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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 89 127 143
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 68 45 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 2.19% 1.22% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.59% 1.49% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 32 23 10
Average salary £46,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.04% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,900 £38,850
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,600 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
2628 3019 2342
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.56% 81.64% 78.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1600 1978 1388
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 27 March 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 27 March 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
(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 +13 32 £55,000 +32.53% 5
Glasgow +32 27 £46,000 -12.38% 1
West Lothian - 8 - -
Stirling -14 1 £38,000 -15.55%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 62 (55.86%) Finance
2 38 (34.23%) Test Management
3 36 (32.43%) ISTQB
4 35 (31.53%) Banking
4 35 (31.53%) Project Management
5 31 (27.93%) Mentoring
6 30 (27.03%) Degree
7 28 (25.23%) ISEB
8 27 (24.32%) HP
9 25 (22.52%) HP Quality Center
10 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (18.02%) Test Planning
12 19 (17.12%) QA
12 19 (17.12%) Coaching
12 19 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (16.22%) Performance Management
14 17 (15.32%) PCI DSS
14 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
14 17 (15.32%) Security Architecture
14 17 (15.32%) Splunk
14 17 (15.32%) Portfolio Management
14 17 (15.32%) ArcSight
14 17 (15.32%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 17 (15.32%) Service Management
14 17 (15.32%) CISSP
14 17 (15.32%) IIS
15 16 (14.41%) Retail
16 13 (11.71%) User Acceptance Testing
17 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (15.32%) IIS
2 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.90%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.70%) Big Data
2 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (1.80%) BODI
3 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.90%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) QuickTest Pro
2 11 (9.91%) Selenium
3 9 (8.11%) JIRA
4 8 (7.21%) LoadRunner
5 6 (5.41%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.80%) Hudson
6 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.80%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.90%) TestDirector
General
1 62 (55.86%) Finance
2 35 (31.53%) Banking
3 16 (14.41%) Retail
4 9 (8.11%) Law
5 8 (7.21%) Financial Institution
6 6 (5.41%) Retail Banking
7 4 (3.60%) Marketing
8 2 (1.80%) Local Government
8 2 (1.80%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.90%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.90%) Front Office
9 1 (0.90%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 45 (40.54%) Test Manager
2 24 (21.62%) Consultant
3 23 (20.72%) Analyst
4 13 (11.71%) Test Analyst
5 9 (8.11%) Security Consultant
5 9 (8.11%) Business Manager
5 9 (8.11%) Test Leader
6 5 (4.50%) Performance Test Leader
6 5 (4.50%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) Tester
7 4 (3.60%) Quality Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) QA Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Payments Business Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Systems Tester
8 3 (2.70%) Architect
8 3 (2.70%) Senior QA Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Senior Quality Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Business Consultant
9 2 (1.80%) Test Specialist
9 2 (1.80%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) Web Services
2 1 (0.90%) XML
2 1 (0.90%) XSLT
2 1 (0.90%) XML Schema
2 1 (0.90%) XForms
2 1 (0.90%) Middleware
2 1 (0.90%) Apache Flex
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.41%) PMI
3 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.70%) Online Banking
4 3 (2.70%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.90%) User Experience
5 1 (0.90%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.80%) UNIX
1 2 (1.80%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (34.23%) Test Management
2 35 (31.53%) Project Management
3 31 (27.93%) Mentoring
4 21 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (18.02%) Test Planning
6 19 (17.12%) Coaching
6 19 (17.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 18 (16.22%) Performance Management
8 17 (15.32%) Test Automation
8 17 (15.32%) Security Architecture
8 17 (15.32%) Portfolio Management
8 17 (15.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 17 (15.32%) Service Management
9 13 (11.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (9.91%) Continuous Improvement
11 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
11 10 (9.01%) PRINCE2
12 9 (8.11%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.21%) Performance Testing
13 8 (7.21%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.21%) SQL
2 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.90%) XPath
3 1 (0.90%) C#
3 1 (0.90%) COBOL
3 1 (0.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) ISTQB
2 30 (27.03%) Degree
3 28 (25.23%) ISEB
4 17 (15.32%) CISSP
5 8 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (5.41%) CSQA
6 6 (5.41%) PMI Certification
6 6 (5.41%) ISEB Practitioner
7 3 (2.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.90%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.12%) QA
2 17 (15.32%) PCI DSS
2 17 (15.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.80%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 25 (22.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (24.32%) HP
2 17 (15.32%) Splunk
2 17 (15.32%) ArcSight
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle
4 4 (3.60%) Microsoft
5 3 (2.70%) Business Objects
6 2 (1.80%) SOASTA, Inc
7 1 (0.90%) Twitter
7 1 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (0.90%) SAP
7 1 (0.90%) Cognos
7 1 (0.90%) Compuware
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £44000.00 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: competitive
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