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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Rank 101 133 137
Rank change year-on-year +32 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 61 50 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 2.35% 1.51% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.68% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 60 36 40
Median salary £43,750 £36,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.04% -13.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,450 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £49,457 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2367 2976 3335
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 91.18% 90.15% 90.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2073 2409 2631
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds 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 Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Leeds

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Leeds

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

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 113 (87.60%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (58.14%) Test Automation
2 75 (58.14%) ISEB
3 72 (55.81%) Functional Testing
4 69 (53.49%) QA
5 67 (51.94%) Selenium
6 64 (49.61%) Scrum
7 63 (48.84%) ISTQB
8 61 (47.29%) Test Management
9 60 (46.51%) SQL
10 53 (41.09%) Software Delivery
11 50 (38.76%) Software Testing
12 48 (37.21%) Regression Testing
12 48 (37.21%) Defect Tracking
13 47 (36.43%) Oracle
14 46 (35.66%) Waterfall
15 45 (34.88%) Java
16 44 (34.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 43 (33.33%) Mentoring
18 42 (32.56%) Relational Database
18 42 (32.56%) Cucumber
19 41 (31.78%) Kanban
20 38 (29.46%) Logistics
21 31 (24.03%) Finance
22 30 (23.26%) Web Testing
23 28 (21.71%) .NET
23 28 (21.71%) SDLC
24 25 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
25 23 (17.83%) Team Foundation Server
26 22 (17.05%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 (0.78%) GeoServer
1 1 (0.78%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.55%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (32.56%) Relational Database
2 10 (7.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.10%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.55%) MySQL
4 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.78%) GIS
Development Applications
1 67 (51.94%) Selenium
2 42 (32.56%) Cucumber
3 23 (17.83%) Team Foundation Server
4 13 (10.08%) SoapUI
5 11 (8.53%) TeamCity
6 10 (7.75%) JIRA
6 10 (7.75%) LoadRunner
7 9 (6.98%) Octopus Deploy
8 8 (6.20%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (3.88%) Jenkins
10 4 (3.10%) Robot Framework
10 4 (3.10%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.33%) Appium
11 3 (2.33%) NUnit
11 3 (2.33%) TestNG
12 2 (1.55%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.55%) GitLab
12 2 (1.55%) JMeter
12 2 (1.55%) TestComplete
General
1 31 (24.03%) Finance
2 5 (3.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (41.09%) Test Engineer
2 35 (27.13%) Test Manager
3 34 (26.36%) Senior Test Engineer
4 30 (23.26%) Analyst
5 28 (21.71%) Test Analyst
6 13 (10.08%) Lead Test Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) QA Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Software Test Engineer
7 11 (8.53%) Web Analyst
7 11 (8.53%) Web Test Analyst
8 10 (7.75%) Consultant
8 10 (7.75%) Test Consultant
8 10 (7.75%) Tester
9 9 (6.98%) QA Test Analyst
10 8 (6.20%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.65%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (4.65%) Test Automation Manager
11 6 (4.65%) Test Leader
12 4 (3.10%) ERP Manager
12 4 (3.10%) QA Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.71%) .NET
2 7 (5.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.88%) REST
4 5 (3.88%) SOAP
5 2 (1.55%) Django
5 2 (1.55%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.75%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (3.10%) Driving Licence
3 1 (0.78%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (0.78%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.55%) Linux
2 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (87.60%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (58.14%) Test Automation
3 72 (55.81%) Functional Testing
4 64 (49.61%) Scrum
5 61 (47.29%) Test Management
6 53 (41.09%) Software Delivery
7 50 (38.76%) Software Testing
8 48 (37.21%) Defect Tracking
8 48 (37.21%) Regression Testing
9 46 (35.66%) Waterfall
10 43 (33.33%) Mentoring
11 41 (31.78%) Kanban
12 38 (29.46%) Logistics
13 30 (23.26%) Web Testing
14 28 (21.71%) SDLC
15 25 (19.38%) User Acceptance Testing
16 22 (17.05%) Automated Testing
17 19 (14.73%) Test Scripting
18 17 (13.18%) BDD
18 17 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 60 (46.51%) SQL
2 45 (34.88%) Java
3 15 (11.63%) C#
4 14 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 9 (6.98%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.10%) PHP
7 3 (2.33%) Python
8 2 (1.55%) Ruby
8 2 (1.55%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.78%) Perl
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (58.14%) ISEB
2 63 (48.84%) ISTQB
3 44 (34.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (3.10%) Degree
5 1 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (53.49%) QA
Vendors
1 47 (36.43%) Oracle
2 16 (12.40%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.33%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.55%) Zend
5 1 (0.78%) Salesforce.com
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