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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East of England
Rank 168 178 197
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 71 79 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 1.15% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.40% 1.34% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 66 68 62
Median salary £45,000 £51,250 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.19% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,750 £35,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £65,000 £67,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
5070 5898 6107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 87.26% 85.74% 84.75%
Number of salaries quoted 4190 4834 4867
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 22 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the East of England region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +14 28 £41,250 -25.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 15 £47,500 +8.57% 2
Essex +3 14 £52,500 -4.54%
Bedfordshire +20 10 £52,750 -24.64% 2
Suffolk +8 4 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 73 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (40.43%) QA
3 50 (35.46%) Test Automation
4 48 (34.04%) Selenium
5 44 (31.21%) ISTQB
6 34 (24.11%) Regression Testing
6 34 (24.11%) JIRA
7 33 (23.40%) C#
8 32 (22.70%) ISEB
9 31 (21.99%) Finance
10 30 (21.28%) Scrum
11 28 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 28 (19.86%) BDD
12 25 (17.73%) HP
13 23 (16.31%) Software Testing
13 23 (16.31%) SDLC
14 20 (14.18%) Waterfall
14 20 (14.18%) Test Scripting
14 20 (14.18%) Manual Testing
14 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
15 19 (13.48%) SQL
15 19 (13.48%) Automated Testing
16 17 (12.06%) Functional Testing
17 16 (11.35%) SpecFlow
17 16 (11.35%) Performance Testing
17 16 (11.35%) Linux
17 16 (11.35%) LoadRunner
17 16 (11.35%) Project Management
18 15 (10.64%) Java
18 15 (10.64%) Mobile App

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (2.84%) CMS
2 2 (1.42%) Confluence
3 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (4.26%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.42%) VisionPLUS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.42%) Big Data
3 2 (1.42%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 48 (34.04%) Selenium
2 34 (24.11%) JIRA
3 16 (11.35%) LoadRunner
3 16 (11.35%) SpecFlow
4 13 (9.22%) HP UFT
4 13 (9.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (7.80%) WebDriver
6 9 (6.38%) SoapUI
7 6 (4.26%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.84%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.84%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.42%) Appium
10 2 (1.42%) JMeter
10 2 (1.42%) JUnit
10 2 (1.42%) NUnit
10 2 (1.42%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.42%) Subversion
10 2 (1.42%) TestRail
11 1 (0.71%) Maven
General
1 31 (21.99%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Back Office
3 4 (2.84%) Law
3 4 (2.84%) Legal
4 3 (2.13%) Retail
5 2 (1.42%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.42%) Front Office
5 2 (1.42%) Marketing
6 1 (0.71%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 37 (26.24%) Tester
2 33 (23.40%) Analyst
3 30 (21.28%) Test Analyst
4 25 (17.73%) Test Engineer
5 21 (14.89%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (12.06%) QA Leader
7 15 (10.64%) Automation Tester
8 14 (9.93%) Senior Test Engineer
8 14 (9.93%) Team Leader
9 13 (9.22%) QA Team Leader
10 12 (8.51%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (8.51%) Test Leader
11 11 (7.80%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 10 (7.09%) Linux Engineer
13 9 (6.38%) Software Tester
14 8 (5.67%) Performance Analyst
14 8 (5.67%) Test Manager
15 7 (4.96%) Commercial Manager
15 7 (4.96%) SDLC Manager
16 6 (4.26%) Regression Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.93%) .NET
1 14 (9.93%) RESTful
2 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET
2 8 (5.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 8 (5.67%) SOAP
3 7 (4.96%) Gherkin
4 6 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (1.42%) REST
5 2 (1.42%) Web Services
5 2 (1.42%) WPF
6 1 (0.71%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Mobile App
2 14 (9.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.38%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.42%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.42%) Statistics
7 1 (0.71%) FMCG
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 16 (11.35%) Linux
2 4 (2.84%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (51.77%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (35.46%) Test Automation
3 34 (24.11%) Regression Testing
4 30 (21.28%) Scrum
5 28 (19.86%) BDD
5 28 (19.86%) User Acceptance Testing
6 23 (16.31%) SDLC
6 23 (16.31%) Software Testing
7 20 (14.18%) Manual Testing
7 20 (14.18%) Test Scripting
7 20 (14.18%) Waterfall
8 19 (13.48%) Automated Testing
9 17 (12.06%) Functional Testing
10 16 (11.35%) Performance Testing
10 16 (11.35%) Project Management
11 15 (10.64%) Automation Testing
12 13 (9.22%) Exploratory Testing
13 12 (8.51%) Agile Testing
14 11 (7.80%) Mentoring
14 11 (7.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 33 (23.40%) C#
2 19 (13.48%) SQL
3 15 (10.64%) Java
4 14 (9.93%) Python
5 10 (7.09%) Perl
6 8 (5.67%) Ruby
7 5 (3.55%) VBA
8 3 (2.13%) C
8 3 (2.13%) C++
9 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 44 (31.21%) ISTQB
2 32 (22.70%) ISEB
3 12 (8.51%) Degree
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (40.43%) QA
2 2 (1.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (9.22%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.55%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (17.73%) HP
2 12 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 9 (6.38%) SAP
4 7 (4.96%) Citrix
5 4 (2.84%) Oracle
6 2 (1.42%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.42%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.71%) Cognizant
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