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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 197 206 213
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 70 74 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.92% 0.86% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.14% 1.11% 0.96%
Number of salaries quoted 62 66 41
Average salary £51,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.44% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,100 £26,100 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £86,000 £70,000 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
6118 6669 6538
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 80.14% 77.87% 76.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4978 5493 5631
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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
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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 +26 31 £50,000 +5.26% 3
Bedfordshire +30 17 £76,750 +110.27%
Hertfordshire -4 15 £53,750 +2.38% 1
Essex 0 6 £80,000 +45.45%
Suffolk +1 1 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 53 (35.81%) Finance
2 46 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (29.73%) SQL
4 41 (27.70%) HP
5 37 (25.00%) .NET
6 35 (23.65%) Regression Testing
6 35 (23.65%) Performance Testing
7 34 (22.97%) QA
7 34 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (22.97%) ISEB
8 30 (20.27%) Degree
8 30 (20.27%) Software Testing
9 29 (19.59%) ISTQB
9 29 (19.59%) Automated Testing
9 29 (19.59%) Test Management
9 29 (19.59%) C#
10 28 (18.92%) LoadRunner
11 23 (15.54%) Oracle
12 22 (14.86%) Scrum
13 21 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
14 19 (12.84%) Windows
14 19 (12.84%) Linux
15 18 (12.16%) Software Engineering
16 17 (11.49%) Test Scripting
16 17 (11.49%) OO
17 16 (10.81%) Java
17 16 (10.81%) Computer Science
17 16 (10.81%) Mathematics
17 16 (10.81%) Mentoring
18 15 (10.14%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 (2.70%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.03%) JBoss
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.68%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.35%) ICMP
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.14%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.38%) Big Data
3 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.68%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (18.92%) LoadRunner
2 21 (14.19%) Team Foundation Server
3 12 (8.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 11 (7.43%) NUnit
5 8 (5.41%) Selenium
5 8 (5.41%) MSTest
6 6 (4.05%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.05%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.05%) SpecFlow
7 3 (2.03%) JMeter
7 3 (2.03%) TestDirector
7 3 (2.03%) JProfiler
7 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.68%) TestLink
8 1 (0.68%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.68%) JIRA
General
1 53 (35.81%) Finance
2 9 (6.08%) Retail
3 7 (4.73%) Banking
4 3 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.35%) Local Government
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Games
6 1 (0.68%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (35.14%) Test Manager
2 20 (13.51%) Test Analyst
2 20 (13.51%) Analyst
3 18 (12.16%) Test Engineer
4 17 (11.49%) Architect
5 16 (10.81%) Test Architect
6 15 (10.14%) Tester
7 12 (8.11%) Software Engineer
8 11 (7.43%) Software Test Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) Senior Test Analyst
9 10 (6.76%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (5.41%) Software Tester
11 7 (4.73%) Senior Tester
11 7 (4.73%) Software Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Developer
11 7 (4.73%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.05%) SAP Test Manager
12 6 (4.05%) SAP Manager
12 6 (4.05%) QA Leader
12 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (25.00%) .NET
2 5 (3.38%) WPF
3 4 (2.70%) Web Services
4 3 (2.03%) SOAP
4 3 (2.03%) J2EE
5 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (1.35%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.68%) J2SE
6 1 (0.68%) CSS
6 1 (0.68%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.68%) HTML5
6 1 (0.68%) WCF
6 1 (0.68%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 34 (22.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.81%) Computer Science
2 16 (10.81%) Mathematics
3 11 (7.43%) User Experience
4 5 (3.38%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.38%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) GIS
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) IVR
7 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.68%) Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Clustering
7 1 (0.68%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Social Media
7 1 (0.68%) Social Network
7 1 (0.68%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 19 (12.84%) Windows
1 19 (12.84%) Linux
2 4 (2.70%) UNIX
3 2 (1.35%) VMS
4 1 (0.68%) Solaris
4 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (0.68%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.08%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (23.65%) Regression Testing
2 35 (23.65%) Performance Testing
3 30 (20.27%) Software Testing
4 29 (19.59%) Automated Testing
4 29 (19.59%) Test Management
5 22 (14.86%) Scrum
6 18 (12.16%) Software Engineering
7 17 (11.49%) Test Scripting
7 17 (11.49%) OO
8 16 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 15 (10.14%) Test Planning
9 15 (10.14%) User Stories
10 14 (9.46%) Analytics
10 14 (9.46%) Test Automation
11 11 (7.43%) Project Management
11 11 (7.43%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (6.08%) Coaching
12 9 (6.08%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (6.08%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.73%) SQL
2 29 (19.59%) C#
3 16 (10.81%) Java
4 15 (10.14%) PL/SQL
4 15 (10.14%) Shell Script
5 11 (7.43%) Delphi
6 9 (6.08%) C
7 7 (4.73%) Python
8 5 (3.38%) C++
9 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
9 2 (1.35%) VBA
9 2 (1.35%) Perl
10 1 (0.68%) Tcl
10 1 (0.68%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 34 (22.97%) ISEB
2 30 (20.27%) Degree
3 29 (19.59%) ISTQB
4 11 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.03%) Sun Certification
7 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.68%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (22.97%) QA
2 7 (4.73%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.68%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (8.78%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 41 (27.70%) HP
2 23 (15.54%) Oracle
3 10 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 9 (6.08%) SAP
5 7 (4.73%) TOWER Software
6 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.35%) Twitter
8 1 (0.68%) Cognizant
8 1 (0.68%) Sun
8 1 (0.68%) Cisco
8 1 (0.68%) Sybase
8 1 (0.68%) Verint
8 1 (0.68%) WorldPay
8 1 (0.68%) Atlassian
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