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

Test Strategy
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 52 51
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 0.50% 1.02% 0.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.19% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 4
Median salary - £35,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +18.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - -3.95%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 364 336 386
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 90.10% 85.93% 88.53%
Number of salaries quoted 268 266 295
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £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 Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Liverpool

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Liverpool

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool

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

1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (57.14%) SDLC
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Publishing
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
4 2 (28.57%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) MS Office
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
4 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
4 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Selenium
4 2 (28.57%) Release Management
4 2 (28.57%) Coaching
4 2 (28.57%) People Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (28.57%) Strategic Management
4 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) Gherkin

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Selenium
2 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 1 (14.29%) LoadRunner
2 1 (14.29%) SoapUI
2 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (14.29%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Publishing
3 1 (14.29%) Games
3 1 (14.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Test Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Automation Test Lead
3 1 (14.29%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Leader
3 1 (14.29%) QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software QA Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Software Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
1 1 (14.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPad
1 1 (14.29%) PlayStation
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
1 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) SDLC
2 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 2 (28.57%) Automated Testing
3 2 (28.57%) Coaching
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) People Management
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Process Improvement
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (28.57%) Six Sigma
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Strategic Management
3 2 (28.57%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C#
1 1 (14.29%) C++
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 3 (42.86%) ISEB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft