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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 306 344 362
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 921 709 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.86% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.88% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 656 553 599
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
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 £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
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
86434 80496 87055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.76% 79.55% 77.99%
Number of salaries quoted 69512 66517 74443
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -85 285 £52,500 - 35
South East +39 178 £50,000 - 19
Yorkshire +58 126 £45,000 +20.00% 5
North West +61 108 £47,000 -3.09% 9
East of England +23 80 £44,000 +4.76% 12
South West +44 75 £37,750 +7.85% 8
East Midlands -2 33 £50,000 +12.35% 2
West Midlands -3 33 £52,500 +23.52% 5
North East -4 2 £31,000 -32.60% 3
Midlands +11 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 761 (43.49%) QA
2 553 (31.60%) Finance
3 470 (26.86%) Selenium
4 432 (24.69%) Test Scripting
5 418 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
6 387 (22.11%) Test Automation
7 384 (21.94%) SQL
8 356 (20.34%) ISEB
9 342 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
10 298 (17.03%) Software Testing
11 296 (16.91%) Scrum
12 295 (16.86%) Automated Testing
13 290 (16.57%) C#
14 284 (16.23%) Test Management
15 270 (15.43%) Degree
16 269 (15.37%) ISTQB
17 267 (15.26%) Java
18 254 (14.51%) .NET
19 246 (14.06%) Performance Testing
20 233 (13.31%) Regression Testing
21 223 (12.74%) QuickTest Pro
22 220 (12.57%) E-Commerce
23 199 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
24 193 (11.03%) HP
25 192 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
26 190 (10.86%) WebDriver
27 189 (10.80%) Project Management
28 172 (9.83%) Microsoft
29 170 (9.71%) TDD
30 164 (9.37%) JIRA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 38 (2.17%) IIS
2 37 (2.11%) Confluence
3 17 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 16 (0.91%) SharePoint
5 10 (0.57%) Apache
6 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.34%) SAS
7 5 (0.29%) CMS
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.17%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.17%) Lync
10 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.057%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.057%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.057%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.057%) GlassFish
Applications
1 85 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 32 (1.83%) MS Office
3 12 (0.69%) MS Project
4 5 (0.29%) SPSS
5 4 (0.23%) Stata
5 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.057%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.057%) FastStats
6 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.69%) 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 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.77%) GitHub
3 22 (1.26%) SaaS
4 5 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.26%) Internet
2 21 (1.20%) TCP/IP
3 18 (1.03%) HTTP
4 15 (0.86%) LAN
4 15 (0.86%) Firewall
5 13 (0.74%) WAN
6 10 (0.57%) VPN
7 8 (0.46%) HTTPS
7 8 (0.46%) MPLS
7 8 (0.46%) ATM
8 7 (0.40%) BGP
8 7 (0.40%) 3G
8 7 (0.40%) IPsec
8 7 (0.40%) Network Security
8 7 (0.40%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (0.40%) LTE
9 6 (0.34%) Wireless
9 6 (0.34%) SSL
9 6 (0.34%) 3GPP
10 5 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (9.31%) SQL Server
2 96 (5.49%) Relational Database
3 60 (3.43%) RDBMS
4 54 (3.09%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.40%) 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 ODI
10 23 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
11 22 (1.26%) RavenDB
11 22 (1.26%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (0.86%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.69%) OLAP
16 10 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 470 (26.86%) Selenium
2 223 (12.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 190 (10.86%) WebDriver
4 164 (9.37%) JIRA
5 137 (7.83%) Cucumber
6 110 (6.29%) LoadRunner
7 87 (4.97%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (4.69%) Visual Studio
9 71 (4.06%) NUnit
10 67 (3.83%) SoapUI
11 65 (3.71%) Git (software)
12 64 (3.66%) Jenkins
13 60 (3.43%) JUnit
14 59 (3.37%) JMeter
14 59 (3.37%) TeamCity
15 52 (2.97%) SpecFlow
16 50 (2.86%) TestComplete
17 48 (2.74%) WATIR
18 38 (2.17%) Hudson
19 32 (1.83%) Ranorex
General
1 553 (31.60%) Finance
2 152 (8.69%) Banking
3 136 (7.77%) Retail
4 54 (3.09%) Marketing
5 50 (2.86%) Advertising
6 43 (2.46%) Telecoms
7 37 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 29 (1.66%) Games
9 22 (1.26%) Billing
10 20 (1.14%) Publishing
11 19 (1.09%) Back Office
12 10 (0.57%) Legal
13 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
14 5 (0.29%) Law
15 4 (0.23%) Front Office
16 3 (0.17%) Automotive
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.17%) Military
17 2 (0.11%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 523 (29.89%) Test Manager
2 444 (25.37%) Analyst
3 309 (17.66%) Test Analyst
4 222 (12.69%) Tester
5 165 (9.43%) Test Engineer
