The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 115 108 121
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 14 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.63% 0.79% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.96% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 14 4
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £45,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +10.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £32,150 £31,650
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
South East

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1470 1459 1522
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 84.00% 82.01% 79.52%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1117 1179
Average salary £45,000 £42,977 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,567 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Milton Keynes +8 10 £34,000 -35.23%
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 (57.14%) ISEB
2 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
4 7 (33.33%) QA
4 7 (33.33%) Test Management
5 6 (28.57%) Project Management
5 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
6 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
6 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
7 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 4 (19.05%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (19.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (14.29%) HP
8 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
8 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
8 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
8 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (9.52%) Banking
9 2 (9.52%) Oracle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) PowerCenter
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) HP UFT
3 1 (4.76%) JIRA
3 1 (4.76%) LoadRunner
3 1 (4.76%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Automotive
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Analyst
2 9 (42.86%) Test Manager
3 7 (33.33%) Test Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Programme Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Programme Test Manager
4 5 (23.81%) Test Programme Manager
5 4 (19.05%) Manual Test Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Web Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) Web Test Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Business Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Business IT Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) IT Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) IT Business Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
7 2 (9.52%) Technical Manager
7 2 (9.52%) Test Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) QA Engineer
8 1 (4.76%) QA Tester
8 1 (4.76%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 1 (4.76%) Linux
1 1 (4.76%) Unix
1 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Test Management
3 6 (28.57%) Defect Management
3 6 (28.57%) Project Management
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (23.81%) PRINCE2
5 4 (19.05%) Automated Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Regression Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Risk Management
5 4 (19.05%) Test Scripting
6 3 (14.29%) Manual Testing
6 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
7 2 (9.52%) Automation Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Functional Testing
7 2 (9.52%) SDLC
7 2 (9.52%) User Stories
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Testing
8 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) ISEB
2 8 (38.10%) ISTQB
3 4 (19.05%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (19.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica