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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 103 138 139
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 52 34 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.66% 0.98% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.19% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 26 14 9
Average salary £50,000 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.60% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £31,100 £38,700
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,150 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
2642 2861 2309
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 84.11% 82.12% 79.81%
Number of salaries quoted 1657 1874 1444
Average salary £43,750 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £28,500
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 2 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 2 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 +3 20 £55,000 +32.53% 3
Glasgow +17 16 £50,000 -4.76% 3
Stirling -5 8 £43,500 -3.33%
West Lothian - 7 - -
Fife +4 1 £37,500 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 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 46 (49.46%) Finance
2 34 (36.56%) Test Management
3 33 (35.48%) ISTQB
4 32 (34.41%) Mentoring
5 30 (32.26%) ISEB
6 29 (31.18%) Degree
7 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
8 24 (25.81%) Project Management
9 20 (21.51%) HP
10 19 (20.43%) IIS
10 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
10 19 (20.43%) Test Planning
11 18 (19.35%) Performance Management
12 17 (18.28%) Coaching
13 16 (17.20%) Splunk
13 16 (17.20%) Portfolio Management
13 16 (17.20%) ArcSight
13 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
13 16 (17.20%) PCI DSS
13 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
13 16 (17.20%) Test Scripting
13 16 (17.20%) Security Architecture
13 16 (17.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 16 (17.20%) Service Management
13 16 (17.20%) CISSP
14 15 (16.13%) Banking
15 13 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
16 12 (12.90%) Selenium
16 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
17 11 (11.83%) QA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 19 (20.43%) IIS
2 3 (3.23%) Apache
3 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
2 1 (1.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.23%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) Big Data
4 2 (2.15%) BODI
4 2 (2.15%) BusinessObjects XI
4 2 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.08%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Selenium
2 9 (9.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (7.53%) JIRA
4 5 (5.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.15%) Subversion
6 2 (2.15%) Maven
6 2 (2.15%) TestNG
6 2 (2.15%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.15%) JBehave
6 2 (2.15%) WebDriver
6 2 (2.15%) JUnit
7 1 (1.08%) SilkPerformer
General
1 46 (49.46%) Finance
2 15 (16.13%) Banking
3 9 (9.68%) Law
4 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Local Government
4 4 (4.30%) Marketing
5 3 (3.23%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.15%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.08%) Back Office
7 1 (1.08%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 36 (38.71%) Test Manager
2 20 (21.51%) Consultant
2 20 (21.51%) Analyst
3 14 (15.05%) Test Analyst
4 9 (9.68%) Security Consultant
4 9 (9.68%) Tester
5 5 (5.38%) Systems Tester
6 4 (4.30%) Business Analyst
6 4 (4.30%) Quality Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) Test Leader
6 4 (4.30%) QA Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Senior Quality Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
7 3 (3.23%) Architect
7 3 (3.23%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Business Consultant
7 3 (3.23%) Payments Business Analyst
8 2 (2.15%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) JMS
1 2 (2.15%) FIXML
1 2 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Flex
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) XSLT
2 1 (1.08%) XML Schema
2 1 (1.08%) XForms
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.38%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.23%) Online Banking
3 3 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.15%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.15%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.15%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.08%) EPoS
5 1 (1.08%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.53%) Linux
2 4 (4.30%) UNIX
3 3 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (36.56%) Test Management
2 32 (34.41%) Mentoring
3 24 (25.81%) Project Management
4 19 (20.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (20.43%) Test Planning
5 18 (19.35%) Performance Management
6 17 (18.28%) Coaching
7 16 (17.20%) Test Automation
7 16 (17.20%) Security Architecture
7 16 (17.20%) Portfolio Management
7 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (17.20%) Test Scripting
7 16 (17.20%) Service Management
8 13 (13.98%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (11.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.75%) PRINCE2
11 8 (8.60%) Performance Testing
12 7 (7.53%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.53%) Regression Testing
12 7 (7.53%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.68%) SQL
2 3 (3.23%) Java
3 2 (2.15%) Perl
3 2 (2.15%) Python
3 2 (2.15%) Ruby
4 1 (1.08%) XPath
4 1 (1.08%) C#
4 1 (1.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (35.48%) ISTQB
2 30 (32.26%) ISEB
3 29 (31.18%) Degree
4 16 (17.20%) CISSP
5 8 (8.60%) ISEB Practitioner
6 7 (7.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
8 2 (2.15%) VCP4
9 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (17.20%) PCI DSS
2 11 (11.83%) QA
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (21.51%) HP
2 16 (17.20%) Splunk
2 16 (17.20%) ArcSight
3 8 (8.60%) Oracle
4 3 (3.23%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.15%) SOASTA, Inc
5 2 (2.15%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.08%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.08%) SAP
6 1 (1.08%) Twitter
6 1 (1.08%) Compuware
Glasgow
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £40000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Edinburgh
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago