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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 310 352 341
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 930 698 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.69% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.86% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 665 548 617
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,075 £43,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.82% -4.44%
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
87917 80734 87103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 81.46% 80.35% 78.84%
Number of salaries quoted 70702 66774 74421
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -63 294 £52,500 - 28
South East +44 180 £50,000 - 14
Yorkshire +53 125 £45,000 +20.00% 7
North West +40 106 £47,000 -3.09% 9
East of England +14 84 £46,000 +9.52% 12
South West +25 74 £38,500 +6.20% 6
West Midlands -6 32 £52,500 +23.52% 3
East Midlands +5 31 £50,000 +11.11% 2
North East -3 3 £35,000 -23.91% 2
Midlands +10 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 754 (43.04%) QA
2 560 (31.96%) Finance
3 472 (26.94%) Selenium
4 431 (24.60%) Test Scripting
5 417 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
6 386 (22.03%) Test Automation
7 382 (21.80%) SQL
8 359 (20.49%) ISEB
9 338 (19.29%) User Acceptance Testing
10 298 (17.01%) Software Testing
11 296 (16.89%) Automated Testing
12 295 (16.84%) Scrum
13 288 (16.44%) C#
14 284 (16.21%) Test Management
15 276 (15.75%) ISTQB
16 268 (15.30%) Degree
17 265 (15.13%) Java
18 250 (14.27%) .NET
19 247 (14.10%) Performance Testing
20 230 (13.13%) Regression Testing
21 228 (13.01%) QuickTest Pro
22 220 (12.56%) E-Commerce
23 203 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
24 196 (11.19%) HP
25 195 (11.13%) HP Quality Center
26 188 (10.73%) Project Management
27 187 (10.67%) WebDriver
28 182 (10.39%) Test Planning
29 171 (9.76%) Microsoft
30 169 (9.65%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (2.23%) IIS
2 38 (2.17%) Confluence
3 17 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.86%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.57%) Apache
6 8 (0.46%) SAS
7 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.29%) CMS
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.17%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
12 1 (0.057%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.057%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.057%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.057%) GlassFish
Applications
1 87 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.66%) MS Office
3 13 (0.74%) MS Project
4 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.29%) SPSS
5 4 (0.23%) Stata
6 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
3 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.17%) Magento
5 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.057%) RMDS
7 1 (0.057%) BASE24
7 1 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
7 1 (0.057%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.77%) GitHub
3 22 (1.26%) SaaS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (3.31%) Internet
2 20 (1.14%) TCP/IP
3 19 (1.08%) HTTP
4 15 (0.86%) Firewall
5 13 (0.74%) LAN
6 11 (0.63%) WAN
7 10 (0.57%) VPN
8 8 (0.46%) ATM
8 8 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 7 (0.40%) 3G
9 7 (0.40%) MPLS
9 7 (0.40%) BGP
9 7 (0.40%) IPsec
9 7 (0.40%) Network Security
9 7 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (0.40%) LTE
10 6 (0.34%) SSL
10 6 (0.34%) Wireless
10 6 (0.34%) 3GPP
11 5 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.25%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.31%) Relational Database
3 58 (3.31%) RDBMS
4 53 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 41 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 39 (2.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (1.83%) MySQL
8 28 (1.60%) DB2
9 25 (1.43%) SQLPlus
10 23 (1.31%) DataStage
10 23 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
10 23 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
11 22 (1.26%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.26%) RavenDB
12 19 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.03%) Data Mining
14 13 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.63%) OLAP
16 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 472 (26.94%) Selenium
2 228 (13.01%) QuickTest Pro
3 187 (10.67%) WebDriver
4 168 (9.59%) JIRA
5 134 (7.65%) Cucumber
6 112 (6.39%) LoadRunner
7 89 (5.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (4.68%) Visual Studio
9 70 (4.00%) NUnit
10 67 (3.82%) SoapUI
11 65 (3.71%) Jenkins
11 65 (3.71%) Git (software)
12 60 (3.42%) TeamCity
12 60 (3.42%) JUnit
13 58 (3.31%) JMeter
14 53 (3.03%) SpecFlow
15 50 (2.85%) TestComplete
16 47 (2.68%) WATIR
17 38 (2.17%) Hudson
18 33 (1.88%) Ranorex
General
1 560 (31.96%) Finance
2 155 (8.85%) Banking
3 134 (7.65%) Retail
4 53 (3.03%) Marketing
5 49 (2.80%) Advertising
6 46 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 29 (1.66%) Games
9 22 (1.26%) Billing
10 20 (1.14%) Publishing
11 17 (0.97%) Back Office
12 10 (0.57%) Legal
13 7 (0.40%) Front Office
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.29%) Law
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
17 2 (0.11%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.11%) Electronics
17 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 529 (30.19%) Test Manager
2 443 (25.29%) Analyst
3 310 (17.69%) Test Analyst
4 221 (12.61%) Tester
5 162 (9.25%) Test Engineer
6 122 (6.96%) QA Engineer
7 99 (5.65%) Test Leader
8 95 (5.42%) Automation Engineer
9 93 (5.31%) QA Analyst
10 91 (5.19%) Developer
11 70 (4.00%) Consultant
12 69 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
13 66 (3.77%) Business Analyst
14 65 (3.71%) Agile Test Analyst
15 64 (3.65%) QA Manager
16 62 (3.54%) Automation Tester
17 59 (3.37%) Senior Test Analyst
18 55 (3.14%) QA Tester
19 53 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
20 50 (2.85%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 250 (14.27%) .NET
2 122 (6.96%) Web Services
3 95 (5.42%) SOAP
4 92 (5.25%) Gherkin
5 79 (4.51%) XML
6 78 (4.45%) HTML
6 78 (4.45%) ASP.NET
7 67 (3.82%) .NET Framework
8 57 (3.25%) CSS
9 43 (2.45%) ASP.NET MVC
10 41 (2.34%) REST
11 34 (1.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 32 (1.83%) jQuery
13 25 (1.43%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (1.26%) Dapper ORM
14 22 (1.26%) StructureMap
14 22 (1.26%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (1.26%) Spring.NET
14 22 (1.26%) MSMQ
14 22 (1.26%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.68%) Open Source
2 83 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 79 (4.51%) Computer Science
4 75 (4.28%) Mathematics
5 50 (2.85%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.34%) Client/Server
7 35 (2.00%) Mainframe
8 31 (1.77%) Blog
9 27 (1.54%) Statistics
10 20 (1.14%) Mobile Banking
11 17 (0.97%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
12 16 (0.91%) Online Banking
13 14 (0.80%) Online Games
14 12 (0.68%) EFT
14 12 (0.68%) Derivative
15 10 (0.57%) Economics
15 10 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 9 (0.51%) NHS
16 9 (0.51%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 125 (7.13%) Windows
2 112 (6.39%) UNIX
3 109 (6.22%) Linux
4 36 (2.05%) Android
5 33 (1.88%) Apple iOS
6 20 (1.14%) Windows 7
7 17 (0.97%) Windows XP
8 14 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.46%) Solaris
11 6 (0.34%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 431 (24.60%) Test Scripting
2 417 (23.80%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (22.03%) Test Automation
4 338 (19.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 298 (17.01%) Software Testing
6 296 (16.89%) Automated Testing
7 295 (16.84%) Scrum
8 284 (16.21%) Test Management
9 247 (14.10%) Performance Testing
10 230 (13.13%) Regression Testing
11 220 (12.56%) E-Commerce
12 203 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
13 188 (10.73%) Project Management
14 182 (10.39%) Test Planning
15 169 (9.65%) TDD
16 165 (9.42%) BDD
17 161 (9.19%) Mentoring
18 160 (9.13%) Automation Testing
19 136 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
20 117 (6.68%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 382 (21.80%) SQL
2 288 (16.44%) C#
3 265 (15.13%) Java
4 105 (5.99%) Ruby
5 102 (5.82%) JavaScript
6 96 (5.48%) C++
7 69 (3.94%) PHP
8 60 (3.42%) Python
9 59 (3.37%) Perl
10 41 (2.34%) C
11 39 (2.23%) Shell Script
12 36 (2.05%) VB
12 36 (2.05%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.77%) VBScript
13 31 (1.77%) Delphi
14 30 (1.71%) PL/SQL
15 24 (1.37%) VB.NET
16 17 (0.97%) Tcl
17 16 (0.91%) Scala
18 15 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 359 (20.49%) ISEB
2 276 (15.75%) ISTQB
3 268 (15.30%) Degree
4 90 (5.14%) Security Cleared
5 80 (4.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 66 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 31 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (0.91%) CCNP
10 16 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.57%) CISSP
12 10 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
12 10 (0.57%) CISM
13 9 (0.51%) HND
14 7 (0.40%) CCNA
14 7 (0.40%) CCSE
14 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
15 5 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 754 (43.04%) QA
2 14 (0.80%) COBIT
3 11 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.46%) SLA
5 7 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.17%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) Basel II
9 1 (0.057%) TickIT
System Software
1 10 (0.57%) Active Directory
1 10 (0.57%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.29%) XenApp
4 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.23%) Nmap
5 3 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 195 (11.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (0.23%) Nessus
3 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 196 (11.19%) HP
2 171 (9.76%) Microsoft
3 112 (6.39%) Oracle
4 41 (2.34%) SAP
5 33 (1.88%) IBM
6 30 (1.71%) Cognos
6 30 (1.71%) Business Objects
7 22 (1.26%) Endeca
7 22 (1.26%) RedPrairie
8 19 (1.08%) VMware
9 16 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.80%) Google
11 12 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
12 10 (0.57%) Green Hat
12 10 (0.57%) Citrix
13 8 (0.46%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.46%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.46%) FrontRange
14 7 (0.40%) Telerik
14 7 (0.40%) Cisco
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum basic + bonus (up to 36%) +++
Posted: 21 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Excellent salary DOE + Bens
Posted: 22 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £45000 - £52500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Pension)
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago