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 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 145 148 154
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 63 53 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.35% 1.22% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.49% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 56 34 29
Average salary £35,000 £54,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-35.18% +44.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
4050 3561 3270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.61% 82.09% 81.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3283 2764 2722
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 2015. 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 +26 39 £32,500 +8.33% 8
Halifax -8 11 £37,500 -30.55% 4
Bradford -1 7 £60,000 +33.33%
Huddersfield +9 1 £35,000 -41.66%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 69 (52.67%) Test Scripting
2 61 (46.56%) QA
3 60 (45.80%) Finance
4 56 (42.75%) Project Management
5 55 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (33.59%) Regression Testing
7 42 (32.06%) ISEB
8 40 (30.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 37 (28.24%) ISTQB
10 35 (26.72%) Automated Testing
10 35 (26.72%) Microsoft
11 31 (23.66%) Scrum
12 26 (19.85%) SQL
12 26 (19.85%) Test Management
13 23 (17.56%) Web Services
14 22 (16.79%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (16.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 21 (16.03%) SoapUI
15 21 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
16 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
17 17 (12.98%) Business Analysis
17 17 (12.98%) Line Management
18 16 (12.21%) Mentoring
18 16 (12.21%) Coaching
19 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
20 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
20 14 (10.69%) PCI DSS
20 14 (10.69%) Software Testing
20 14 (10.69%) XML
21 12 (9.16%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 3 (2.29%) IIS
2 2 (1.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.82%) MS Office
3 2 (1.53%) MS Project
3 2 (1.53%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.76%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.40%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (6.87%) OLAP Cube
3 9 (6.87%) OLAP
4 1 (0.76%) ProClarity
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Power View
Development Applications
1 22 (16.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 21 (16.03%) SoapUI
3 11 (8.40%) Selenium
4 7 (5.34%) JUnit
5 4 (3.05%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.29%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.53%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.53%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.53%) JMeter
8 1 (0.76%) WATIR
8 1 (0.76%) WatiN
8 1 (0.76%) JBehave
8 1 (0.76%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.76%) TestComplete
General
1 60 (45.80%) Finance
2 5 (3.82%) Law
2 5 (3.82%) Games
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.76%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (45.80%) Analyst
2 48 (36.64%) Test Analyst
3 30 (22.90%) Senior Analyst
3 30 (22.90%) Senior Test Analyst
4 24 (18.32%) Test Manager
5 20 (15.27%) Tester
6 12 (9.16%) Agile Test Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) Business Analyst
8 10 (7.63%) Developer
8 10 (7.63%) Systems Tester
8 10 (7.63%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 9 (6.87%) Lead Business Analyst
10 6 (4.58%) Test Leader
10 6 (4.58%) Consultant
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.82%) SQL Developer
11 5 (3.82%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Database Developer
12 4 (3.05%) SQL Database Developer
12 4 (3.05%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.56%) Web Services
2 14 (10.69%) XML
3 12 (9.16%) .NET
4 11 (8.40%) SOAP
5 1 (0.76%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.45%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.87%) Client/Server
2 9 (6.87%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.76%) IVR
3 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.53%) UNIX
2 1 (0.76%) Windows
2 1 (0.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (52.67%) Test Scripting
2 56 (42.75%) Project Management
3 55 (41.98%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (33.59%) Regression Testing
5 40 (30.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (26.72%) Automated Testing
7 31 (23.66%) Scrum
8 26 (19.85%) Test Management
9 21 (16.03%) Stakeholder Management
10 17 (12.98%) Business Analysis
10 17 (12.98%) Line Management
11 16 (12.21%) Mentoring
11 16 (12.21%) Coaching
12 14 (10.69%) Manual Testing
12 14 (10.69%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.16%) Business Intelligence
13 12 (9.16%) E-Commerce
13 12 (9.16%) System Testing
13 12 (9.16%) Automation Testing
14 11 (8.40%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.85%) SQL
2 7 (5.34%) Java
3 2 (1.53%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) Ruby
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) PHP
4 1 (0.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (32.06%) ISEB
2 37 (28.24%) ISTQB
3 22 (16.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (6.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 8 (6.11%) Degree
6 3 (2.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (46.56%) QA
2 14 (10.69%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.53%) COBIT
Vendors
1 35 (26.72%) Microsoft
2 10 (7.63%) IBM
3 9 (6.87%) BT
4 5 (3.82%) CODA
5 3 (2.29%) Splunk
5 3 (2.29%) ArcSight
6 2 (1.53%) ServiceNow
6 2 (1.53%) FrontRange
7 1 (0.76%) Northgate
7 1 (0.76%) Capita
7 1 (0.76%) Compuware
7 1 (0.76%) HP
7 1 (0.76%) Avaya
7 1 (0.76%) Empirix
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + An excellent benefits package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Capita
Salary: Pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Halifax, Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 12 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 22 days ago