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

Test Strategy
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 132 134
Rank change year-on-year +20 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 71 77 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.97% 1.73% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.17% 1.94% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 70 57 67
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,750 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,566 £72,000
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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 3266 3979 4547
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 90.40% 89.48% 89.49%
Number of salaries quoted 2900 3278 3583
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in West Yorkshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in West Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in West 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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 28 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
Leeds +34 61 £45,000 +23.28% 7
Bradford -5 5 £42,500 +6.25%
Huddersfield - 5 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 126 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (61.49%) Test Automation
3 80 (54.05%) Functional Testing
4 78 (52.70%) QA
4 78 (52.70%) ISEB
5 73 (49.32%) Selenium
6 67 (45.27%) ISTQB
7 66 (44.59%) Scrum
8 59 (39.86%) Test Management
9 57 (38.51%) SQL
10 54 (36.49%) Software Testing
11 51 (34.46%) Regression Testing
11 51 (34.46%) Software Delivery
12 46 (31.08%) Defect Tracking
12 46 (31.08%) Mentoring
13 45 (30.41%) Waterfall
13 45 (30.41%) Oracle
14 44 (29.73%) Java
15 42 (28.38%) Finance
16 40 (27.03%) Cucumber
16 40 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 40 (27.03%) Relational Database
17 39 (26.35%) Kanban
18 38 (25.68%) Web Testing
19 36 (24.32%) Logistics
20 34 (22.97%) .NET
20 34 (22.97%) SDLC
21 30 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
22 28 (18.92%) E-Commerce
23 26 (17.57%) Automated Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.68%) GeoServer
1 1 (0.68%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.05%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.35%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (27.03%) Relational Database
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.35%) MySQL
3 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.68%) GIS
Development Applications
1 73 (49.32%) Selenium
2 40 (27.03%) Cucumber
3 22 (14.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (12.84%) SoapUI
5 12 (8.11%) TeamCity
6 10 (6.76%) JIRA
6 10 (6.76%) LoadRunner
6 10 (6.76%) WebDriver
7 9 (6.08%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (4.05%) Jenkins
9 5 (3.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (2.70%) JMeter
10 4 (2.70%) Robot Framework
10 4 (2.70%) Zephyr
11 3 (2.03%) Appium
11 3 (2.03%) NUnit
11 3 (2.03%) TestNG
12 2 (1.35%) GitLab
12 2 (1.35%) TestComplete
12 2 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (28.38%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Retail
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
3 4 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 52 (35.14%) Test Engineer
2 45 (30.41%) Analyst
3 39 (26.35%) Test Analyst
3 39 (26.35%) Test Manager
4 34 (22.97%) Senior Test Engineer
5 21 (14.19%) Lead Test Analyst
6 19 (12.84%) Web Analyst
6 19 (12.84%) Web Test Analyst
7 15 (10.14%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (7.43%) QA Analyst
8 11 (7.43%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (7.43%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) Consultant
9 10 (6.76%) Test Consultant
9 10 (6.76%) Tester
10 9 (6.08%) QA Test Analyst
11 8 (5.41%) QA Tester
11 8 (5.41%) Senior Web Analyst
12 7 (4.73%) Test Automation Manager
13 6 (4.05%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (22.97%) .NET
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle Fusion
3 6 (4.05%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.05%) SOAP
4 5 (3.38%) REST
5 2 (1.35%) Django
5 2 (1.35%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.68%) Web Services
6 1 (0.68%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (1.35%) Linux
2 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (85.14%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (61.49%) Test Automation
3 80 (54.05%) Functional Testing
4 66 (44.59%) Scrum
5 59 (39.86%) Test Management
6 54 (36.49%) Software Testing
7 51 (34.46%) Regression Testing
7 51 (34.46%) Software Delivery
8 46 (31.08%) Defect Tracking
8 46 (31.08%) Mentoring
9 45 (30.41%) Waterfall
10 39 (26.35%) Kanban
11 38 (25.68%) Web Testing
12 36 (24.32%) Logistics
13 34 (22.97%) SDLC
14 30 (20.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 28 (18.92%) E-Commerce
16 26 (17.57%) Automated Testing
17 25 (16.89%) User Acceptance Testing
18 23 (15.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 57 (38.51%) SQL
2 44 (29.73%) Java
3 17 (11.49%) C#
4 15 (10.14%) JavaScript
5 8 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.70%) PHP
7 3 (2.03%) Python
8 2 (1.35%) Ruby
8 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.68%) Perl
9 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 78 (52.70%) ISEB
2 67 (45.27%) ISTQB
3 40 (27.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (52.70%) QA
Vendors
1 45 (30.41%) Oracle
2 16 (10.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (2.03%) Dynatrace
4 2 (1.35%) Zend
5 1 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
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Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum + Bonus + pension
Posted: 5 days ago