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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 347 342 368
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 815 868 695
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.96% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 665 647 536
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
86723 90581 82547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 84.74% 82.77% 81.07%
Number of salaries quoted 71804 73588 68269
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +87 356 £60,000 +14.28% 36
South East +9 185 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Yorkshire -29 82 £50,000 +17.64% 8
North West -19 66 £50,000 +8.69% 13
East Midlands -2 38 £35,000 -30.00% 2
South West -46 33 £41,500 +7.09% 5
East of England -35 32 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +1 26 £47,500 -7.76% 3
North East -15 1 £30,701 +13.70% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 646 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 626 (38.24%) QA
3 613 (37.45%) Finance
4 398 (24.31%) Selenium
5 368 (22.48%) Test Scripting
6 365 (22.30%) SQL
7 351 (21.44%) User Acceptance Testing
8 347 (21.20%) ISEB
9 340 (20.77%) Test Automation
10 325 (19.85%) Java
11 323 (19.73%) Test Management
12 301 (18.39%) ISTQB
13 300 (18.33%) Degree
14 285 (17.41%) SDLC
15 274 (16.74%) Software Testing
16 260 (15.88%) Performance Testing
17 258 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
18 224 (13.68%) C#
19 222 (13.56%) Automated Testing
20 207 (12.65%) Regression Testing
21 205 (12.52%) Scrum
22 203 (12.40%) Microsoft
23 197 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
24 177 (10.81%) Project Management
25 158 (9.65%) .NET
26 154 (9.41%) System Testing
27 152 (9.29%) Mentoring
27 152 (9.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
28 147 (8.98%) Banking
29 146 (8.92%) Manual Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 31 (1.89%) IIS
1 31 (1.89%) SharePoint
2 16 (0.98%) WordPress
2 16 (0.98%) JBoss
3 12 (0.73%) Tomcat
4 10 (0.61%) Confluence
5 6 (0.37%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.37%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.31%) Apache
6 5 (0.31%) Node.js
6 5 (0.31%) CMS
6 5 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.18%) Documentum
7 3 (0.18%) SAS
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle Coherence
9 1 (0.061%) Drupal
9 1 (0.061%) Lync
Applications
1 81 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 78 (4.76%) MS Office
3 20 (1.22%) MS Project
4 10 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.12%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.31%) Primavera
4 5 (0.31%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
6 3 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.18%) Summit
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.12%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (0.79%) SaaS
3 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.24%) IaaS
4 4 (0.24%) PaaS
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
5 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.061%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.26%) Internet
2 19 (1.16%) HTTP
3 14 (0.86%) TCP/IP
3 14 (0.86%) Intranet
3 14 (0.86%) VoIP
4 7 (0.43%) ATM
4 7 (0.43%) Firewall
4 7 (0.43%) Network Security
5 5 (0.31%) ICMP
5 5 (0.31%) WAN
6 3 (0.18%) SSL
6 3 (0.18%) VPN
6 3 (0.18%) MPLS
6 3 (0.18%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.18%) Multicast
7 2 (0.12%) Wireless
7 2 (0.12%) RTP
7 2 (0.12%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.12%) SMTP
7 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (5.44%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 47 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.44%) Big Data
4 40 (2.44%) MySQL
5 30 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 29 (1.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.73%) OLAP Cube
10 12 (0.73%) OLAP
11 10 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.49%) Hadoop
13 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
13 6 (0.37%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.37%) Star Schema
14 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 398 (24.31%) Selenium
2 132 (8.06%) JIRA
3 130 (7.94%) WebDriver
4 117 (7.15%) JMeter
5 113 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 99 (6.05%) HP UFT
7 95 (5.80%) Cucumber
8 91 (5.56%) LoadRunner
9 78 (4.76%) Jenkins
10 75 (4.58%) SoapUI
11 67 (4.09%) JUnit
12 60 (3.67%) NUnit
13 57 (3.48%) FitNesse
14 45 (2.75%) Visual Studio
15 34 (2.08%) SpecFlow
16 27 (1.65%) Git (software)
17 23 (1.41%) TeamCity
18 19 (1.16%) WATIR
19 18 (1.10%) Subversion
20 17 (1.04%) TestNG
General
1 613 (37.45%) Finance
2 147 (8.98%) Banking
3 101 (6.17%) Retail
4 52 (3.18%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.44%) Law
6 31 (1.89%) Marketing
7 28 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.28%) Publishing
9 18 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.92%) Advertising
10 15 (0.92%) Legal
11 13 (0.79%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.67%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.67%) Games
13 10 (0.61%) Electronics
14 8 (0.49%) Front Office
14 8 (0.49%) Billing
15 6 (0.37%) Automotive
16 5 (0.31%) Private Banking
16 5 (0.31%) Military
Job Titles
1 492 (30.05%) Test Manager
2 408 (24.92%) Analyst
3 265 (16.19%) Test Analyst
4 164 (10.02%) Test Leader
5 135 (8.25%) Tester
6 109 (6.66%) Test Engineer
7 93 (5.68%) Consultant
8 86 (5.25%) Developer
9 65 (3.97%) Business Analyst
10 62 (3.79%) QA Analyst
11 61 (3.73%) QA Manager
12 60 (3.67%) Senior Analyst
13 50 (3.05%) QA Engineer
14 47 (2.87%) Senior Test Analyst
14 47 (2.87%) Systems Analyst
15 46 (2.81%) Test Consultant
16 44 (2.69%) Software Engineer
17 41 (2.50%) Lead Test Analyst
18 38 (2.32%) QA Leader
19 37 (2.26%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 158 (9.65%) .NET
2 106 (6.48%) Web Services
3 77 (4.70%) XML
4 59 (3.60%) SOAP
5 50 (3.05%) HTML
6 36 (2.20%) Gherkin
7 35 (2.14%) CSS
8 31 (1.89%) Middleware
9 29 (1.77%) jQuery
10 27 (1.65%) ASP.NET
11 25 (1.53%) LAMP
11 25 (1.53%) REST
12 21 (1.28%) .NET Framework
13 20 (1.22%) Spring
13 20 (1.22%) WPF
14 17 (1.04%) J2EE
15 16 (0.98%) HTML5
16 15 (0.92%) CSS3
16 15 (0.92%) FIX Protocol
17 14 (0.86%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 258 (15.76%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.74%) Computer Science
3 38 (2.32%) Mobile App
4 37 (2.26%) User Experience
4 37 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 37 (2.26%) Management Information System
5 30 (1.83%) Statistics
6 25 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 23 (1.41%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.22%) Mathematics
9 18 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.04%) IVR
11 13 (0.79%) Derivative
11 13 (0.79%) Online Banking
11 13 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 13 (0.79%) Data Conversion
11 13 (0.79%) Social Media
12 11 (0.67%) Algorithms
13 10 (0.61%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 109 (6.66%) UNIX
2 103 (6.29%) Windows
3 76 (4.64%) Linux
4 21 (1.28%) Solaris
5 18 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 14 (0.86%) Android
7 7 (0.43%) AIX
8 6 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.24%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.24%) SUSE
10 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.061%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.061%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (39.46%) Agile Software Development
2 368 (22.48%) Test Scripting
3 351 (21.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 340 (20.77%) Test Automation
5 323 (19.73%) Test Management
6 285 (17.41%) SDLC
7 274 (16.74%) Software Testing
8 260 (15.88%) Performance Testing
9 222 (13.56%) Automated Testing
10 207 (12.65%) Regression Testing
11 205 (12.52%) Scrum
12 197 (12.03%) Stakeholder Management
13 177 (10.81%) Project Management
14 154 (9.41%) System Testing
15 152 (9.29%) Mentoring
16 146 (8.92%) Manual Testing
17 134 (8.19%) Integration Testing
18 132 (8.06%) Test Planning
19 131 (8.00%) BDD
20 118 (7.21%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 365 (22.30%) SQL
2 325 (19.85%) Java
3 224 (13.68%) C#
4 94 (5.74%) JavaScript
5 60 (3.67%) C
5 60 (3.67%) Ruby
6 55 (3.36%) Python
7 50 (3.05%) PHP
8 33 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 32 (1.95%) Perl
10 27 (1.65%) C++
11 18 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.10%) VB
12 14 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.61%) VBScript
14 9 (0.55%) VB6
15 6 (0.37%) Delphi
16 5 (0.31%) Groovy
16 5 (0.31%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.31%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 347 (21.20%) ISEB
2 301 (18.39%) ISTQB
3 300 (18.33%) Degree
4 152 (9.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (6.29%) Security Cleared
6 67 (4.09%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.95%) DV Cleared
8 28 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 28 (1.71%) CISSP
9 13 (0.79%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.67%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.61%) PMP
12 7 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.18%) ACCA
14 3 (0.18%) HND
14 3 (0.18%) CIMA
14 3 (0.18%) MBA
14 3 (0.18%) CSQA
15 2 (0.12%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 626 (38.24%) QA
2 35 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.67%) SLA
4 11 (0.67%) PMBOK
5 10 (0.61%) COBIT
6 7 (0.43%) WCAG
7 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.12%) GxP
8 1 (0.061%) EMIR
System Software
1 10 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 1 (0.061%) XenApp
4 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 113 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.73%) Nessus
2 12 (0.73%) Nmap
3 5 (0.31%) SCCM
4 2 (0.12%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (0.061%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.061%) nmon
5 1 (0.061%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.061%) vMotion
5 1 (0.061%) Puppet
5 1 (0.061%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 203 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 136 (8.31%) HP
3 105 (6.41%) Oracle
4 54 (3.30%) SAP
5 29 (1.77%) Splunk
6 26 (1.59%) ArcSight
7 19 (1.16%) IBM
8 17 (1.04%) Red Hat
8 17 (1.04%) VMware
8 17 (1.04%) Capita
9 12 (0.73%) Telerik
9 12 (0.73%) Coverity
10 10 (0.61%) FrontRange
10 10 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 10 (0.61%) TOWER Software
11 9 (0.55%) Citrix
12 7 (0.43%) TSYS
13 6 (0.37%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.37%) Cognizant
14 5 (0.31%) Remedy
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: £33,950 - £39,842, on experience, + bonus & comprehensive benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hull, Yorkshire
Arco
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £33000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Horizon Nuclear Power Services Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus (10%+) + shares + Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Redditch, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
TEKsystems
Salary: £80000 - £110000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30k-35k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Salary: From £60,000 to £85,000 per annum Great benefits also
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Experis Ltd
Salary: £54000.00 - £64000.00 per annum + bonus, healthcare, pension
Posted: 2 days ago