Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 134 167
Rank change year-on-year -25 +33 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 57 98 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.19% 1.92% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.27% 2.05% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 56 96 79
Leeds median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +20.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £33,125 £31,875 £33,050
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £63,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -11.11%

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 4,476 4,771 5,574
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 93.35% 93.46% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3,752 4,076 4,555
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.44%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 48 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (52.63%) Selenium
4 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
5 21 (36.84%) QA
6 20 (35.09%) Marketing
7 18 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
8 17 (29.82%) Coaching
8 17 (29.82%) SQL
9 14 (24.56%) ISEB
9 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
10 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
10 12 (21.05%) BDD
10 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
10 12 (21.05%) API Testing
11 11 (19.30%) TDD
11 11 (19.30%) E-Commerce
12 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
13 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
13 9 (15.79%) C#
13 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
14 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
15 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
15 7 (12.28%) Java
16 6 (10.53%) Secure Coding
16 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
16 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
16 6 (10.53%) SoapUI

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 3 (5.26%) CMS
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Panaya
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.51%) HTTP
1 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (52.63%) Selenium
2 14 (24.56%) WebDriver
3 12 (21.05%) Cucumber
4 6 (10.53%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) JMeter
6 1 (1.75%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (35.09%) Marketing
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Law
3 2 (3.51%) Legal
3 2 (3.51%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 13 (22.81%) Analyst
1 13 (22.81%) Test Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Test Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Test Manager
4 9 (15.79%) Automation Test Analyst
5 8 (14.04%) Tester
6 7 (12.28%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (12.28%) Principal Test Engineer
7 6 (10.53%) Architect
7 6 (10.53%) Test Architect
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Architect
7 6 (10.53%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (8.77%) Software Tester
8 5 (8.77%) Test Leader
9 3 (5.26%) Head of QA
9 3 (5.26%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 3 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
10 2 (3.51%) Lead Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (3.51%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (1.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.51%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.51%) Linux
1 2 (3.51%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (84.21%) Test Automation
2 46 (80.70%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (38.60%) Software Testing
4 18 (31.58%) Scenario Testing
5 17 (29.82%) Coaching
6 12 (21.05%) API Testing
6 12 (21.05%) BDD
7 11 (19.30%) E-Commerce
7 11 (19.30%) TDD
8 10 (17.54%) Functional Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Mentoring
9 9 (15.79%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
9 9 (15.79%) Web Testing
10 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
11 6 (10.53%) Open Source
11 6 (10.53%) Secure Coding
11 6 (10.53%) Software Engineering
11 6 (10.53%) Waterfall
12 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) C#
3 7 (12.28%) Java
4 6 (10.53%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.77%) Ruby
6 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.75%) Lua
6 1 (1.75%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) ISEB
2 7 (12.28%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.75%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (36.84%) QA
2 3 (5.26%) PMO
3 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.75%) Grafana
2 1 (1.75%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.75%) Prometheus
2 1 (1.75%) Rancher
Vendors
1 2 (3.51%) Capita
1 2 (3.51%) Google
1 2 (3.51%) HP
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
1 2 (3.51%) Oracle
1 2 (3.51%) Twitter
2 1 (1.75%) Dynatrace
2 1 (1.75%) IBM
2 1 (1.75%) SAP
2 1 (1.75%) Splunk