The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 212 216 209
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 52 67 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.69% 0.77% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.85% 0.98% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 49 60 41
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £59,750 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6101 6833 6453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.62% 78.93% 77.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4997 5600 5530
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the East of England

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the East of England

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 May 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
Cambridgeshire +16 21 £50,000 +25.00%
Bedfordshire +18 15 £86,000 +135.61%
Hertfordshire -8 9 £55,000 +4.76% 3
Essex -8 4 £80,000 +45.45%
Suffolk -5 2 £24,000 -40.00% 2
Norfolk -2 1 £25,000 +4.16% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 51 (34.00%) Finance
2 48 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (30.67%) SQL
4 38 (25.33%) QA
5 37 (24.67%) HP
6 36 (24.00%) .NET
6 36 (24.00%) Regression Testing
7 35 (23.33%) ISEB
7 35 (23.33%) Performance Testing
8 34 (22.67%) Software Testing
8 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
9 31 (20.67%) ISTQB
9 31 (20.67%) Test Management
10 29 (19.33%) Degree
10 29 (19.33%) C#
11 28 (18.67%) Automated Testing
12 26 (17.33%) LoadRunner
13 24 (16.00%) Oracle
13 24 (16.00%) Scrum
14 22 (14.67%) Team Foundation Server
15 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
15 20 (13.33%) Windows
16 19 (12.67%) Linux
16 19 (12.67%) Test Automation
17 18 (12.00%) Mathematics
17 18 (12.00%) SDLC
17 18 (12.00%) OO
18 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
18 17 (11.33%) User Stories
18 17 (11.33%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 4 (2.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.00%) JBoss
3 1 (0.67%) CMS
3 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (4.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.67%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (4.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (2.67%) ICMP
3 1 (0.67%) Internet
3 1 (0.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (9.33%) Oracle Database
2 7 (4.67%) Big Data
3 5 (3.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.67%) MySQL
4 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (17.33%) LoadRunner
2 22 (14.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (9.33%) NUnit
4 12 (8.00%) Selenium
5 10 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
6 7 (4.67%) MSTest
7 6 (4.00%) Cucumber
7 6 (4.00%) SpecFlow
7 6 (4.00%) TeamCity
8 3 (2.00%) JMeter
8 3 (2.00%) TestDirector
8 3 (2.00%) JProfiler
8 3 (2.00%) SoapUI
9 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.67%) VisiBroker
9 1 (0.67%) JIRA
9 1 (0.67%) TestLink
General
1 51 (34.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.00%) Retail
3 6 (4.00%) Banking
4 4 (2.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.33%) Local Government
7 1 (0.67%) Games
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Back Office
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 51 (34.00%) Test Manager
2 23 (15.33%) Analyst
2 23 (15.33%) Test Analyst
3 19 (12.67%) Test Engineer
4 16 (10.67%) Architect
4 16 (10.67%) Tester
5 15 (10.00%) Test Architect
6 12 (8.00%) Software Engineer
7 11 (7.33%) Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Software Developer
7 11 (7.33%) Software Test Engineer
8 9 (6.00%) Software Tester
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Analyst
9 8 (5.33%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.67%) Senior Tester
10 7 (4.67%) Test Leader
11 6 (4.00%) QA Leader
11 6 (4.00%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (4.00%) SAP Manager
11 6 (4.00%) SAP Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (24.00%) .NET
2 7 (4.67%) WPF
3 3 (2.00%) SOAP
3 3 (2.00%) Web Services
3 3 (2.00%) J2EE
4 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.33%) XML
4 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.67%) CSS
5 1 (0.67%) HTML
5 1 (0.67%) J2SE
5 1 (0.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.67%) WCF
5 1 (0.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (12.00%) Mathematics
3 16 (10.67%) Computer Science
4 11 (7.33%) User Experience
5 7 (4.67%) Statistics
5 7 (4.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.67%) IVR
7 3 (2.00%) GIS
8 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.33%) Replication
9 1 (0.67%) Clustering
9 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.67%) NHS
9 1 (0.67%) Physics
9 1 (0.67%) Social Network
9 1 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.33%) Windows
2 19 (12.67%) Linux
3 5 (3.33%) UNIX
4 2 (1.33%) VMS
5 1 (0.67%) Solaris
5 1 (0.67%) Android
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (24.00%) Regression Testing
3 35 (23.33%) Performance Testing
4 34 (22.67%) Software Testing
5 31 (20.67%) Test Management
6 28 (18.67%) Automated Testing
7 24 (16.00%) Scrum
8 20 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 19 (12.67%) Test Automation
10 18 (12.00%) SDLC
10 18 (12.00%) OO
11 17 (11.33%) Mentoring
11 17 (11.33%) User Stories
11 17 (11.33%) Test Scripting
12 16 (10.67%) Analytics
12 16 (10.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 15 (10.00%) Test Planning
14 12 (8.00%) User Acceptance Testing
15 11 (7.33%) Project Management
15 11 (7.33%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (30.67%) SQL
2 29 (19.33%) C#
3 15 (10.00%) Java
4 14 (9.33%) PL/SQL
4 14 (9.33%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.33%) C
6 10 (6.67%) Delphi
7 8 (5.33%) Python
8 5 (3.33%) C++
9 2 (1.33%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.33%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.33%) Perl
10 1 (0.67%) VBA
10 1 (0.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) ISEB
2 31 (20.67%) ISTQB
3 29 (19.33%) Degree
4 10 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (4.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.33%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.67%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (25.33%) QA
2 6 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.67%) Firmware
1 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (8.67%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 37 (24.67%) HP
2 24 (16.00%) Oracle
3 13 (8.67%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.67%) SAP
5 9 (6.00%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.00%) Cisco
6 3 (2.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.00%) Verint
7 2 (1.33%) Twitter
8 1 (0.67%) VMware
8 1 (0.67%) Sybase
8 1 (0.67%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.67%) Sun
8 1 (0.67%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.67%) WorldPay
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 14 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Stowmarket
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £22000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 23 days ago