Period
to 17 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 17 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 78 107 75
Rank change year-on-year +29 -32 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 7 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.45% 0.54% 1.09%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.61% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 2
Merseyside median annual salary £43,750 £42,500 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.94% -18.27% +48.57%
10th Percentile £37,875 £33,250 £47,550
90th Percentile £56,875 £50,625 £56,850
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% -2.17%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 804 1,146 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 90.54% 88.84% 88.56%
Number of salaries quoted 637 795 618
Merseyside median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £57,500 £57,500
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Merseyside over the 6 months to 17 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Merseyside

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 January 2018. 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
Liverpool +22 3 £42,500 - 4
St Helens - 1 £57,500 -
Test Strategy
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR
2 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) FTP
2 1 (25.00%) HTTP

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) FTP
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Selenium
1 1 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Automation Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Manual Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) SOAP
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) OOP
2 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) SOLID
2 1 (25.00%) System Testing
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
2 1 (25.00%) GDPR
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) IBM
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle