The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the West Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 109 143 136
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 103 29 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.15% 0.82% 1.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.00% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 69 17 18
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +40.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £23,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3992 2902 2726
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.20% 82.51% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 3168 2190 2262
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
Leeds +8 68 £41,500 +10.66% 5
Halifax -1 13 £32,500 -32.98% 1
Bradford +1 3 £45,000 - 1
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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.

1 101 (51.79%) QA
2 81 (41.54%) Project Management
3 50 (25.64%) E-Commerce
4 44 (22.56%) Test Scripting
4 44 (22.56%) Finance
5 42 (21.54%) ISEB
6 38 (19.49%) Scrum
7 35 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (15.90%) User Acceptance Testing
9 27 (13.85%) Test Management
10 26 (13.33%) Automated Testing
10 26 (13.33%) Java
10 26 (13.33%) Web Services
11 25 (12.82%) XML
11 25 (12.82%) SQL
11 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (12.82%) Selenium
12 23 (11.79%) Performance Testing
12 23 (11.79%) SOAP
13 20 (10.26%) Regression Testing
13 20 (10.26%) ISTQB
14 19 (9.74%) TDD
14 19 (9.74%) Information Management
14 19 (9.74%) JUnit
14 19 (9.74%) BDD
15 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
16 16 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
16 16 (8.21%) Load Testing
17 15 (7.69%) Test Automation
17 15 (7.69%) Software Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the West Yorkshire 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 4 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.51%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (0.51%) LTE
1 1 (0.51%) VLAN
1 1 (0.51%) 3G
1 1 (0.51%) ATM
1 1 (0.51%) LAN
1 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.51%) WAN
1 1 (0.51%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.51%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 14 (7.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (4.10%) OLAP
4 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (4.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.03%) Redis
5 2 (1.03%) Riak
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 25 (12.82%) Selenium
2 19 (9.74%) JUnit
3 14 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (6.15%) SoapUI
5 11 (5.64%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.62%) JMeter
7 7 (3.59%) JBehave
8 5 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
9 4 (2.05%) LoadRunner
9 4 (2.05%) Behat
10 3 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 44 (22.56%) Finance
2 6 (3.08%) Games
3 5 (2.56%) Banking
4 2 (1.03%) Retail
4 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (39.49%) Analyst
2 65 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 48 (24.62%) Agile Test Analyst
4 43 (22.05%) Test Manager
5 26 (13.33%) Tester
6 25 (12.82%) Test Engineer
7 15 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
8 14 (7.18%) Developer
9 10 (5.13%) Business Analyst
10 8 (4.10%) Business Intelligence Developer
11 7 (3.59%) QA Manager
11 7 (3.59%) Business Developer
11 7 (3.59%) QA Test Manager
11 7 (3.59%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
11 7 (3.59%) Lead Tester
12 6 (3.08%) Software Developer
12 6 (3.08%) Performance Tester
12 6 (3.08%) Lead Test Analyst
13 5 (2.56%) SQL Developer
14 4 (2.05%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.33%) Web Services
2 25 (12.82%) XML
3 23 (11.79%) SOAP
4 12 (6.15%) .NET
5 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 6 (3.08%) ASP.NET
5 6 (3.08%) WinForms
6 1 (0.51%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.10%) NHS
1 8 (4.10%) Management Information System
2 6 (3.08%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.08%) DTV
3 3 (1.54%) iSeries
4 1 (0.51%) Handset
4 1 (0.51%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.13%) Windows
2 9 (4.62%) UNIX
3 6 (3.08%) Windows 8
3 6 (3.08%) Apple iOS
3 6 (3.08%) Android
4 2 (1.03%) Solaris
4 2 (1.03%) Ubuntu
4 2 (1.03%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (41.54%) Project Management
2 50 (25.64%) E-Commerce
3 44 (22.56%) Test Scripting
4 38 (19.49%) Scrum
5 35 (17.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 31 (15.90%) User Acceptance Testing
7 27 (13.85%) Test Management
8 26 (13.33%) Automated Testing
9 25 (12.82%) Agile Software Development
10 23 (11.79%) Performance Testing
11 20 (10.26%) Regression Testing
12 19 (9.74%) TDD
12 19 (9.74%) Information Management
12 19 (9.74%) BDD
13 16 (8.21%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (8.21%) Load Testing
14 15 (7.69%) Test Automation
14 15 (7.69%) Software Testing
15 14 (7.18%) Business Analysis
15 14 (7.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.33%) Java
2 25 (12.82%) SQL
3 10 (5.13%) C#
4 4 (2.05%) C++
4 4 (2.05%) PHP
4 4 (2.05%) Ruby
5 2 (1.03%) C
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) VB
6 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (21.54%) ISEB
2 20 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 8 (4.10%) Degree
4 7 (3.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (51.79%) QA
2 4 (2.05%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.03%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (3.59%) Oracle
3 4 (2.05%) HP
3 4 (2.05%) BMC
3 4 (2.05%) Remedy
3 4 (2.05%) FrontRange
3 4 (2.05%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.54%) IBM
5 2 (1.03%) Cognizant
5 2 (1.03%) Sage
5 2 (1.03%) VMware
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Posted: 8 hours ago
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Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
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