The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Harrogate 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 25 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
North Yorkshire / Harrogate
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 37 54
Rank change year-on-year -1 +17  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Harrogate 2.43% 3.17% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.82% 4.02% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 8
Median salary £36,500 £47,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.15% +35.71%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Harrogate with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Harrogate
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 177 224 358
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Harrogate 85.92% 78.87% 90.63%
Number of salaries quoted 159 201 328
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Harrogate

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Harrogate 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 Harrogate

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Harrogate

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Harrogate

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Harrogate

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Harrogate over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Harrogate

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Harrogate region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Use Case
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) C#
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) .NET
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 2 (28.57%) Web Services
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
4 2 (28.57%) JMeter
4 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
4 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 2 (28.57%) SDET
4 2 (28.57%) Fintech
4 2 (28.57%) Wireframes

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Harrogate 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Mining
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Balsamiq Mockups
1 2 (28.57%) JMeter
1 2 (28.57%) SpecFlow
1 2 (28.57%) TestComplete
2 1 (14.29%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Analyst
2 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (42.86%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Business Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) Business IT Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) IT Analyst
4 2 (28.57%) IT Business Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) .NET
1 2 (28.57%) Gherkin
1 2 (28.57%) REST
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (28.57%) Fintech
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Solaris
1 1 (14.29%) Unix
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
2 4 (57.14%) Scrum
2 4 (57.14%) Use Case
3 3 (42.86%) Test Automation
4 2 (28.57%) API Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ATDD
4 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
4 2 (28.57%) BDD
4 2 (28.57%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Product Management
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) QA Automation
4 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 2 (28.57%) Unit Testing
4 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Waterfall
4 2 (28.57%) Wireframes
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) C#
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) VBScript
3 1 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (14.29%) PL/SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
1 2 (28.57%) SDET
2 1 (14.29%) SLA