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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 116 112
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 48 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.36% 1.67% 2.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.83% 2.47%
Number of salaries quoted 32 37 52
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,500 £60,000
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 Leeds with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2335 2622 2992
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 93.14% 91.30% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1947 2157 2344
Median salary £47,500 £44,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.95% +2.32%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

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

1 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (67.37%) Test Automation
3 49 (51.58%) Selenium
4 48 (50.53%) QA
5 44 (46.32%) ISEB
6 36 (37.89%) Test Management
6 36 (37.89%) Functional Testing
7 35 (36.84%) ISTQB
8 34 (35.79%) SQL
9 31 (32.63%) Scrum
9 31 (32.63%) Software Delivery
9 31 (32.63%) SDLC
10 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
11 27 (28.42%) Software Testing
12 26 (27.37%) Cucumber
13 24 (25.26%) Java
13 24 (25.26%) Mentoring
13 24 (25.26%) Defect Tracking
14 23 (24.21%) Kanban
15 22 (23.16%) Waterfall
16 21 (22.11%) Oracle
16 21 (22.11%) Relational Database
17 20 (21.05%) Finance
17 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
18 19 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 18 (18.95%) Logistics
19 18 (18.95%) Web Testing
20 17 (17.89%) .NET
21 16 (16.84%) BDD
22 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) BrowserStack
1 1 (1.05%) GitHub
1 1 (1.05%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.11%) Relational Database
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.05%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 49 (51.58%) Selenium
2 26 (27.37%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.74%) SoapUI
3 14 (14.74%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (10.53%) WebDriver
5 9 (9.47%) TeamCity
6 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.32%) JIRA
6 6 (6.32%) LoadRunner
7 4 (4.21%) SpecFlow
7 4 (4.21%) Visual Studio
7 4 (4.21%) Zephyr
8 3 (3.16%) Appium
8 3 (3.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (3.16%) JMeter
8 3 (3.16%) NUnit
8 3 (3.16%) TestComplete
8 3 (3.16%) TestNG
9 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (2.11%) WATIR
General
1 20 (21.05%) Finance
2 4 (4.21%) Retail
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Test Engineer
2 25 (26.32%) Analyst
3 24 (25.26%) Test Manager
4 22 (23.16%) Test Analyst
5 15 (15.79%) Senior Test Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) Lead Test Analyst
7 10 (10.53%) Tester
8 9 (9.47%) Web Analyst
8 9 (9.47%) Web Test Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) QA Analyst
9 8 (8.42%) Test Leader
10 7 (7.37%) Test Automation Manager
11 6 (6.32%) Consultant
11 6 (6.32%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (6.32%) Test Consultant
12 5 (5.26%) Automation Test Lead
12 5 (5.26%) QA Test Analyst
12 5 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (4.21%) Developer
14 3 (3.16%) Manual Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.89%) .NET
2 7 (7.37%) REST
2 7 (7.37%) SOAP
3 3 (3.16%) Web Services
4 2 (2.11%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.05%) Django
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (3.16%) Linux
2 2 (2.11%) Unix
3 1 (1.05%) Android
3 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (72.63%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (67.37%) Test Automation
3 36 (37.89%) Functional Testing
3 36 (37.89%) Test Management
4 31 (32.63%) Scrum
4 31 (32.63%) SDLC
4 31 (32.63%) Software Delivery
5 29 (30.53%) Regression Testing
6 27 (28.42%) Software Testing
7 24 (25.26%) Defect Tracking
7 24 (25.26%) Mentoring
8 23 (24.21%) Kanban
9 22 (23.16%) Waterfall
10 20 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
11 18 (18.95%) Logistics
11 18 (18.95%) Web Testing
12 16 (16.84%) BDD
13 15 (15.79%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (12.63%) Performance Testing
15 11 (11.58%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (35.79%) SQL
2 24 (25.26%) Java
3 12 (12.63%) C#
4 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.26%) T-SQL
6 4 (4.21%) PHP
7 3 (3.16%) Python
7 3 (3.16%) Ruby
8 2 (2.11%) Perl
9 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (46.32%) ISEB
2 35 (36.84%) ISTQB
3 19 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (6.32%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.11%) SAP Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (50.53%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Oracle
2 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.16%) Dynatrace
4 2 (2.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.05%) HP
5 1 (1.05%) IBM
5 1 (1.05%) Zend
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