The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicester 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Leicestershire / Leicester
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 28 54
Rank change year-on-year -24 +26  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 18 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicester 0.26% 5.71% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 6.27% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1 17 2
Median salary £30,000 £47,500 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.84% +111.11%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Leicester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leicester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 340 287 368
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicester 86.96% 91.11% 85.19%
Number of salaries quoted 295 230 300
Median salary £37,500 £43,835 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.45% +9.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,428
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicester 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 Leicester

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Leicester.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Leicester

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Leicester region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 6 (85.71%) QA
2 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (57.14%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) ITIL
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
4 3 (42.86%) zOS
4 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
4 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
4 3 (42.86%) Selenium
4 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
4 3 (42.86%) Time Management
4 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
4 3 (42.86%) SDLC
5 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (28.57%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
5 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
5 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
5 2 (28.57%) JIRA
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
6 1 (14.29%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicester 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:

Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
2 2 (28.57%) JIRA
2 2 (28.57%) WebDriver
3 1 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (14.29%) NUnit
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Support
1 3 (42.86%) Head of Testing
2 2 (28.57%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Test Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Tester
3 1 (14.29%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) REST
2 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Mainframe
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (42.86%) Configuration Management
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Supplier Management
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Time Management
2 3 (42.86%) Waterfall
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Cross-Browser Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Integration Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Issue Tracking
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
3 2 (28.57%) Usability Testing
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (85.71%) QA
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