Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
North West > Manchester
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 218 168 135
Rank change year-on-year -50 -33 +37
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 77 121 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.97% 1.64% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 1.80% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 55 109 126
Manchester median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,900 £36,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £57,750 £81,250
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% -10.53% +1.06%

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7244 6711 6781
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Manchester 91.07% 91.13% 91.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5997 5750 5623
Manchester median annual salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,000 £63,750 £60,000
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -19 7 £50,000 +11.11%
Bolton -1 4 £42,500 +13.33%
Altrincham -14 3 £42,000 +15.07%
Salford -3 2 £46,757 +15.45%
Wigan - 1 £57,500 - 1
Test Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 55 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (42.86%) Selenium
4 28 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 26 (33.77%) QA
6 23 (29.87%) Degree
6 23 (29.87%) Java
7 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 19 (24.68%) Scrum
9 18 (23.38%) JIRA
10 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 16 (20.78%) Cucumber
10 16 (20.78%) Finance
11 15 (19.48%) Validation
11 15 (19.48%) Defect Management
12 13 (16.88%) SDLC
12 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
12 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 12 (15.58%) XML
13 12 (15.58%) ISEB
14 11 (14.29%) C
15 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
15 10 (12.99%) Linux
15 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
15 10 (12.99%) Python
15 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
15 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
15 10 (12.99%) Retail
15 10 (12.99%) Mentoring

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 3 (3.90%) Confluence
2 1 (1.30%) CICS
2 1 (1.30%) IBM Domino
2 1 (1.30%) JBoss
2 1 (1.30%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) SaaS
3 3 (3.90%) Slack
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.30%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.30%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.19%) FTP
1 4 (5.19%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 33 (42.86%) Selenium
2 18 (23.38%) JIRA
3 16 (20.78%) Cucumber
4 13 (16.88%) Jenkins
5 10 (12.99%) Git (software)
6 8 (10.39%) Subversion
6 8 (10.39%) WebDriver
7 7 (9.09%) JMeter
7 7 (9.09%) Visual Studio
8 6 (7.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 6 (7.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (7.79%) Toad
9 5 (6.49%) Ranorex
9 5 (6.49%) SoapUI
10 4 (5.19%) NUnit
10 4 (5.19%) Robot Framework
10 4 (5.19%) Talend Open Studio
10 4 (5.19%) Zephyr
11 3 (3.90%) JUnit
11 3 (3.90%) TestNG
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 10 (12.99%) Retail
3 8 (10.39%) Military
4 6 (7.79%) Electronics
5 5 (6.49%) Automotive
6 4 (5.19%) Law
7 3 (3.90%) French Language
7 3 (3.90%) German Language
7 3 (3.90%) Japanese Language
8 1 (1.30%) Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.30%) Legal
8 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.30%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Test Manager
2 13 (16.88%) Test Leader
3 10 (12.99%) Test Engineer
3 10 (12.99%) Tester
4 9 (11.69%) Integration Engineer
5 8 (10.39%) Analyst
5 8 (10.39%) QA Tester
5 8 (10.39%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) UAT Manager
7 5 (6.49%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) EDI Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Management Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) QA Leader
8 4 (5.19%) Service Management Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
9 3 (3.90%) Agile Test Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Developer
9 3 (3.90%) EDI Systems Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) UAT Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.58%) XML
2 5 (6.49%) .NET
2 5 (6.49%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) cXML
3 4 (5.19%) EDI
3 4 (5.19%) EDIFACT
3 4 (5.19%) JSON
3 4 (5.19%) RESTful
4 3 (3.90%) CSS
4 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.90%) HTML
4 3 (3.90%) HTML5
4 3 (3.90%) SOAP
5 2 (2.60%) JPA
5 2 (2.60%) WCF
6 1 (1.30%) CSS3
6 1 (1.30%) Express
6 1 (1.30%) Node.js
6 1 (1.30%) REST
6 1 (1.30%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) User Experience
3 5 (6.49%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.90%) Fintech
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.30%) AS400
5 1 (1.30%) iSeries
5 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.30%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.99%) Linux
2 6 (7.79%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) Unix
4 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (71.43%) Test Automation
2 48 (62.34%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (36.36%) Software Testing
4 22 (28.57%) Test Scripting
5 19 (24.68%) Scrum
6 16 (20.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (19.48%) Defect Management
7 15 (19.48%) Validation
8 13 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (16.88%) SDLC
9 10 (12.99%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.99%) Regression Testing
9 10 (12.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (11.69%) Acceptance Criteria
10 9 (11.69%) BDD
10 9 (11.69%) DevOps
10 9 (11.69%) Waterfall
11 8 (10.39%) Configuration Management
11 8 (10.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) C
3 10 (12.99%) JavaScript
3 10 (12.99%) Python
4 9 (11.69%) SQL
5 8 (10.39%) C#
5 8 (10.39%) C++
5 8 (10.39%) Perl
6 2 (2.60%) COBOL
7 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.30%) ES6
7 1 (1.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 23 (29.87%) Degree
2 12 (15.58%) ISEB
2 12 (15.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (10.39%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) Numerate Degree
3 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
4 6 (7.79%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (33.77%) QA
2 4 (5.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.60%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.30%) Docker
Vendors
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle
2 8 (10.39%) VMware
3 4 (5.19%) HEAT Software
3 4 (5.19%) ServiceNow
3 4 (5.19%) Talend
4 2 (2.60%) Aquila
5 1 (1.30%) Chordiant
5 1 (1.30%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) IBM
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.30%) WorldPay