The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 250 243 275
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 70 83 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.70% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.86% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 57 71 57
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £45,000 £39,600
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £76,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
London

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
9438 9707 10189
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.96% 82.09% 80.84%
Number of salaries quoted 7873 8476 9301
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
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 the City of London

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the City of London

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the City of London

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the City of London region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the City of London

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 79 (54.11%) Finance
1 79 (54.11%) Test Automation
2 78 (53.42%) QA
3 76 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
4 68 (46.58%) Selenium
5 58 (39.73%) Regression Testing
6 54 (36.99%) Test Scripting
7 52 (35.62%) ISEB
8 50 (34.25%) Degree
9 44 (30.14%) HP
10 42 (28.77%) SQL
11 41 (28.08%) QuickTest Pro
12 37 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
12 37 (25.34%) Automation Testing
13 36 (24.66%) HP Quality Center
13 36 (24.66%) JIRA
14 31 (21.23%) Performance Testing
14 31 (21.23%) User Stories
15 30 (20.55%) Test Management
15 30 (20.55%) Cucumber
15 30 (20.55%) Automated Testing
16 29 (19.86%) Linux
17 25 (17.12%) .NET
17 25 (17.12%) TDD
18 24 (16.44%) BDD
19 23 (15.75%) Integration Testing
20 22 (15.07%) UNIX
21 21 (14.38%) Java
21 21 (14.38%) Security Testing
21 21 (14.38%) Gherkin

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the City of London 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 11 (7.53%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.42%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) LiveLink
Applications
1 6 (4.11%) MS Office
2 4 (2.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.48%) HTTP
2 3 (2.05%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.37%) 3G
3 2 (1.37%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.37%) LTE
3 2 (1.37%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (1.37%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.68%) SS7
4 1 (0.68%) SCCP
4 1 (0.68%) LDAP
4 1 (0.68%) SMS
4 1 (0.68%) SSL
4 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.37%) Big Data
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 68 (46.58%) Selenium
2 41 (28.08%) QuickTest Pro
3 36 (24.66%) JIRA
4 30 (20.55%) Cucumber
5 18 (12.33%) JMeter
6 17 (11.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (10.96%) Jenkins
8 15 (10.27%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.27%) Visual Studio
9 14 (9.59%) Bugzilla
9 14 (9.59%) SoapUI
9 14 (9.59%) SpecFlow
10 13 (8.90%) Maven
11 12 (8.22%) Subversion
11 12 (8.22%) Hudson
12 11 (7.53%) TeamCity
13 10 (6.85%) Git (software)
13 10 (6.85%) TestComplete
13 10 (6.85%) NUnit
13 10 (6.85%) LoadRunner
General
1 79 (54.11%) Finance
2 14 (9.59%) Banking
3 6 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.42%) Retail
5 3 (2.05%) Front Office
6 2 (1.37%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 44 (30.14%) Analyst
2 25 (17.12%) Test Manager
3 23 (15.75%) Test Engineer
3 23 (15.75%) Automation Engineer
4 22 (15.07%) Test Analyst
5 15 (10.27%) QA Engineer
5 15 (10.27%) QA Analyst
6 12 (8.22%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (8.22%) Architect
7 11 (7.53%) QA Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.16%) Consultant
9 8 (5.48%) Technology Consultant
10 7 (4.79%) Test Leader
10 7 (4.79%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (4.79%) Developer
11 6 (4.11%) Tester
12 5 (3.42%) Senior Analyst
13 4 (2.74%) Automation Test Analyst
13 4 (2.74%) Automation Analyst
13 4 (2.74%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (17.12%) .NET
2 21 (14.38%) Gherkin
3 13 (8.90%) SOAP
4 8 (5.48%) Web Services
5 7 (4.79%) Middleware
6 6 (4.11%) RESTful
7 5 (3.42%) REST
8 4 (2.74%) JMS
9 3 (2.05%) ASP.NET
9 3 (2.05%) CSS
9 3 (2.05%) jQuery
9 3 (2.05%) Apache Flex
9 3 (2.05%) WCF
10 2 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (1.37%) HTML
10 2 (1.37%) XML
10 2 (1.37%) Ajax
10 2 (1.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.70%) Open Source
1 20 (13.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.59%) Computer Science
2 14 (9.59%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.22%) Statistics
4 4 (2.74%) Equities
4 4 (2.74%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.74%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.05%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.05%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.37%) Derivative
6 2 (1.37%) Handset
6 2 (1.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.37%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) N-Tier
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
7 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.68%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (19.86%) Linux
2 22 (15.07%) UNIX
3 11 (7.53%) Windows
4 4 (2.74%) Android
4 4 (2.74%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (54.11%) Test Automation
2 76 (52.05%) Agile Software Development
3 58 (39.73%) Regression Testing
4 54 (36.99%) Test Scripting
5 37 (25.34%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (25.34%) Automation Testing
6 31 (21.23%) User Stories
6 31 (21.23%) Performance Testing
7 30 (20.55%) Test Management
7 30 (20.55%) Automated Testing
8 25 (17.12%) TDD
9 24 (16.44%) BDD
10 23 (15.75%) Integration Testing
11 21 (14.38%) Security Testing
12 20 (13.70%) Unit Testing
13 18 (12.33%) Manual Testing
13 18 (12.33%) System Testing
13 18 (12.33%) Scrum
14 17 (11.64%) Risk Management
14 17 (11.64%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.77%) SQL
2 21 (14.38%) Java
3 19 (13.01%) C#
4 15 (10.27%) Perl
5 12 (8.22%) Tcl
5 12 (8.22%) Shell Script
6 11 (7.53%) VB
7 10 (6.85%) T-SQL
7 10 (6.85%) VBScript
8 9 (6.16%) JavaScript
9 7 (4.79%) Ruby
10 4 (2.74%) Scala
11 3 (2.05%) Python
11 3 (2.05%) C++
12 2 (1.37%) PHP
12 2 (1.37%) XQuery
12 2 (1.37%) Groovy
13 1 (0.68%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (35.62%) ISEB
2 50 (34.25%) Degree
3 15 (10.27%) ISTQB
4 11 (7.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (5.48%) CCNP
5 8 (5.48%) CISSP
5 8 (5.48%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.48%) CISM
6 5 (3.42%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.37%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 78 (53.42%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
Systems Management
1 36 (24.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 44 (30.14%) HP
2 16 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.16%) Green Hat
4 8 (5.48%) Oracle
5 6 (4.11%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.68%) Akamai
6 1 (0.68%) Informatica
6 1 (0.68%) SAP
6 1 (0.68%) Cognos
6 1 (0.68%) Fidessa
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits, car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
esynergy Solutions - UK
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 13 days ago