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

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK / Scotland
Rank 125 108 78
Rank change year-on-year -17 -30  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 48 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 1.65% 2.79%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.82% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 8 29 47
Median salary £41,250 £52,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.42% +16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,300 £41,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 2077 2635 2743
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 91.18% 90.61% 88.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1306 1701 1676
Median salary £45,000 £47,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.25% +6.81%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £60,000 £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 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 23 March 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 23 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
Edinburgh -21 9 £42,500 -19.04% 1
Glasgow +12 7 £40,000 -22.33% 3
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (50.00%) Finance
3 15 (32.61%) Java
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
6 10 (21.74%) QA
6 10 (21.74%) Web Services
6 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
6 10 (21.74%) ISEB
6 10 (21.74%) Project Management
6 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
7 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
7 9 (19.57%) Degree
8 8 (17.39%) Selenium
8 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.39%) User Stories
9 7 (15.22%) SDLC
9 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
9 7 (15.22%) .NET
9 7 (15.22%) C#
9 7 (15.22%) Python
9 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
10 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
10 6 (13.04%) Banking
10 6 (13.04%) XML
10 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (8.70%) IIS
2 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.52%) iPaaS
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.52%) PaaS
2 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) Network Security
2 2 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Selenium
2 5 (10.87%) JUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Eclipse
3 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner
3 3 (6.52%) Maven
3 3 (6.52%) Moq
3 3 (6.52%) NSubstitute
3 3 (6.52%) NUnit
3 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (4.35%) JMeter
4 2 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Banking
3 5 (10.87%) Law
4 4 (8.70%) Games
4 4 (8.70%) Telecoms
5 3 (6.52%) Retail
6 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Test Manager
2 8 (17.39%) Tester
3 6 (13.04%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Test Leader
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Tester
4 5 (10.87%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Information Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Network Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Network Security Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Security Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Software Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) QA Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.35%) QA Tester
7 2 (4.35%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) Web Services
2 7 (15.22%) .NET
3 6 (13.04%) XML
4 4 (8.70%) CSS
4 4 (8.70%) HTML
4 4 (8.70%) REST
5 3 (6.52%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (6.52%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 3 (6.52%) Entity Framework
5 3 (6.52%) jQuery
5 3 (6.52%) SOAP
5 3 (6.52%) WCF
5 3 (6.52%) XForms
5 3 (6.52%) XML Schema
5 3 (6.52%) XSLT
6 1 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.52%) Virtual Team
3 2 (4.35%) User Experience
4 1 (2.17%) Chip and PIN
4 1 (2.17%) EMV
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Online Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.52%) Windows
2 1 (2.17%) Android
2 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (23.91%) Manual Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Project Management
3 10 (21.74%) Regression Testing
3 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
4 9 (19.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (17.39%) Integration Testing
5 8 (17.39%) User Stories
6 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
6 7 (15.22%) SDLC
6 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (13.04%) Functional Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Software Testing
7 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
8 5 (10.87%) Data Management
8 5 (10.87%) RUP
8 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (10.87%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 15 (32.61%) Java
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) C#
3 7 (15.22%) Python
4 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.52%) XPath
6 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) ISEB
2 9 (19.57%) Degree
2 9 (19.57%) ISTQB
3 4 (8.70%) CISSP
3 4 (8.70%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 4 (8.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (8.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.17%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
1 4 (8.70%) Splunk
2 3 (6.52%) HP
2 3 (6.52%) MuleSoft
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle
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