Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 142 184
Rank change year-on-year -29 +42 -46
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 148 225 202
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.50% 2.01% 1.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.67% 2.25% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 132 205 153
Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £59,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,251
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.48% +4.69%

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 Yorkshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8876 10022 11885
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 90.07% 89.64% 90.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7431 8440 9682
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +0.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 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
West Yorkshire -49 91 £50,000 +17.65% 1
South Yorkshire +20 32 £40,000 +6.67% 3
North Yorkshire +18 20 £40,000 +23.08%
East Yorkshire 0 5 £20,000 -56.52%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 103 (69.59%) Test Automation
2 77 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 63 (42.57%) QA
4 55 (37.16%) Selenium
5 39 (26.35%) Cucumber
6 35 (23.65%) SDLC
7 33 (22.30%) Test Scripting
8 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 28 (18.92%) Finance
9 28 (18.92%) .NET
10 23 (15.54%) Line Management
10 23 (15.54%) Test Management
11 21 (14.19%) Ruby
11 21 (14.19%) C#
11 21 (14.19%) Java
11 21 (14.19%) HP UFT
11 21 (14.19%) SoapUI
12 20 (13.51%) WebDriver
12 20 (13.51%) HP
13 19 (12.84%) Mentoring
13 19 (12.84%) Software Delivery
13 19 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
15 17 (11.49%) BDD
16 16 (10.81%) SpecFlow
16 16 (10.81%) Manual Testing
16 16 (10.81%) Security Testing
17 15 (10.14%) Software Testing
18 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
18 14 (9.46%) Web Services

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 3 (2.03%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.05%) SaaS
3 3 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.03%) LAN
1 3 (2.03%) PuTTY
1 3 (2.03%) SAN
1 3 (2.03%) WAN
1 3 (2.03%) WinSCP
2 2 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 7 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (2.03%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 55 (37.16%) Selenium
2 39 (26.35%) Cucumber
3 21 (14.19%) HP UFT
3 21 (14.19%) SoapUI
4 20 (13.51%) WebDriver
5 16 (10.81%) SpecFlow
6 9 (6.08%) Jenkins
7 8 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (4.05%) Eclipse
8 6 (4.05%) FitNesse
8 6 (4.05%) JBehave
9 5 (3.38%) LoadRunner
9 5 (3.38%) TeamCity
10 4 (2.70%) Appium
10 4 (2.70%) Subversion
10 4 (2.70%) TestNG
10 4 (2.70%) Visual Studio
11 3 (2.03%) Ant
11 3 (2.03%) Maven
11 3 (2.03%) NUnit
General
1 28 (18.92%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Marketing
3 4 (2.70%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Electronics
5 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (27.03%) Tester
2 29 (19.59%) Test Manager
3 27 (18.24%) Analyst
4 25 (16.89%) Automation Tester
5 22 (14.86%) Test Engineer
6 21 (14.19%) QA Engineer
7 20 (13.51%) Test Analyst
8 12 (8.11%) QA Test Engineer
8 12 (8.11%) Software Test Engineer
9 11 (7.43%) Software QA Engineer
9 11 (7.43%) Software Quality Engineer
10 10 (6.76%) Test Leader
11 9 (6.08%) Manual Tester
12 8 (5.41%) Automation Test Lead
12 8 (5.41%) Lead Tester
12 8 (5.41%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (5.41%) Test Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.73%) Automation Test Analyst
13 7 (4.73%) QA Automation Engineer
13 7 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (18.92%) .NET
2 14 (9.46%) Web Services
3 10 (6.76%) XML
4 9 (6.08%) SOAP
5 5 (3.38%) WSDL
5 5 (3.38%) XSD
6 3 (2.03%) AngularJS
6 3 (2.03%) Backbone.js
6 3 (2.03%) CSS
6 3 (2.03%) Hibernate
6 3 (2.03%) HTML
6 3 (2.03%) HTML5
6 3 (2.03%) JMS
6 3 (2.03%) JPA
6 3 (2.03%) JSON
6 3 (2.03%) Node.js
6 3 (2.03%) RESTful
6 3 (2.03%) Spring
6 3 (2.03%) Spring Boot
7 2 (1.35%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (6.76%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.73%) Video\Live Streaming
5 4 (2.70%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.03%) User Experience
7 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (5.41%) Android
1 8 (5.41%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.73%) Linux
3 5 (3.38%) Windows
4 3 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.68%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (69.59%) Test Automation
2 77 (52.03%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (23.65%) SDLC
4 33 (22.30%) Test Scripting
5 29 (19.59%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (15.54%) Line Management
6 23 (15.54%) Test Management
7 19 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (12.84%) Mentoring
7 19 (12.84%) Software Delivery
8 17 (11.49%) BDD
9 16 (10.81%) Manual Testing
9 16 (10.81%) Security Testing
10 15 (10.14%) Software Testing
11 14 (9.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 13 (8.78%) Collaborative Working
13 12 (8.11%) DevOps
13 12 (8.11%) Integration Testing
13 12 (8.11%) Performance Testing
13 12 (8.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 21 (14.19%) C#
1 21 (14.19%) Java
1 21 (14.19%) Ruby
2 13 (8.78%) SQL
3 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.03%) F#
4 3 (2.03%) Python
5 2 (1.35%) C
5 2 (1.35%) C++
5 2 (1.35%) Embedded C
5 2 (1.35%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.68%) Perl
6 1 (0.68%) PHP
6 1 (0.68%) Scala
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) ISTQB
2 10 (6.76%) Degree
3 7 (4.73%) ISEB
4 4 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.70%) SAP Certification
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.68%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (42.57%) QA
2 3 (2.03%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (2.03%) vSphere
2 2 (1.35%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (13.51%) HP
2 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.70%) SAP
4 3 (2.03%) Google
4 3 (2.03%) Oracle
4 3 (2.03%) Red Hat
4 3 (2.03%) Software AG
4 3 (2.03%) Twitter
4 3 (2.03%) VMware
4 3 (2.03%) webMethods
5 2 (1.35%) IBM
6 1 (0.68%) Telerik