The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 84 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 -18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 26 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 1.10% 2.02% 3.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 2.14% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 28
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £43,913
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.16%  
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 Glasgow with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Glasgow
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1090 1213 1155
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 92.45% 94.03% 90.52%
Number of salaries quoted 696 625 732
Median salary £47,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £34,100
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Glasgow 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 Glasgow

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Glasgow

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Glasgow

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 Glasgow region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
3 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Java
3 10 (50.00%) SQL
4 9 (45.00%) Selenium
5 8 (40.00%) Python
5 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
6 7 (35.00%) Oracle
7 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
7 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
7 6 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
7 6 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
8 5 (25.00%) SDLC
8 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
8 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
8 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (25.00%) OCP
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
8 5 (25.00%) SAP Certification
8 5 (25.00%) SAP

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (45.00%) Selenium
2 8 (40.00%) Cucumber
3 6 (30.00%) LoadRunner
4 5 (25.00%) HP UFT
4 5 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (15.00%) FitNesse
5 3 (15.00%) WinRunner
6 2 (10.00%) Ant
7 1 (5.00%) JMeter
7 1 (5.00%) JUnit
7 1 (5.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 4 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Tester
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Tester
4 2 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Functional Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Graduate Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Test Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) QA Test Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Tester
5 1 (5.00%) Test Automation Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Gherkin
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) RESTful
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 1 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) Test Automation
2 15 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (50.00%) Performance Testing
3 10 (50.00%) Test Scripting
4 6 (30.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 6 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 6 (30.00%) Scenario Testing
5 5 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (25.00%) SDLC
5 5 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 4 (20.00%) Data Management
6 4 (20.00%) Event-Driven Architecture
6 4 (20.00%) High Availability
6 4 (20.00%) Microservices
6 4 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 4 (20.00%) Web Development
7 3 (15.00%) Functional Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Java
1 10 (50.00%) SQL
2 8 (40.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) PL/SQL
4 4 (20.00%) C#
5 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (25.00%) MCP
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (25.00%) OCP
2 5 (25.00%) Oracle Certification
2 5 (25.00%) SAP Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Oracle
2 6 (30.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) SAP
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