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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 150 139 155
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 61 57 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 1.27% 1.33% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.61% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 57 33 20
Average salary £37,500 £54,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.55% +44.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
4163 3541 3232
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 86.62% 82.73% 80.66%
Number of salaries quoted 3312 2771 2707
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -5 36 £33,500 +3.07% 8
Halifax -9 10 £35,000 -35.18% 1
Bradford -1 9 £47,500 -
Huddersfield +3 1 £35,000 -20.45%
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 68 (45.03%) Finance
2 65 (43.05%) Test Scripting
2 65 (43.05%) QA
3 62 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
4 56 (37.09%) Project Management
5 45 (29.80%) ISEB
6 44 (29.14%) Regression Testing
7 38 (25.17%) User Acceptance Testing
8 35 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (23.18%) ISTQB
9 34 (22.52%) Automated Testing
10 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
11 29 (19.21%) Test Management
12 27 (17.88%) SQL
13 26 (17.22%) Scrum
14 24 (15.89%) Business Analysis
14 24 (15.89%) SoapUI
15 23 (15.23%) Web Services
16 19 (12.58%) SOAP
16 19 (12.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 19 (12.58%) Team Foundation Server
16 19 (12.58%) Line Management
16 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce
17 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
17 18 (11.92%) XML
18 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
18 17 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (9.93%) Selenium
19 15 (9.93%) Automation Testing
20 14 (9.27%) Manual Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (3.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (11.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) PowerPivot
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.66%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.66%) 3G
1 1 (0.66%) LTE
1 1 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.61%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (6.62%) OLAP Cube
3 10 (6.62%) OLAP
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Power View
5 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.66%) ProClarity
Development Applications
1 24 (15.89%) SoapUI
2 19 (12.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (9.93%) Selenium
4 8 (5.30%) JUnit
5 5 (3.31%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.65%) Ranorex
6 4 (2.65%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (1.99%) JMeter
8 2 (1.32%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.32%) JBehave
9 1 (0.66%) WebDriver
9 1 (0.66%) Behat
9 1 (0.66%) WATIR
9 1 (0.66%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.66%) WatiN
General
1 68 (45.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.31%) Games
3 2 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (0.66%) Banking
4 1 (0.66%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (45.03%) Analyst
2 53 (35.10%) Test Analyst
3 36 (23.84%) Test Manager
4 28 (18.54%) Senior Analyst
4 28 (18.54%) Senior Test Analyst
5 20 (13.25%) Tester
5 20 (13.25%) Agile Test Analyst
6 15 (9.93%) Business Analyst
7 11 (7.28%) Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 8 (5.30%) Lead Business Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Test Leader
10 6 (3.97%) SQL Developer
10 6 (3.97%) Systems Tester
11 5 (3.31%) Senior Developer
11 5 (3.31%) Lead Tester
11 5 (3.31%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (2.65%) Database Developer
12 4 (2.65%) SQL Database Developer
13 3 (1.99%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.23%) Web Services
2 19 (12.58%) SOAP
3 18 (11.92%) XML
4 9 (5.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.26%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.30%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.97%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.32%) N-Tier
5 1 (0.66%) Handset
5 1 (0.66%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (3.31%) UNIX
2 1 (0.66%) Windows
2 1 (0.66%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (43.05%) Test Scripting
2 62 (41.06%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (37.09%) Project Management
4 44 (29.14%) Regression Testing
5 38 (25.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 35 (23.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 34 (22.52%) Automated Testing
8 29 (19.21%) Test Management
9 26 (17.22%) Scrum
10 24 (15.89%) Business Analysis
11 19 (12.58%) E-Commerce
11 19 (12.58%) Line Management
12 18 (11.92%) Business Intelligence
13 15 (9.93%) Automation Testing
14 14 (9.27%) Manual Testing
15 13 (8.61%) Coaching
16 12 (7.95%) Mentoring
16 12 (7.95%) Performance Testing
16 12 (7.95%) Use Case
16 12 (7.95%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 27 (17.88%) SQL
2 10 (6.62%) Java
3 2 (1.32%) C#
3 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.32%) PHP
3 2 (1.32%) Ruby
4 1 (0.66%) Python
4 1 (0.66%) C++
4 1 (0.66%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (29.80%) ISEB
2 35 (23.18%) ISTQB
3 19 (12.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (5.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 5 (3.31%) Degree
5 5 (3.31%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (43.05%) QA
2 9 (5.96%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.32%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (21.85%) Microsoft
2 9 (5.96%) IBM
3 8 (5.30%) BT
4 5 (3.31%) Oracle
4 5 (3.31%) CODA
5 2 (1.32%) FrontRange
5 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.66%) Capita
6 1 (0.66%) Compuware
6 1 (0.66%) HP
6 1 (0.66%) Empirix
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 9 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Great Benefits + Training
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: Up to £70K + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago