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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 250 241 280
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +39
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 76 82 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.64% 0.69% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 0.86% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 66 72 58
Average salary £52,500 £55,000 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% +12.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £45,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £80,000 £76,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
9631 9563 10174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 81.10% 80.85% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 7983 8425 9281
Average salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 81 (56.25%) Finance
2 79 (54.86%) QA
3 76 (52.78%) Test Automation
4 68 (47.22%) Selenium
5 59 (40.97%) Regression Testing
6 56 (38.89%) ISEB
7 53 (36.81%) Test Scripting
8 52 (36.11%) Degree
9 44 (30.56%) SQL
10 42 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
11 40 (27.78%) HP
12 37 (25.69%) Automation Testing
13 35 (24.31%) Automated Testing
14 34 (23.61%) JIRA
14 34 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
14 34 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
14 34 (23.61%) User Stories
15 31 (21.53%) Performance Testing
16 30 (20.83%) Cucumber
17 29 (20.14%) .NET
18 28 (19.44%) Linux
19 26 (18.06%) Test Management
20 24 (16.67%) BDD
21 23 (15.97%) Unit Testing
21 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
22 22 (15.28%) TDD
22 22 (15.28%) Security Testing
22 22 (15.28%) UNIX
23 21 (14.58%) Java
23 21 (14.58%) Gherkin

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (7.64%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.47%) Confluence
4 2 (1.39%) LiveLink
5 1 (0.69%) CMS
Applications
1 4 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Retail
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.56%) HTTP
2 3 (2.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.39%) 3GPP
3 2 (1.39%) Internet
3 2 (1.39%) 3G
3 2 (1.39%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.39%) LTE
3 2 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.69%) Network Security
4 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.69%) MPLS
4 1 (0.69%) BGP
4 1 (0.69%) Firewall
4 1 (0.69%) IPsec
4 1 (0.69%) WAN
4 1 (0.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) LAN
4 1 (0.69%) SSL
4 1 (0.69%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 15 (10.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.39%) Big Data
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 68 (47.22%) Selenium
2 42 (29.17%) QuickTest Pro
3 34 (23.61%) JIRA
4 30 (20.83%) Cucumber
5 19 (13.19%) JMeter
6 17 (11.81%) Bugzilla
7 16 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
8 15 (10.42%) WebDriver
8 15 (10.42%) Visual Studio
8 15 (10.42%) SoapUI
8 15 (10.42%) SpecFlow
9 13 (9.03%) Jenkins
9 13 (9.03%) NUnit
9 13 (9.03%) Maven
9 13 (9.03%) TestComplete
10 12 (8.33%) Subversion
10 12 (8.33%) Hudson
11 11 (7.64%) LoadRunner
12 10 (6.94%) Git (software)
13 9 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 81 (56.25%) Finance
2 15 (10.42%) Banking
3 6 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.47%) Retail
5 2 (1.39%) Front Office
5 2 (1.39%) Advertising
5 2 (1.39%) Publishing
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (29.86%) Analyst
2 24 (16.67%) Test Manager
2 24 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
3 22 (15.28%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 18 (12.50%) QA Analyst
5 16 (11.11%) QA Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) Test Automation Engineer
6 12 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Consultant
7 9 (6.25%) Architect
8 8 (5.56%) Technology Consultant
8 8 (5.56%) Test Leader
9 7 (4.86%) Developer
9 7 (4.86%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.78%) Business Analyst
12 3 (2.08%) Tester
12 3 (2.08%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (2.08%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (20.14%) .NET
2 21 (14.58%) Gherkin
3 13 (9.03%) SOAP
4 7 (4.86%) Web Services
4 7 (4.86%) Middleware
5 6 (4.17%) RESTful
6 5 (3.47%) REST
7 4 (2.78%) JMS
8 3 (2.08%) ASP.NET
8 3 (2.08%) CSS
8 3 (2.08%) jQuery
8 3 (2.08%) Apache Flex
8 3 (2.08%) WCF
9 2 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (1.39%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (1.39%) HTML
9 2 (1.39%) XML
9 2 (1.39%) Ajax
9 2 (1.39%) .NET Framework
9 2 (1.39%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (13.89%) Open Source
2 14 (9.72%) Computer Science
3 12 (8.33%) Statistics
4 11 (7.64%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.47%) Equities
5 5 (3.47%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.78%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (2.08%) Mainframe
7 3 (2.08%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.08%) Derivative
8 2 (1.39%) Handset
8 2 (1.39%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.69%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.69%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.69%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.69%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.69%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (19.44%) Linux
2 22 (15.28%) UNIX
3 7 (4.86%) Windows
4 4 (2.78%) Android
4 4 (2.78%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (52.78%) Test Automation
2 59 (40.97%) Regression Testing
3 53 (36.81%) Test Scripting
4 37 (25.69%) Automation Testing
5 35 (24.31%) Automated Testing
6 34 (23.61%) User Acceptance Testing
6 34 (23.61%) User Stories
7 31 (21.53%) Performance Testing
8 26 (18.06%) Test Management
9 24 (16.67%) BDD
10 23 (15.97%) Unit Testing
10 23 (15.97%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (15.28%) TDD
11 22 (15.28%) Security Testing
12 20 (13.89%) Integration Testing
13 19 (13.19%) Scrum
14 18 (12.50%) E-Commerce
14 18 (12.50%) Manual Testing
14 18 (12.50%) System Testing
15 17 (11.81%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.56%) SQL
2 21 (14.58%) Java
3 20 (13.89%) C#
4 15 (10.42%) Perl
5 14 (9.72%) VB
6 13 (9.03%) VBScript
7 12 (8.33%) Tcl
7 12 (8.33%) Shell Script
8 10 (6.94%) T-SQL
9 9 (6.25%) JavaScript
10 7 (4.86%) Ruby
11 4 (2.78%) Scala
12 3 (2.08%) Python
12 3 (2.08%) C++
13 2 (1.39%) PHP
13 2 (1.39%) XQuery
13 2 (1.39%) Groovy
14 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.69%) VBA
14 1 (0.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 56 (38.89%) ISEB
2 52 (36.11%) Degree
3 14 (9.72%) ISTQB
4 11 (7.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (6.25%) CCNP
5 9 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.56%) CISSP
6 8 (5.56%) CISM
7 4 (2.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.69%) Security Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) CCSE
8 1 (0.69%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (54.86%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 34 (23.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (27.78%) HP
2 12 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.25%) Oracle
4 6 (4.17%) Green Hat
5 5 (3.47%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.39%) Cognos
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco
7 1 (0.69%) SAP
7 1 (0.69%) Fidessa
7 1 (0.69%) Informatica
7 1 (0.69%) CheckPoint
7 1 (0.69%) VMware
7 1 (0.69%) Akamai
City of London
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Certeco
Posted: 9 days ago