Period
to 29 May 2020

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 29 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
29 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 100 124 162
Rank change year-on-year +24 +38 -33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 39 51 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Leeds 1.69% 1.64% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.77% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 29 29 49
Median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +4.26%
10th Percentile £34,841 £36,050 £35,000
90th Percentile £53,750 £53,000 £66,700
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% -

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 2,175 2,885 4,486
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 94.24% 92.85% 94.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1,818 2,496 3,773
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.30%
10th Percentile £30,000 £30,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £70,375 £67,500 £65,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £48,000 £44,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +7.87% -1.11% +5.88%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Leeds

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in Leeds.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Leeds

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Leeds

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in Leeds over the 6 months to 29 May 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 May 2020, 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 38 (97.44%) Test Automation
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Software Testing
3 19 (48.72%) Selenium
4 15 (38.46%) C#
4 15 (38.46%) API Testing
5 14 (35.90%) DevOps
6 11 (28.21%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) QA
6 11 (28.21%) Defect Management
7 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
7 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Finance
8 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (23.08%) DNA
8 9 (23.08%) .NET
8 9 (23.08%) Business Analysis
8 9 (23.08%) SpecFlow
8 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
8 9 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (23.08%) Test Planning
9 8 (20.51%) Ranorex
9 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
9 8 (20.51%) Java
10 6 (15.38%) JIRA
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
11 5 (12.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (12.82%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing

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 5 (12.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (10.26%) Confluence
3 1 (2.56%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.26%) Trello
2 2 (5.13%) Azure
3 1 (2.56%) AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.56%) Big Data
1 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (48.72%) Selenium
2 10 (25.64%) WebDriver
3 9 (23.08%) Cucumber
3 9 (23.08%) SpecFlow
4 8 (20.51%) Ranorex
5 6 (15.38%) JIRA
5 6 (15.38%) SoapUI
6 5 (12.82%) JMeter
6 5 (12.82%) LoadRunner
6 5 (12.82%) Rational Performance Tester
7 4 (10.26%) Postman
7 4 (10.26%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (10.26%) VersionOne
8 1 (2.56%) Appium
8 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.56%) REST Assured
8 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (25.64%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Marketing
2 4 (10.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) Test Manager
2 11 (28.21%) Tester
3 10 (25.64%) Automation Tester
3 10 (25.64%) Test Leader
4 9 (23.08%) Agile Test Manager
5 7 (17.95%) Analyst
5 7 (17.95%) QA Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Quality Analyst
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Manager
6 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Manager
7 4 (10.26%) Development Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Test Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Data Migration Lead
9 1 (2.56%) Java Engineer
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Senior QA Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Senior Quality Analyst
9 1 (2.56%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) CSS
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
3 2 (5.13%) LAMP
3 2 (5.13%) React
3 2 (5.13%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.56%) User Experience
1 1 (2.56%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Android
1 2 (5.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) Test Automation
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Software Testing
4 15 (38.46%) API Testing
5 14 (35.90%) DevOps
6 11 (28.21%) Defect Management
7 10 (25.64%) Functional Testing
8 9 (23.08%) Business Analysis
8 9 (23.08%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (23.08%) DNA
8 9 (23.08%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (23.08%) Test Planning
9 8 (20.51%) Non-Functional Testing
10 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
11 5 (12.82%) Acceptance Criteria
11 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
11 5 (12.82%) SOA
12 4 (10.26%) Collaborative Working
12 4 (10.26%) Fintech
12 4 (10.26%) Traceability Matrix
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) C#
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 8 (20.51%) Java
4 5 (12.82%) COBOL
5 4 (10.26%) C++
5 4 (10.26%) Groovy
5 4 (10.26%) VBScript
6 2 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (12.82%) ISTQB
2 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.21%) QA
2 1 (2.56%) GDPR
Vendors
1 5 (12.82%) Oracle
2 1 (2.56%) Databricks