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

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 163 185 191
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 89 58 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 1.27% 0.94% 0.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.12% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 70 34 30
Average salary £44,000 £54,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.51% +44.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
6045 5176 4895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 86.00% 83.59% 79.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4897 3987 4074
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 December 2014.

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 29 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
West Yorkshire +5 63 £37,500 -30.55% 11
North Yorkshire +32 24 £45,000 -16.66% 3
South Yorkshire - 2 £28,500 - 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 105 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (46.97%) QA
3 85 (42.93%) Finance
4 73 (36.87%) Test Scripting
5 60 (30.30%) Project Management
6 55 (27.78%) ISEB
7 54 (27.27%) Microsoft
7 54 (27.27%) Test Management
8 46 (23.23%) Regression Testing
9 43 (21.72%) Business Analysis
10 41 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
11 39 (19.70%) SQL
12 38 (19.19%) MS Excel
12 38 (19.19%) Test Automation
12 38 (19.19%) ISTQB
13 37 (18.69%) Performance Testing
13 37 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
14 36 (18.18%) Automated Testing
15 34 (17.17%) Selenium
16 30 (15.15%) JIRA
16 30 (15.15%) Test Planning
17 29 (14.65%) Line Management
17 29 (14.65%) Scrum
17 29 (14.65%) JMeter
18 28 (14.14%) Management Information System
19 27 (13.64%) TDD
20 26 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
20 26 (13.13%) eggPlant
21 25 (12.63%) SoapUI

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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 7 (3.54%) IIS
1 7 (3.54%) Apache
2 5 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (1.52%) SAS
4 1 (0.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 38 (19.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.53%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) SPSS
3 3 (1.52%) Stata
4 1 (0.51%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.51%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.51%) 3G
1 1 (0.51%) LTE
1 1 (0.51%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.07%) SQL Server
1 14 (7.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 13 (6.57%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 11 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (5.05%) OLAP Cube
4 10 (5.05%) OLAP
5 3 (1.52%) QlikView
5 3 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.51%) ProClarity
7 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Power View
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 39 (19.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 34 (17.17%) Selenium
3 30 (15.15%) JIRA
4 29 (14.65%) JMeter
5 26 (13.13%) QuickTest Pro
5 26 (13.13%) eggPlant
6 25 (12.63%) SoapUI
7 8 (4.04%) JUnit
8 5 (2.53%) Ranorex
9 4 (2.02%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.01%) FitNesse
11 2 (1.01%) JBehave
12 1 (0.51%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.51%) WatiN
12 1 (0.51%) TestComplete
12 1 (0.51%) WATIR
12 1 (0.51%) TestDirector
12 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
12 1 (0.51%) TestLink
General
1 85 (42.93%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Banking
3 5 (2.53%) Retail
3 5 (2.53%) Games
4 2 (1.01%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 86 (43.43%) Analyst
2 69 (34.85%) Test Analyst
3 48 (24.24%) Test Manager
4 28 (14.14%) Senior Analyst
4 28 (14.14%) Senior Test Analyst
5 23 (11.62%) Tester
6 19 (9.60%) Performance Analyst
6 19 (9.60%) Performance Test Analyst
7 17 (8.59%) Agile Test Analyst
7 17 (8.59%) Business Analyst
8 14 (7.07%) Test Leader
9 11 (5.56%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 11 (5.56%) Developer
10 10 (5.05%) Test Engineer
10 10 (5.05%) Team Leader
11 9 (4.55%) Lead Business Analyst
12 8 (4.04%) Test Team Leader
13 7 (3.54%) Systems Tester
13 7 (3.54%) Performance Engineer
13 7 (3.54%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.62%) Web Services
2 18 (9.09%) SOAP
3 17 (8.59%) XML
4 10 (5.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.14%) Management Information System
2 21 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.54%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.54%) Replication
4 7 (3.54%) Open Source
5 3 (1.52%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.52%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.01%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.51%) Handset
7 1 (0.51%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (2.53%) UNIX
2 1 (0.51%) Windows
2 1 (0.51%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (53.03%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (36.87%) Test Scripting
3 60 (30.30%) Project Management
4 54 (27.27%) Test Management
5 46 (23.23%) Regression Testing
6 43 (21.72%) Business Analysis
7 41 (20.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 38 (19.19%) Test Automation
9 37 (18.69%) Performance Testing
9 37 (18.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 36 (18.18%) Automated Testing
11 30 (15.15%) Test Planning
12 29 (14.65%) Line Management
12 29 (14.65%) Scrum
13 27 (13.64%) TDD
14 22 (11.11%) BDD
15 21 (10.61%) Usability Testing
16 20 (10.10%) Business Intelligence
17 19 (9.60%) Manual Testing
18 18 (9.09%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.70%) SQL
2 9 (4.55%) Java
3 3 (1.52%) MATLAB
3 3 (1.52%) R
4 2 (1.01%) C#
4 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.51%) Python
5 1 (0.51%) Perl
5 1 (0.51%) PHP
5 1 (0.51%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (27.78%) ISEB
2 38 (19.19%) ISTQB
3 19 (9.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (4.55%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 6 (3.03%) Degree
6 5 (2.53%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (46.97%) QA
2 10 (5.05%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.02%) ISO 9001
4 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.01%) COBIT
Systems Management
1 24 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 54 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 22 (11.11%) HP
3 10 (5.05%) IBM
4 9 (4.55%) BT
5 8 (4.04%) Oracle
6 5 (2.53%) CODA
7 3 (1.52%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.52%) Cognos
7 3 (1.52%) Hyperion
8 2 (1.01%) FrontRange
8 2 (1.01%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.51%) Capita
9 1 (0.51%) Empirix
9 1 (0.51%) Compuware
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Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
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Posted: 5 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £42000 - £45000 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health care
Posted: 7 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + pension, health care, bonus
Posted: 14 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits, Training & Progression
Posted: 19 days ago
Leeds
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Salary: competitive
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