The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 358 371 381
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 781 829 652
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.73% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 0.88% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 604 640 494
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Test Strategy
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
84551 93765 82517
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.94% 82.75% 80.88%
Number of salaries quoted 69538 76877 68685
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in England

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in England

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the England region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in England

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 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
(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
London +20 302 £60,000 +20.00% 43
South East -1 164 £47,500 - 16
Yorkshire +16 100 £45,000 +13.20% 7
East Midlands +16 61 £37,500 -5.06% 3
East of England +4 52 £52,500 +31.25% 6
South West -16 33 £37,500 -2.59% 2
North West +8 32 £40,000 +2.56% 9
West Midlands 0 25 £47,500 -12.44% 4
North East +13 15 £35,000 -9.09% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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.

1 719 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 596 (35.84%) Finance
3 575 (34.58%) QA
4 393 (23.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 377 (22.67%) Selenium
6 368 (22.13%) SQL
7 361 (21.71%) Test Management
8 353 (21.23%) ISEB
9 345 (20.75%) Test Scripting
10 328 (19.72%) Test Automation
11 308 (18.52%) ISTQB
12 290 (17.44%) Java
13 266 (16.00%) Degree
13 266 (16.00%) SDLC
14 263 (15.81%) Performance Testing
15 261 (15.69%) Software Testing
16 248 (14.91%) Automated Testing
17 236 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
18 220 (13.23%) Scrum
19 217 (13.05%) Project Management
20 206 (12.39%) C#
21 197 (11.85%) Regression Testing
22 193 (11.61%) Microsoft
23 179 (10.76%) HP
24 169 (10.16%) Banking
25 168 (10.10%) .NET
26 164 (9.86%) Mentoring
27 161 (9.68%) Waterfall
28 159 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
29 149 (8.96%) Manual Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT jobs across the 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 35 (2.10%) SharePoint
1 35 (2.10%) IIS
2 13 (0.78%) WordPress
3 12 (0.72%) Apache
4 11 (0.66%) JBoss
5 9 (0.54%) Confluence
6 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (0.36%) CMS
8 5 (0.30%) Node.js
9 4 (0.24%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.18%) SAS
10 3 (0.18%) Documentum
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 98 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 64 (3.85%) MS Office
3 22 (1.32%) MS Project
4 9 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
7 5 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
8 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
9 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (0.12%) Summit
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
11 1 (0.060%) BASE24
11 1 (0.060%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.36%) SaaS
3 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.060%) IaaS
6 1 (0.060%) PaaS
6 1 (0.060%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.53%) Internet
2 18 (1.08%) HTTP
3 16 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.72%) VoIP
5 11 (0.66%) Intranet
6 7 (0.42%) ATM
7 6 (0.36%) Firewall
8 4 (0.24%) LAN
8 4 (0.24%) SMS
8 4 (0.24%) WAN
8 4 (0.24%) ICMP
9 3 (0.18%) Multicast
10 2 (0.12%) Network Security
10 2 (0.12%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.060%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.060%) SCCP
11 1 (0.060%) SS7
11 1 (0.060%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.060%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (6.07%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.47%) MySQL
3 38 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 36 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (1.92%) Big Data
6 29 (1.74%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 20 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 9 (0.54%) OLAP
10 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
11 8 (0.48%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.30%) MS Access
14 5 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.24%) Informix
16 3 (0.18%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 377 (22.67%) Selenium
2 137 (8.24%) WebDriver
3 124 (7.46%) LoadRunner
4 117 (7.04%) JMeter
5 110 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 110 (6.61%) JIRA
6 98 (5.89%) Cucumber
7 92 (5.53%) QuickTest Pro
8 80 (4.81%) SoapUI
9 78 (4.69%) Jenkins
10 59 (3.55%) JUnit
11 37 (2.22%) NUnit
12 36 (2.16%) SpecFlow
13 33 (1.98%) TestNG
13 33 (1.98%) Visual Studio
14 26 (1.56%) TeamCity
14 26 (1.56%) FitNesse
15 22 (1.32%) Rational Performance Tester
16 20 (1.20%) InstallShield
17 19 (1.14%) Bugzilla
General
1 596 (35.84%) Finance
2 169 (10.16%) Banking
3 128 (7.70%) Retail
4 35 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 31 (1.86%) Marketing
6 28 (1.68%) Law
7 25 (1.50%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.14%) Advertising
9 14 (0.84%) Legal
10 13 (0.78%) Electronics
11 12 (0.72%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.54%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.54%) Automotive
13 9 (0.54%) Publishing
14 7 (0.42%) Billing
15 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.30%) Games
