The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 91 110 120
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.20% 0.71% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.88% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 17 12 5
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £31,900
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1163 1474 1414
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.31% 80.11% 78.47%
Number of salaries quoted 981 1197 1220
Average salary £45,000 £42,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
2 19 (47.50%) Degree
3 18 (45.00%) C#
3 18 (45.00%) OO
4 17 (42.50%) Regression Testing
4 17 (42.50%) Mathematics
4 17 (42.50%) User Stories
5 16 (40.00%) Analytics
5 16 (40.00%) Finance
6 14 (35.00%) .NET
7 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
8 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
8 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
9 10 (25.00%) Scrum
9 10 (25.00%) Delphi
9 10 (25.00%) Linux
9 10 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
9 10 (25.00%) User Experience
10 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
10 9 (22.50%) Windows
10 9 (22.50%) TOWER Software
11 8 (20.00%) NUnit
12 7 (17.50%) Statistics
12 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
12 7 (17.50%) Code Coverage
12 7 (17.50%) Python

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (10.00%) ICMP
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (20.00%) NUnit
3 7 (17.50%) Selenium
4 3 (7.50%) JProfiler
4 3 (7.50%) JMeter
4 3 (7.50%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.00%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (5.00%) MSTest
6 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
General
1 16 (40.00%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Software Developer
2 11 (27.50%) Software Test Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Software Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Tester
3 4 (10.00%) Programmer
3 4 (10.00%) Software Programmer
4 3 (7.50%) Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Test Manager
4 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (5.00%) SAP Test Manager
6 1 (2.50%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.50%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.00%) .NET
2 7 (17.50%) WPF
3 3 (7.50%) Web Services
4 1 (2.50%) J2SE
4 1 (2.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 17 (42.50%) Mathematics
2 13 (32.50%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (30.00%) Computer Science
4 10 (25.00%) User Experience
5 7 (17.50%) Statistics
5 7 (17.50%) Algorithms
6 3 (7.50%) GIS
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Android
3 1 (2.50%) UNIX
3 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (72.50%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) Software Engineering
3 18 (45.00%) OO
4 17 (42.50%) Regression Testing
4 17 (42.50%) User Stories
5 16 (40.00%) Analytics
6 13 (32.50%) Performance Testing
7 12 (30.00%) Test Automation
8 10 (25.00%) Scrum
8 10 (25.00%) Financial Modelling
9 9 (22.50%) Unit Testing
10 7 (17.50%) Code Coverage
10 7 (17.50%) MVVM
11 6 (15.00%) Mentoring
11 6 (15.00%) Test Scripting
12 4 (10.00%) Software Testing
12 4 (10.00%) SDLC
13 3 (7.50%) Performance Engineering
13 3 (7.50%) Risk Analytics
13 3 (7.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 19 (47.50%) SQL
2 18 (45.00%) C#
3 10 (25.00%) Delphi
4 7 (17.50%) Python
5 4 (10.00%) C
6 1 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 19 (47.50%) Degree
2 7 (17.50%) ISTQB
3 6 (15.00%) ISEB
4 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) TOWER Software
2 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) WorldPay
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.50%) Sun
5 1 (2.50%) Sybase