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

Test Strategy
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 71 78
Rank change year-on-year +14 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 1.68% 0.32% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 0.37% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 6
Median salary £37,500 £31,750 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.11% -18.06%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - -3.95%  

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 Sheffield with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Sheffield
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 445 534 711
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 93.49% 84.36% 91.98%
Number of salaries quoted 357 449 601
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Sheffield 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 Sheffield

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Sheffield

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield

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

1 14 (77.78%) Process Management
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
2 10 (55.56%) Selenium
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 9 (50.00%) Finance
4 8 (44.44%) Subversion
4 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
4 8 (44.44%) NUnit
4 8 (44.44%) C#
4 8 (44.44%) Java
4 8 (44.44%) SQL
4 8 (44.44%) OO
4 8 (44.44%) ISEB
4 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
4 8 (44.44%) TestNG
5 7 (38.89%) QA
6 6 (33.33%) Banking
7 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
8 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Test Management
8 3 (16.67%) System Testing
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (16.67%) HP
8 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (11.11%) Coaching
9 2 (11.11%) People Management
9 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
9 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Sheffield 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:

Development Applications
1 10 (55.56%) Selenium
2 8 (44.44%) NUnit
2 8 (44.44%) Subversion
2 8 (44.44%) TestNG
3 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) QA Engineer
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
4 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) Behat
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (77.78%) Process Management
2 10 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 8 (44.44%) OO
4 8 (44.44%) TDD
5 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 3 (16.67%) System Testing
6 3 (16.67%) Test Management
6 3 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Automation Testing
7 2 (11.11%) Capacity Management
7 2 (11.11%) Coaching
7 2 (11.11%) People Management
7 2 (11.11%) Process Improvement
7 2 (11.11%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.56%) BDD
8 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C#
1 8 (44.44%) Java
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB
1 8 (44.44%) ISTQB
2 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (38.89%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) HP
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft