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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / Yorkshire
Rank 152 151 148
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 86 103 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.63% 1.58% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.79% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 78 78 87
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £64,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

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 4796 5741 6687
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 90.63% 88.26% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 4756 5366
Median salary £44,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.95% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 March 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 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
West Yorkshire +18 69 £43,750 +9.37% 9
South Yorkshire +20 9 £35,000 +10.23%
North Yorkshire -2 8 £34,750 -4.79% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

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

1 145 (78.80%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (57.07%) Test Automation
3 97 (52.72%) QA
4 88 (47.83%) Functional Testing
5 87 (47.28%) ISEB
6 86 (46.74%) Selenium
7 77 (41.85%) ISTQB
8 74 (40.22%) Scrum
9 73 (39.67%) SQL
10 67 (36.41%) Regression Testing
11 65 (35.33%) Test Management
12 59 (32.07%) Software Testing
13 58 (31.52%) Finance
14 55 (29.89%) Java
15 53 (28.80%) Mentoring
15 53 (28.80%) Software Delivery
16 51 (27.72%) Waterfall
17 48 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
18 47 (25.54%) Oracle
19 45 (24.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 44 (23.91%) Logistics
21 43 (23.37%) .NET
21 43 (23.37%) Relational Database
22 42 (22.83%) Cucumber
23 41 (22.28%) Kanban
24 40 (21.74%) SDLC
25 39 (21.20%) Automated Testing
26 37 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
27 36 (19.57%) Web Testing
28 31 (16.85%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 2 (1.09%) IIS
2 1 (0.54%) GeoServer
2 1 (0.54%) JBoss
2 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.54%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.54%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.26%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.37%) Relational Database
2 11 (5.98%) SQL Server
3 10 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.63%) Data Mining
5 2 (1.09%) MySQL
5 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
Development Applications
1 86 (46.74%) Selenium
2 42 (22.83%) Cucumber
3 30 (16.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (10.87%) SoapUI
5 16 (8.70%) JIRA
6 11 (5.98%) NUnit
6 11 (5.98%) TeamCity
6 11 (5.98%) TestNG
6 11 (5.98%) WebDriver
7 10 (5.43%) LoadRunner
8 9 (4.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (4.35%) Subversion
10 7 (3.80%) YouTrack
11 6 (3.26%) JMeter
12 5 (2.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (2.72%) Jenkins
13 4 (2.17%) Robot Framework
13 4 (2.17%) TestComplete
13 4 (2.17%) Zephyr
14 3 (1.63%) Appium
General
1 58 (31.52%) Finance
2 11 (5.98%) Banking
3 10 (5.43%) Retail
4 5 (2.72%) Legal
Job Titles
1 56 (30.43%) Test Engineer
2 54 (29.35%) Analyst
3 48 (26.09%) Test Manager
4 45 (24.46%) Test Analyst
5 37 (20.11%) Senior Test Engineer
6 22 (11.96%) Lead Test Analyst
7 18 (9.78%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (9.78%) Web Analyst
7 18 (9.78%) Web Test Analyst
8 14 (7.61%) Senior Test Analyst
9 12 (6.52%) Tester
10 11 (5.98%) Consultant
10 11 (5.98%) QA Analyst
10 11 (5.98%) QA Engineer
10 11 (5.98%) Software Test Engineer
11 10 (5.43%) Test Consultant
12 9 (4.89%) QA Test Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) Test Leader
13 8 (4.35%) QA Tester
13 8 (4.35%) Senior Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.37%) .NET
2 7 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (3.80%) REST
3 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET
3 6 (3.26%) SOAP
4 4 (2.17%) Gherkin
5 3 (1.63%) Web Services
6 2 (1.09%) Django
7 1 (0.54%) Behat
7 1 (0.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.17%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.63%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.09%) Fintech
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (3.80%) Windows
2 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (1.09%) Linux
3 2 (1.09%) Unix
4 1 (0.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (78.80%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (57.07%) Test Automation
3 88 (47.83%) Functional Testing
4 74 (40.22%) Scrum
5 67 (36.41%) Regression Testing
6 65 (35.33%) Test Management
7 59 (32.07%) Software Testing
8 53 (28.80%) Mentoring
8 53 (28.80%) Software Delivery
9 51 (27.72%) Waterfall
10 48 (26.09%) Defect Tracking
11 44 (23.91%) Logistics
12 41 (22.28%) Kanban
13 40 (21.74%) SDLC
14 39 (21.20%) Automated Testing
15 37 (20.11%) User Acceptance Testing
16 36 (19.57%) Web Testing
17 31 (16.85%) Stakeholder Management
18 30 (16.30%) E-Commerce
18 30 (16.30%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 73 (39.67%) SQL
2 55 (29.89%) Java
3 28 (15.22%) C#
4 17 (9.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.89%) T-SQL
6 4 (2.17%) PHP
7 3 (1.63%) Python
7 3 (1.63%) VBScript
8 2 (1.09%) Ruby
8 2 (1.09%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.54%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (47.28%) ISEB
2 77 (41.85%) ISTQB
3 45 (24.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (1.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (52.72%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) SDET
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
Systems Management
1 8 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 47 (25.54%) Oracle
2 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (1.63%) Dynatrace
3 3 (1.63%) HP
4 2 (1.09%) Zend
5 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Car and excellent benefits
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Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum
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The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus and Bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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