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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 96 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 20 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.57% 1.10% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 1.32% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 8 17 7
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £37,200
10% offered a salary of more than £49,750 £45,700 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £45,000 £42,750
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.26%
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
1171 1519 1279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 83.52% 83.32% 80.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1026 1177 1103
Average salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (48.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Finance
4 11 (44.00%) C#
4 11 (44.00%) SQL
4 11 (44.00%) NUnit
4 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
4 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
5 10 (40.00%) QA
6 9 (36.00%) Selenium
7 8 (32.00%) WPF
7 8 (32.00%) Financial Modelling
7 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (32.00%) MVVM
7 8 (32.00%) Big Data
7 8 (32.00%) Analytics
7 8 (32.00%) User Stories
7 8 (32.00%) Mathematics
7 8 (32.00%) Statistics
7 8 (32.00%) TOWER Software
7 8 (32.00%) OO
7 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
7 8 (32.00%) Code Coverage
7 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
8 7 (28.00%) Python
8 7 (28.00%) Linux
9 6 (24.00%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 3 (12.00%) JBoss
1 3 (12.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.00%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 11 (44.00%) NUnit
2 9 (36.00%) Selenium
3 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (12.00%) JProfiler
4 3 (12.00%) LoadRunner
4 3 (12.00%) JMeter
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Developer
1 13 (52.00%) Software Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Programmer
2 5 (20.00%) Software Programmer
3 4 (16.00%) Test Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Agile Test Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Software Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Development Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) WPF
2 6 (24.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Statistics
1 8 (32.00%) Mathematics
1 8 (32.00%) Algorithms
2 3 (12.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (8.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (64.00%) Test Automation
3 12 (48.00%) Scrum
4 11 (44.00%) Performance Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Unit Testing
4 11 (44.00%) Software Engineering
5 8 (32.00%) Financial Modelling
5 8 (32.00%) MVVM
5 8 (32.00%) Analytics
5 8 (32.00%) User Stories
5 8 (32.00%) OO
5 8 (32.00%) Code Coverage
5 8 (32.00%) Regression Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Performance Engineering
7 3 (12.00%) Test Scripting
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) C#
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 7 (28.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (8.00%) C++
5 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (32.00%) TOWER Software
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle