The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 69 82 78
Rank change year-on-year +13 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 2 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.36% 0.26% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.45% 0.30% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 11
Median salary £35,000 £31,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.23% -20.62%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £27,150 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £36,350 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 South Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 622 664 905
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 93.96% 84.80% 91.23%
Number of salaries quoted 522 548 767
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £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 South Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 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 South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in South Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in South Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Sheffield +14 8 £37,500 +18.11%
Barnsley - 1 £32,500 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 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 South Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 14 (53.85%) Process Management
1 14 (53.85%) QA
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
3 11 (42.31%) Selenium
4 10 (38.46%) Finance
5 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
5 9 (34.62%) C#
5 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
5 9 (34.62%) Automation Testing
6 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
6 8 (30.77%) TestNG
6 8 (30.77%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) OO
6 8 (30.77%) ISEB
6 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
6 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 8 (30.77%) NUnit
6 8 (30.77%) Subversion
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (26.92%) SDLC
8 6 (23.08%) YouTrack
8 6 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Selenium
2 8 (30.77%) NUnit
2 8 (30.77%) Subversion
2 8 (30.77%) TestNG
3 6 (23.08%) JIRA
3 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (23.08%) YouTrack
4 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 6 (23.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Test Manager
2 7 (26.92%) QA Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Test Leader
4 3 (11.54%) Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Financial Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) Behat
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
1 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Process Management
2 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Automated Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Regression Testing
4 9 (34.62%) Test Automation
4 9 (34.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (30.77%) OO
5 8 (30.77%) Process Improvement
5 8 (30.77%) TDD
6 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (26.92%) SDLC
6 7 (26.92%) Test Scripting
7 6 (23.08%) Functional Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Incident Management
7 6 (23.08%) Integration Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Logistics
7 6 (23.08%) Mentoring
7 6 (23.08%) Performance Testing
7 6 (23.08%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) C#
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 8 (30.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) ISEB
1 8 (30.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (53.85%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) HP
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft