Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 130 165
Rank change year-on-year -6 +35 -27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 84 110 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.69% 2.02% 1.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 2.22% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 78 104 66
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -4.49% +8.54%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £55,750 £58,750 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +8.43%

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 Leeds with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4586 4960 6355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 92.24% 90.88% 91.93%
Number of salaries quoted 3855 4246 5058
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,000
90th Percentile £62,750 £62,500 £60,300
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

For the 6 months to 23 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 51 (60.71%) Test Automation
2 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.90%) Selenium
3 31 (36.90%) SDLC
4 27 (32.14%) QA
5 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
7 22 (26.19%) Line Management
7 22 (26.19%) Test Management
7 22 (26.19%) Finance
8 20 (23.81%) .NET
9 18 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
10 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
11 16 (19.05%) SpecFlow
12 15 (17.86%) Software Delivery
12 15 (17.86%) Java
12 15 (17.86%) Security Testing
13 14 (16.67%) BDD
14 12 (14.29%) C#
14 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
15 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
16 10 (11.90%) Web Testing
16 10 (11.90%) Web Services
17 9 (10.71%) SQL
17 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 9 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
17 9 (10.71%) API Testing
18 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
18 8 (9.52%) Apple iOS

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (1.19%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.57%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.57%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.38%) LAN
2 2 (2.38%) SAN
2 2 (2.38%) SMS
2 2 (2.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.95%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 31 (36.90%) Selenium
2 23 (27.38%) Cucumber
3 18 (21.43%) WebDriver
4 16 (19.05%) SpecFlow
5 8 (9.52%) Jenkins
5 8 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (7.14%) FitNesse
6 6 (7.14%) JBehave
6 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.14%) TeamCity
7 5 (5.95%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.76%) Appium
9 3 (3.57%) Ant
9 3 (3.57%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.57%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.57%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (3.57%) TestNG
10 2 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.38%) JIRA
10 2 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (26.19%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Marketing
3 4 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (27.38%) Test Manager
2 21 (25.00%) Tester
3 19 (22.62%) Analyst
4 16 (19.05%) Automation Tester
5 14 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
6 7 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
6 7 (8.33%) Test Leader
7 6 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Agile Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Senior Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Software Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (5.95%) Test Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Web Automation Tester
8 5 (5.95%) Web Tester
9 4 (4.76%) Manual Tester
10 3 (3.57%) Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Principal Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.81%) .NET
2 10 (11.90%) Web Services
3 7 (8.33%) SOAP
4 5 (5.95%) WSDL
4 5 (5.95%) XML
4 5 (5.95%) XSD
5 2 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (1.19%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.95%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.19%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.52%) Android
1 8 (9.52%) Apple iOS
2 4 (4.76%) Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.57%) Windows
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (60.71%) Test Automation
2 39 (46.43%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (36.90%) SDLC
4 24 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (26.19%) Line Management
5 22 (26.19%) Test Management
6 18 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (17.86%) Security Testing
7 15 (17.86%) Software Delivery
8 14 (16.67%) BDD
9 12 (14.29%) Performance Testing
10 11 (13.10%) Test Scripting
11 10 (11.90%) Web Testing
12 9 (10.71%) API Testing
12 9 (10.71%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
13 8 (9.52%) Manual Testing
13 8 (9.52%) Scrum
14 7 (8.33%) Integration Testing
14 7 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) Java
2 12 (14.29%) C#
3 9 (10.71%) SQL
4 3 (3.57%) F#
4 3 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) ISEB
1 8 (9.52%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.38%) Degree
2 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.38%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (32.14%) QA
2 3 (3.57%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.57%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.95%) HP
3 3 (3.57%) Google
3 3 (3.57%) Oracle
3 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.57%) Software AG
3 3 (3.57%) Twitter
3 3 (3.57%) VMware
3 3 (3.57%) webMethods
4 2 (2.38%) SAP
5 1 (1.19%) IBM