The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 78 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 0.14% 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.66% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 3
Average salary £38,000 £24,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+55.10% -38.75%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Test Strategy
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Sheffield region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
623 456 447
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 85.58% 71.81% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 537 392 385
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £67,750 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Sheffield region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Sheffield

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Sheffield region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Sheffield

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) QA
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
4 1 (25.00%) HP

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Unit Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (50.00%) Test Management
3 2 (50.00%) Manual Testing
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (25.00%) Release Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Content Management
4 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) HP