The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 140 126
Rank change year-on-year -15 -14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 88 99 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.62% 1.78% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 1.99% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71 86 112
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £30,600 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4964 4982 6117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 91.55% 89.75% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4172 4172 5010
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 £30,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Yorkshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Yorkshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
West Yorkshire -6 47 £46,250 +15.62% 2
South Yorkshire +1 20 £37,500 +31.57%
East Yorkshire -1 11 £20,000 -56.52% 2
North Yorkshire -5 10 £32,000 -1.53% 2
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 26 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 116 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (66.09%) Test Automation
3 69 (39.66%) QA
4 67 (38.51%) Selenium
5 58 (33.33%) SQL
6 56 (32.18%) ISEB
7 54 (31.03%) Finance
8 48 (27.59%) ISTQB
9 47 (27.01%) Functional Testing
10 44 (25.29%) Scrum
11 40 (22.99%) Java
11 40 (22.99%) Test Management
12 39 (22.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 39 (22.41%) SDLC
13 37 (21.26%) Regression Testing
14 34 (19.54%) Software Testing
15 32 (18.39%) C#
15 32 (18.39%) Software Delivery
16 31 (17.82%) TDD
16 31 (17.82%) Waterfall
17 30 (17.24%) BDD
18 29 (16.67%) Kanban
19 28 (16.09%) Cucumber
20 27 (15.52%) .NET
20 27 (15.52%) OO
21 26 (14.94%) Degree
22 25 (14.37%) Integration Testing
22 25 (14.37%) Mentoring
23 24 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
23 24 (13.79%) Defect Tracking

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (0.57%) IIS
1 1 (0.57%) JBoss
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (0.57%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.15%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.57%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.57%) BrowserStack
2 1 (0.57%) GitHub
2 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (12.64%) Relational Database
2 6 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
2 6 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 6 (3.45%) NoSQL
2 6 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.72%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.57%) MySQL
4 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 67 (38.51%) Selenium
2 28 (16.09%) Cucumber
3 22 (12.64%) SoapUI
4 17 (9.77%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (8.05%) Subversion
6 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
6 12 (6.90%) JIRA
7 11 (6.32%) NUnit
7 11 (6.32%) TestNG
7 11 (6.32%) WebDriver
8 9 (5.17%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.02%) Git (software)
9 7 (4.02%) LoadRunner
10 6 (3.45%) Bugzilla
10 6 (3.45%) Eclipse
10 6 (3.45%) Gradle
10 6 (3.45%) IntelliJ
10 6 (3.45%) JUnit
10 6 (3.45%) SpecFlow
10 6 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 54 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (4.02%) Retail
3 6 (3.45%) Electronics
4 4 (2.30%) Banking
4 4 (2.30%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 49 (28.16%) Analyst
2 38 (21.84%) Test Manager
3 36 (20.69%) Test Analyst
4 30 (17.24%) Test Engineer
5 18 (10.34%) Tester
6 16 (9.20%) Senior Analyst
7 15 (8.62%) Senior Test Engineer
8 14 (8.05%) Test Leader
9 13 (7.47%) Lead Test Analyst
10 11 (6.32%) Graduate
10 11 (6.32%) Graduate Software Engineer
10 11 (6.32%) Software Engineer
11 10 (5.75%) Automation Tester
11 10 (5.75%) Developer
12 9 (5.17%) QA Analyst
12 9 (5.17%) Web Analyst
12 9 (5.17%) Web Test Analyst
13 8 (4.60%) Business Analyst
14 7 (4.02%) Embedded C Software Engineer
14 7 (4.02%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (15.52%) .NET
2 20 (11.49%) SOAP
3 12 (6.90%) Web Services
4 9 (5.17%) REST
5 8 (4.60%) XML
6 7 (4.02%) HTML
7 6 (3.45%) AngularJS
7 6 (3.45%) Backbone.js
7 6 (3.45%) CSS
7 6 (3.45%) Hibernate
7 6 (3.45%) HTML5
7 6 (3.45%) JMS
7 6 (3.45%) JPA
7 6 (3.45%) JSON
7 6 (3.45%) Node.js
7 6 (3.45%) RESTful
7 6 (3.45%) Spring
7 6 (3.45%) Spring Boot
8 4 (2.30%) ASP.NET
8 4 (2.30%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.47%) Computer Science
3 10 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.02%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.45%) Smartphone
5 6 (3.45%) User Experience
6 3 (1.72%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.15%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.15%) Fintech
8 1 (0.57%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.57%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 10 (5.75%) Linux
1 10 (5.75%) Unix
2 7 (4.02%) Android
2 7 (4.02%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.57%) Solaris
3 1 (0.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 115 (66.09%) Test Automation
3 47 (27.01%) Functional Testing
4 44 (25.29%) Scrum
5 40 (22.99%) Test Management
6 39 (22.41%) SDLC
6 39 (22.41%) User Acceptance Testing
7 37 (21.26%) Regression Testing
8 34 (19.54%) Software Testing
9 32 (18.39%) Software Delivery
10 31 (17.82%) TDD
10 31 (17.82%) Waterfall
11 30 (17.24%) BDD
12 29 (16.67%) Kanban
13 27 (15.52%) OO
14 25 (14.37%) Integration Testing
14 25 (14.37%) Mentoring
15 24 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
15 24 (13.79%) Web Testing
16 23 (13.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.33%) SQL
2 40 (22.99%) Java
3 32 (18.39%) C#
4 15 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.02%) C
5 7 (4.02%) C++
5 7 (4.02%) Embedded C
6 5 (2.87%) Ruby
6 5 (2.87%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.30%) PHP
7 4 (2.30%) Python
7 4 (2.30%) VBScript
8 2 (1.15%) Perl
9 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (32.18%) ISEB
2 48 (27.59%) ISTQB
3 26 (14.94%) Degree
4 24 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (7.47%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.30%) SAP Certification
7 2 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.57%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.57%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.57%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (39.66%) QA
2 1 (0.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (4.02%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (12.64%) Oracle
2 17 (9.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (3.45%) SAP
4 3 (1.72%) Dynatrace
4 3 (1.72%) HP
5 2 (1.15%) IBM
6 1 (0.57%) Telerik
6 1 (0.57%) Zend
Hull, North Humberside
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: Excellent + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum + unbeatable benefits package
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds
Searchability
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + pension, healthcare, flexi work
Posted: 4 days ago