The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Stirling region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 18 15 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 7.83% 1.54% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 8.65% 1.69% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Average salary £43,500 £45,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,100 £45,000 £47,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £45,000 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
Scotland

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Stirling
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
104 59 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Stirling 90.43% 90.77% 77.69%
Number of salaries quoted 56 35 82
Average salary £48,250 £41,750 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.56% +4.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,300 £36,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Stirling

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Stirling

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Stirling

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Stirling

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Stirling region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Stirling

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Stirling

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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 23 (88.46%) HP
1 23 (88.46%) ISEB
1 23 (88.46%) ISTQB
1 23 (88.46%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (80.77%) Test Management
3 17 (65.38%) Finance
3 17 (65.38%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (46.15%) Test Planning
4 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
5 10 (38.46%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (30.77%) Selenium
7 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
8 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
10 4 (15.38%) SQL
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle
10 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
10 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
10 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
11 3 (11.54%) Java SE
11 3 (11.54%) Java EE
11 3 (11.54%) Spring
11 3 (11.54%) Maven
11 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Use Case
11 3 (11.54%) Dojo
11 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Stirling by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the Stirling 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.

Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 5 (19.23%) Cucumber
2 5 (19.23%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (11.54%) Maven
4 2 (7.69%) JUnit
4 2 (7.69%) Mockito
4 2 (7.69%) TeamCity
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 17 (65.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (42.31%) Test Analyst
1 11 (42.31%) Analyst
2 9 (34.62%) Test Manager
3 3 (11.54%) Test Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Java Web Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Java Web Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Hibernate
1 3 (11.54%) Java SE
1 3 (11.54%) Java EE
1 3 (11.54%) Spring
1 3 (11.54%) Dojo
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
1 3 (11.54%) CSS
1 3 (11.54%) J2EE
1 3 (11.54%) HTML
2 2 (7.69%) REST
2 2 (7.69%) JDBC
2 2 (7.69%) SOAP
2 2 (7.69%) XML
2 2 (7.69%) Spring MVC
2 2 (7.69%) jQuery
2 2 (7.69%) Spring Security
2 2 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 3 (11.54%) User Experience
4 2 (7.69%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (80.77%) Test Management
2 12 (46.15%) Test Planning
2 12 (46.15%) Mentoring
3 6 (23.08%) Test Automation
4 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
4 4 (15.38%) Project Planning
4 4 (15.38%) Regression Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.54%) Use Case
5 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (11.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (11.54%) UML
5 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Web Application Development
6 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (7.69%) MVC
6 2 (7.69%) Integration Testing
6 2 (7.69%) AOP
6 2 (7.69%) Release Management
7 1 (3.85%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
2 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (88.46%) ISEB
1 23 (88.46%) ISTQB
2 10 (38.46%) ISEB Practitioner
3 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 23 (88.46%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (88.46%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (7.69%) Perforce
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Twitter