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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 348 314 358
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +44
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 802 920 693
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.86% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.04% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 654 658 539
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,836 £34,000 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +8.23%
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
86687 88196 80823
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 85.08% 82.84% 81.86%
Number of salaries quoted 72435 71039 66912
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 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +44 357 £60,000 +14.28% 41
South East +4 177 £50,000 - 19
North West -30 76 £55,000 +17.02% 15
Yorkshire -37 68 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South West -50 37 £42,500 +10.38% 3
East Midlands -1 33 £35,000 -30.00% 5
East of England -51 31 £51,500 +8.42% 6
West Midlands -10 25 £47,500 -9.52% 7
North East -4 1 £30,701 -12.28%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 659 (41.39%) QA
2 629 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
3 591 (37.12%) Finance
4 410 (25.75%) Selenium
5 377 (23.68%) SQL
6 371 (23.30%) Test Automation
7 365 (22.93%) Test Scripting
8 347 (21.80%) Java
9 330 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
10 328 (20.60%) ISEB
11 326 (20.48%) Test Management
12 312 (19.60%) Degree
13 292 (18.34%) ISTQB
14 279 (17.53%) Software Testing
15 265 (16.65%) SDLC
16 263 (16.52%) Performance Testing
17 249 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
18 242 (15.20%) C#
19 229 (14.38%) Automated Testing
20 214 (13.44%) Microsoft
21 212 (13.32%) Scrum
22 206 (12.94%) Regression Testing
23 202 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
24 175 (10.99%) Project Management
25 157 (9.86%) .NET
26 154 (9.67%) Manual Testing
27 152 (9.55%) Mentoring
28 143 (8.98%) System Testing
29 142 (8.92%) Integration Testing
29 142 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 36 (2.26%) IIS
2 32 (2.01%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.07%) WordPress
4 16 (1.01%) JBoss
5 14 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 11 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 10 (0.63%) Confluence
8 9 (0.57%) WebLogic
9 6 (0.38%) Node.js
10 5 (0.31%) CMS
11 4 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.19%) SAS
12 3 (0.19%) Apache
13 1 (0.063%) Documentum
13 1 (0.063%) Lync
13 1 (0.063%) Oracle Coherence
13 1 (0.063%) Drupal
Applications
1 86 (5.40%) MS Office
2 77 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.19%) MS Project
4 10 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 1 (0.063%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 7 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.38%) Primavera
3 5 (0.31%) Teamcenter
3 5 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.19%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.13%) AWD
6 2 (0.13%) BASE24
6 2 (0.13%) Summit
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.13%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.13%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.063%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.063%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.063%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.26%) SaaS
2 18 (1.13%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.25%) PaaS
4 4 (0.25%) IaaS
5 1 (0.063%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (2.14%) Internet
2 30 (1.88%) HTTP
3 17 (1.07%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.94%) Intranet
5 14 (0.88%) VoIP
6 11 (0.69%) Network Security
7 6 (0.38%) Firewall
7 6 (0.38%) WAN
8 5 (0.31%) ATM
8 5 (0.31%) ICMP
9 4 (0.25%) VPN
9 4 (0.25%) MPLS
9 4 (0.25%) HTTPS
10 3 (0.19%) SSL
10 3 (0.19%) Broadband
10 3 (0.19%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.19%) Wireshark
10 3 (0.19%) Multicast
11 2 (0.13%) Unified Communications
11 2 (0.13%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (3.27%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (3.02%) Relational Database
4 43 (2.70%) Big Data
5 34 (2.14%) MySQL
6 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 20 (1.26%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (0.57%) OLAP Cube
10 9 (0.57%) OLAP
11 8 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.50%) Hadoop
12 7 (0.44%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.38%) Star Schema
13 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.38%) NoSQL
14 4 (0.25%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 410 (25.75%) Selenium
2 131 (8.23%) JIRA
3 129 (8.10%) WebDriver
4 118 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 116 (7.29%) Cucumber
6 115 (7.22%) HP UFT
7 104 (6.53%) JMeter
8 84 (5.28%) Jenkins
9 82 (5.15%) LoadRunner
10 77 (4.84%) JUnit
10 77 (4.84%) NUnit
10 77 (4.84%) SoapUI
11 64 (4.02%) FitNesse
12 62 (3.89%) Visual Studio
13 40 (2.51%) Git (software)
14 38 (2.39%) SpecFlow
15 35 (2.20%) Subversion
16 23 (1.44%) TeamCity
17 18 (1.13%) WATIR
18 17 (1.07%) Maven
General
1 591 (37.12%) Finance
2 122 (7.66%) Banking
3 82 (5.15%) Retail
4 52 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 47 (2.95%) Law
6 29 (1.82%) Manufacturing
7 25 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 24 (1.51%) Marketing
9 22 (1.38%) Publishing
10 17 (1.07%) Legal
11 13 (0.82%) Games
12 12 (0.75%) Retail Banking
13 10 (0.63%) Electronics
14 9 (0.57%) Front Office
14 9 (0.57%) Automotive
15 8 (0.50%) Back Office
15 8 (0.50%) Advertising
16 5 (0.31%) Military
16 5 (0.31%) Billing
16 5 (0.31%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 482 (30.28%) Test Manager
2 374 (23.49%) Analyst
3 230 (14.45%) Test Analyst
4 166 (10.43%) Test Leader
5 153 (9.61%) Tester
6 104 (6.53%) Test Engineer
7 102 (6.41%) Consultant
8 80 (5.03%) Developer
9 77 (4.84%) QA Engineer
10 70 (4.40%) Business Analyst
11 64 (4.02%) QA Manager
12 57 (3.58%) QA Analyst
13 52 (3.27%) Systems Analyst
14 51 (3.20%) Test Consultant
15 48 (3.02%) Senior Analyst
16 40 (2.51%) Senior Test Analyst
16 40 (2.51%) Software Engineer
17 38 (2.39%) QA Leader
18 37 (2.32%) Lead Test Analyst
19 36 (2.26%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 157 (9.86%) .NET
2 117 (7.35%) Web Services
3 81 (5.09%) XML
4 75 (4.71%) SOAP
5 61 (3.83%) HTML
6 47 (2.95%) Gherkin
7 34 (2.14%) CSS
8 29 (1.82%) REST
9 28 (1.76%) Middleware
10 26 (1.63%) JSON
11 25 (1.57%) jQuery
12 22 (1.38%) J2EE
13 21 (1.32%) Spring
13 21 (1.32%) .NET Framework
14 19 (1.19%) ASP.NET
14 19 (1.19%) LAMP
14 19 (1.19%) HTML5
15 18 (1.13%) CSS3
16 17 (1.07%) Apache CXF
16 17 (1.07%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 249 (15.64%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (7.04%) Computer Science
3 44 (2.76%) Data Centre
4 36 (2.26%) User Experience
5 33 (2.07%) Statistics
6 31 (1.95%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 25 (1.57%) Client/Server
8 25 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (1.13%) Mathematics
10 18 (1.13%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (1.07%) Derivative
12 15 (0.94%) Fixed Income
12 15 (0.94%) IVR
13 14 (0.88%) GIS
14 13 (0.82%) Data Conversion
15 11 (0.69%) iPhone
15 11 (0.69%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.50%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 138 (8.67%) UNIX
2 129 (8.10%) Windows
3 89 (5.59%) Linux
4 25 (1.57%) Solaris
5 23 (1.44%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.19%) Android
7 14 (0.88%) AIX
8 7 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.31%) SUSE
9 5 (0.31%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.063%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.063%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 629 (39.51%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (23.30%) Test Automation
3 365 (22.93%) Test Scripting
4 330 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 326 (20.48%) Test Management
6 279 (17.53%) Software Testing
7 265 (16.65%) SDLC
8 263 (16.52%) Performance Testing
9 229 (14.38%) Automated Testing
10 212 (13.32%) Scrum
11 206 (12.94%) Regression Testing
12 202 (12.69%) Stakeholder Management
13 175 (10.99%) Project Management
14 154 (9.67%) Manual Testing
15 152 (9.55%) Mentoring
16 143 (8.98%) System Testing
17 142 (8.92%) Integration Testing
18 138 (8.67%) Continuous Integration
19 136 (8.54%) BDD
20 121 (7.60%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 377 (23.68%) SQL
2 347 (21.80%) Java
3 242 (15.20%) C#
4 81 (5.09%) JavaScript
5 71 (4.46%) Ruby
6 65 (4.08%) Python
7 64 (4.02%) C
8 56 (3.52%) PHP
9 43 (2.70%) T-SQL
10 33 (2.07%) Perl
11 28 (1.76%) C++
12 21 (1.32%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.94%) Scala
15 14 (0.88%) VB
16 12 (0.75%) VBScript
17 8 (0.50%) Groovy
18 6 (0.38%) Apex Code
18 6 (0.38%) Bash Shell
19 5 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 328 (20.60%) ISEB
2 312 (19.60%) Degree
3 292 (18.34%) ISTQB
4 142 (8.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 116 (7.29%) Security Cleared
6 77 (4.84%) SC Cleared
7 39 (2.45%) DV Cleared
8 35 (2.20%) CISSP
9 24 (1.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.19%) PMP
13 3 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.19%) ACCA
13 3 (0.19%) HNC
13 3 (0.19%) CIMA
14 2 (0.13%) MBA
14 2 (0.13%) CISA
14 2 (0.13%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 659 (41.39%) QA
2 42 (2.64%) PCI DSS
3 38 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.69%) SLA
5 10 (0.63%) COBIT
6 5 (0.31%) PMBOK
7 4 (0.25%) EMIR
7 4 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.25%) MiFID
7 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.13%) GxP
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.13%) WCAG
System Software
1 12 (0.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.063%) Firmware
4 1 (0.063%) XenApp
4 1 (0.063%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 118 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.32%) Nessus
2 21 (1.32%) Nmap
3 9 (0.57%) SCCM
4 3 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.063%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.063%) vMotion
5 1 (0.063%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.063%) Puppet
5 1 (0.063%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 214 (13.44%) Microsoft
2 132 (8.29%) HP
3 105 (6.60%) Oracle
4 68 (4.27%) SAP
5 35 (2.20%) Splunk
6 31 (1.95%) ArcSight
7 21 (1.32%) Coverity
8 20 (1.26%) VMware
9 18 (1.13%) Red Hat
10 16 (1.01%) IBM
11 12 (0.75%) TOWER Software
11 12 (0.75%) Telerik
11 12 (0.75%) Capita
12 10 (0.63%) FrontRange
12 10 (0.63%) ServiceNow
13 9 (0.57%) Citrix
14 6 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
14 6 (0.38%) GoldenSource
15 5 (0.31%) TSYS
15 5 (0.31%) Cognizant
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 20 minutes ago
City, London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Robert Half
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £35k - £45k+ Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 20 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus, Stock Options, Pension
Posted: 20 hours ago
North London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £82000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Computer People
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50K - 80k
Posted: Yesterday