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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 109 135 131
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 57 25 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.71% 0.79% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.04% 0.99% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 43 8 16
Average salary £46,000 £40,500 £49,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.58% -18.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,100 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £44,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
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
2790 2524 2356
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 83.81% 80.20% 76.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1777 1602 1600
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 26 £48,750 +47.72%
Stirling - 16 £46,000 -
Glasgow -8 8 £52,063 +26.98%
North Lanarkshire - 4 £26,223 -
West Lothian - 2 - -
Midlothian - 1 £34,000 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (50.00%) Finance
2 29 (39.19%) Test Management
3 27 (36.49%) ISTQB
4 22 (29.73%) ISEB
5 21 (28.38%) HP Quality Center
6 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.32%) HP
8 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
8 15 (20.27%) Degree
9 14 (18.92%) SQL
10 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
10 12 (16.22%) Test Planning
10 12 (16.22%) Mentoring
11 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (14.86%) JIRA
11 11 (14.86%) QA
11 11 (14.86%) Project Management
12 10 (13.51%) Linux
12 10 (13.51%) Banking
12 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
13 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
13 9 (12.16%) IIS
13 9 (12.16%) Oracle
13 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
14 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
14 8 (10.81%) Performance Management
14 8 (10.81%) Selenium
15 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 9 (12.16%) IIS
2 5 (6.76%) Apache
3 2 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) Relational Database
3 5 (6.76%) MySQL
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.35%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) JIRA
2 8 (10.81%) Selenium
3 5 (6.76%) Maven
4 4 (5.41%) JUnit
4 4 (5.41%) QuickTest Pro
4 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.41%) Subversion
5 2 (2.70%) JBehave
5 2 (2.70%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.70%) Mockito
5 2 (2.70%) FitNesse
5 2 (2.70%) TestNG
5 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.35%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.35%) SilkPerformer
General
1 37 (50.00%) Finance
2 10 (13.51%) Banking
3 4 (5.41%) Local Government
4 3 (4.05%) Marketing
5 2 (2.70%) Law
5 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Test Manager
2 22 (29.73%) Analyst
3 16 (21.62%) Test Analyst
4 8 (10.81%) Tester
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) QA Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Systems Tester
8 4 (5.41%) Automation Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Business Analyst
9 3 (4.05%) Software Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Web Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Quality Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Test Consultant
9 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) .NET
2 3 (4.05%) J2EE
2 3 (4.05%) CSS
2 3 (4.05%) Web Services
2 3 (4.05%) XML
2 3 (4.05%) Hibernate
2 3 (4.05%) Spring
2 3 (4.05%) Java SE
2 3 (4.05%) Java EE
2 3 (4.05%) Dojo
2 3 (4.05%) HTML
3 2 (2.70%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.70%) Spring Security
3 2 (2.70%) jQuery
3 2 (2.70%) REST
3 2 (2.70%) JSON
3 2 (2.70%) JMS
3 2 (2.70%) FIXML
3 2 (2.70%) JDBC
3 2 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.05%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.05%) User Experience
4 2 (2.70%) Data Structures
4 2 (2.70%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.70%) Fixed Income
4 2 (2.70%) Statistics
4 2 (2.70%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.35%) Social Media
5 1 (1.35%) EPoS
5 1 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (13.51%) Linux
2 5 (6.76%) Windows
3 3 (4.05%) UNIX
4 2 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (39.19%) Test Management
2 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (20.27%) Test Scripting
4 12 (16.22%) Performance Testing
4 12 (16.22%) Test Planning
4 12 (16.22%) Mentoring
5 11 (14.86%) Project Management
6 10 (13.51%) User Acceptance Testing
7 9 (12.16%) Test Automation
7 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Regression Testing
8 8 (10.81%) Performance Management
9 7 (9.46%) Lean Six Sigma
9 7 (9.46%) Integration Testing
9 7 (9.46%) Six Sigma
10 6 (8.11%) Business Analysis
10 6 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (8.11%) Coaching
11 5 (6.76%) OOP
11 5 (6.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 6 (8.11%) Java
3 4 (5.41%) C#
3 4 (5.41%) Perl
3 4 (5.41%) Python
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) C++
5 2 (2.70%) C
5 2 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (36.49%) ISTQB
2 22 (29.73%) ISEB
3 15 (20.27%) Degree
4 9 (12.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (6.76%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (5.41%) CISSP
7 2 (2.70%) HND
7 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 21 (28.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) HP
2 9 (12.16%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.41%) Splunk
4 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
5 2 (2.70%) Sybase
5 2 (2.70%) Bloomberg
5 2 (2.70%) Perforce
6 1 (1.35%) KANA
6 1 (1.35%) Avaya
6 1 (1.35%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.35%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Twitter
6 1 (1.35%) Verint