The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Scotland region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 148 127 124
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 20 33 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.55% 1.02% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.26% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 26
Average salary £57,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.11% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £34,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £62,800 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Scotland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2907 2612 2364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.44% 80.69% 75.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1923 1702 1606
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
UK

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 1 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 1 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 -13 13 £47,500 -2.56% 2
Stirling -12 3 - - 2
Glasgow -22 2 £57,000 +42.50%
West Lothian - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 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 33 (56.90%) Finance
2 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (32.76%) Test Management
3 16 (27.59%) QA
4 15 (25.86%) Test Automation
5 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
6 11 (18.97%) Automated Testing
7 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
7 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
8 9 (15.52%) JIRA
8 9 (15.52%) System Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Non-Functional Testing
8 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
9 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
9 8 (13.79%) Banking
10 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (12.07%) Project Management
10 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
11 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
11 6 (10.34%) Lean Six Sigma
11 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
11 6 (10.34%) Six Sigma
11 6 (10.34%) MS Project
11 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 2 (3.45%) IIS
2 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.34%) MS Project
3 3 (5.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (5.17%) LAN
1 3 (5.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (15.52%) JIRA
2 8 (13.79%) QuickTest Pro
3 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 33 (56.90%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Front Office
5 1 (1.72%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (50.00%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.41%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Tester
4 6 (10.34%) Test Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Business Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Architect
7 2 (3.45%) Quality Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Business Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.45%) Test Automation Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) XML
3 2 (3.45%) RESTful
3 2 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.45%) Statistics
2 2 (3.45%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
2 2 (3.45%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (32.76%) Test Management
2 15 (25.86%) Test Automation
3 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 11 (18.97%) Automated Testing
5 9 (15.52%) System Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Performance Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Integration Testing
5 9 (15.52%) Non-Functional Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (12.07%) Project Management
6 7 (12.07%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (10.34%) Waterfall
7 6 (10.34%) Lean Six Sigma
7 6 (10.34%) Risk Management
7 6 (10.34%) Six Sigma
8 5 (8.62%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.62%) Data Management
9 4 (6.90%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) C#
2 3 (5.17%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) ISTQB
2 9 (15.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (8.62%) Degree
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (3.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (27.59%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.45%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (12.07%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.62%) HP
3 2 (3.45%) Splunk
3 2 (3.45%) ArcSight
3 2 (3.45%) Bloomberg
3 2 (3.45%) Sybase
3 2 (3.45%) Oracle
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday