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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 129 150 147
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 32 36 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.00% 0.97% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.22% 1.15% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 22 27 9
Average salary £35,000 £55,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +15.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,600 £35,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £66,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
2625 3135 2281
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 82.37% 84.66% 80.43%
Number of salaries quoted 2121 2503 1993
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Nottinghamshire +15 14 £35,000 -1.40%
Northamptonshire +1 10 £47,500 -26.92%
Leicestershire +20 8 £32,500 -35.00%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
2 29 (36.71%) ISEB
3 24 (30.38%) Finance
3 24 (30.38%) QA
4 21 (26.58%) Degree
4 21 (26.58%) Test Management
4 21 (26.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 18 (22.78%) Project Management
5 18 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (18.99%) Continuous Improvement
7 14 (17.72%) Performance Testing
7 14 (17.72%) Scrum
8 13 (16.46%) TDD
8 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (15.19%) Agile Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
9 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.19%) Software Testing
10 11 (13.92%) UNIX
10 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
11 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
11 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
11 8 (10.13%) VBScript
11 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
11 8 (10.13%) Test Planning
12 7 (8.86%) Banking
13 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
13 6 (7.59%) System Testing
13 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

Development Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Selenium
1 4 (5.06%) Cucumber
General
1 24 (30.38%) Finance
2 7 (8.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Retail
3 4 (5.06%) Back Office
4 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (49.37%) Test Manager
2 17 (21.52%) Test Analyst
2 17 (21.52%) Analyst
3 16 (20.25%) Tester
4 11 (13.92%) Senior Tester
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Programme Manager
5 9 (11.39%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Lead Test Analyst
6 8 (10.13%) Programme Test Manager
7 6 (7.59%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.33%) Senior Manager
9 4 (5.06%) QA Manager
9 4 (5.06%) Automated Tester
9 4 (5.06%) Head of Testing
10 3 (3.80%) Software Tester
10 3 (3.80%) Senior Test Manager
11 2 (2.53%) QA Tester
11 2 (2.53%) Senior QA Manager
11 2 (2.53%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.46%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.80%) PMI
5 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (13.92%) UNIX
2 4 (5.06%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.58%) Test Management
1 21 (26.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 18 (22.78%) Project Management
2 18 (22.78%) User Acceptance Testing
3 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (18.99%) Continuous Improvement
4 14 (17.72%) Performance Testing
4 14 (17.72%) Scrum
5 13 (16.46%) TDD
6 12 (15.19%) Agile Testing
6 12 (15.19%) Test Scripting
6 12 (15.19%) Manual Testing
6 12 (15.19%) Software Testing
7 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
7 8 (10.13%) Test Planning
8 6 (7.59%) Performance Management
8 6 (7.59%) System Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.59%) Demand Management
9 5 (6.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.13%) VBScript
1 8 (10.13%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.33%) Java
3 4 (5.06%) SQL
4 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 36 (45.57%) ISTQB
2 29 (36.71%) ISEB
3 21 (26.58%) Degree
4 3 (3.80%) VCP4
4 3 (3.80%) PMI Certification
4 3 (3.80%) CSQA
5 1 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (30.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 11 (13.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (6.33%) HP
2 4 (5.06%) SAP
3 1 (1.27%) IBM