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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East of England
Rank 160 196 174
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 82 73 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.40% 1.03% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.19% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 70 58 84
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £39,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,700 £66,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
5109 6130 6133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 87.07% 86.73% 84.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4191 4920 4942
Median salary £46,924 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.21% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of job ads across the East of England region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the East of England region over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +22 35 £42,500 -32.00% 4
Essex +12 19 £56,250 -3.43% 1
Bedfordshire +25 12 £37,500 -47.36% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £47,500 -0.52% 1
Suffolk +20 5 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Test Strategy
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 87 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (42.77%) QA
3 65 (40.88%) Selenium
4 61 (38.36%) Test Automation
5 49 (30.82%) ISTQB
6 40 (25.16%) Scrum
7 39 (24.53%) Regression Testing
8 37 (23.27%) JIRA
9 36 (22.64%) BDD
9 36 (22.64%) C#
10 35 (22.01%) Finance
11 34 (21.38%) ISEB
11 34 (21.38%) Software Testing
12 30 (18.87%) Java
12 30 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
13 28 (17.61%) SDLC
14 26 (16.35%) Test Scripting
15 25 (15.72%) WebDriver
16 24 (15.09%) HP
17 21 (13.21%) Waterfall
18 20 (12.58%) Functional Testing
19 19 (11.95%) Gherkin
19 19 (11.95%) .NET
19 19 (11.95%) Automated Testing
20 18 (11.32%) TDD
20 18 (11.32%) SQL Server
20 18 (11.32%) Microsoft
20 18 (11.32%) RESTful
20 18 (11.32%) Manual Testing
21 17 (10.69%) Cucumber

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (3.77%) Tomcat
2 5 (3.14%) Confluence
3 4 (2.52%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (3.77%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (1.26%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.89%) Big Data
4 2 (1.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 65 (40.88%) Selenium
2 37 (23.27%) JIRA
3 25 (15.72%) WebDriver
4 17 (10.69%) Cucumber
5 16 (10.06%) LoadRunner
5 16 (10.06%) SpecFlow
6 15 (9.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (8.18%) SoapUI
8 12 (7.55%) HP UFT
9 7 (4.40%) Git (software)
10 6 (3.77%) JUnit
11 5 (3.14%) JBehave
11 5 (3.14%) Maven
12 4 (2.52%) JMeter
12 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.52%) Zephyr
13 3 (1.89%) Jenkins
13 3 (1.89%) NUnit
13 3 (1.89%) Robot Framework
14 2 (1.26%) Appium
General
1 35 (22.01%) Finance
2 6 (3.77%) Back Office
3 5 (3.14%) Retail
4 4 (2.52%) Law
4 4 (2.52%) Legal
5 3 (1.89%) Marketing
6 2 (1.26%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (24.53%) Tester
2 36 (22.64%) Analyst
3 33 (20.75%) Test Analyst
4 27 (16.98%) Test Engineer
5 21 (13.21%) Test Automation Engineer
6 17 (10.69%) Automation Tester
6 17 (10.69%) QA Leader
7 16 (10.06%) Team Leader
8 15 (9.43%) QA Team Leader
9 14 (8.81%) Senior Test Engineer
10 13 (8.18%) Software Test Engineer
10 13 (8.18%) Test Leader
11 11 (6.92%) Commercial Manager
11 11 (6.92%) SDLC Manager
11 11 (6.92%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
12 9 (5.66%) Developer
12 9 (5.66%) Developer in Test
12 9 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
13 8 (5.03%) Test Manager
14 7 (4.40%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (11.95%) .NET
1 19 (11.95%) Gherkin
2 18 (11.32%) RESTful
3 8 (5.03%) SOAP
4 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET
4 7 (4.40%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (3.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (3.14%) Hibernate
6 5 (3.14%) Spring
7 3 (1.89%) WPF
8 2 (1.26%) REST
8 2 (1.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (8.18%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.29%) Client/Server
3 10 (6.29%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.26%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.63%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.63%) User Experience
5 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (7.55%) Linux
2 2 (1.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (54.72%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (38.36%) Test Automation
3 40 (25.16%) Scrum
4 39 (24.53%) Regression Testing
5 36 (22.64%) BDD
6 34 (21.38%) Software Testing
7 30 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
8 28 (17.61%) SDLC
9 26 (16.35%) Test Scripting
10 21 (13.21%) Waterfall
11 20 (12.58%) Functional Testing
12 19 (11.95%) Automated Testing
13 18 (11.32%) Manual Testing
13 18 (11.32%) TDD
14 17 (10.69%) Performance Testing
15 16 (10.06%) Project Management
16 15 (9.43%) Automation Testing
17 14 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
18 13 (8.18%) Continuous Delivery
19 12 (7.55%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (22.64%) C#
2 30 (18.87%) Java
3 17 (10.69%) SQL
4 13 (8.18%) Python
5 9 (5.66%) Perl
6 7 (4.40%) Ruby
7 5 (3.14%) C++
7 5 (3.14%) VBA
8 4 (2.52%) JavaScript
9 3 (1.89%) C
10 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 49 (30.82%) ISTQB
2 34 (21.38%) ISEB
3 11 (6.92%) Degree
4 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (42.77%) QA
2 6 (3.77%) SDET
3 4 (2.52%) SLA
4 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.63%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.63%) Firmware
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (8.18%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.14%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 24 (15.09%) HP
2 18 (11.32%) Microsoft
3 10 (6.29%) SAP
4 7 (4.40%) Citrix
5 5 (3.14%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.26%) TOWER Software
7 1 (0.63%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.63%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.63%) Computacenter
7 1 (0.63%) Northgate
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle
7 1 (0.63%) Workday
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