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

Test Strategy
North West / Manchester
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 135 129
Rank change year-on-year -59 -6  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 48 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.45% 1.37% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 1.52% 1.74%
Number of salaries quoted 15 43 37
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,850 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £59,500 £53,563 £80,500
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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3838 3156 3039
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.12% 90.22% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 11099 10450
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Manchester

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Manchester over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Manchester

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Sale - 1 £38,000 -
Salford - 1 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
North West

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

1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 27 (54.00%) Selenium
4 23 (46.00%) Test Scripting
5 22 (44.00%) Java
5 22 (44.00%) ISEB
6 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
7 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
8 16 (32.00%) C#
8 16 (32.00%) Python
9 15 (30.00%) Linux
9 15 (30.00%) C++
10 14 (28.00%) Windows
10 14 (28.00%) JMeter
11 13 (26.00%) Ruby
11 13 (26.00%) Non-Functional Testing
12 12 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
12 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
12 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
12 12 (24.00%) QA
12 12 (24.00%) HP
12 12 (24.00%) LoadRunner
13 11 (22.00%) .NET
13 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
14 10 (20.00%) Degree
15 9 (18.00%) SDLC
16 8 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
16 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
16 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
16 8 (16.00%) BDD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.00%) CICS
3 1 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.00%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Big Data
1 1 (2.00%) DB2
1 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (54.00%) Selenium
2 21 (42.00%) Cucumber
3 14 (28.00%) JMeter
4 12 (24.00%) LoadRunner
5 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.00%) WebDriver
6 3 (6.00%) Bitbucket
6 3 (6.00%) JIRA
6 3 (6.00%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.00%) Gatling
7 2 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 2 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.00%) The Grinder
7 2 (4.00%) Travis CI
7 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
8 1 (2.00%) ClearCase
8 1 (2.00%) Protractor
8 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.00%) Subversion
8 1 (2.00%) Toad
General
1 7 (14.00%) Law
1 7 (14.00%) Legal
2 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (6.00%) Games
3 3 (6.00%) Military
3 3 (6.00%) Retail
4 2 (4.00%) Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Electronics
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.00%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Analyst
1 14 (28.00%) Test Engineer
2 13 (26.00%) Test Automation Engineer
3 12 (24.00%) Test Manager
4 6 (12.00%) Business Analyst
4 6 (12.00%) QA Engineer
4 6 (12.00%) Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Lead Test Analyst
5 5 (10.00%) QA Automation Engineer
5 5 (10.00%) Test Automation Manager
5 5 (10.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (8.00%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
6 4 (8.00%) Software Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Agile Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 2 (4.00%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) UAT Manager
8 1 (2.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) .NET
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 1 (2.00%) EJB
3 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.00%) J2EE
3 1 (2.00%) JMS
3 1 (2.00%) JSP
3 1 (2.00%) Servlets
3 1 (2.00%) Struts
3 1 (2.00%) Web Services
3 1 (2.00%) WSDL
3 1 (2.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.00%) Cyber Defence
2 3 (6.00%) iPad
2 3 (6.00%) Online Games
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Linux
2 14 (28.00%) Windows
3 2 (4.00%) Unix
4 1 (2.00%) Android
4 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
4 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (84.00%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (70.00%) Test Automation
3 23 (46.00%) Test Scripting
4 13 (26.00%) Non-Functional Testing
5 11 (22.00%) Waterfall
6 9 (18.00%) SDLC
7 8 (16.00%) BDD
7 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (16.00%) Technical Analysis
7 8 (16.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Business Analysis
8 7 (14.00%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (12.00%) Project Management
9 6 (12.00%) QA Automation
9 6 (12.00%) Scrum
10 5 (10.00%) DevOps
10 5 (10.00%) Functional Testing
10 5 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (10.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) Java
2 16 (32.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) Python
3 15 (30.00%) C++
4 13 (26.00%) Ruby
5 7 (14.00%) SQL
6 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (6.00%) C
7 3 (6.00%) Perl
7 3 (6.00%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.00%) Assembly Language
8 1 (2.00%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 22 (44.00%) ISEB
2 19 (38.00%) ISTQB
3 12 (24.00%) DV Cleared
3 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 10 (20.00%) Degree
5 3 (6.00%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (2.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PMI Certification
7 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.00%) QA
2 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (24.00%) HP
2 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.00%) VMware
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle
4 1 (2.00%) Chordiant
4 1 (2.00%) ForgeRock
4 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
Manchester, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £50000 - £62000 per annum + healthcare, pension, social events
Posted: 1 hour ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
BOSCH Automotive Service Solutions
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Qualitest
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Negotiable DOE
Posted: 12 days ago