The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 114 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 -40  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 56 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.59% 1.95% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 2.13% 3.32%
Number of salaries quoted 17 28 62
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £37,500 £39,550
10% offered a salary of more than £58,900 £50,300 £58,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

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 Scotland with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2474 2623 2802
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.29% 91.33% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1485 1762
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Scotland

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Scotland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Scotland over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Scotland

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 28 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
Edinburgh -11 27 £50,000 +11.11% 4
Glasgow -4 14 £55,000 +19.56% 3
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 28 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 24 (40.00%) ISTQB
3 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
4 20 (33.33%) Selenium
5 19 (31.67%) Java
5 19 (31.67%) Defect Management
6 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
7 16 (26.67%) HP
7 16 (26.67%) HP UFT
7 16 (26.67%) SQL
8 14 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (23.33%) Degree
8 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
8 14 (23.33%) SDLC
9 13 (21.67%) Test Management
9 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
9 13 (21.67%) Finance
9 13 (21.67%) Python
10 12 (20.00%) Windows
11 11 (18.33%) Integration Testing
11 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (18.33%) V-Model
11 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
12 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
12 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
12 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
13 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
13 9 (15.00%) Cognizant

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) iPaaS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (33.33%) Selenium
2 16 (26.67%) HP UFT
3 10 (16.67%) Cucumber
4 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
5 6 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (5.00%) FitNesse
6 3 (5.00%) JUnit
6 3 (5.00%) Maven
6 3 (5.00%) Moq
6 3 (5.00%) NSubstitute
6 3 (5.00%) NUnit
6 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.00%) WinRunner
7 2 (3.33%) Ant
7 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.67%) JMeter
General
1 13 (21.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Games
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
1 17 (28.33%) Test Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Test Leader
3 9 (15.00%) Test Manager
3 9 (15.00%) Tester
4 6 (10.00%) Performance Tester
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (8.33%) Agile Tester
6 4 (6.67%) Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Functional Tester
8 2 (3.33%) Product Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Security Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Security Product Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Team Leader
8 2 (3.33%) Test Automation Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Test Specialist
8 2 (3.33%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) XML
2 5 (8.33%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) .NET
4 3 (5.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (5.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 3 (5.00%) CSS
4 3 (5.00%) Entity Framework
4 3 (5.00%) HTML
4 3 (5.00%) jQuery
4 3 (5.00%) REST
4 3 (5.00%) RESTful
4 3 (5.00%) SOAP
4 3 (5.00%) WCF
4 3 (5.00%) XForms
4 3 (5.00%) XML Schema
4 3 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.33%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (3.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
1 35 (58.33%) Test Automation
2 23 (38.33%) Test Scripting
3 19 (31.67%) Defect Management
4 17 (28.33%) Software Testing
5 14 (23.33%) Performance Testing
5 14 (23.33%) SDLC
5 14 (23.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (21.67%) Test Management
6 13 (21.67%) Waterfall
7 11 (18.33%) Integration Testing
7 11 (18.33%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (18.33%) V-Model
8 10 (16.67%) Functional Testing
9 9 (15.00%) Regression Testing
10 8 (13.33%) Data Management
10 8 (13.33%) Event-Driven Architecture
10 8 (13.33%) High Availability
10 8 (13.33%) Microservices
10 8 (13.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
2 16 (26.67%) SQL
3 13 (21.67%) Python
4 8 (13.33%) C#
4 8 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.00%) XPath
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.33%) C
8 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (40.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (23.33%) Degree
3 9 (15.00%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (11.67%) ISEB
5 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (8.33%) MCP
6 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (8.33%) OCP
6 5 (8.33%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (8.33%) SAP Certification
7 2 (3.33%) CISSP
8 1 (1.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (3.33%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (3.33%) RMADS
Systems Management
1 9 (15.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (26.67%) HP
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.00%) Cognizant
4 7 (11.67%) Oracle
5 5 (8.33%) SAP
6 3 (5.00%) MuleSoft
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