
9 8 (6.11%) Splunk Consultant
10 6 (4.58%) Performance Test Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Programme Test Manager
10 6 (4.58%) Financial Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Performance Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Programme Manager
11 4 (3.05%) IT Consultant
11 4 (3.05%) IT Security Consultant
11 4 (3.05%) Test Programme Manager
12 3 (2.29%) Payments Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 24 (18.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.11%) Data Integration
3 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.58%) PMI
4 3 (2.29%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.29%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.53%) IVR
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.53%) Android
1 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.76%) UNIX
2 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (32.06%) Project Management
2 34 (25.95%) Stakeholder Management
3 32 (24.43%) Test Management
4 31 (23.66%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (21.37%) Mentoring
5 28 (21.37%) Coaching
6 27 (20.61%) Performance Management
7 24 (18.32%) Portfolio Management
8 23 (17.56%) Test Scripting
9 22 (16.79%) Security Architecture
9 22 (16.79%) Vulnerability Management
10 20 (15.27%) Service Management
11 14 (10.69%) Performance Testing
12 11 (8.40%) Test Automation
13 10 (7.63%) Waterfall
14 9 (6.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (6.87%) Software Testing
14 9 (6.87%) V-Model
14 9 (6.87%) Migration
14 9 (6.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.79%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) Java
2 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.76%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 31 (23.66%) Degree
2 29 (22.14%) ISTQB
3 22 (16.79%) CISSP
4 18 (13.74%) ISEB
5 7 (5.34%) CSQA
6 6 (4.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.14%) QA
2 22 (16.79%) PCI DSS
2 22 (16.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.82%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.82%) TickIT
4 2 (1.53%) COBIT
4 2 (1.53%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 14 (10.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (16.79%) Splunk
1 22 (16.79%) ArcSight
2 13 (9.92%) HP
3 8 (6.11%) Informatica
4 7 (5.34%) Oracle
5 6 (4.58%) Teradata
6 3 (2.29%) Microsoft
7 2 (1.53%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.53%) FrontRange
7 2 (1.53%) Siebel
7 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.76%) SOASTA, Inc
8 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.76%) Remedy
8 1 (0.76%) Compuware
8 1 (0.76%) Business Objects
8 1 (0.76%) Cognos
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