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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 328 340 395
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +55
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 841 768 592
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.78% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.04% 0.95% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 609 592 464
Average salary £47,500 £48,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% -8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
81037 81000 77589
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.86% 82.39% 80.12%
Number of salaries quoted 66627 65196 65122
Average salary £49,500 £47,500 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.21% +2.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 5 March 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 5 March 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
London -5 312 £57,500 +4.54% 46
South East -10 138 £45,000 -5.26% 19
East of England +20 90 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +6 87 £35,000 -12.50% 21
South West -5 69 £42,500 +6.25% 2
North West +17 48 £45,000 +28.57% 5
West Midlands -15 43 £30,000 -40.00% 9
East Midlands +26 33 £35,000 -30.00% 3
North East -6 16 £42,500 +11.84% 2
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 765 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 571 (34.61%) QA
3 543 (32.91%) Finance
4 395 (23.94%) Test Management
5 366 (22.18%) Selenium
6 358 (21.70%) ISEB
7 352 (21.33%) ISTQB
8 351 (21.27%) User Acceptance Testing
9 341 (20.67%) Test Scripting
10 338 (20.48%) Test Automation
11 307 (18.61%) SQL
12 274 (16.61%) Software Testing
13 251 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
14 238 (14.42%) Performance Testing
15 227 (13.76%) Automated Testing
16 226 (13.70%) Degree
17 225 (13.64%) Scrum
18 216 (13.09%) Project Management
19 215 (13.03%) Java
20 209 (12.67%) HP
21 193 (11.70%) Waterfall
22 190 (11.52%) Microsoft
23 186 (11.27%) Regression Testing
24 180 (10.91%) C#
25 179 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
26 174 (10.55%) Test Planning
27 167 (10.12%) Banking
28 164 (9.94%) TDD
29 159 (9.64%) Web Services
29 159 (9.64%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 34 (2.06%) IIS
2 21 (1.27%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.03%) Apache
4 5 (0.30%) Tomcat
4 5 (0.30%) Confluence
5 4 (0.24%) JBoss
5 4 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.18%) Documentum
6 3 (0.18%) CMS
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (0.18%) Node.js
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
7 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.061%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.061%) WordPress
8 1 (0.061%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 112 (6.79%) MS Excel
2 23 (1.39%) MS Office
3 16 (0.97%) MS Project
4 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.061%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.97%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.79%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.30%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.30%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 1 (0.061%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.24%) GitHub
2 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.12%) SaaS
4 1 (0.061%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 29 (1.76%) Internet
2 18 (1.09%) HTTP
3 9 (0.55%) TCP/IP
3 9 (0.55%) LAN
4 8 (0.48%) VoIP
5 7 (0.42%) WAN
5 7 (0.42%) ATM
5 7 (0.42%) LTE
6 6 (0.36%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.36%) SAN
7 5 (0.30%) UMTS
7 5 (0.30%) VPN
7 5 (0.30%) GPRS
7 5 (0.30%) GSM
7 5 (0.30%) SDH
7 5 (0.30%) Firewall
7 5 (0.30%) Frame Relay
7 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.30%) MPLS
8 4 (0.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 118 (7.15%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.03%) MySQL
3 43 (2.61%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
6 28 (1.70%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
9 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.91%) Big Data
12 14 (0.85%) DB2
13 13 (0.79%) DataStage
13 13 (0.79%) SQLPlus
13 13 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
13 13 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
14 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
15 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.61%) OLAP Cube
15 10 (0.61%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 366 (22.18%) Selenium
2 159 (9.64%) WebDriver
3 141 (8.55%) QuickTest Pro
4 140 (8.48%) JIRA
5 131 (7.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 110 (6.67%) LoadRunner
7 109 (6.61%) JMeter
8 85 (5.15%) Cucumber
9 81 (4.91%) Jenkins
10 80 (4.85%) SoapUI
11 75 (4.55%) JUnit
12 51 (3.09%) TestNG
13 46 (2.79%) NUnit
14 45 (2.73%) SpecFlow
15 43 (2.61%) TeamCity
16 38 (2.30%) Git (software)
17 35 (2.12%) InstallShield
18 31 (1.88%) eggPlant
19 30 (1.82%) Visual Studio
20 27 (1.64%) JBehave
General
1 543 (32.91%) Finance
2 167 (10.12%) Banking
3 132 (8.00%) Retail
4 40 (2.42%) Marketing
5 38 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 36 (2.18%) Advertising
7 25 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 19 (1.15%) Law
9 14 (0.85%) Legal
10 12 (0.73%) Games
10 12 (0.73%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.73%) Automotive
11 11 (0.67%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.67%) General Ledger
12 10 (0.61%) German Language
13 9 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 9 (0.55%) Front Office
14 8 (0.48%) Electronics
15 7 (0.42%) Billing
16 6 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 466 (28.24%) Test Manager
2 453 (27.45%) Analyst
3 301 (18.24%) Test Analyst
4 175 (10.61%) Tester
5 136 (8.24%) Test Engineer
6 133 (8.06%) Test Leader
7 124 (7.52%) Senior Analyst
8 80 (4.85%) Business Analyst
9 75 (4.55%) Senior Test Analyst
10 74 (4.48%) QA Analyst
11 65 (3.94%) Developer
12 64 (3.88%) Software Engineer
13 59 (3.58%) Consultant
14 51 (3.09%) Software Tester
14 51 (3.09%) QA Engineer
15 50 (3.03%) Team Leader
16 47 (2.85%) Architect
17 38 (2.30%) Senior Tester
18 37 (2.24%) Lead Test Analyst
19 35 (2.12%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (9.64%) Web Services
2 148 (8.97%) .NET
3 91 (5.52%) XML
4 44 (2.67%) HTML
5 42 (2.55%) LAMP
6 39 (2.36%) CSS
7 37 (2.24%) SOAP
8 32 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 20 (1.21%) Middleware
10 19 (1.15%) jQuery
11 18 (1.09%) Gherkin
12 16 (0.97%) REST
12 16 (0.97%) JSON
13 14 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (0.79%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.79%) WCF
15 12 (0.73%) WPF
16 9 (0.55%) Ajax
16 9 (0.55%) Apache Flex
17 8 (0.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 251 (15.21%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.27%) Management Information System
3 73 (4.42%) Computer Science
4 60 (3.64%) Open Source
5 49 (2.97%) User Experience
6 46 (2.79%) Mobile App
7 41 (2.48%) Statistics
8 36 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 26 (1.58%) Social Media
9 26 (1.58%) Mathematics
10 25 (1.52%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.21%) Mobile Banking
12 19 (1.15%) GIS
13 15 (0.91%) Mainframe
14 14 (0.85%) Blog
15 11 (0.67%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.67%) W3C
15 11 (0.67%) Online Banking
16 9 (0.55%) Telematics
17 8 (0.48%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 139 (8.42%) Windows
2 112 (6.79%) Linux
3 94 (5.70%) UNIX
4 41 (2.48%) Solaris
5 22 (1.33%) Android
5 22 (1.33%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.91%) Windows 7
6 15 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (0.85%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.67%) Mac OS
10 10 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.48%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.061%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 765 (46.36%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (23.94%) Test Management
3 351 (21.27%) User Acceptance Testing
4 341 (20.67%) Test Scripting
5 338 (20.48%) Test Automation
6 274 (16.61%) Software Testing
7 238 (14.42%) Performance Testing
8 227 (13.76%) Automated Testing
9 225 (13.64%) Scrum
10 216 (13.09%) Project Management
11 193 (11.70%) Waterfall
12 186 (11.27%) Regression Testing
13 174 (10.55%) Test Planning
14 164 (9.94%) TDD
15 159 (9.64%) Mentoring
16 152 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
17 131 (7.94%) Manual Testing
18 128 (7.76%) Software Engineering
19 126 (7.64%) BDD
20 125 (7.58%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 307 (18.61%) SQL
2 215 (13.03%) Java
3 180 (10.91%) C#
4 124 (7.52%) JavaScript
5 81 (4.91%) Ruby
6 80 (4.85%) Python
7 67 (4.06%) Perl
8 59 (3.58%) C++
9 52 (3.15%) PHP
10 36 (2.18%) PL/SQL
11 33 (2.00%) C
12 30 (1.82%) Delphi
13 20 (1.21%) VB
14 16 (0.97%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.85%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.79%) Scala
17 10 (0.61%) VBScript
17 10 (0.61%) VB6
17 10 (0.61%) VBA
18 9 (0.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 358 (21.70%) ISEB
2 352 (21.33%) ISTQB
3 226 (13.70%) Degree
4 123 (7.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 55 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.48%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 26 (1.58%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.52%) VCP4
10 19 (1.15%) PMI Certification
11 16 (0.97%) PMP
12 15 (0.91%) CISSP
13 14 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (0.61%) HND
15 5 (0.30%) CCNA
15 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
16 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
17 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
17 3 (0.18%) APMP
17 3 (0.18%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 571 (34.61%) QA
2 41 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 18 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.09%) PMBOK
4 11 (0.67%) WCAG
5 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.30%) EMIR
6 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.24%) SLA
7 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 3 (0.18%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 3 (0.18%) DICOM
7 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.12%) FATCA
9 1 (0.061%) Basel III
9 1 (0.061%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (0.30%) VMware ESX
1 5 (0.30%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
2 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.12%) vSphere
4 1 (0.061%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 179 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.18%) logstash
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.061%) nmon
5 1 (0.061%) SCCM
5 1 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 209 (12.67%) HP
2 190 (11.52%) Microsoft
3 87 (5.27%) Oracle
4 45 (2.73%) IBM
5 19 (1.15%) Splunk
6 18 (1.09%) ArcSight
7 16 (0.97%) SAP
7 16 (0.97%) webMethods
7 16 (0.97%) ATG
8 15 (0.91%) Red Hat
9 14 (0.85%) TOWER Software
9 14 (0.85%) Cognos
10 13 (0.79%) Business Objects
10 13 (0.79%) BT
10 13 (0.79%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (0.79%) Capita
11 12 (0.73%) Green Hat
12 11 (0.67%) VMware
13 7 (0.42%) Cisco
13 7 (0.42%) Atlassian
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Royal Bank Of Scotland
Salary: NA
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Oxford Hays
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Salary: From £85,000 to £120,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
EasyRoommate
Salary: Attractive Basic
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Competitive Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benifits & Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago