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

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
North West / Manchester
Rank 170 124 149
Rank change year-on-year -46 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 32 56 42
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.82% 1.66% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.85% 1.26%
Number of salaries quoted 29 43 32
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £33,000 £34,775
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,500 £61,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Manchester with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3569 3032 3336
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 91.58% 89.89% 88.11%
Number of salaries quoted 3009 2504 2751
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,275
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 27 March 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 27 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
Salford - 3 £40,500 - 1
Test Strategy
North West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 71 (74.74%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (43.16%) ISEB
3 37 (38.95%) Test Scripting
4 34 (35.79%) QA
5 32 (33.68%) Selenium
6 29 (30.53%) Java
7 28 (29.47%) Degree
7 28 (29.47%) ISTQB
8 26 (27.37%) Cucumber
9 25 (26.32%) Waterfall
10 24 (25.26%) SDLC
11 23 (24.21%) C++
11 23 (24.21%) Linux
11 23 (24.21%) Python
11 23 (24.21%) DV Cleared
11 23 (24.21%) Security Cleared
12 22 (23.16%) Windows
12 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
12 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
13 21 (22.11%) .NET
14 18 (18.95%) C#
14 18 (18.95%) VMware
14 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
15 17 (17.89%) Law
16 16 (16.84%) Scrum
16 16 (16.84%) Test Management
16 16 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
17 15 (15.79%) Information Security
17 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
17 15 (15.79%) Technical Analysis

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.21%) IIS
3 3 (3.16%) Confluence
4 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.05%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.21%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) Big Data
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
2 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 32 (33.68%) Selenium
2 26 (27.37%) Cucumber
3 14 (14.74%) JMeter
4 12 (12.63%) LoadRunner
5 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
6 4 (4.21%) JIRA
6 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
7 3 (3.16%) SpecFlow
7 3 (3.16%) TestPartner
8 2 (2.11%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.11%) Gatling
8 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 2 (2.11%) The Grinder
8 2 (2.11%) Toad
8 2 (2.11%) Travis CI
8 2 (2.11%) Visual Studio Team System
8 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (17.89%) Law
2 13 (13.68%) Legal
3 11 (11.58%) Military
4 8 (8.42%) Finance
5 2 (2.11%) Games
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
6 1 (1.05%) Electronics
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (29.47%) Analyst
2 24 (25.26%) Test Manager
3 21 (22.11%) Test Engineer
4 14 (14.74%) Tester
5 13 (13.68%) Test Analyst
5 13 (13.68%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (12.63%) QA Tester
7 10 (10.53%) Business Analyst
8 8 (8.42%) Consultant
8 8 (8.42%) Lead Tester
8 8 (8.42%) QA Leader
9 7 (7.37%) Integration Engineer
9 7 (7.37%) Lead Test Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) Senior QA Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Senior Tester
9 7 (7.37%) Test and Integration Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
10 6 (6.32%) QA Analyst
10 6 (6.32%) Test Leader
11 5 (5.26%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (22.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (2.11%) CSS
2 2 (2.11%) jQuery
2 2 (2.11%) XML
3 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.05%) Velocity
3 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.21%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.21%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (2.11%) iPad
4 2 (2.11%) Online Games
4 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Linux
2 22 (23.16%) Windows
3 8 (8.42%) Windows Server
4 7 (7.37%) Mac OS X
4 7 (7.37%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (74.74%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (38.95%) Test Scripting
3 25 (26.32%) Waterfall
4 24 (25.26%) SDLC
5 22 (23.16%) Automated Testing
5 22 (23.16%) Software Testing
6 16 (16.84%) Scrum
6 16 (16.84%) Test Management
6 16 (16.84%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (15.79%) DevOps
7 15 (15.79%) Information Security
7 15 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
7 15 (15.79%) Test Automation
8 14 (14.74%) Non-Functional Testing
8 14 (14.74%) Regression Testing
9 13 (13.68%) Business Analysis
10 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (12.63%) Validation
11 11 (11.58%) Time Management
12 9 (9.47%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 29 (30.53%) Java
2 23 (24.21%) C++
2 23 (24.21%) Python
3 18 (18.95%) C#
4 12 (12.63%) Ruby
5 11 (11.58%) C
5 11 (11.58%) Perl
6 7 (7.37%) SQL
7 5 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.11%) PHP
8 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (43.16%) ISEB
2 28 (29.47%) Degree
2 28 (29.47%) ISTQB
3 23 (24.21%) DV Cleared
3 23 (24.21%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.26%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (4.21%) CISSP
5 4 (4.21%) IISP
6 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (35.79%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) SDET
3 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (18.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (11.58%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.37%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (18.95%) VMware
2 14 (14.74%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.63%) HP
4 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
4 4 (4.21%) Splunk
5 3 (3.16%) Oracle
6 1 (1.05%) ForgeRock
6 1 (1.05%) Google
6 1 (1.05%) SAP
6 1 (1.05%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.05%) Sitecore
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Salary: Competitive, plus benefits and annual bonus
Posted: 13 days ago
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Salary: Salary: Competitive + bonus + expenses + training
Posted: 12 days ago