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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 218 191 210
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 81 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.58% 0.99% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.24% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 42 70 39
Average salary £52,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £32,100 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £78,750 £78,700 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
6313 6514 6138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 81.80% 80.01% 78.35%
Number of salaries quoted 5222 5384 5203
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 £31,850 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £61,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Cambridgeshire -5 18 £51,500 +28.75% 1
Hertfordshire +3 12 £55,000 +15.78% 2
Bedfordshire +12 9 £67,500 +42.10% 1
Suffolk -13 4 £22,500 -43.75% 1
Essex -5 1 - - 1
Norfolk -6 1 £25,000 -76.19%
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 49 (39.52%) Finance
2 40 (32.26%) SQL
3 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (27.42%) Performance Testing
5 32 (25.81%) Software Testing
6 31 (25.00%) HP
7 30 (24.19%) ISEB
7 30 (24.19%) ISTQB
8 28 (22.58%) Test Management
8 28 (22.58%) QA
9 27 (21.77%) Regression Testing
10 26 (20.97%) LoadRunner
11 22 (17.74%) Oracle
11 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
12 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
13 20 (16.13%) .NET
14 19 (15.32%) C#
14 19 (15.32%) Degree
15 18 (14.52%) Windows
15 18 (14.52%) Scrum
16 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
16 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
16 17 (13.71%) SDLC
17 16 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
17 16 (12.90%) Mathematics
17 16 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
17 16 (12.90%) OO
17 16 (12.90%) Java
18 15 (12.10%) Linux
18 15 (12.10%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.42%) JBoss
3 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.84%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.03%) ICMP
3 1 (0.81%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.45%) Big Data
3 5 (4.03%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
4 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (20.97%) LoadRunner
2 16 (12.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (10.48%) Selenium
4 11 (8.87%) NUnit
5 5 (4.03%) MSTest
5 5 (4.03%) TestDirector
6 4 (3.23%) HP UFT
7 3 (2.42%) JMeter
7 3 (2.42%) VisiBroker
7 3 (2.42%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.42%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.61%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.61%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.81%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.81%) TestLink
9 1 (0.81%) JIRA
General
1 49 (39.52%) Finance
2 9 (7.26%) Retail
3 6 (4.84%) Banking
4 4 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.42%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (33.87%) Test Manager
2 20 (16.13%) Test Analyst
2 20 (16.13%) Analyst
3 15 (12.10%) Architect
3 15 (12.10%) Test Engineer
4 14 (11.29%) Test Architect
5 13 (10.48%) Software Developer
5 13 (10.48%) Developer
6 11 (8.87%) Tester
7 9 (7.26%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.26%) Software Test Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Software Tester
8 7 (5.65%) Test Leader
9 5 (4.03%) Software Programmer
9 5 (4.03%) Software Test Analyst
9 5 (4.03%) SAP Manager
9 5 (4.03%) SAP Test Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Senior Manager
9 5 (4.03%) Programmer
10 4 (3.23%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.13%) .NET
2 8 (6.45%) WPF
3 4 (3.23%) XML
4 3 (2.42%) SOAP
4 3 (2.42%) J2EE
5 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.61%) Web Services
5 2 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.81%) HTML5
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) J2SE
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.94%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.90%) Mathematics
3 13 (10.48%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.45%) Algorithms
4 8 (6.45%) User Experience
4 8 (6.45%) Statistics
5 7 (5.65%) IVR
6 2 (1.61%) Replication
6 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.61%) GIS
6 2 (1.61%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.81%) Social Network
7 1 (0.81%) Social Media
7 1 (0.81%) Physics
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.81%) NHS
7 1 (0.81%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (14.52%) Windows
2 15 (12.10%) Linux
3 5 (4.03%) UNIX
4 2 (1.61%) VMS
5 1 (0.81%) Android
5 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (31.45%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (27.42%) Performance Testing
3 32 (25.81%) Software Testing
4 28 (22.58%) Test Management
5 27 (21.77%) Regression Testing
6 22 (17.74%) Test Automation
7 18 (14.52%) Scrum
8 17 (13.71%) Software Engineering
8 17 (13.71%) SDLC
9 16 (12.90%) Non-Functional Testing
9 16 (12.90%) OO
10 15 (12.10%) Analytics
10 15 (12.10%) User Stories
10 15 (12.10%) Mentoring
11 14 (11.29%) Test Planning
11 14 (11.29%) Automated Testing
12 13 (10.48%) Test Scripting
13 11 (8.87%) User Acceptance Testing
14 10 (8.06%) Unit Testing
14 10 (8.06%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (32.26%) SQL
2 19 (15.32%) C#
3 16 (12.90%) Java
4 14 (11.29%) PL/SQL
4 14 (11.29%) Shell Script
5 9 (7.26%) C
6 8 (6.45%) Python
7 7 (5.65%) Delphi
8 2 (1.61%) C++
8 2 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.61%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.81%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (24.19%) ISEB
1 30 (24.19%) ISTQB
2 19 (15.32%) Degree
3 8 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 7 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (5.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (1.61%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.81%) MCPD
6 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (22.58%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.81%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.81%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) HP
2 22 (17.74%) Oracle
3 17 (13.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (7.26%) SAP
4 9 (7.26%) TOWER Software
5 4 (3.23%) Verint
5 4 (3.23%) Cisco
6 3 (2.42%) CheckPoint
6 3 (2.42%) VMware
7 2 (1.61%) Twitter
8 1 (0.81%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.81%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.81%) Sun
8 1 (0.81%) Sybase
Bedford
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £60000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 9 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Fully flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 13 days ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago