The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the East of England region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 211 198 220
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 71 60 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.83% 0.71% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.94% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 62 40 42
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £32,500 £26,150
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £80,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +2.35%
Processes & Methodologies Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6605 6381 6708
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 77.24% 75.68% 73.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5432 5495 5580
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
Test Strategy
England

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +34 25 £47,750 +23.22% 2
Essex -5 18 £55,000 -18.51%
Hertfordshire -19 11 £52,500 +10.52%
Suffolk +5 8 £40,000 +23.07%
Bedfordshire -14 7 £35,000 -53.33%
Norfolk +1 4 £24,000 -36.84%
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 57 (39.86%) QA
2 43 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (28.67%) SQL
4 40 (27.97%) Test Automation
5 35 (24.48%) Finance
6 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
7 31 (21.68%) Java
8 29 (20.28%) Software Testing
9 28 (19.58%) ISEB
10 26 (18.18%) C#
10 26 (18.18%) UNIX
11 25 (17.48%) Linux
11 25 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
11 25 (17.48%) Test Management
12 24 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
12 24 (16.78%) Degree
13 23 (16.08%) ISTQB
13 23 (16.08%) Python
14 22 (15.38%) C++
14 22 (15.38%) Automation Testing
15 20 (13.99%) Perl
16 19 (13.29%) Unit Testing
17 18 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (12.59%) HP
17 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
18 17 (11.89%) Scrum
19 16 (11.19%) SAP
20 14 (9.79%) .NET
20 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
20 14 (9.79%) Analytics

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 5 (3.50%) SharePoint
2 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
2 4 (2.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.20%) MS Office
1 6 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 11 (7.69%) Internet
2 5 (3.50%) Wireless
3 3 (2.10%) ATM
4 2 (1.40%) SAN
4 2 (1.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.70%) SMS
5 1 (0.70%) HTTP
5 1 (0.70%) Broadband
5 1 (0.70%) ISDN
5 1 (0.70%) SSL
5 1 (0.70%) X.509
5 1 (0.70%) STUN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) Data Mining
3 2 (1.40%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.40%) SQLPlus
4 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.70%) Star Schema
4 1 (0.70%) OLAP
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.70%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 25 (17.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 12 (8.39%) Selenium
3 9 (6.29%) JIRA
4 6 (4.20%) Subversion
5 5 (3.50%) WinRunner
5 5 (3.50%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.80%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.40%) JMeter
7 2 (1.40%) LabVIEW
7 2 (1.40%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.70%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.70%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.70%) Hudson
8 1 (0.70%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.70%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (0.70%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.70%) QALoad
8 1 (0.70%) QADirector
General
1 35 (24.48%) Finance
2 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.10%) Automotive
2 3 (2.10%) Marketing
2 3 (2.10%) Banking
3 2 (1.40%) Electronics
3 2 (1.40%) Legal
3 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.40%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (18.88%) Test Leader
2 26 (18.18%) Analyst
3 25 (17.48%) Test Manager
3 25 (17.48%) Tester
4 23 (16.08%) Test Engineer
5 16 (11.19%) Test Analyst
6 14 (9.79%) QA Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) QA Tester
7 11 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 10 (6.99%) Test Project Leader
8 10 (6.99%) Project Leader
9 9 (6.29%) Developer
10 8 (5.59%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Software Engineer
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Manager
11 7 (4.90%) Senior Test Manager
11 7 (4.90%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.90%) Software Test Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) Automation Analyst
12 5 (3.50%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.79%) .NET
2 5 (3.50%) J2EE
3 3 (2.10%) Web Services
4 2 (1.40%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.40%) HTML
4 2 (1.40%) XML
5 1 (0.70%) J2SE
5 1 (0.70%) CGI
5 1 (0.70%) MDX
5 1 (0.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.79%) Computer Science
2 10 (6.99%) Mathematics
3 7 (4.90%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.90%) EPoS
3 7 (4.90%) Open Source
4 5 (3.50%) EFT
4 5 (3.50%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.80%) Clustering
5 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.10%) Wiki
6 3 (2.10%) Physics
7 2 (1.40%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.40%) Statistics
7 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.70%) Firmware
8 1 (0.70%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 26 (18.18%) UNIX
2 25 (17.48%) Linux
3 11 (7.69%) Windows
4 4 (2.80%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (2.80%) Solaris
5 2 (1.40%) Android
5 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.40%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (30.07%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.97%) Test Automation
3 34 (23.78%) Test Scripting
4 29 (20.28%) Software Testing
5 25 (17.48%) Test Management
6 24 (16.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (15.38%) Automation Testing
8 19 (13.29%) Unit Testing
9 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
10 17 (11.89%) Scrum
11 14 (9.79%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.79%) Analytics
12 13 (9.09%) Integration Testing
12 13 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 11 (7.69%) ITIL
13 11 (7.69%) Project Management
13 11 (7.69%) Performance Testing
14 10 (6.99%) Project Planning
14 10 (6.99%) Waterfall
14 10 (6.99%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (28.67%) SQL
2 31 (21.68%) Java
3 26 (18.18%) C#
4 23 (16.08%) Python
5 22 (15.38%) C++
6 20 (13.99%) Perl
7 10 (6.99%) Tcl
8 5 (3.50%) Delphi
9 4 (2.80%) VB
10 3 (2.10%) PHP
10 3 (2.10%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.40%) Ruby
11 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.40%) C
11 2 (1.40%) VBScript
11 2 (1.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (19.58%) ISEB
2 24 (16.78%) Degree
3 23 (16.08%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.70%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (39.86%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 18 (12.59%) HP
2 16 (11.19%) SAP
3 12 (8.39%) Microsoft
4 10 (6.99%) Oracle
5 8 (5.59%) Agilent
5 8 (5.59%) IBM
6 4 (2.80%) Atlassian
6 4 (2.80%) Sybase
6 4 (2.80%) Sun
7 2 (1.40%) Citrix
8 1 (0.70%) JD Edwards
8 1 (0.70%) SOASTA, Inc
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