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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 196 192 204
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 67 49 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.86% 0.70% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.89% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 51 42 52
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £36,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,650 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
6251 5506 6992
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.14% 78.51% 75.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4940 4578 5919
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 £29,733 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +12 32 £45,500 +23.80%
Bedfordshire +1 19 £67,500 +25.00% 1
Hertfordshire -22 8 £51,250 +13.88% 1
Essex -10 6 £67,500 +50.00% 1
Norfolk +8 1 £29,000 -35.55%
Suffolk -3 1 £44,000 -2.22% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 68 (46.26%) QA
2 59 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (35.37%) SQL
4 46 (31.29%) Finance
5 33 (22.45%) Test Management
6 31 (21.09%) Test Scripting
7 30 (20.41%) Regression Testing
7 30 (20.41%) C#
8 29 (19.73%) Java
8 29 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (17.69%) HP
10 24 (16.33%) Software Testing
11 23 (15.65%) User Experience
11 23 (15.65%) ISEB
12 22 (14.97%) Performance Testing
13 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
13 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
13 21 (14.29%) Oracle
14 20 (13.61%) .NET
14 20 (13.61%) Degree
15 19 (12.93%) ISTQB
16 18 (12.24%) LoadRunner
17 17 (11.56%) OO
17 17 (11.56%) Delphi
17 17 (11.56%) SAP
17 17 (11.56%) Shell Script
17 17 (11.56%) Automated Testing
17 17 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
18 16 (10.88%) Selenium
19 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 8 (5.44%) Confluence
2 2 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (1.36%) WebLogic
2 2 (1.36%) MQSeries
2 2 (1.36%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (0.68%) GlassFish
Applications
1 5 (3.40%) MS Office
2 4 (2.72%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.68%) MS Project
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 4 (2.72%) SaaS
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.40%) ATM
2 3 (2.04%) LAN
2 3 (2.04%) SAN
2 3 (2.04%) Wireless
3 1 (0.68%) Wireshark
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) 3GPP
3 1 (0.68%) DHCP
3 1 (0.68%) 2G
3 1 (0.68%) RNC
3 1 (0.68%) 3G
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Oracle Database
2 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.40%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.36%) DB2
4 2 (1.36%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.68%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.68%) MySQL
5 1 (0.68%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 18 (12.24%) LoadRunner
2 16 (10.88%) Selenium
3 13 (8.84%) JIRA
3 13 (8.84%) QuickTest Pro
4 6 (4.08%) JMeter
5 5 (3.40%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (3.40%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.72%) Bugzilla
6 4 (2.72%) JUnit
6 4 (2.72%) Fiddler
6 4 (2.72%) Hudson
7 3 (2.04%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (2.04%) WinRunner
7 3 (2.04%) NUnit
8 2 (1.36%) Firebug
8 2 (1.36%) Rational Performance Tester
8 2 (1.36%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
8 2 (1.36%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.36%) Zephyr
General
1 46 (31.29%) Finance
2 12 (8.16%) Marketing
3 8 (5.44%) Banking
4 2 (1.36%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 49 (33.33%) Test Manager
2 27 (18.37%) Analyst
3 24 (16.33%) Test Analyst
4 22 (14.97%) Test Engineer
5 15 (10.20%) Test Leader
5 15 (10.20%) Architect
6 13 (8.84%) Test Architect
6 13 (8.84%) Software Engineer
7 12 (8.16%) Software Test Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) QA Analyst
8 10 (6.80%) Tester
9 9 (6.12%) Automation Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Project Manager
10 8 (5.44%) SAP Test Manager
10 8 (5.44%) SAP Manager
11 7 (4.76%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
12 6 (4.08%) Project Leader
12 6 (4.08%) Test Project Leader
12 6 (4.08%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.61%) .NET
2 7 (4.76%) Web Services
3 5 (3.40%) XML
4 4 (2.72%) HTML
5 3 (2.04%) CSS
5 3 (2.04%) Middleware
6 2 (1.36%) JMS
6 2 (1.36%) jQuery
7 1 (0.68%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.68%) Java EE
7 1 (0.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) User Experience
2 21 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.84%) Mathematics
4 10 (6.80%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.40%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.40%) EFT
6 4 (2.72%) Open Source
6 4 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.04%) iPhone
8 2 (1.36%) EPoS
8 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.36%) PKI
8 2 (1.36%) Wiki
8 2 (1.36%) SWIFT
9 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.68%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.68%) Handset
9 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 13 (8.84%) Windows
2 8 (5.44%) UNIX
3 4 (2.72%) Linux
4 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
4 3 (2.04%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.14%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (22.45%) Test Management
3 31 (21.09%) Test Scripting
4 30 (20.41%) Regression Testing
5 29 (19.73%) User Acceptance Testing
6 24 (16.33%) Software Testing
7 22 (14.97%) Performance Testing
8 21 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.56%) OO
9 17 (11.56%) Automated Testing
10 15 (10.20%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (10.20%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (9.52%) Project Management
11 14 (9.52%) Scrum
11 14 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 14 (9.52%) Integration Testing
12 13 (8.84%) Test Planning
12 13 (8.84%) Line Management
12 13 (8.84%) Continuous Improvement
13 12 (8.16%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.37%) SQL
2 30 (20.41%) C#
3 29 (19.73%) Java
4 17 (11.56%) Delphi
4 17 (11.56%) Shell Script
5 12 (8.16%) PL/SQL
6 10 (6.80%) C++
7 8 (5.44%) Python
8 5 (3.40%) Perl
8 5 (3.40%) PHP
9 3 (2.04%) Scala
9 3 (2.04%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.36%) C
10 2 (1.36%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (15.65%) ISEB
2 20 (13.61%) Degree
3 19 (12.93%) ISTQB
4 10 (6.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.40%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (46.26%) QA
2 12 (8.16%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) COBIT
System Software
1 3 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (11.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 26 (17.69%) HP
2 21 (14.29%) Oracle
3 17 (11.56%) SAP
4 10 (6.80%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.44%) Atlassian
6 6 (4.08%) TOWER Software
7 3 (2.04%) Capita
7 3 (2.04%) Citrix
8 2 (1.36%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.36%) webMethods
8 2 (1.36%) JD Edwards
8 2 (1.36%) SOASTA, Inc
9 1 (0.68%) VocaLink
9 1 (0.68%) IBM
9 1 (0.68%) MKS
Suffolk
Harrington Boyd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + package & bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedfordshire
DP Connect
Salary: Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 13 days ago