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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 96 104 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 22 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.23% 0.70% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.89% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 21 11 11
Average salary £43,450 £37,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.86% -28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £36,750 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £40,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.25%
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
1486 1236 1561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 82.79% 79.13% 75.96%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1058 1359
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (45.45%) QA
3 19 (43.18%) C#
4 18 (40.91%) .NET
5 17 (38.64%) Delphi
5 17 (38.64%) Degree
6 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
6 16 (36.36%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) Mathematics
8 14 (31.82%) Selenium
8 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
9 13 (29.55%) Java
9 13 (29.55%) User Experience
9 13 (29.55%) Analytics
10 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
11 11 (25.00%) OO
12 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
12 10 (22.73%) C++
12 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
13 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
13 9 (20.45%) Finance
13 9 (20.45%) Python
14 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
14 8 (18.18%) User Stories
15 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
15 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
15 7 (15.91%) Financial Modelling
15 7 (15.91%) WinRunner
16 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
16 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 1 (2.27%) GlassFish
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) 3G
3 1 (2.27%) 3GPP
3 1 (2.27%) DHCP
3 1 (2.27%) 2G
3 1 (2.27%) RNC
3 1 (2.27%) Wireshark
3 1 (2.27%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) MySQL
1 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
1 1 (2.27%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Selenium
2 8 (18.18%) QuickTest Pro
3 7 (15.91%) WinRunner
4 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
5 4 (9.09%) JUnit
6 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio
6 3 (6.82%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (6.82%) NUnit
7 2 (4.55%) JMeter
7 2 (4.55%) NeoLoad
7 2 (4.55%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.27%) TestLink
8 1 (2.27%) Eclipse
8 1 (2.27%) Valgrind
8 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
8 1 (2.27%) Bugzilla
8 1 (2.27%) Subversion
8 1 (2.27%) Maven
8 1 (2.27%) QALoad
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Test Engineer
2 12 (27.27%) Tester
3 11 (25.00%) QA Tester
4 10 (22.73%) Software Engineer
4 10 (22.73%) Test Manager
5 9 (20.45%) Analyst
6 8 (18.18%) QA Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Software Test Engineer
6 8 (18.18%) Test Leader
6 8 (18.18%) Automation Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) Automation Analyst
7 7 (15.91%) QA Automation Engineer
7 7 (15.91%) QA Analyst
7 7 (15.91%) Developer
8 3 (6.82%) Performance Test Leader
9 2 (4.55%) Test Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
10 1 (2.27%) Team Leader
10 1 (2.27%) Junior Tester
10 1 (2.27%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.91%) .NET
2 4 (9.09%) HTML
2 4 (9.09%) Web Services
2 4 (9.09%) XML
3 2 (4.55%) CSS
3 2 (4.55%) Apache Flex
3 2 (4.55%) jQuery
4 1 (2.27%) J2EE
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
4 1 (2.27%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (36.36%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (34.09%) Mathematics
3 13 (29.55%) User Experience
4 9 (20.45%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.82%) iPhone
6 2 (4.55%) Data Structures
6 2 (4.55%) Algorithms
7 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
1 3 (6.82%) Linux
2 1 (2.27%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (56.82%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.82%) Regression Testing
3 13 (29.55%) Analytics
4 12 (27.27%) Test Automation
5 11 (25.00%) OO
6 10 (22.73%) Software Engineering
7 8 (18.18%) User Stories
8 7 (15.91%) Financial Modelling
8 7 (15.91%) Automated Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.36%) Line Management
10 4 (9.09%) BDD
10 4 (9.09%) Risk Analytics
10 4 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Software Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Risk Management
10 4 (9.09%) TDD
11 3 (6.82%) OOP
11 3 (6.82%) Code Coverage
11 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
2 17 (38.64%) Delphi
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
4 13 (29.55%) Java
5 10 (22.73%) C++
6 9 (20.45%) Python
7 3 (6.82%) Scala
7 3 (6.82%) Perl
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
8 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (38.64%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (45.45%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 4 (9.09%) HP
2 4 (9.09%) SAP
2 4 (9.09%) TOWER Software
3 1 (2.27%) MKS
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