Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 134 143 120
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +54
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 59 77 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.60% 1.57% 2.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.76% 1.67% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 55 72 114
Leeds median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +17.65% -1.73%
10th Percentile £36,250 £28,875 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £55,000 £58,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% -5.56%

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 3,355 4,601 4,977
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.24% 94.03% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2,799 3,886 4,253
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,950 £62,500 £60,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - -

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 10 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 47 (79.66%) Agile Software Development
1 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
2 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
3 35 (59.32%) Selenium
4 30 (50.85%) Marketing
5 22 (37.29%) Coaching
6 21 (35.59%) API Testing
6 21 (35.59%) QA
7 19 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
8 18 (30.51%) C#
8 18 (30.51%) Java
9 17 (28.81%) Python
9 17 (28.81%) Scenario Testing
10 16 (27.12%) Gherkin
10 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
11 15 (25.42%) Functional Testing
12 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
13 10 (16.95%) Line Management
14 8 (13.56%) WebDriver
14 8 (13.56%) Ruby
15 7 (11.86%) Finance
15 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
15 7 (11.86%) Fintech
16 6 (10.17%) SoapUI
16 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
16 6 (10.17%) SQL
16 6 (10.17%) HP
16 6 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence
17 5 (8.47%) HTTP
17 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting

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 1 (1.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Chatbot
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.47%) HTTP
2 4 (6.78%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (59.32%) Selenium
2 16 (27.12%) Cucumber
3 8 (13.56%) WebDriver
4 6 (10.17%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
6 3 (5.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.69%) Appium
7 1 (1.69%) JBehave
7 1 (1.69%) JIRA
7 1 (1.69%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (50.85%) Marketing
2 7 (11.86%) Finance
3 3 (5.08%) Legal
4 1 (1.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Test Analyst
2 13 (22.03%) Test Leader
3 12 (20.34%) Test Manager
4 8 (13.56%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (11.86%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Test Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Test Automation Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Tester
6 6 (10.17%) Software Tester
7 5 (8.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Performance Test Specialist
8 4 (6.78%) Senior Tester
8 4 (6.78%) Test Specialist
9 3 (5.08%) IT Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Senior Test Manager
9 3 (5.08%) Software Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.12%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Fintech
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 2 (3.39%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Linux
1 4 (6.78%) Unix
2 1 (1.69%) Android
2 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (79.66%) Agile Software Development
1 47 (79.66%) Test Automation
2 36 (61.02%) Software Testing
3 22 (37.29%) Coaching
4 21 (35.59%) API Testing
5 19 (32.20%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (28.81%) Scenario Testing
7 15 (25.42%) Functional Testing
8 11 (18.64%) Integration Testing
9 10 (16.95%) Line Management
10 7 (11.86%) E-Commerce
11 6 (10.17%) Artificial Intelligence
12 5 (8.47%) Continuous Delivery
12 5 (8.47%) Test Scripting
13 4 (6.78%) High Availability
13 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (6.78%) System Testing
13 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
14 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
14 3 (5.08%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (30.51%) C#
1 18 (30.51%) Java
2 17 (28.81%) Python
3 8 (13.56%) Ruby
4 6 (10.17%) SQL
5 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.78%) Lua
6 2 (3.39%) C
6 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.39%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (6.78%) Degree
2 4 (6.78%) ISEB
2 4 (6.78%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (35.59%) QA
2 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.17%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.78%) Grafana
2 4 (6.78%) Prometheus
2 4 (6.78%) Rancher
3 2 (3.39%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 6 (10.17%) HP
2 4 (6.78%) Splunk
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft