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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 377 344 376
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 742 883 745
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.89% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 1.04% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 583 669 566
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,250 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
82058 84649 83361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 86.88% 85.27% 85.04%
Number of salaries quoted 68908 70120 67040
Average salary £50,000 £49,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 -45 269 £55,908 +1.65% 40
South East +25 154 £42,500 -15.00% 13
East of England -4 86 £55,000 +10.00% 4
North West +26 62 £50,000 +11.11% 5
West Midlands +8 61 £45,000 +50.00% 8
Yorkshire -20 59 £40,000 +6.66% 9
South West -54 24 £40,000 -13.97% 5
East Midlands -5 17 £45,000 +9.09% 2
North East 0 10 £40,250 -5.29% 2
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 749 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 721 (46.46%) QA
3 481 (30.99%) Finance
4 408 (26.29%) Test Automation
5 395 (25.45%) Test Scripting
6 363 (23.39%) ISEB
7 354 (22.81%) ISTQB
8 351 (22.62%) SQL
9 350 (22.55%) Selenium
10 323 (20.81%) Degree
11 311 (20.04%) Test Management
12 299 (19.27%) User Acceptance Testing
13 261 (16.82%) Java
14 252 (16.24%) Automated Testing
15 244 (15.72%) Software Testing
16 234 (15.08%) Scrum
17 230 (14.82%) C#
18 226 (14.56%) Functional Testing
19 218 (14.05%) Manual Testing
20 208 (13.40%) Performance Testing
21 199 (12.82%) Regression Testing
22 195 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
23 194 (12.50%) SDLC
24 188 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
25 187 (12.05%) Defect Management
26 186 (11.98%) Banking
27 180 (11.60%) Microsoft
28 170 (10.95%) Project Management
29 169 (10.89%) JIRA
30 167 (10.76%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 69 (4.45%) IIS
2 16 (1.03%) JBoss
3 14 (0.90%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.77%) Node.js
4 12 (0.77%) SAS
5 11 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 8 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 7 (0.45%) WordPress
8 6 (0.39%) Confluence
9 5 (0.32%) NServiceBus
9 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.26%) Apache
10 4 (0.26%) Tuxedo
11 3 (0.19%) Documentum
12 1 (0.064%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.064%) CMS
12 1 (0.064%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.064%) MQSI
12 1 (0.064%) MTS
12 1 (0.064%) WebLogic
Applications
1 84 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 65 (4.19%) MS Office
3 17 (1.10%) MS Project
4 16 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.064%) Mingle
6 1 (0.064%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (0.45%) Temenos T24
3 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 5 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.26%) BASE24
4 4 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.26%) SAP MM
4 4 (0.26%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.19%) thinkFolio
6 2 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) SimCorp Dimension
6 2 (0.13%) Summit
7 1 (0.064%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.064%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.32%) SaaS
2 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.58%) Force.com
4 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.26%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.13%) GitHub
9 1 (0.064%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.064%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.064%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.064%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.064%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.064%) Heroku
9 1 (0.064%) IaaS
9 1 (0.064%) Office 365
9 1 (0.064%) PaaS
9 1 (0.064%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (2.96%) Network Security
2 36 (2.32%) Internet
3 26 (1.68%) HTTP
4 19 (1.22%) VoIP
5 8 (0.52%) INAP
5 8 (0.52%) M3UA
5 8 (0.52%) RANAP
5 8 (0.52%) SCCP
5 8 (0.52%) SCTP
5 8 (0.52%) SIGTRAN
5 8 (0.52%) SMPP
5 8 (0.52%) TCAP
6 7 (0.45%) Intranet
7 5 (0.32%) 2G
7 5 (0.32%) 3G
7 5 (0.32%) 4G
7 5 (0.32%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.32%) WinSCP
7 5 (0.32%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 64 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 50 (3.22%) Big Data
4 42 (2.71%) MySQL
5 41 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.77%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 9 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (0.52%) OLTP
10 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.32%) GIS
11 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.32%) SQLite
12 4 (0.26%) DB2
12 4 (0.26%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.19%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.19%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 350 (22.55%) Selenium
2 169 (10.89%) JIRA
3 138 (8.89%) HP UFT
4 128 (8.25%) Cucumber
5 117 (7.54%) WebDriver
6 107 (6.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 100 (6.44%) Jenkins
8 99 (6.38%) LoadRunner
9 92 (5.93%) Git (software)
9 92 (5.93%) JMeter
10 64 (4.12%) Visual Studio
11 63 (4.06%) SpecFlow
12 57 (3.67%) NUnit
13 53 (3.41%) Subversion
14 45 (2.90%) JUnit
15 40 (2.58%) SoapUI
16 29 (1.87%) WATIR
17 25 (1.61%) FitNesse
18 24 (1.55%) TeamCity
19 23 (1.48%) Bugzilla
General
1 481 (30.99%) Finance
2 186 (11.98%) Banking
3 101 (6.51%) Retail
4 83 (5.35%) Law
5 46 (2.96%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.90%) Marketing
7 42 (2.71%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.19%) Investment Banking
9 33 (2.13%) Legal
10 20 (1.29%) Front Office
11 18 (1.16%) Financial Institution
12 17 (1.10%) Automotive
12 17 (1.10%) Games
13 16 (1.03%) Retail Banking
14 14 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.58%) Back Office
15 9 (0.58%) Military
15 9 (0.58%) Publishing
16 6 (0.39%) Electronics
17 5 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 360 (23.20%) Test Manager
2 356 (22.94%) Analyst
3 266 (17.14%) Test Analyst
4 203 (13.08%) Tester
5 189 (12.18%) Test Leader
6 173 (11.15%) Test Engineer
7 126 (8.12%) QA Engineer
8 109 (7.02%) Consultant
9 87 (5.61%) QA Tester
10 85 (5.48%) Senior Analyst
11 83 (5.35%) Developer
12 82 (5.28%) Automation Engineer
13 79 (5.09%) QA Manager
14 67 (4.32%) QA Analyst
14 67 (4.32%) Senior Test Analyst
15 64 (4.12%) Software Test Engineer
16 60 (3.87%) Test Automation Engineer
17 55 (3.54%) Security Consultant
18 54 (3.48%) Programme Test Manager
18 54 (3.48%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 167 (10.76%) .NET
2 109 (7.02%) Web Services
3 107 (6.89%) XML
4 64 (4.12%) HTML
5 61 (3.93%) JSON
6 56 (3.61%) SOAP
7 44 (2.84%) Middleware
8 33 (2.13%) J2EE
9 31 (2.00%) CSS
10 30 (1.93%) Gherkin
11 29 (1.87%) HTML5
12 26 (1.68%) RESTful
13 22 (1.42%) REST
14 20 (1.29%) jQuery
14 20 (1.29%) LAMP
15 19 (1.22%) Visualforce
16 18 (1.16%) Ajax
17 16 (1.03%) AngularJS
17 16 (1.03%) ASP.NET Web API
17 16 (1.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 195 (12.56%) Analytical Skills
2 141 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 68 (4.38%) Data Centre
4 56 (3.61%) Mathematics
5 55 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 54 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
7 43 (2.77%) User Experience
8 41 (2.64%) Mobile App
9 36 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 31 (2.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 27 (1.74%) Derivative
11 27 (1.74%) Statistics
12 23 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.48%) Fixed Income
13 21 (1.35%) iPhone
14 16 (1.03%) Physics
15 14 (0.90%) Credit Derivative
15 14 (0.90%) Credit Risk
16 13 (0.84%) Equity Derivative
17 12 (0.77%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 123 (7.93%) Windows
2 108 (6.96%) Unix
3 92 (5.93%) Linux
4 27 (1.74%) Android
4 27 (1.74%) Apple iOS
5 21 (1.35%) Solaris
6 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (0.64%) AIX
7 10 (0.64%) Windows Server
8 5 (0.32%) Windows 7
9 4 (0.26%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.13%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.064%) CentOS
11 1 (0.064%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.064%) SUSE
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.064%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.064%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 749 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (26.29%) Test Automation
3 395 (25.45%) Test Scripting
4 311 (20.04%) Test Management
5 299 (19.27%) User Acceptance Testing
6 252 (16.24%) Automated Testing
7 244 (15.72%) Software Testing
8 234 (15.08%) Scrum
9 226 (14.56%) Functional Testing
10 218 (14.05%) Manual Testing
11 208 (13.40%) Performance Testing
12 199 (12.82%) Regression Testing
13 194 (12.50%) SDLC
14 188 (12.11%) Stakeholder Management
15 187 (12.05%) Defect Management
16 170 (10.95%) Project Management
17 164 (10.57%) Mentoring
18 155 (9.99%) Continuous Integration
19 151 (9.73%) Automation Testing
20 150 (9.66%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 351 (22.62%) SQL
2 261 (16.82%) Java
3 230 (14.82%) C#
4 105 (6.77%) Python
5 95 (6.12%) Ruby
6 72 (4.64%) JavaScript
7 61 (3.93%) PHP
8 39 (2.51%) C
9 36 (2.32%) C++
10 29 (1.87%) Perl
11 26 (1.68%) Scala
12 25 (1.61%) Bash Shell
12 25 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.22%) Apex Code
14 18 (1.16%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.84%) ABAP
15 13 (0.84%) Groovy
16 11 (0.71%) VB.NET
17 9 (0.58%) Delphi
18 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 363 (23.39%) ISEB
2 354 (22.81%) ISTQB
3 323 (20.81%) Degree
4 100 (6.44%) Security Cleared
5 98 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 55 (3.54%) CISSP
6 55 (3.54%) IISP
7 52 (3.35%) SC Cleared
8 45 (2.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
10 25 (1.61%) DV Cleared
11 9 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.39%) CHECK Team Leader
14 2 (0.13%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.13%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.064%) CBAP
15 1 (0.064%) CCNA
15 1 (0.064%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 721 (46.46%) QA
2 62 (3.99%) PCI DSS
3 59 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.29%) Data Quality
5 14 (0.90%) MiFID
6 13 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
6 13 (0.84%) EMIR
7 11 (0.71%) SLA
8 7 (0.45%) SDET
9 3 (0.19%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.19%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.13%) COBIT
11 1 (0.064%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (1.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.58%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.13%) Firmware
5 1 (0.064%) vCloud
5 1 (0.064%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.064%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 152 (9.79%) HP Quality Center
2 36 (2.32%) QRadar
3 24 (1.55%) SCCM
4 17 (1.10%) HP SiteScope
4 17 (1.10%) Nessus
4 17 (1.10%) Nmap
5 16 (1.03%) CA Wily
6 7 (0.45%) CA Service Virtualization
7 5 (0.32%) nmon
7 5 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.32%) Wonderware InTouch
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.13%) Hyperic
9 2 (0.13%) OpenVAS
10 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 1 (0.064%) Puppet
10 1 (0.064%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.064%) vMotion
Vendors
1 180 (11.60%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.70%) HP
3 105 (6.77%) Oracle
4 86 (5.54%) SAP
5 55 (3.54%) Splunk
6 54 (3.48%) ArcSight
7 30 (1.93%) Citrix
8 24 (1.55%) VMware
9 22 (1.42%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.35%) Dynatrace
11 17 (1.10%) Coverity
12 14 (0.90%) Rally
12 14 (0.90%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.84%) TOWER Software
14 11 (0.71%) Sophos
15 9 (0.58%) IBM
15 9 (0.58%) WorldPay
16 8 (0.52%) Cognizant
16 8 (0.52%) InterSystems
17 6 (0.39%) Cisco
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Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Salary: £51886 - £61745 per annum + RRA + Pension
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bens
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London
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Salary: £36000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
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Yorkshire
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Salary: £36000 - £45000 per annum + flexible working hours
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Derby, Derbyshire
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Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
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Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus
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City, London
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Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
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Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
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Salary: bonus/excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
Jenrick IT
Salary: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
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Karhoo Inc
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Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
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