The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 64 55
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 27 30 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 2.21% 2.49% 3.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.41% 2.71% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 8 19 32
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -18.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £40,900 £40,250
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £50,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1122 1107 1249
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 91.89% 91.71% 89.66%
Number of salaries quoted 684 632 762
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Edinburgh

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Edinburgh

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Edinburgh over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Edinburgh region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 14 (38.89%) Defect Management
3 14 (38.89%) ISTQB
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Degree
4 13 (36.11%) Test Management
4 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
5 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (33.33%) Windows
6 11 (30.56%) HP UFT
6 11 (30.56%) Selenium
7 10 (27.78%) Finance
7 10 (27.78%) HP
8 9 (25.00%) Java
8 9 (25.00%) Cognizant
8 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
8 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
8 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
8 9 (25.00%) V-Model
8 9 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (25.00%) SDLC
8 9 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
9 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) Python
11 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
11 5 (13.89%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) iPaaS
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.33%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (30.56%) HP UFT
1 11 (30.56%) Selenium
2 3 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.33%) JUnit
2 3 (8.33%) Maven
2 3 (8.33%) Moq
2 3 (8.33%) NSubstitute
2 3 (8.33%) NUnit
2 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Retail
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (33.33%) Analyst
1 12 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 12 (33.33%) Test Leader
2 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Performance Tester
4 3 (8.33%) Software Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Agile Tester
5 2 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Test Team Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Functional Tester
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.33%) .NET
1 3 (8.33%) .NET Framework
1 3 (8.33%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
1 3 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 3 (8.33%) CSS
1 3 (8.33%) Entity Framework
1 3 (8.33%) HTML
1 3 (8.33%) jQuery
1 3 (8.33%) REST
1 3 (8.33%) SOAP
1 3 (8.33%) WCF
1 3 (8.33%) Web Services
1 3 (8.33%) XForms
1 3 (8.33%) XML
1 3 (8.33%) XML Schema
1 3 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (47.22%) Test Automation
3 14 (38.89%) Defect Management
3 14 (38.89%) Software Testing
4 13 (36.11%) Test Management
4 13 (36.11%) Test Scripting
5 12 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
6 9 (25.00%) SDLC
6 9 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (25.00%) V-Model
6 9 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 7 (19.44%) Functional Testing
8 5 (13.89%) Regression Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Data Management
9 4 (11.11%) Event-Driven Architecture
9 4 (11.11%) High Availability
9 4 (11.11%) Microservices
9 4 (11.11%) Performance Testing
9 4 (11.11%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 6 (16.67%) Python
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.33%) C#
5 3 (8.33%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) ISTQB
2 13 (36.11%) Degree
3 9 (25.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (5.56%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 9 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) HP
2 9 (25.00%) Cognizant
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft
4 3 (8.33%) MuleSoft
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 8 days ago