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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 156 130 113
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 34 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 1.04% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 1.29% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 13 28
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 £33,000 £34,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,300 £62,800 £56,500
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
3002 2631 2430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 80.72% 80.24% 75.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2008 1723 1649
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 £57,500
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -15 9 £46,250 -5.12% 4
Stirling -14 3 - -
Glasgow -24 2 £57,000 +42.50% 1
West Lothian - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 £37,500 -
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (54.55%) Finance
2 18 (32.73%) Test Management
3 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 14 (25.45%) QA
6 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
7 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
9 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
9 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
9 9 (16.36%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (14.55%) System Testing
10 8 (14.55%) JIRA
10 8 (14.55%) MS PowerPoint
10 8 (14.55%) QuickTest Pro
10 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (12.73%) Banking
11 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
12 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
12 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (10.91%) HP
12 6 (10.91%) MS Project
12 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (9.09%) Project Management
13 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma
13 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
13 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1 (1.82%) IIS
1 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
1 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (10.91%) MS Project
3 3 (5.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.45%) LAN
1 3 (5.45%) WAN
1 3 (5.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.91%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
3 2 (3.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) QuickTest Pro
1 8 (14.55%) JIRA
2 5 (9.09%) Selenium
3 2 (3.64%) FitNesse
3 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
General
1 30 (54.55%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 2 (3.64%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Test Manager
2 13 (23.64%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Tester
4 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Business Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) QA Tester
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Business Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (5.45%) Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Programme Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.64%) Quality Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) .NET
1 3 (5.45%) XML
2 2 (3.64%) RESTful
2 2 (3.64%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.64%) Fixed Income
2 2 (3.64%) Statistics
2 2 (3.64%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.64%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Test Management
2 17 (30.91%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 12 (21.82%) Test Scripting
5 11 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Performance Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Non-Functional Testing
6 9 (16.36%) Integration Testing
7 8 (14.55%) System Testing
8 7 (12.73%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (10.91%) Waterfall
9 6 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 5 (9.09%) Six Sigma
10 5 (9.09%) Project Management
10 5 (9.09%) Regression Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Data Management
10 5 (9.09%) Lean Six Sigma
11 4 (7.27%) Security Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.45%) C#
1 3 (5.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) ISTQB
2 8 (14.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 4 (7.27%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) ISEB
5 1 (1.82%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.45%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 6 (10.91%) HP
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Sybase
3 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.82%) Remedy
4 1 (1.82%) FrontRange
4 1 (1.82%) Splunk
4 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow
4 1 (1.82%) BMC
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Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £44000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago