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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 101 119 134
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 59 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.80% 1.29% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.03% 1.54% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 34 28 8
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £30,700 £29,950
10% offered a salary of more than £58,550 £52,988 £54,800
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,150 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+10.74% +5.00%
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
2911 3107 2551
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 88.80% 83.21% 82.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1827 2000 1661
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,500 £56,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 September 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 September 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 +17 40 £50,000 +33.33% 2
Glasgow +21 22 £50,000 -10.01%
Dundee - 2 £35,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 63 (48.09%) Finance
2 49 (37.40%) Banking
3 38 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (25.95%) Test Management
4 34 (25.95%) Stakeholder Management
5 33 (25.19%) Project Management
5 33 (25.19%) SQL
6 32 (24.43%) Test Scripting
7 31 (23.66%) ISTQB
8 30 (22.90%) QA
8 30 (22.90%) Degree
9 28 (21.37%) Retail
10 23 (17.56%) ISEB
11 22 (16.79%) Performance Management
12 21 (16.03%) Retail Banking
13 20 (15.27%) Performance Testing
14 19 (14.50%) Portfolio Management
14 19 (14.50%) Law
14 19 (14.50%) Data Centre
15 16 (12.21%) Coaching
15 16 (12.21%) Waterfall
16 15 (11.45%) PCI DSS
16 15 (11.45%) Security Architecture
16 15 (11.45%) Vulnerability Management
16 15 (11.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 15 (11.45%) CISSP
16 15 (11.45%) IIS
17 14 (10.69%) Software Testing
17 14 (10.69%) V-Model
17 14 (10.69%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 15 (11.45%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.53%) MS Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.05%) Internet
2 3 (2.29%) ATM
3 2 (1.53%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.16%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (4.58%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
3 5 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.82%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.29%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.53%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.53%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (9.16%) LoadRunner
2 10 (7.63%) HP UFT
3 4 (3.05%) Selenium
3 4 (3.05%) FitNesse
4 3 (2.29%) JIRA
5 2 (1.53%) Cucumber
5 2 (1.53%) Hudson
5 2 (1.53%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.53%) JMeter
6 1 (0.76%) SilkPerformer
6 1 (0.76%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.76%) Appium
General
1 63 (48.09%) Finance
2 49 (37.40%) Banking
3 28 (21.37%) Retail
4 21 (16.03%) Retail Banking
5 19 (14.50%) Law
6 7 (5.34%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.53%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.76%) Marketing
8 1 (0.76%) Front Office
8 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (31.30%) Analyst
2 40 (30.53%) Test Manager
3 24 (18.32%) Consultant
4 23 (17.56%) Test Analyst
5 22 (16.79%) Test Leader
6 13 (9.92%) Business Analyst
6 13 (9.92%) Security Consultant
7 12 (9.16%) Financial Services Business Analyst
7 12 (9.16%) Financial Business Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) Performance Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) Performance Test Analyst
8 11 (8.40%) IT Security Consultant
8 11 (8.40%) IT Consultant
9 9 (6.87%) Performance Test Leader
10 7 (5.34%) Programme Manager
10 7 (5.34%) Programme Test Manager
11 6 (4.58%) Business Manager
12 4 (3.05%) Service Management Consultant
12 4 (3.05%) Management Consultant
12 4 (3.05%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.11%) Data Integration
3 6 (4.58%) PMI
3 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.29%) IVR
5 3 (2.29%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.05%) Windows
2 2 (1.53%) Android
2 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.76%) UNIX
3 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
3 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (25.95%) Stakeholder Management
2 34 (25.95%) Test Management
3 33 (25.19%) Project Management
4 32 (24.43%) Test Scripting
5 22 (16.79%) Performance Management
6 20 (15.27%) Performance Testing
7 19 (14.50%) Portfolio Management
8 16 (12.21%) Waterfall
8 16 (12.21%) Coaching
9 15 (11.45%) Security Architecture
9 15 (11.45%) Vulnerability Management
10 14 (10.69%) V-Model
10 14 (10.69%) Test Automation
10 14 (10.69%) Software Testing
11 12 (9.16%) GAP Analysis
11 12 (9.16%) Mentoring
12 9 (6.87%) TDD
12 9 (6.87%) Asset Management
12 9 (6.87%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 33 (25.19%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.76%) C
3 1 (0.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 31 (23.66%) ISTQB
2 30 (22.90%) Degree
3 23 (17.56%) ISEB
4 15 (11.45%) CISSP
5 7 (5.34%) CSQA
6 6 (4.58%) PMI Certification
7 5 (3.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (22.90%) QA
2 15 (11.45%) PCI DSS
2 15 (11.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.82%) ISO 9001
3 5 (3.82%) TickIT
4 4 (3.05%) COBIT
5 1 (0.76%) Solvency II
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (9.92%) Splunk
1 13 (9.92%) ArcSight
2 8 (6.11%) HP
2 8 (6.11%) Informatica
3 7 (5.34%) Oracle
4 6 (4.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.58%) Teradata
5 4 (3.05%) FrontRange
5 4 (3.05%) ServiceNow
5 4 (3.05%) Cognizant
6 3 (2.29%) Siebel
7 1 (0.76%) Cognos
7 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.76%) Remedy
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Dell Direct
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 22 days ago