16 5 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 473 (28.44%) Analyst
2 462 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 310 (18.64%) Test Analyst
4 143 (8.60%) Tester
5 141 (8.48%) Test Leader
6 102 (6.13%) Senior Analyst
7 98 (5.89%) Test Engineer
8 89 (5.35%) Developer
9 80 (4.81%) Business Analyst
10 73 (4.39%) Consultant
11 65 (3.91%) QA Analyst
12 63 (3.79%) Senior Test Analyst
13 62 (3.73%) Software Engineer
14 49 (2.95%) Software Tester
15 47 (2.83%) QA Engineer
16 45 (2.71%) Lead Test Analyst
17 43 (2.59%) QA Manager
18 41 (2.47%) Test Consultant
19 38 (2.29%) Systems Analyst
19 38 (2.29%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 168 (10.10%) .NET
2 123 (7.40%) Web Services
3 84 (5.05%) XML
4 54 (3.25%) HTML
5 40 (2.41%) CSS
6 39 (2.35%) Middleware
7 35 (2.10%) SOAP
8 34 (2.04%) LAMP
9 32 (1.92%) jQuery
10 31 (1.86%) ASP.NET
11 30 (1.80%) Gherkin
12 21 (1.26%) WPF
13 19 (1.14%) JSON
14 14 (0.84%) .NET Framework
15 13 (0.78%) J2EE
16 12 (0.72%) HTML5
17 11 (0.66%) CSS3
17 11 (0.66%) ASP.NET MVC
18 9 (0.54%) Spring
18 9 (0.54%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 236 (14.19%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.69%) Computer Science
3 63 (3.79%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.43%) Statistics
5 45 (2.71%) Mobile App
6 38 (2.29%) Enterprise Software
7 31 (1.86%) User Experience
8 27 (1.62%) Data Centre
9 24 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.38%) Social Media
11 21 (1.26%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.96%) Blog
13 15 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
13 15 (0.90%) Mobile Banking
14 14 (0.84%) Online Banking
15 13 (0.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.78%) W3C
15 13 (0.78%) IVR
16 9 (0.54%) Telematics
17 8 (0.48%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 110 (6.61%) Windows
2 91 (5.47%) UNIX
3 77 (4.63%) Linux
4 25 (1.50%) Solaris
5 17 (1.02%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.90%) Android
7 10 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
8 8 (0.48%) Windows Vista
8 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
8 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.12%) AIX
10 2 (0.12%) VMS
10 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 719 (43.24%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (23.63%) User Acceptance Testing
3 361 (21.71%) Test Management
4 345 (20.75%) Test Scripting
5 328 (19.72%) Test Automation
6 266 (16.00%) SDLC
7 263 (15.81%) Performance Testing
8 261 (15.69%) Software Testing
9 248 (14.91%) Automated Testing
10 220 (13.23%) Scrum
11 217 (13.05%) Project Management
12 197 (11.85%) Regression Testing
13 164 (9.86%) Mentoring
14 161 (9.68%) Waterfall
15 159 (9.56%) Stakeholder Management
16 149 (8.96%) Manual Testing
17 141 (8.48%) System Testing
18 138 (8.30%) Test Planning
18 138 (8.30%) TDD
19 129 (7.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 368 (22.13%) SQL
2 290 (17.44%) Java
3 206 (12.39%) C#
4 124 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 70 (4.21%) Ruby
6 66 (3.97%) Python
7 58 (3.49%) PHP
8 48 (2.89%) C++
9 45 (2.71%) C
10 43 (2.59%) Perl
11 26 (1.56%) VB
12 24 (1.44%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 17 (1.02%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.78%) VB6
16 11 (0.66%) Delphi
17 9 (0.54%) Scala
18 8 (0.48%) VBScript
19 7 (0.42%) VB.NET
20 4 (0.24%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 353 (21.23%) ISEB
2 308 (18.52%) ISTQB
3 266 (16.00%) Degree
4 129 (7.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 53 (3.19%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.10%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.32%) CISSP
8 19 (1.14%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.96%) PMP
10 13 (0.78%) ISEB Practitioner
10 13 (0.78%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 9 (0.54%) HND
12 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.18%) CIMA
13 3 (0.18%) ACCA
13 3 (0.18%) CSQA
13 3 (0.18%) APMP
14 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.12%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 575 (34.58%) QA
2 36 (2.16%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.26%) PMBOK
5 13 (0.78%) WCAG
6 6 (0.36%) SLA
7 4 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) HL7
8 3 (0.18%) DICOM
8 3 (0.18%) EMIR
9 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.060%) Solvency II
System Software
1 6 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 1 (0.060%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 132 (7.94%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.12%) logstash
4 2 (0.12%) SCCM
4 2 (0.12%) Nessus
4 2 (0.12%) Nmap
4 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.060%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.060%) nmon
Vendors
1 193 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 179 (10.76%) HP
3 102 (6.13%) Oracle
4 39 (2.35%) IBM
5 27 (1.62%) SAP
6 25 (1.50%) Splunk
7 24 (1.44%) ArcSight
8 15 (0.90%) Capita
9 14 (0.84%) ATG
9 14 (0.84%) TOWER Software
10 13 (0.78%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.72%) webMethods
12 11 (0.66%) VMware
13 10 (0.60%) BT
14 9 (0.54%) Telerik
15 7 (0.42%) Remedy
15 7 (0.42%) TSYS
16 6 (0.36%) Atlassian
16 6 (0.36%) Cognizant
16 6 (0.36%) Citrix
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: 5 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ECS
Salary: benefits,
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Highams
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Life Cover, Private Medica
Posted: Yesterday
London
New Look
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday