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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 48 66
Rank change year-on-year -24 +18  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 21 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.28% 3.14% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 3.55% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 7
Median salary £30,000 £47,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.84% +46.15%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 619 591 620
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 86.69% 88.47% 86.23%
Number of salaries quoted 461 489 504
Median salary £39,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 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

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -29 1 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Test Strategy
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (63.64%) Selenium
4 5 (45.45%) JIRA
4 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
5 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
5 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
6 3 (27.27%) Scrum
6 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
6 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (27.27%) zOS
6 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
6 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
6 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
6 3 (27.27%) Time Management
6 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
6 3 (27.27%) SDLC
7 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
7 2 (18.18%) SQL
7 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
7 2 (18.18%) Usability 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 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (9.09%) Firewall
1 1 (9.09%) VLAN
1 1 (9.09%) VPN
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Selenium
2 5 (45.45%) JIRA
2 5 (45.45%) WebDriver
3 1 (9.09%) HP UFT
3 1 (9.09%) NUnit
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Head of Support
1 3 (27.27%) Head of Testing
1 3 (27.27%) QA Leader
1 3 (27.27%) QA Team Leader
1 3 (27.27%) Team Leader
2 2 (18.18%) QA Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) QA Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Test Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Software Tester
3 1 (9.09%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Mainframe
1 3 (27.27%) Management Information System
2 2 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Linux
1 3 (27.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 3 (27.27%) Scrum
3 3 (27.27%) SDLC
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Supplier Management
3 3 (27.27%) Time Management
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
4 2 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Cross-Browser Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Integration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (18.18%) Performance Testing
4 2 (18.18%) Usability Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Automation Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Stress Testing
5 1 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (18.18%) ISEB
4 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco
Leicester, Leicestershire
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