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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 199 264 288
Rank change year-on-year
+65 +24
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 53 55 70
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.81% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.62% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 41 50 53
Median salary £67,500 £65,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,900 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,200
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
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
5879 8814 10872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 90.14% 87.74% 85.80%
Number of salaries quoted 5367 7471 9098
Median salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% +4.54%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 65 (54.17%) QA
2 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (42.50%) Finance
4 46 (38.33%) Test Automation
5 45 (37.50%) Java
6 39 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
7 36 (30.00%) BDD
8 29 (24.17%) Selenium
9 27 (22.50%) TDD
10 24 (20.00%) Automated Testing
10 24 (20.00%) Automation Testing
11 23 (19.17%) Banking
11 23 (19.17%) JIRA
11 23 (19.17%) Cucumber
12 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
13 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
13 21 (17.50%) Ruby
13 21 (17.50%) Linux
14 20 (16.67%) Python
14 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (15.83%) Jenkins
15 19 (15.83%) User Stories
15 19 (15.83%) Defect Management
16 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
16 18 (15.00%) Degree
16 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
16 18 (15.00%) Test Planning
17 17 (14.17%) Unix
17 17 (14.17%) SQL
17 17 (14.17%) Configuration Management

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (0.83%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.83%) MQSI
3 1 (0.83%) Node.js
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Office
2 6 (5.00%) MS Project
3 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) SAP CO
1 3 (2.50%) SAP FI
1 3 (2.50%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (1.67%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.83%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.33%) Big Data
2 4 (3.33%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.50%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.83%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 29 (24.17%) Selenium
2 23 (19.17%) Cucumber
2 23 (19.17%) JIRA
3 19 (15.83%) Jenkins
4 15 (12.50%) WebDriver
5 13 (10.83%) WATIR
6 12 (10.00%) JMeter
7 10 (8.33%) Mercurial
8 5 (4.17%) FitNesse
8 5 (4.17%) JUnit
9 4 (3.33%) NUnit
10 3 (2.50%) Capybara
10 3 (2.50%) SpecFlow
10 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
11 2 (1.67%) Appium
11 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.67%) HP UFT
12 1 (0.83%) Geb
12 1 (0.83%) Spock
General
1 51 (42.50%) Finance
2 23 (19.17%) Banking
3 8 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.33%) Automotive
4 4 (3.33%) Law
4 4 (3.33%) Private Banking
5 3 (2.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.50%) Legal
5 3 (2.50%) Retail
6 2 (1.67%) Front Office
6 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.83%) Games
7 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.67%) Test Engineer
2 25 (20.83%) Test Manager
3 23 (19.17%) QA Engineer
3 23 (19.17%) Senior Test Engineer
4 19 (15.83%) Test Automation Engineer
5 17 (14.17%) Analyst
6 15 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 13 (10.83%) Senior QA Engineer
8 12 (10.00%) QA Test Engineer
9 11 (9.17%) Test Analyst
10 10 (8.33%) Developer
10 10 (8.33%) Programme Manager
10 10 (8.33%) Programme Test Manager
10 10 (8.33%) QA Automation Engineer
10 10 (8.33%) Ruby Engineer
10 10 (8.33%) Test Programme Manager
11 9 (7.50%) Developer in Test
11 9 (7.50%) Test Leader
12 8 (6.67%) QA Leader
12 8 (6.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) Gherkin
2 7 (5.83%) Web Services
3 5 (4.17%) Apache CXF
3 5 (4.17%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (4.17%) HTML
3 5 (4.17%) REST
3 5 (4.17%) SOAP
4 2 (1.67%) .NET
4 2 (1.67%) CSS
5 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.83%) Backbone.js
5 1 (0.83%) CGI
5 1 (0.83%) CSS3
5 1 (0.83%) Grails
5 1 (0.83%) HTML5
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) JMS
5 1 (0.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.83%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.83%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.33%) iPad
3 8 (6.67%) Fintech
3 8 (6.67%) User Experience
4 7 (5.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (4.17%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.17%) Mobile App
6 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (2.50%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.50%) Grid Computing
7 3 (2.50%) Market Risk
7 3 (2.50%) Tandem
8 2 (1.67%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.67%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.83%) Derivative
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.83%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 21 (17.50%) Linux
2 17 (14.17%) Unix
3 7 (5.83%) Solaris
4 4 (3.33%) Windows
5 1 (0.83%) AIX
5 1 (0.83%) Android
5 1 (0.83%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (51.67%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (38.33%) Test Automation
3 39 (32.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 36 (30.00%) BDD
5 27 (22.50%) TDD
6 24 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 24 (20.00%) Automation Testing
7 22 (18.33%) Manual Testing
8 21 (17.50%) Test Scripting
9 19 (15.83%) Defect Management
9 19 (15.83%) User Stories
10 18 (15.00%) Test Planning
10 18 (15.00%) Unit Testing
11 17 (14.17%) Configuration Management
12 16 (13.33%) Integration Testing
13 15 (12.50%) E-Commerce
13 15 (12.50%) Project Management
14 14 (11.67%) SDLC
14 14 (11.67%) Test Management
15 13 (10.83%) API Testing
Programming Languages
1 45 (37.50%) Java
2 21 (17.50%) Ruby
3 20 (16.67%) Python
4 17 (14.17%) SQL
5 11 (9.17%) C#
6 7 (5.83%) C++
7 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.83%) C
8 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Degree
1 18 (15.00%) ISTQB
2 14 (11.67%) ISEB
3 10 (8.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 9 (7.50%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.83%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.83%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (54.17%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.83%) EMIR
2 1 (0.83%) MiFID
Systems Management
1 13 (10.83%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (11.67%) SAP
2 10 (8.33%) Rally
3 6 (5.00%) HP
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (3.33%) OpenText
4 4 (3.33%) Oracle
4 4 (3.33%) Siebel
5 3 (2.50%) WorldPay
6 2 (1.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.67%) IBM
7 1 (0.83%) Sophis
7 1 (0.83%) TIBCO
7 1 (0.83%) webMethods
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