Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 150 150
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 63 77 95
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.53% 1.57% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.68% 1.68% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 61 72 89
Leeds median annual salary £49,000 £48,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.08% +28.00% -16.67%
10th Percentile £36,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £53,750 £50,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £47,500 £48,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.06% +21.25% -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 3,758 4,591 5,136
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 91.46% 93.83% 93.23%
Number of salaries quoted 3,153 3,861 4,251
Leeds median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -1.18%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +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 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 54 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 34 (53.97%) Selenium
3 30 (47.62%) Marketing
4 29 (46.03%) Software Testing
4 29 (46.03%) Coaching
5 20 (31.75%) API Testing
5 20 (31.75%) QA
6 18 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
6 18 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 18 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
7 17 (26.98%) Gherkin
7 17 (26.98%) C#
8 16 (25.40%) Java
9 14 (22.22%) Functional Testing
10 13 (20.63%) SQL
11 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
12 10 (15.87%) Python
12 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
12 10 (15.87%) Ruby
13 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
13 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 7 (11.11%) Finance
14 7 (11.11%) Web Testing
14 7 (11.11%) Line Management
14 7 (11.11%) Fintech
15 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
15 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
15 6 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
16 5 (7.94%) HTTP

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 (1.59%) Confluence
1 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Chatbot
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) HTTP
1 5 (7.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 34 (53.97%) Selenium
2 18 (28.57%) Cucumber
3 9 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 6 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.59%) Appium
6 1 (1.59%) JBehave
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) JMeter
6 1 (1.59%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.59%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.59%) Subversion
6 1 (1.59%) Zephyr
General
1 30 (47.62%) Marketing
2 7 (11.11%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Law
3 2 (3.17%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (19.05%) Test Engineer
1 12 (19.05%) Tester
2 11 (17.46%) Analyst
2 11 (17.46%) Test Analyst
3 10 (15.87%) Test Leader
4 8 (12.70%) Automation Test Analyst
4 8 (12.70%) Software Tester
4 8 (12.70%) Test Manager
5 7 (11.11%) Architect
5 7 (11.11%) Principal Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Principal Test Engineer
5 7 (11.11%) Test Architect
5 7 (11.11%) Test Automation Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) Performance Test Specialist
7 4 (6.35%) QA Tester
7 4 (6.35%) Senior Tester
7 4 (6.35%) Test Specialist
8 3 (4.76%) Head of QA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (26.98%) Gherkin
2 4 (6.35%) .NET
3 1 (1.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) Fintech
2 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.94%) Linux
1 5 (7.94%) Unix
2 1 (1.59%) Android
2 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.59%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (85.71%) Agile Software Development
1 54 (85.71%) Test Automation
2 29 (46.03%) Coaching
2 29 (46.03%) Software Testing
3 20 (31.75%) API Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Non-Functional Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
5 14 (22.22%) Functional Testing
6 11 (17.46%) Integration Testing
7 10 (15.87%) E-Commerce
8 9 (14.29%) Mentoring
9 7 (11.11%) Line Management
9 7 (11.11%) Web Testing
10 6 (9.52%) Artificial Intelligence
10 6 (9.52%) Test Scripting
11 5 (7.94%) BDD
11 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (6.35%) High Availability
12 4 (6.35%) System Testing
12 4 (6.35%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) C#
2 16 (25.40%) Java
3 13 (20.63%) SQL
4 10 (15.87%) Python
4 10 (15.87%) Ruby
5 4 (6.35%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.35%) Lua
6 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.76%) ISEB
1 3 (4.76%) ISTQB
2 1 (1.59%) Degree
2 1 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (31.75%) QA
2 2 (3.17%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Grafana
1 4 (6.35%) Prometheus
1 4 (6.35%) Rancher
2 2 (3.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Splunk
2 2 (3.17%) HP
2 2 (3.17%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) Dynatrace
3 1 (1.59%) IBM
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft