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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 52 45
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.28% 0.75% 2.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 0.91% 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 6
Median salary £45,000 £37,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.59%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £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 Liverpool with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Liverpool
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 359 329 342
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 92.05% 82.66% 84.44%
Number of salaries quoted 253 260 248
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 £30,000 £30,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 5 (62.50%) Finance
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (37.50%) PHP 5
3 3 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 3 (37.50%) OOP
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) MySQL
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Publishing
4 2 (25.00%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) Strategic Management
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) SSH
4 2 (25.00%) QA
4 2 (25.00%) Release Management
4 2 (25.00%) Cucumber

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 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (12.50%) Games
3 1 (12.50%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) PHP Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Automation Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Compliance Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (37.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) OOP
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Change Management
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) Release Management
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Six Sigma
3 2 (25.00%) Strategic Management
4 1 (12.50%) Innovation Management
4 1 (12.50%) People Management
4 1 (12.50%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) PHP 5
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft