The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 106 164 149
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -15
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 107 22 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 2.17% 0.61% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.61% 0.72% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 75 9 22
Average salary £43,500 £37,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.00% +16.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,500 £23,550
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,100 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,075 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -4.44%
Test Strategy
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 West Yorkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4103 3059 3087
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 83.26% 84.43% 81.62%
Number of salaries quoted 3170 2391 2560
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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
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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 +16 70 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Halifax - 15 £33,000 - 1
Bradford - 5 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 104 (51.23%) QA
2 86 (42.36%) Project Management
3 55 (27.09%) E-Commerce
4 52 (25.62%) Finance
5 46 (22.66%) Test Scripting
6 40 (19.70%) ISEB
6 40 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (18.72%) Scrum
8 35 (17.24%) Regression Testing
9 34 (16.75%) Automated Testing
9 34 (16.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 33 (16.26%) Web Services
11 30 (14.78%) XML
11 30 (14.78%) SOAP
12 27 (13.30%) SQL
12 27 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (12.32%) Java
14 24 (11.82%) Selenium
15 23 (11.33%) Test Management
15 23 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
15 23 (11.33%) Line Management
16 22 (10.84%) Performance Testing
17 21 (10.34%) ISTQB
17 21 (10.34%) Coaching
18 20 (9.85%) SoapUI
18 20 (9.85%) Business Analysis
19 19 (9.36%) SQL Server
20 18 (8.87%) JUnit
20 18 (8.87%) Information Management
20 18 (8.87%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 5 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (4.93%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.49%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.49%) 3G
1 1 (0.49%) LTE
1 1 (0.49%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (6.40%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (5.42%) OLAP
4 11 (5.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 24 (11.82%) Selenium
2 20 (9.85%) SoapUI
3 18 (8.87%) JUnit
4 16 (7.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (5.91%) Cucumber
6 8 (3.94%) JMeter
6 8 (3.94%) JBehave
7 4 (1.97%) Behat
8 3 (1.48%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (0.99%) LoadRunner
General
1 52 (25.62%) Finance
2 4 (1.97%) Banking
3 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
3 2 (0.99%) Law
Job Titles
1 89 (43.84%) Analyst
2 77 (37.93%) Test Analyst
3 59 (29.06%) Agile Test Analyst
4 45 (22.17%) Test Manager
5 21 (10.34%) Tester
6 19 (9.36%) Test Engineer
7 15 (7.39%) Senior Test Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Business Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) Developer
9 11 (5.42%) Senior Test Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (5.42%) Business Intelligence Developer
10 9 (4.43%) Business Developer
11 8 (3.94%) QA Manager
11 8 (3.94%) QA Test Manager
11 8 (3.94%) SQL Developer
12 5 (2.46%) Performance Tester
12 5 (2.46%) Lead Tester
13 4 (1.97%) Principal Engineer
13 4 (1.97%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (16.26%) Web Services
2 30 (14.78%) XML
2 30 (14.78%) SOAP
3 9 (4.43%) .NET
4 5 (2.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (2.46%) WinForms
4 5 (2.46%) .NET Framework
4 5 (2.46%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (2.46%) NHS
1 5 (2.46%) DTV
1 5 (2.46%) Management Information System
1 5 (2.46%) Computer Science
2 3 (1.48%) iSeries
3 2 (0.99%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.49%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.45%) UNIX
1 7 (3.45%) Windows
2 5 (2.46%) Android
2 5 (2.46%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.46%) Windows 8
3 2 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (42.36%) Project Management
2 55 (27.09%) E-Commerce
3 46 (22.66%) Test Scripting
4 40 (19.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 38 (18.72%) Scrum
6 35 (17.24%) Regression Testing
7 34 (16.75%) Automated Testing
7 34 (16.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 27 (13.30%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (11.33%) Business Intelligence
9 23 (11.33%) Test Management
9 23 (11.33%) Line Management
10 22 (10.84%) Performance Testing
11 21 (10.34%) Coaching
12 20 (9.85%) Business Analysis
13 18 (8.87%) TDD
13 18 (8.87%) BDD
13 18 (8.87%) Information Management
14 17 (8.37%) Test Planning
15 15 (7.39%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.30%) SQL
2 25 (12.32%) Java
3 9 (4.43%) C#
4 4 (1.97%) C++
4 4 (1.97%) PHP
4 4 (1.97%) Ruby
5 2 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (19.70%) ISEB
2 21 (10.34%) ISTQB
3 9 (4.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (3.45%) Degree
5 5 (2.46%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (51.23%) QA
2 4 (1.97%) COBIT
3 2 (0.99%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (7.88%) Microsoft
2 5 (2.46%) Oracle
3 4 (1.97%) FrontRange
3 4 (1.97%) ServiceNow
4 3 (1.48%) IBM
5 2 (0.99%) HP
5 2 (0.99%) BMC
5 2 (0.99%) Sage
5 2 (0.99%) Remedy
6 1 (0.49%) Capita
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago