The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 172 169 182
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 92 90 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.23% 1.21% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 1.45% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 62 63 31
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,500 £54,800 £47,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,908 £41,750
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +7.56%
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6527 6199 4658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 86.91% 83.51% 80.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5242 4799 3661
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 31 March 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
West Yorkshire +5 78 £37,500 -6.25% 5
North Yorkshire +17 9 £31,500 -10.00%
South Yorkshire -6 4 £33,000 -2.22% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 93 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (42.46%) QA
3 74 (41.34%) Finance
4 68 (37.99%) Test Scripting
5 61 (34.08%) ISEB
6 53 (29.61%) ISTQB
7 51 (28.49%) User Acceptance Testing
8 49 (27.37%) Project Management
9 48 (26.82%) Microsoft
10 46 (25.70%) Test Management
11 44 (24.58%) Team Foundation Server
12 43 (24.02%) SQL
13 42 (23.46%) Selenium
14 40 (22.35%) Performance Testing
15 39 (21.79%) Test Automation
15 39 (21.79%) Regression Testing
16 35 (19.55%) Scrum
16 35 (19.55%) Business Analysis
17 33 (18.44%) MS Excel
18 32 (17.88%) QuickTest Pro
18 32 (17.88%) TDD
18 32 (17.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 30 (16.76%) Management Information System
20 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
20 28 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
20 28 (15.64%) JIRA
21 27 (15.08%) Test Planning
22 26 (14.53%) Automated Testing
23 25 (13.97%) JMeter
23 25 (13.97%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs across the 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 11 (6.15%) IIS
2 3 (1.68%) Apache
2 3 (1.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (18.44%) MS Excel
2 13 (7.26%) MS Office
3 5 (2.79%) MS Project
4 3 (1.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.56%) BASE24
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.59%) Data Warehouse
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server 2012
1 10 (5.59%) SQL Server
1 10 (5.59%) OLAP
1 10 (5.59%) OLAP Cube
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 44 (24.58%) Team Foundation Server
2 42 (23.46%) Selenium
3 32 (17.88%) QuickTest Pro
4 28 (15.64%) JIRA
5 25 (13.97%) JMeter
6 24 (13.41%) eggPlant
7 11 (6.15%) SoapUI
8 7 (3.91%) JUnit
9 4 (2.23%) Ranorex
10 3 (1.68%) WebDriver
10 3 (1.68%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.68%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.12%) Toad
12 1 (0.56%) WATIR
12 1 (0.56%) FitNesse
12 1 (0.56%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.56%) WatiN
12 1 (0.56%) Jenkins
General
1 74 (41.34%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Law
3 6 (3.35%) Retail
4 5 (2.79%) Banking
5 4 (2.23%) Games
6 3 (1.68%) Legal
6 3 (1.68%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 73 (40.78%) Analyst
2 60 (33.52%) Test Analyst
3 32 (17.88%) Tester
4 30 (16.76%) Test Manager
5 21 (11.73%) Senior Analyst
5 21 (11.73%) Senior Test Analyst
5 21 (11.73%) Performance Analyst
5 21 (11.73%) Performance Test Analyst
6 16 (8.94%) Software Tester
7 12 (6.70%) Business Analyst
8 11 (6.15%) Developer
8 11 (6.15%) Test Leader
9 10 (5.59%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (5.59%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 10 (5.59%) Senior Developer
9 10 (5.59%) Systems Tester
10 9 (5.03%) Consultant
10 9 (5.03%) Lead Business Analyst
11 8 (4.47%) Security Consultant
11 8 (4.47%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.94%) Web Services
2 14 (7.82%) .NET
3 6 (3.35%) XML
4 4 (2.23%) SOAP
5 3 (1.68%) Apache Flex
6 2 (1.12%) HTML
7 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.56%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.56%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.76%) Management Information System
2 28 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.03%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (1.68%) Replication
5 3 (1.68%) Open Source
6 2 (1.12%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.56%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.56%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.56%) IVR
7 1 (0.56%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 9 (5.03%) UNIX
2 2 (1.12%) Windows
3 1 (0.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (51.96%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (37.99%) Test Scripting
3 51 (28.49%) User Acceptance Testing
4 49 (27.37%) Project Management
5 46 (25.70%) Test Management
6 40 (22.35%) Performance Testing
7 39 (21.79%) Test Automation
7 39 (21.79%) Regression Testing
8 35 (19.55%) Scrum
8 35 (19.55%) Business Analysis
9 32 (17.88%) TDD
10 28 (15.64%) Software Testing
11 27 (15.08%) Test Planning
12 26 (14.53%) Automated Testing
13 25 (13.97%) Mentoring
14 24 (13.41%) Coaching
14 24 (13.41%) Usability Testing
15 23 (12.85%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (9.50%) System Testing
17 16 (8.94%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (24.02%) SQL
2 15 (8.38%) Java
3 8 (4.47%) C#
4 3 (1.68%) VB
5 2 (1.12%) VB.NET
5 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.12%) VBScript
6 1 (0.56%) Perl
6 1 (0.56%) PHP
6 1 (0.56%) Python
6 1 (0.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 61 (34.08%) ISEB
2 53 (29.61%) ISTQB
3 32 (17.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 21 (11.73%) Degree
5 8 (4.47%) CISSP
6 3 (1.68%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (42.46%) QA
2 18 (10.06%) PCI DSS
3 8 (4.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (12.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 48 (26.82%) Microsoft
2 24 (13.41%) HP
3 10 (5.59%) IBM
4 9 (5.03%) BT
5 8 (4.47%) Splunk
5 8 (4.47%) ArcSight
6 5 (2.79%) CODA
7 2 (1.12%) VMware
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle
8 1 (0.56%) Compuware
8 1 (0.56%) Citrix
8 1 (0.56%) Avaya
8 1 (0.56%) Empirix
8 1 (0.56%) Northgate
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - IQ ERP
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago