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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 340 366 388
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 838 713 671
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.86% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 661 527 535
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,073 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
85818 83344 86450
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.33% 81.90% 79.77%
Number of salaries quoted 71347 67480 74235
Average salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.05% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +6 346 £57,000 +3.63% 33
South East +11 136 £47,500 - 9
Yorkshire +5 90 £40,750 -24.53% 13
North West -11 65 £46,000 +2.22% 5
South West +30 59 £55,000 +27.90% 6
East of England -36 59 £47,500 +5.55% 9
East Midlands +34 34 £50,000 -23.07% 5
West Midlands -19 31 £35,500 -23.24% 6
North East -10 9 £42,500 - 1
Midlands +1 4 £45,000 -5.26%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 778 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 638 (36.58%) QA
3 580 (33.26%) Finance
4 453 (25.97%) Selenium
5 404 (23.17%) Test Scripting
6 386 (22.13%) Test Automation
7 383 (21.96%) Test Management
8 379 (21.73%) ISEB
9 356 (20.41%) ISTQB
10 325 (18.64%) SQL
11 319 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
12 288 (16.51%) Software Testing
13 264 (15.14%) Scrum
14 236 (13.53%) Regression Testing
15 235 (13.47%) Degree
16 234 (13.42%) C#
17 233 (13.36%) Java
18 230 (13.19%) Performance Testing
19 227 (13.02%) Automated Testing
20 225 (12.90%) HP
21 218 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
22 217 (12.44%) WebDriver
23 215 (12.33%) QuickTest Pro
24 212 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
25 209 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
26 200 (11.47%) JIRA
27 198 (11.35%) Project Management
28 192 (11.01%) Mentoring
29 180 (10.32%) Test Planning
30 178 (10.21%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 45 (2.58%) IIS
2 32 (1.83%) Confluence
3 20 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.97%) Apache
5 8 (0.46%) SAS
6 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.34%) JBoss
8 5 (0.29%) CMS
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) Node.js
11 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.057%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.057%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.057%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 116 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.55%) MS Office
3 12 (0.69%) MS Project
4 10 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.29%) SPSS
6 5 (0.29%) Stata
7 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.92%) Google Analytics
1 16 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
2 14 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.057%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Magento
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payroll
7 1 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.89%) GitHub
2 8 (0.46%) SaaS
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 44 (2.52%) Internet
2 18 (1.03%) HTTP
3 13 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.63%) LTE
5 9 (0.52%) SAN
6 8 (0.46%) ATM
6 8 (0.46%) Firewall
7 7 (0.40%) LAN
7 7 (0.40%) VPN
8 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.34%) GPRS
8 6 (0.34%) GSM
8 6 (0.34%) UMTS
8 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
9 5 (0.29%) WAN
9 5 (0.29%) SDH
9 5 (0.29%) 3GPP
9 5 (0.29%) 3G
9 5 (0.29%) MPLS
9 5 (0.29%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 168 (9.63%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 68 (3.90%) RDBMS
4 58 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 52 (2.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.58%) MySQL
8 38 (2.18%) DB2
9 35 (2.01%) SQLPlus
10 34 (1.95%) DataStage
10 34 (1.95%) Oracle ODI
10 34 (1.95%) Oracle Exadata
11 30 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.15%) RavenDB
13 19 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.92%) Data Mining
15 15 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
17 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 453 (25.97%) Selenium
2 217 (12.44%) WebDriver
3 215 (12.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 200 (11.47%) JIRA
5 128 (7.34%) Cucumber
6 116 (6.65%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (5.73%) LoadRunner
8 85 (4.87%) Jenkins
9 82 (4.70%) JMeter
10 79 (4.53%) JUnit
10 79 (4.53%) Git (software)
11 77 (4.42%) TeamCity
12 75 (4.30%) SoapUI
13 74 (4.24%) NUnit
14 55 (3.15%) SpecFlow
15 49 (2.81%) Visual Studio
16 46 (2.64%) TestNG
17 44 (2.52%) WATIR
18 42 (2.41%) Hudson
19 35 (2.01%) Toad
General
1 580 (33.26%) Finance
2 169 (9.69%) Banking
3 132 (7.57%) Retail
4 54 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.98%) Advertising
6 48 (2.75%) Marketing
7 26 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.20%) Games
9 15 (0.86%) Publishing
10 13 (0.75%) Automotive
10 13 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.75%) Billing
11 10 (0.57%) Front Office
11 10 (0.57%) Legal
12 9 (0.52%) Law
12 9 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.46%) German Language
14 7 (0.40%) Back Office
15 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 490 (28.10%) Test Manager
2 445 (25.52%) Analyst
3 292 (16.74%) Test Analyst
4 183 (10.49%) Tester
5 148 (8.49%) Test Leader
6 133 (7.63%) Test Engineer
7 111 (6.36%) Senior Analyst
8 101 (5.79%) QA Engineer
9 84 (4.82%) Business Analyst
10 79 (4.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 69 (3.96%) Team Leader
12 62 (3.56%) Developer
13 59 (3.38%) Architect
14 58 (3.33%) QA Analyst
15 54 (3.10%) Automation Tester
16 53 (3.04%) QA Manager
17 52 (2.98%) Consultant
18 50 (2.87%) Software Engineer
19 47 (2.69%) Test Team Leader
20 39 (2.24%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (9.58%) Web Services
2 153 (8.77%) .NET
3 84 (4.82%) XML
4 67 (3.84%) ASP.NET
5 63 (3.61%) SOAP
5 63 (3.61%) Gherkin
6 62 (3.56%) HTML
7 54 (3.10%) CSS
8 38 (2.18%) LAMP
8 38 (2.18%) .NET Framework
9 36 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
10 31 (1.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 28 (1.61%) jQuery
12 27 (1.55%) REST
13 21 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 20 (1.15%) StructureMap
14 20 (1.15%) Dapper ORM
14 20 (1.15%) Spring.NET
14 20 (1.15%) Castle Windsor
14 20 (1.15%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 218 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (7.11%) Open Source
3 86 (4.93%) Computer Science
4 67 (3.84%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.92%) User Experience
6 48 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 43 (2.47%) Mainframe
7 43 (2.47%) Mathematics
8 42 (2.41%) Statistics
9 32 (1.83%) Client/Server
10 29 (1.66%) Blog
11 23 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 23 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
12 18 (1.03%) GIS
13 15 (0.86%) Online Banking
14 13 (0.75%) N-Tier
15 12 (0.69%) Online Games
15 12 (0.69%) Social Media
16 11 (0.63%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.57%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 149 (8.54%) Windows
2 135 (7.74%) UNIX
3 130 (7.45%) Linux
4 30 (1.72%) Solaris
5 26 (1.49%) Android
6 23 (1.32%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.32%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.15%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.057%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (44.61%) Agile Software Development
2 404 (23.17%) Test Scripting
3 386 (22.13%) Test Automation
4 383 (21.96%) Test Management
5 319 (18.29%) User Acceptance Testing
6 288 (16.51%) Software Testing
7 264 (15.14%) Scrum
8 236 (13.53%) Regression Testing
9 230 (13.19%) Performance Testing
10 227 (13.02%) Automated Testing
11 209 (11.98%) Stakeholder Management
12 198 (11.35%) Project Management
13 192 (11.01%) Mentoring
14 180 (10.32%) Test Planning
15 178 (10.21%) TDD
16 168 (9.63%) E-Commerce
17 158 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
18 157 (9.00%) BDD
19 137 (7.86%) Waterfall
20 134 (7.68%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 325 (18.64%) SQL
2 234 (13.42%) C#
3 233 (13.36%) Java
4 117 (6.71%) JavaScript
4 117 (6.71%) Ruby
5 79 (4.53%) Perl
6 70 (4.01%) Python
7 69 (3.96%) C++
8 67 (3.84%) PHP
9 54 (3.10%) PL/SQL
10 36 (2.06%) Shell Script
11 34 (1.95%) Delphi
12 28 (1.61%) VB.NET
13 23 (1.32%) C
14 19 (1.09%) VB
15 18 (1.03%) Scala
15 18 (1.03%) R
16 16 (0.92%) VBScript
17 15 (0.86%) Tcl
18 14 (0.80%) VBA
Qualifications
1 379 (21.73%) ISEB
2 356 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 235 (13.47%) Degree
4 103 (5.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 63 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 41 (2.35%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 21 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
9 20 (1.15%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.75%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.46%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) CISSP
12 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.34%) PMP
14 5 (0.29%) HND
15 4 (0.23%) MBA
15 4 (0.23%) CSQA
16 3 (0.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 638 (36.58%) QA
2 32 (1.83%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.63%) COBIT
4 10 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.40%) SLA
7 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) Basel II
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
9 1 (0.057%) MiFID
9 1 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (0.86%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) vCloud
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
6 1 (0.057%) Firmware
6 1 (0.057%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 212 (12.16%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.057%) Nessus
4 1 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.057%) logstash
Vendors
1 225 (12.90%) HP
2 171 (9.81%) Microsoft
3 120 (6.88%) Oracle
4 42 (2.41%) Business Objects
5 40 (2.29%) Cognos
6 33 (1.89%) IBM
7 28 (1.61%) SAP
8 21 (1.20%) VMware
9 20 (1.15%) Endeca
9 20 (1.15%) RedPrairie
10 17 (0.97%) Google
11 15 (0.86%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.75%) Green Hat
13 12 (0.69%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.63%) TOWER Software
15 9 (0.52%) BT
15 9 (0.52%) ATG
15 9 (0.52%) webMethods
16 8 (0.46%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.46%) Splunk
London
DigitasLBi
Posted: 12 hours ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 22 days hol + pension
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Sogeti UK Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Redditch, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Talent International
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + car, bonus, housing allowence
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum +12.5% annual bonus, 10% DB pension,
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago