The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 61 72
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1 10 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.19% 1.40% 0.84%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 1.63% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 0 10 7
Median salary - £49,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +45.58%  
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  

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 Leicestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 451 615 588
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 87.07% 86.38% 82.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1318 1996 2555
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,125 £28,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £61,250 £63,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Leicestershire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Security Patching
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Selenium
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Selenium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Tester
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Security Patching
2 2 (66.67%) Stress Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Planning
3 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco