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 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 127 112 135
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 30 47 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 1.01% 1.52% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 1.74% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 15 23 7
Average salary £52,500 £49,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +8.88%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
2654 2697 2759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Scotland 89.54% 87.03% 83.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1699 1732 1799
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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 +7 20 £52,500 +61.53% 1
East Lothian - 5 - -
Glasgow -20 4 - -
West Lothian +3 1 - -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 51 (53.13%) Degree
2 34 (35.42%) Project Management
2 34 (35.42%) Data Centre
3 33 (34.38%) Portfolio Management
3 33 (34.38%) Performance Management
4 32 (33.33%) Law
5 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 26 (27.08%) SQL
5 26 (27.08%) Test Scripting
5 26 (27.08%) PCI DSS
5 26 (27.08%) Security Architecture
5 26 (27.08%) Vulnerability Management
6 25 (26.04%) ArcSight
6 25 (26.04%) Splunk
6 25 (26.04%) IISP
6 25 (26.04%) Security Operations
6 25 (26.04%) Security Operations Centre
6 25 (26.04%) IIS
6 25 (26.04%) CISSP
7 24 (25.00%) Finance
8 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
9 19 (19.79%) Banking
9 19 (19.79%) SIEM
10 16 (16.67%) Retail
10 16 (16.67%) Network Security
11 15 (15.63%) QRadar
12 13 (13.54%) Defect Management
13 12 (12.50%) Software Testing
13 12 (12.50%) Retail Banking
14 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 25 (26.04%) IIS
2 6 (6.25%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.67%) Network Security
2 3 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (1.04%) ATM
3 1 (1.04%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (5.21%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (4.17%) HP UFT
2 3 (3.13%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.08%) Bugzilla
3 2 (2.08%) Selenium
4 1 (1.04%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
General
1 32 (33.33%) Law
2 24 (25.00%) Finance
3 19 (19.79%) Banking
4 16 (16.67%) Retail
5 12 (12.50%) Retail Banking
6 5 (5.21%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (3.13%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (37.50%) Analyst
2 33 (34.38%) Consultant
3 25 (26.04%) Security Consultant
4 22 (22.92%) IT Consultant
4 22 (22.92%) IT Security Consultant
5 17 (17.71%) Test Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Business Analyst
6 10 (10.42%) Test Manager
7 8 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (8.33%) SIEM Consultant
7 8 (8.33%) Vulnerability Consultant
8 7 (7.29%) Management Consultant
8 7 (7.29%) Service Management Consultant
9 6 (6.25%) Senior Statistician
9 6 (6.25%) Statistician
9 6 (6.25%) Test Leader
10 5 (5.21%) Finance Business Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Financial Services Business Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Security Analyst
10 5 (5.21%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) XML
2 3 (3.13%) .NET
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 34 (35.42%) Data Centre
2 25 (26.04%) Security Operations Centre
3 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
4 7 (7.29%) Mathematics
5 6 (6.25%) Statistics
6 5 (5.21%) Biotechnology
6 5 (5.21%) Life Science
7 4 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.13%) Data Integration
9 2 (2.08%) Online Banking
10 1 (1.04%) Economics
10 1 (1.04%) Fixed Income
10 1 (1.04%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.29%) Windows
2 5 (5.21%) Unix
3 2 (2.08%) Linux
4 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.42%) Project Management
2 33 (34.38%) Performance Management
2 33 (34.38%) Portfolio Management
3 26 (27.08%) Security Architecture
3 26 (27.08%) Test Scripting
3 26 (27.08%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (26.04%) Security Operations
5 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (19.79%) SIEM
7 13 (13.54%) Defect Management
8 12 (12.50%) Software Testing
9 11 (11.46%) Automated Testing
9 11 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.33%) Asset Management
10 8 (8.33%) Data Management
10 8 (8.33%) ITIL
10 8 (8.33%) Mentoring
10 8 (8.33%) Release Management
10 8 (8.33%) Service Management
10 8 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.08%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) C
2 4 (4.17%) Java
3 3 (3.13%) PL/SQL
3 3 (3.13%) VB
3 3 (3.13%) VB.NET
4 2 (2.08%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.04%) C#
5 1 (1.04%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.04%) Python
5 1 (1.04%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 51 (53.13%) Degree
2 25 (26.04%) CISSP
2 25 (26.04%) IISP
3 10 (10.42%) ISEB
3 10 (10.42%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.04%) OCP
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.04%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (27.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 26 (27.08%) PCI DSS
2 11 (11.46%) QA
3 7 (7.29%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 15 (15.63%) QRadar
2 7 (7.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (26.04%) ArcSight
1 25 (26.04%) Splunk
2 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.33%) Oracle
4 7 (7.29%) FrontRange
4 7 (7.29%) ServiceNow
5 5 (5.21%) Charles River
6 4 (4.17%) HP
6 4 (4.17%) Pega
7 2 (2.08%) Cognizant
8 1 (1.04%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.04%) SAP
8 1 (1.04%) Siebel