Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 121 163
Rank change year-on-year -52 +42 -28
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 92 179 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.36% 2.33% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 2.56% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 85 171 114
West Yorkshire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £32,200 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £55,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +9.76%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 6207 7005 8462
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 91.51% 91.12% 90.99%
Number of salaries quoted 5213 6002 6777
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £41,750 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.80% +4.38% +1.27%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 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
Leeds 0 81 £50,000 +17.65% 7
Bradford -47 2 £53,500 +25.88%
Halifax +24 1 £37,500 -16.67%
Pontefract - 1 £45,000 -
Wetherby - 1 £28,500 -
Bingley - 1 £33,500 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 52 (56.52%) Test Automation
2 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (39.13%) Selenium
4 33 (35.87%) SDLC
5 31 (33.70%) QA
6 25 (27.17%) Finance
7 24 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (25.00%) Cucumber
9 22 (23.91%) Test Management
9 22 (23.91%) Line Management
10 19 (20.65%) WebDriver
10 19 (20.65%) .NET
11 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (18.48%) Security Testing
13 16 (17.39%) Java
13 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
13 16 (17.39%) SpecFlow
14 15 (16.30%) Software Delivery
15 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
16 13 (14.13%) BDD
17 12 (13.04%) C#
17 12 (13.04%) Web Services
17 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
18 11 (11.96%) Scrum
18 11 (11.96%) SQL
19 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
19 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
20 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
21 8 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
21 8 (8.70%) Jenkins

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 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.52%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) LAN
1 3 (3.26%) PuTTY
1 3 (3.26%) SAN
1 3 (3.26%) WAN
1 3 (3.26%) WinSCP
2 2 (2.17%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (5.43%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.26%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (39.13%) Selenium
2 23 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 19 (20.65%) WebDriver
4 16 (17.39%) SpecFlow
5 8 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 8 (8.70%) SoapUI
5 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.52%) FitNesse
6 6 (6.52%) HP UFT
6 6 (6.52%) JBehave
6 6 (6.52%) TeamCity
7 4 (4.35%) Visual Studio
8 3 (3.26%) Ant
8 3 (3.26%) Appium
8 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.26%) LoadRunner
8 3 (3.26%) Oracle APEX
8 3 (3.26%) TestNG
9 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (2.17%) Protractor
General
1 25 (27.17%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Marketing
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (26.09%) Tester
2 23 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 19 (20.65%) Analyst
4 18 (19.57%) Automation Tester
5 12 (13.04%) Test Analyst
6 9 (9.78%) Test Leader
7 8 (8.70%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) Automation Test Lead
9 5 (5.43%) Agile Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.43%) Test Engineer
9 5 (5.43%) Web Automation Tester
9 5 (5.43%) Web Tester
10 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.35%) Finance Manager
10 4 (4.35%) Manual Tester
11 3 (3.26%) Developer in Test
11 3 (3.26%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.65%) .NET
2 12 (13.04%) Web Services
3 8 (8.70%) XML
4 7 (7.61%) SOAP
5 5 (5.43%) WSDL
5 5 (5.43%) XSD
6 2 (2.17%) Apache Flex
6 2 (2.17%) Flash
6 2 (2.17%) REST
6 2 (2.17%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.09%) EDI
7 1 (1.09%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.61%) Android
1 7 (7.61%) Apple iOS
2 5 (5.43%) Windows
3 4 (4.35%) Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (56.52%) Test Automation
2 41 (44.57%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (35.87%) SDLC
4 24 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (23.91%) Line Management
5 22 (23.91%) Test Management
6 18 (19.57%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.48%) Security Testing
8 15 (16.30%) Software Delivery
9 14 (15.22%) Test Scripting
10 13 (14.13%) BDD
11 12 (13.04%) Performance Testing
12 11 (11.96%) Scrum
13 10 (10.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (8.70%) API Testing
14 8 (8.70%) Integration Testing
14 8 (8.70%) Manual Testing
14 8 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (8.70%) Web Testing
15 7 (7.61%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) Java
2 12 (13.04%) C#
3 11 (11.96%) SQL
4 5 (5.43%) Ruby
5 3 (3.26%) F#
5 3 (3.26%) Python
6 2 (2.17%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.09%) Perl
7 1 (1.09%) PHP
7 1 (1.09%) Scala
7 1 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (7.61%) ISTQB
2 6 (6.52%) ISEB
3 3 (3.26%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) SAP Certification
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (33.70%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (3.26%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft
2 5 (5.43%) HP
3 3 (3.26%) Oracle
3 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.26%) SAP
3 3 (3.26%) Software AG
3 3 (3.26%) VMware
3 3 (3.26%) webMethods
4 2 (2.17%) Google
4 2 (2.17%) IBM
4 2 (2.17%) Twitter
5 1 (1.09%) Telerik