Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 81 67
Rank change year-on-year -34 -14 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 39 54 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 1.44% 2.31% 3.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.58% 2.50% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 10 33 61
Edinburgh median annual salary £48,250 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £37,500 £42,500 £36,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £71,500 £62,500
Scotland median annual salary £52,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +15.56% - -2.70%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
Edinburgh
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2473 2163 2776
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 91.02% 92.59% 91.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1493 1404 1751
Edinburgh median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £70,000 £65,000
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +2.41%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) HP
2 21 (53.85%) Defect Management
3 19 (48.72%) Selenium
3 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
4 18 (46.15%) Test Management
5 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
6 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
7 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 13 (33.33%) HP UFT
9 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
9 12 (30.77%) Computer Science
9 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (30.77%) SDLC
10 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
10 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
10 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (25.64%) Cognizant
11 10 (25.64%) Degree
11 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
12 9 (23.08%) SQL
12 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
13 8 (20.51%) Windows
13 8 (20.51%) JIRA
13 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
13 8 (20.51%) V-Model
13 8 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (17.95%) QA
14 7 (17.95%) Cucumber

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:

Applications
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Selenium
2 13 (33.33%) HP UFT
3 11 (28.21%) LoadRunner
4 8 (20.51%) JIRA
5 7 (17.95%) Cucumber
6 5 (12.82%) Jenkins
7 4 (10.26%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 6 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.56%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (53.85%) Analyst
2 19 (48.72%) Test Analyst
3 6 (15.38%) Performance Test Leader
3 6 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 5 (12.82%) Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Team Leader
5 4 (10.26%) Test Team Leader
6 2 (5.13%) ERP Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) Product Analyst
6 2 (5.13%) QA Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Testing Analyst
7 1 (2.56%) Agile Tester
7 1 (2.56%) IT Audit Manager
7 1 (2.56%) PMO Manager
7 1 (2.56%) Software QA Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) Gherkin
1 5 (12.82%) OAuth
1 5 (12.82%) OpenID
1 5 (12.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (30.77%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.56%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.56%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (20.51%) Windows
2 2 (5.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Defect Management
3 19 (48.72%) Test Scripting
4 18 (46.15%) Test Management
5 16 (41.03%) Test Automation
6 13 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
7 12 (30.77%) SDLC
8 11 (28.21%) Integration Testing
8 11 (28.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 10 (25.64%) Waterfall
10 8 (20.51%) Software Testing
10 8 (20.51%) V-Model
11 6 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 6 (15.38%) Software Engineering
12 5 (12.82%) Coaching
12 5 (12.82%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (12.82%) Project Planning
12 5 (12.82%) Scenario Testing
13 4 (10.26%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.08%) SQL
2 5 (12.82%) PL/SQL
3 3 (7.69%) Python
4 2 (5.13%) Tcl
5 1 (2.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (43.59%) ISTQB
2 10 (25.64%) Degree
3 8 (20.51%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (12.82%) MCP
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (12.82%) OCP
4 5 (12.82%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (12.82%) SAP Certification
5 2 (5.13%) ISEB
6 1 (2.56%) CISA
6 1 (2.56%) CISSP
6 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) PMO
2 1 (2.56%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (35.90%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (10.26%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 21 (53.85%) HP
2 10 (25.64%) Cognizant
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle
4 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.82%) SAP