6 122 (6.97%) QA Engineer
7 98 (5.60%) Test Leader
8 95 (5.43%) Automation Engineer
8 95 (5.43%) QA Analyst
9 91 (5.20%) Developer
10 68 (3.89%) Consultant
11 67 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
12 65 (3.71%) QA Manager
12 65 (3.71%) Business Analyst
12 65 (3.71%) Agile Test Analyst
13 62 (3.54%) Automation Tester
14 57 (3.26%) Senior Test Analyst
15 54 (3.09%) QA Tester
16 53 (3.03%) QA Automation Engineer
17 51 (2.91%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 254 (14.51%) .NET
2 122 (6.97%) Web Services
3 95 (5.43%) SOAP
4 93 (5.31%) Gherkin
5 79 (4.51%) HTML
5 79 (4.51%) XML
6 78 (4.46%) ASP.NET
7 68 (3.89%) .NET Framework
8 58 (3.31%) CSS
9 44 (2.51%) 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%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (1.26%) StructureMap
14 22 (1.26%) Spring.NET
14 22 (1.26%) MSMQ
14 22 (1.26%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 113 (6.46%) Open Source
2 83 (4.74%) Mobile App
3 81 (4.63%) Computer Science
4 74 (4.23%) Mathematics
5 51 (2.91%) 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 19 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
11 17 (0.97%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.91%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.86%) Online Banking
14 14 (0.80%) Online Games
15 12 (0.69%) Derivative
15 12 (0.69%) EFT
16 10 (0.57%) NHS
16 10 (0.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 10 (0.57%) Economics
17 8 (0.46%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 126 (7.20%) Windows
2 111 (6.34%) UNIX
3 110 (6.29%) Linux
4 37 (2.11%) Android
5 34 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.09%) Windows 7
7 16 (0.91%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.46%) Solaris
11 7 (0.40%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
15 1 (0.057%) VMS
15 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (24.69%) Test Scripting
2 418 (23.89%) Agile Software Development
3 387 (22.11%) Test Automation
4 342 (19.54%) User Acceptance Testing
5 298 (17.03%) Software Testing
6 296 (16.91%) Scrum
7 295 (16.86%) Automated Testing
8 284 (16.23%) Test Management
9 246 (14.06%) Performance Testing
10 233 (13.31%) Regression Testing
11 220 (12.57%) E-Commerce
12 199 (11.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 189 (10.80%) Project Management
14 170 (9.71%) TDD
15 163 (9.31%) BDD
16 159 (9.09%) Automation Testing
17 135 (7.71%) Continuous Integration
18 118 (6.74%) Integration Testing
19 111 (6.34%) Business Intelligence
20 109 (6.23%) OO
Programming Languages
1 384 (21.94%) SQL
2 290 (16.57%) C#
3 267 (15.26%) Java
4 106 (6.06%) Ruby
5 102 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 97 (5.54%) C++
7 71 (4.06%) PHP
8 62 (3.54%) Python
9 61 (3.49%) Perl
10 42 (2.40%) C
11 40 (2.29%) Shell Script
12 37 (2.11%) VB
13 36 (2.06%) T-SQL
14 31 (1.77%) VBScript
15 30 (1.71%) PL/SQL
16 29 (1.66%) Delphi
17 24 (1.37%) VB.NET
18 18 (1.03%) Tcl
19 16 (0.91%) Scala
20 15 (0.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 356 (20.34%) ISEB
2 270 (15.43%) Degree
3 269 (15.37%) ISTQB
4 92 (5.26%) Security Cleared
5 82 (4.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 67 (3.83%) SC Cleared
7 30 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 16 (0.91%) CCNP
10 16 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.57%) CISM
11 10 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (0.57%) HND
11 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.57%) CISSP
12 7 (0.40%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
12 7 (0.40%) CCSE
13 5 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 761 (43.49%) QA
2 13 (0.74%) 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 4 (0.23%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.11%) TickIT
9 1 (0.057%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.057%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.057%) Basel II
9 1 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 9 (0.51%) Active Directory
1 9 (0.51%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.29%) XenApp
4 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (0.23%) Nmap
5 3 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 192 (10.97%) 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
1 193 (11.03%) HP
2 172 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 112 (6.40%) Oracle
4 41 (2.34%) SAP
5 34 (1.94%) IBM
6 30 (1.71%) Cognos
7 28 (1.60%) Business Objects
8 22 (1.26%) Endeca
8 22 (1.26%) RedPrairie
9 19 (1.09%) VMware
10 16 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.80%) Google
12 12 (0.69%) SOASTA, Inc
13 11 (0.63%) Citrix
14 9 (0.51%) Green Hat
15 8 (0.46%) ServiceNow
15 8 (0.46%) FrontRange
16 7 (0.40%) Telerik
16 7 (0.40%) Cisco
16 7 (0.40%) CheckPoint
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benifits Package
Posted: 13 hours ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Aston Carter
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Estio Technology Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Pension + Health Care + Flexi Time
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £55,000 to £70,000 per annum + extensive Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Pension, bonus, medical, flex bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago