The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 76 98 88
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 8 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.51% 0.66% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.77% 0.81% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 7 5
Average salary £76,750 £36,500 £80,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+110.27% -54.37%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
Test Strategy
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
960 983 902
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.03% 81.64% 79.40%
Number of salaries quoted 727 915 806
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,750 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dunstable - 10 £86,000 -
Luton +3 4 £45,000 +6.50%
Bedford +31 1 £40,000 +14.28%
Leighton Buzzard - 1 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 15 (65.22%) HP
3 15 (65.22%) LoadRunner
4 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle
4 13 (56.52%) PL/SQL
4 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
5 11 (47.83%) Java
6 8 (34.78%) Strategic Planning
7 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
8 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
8 5 (21.74%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
9 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Banking
10 3 (13.04%) Scrum
10 3 (13.04%) QA
10 3 (13.04%) C#
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
10 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
10 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
11 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (8.70%) BDD
11 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
11 2 (8.70%) Quality Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (65.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.35%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (4.35%) JIRA
3 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 17 (73.91%) Finance
2 4 (17.39%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Architect
1 13 (56.52%) Test Architect
2 10 (43.48%) Test Manager
3 2 (8.70%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Tester
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Head of Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Strategist
4 1 (4.35%) Software Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.35%) Test Specialist
4 1 (4.35%) IT Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
2 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (4.35%) HTML
3 1 (4.35%) CSS
3 1 (4.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) NHS
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Social Network
1 1 (4.35%) Social Media
1 1 (4.35%) Mobile App
1 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (56.52%) Performance Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Strategic Planning
3 6 (26.09%) Non-Functional Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Test Scripting
4 4 (17.39%) Automated Testing
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
5 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (13.04%) Agile Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Test Management
6 2 (8.70%) Software Delivery
6 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
6 2 (8.70%) BDD
6 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.70%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.70%) Quality Management
6 2 (8.70%) Regression Testing
6 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 13 (56.52%) PL/SQL
2 13 (56.52%) Shell Script
3 11 (47.83%) Java
4 3 (13.04%) C#
5 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (4.35%) C++
6 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (21.74%) PCI DSS
2 3 (13.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) HP
2 13 (56.52%) Oracle
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft