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

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 168 194 221
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 89 71 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.26% 1.00% 0.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.25% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 76 61 41
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 of England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5713 5692 6206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.68% 79.94% 76.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4528 4627 5312
Average salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% -1.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
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 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 6 March 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 6 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
Cambridgeshire +4 33 £50,000 +4.16% 6
Hertfordshire +9 25 £50,000 +11.11%
Essex +1 17 £51,250 +2.50%
Bedfordshire +10 8 £65,000 +59.50%
Suffolk -5 5 £27,500 -45.00%
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 52 (36.36%) Finance
2 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (32.87%) SQL
4 44 (30.77%) .NET
5 42 (29.37%) Degree
5 42 (29.37%) Analytical Skills
6 38 (26.57%) Regression Testing
7 33 (23.08%) C#
7 33 (23.08%) ISEB
8 31 (21.68%) HP
9 30 (20.98%) QA
10 29 (20.28%) ISTQB
11 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
11 27 (18.88%) Performance Testing
12 26 (18.18%) OO
13 25 (17.48%) Test Management
14 24 (16.78%) Automated Testing
15 23 (16.08%) Delphi
15 23 (16.08%) Computer Science
16 22 (15.38%) User Experience
16 22 (15.38%) Software Engineering
17 21 (14.69%) Mathematics
18 20 (13.99%) User Stories
18 20 (13.99%) Windows
19 19 (13.29%) Linux
20 18 (12.59%) Scrum
20 18 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
21 17 (11.89%) Analytics
21 17 (11.89%) Oracle
21 17 (11.89%) LoadRunner

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1 (0.70%) WebLogic
1 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (0.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.70%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.10%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) SAN
2 1 (0.70%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) Wireless
2 1 (0.70%) LTE
2 1 (0.70%) LAN
2 1 (0.70%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.39%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.40%) Big Data
4 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 18 (12.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (11.89%) LoadRunner
3 12 (8.39%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (5.59%) NUnit
4 8 (5.59%) MSTest
5 6 (4.20%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.20%) SpecFlow
5 6 (4.20%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.80%) Selenium
7 3 (2.10%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.40%) JIRA
9 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.70%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.70%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.70%) TestLink
General
1 52 (36.36%) Finance
2 9 (6.29%) Retail
3 7 (4.90%) Banking
4 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Local Government
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Billing
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 47 (32.87%) Test Manager
2 30 (20.98%) Test Engineer
3 22 (15.38%) Software Engineer
4 21 (14.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 18 (12.59%) Analyst
5 18 (12.59%) Test Analyst
6 15 (10.49%) Architect
7 14 (9.79%) Test Architect
8 11 (7.69%) Tester
9 10 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (6.99%) Senior Test Analyst
10 7 (4.90%) Senior Tester
10 7 (4.90%) Software Tester
11 6 (4.20%) Systems Engineer
11 6 (4.20%) QA Leader
11 6 (4.20%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (4.20%) SAP Manager
11 6 (4.20%) SAP Test Manager
12 5 (3.50%) Test Leader
13 4 (2.80%) Environment Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (30.77%) .NET
2 6 (4.20%) Web Services
3 3 (2.10%) J2EE
4 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.40%) WPF
4 2 (1.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.70%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) J2SE
5 1 (0.70%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (29.37%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (16.08%) Computer Science
3 22 (15.38%) User Experience
4 21 (14.69%) Mathematics
5 6 (4.20%) GIS
6 2 (1.40%) Statistics
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.40%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.70%) Physics
7 1 (0.70%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.70%) Replication
7 1 (0.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.99%) Windows
2 19 (13.29%) Linux
3 4 (2.80%) UNIX
4 2 (1.40%) VMS
5 1 (0.70%) Android
5 1 (0.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (35.66%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (26.57%) Regression Testing
3 27 (18.88%) Software Testing
3 27 (18.88%) Performance Testing
4 26 (18.18%) OO
5 25 (17.48%) Test Management
6 24 (16.78%) Automated Testing
7 22 (15.38%) Software Engineering
8 20 (13.99%) User Stories
9 18 (12.59%) Scrum
10 17 (11.89%) Analytics
11 15 (10.49%) Test Planning
12 13 (9.09%) Mentoring
12 13 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (9.09%) Test Scripting
13 12 (8.39%) Test Automation
13 12 (8.39%) Project Management
14 11 (7.69%) Financial Modelling
14 11 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
15 9 (6.29%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (32.87%) SQL
2 33 (23.08%) C#
3 23 (16.08%) Delphi
4 12 (8.39%) PL/SQL
4 12 (8.39%) Shell Script
5 9 (6.29%) Java
6 7 (4.90%) C
7 5 (3.50%) C++
7 5 (3.50%) Python
8 2 (1.40%) Perl
8 2 (1.40%) VBA
9 1 (0.70%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (29.37%) Degree
2 33 (23.08%) ISEB
3 29 (20.28%) ISTQB
4 14 (9.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.10%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.40%) VCP4
8 1 (0.70%) MCPD
8 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (20.98%) QA
2 13 (9.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.70%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (21.68%) HP
2 17 (11.89%) Oracle
3 8 (5.59%) TOWER Software
4 7 (4.90%) SAP
5 5 (3.50%) Microsoft
6 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.40%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.40%) Twitter
8 1 (0.70%) Sun
8 1 (0.70%) Sybase
8 1 (0.70%) Capita
8 1 (0.70%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) Cognizant
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