The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 113 143 164
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 61 44 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.69% 1.11% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.32% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 51 28 8
Average salary £35,000 £38,250 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.49% -25.36%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2947 3335 2577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 81.61% 84.26% 81.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2387 2688 2178
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire +24 29 £47,000 -29.05% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 28 £35,000 -18.98% 2
Leicestershire +15 4 £32,500 +3.17%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 40 (44.94%) Finance
2 37 (41.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 32 (35.96%) Test Management
4 30 (33.71%) Degree
4 30 (33.71%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (31.46%) ISTQB
6 22 (24.72%) Project Management
7 21 (23.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 21 (23.60%) QA
8 20 (22.47%) Continuous Improvement
9 19 (21.35%) ISEB
10 18 (20.22%) Banking
11 17 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (17.98%) Configuration Management
13 15 (16.85%) Demand Management
13 15 (16.85%) System Testing
14 13 (14.61%) Scrum
15 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
15 11 (12.36%) Selenium
16 10 (11.24%) Agile Testing
16 10 (11.24%) TDD
16 10 (11.24%) Java
17 9 (10.11%) UNIX
17 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
18 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
18 8 (8.99%) Manual Testing
19 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
19 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
19 7 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
19 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Software

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.12%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (1.12%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.12%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 11 (12.36%) Selenium
2 9 (10.11%) Cucumber
3 5 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 5 (5.62%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.12%) JIRA
General
1 40 (44.94%) Finance
2 18 (20.22%) Banking
3 4 (4.49%) Back Office
4 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.12%) Retail
5 1 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (46.07%) Test Manager
2 26 (29.21%) Test Analyst
2 26 (29.21%) Analyst
3 15 (16.85%) Lead Test Analyst
4 13 (14.61%) Tester
5 9 (10.11%) Programme Manager
6 8 (8.99%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.99%) Programme Test Manager
7 7 (7.87%) Automated Tester
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
8 6 (6.74%) Senior Test Analyst
9 5 (5.62%) Senior Tester
9 5 (5.62%) Senior Manager
10 4 (4.49%) Head of Testing
11 3 (3.37%) Lead Tester
11 3 (3.37%) Selenium Tester
11 3 (3.37%) Web Tester
11 3 (3.37%) QA Manager
11 3 (3.37%) Software Tester
11 3 (3.37%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.37%) J2EE
1 3 (3.37%) Java EE
2 2 (2.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (2.25%) SOAP
3 1 (1.12%) CGI
3 1 (1.12%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 30 (33.71%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.87%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.37%) PMI
3 3 (3.37%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) IVR
5 1 (1.12%) Credit Risk
5 1 (1.12%) Telematics
5 1 (1.12%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.11%) UNIX
2 4 (4.49%) Linux
3 1 (1.12%) Android
3 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.12%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 32 (35.96%) Test Management
3 22 (24.72%) Project Management
4 21 (23.60%) Stakeholder Management
5 20 (22.47%) Continuous Improvement
6 17 (19.10%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (17.98%) Configuration Management
8 15 (16.85%) System Testing
8 15 (16.85%) Demand Management
9 13 (14.61%) Scrum
10 11 (12.36%) Automated Testing
11 10 (11.24%) TDD
11 10 (11.24%) Agile Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Manual Testing
12 8 (8.99%) Performance Testing
13 7 (7.87%) Software Testing
13 7 (7.87%) Test Scripting
14 5 (5.62%) Time Management
14 5 (5.62%) Test Planning
15 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.24%) Java
2 7 (7.87%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) VBScript
3 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) C#
Qualifications
1 30 (33.71%) Degree
2 28 (31.46%) ISTQB
3 19 (21.35%) ISEB
4 3 (3.37%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.37%) CSQA
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.12%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (7.87%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (6.74%) HP
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.12%) Google
3 1 (1.12%) SAP
3 1 (1.12%) IBM
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