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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 142 131 92
Rank change year-on-year -11 -39  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 46 71 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.31% 1.83% 2.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 2.00% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 40 60 97
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £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 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 3242 3552 4147
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 92.58% 91.50% 90.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2717 2980 3292
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 -10 34 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Huddersfield - 5 £50,000 -
Bradford -22 4 £75,000 +87.50%
Halifax - 2 £68,750 -
Pontefract - 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
1 77 (66.38%) Test Automation
2 58 (50.00%) QA
3 51 (43.97%) Selenium
4 50 (43.10%) ISEB
5 43 (37.07%) ISTQB
6 42 (36.21%) Functional Testing
7 38 (32.76%) SQL
8 36 (31.03%) Test Management
9 34 (29.31%) SDLC
10 33 (28.45%) Scrum
11 32 (27.59%) Software Testing
12 31 (26.72%) Regression Testing
12 31 (26.72%) Software Delivery
13 27 (23.28%) Finance
13 27 (23.28%) Cucumber
14 25 (21.55%) Java
15 24 (20.69%) Web Testing
15 24 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
15 24 (20.69%) Mentoring
16 23 (19.83%) Kanban
17 22 (18.97%) Waterfall
18 21 (18.10%) Relational Database
18 21 (18.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 21 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
18 21 (18.10%) Oracle
19 20 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
20 19 (16.38%) .NET
21 18 (15.52%) Logistics
22 16 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server

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:

Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) BrowserStack
1 1 (0.86%) GitHub
1 1 (0.86%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.10%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.86%) MySQL
4 1 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 51 (43.97%) Selenium
2 27 (23.28%) Cucumber
3 16 (13.79%) SoapUI
3 16 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (8.62%) WebDriver
5 9 (7.76%) TeamCity
6 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.17%) JIRA
6 6 (5.17%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.45%) SpecFlow
7 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.45%) Zephyr
8 3 (2.59%) Appium
8 3 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (2.59%) JMeter
8 3 (2.59%) NUnit
8 3 (2.59%) TestComplete
8 3 (2.59%) TestNG
9 2 (1.72%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (1.72%) WatiN
General
1 27 (23.28%) Finance
2 4 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (0.86%) Legal
3 1 (0.86%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Analyst
1 32 (27.59%) Test Manager
2 29 (25.00%) Test Engineer
3 23 (19.83%) Test Analyst
4 15 (12.93%) Senior Test Engineer
5 13 (11.21%) Lead Test Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Senior Analyst
6 11 (9.48%) Tester
7 10 (8.62%) Test Leader
8 9 (7.76%) Web Analyst
8 9 (7.76%) Web Test Analyst
9 8 (6.90%) QA Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Test Automation Manager
11 6 (5.17%) Business Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Consultant
11 6 (5.17%) Senior Business Analyst
11 6 (5.17%) Test Automation Consultant
11 6 (5.17%) Test Consultant
12 5 (4.31%) Automation Test Lead
12 5 (4.31%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) .NET
2 7 (6.03%) REST
2 7 (6.03%) SOAP
3 3 (2.59%) Web Services
4 2 (1.72%) EDI
4 2 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (0.86%) Django
5 1 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (2.59%) Linux
2 2 (1.72%) Unix
3 1 (0.86%) Android
3 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (66.38%) Agile Software Development
1 77 (66.38%) Test Automation
2 42 (36.21%) Functional Testing
3 36 (31.03%) Test Management
4 34 (29.31%) SDLC
5 33 (28.45%) Scrum
6 32 (27.59%) Software Testing
7 31 (26.72%) Regression Testing
7 31 (26.72%) Software Delivery
8 24 (20.69%) Defect Tracking
8 24 (20.69%) Mentoring
8 24 (20.69%) Web Testing
9 23 (19.83%) Kanban
10 22 (18.97%) Waterfall
11 21 (18.10%) User Acceptance Testing
12 20 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (15.52%) Logistics
14 16 (13.79%) BDD
15 15 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (12.07%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 38 (32.76%) SQL
2 25 (21.55%) Java
3 15 (12.93%) C#
4 7 (6.03%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.31%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.45%) PHP
6 4 (3.45%) Python
6 4 (3.45%) Ruby
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
7 2 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 50 (43.10%) ISEB
2 43 (37.07%) ISTQB
3 21 (18.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.90%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) SAP Certification
6 2 (1.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (18.10%) Oracle
2 13 (11.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.45%) SAP
4 3 (2.59%) Dynatrace
5 2 (1.72%) IBM
6 1 (0.86%) HP
6 1 (0.86%) Telerik
6 1 (0.86%) Zend
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