Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 135 97
Rank change year-on-year -26 -38 +46
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 62 82 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.10% 1.58% 2.59%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.73% 2.85%
Number of salaries quoted 26 44 105
Scotland median annual salary £52,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.47% +5.56% -3.23%
10th Percentile £36,000 £35,375 £32,950
90th Percentile £63,750 £52,850 £60,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 Scotland with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Scotland
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5097 4751 5852
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Scotland 90.82% 91.40% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 3246 2882 3705
Scotland median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +2.41%
10th Percentile £28,250 £28,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £65,000 £63,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 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
Edinburgh -25 39 £50,000 - 3
Glasgow -10 20 £56,750 +62.14% 3
West Lothian 0 2 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £38,000 -
Aberdeen - 1 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 18 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Test Scripting
2 25 (40.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (40.32%) Defect Management
3 23 (37.10%) ISTQB
4 22 (35.48%) Selenium
4 22 (35.48%) Test Management
4 22 (35.48%) HP
5 17 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
6 15 (24.19%) SDLC
7 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
7 14 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
7 14 (22.58%) Finance
8 13 (20.97%) HP UFT
8 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
8 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
8 13 (20.97%) Degree
8 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.35%) Cognizant
10 11 (17.74%) LoadRunner
10 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (16.13%) JIRA
11 10 (16.13%) SQL
11 10 (16.13%) Banking
12 9 (14.52%) Oracle
12 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (14.52%) V-Model

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.61%) Confluence
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (14.52%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle ERP
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Payables
1 3 (4.84%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.06%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.61%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (1.61%) Big Data
1 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
1 1 (1.61%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) Selenium
2 13 (20.97%) HP UFT
3 11 (17.74%) LoadRunner
4 10 (16.13%) JIRA
5 8 (12.90%) Cucumber
6 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
7 5 (8.06%) Jenkins
8 2 (3.23%) Appium
9 1 (1.61%) FitNesse
9 1 (1.61%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (1.61%) WinRunner
General
1 14 (22.58%) Finance
2 10 (16.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (1.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (43.55%) Analyst
2 26 (41.94%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Test Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Performance Test Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Senior Test Analyst
4 6 (9.68%) Team Leader
4 6 (9.68%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (8.06%) Architect
5 5 (8.06%) Product Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Security Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Security Product Manager
5 5 (8.06%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.45%) Agile Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Performance Tester
6 4 (6.45%) Tester
7 3 (4.84%) Product Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.23%) QA Engineer
9 1 (1.61%) IT Audit Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
1 5 (8.06%) OAuth
1 5 (8.06%) OpenID
1 5 (8.06%) SAML
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) J2EE
3 1 (1.61%) RESTful
3 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.97%) Analytical Skills
1 13 (20.97%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.61%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.90%) Windows
2 2 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (53.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.32%) Defect Management
2 25 (40.32%) Test Automation
2 25 (40.32%) Test Scripting
3 22 (35.48%) Test Management
4 17 (27.42%) Stakeholder Management
4 17 (27.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (24.19%) Performance Testing
5 15 (24.19%) SDLC
6 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
7 13 (20.97%) Waterfall
8 12 (19.35%) Software Testing
9 11 (17.74%) Non-Functional Testing
10 9 (14.52%) V-Model
11 8 (12.90%) Scenario Testing
11 8 (12.90%) System Integration Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Coaching
12 6 (9.68%) Manual Testing
12 6 (9.68%) Software Engineering
13 5 (8.06%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 7 (11.29%) Python
3 6 (9.68%) Java
4 5 (8.06%) C
4 5 (8.06%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.23%) C#
5 2 (3.23%) Tcl
6 1 (1.61%) C++
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (37.10%) ISTQB
2 13 (20.97%) Degree
3 9 (14.52%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (12.90%) ISEB
5 6 (9.68%) CISSP
6 5 (8.06%) MCP
6 5 (8.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (8.06%) OCP
6 5 (8.06%) Oracle Certification
6 5 (8.06%) SAP Certification
6 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
7 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.61%) CISA
9 1 (1.61%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.90%) QA
2 5 (8.06%) Government Security Classifications
2 5 (8.06%) RMADS
3 1 (1.61%) PMO
3 1 (1.61%) PSD2
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (22.58%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) HP
2 12 (19.35%) Cognizant
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle
4 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.06%) SAP
5 2 (3.23%) IBM