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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 185 182 189
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 80 89 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.13% 1.23% 1.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 1.48% 1.24%
Number of salaries quoted 66 74 59
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £36,000 £33,950
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
6012 6000 5565
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 85.05% 83.22% 82.86%
Number of salaries quoted 4859 4801 4486
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Essex +10 29 £56,250 +4.65% 1
Hertfordshire 0 27 £55,000 +44.73% 1
Cambridgeshire -17 14 £45,625 -3.94% 1
Bedfordshire +1 5 £71,250 +5.55% 1
Norfolk - 3 £35,000 -
Suffolk -14 2 £42,500 +30.76%
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 60 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (38.06%) QA
3 48 (35.82%) LoadRunner
4 44 (32.84%) ISTQB
5 41 (30.60%) Performance Testing
6 39 (29.10%) Selenium
6 39 (29.10%) Test Management
6 39 (29.10%) SQL
7 37 (27.61%) HP UFT
8 36 (26.87%) ISEB
8 36 (26.87%) Test Automation
9 33 (24.63%) C#
10 32 (23.88%) Automated Testing
10 32 (23.88%) Degree
11 28 (20.90%) Software Engineering
12 27 (20.15%) Java
12 27 (20.15%) Test Scripting
13 26 (19.40%) Computer Science
13 26 (19.40%) Finance
14 25 (18.66%) Software Testing
15 23 (17.16%) .NET
15 23 (17.16%) SAP
15 23 (17.16%) JMeter
15 23 (17.16%) Scrum
16 22 (16.42%) Manual Testing
16 22 (16.42%) Functional Testing
16 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
17 21 (15.67%) Regression Testing
18 20 (14.93%) Non-Functional Testing
19 19 (14.18%) JIRA

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (3.73%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.99%) SAP MM
1 4 (2.99%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.48%) HTTP
2 5 (3.73%) Wireshark
3 3 (2.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.72%) Relational Database
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.73%) Big Data
3 5 (3.73%) MySQL
4 4 (2.99%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (35.82%) LoadRunner
2 39 (29.10%) Selenium
3 37 (27.61%) HP UFT
4 23 (17.16%) JMeter
5 19 (14.18%) JIRA
6 15 (11.19%) NUnit
7 10 (7.46%) WebDriver
8 7 (5.22%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.22%) Eclipse
8 7 (5.22%) Subversion
9 6 (4.48%) Git (software)
10 5 (3.73%) Appium
10 5 (3.73%) Fiddler
10 5 (3.73%) MSTest
10 5 (3.73%) NCover
10 5 (3.73%) SoapUI
10 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (2.99%) Jenkins
11 4 (2.99%) NCrunch
General
1 26 (19.40%) Finance
2 10 (7.46%) Manufacturing
2 10 (7.46%) Pharmaceutical
3 8 (5.97%) Law
4 6 (4.48%) Legal
5 4 (2.99%) Retail
6 2 (1.49%) Automotive
6 2 (1.49%) Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (25.37%) Test Engineer
2 24 (17.91%) Test Manager
3 20 (14.93%) Test Leader
4 19 (14.18%) Automation Engineer
4 19 (14.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 17 (12.69%) Software Test Engineer
6 16 (11.94%) Team Leader
7 15 (11.19%) Technical Leader
8 14 (10.45%) Analyst
8 14 (10.45%) Developer
8 14 (10.45%) QA Manager
9 13 (9.70%) Test Team Leader
10 12 (8.96%) Technical Team Leader
10 12 (8.96%) Tester
11 10 (7.46%) SAP Manager
11 10 (7.46%) SAP Test Manager
12 8 (5.97%) Automation Tester
12 8 (5.97%) SAP Testing Manager
12 8 (5.97%) Test Analyst
12 8 (5.97%) Testing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (17.16%) .NET
2 19 (14.18%) SOAP
3 18 (13.43%) Web Services
4 14 (10.45%) REST
5 11 (8.21%) HTML
5 11 (8.21%) JSON
5 11 (8.21%) XML
6 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET
6 7 (5.22%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (4.48%) Gherkin
8 5 (3.73%) .NET Framework
8 5 (3.73%) CSS
8 5 (3.73%) Entity Framework
8 5 (3.73%) HTML5
8 5 (3.73%) jQuery
8 5 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.73%) RESTful
8 5 (3.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (3.73%) WCF
8 5 (3.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 22 (16.42%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (8.96%) Mathematics
4 9 (6.72%) Algorithms
5 8 (5.97%) Management Information System
5 8 (5.97%) Statistics
6 6 (4.48%) User Experience
7 4 (2.99%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (2.99%) IVR
8 3 (2.24%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.75%) EPoS
9 1 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (0.75%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.22%) Unix
2 6 (4.48%) Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
3 1 (0.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (44.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.60%) Performance Testing
3 39 (29.10%) Test Management
4 36 (26.87%) Test Automation
5 32 (23.88%) Automated Testing
6 28 (20.90%) Software Engineering
7 27 (20.15%) Test Scripting
8 25 (18.66%) Software Testing
9 23 (17.16%) Scrum
10 22 (16.42%) Functional Testing
10 22 (16.42%) Manual Testing
11 21 (15.67%) Regression Testing
12 20 (14.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 17 (12.69%) TDD
13 17 (12.69%) User Stories
14 15 (11.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 15 (11.19%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (11.19%) Unit Testing
15 14 (10.45%) BDD
16 13 (9.70%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 39 (29.10%) SQL
2 33 (24.63%) C#
3 27 (20.15%) Java
4 11 (8.21%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.22%) Ruby
6 6 (4.48%) Delphi
7 5 (3.73%) C++
7 5 (3.73%) Python
7 5 (3.73%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.99%) C
8 4 (2.99%) Perl
8 4 (2.99%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (32.84%) ISTQB
2 36 (26.87%) ISEB
3 32 (23.88%) Degree
4 3 (2.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (2.24%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.24%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
5 2 (1.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.75%) CBAP
6 1 (0.75%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (38.06%) QA
2 3 (2.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.75%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (2.99%) HP SiteScope
2 2 (1.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.49%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 23 (17.16%) SAP
2 18 (13.43%) HP
3 11 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 8 (5.97%) Citrix
5 5 (3.73%) Oracle
6 4 (2.99%) Cisco
6 4 (2.99%) TOWER Software
6 4 (2.99%) Verint
7 3 (2.24%) FINEOS
7 3 (2.24%) Guidewire
7 3 (2.24%) Telerik
8 2 (1.49%) Rally
9 1 (0.75%) Perforce
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