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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 172 195 209
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 80 48 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.04% 0.66% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.86% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 61 44 45
Average salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,200 £36,750 £29,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
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
6017 5571 6690
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 78.40% 76.87% 74.52%
Number of salaries quoted 4858 4698 5637
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £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 £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +15 29 £43,500 +14.47% 4
Bedfordshire -3 17 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Hertfordshire -12 12 £40,000 -11.11%
Essex +5 9 £62,500 +47.05% 2
Norfolk +16 7 £105,000 +185.71% 2
Suffolk +18 6 £40,000 +23.07%
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 82 (55.78%) QA
2 47 (31.97%) SQL
3 39 (26.53%) Test Scripting
4 38 (25.85%) Java
5 36 (24.49%) Test Management
6 32 (21.77%) User Acceptance Testing
6 32 (21.77%) C#
6 32 (21.77%) Finance
7 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
7 27 (18.37%) ISEB
8 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
9 25 (17.01%) Test Automation
9 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (16.33%) Selenium
11 21 (14.29%) ISTQB
11 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
11 21 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
12 19 (12.93%) HP
13 18 (12.24%) Automated Testing
13 18 (12.24%) Oracle
14 17 (11.56%) SAP
14 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (10.88%) Analytics
15 16 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
15 16 (10.88%) C++
15 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
16 14 (9.52%) Performance Testing
16 14 (9.52%) LoadRunner
16 14 (9.52%) Shell Script
17 13 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 (2.72%) SharePoint
1 4 (2.72%) Confluence
2 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.36%) MQSeries
3 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 7 (4.76%) MS Office
2 5 (3.40%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.36%) Oracle CRM
1 2 (1.36%) VisionPLUS
1 2 (1.36%) Magento
2 1 (0.68%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (5.44%) ATM
2 3 (2.04%) Wireless
3 2 (1.36%) SAN
3 2 (1.36%) Internet
3 2 (1.36%) LAN
4 1 (0.68%) SMS
4 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
4 1 (0.68%) DHCP
4 1 (0.68%) 3G
4 1 (0.68%) Broadband
4 1 (0.68%) 2G
4 1 (0.68%) RNC
4 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.68%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.12%) Data Mining
3 6 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.36%) DB2
6 1 (0.68%) OLAP
6 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.68%) MySQL
6 1 (0.68%) Star Schema
6 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.68%) PerformancePoint
6 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (16.33%) Selenium
2 21 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
3 14 (9.52%) LoadRunner
4 10 (6.80%) JIRA
5 8 (5.44%) Oracle Forms
6 7 (4.76%) WinRunner
7 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
7 6 (4.08%) JMeter
8 4 (2.72%) Bugzilla
8 4 (2.72%) JUnit
8 4 (2.72%) Fiddler
8 4 (2.72%) Hudson
9 3 (2.04%) Zephyr
9 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (2.04%) NUnit
10 2 (1.36%) Rational Performance Tester
10 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
10 2 (1.36%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.36%) Firebug
General
1 32 (21.77%) Finance
2 10 (6.80%) Marketing
3 7 (4.76%) Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Legal
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (29.93%) Test Manager
2 38 (25.85%) Analyst
3 29 (19.73%) Test Analyst
4 21 (14.29%) Tester
5 19 (12.93%) Test Leader
6 16 (10.88%) QA Analyst
7 15 (10.20%) Automation Engineer
8 13 (8.84%) Test Engineer
9 12 (8.16%) QA Tester
10 9 (6.12%) QA Engineer
10 9 (6.12%) Developer
10 9 (6.12%) Automation Analyst
11 8 (5.44%) Test Automation Engineer
11 8 (5.44%) SAP Manager
11 8 (5.44%) SAP Test Manager
11 8 (5.44%) Architect
11 8 (5.44%) Software Test Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
12 7 (4.76%) QA Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.08%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.84%) .NET
2 6 (4.08%) Web Services
2 6 (4.08%) XML
3 5 (3.40%) HTML
4 3 (2.04%) CSS
4 3 (2.04%) Middleware
5 2 (1.36%) JMS
5 2 (1.36%) Apache Flex
5 2 (1.36%) jQuery
6 1 (0.68%) Java EE
6 1 (0.68%) MDX
6 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.12%) EFT
2 8 (5.44%) Mathematics
3 6 (4.08%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.40%) Mobile App
5 4 (2.72%) Open Source
5 4 (2.72%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.04%) EPoS
6 3 (2.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.04%) Wiki
6 3 (2.04%) iPhone
7 2 (1.36%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.36%) PKI
7 2 (1.36%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.68%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 12 (8.16%) Windows
2 11 (7.48%) UNIX
3 3 (2.04%) Linux
4 2 (1.36%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.36%) Android
4 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
4 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (26.53%) Test Scripting
2 36 (24.49%) Test Management
3 32 (21.77%) User Acceptance Testing
4 27 (18.37%) Regression Testing
5 26 (17.69%) Software Testing
6 25 (17.01%) Test Automation
6 25 (17.01%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (14.29%) Automation Testing
8 18 (12.24%) Automated Testing
9 17 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (10.88%) Analytics
11 14 (9.52%) Performance Testing
12 13 (8.84%) Integration Testing
12 13 (8.84%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.16%) Scrum
13 12 (8.16%) Waterfall
13 12 (8.16%) Project Management
14 10 (6.80%) TDD
14 10 (6.80%) Unit Testing
15 9 (6.12%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (31.97%) SQL
2 38 (25.85%) Java
3 32 (21.77%) C#
4 16 (10.88%) C++
5 14 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 11 (7.48%) Python
7 8 (5.44%) Delphi
8 7 (4.76%) PHP
9 6 (4.08%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.40%) JavaScript
10 5 (3.40%) Perl
11 4 (2.72%) Ruby
12 3 (2.04%) Scala
13 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 27 (18.37%) ISEB
2 21 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 13 (8.84%) Degree
4 10 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (55.78%) QA
2 5 (3.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (1.36%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (12.93%) HP
2 18 (12.24%) Oracle
3 17 (11.56%) SAP
4 16 (10.88%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.44%) IBM
6 4 (2.72%) Atlassian
7 2 (1.36%) SOASTA, Inc
7 2 (1.36%) Citrix
7 2 (1.36%) JD Edwards
7 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
7 2 (1.36%) webMethods
8 1 (0.68%) MKS
8 1 (0.68%) TOWER Software
8 1 (0.68%) Capita
8 1 (0.68%) VocaLink
Basildon, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, bonus, medical, flex bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: £Package incl. Bonus + Relocation
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Towers Watson
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: Salary Grade G: £40,900 - £46,000
Posted: 7 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 15 days ago
Luton
easyJet
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £28k - 30k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Norwich
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago