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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank - 84 81
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire - 0.95% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 1.18% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 0 11 12
Average salary - £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
900 935 826
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 85.55% 80.40% 78.74%
Number of salaries quoted 790 791 749
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 12 (70.59%) SQL
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 10 (58.82%) HP
2 10 (58.82%) LoadRunner
2 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
3 9 (52.94%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
3 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
3 9 (52.94%) Oracle Database
4 8 (47.06%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
7 2 (11.76%) Banking
7 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
7 2 (11.76%) QA
7 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
7 2 (11.76%) C#
7 2 (11.76%) SDLC
8 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
8 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
8 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
8 1 (5.88%) Project Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (5.88%) CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (52.94%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (70.59%) Finance
2 2 (11.76%) Banking
3 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Test Manager
2 9 (52.94%) Architect
2 9 (52.94%) Test Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Software Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategist
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
2 1 (5.88%) CSS
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.88%) Social Network
1 1 (5.88%) Social Media
1 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
1 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Non-Functional Testing
2 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) Strategic Planning
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 2 (11.76%) SDLC
5 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.76%) Software Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Web Development
6 1 (5.88%) Release Management
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
6 1 (5.88%) Content Management
6 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Project Management
6 1 (5.88%) Quality Management
6 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.88%) MVC
6 1 (5.88%) Scrum
6 1 (5.88%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (70.59%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
2 9 (52.94%) Java
2 9 (52.94%) PL/SQL
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) ISEB
1 1 (5.88%) Sun Certification
1 1 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) HP
2 9 (52.94%) Oracle
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft