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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 340 357 389
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 834 848 643
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.92% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 622 666 480
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
86364 92632 83663
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.19% 82.13% 80.38%
Number of salaries quoted 70700 75133 69495
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +1 312 £57,500 +8.49% 36
South East -5 163 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Yorkshire 0 101 £41,500 +18.57% 9
East of England +37 73 £50,000 +11.11% 3
East Midlands +26 61 £35,000 -8.49% 2
South West +2 57 £41,250 +7.14% 2
North West +17 32 £40,000 +14.28% 5
West Midlands -25 19 £44,000 -12.00% 4
North East +7 18 £35,000 -7.89% 4
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 788 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 591 (34.74%) QA
3 569 (33.45%) Finance
4 397 (23.34%) Selenium
5 387 (22.75%) User Acceptance Testing
6 383 (22.52%) Test Management
7 354 (20.81%) ISEB
8 348 (20.46%) Test Automation
9 343 (20.16%) SQL
10 339 (19.93%) Test Scripting
11 334 (19.64%) ISTQB
12 273 (16.05%) Java
13 265 (15.58%) Software Testing
14 261 (15.34%) Performance Testing
15 244 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
16 243 (14.29%) Automated Testing
17 242 (14.23%) Degree
18 237 (13.93%) Project Management
19 235 (13.82%) Scrum
20 204 (11.99%) C#
21 195 (11.46%) Waterfall
22 190 (11.17%) HP
23 189 (11.11%) Microsoft
24 185 (10.88%) Regression Testing
25 184 (10.82%) Banking
26 179 (10.52%) Mentoring
27 172 (10.11%) .NET
28 168 (9.88%) WebDriver
29 165 (9.70%) Test Planning
30 164 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 31 (1.82%) IIS
2 24 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.82%) Apache
4 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.47%) JBoss
4 8 (0.47%) WordPress
5 7 (0.41%) Confluence
5 7 (0.41%) Node.js
5 7 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.24%) CMS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
7 3 (0.18%) Documentum
7 3 (0.18%) SAS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
Applications
1 105 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 35 (2.06%) MS Office
3 20 (1.18%) MS Project
4 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
4 12 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.059%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.29%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.24%) GitHub
4 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.059%) Veeva
5 1 (0.059%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.12%) Internet
2 22 (1.29%) HTTP
3 12 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.65%) VoIP
5 6 (0.35%) Intranet
6 5 (0.29%) Firewall
6 5 (0.29%) ATM
7 4 (0.24%) SMS
8 3 (0.18%) LAN
9 2 (0.12%) Ethernet
9 2 (0.12%) WAN
9 2 (0.12%) ICMP
9 2 (0.12%) SS7
9 2 (0.12%) LTE
10 1 (0.059%) VoLTE
10 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.059%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.059%) Wireless
10 1 (0.059%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.059%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 43 (2.53%) MySQL
3 36 (2.12%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (1.70%) Oracle Database
6 23 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (1.29%) Big Data
8 19 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.59%) OLAP
11 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (0.59%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (0.41%) DB2
13 6 (0.35%) DataStage
13 6 (0.35%) SQLPlus
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (0.35%) Oracle Exadata
14 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 397 (23.34%) Selenium
2 168 (9.88%) WebDriver
3 137 (8.05%) Team Foundation Server
4 132 (7.76%) LoadRunner
5 130 (7.64%) JIRA
6 126 (7.41%) JMeter
7 122 (7.17%) QuickTest Pro
8 105 (6.17%) Cucumber
9 89 (5.23%) Jenkins
10 88 (5.17%) SoapUI
11 69 (4.06%) JUnit
12 49 (2.88%) TestNG
13 47 (2.76%) TeamCity
14 45 (2.65%) SpecFlow
15 42 (2.47%) NUnit
16 37 (2.18%) Git (software)
17 34 (2.00%) Visual Studio
18 33 (1.94%) InstallShield
19 24 (1.41%) Bugzilla
19 24 (1.41%) Hudson
General
1 569 (33.45%) Finance
2 184 (10.82%) Banking
3 133 (7.82%) Retail
4 41 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.88%) Advertising
5 32 (1.88%) Marketing
6 29 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 24 (1.41%) Law
8 15 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 12 (0.71%) Legal
9 12 (0.71%) Electronics
9 12 (0.71%) General Ledger
10 11 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 11 (0.65%) Games
11 10 (0.59%) Automotive
11 10 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.41%) Publishing
13 7 (0.41%) German Language
14 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 469 (27.57%) Test Manager
2 468 (27.51%) Analyst
3 304 (17.87%) Test Analyst
4 175 (10.29%) Tester
5 146 (8.58%) Test Leader
6 122 (7.17%) Test Engineer
7 111 (6.53%) Senior Analyst
8 82 (4.82%) Business Analyst
9 81 (4.76%) Developer
10 71 (4.17%) QA Analyst
11 65 (3.82%) Software Engineer
12 64 (3.76%) Consultant
13 62 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
14 58 (3.41%) Software Tester
15 51 (3.00%) QA Engineer
16 41 (2.41%) Lead Test Analyst
16 41 (2.41%) Team Leader
16 41 (2.41%) Architect
17 40 (2.35%) Senior Manager
18 38 (2.23%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.11%) .NET
2 147 (8.64%) Web Services
3 98 (5.76%) XML
4 54 (3.17%) HTML
5 42 (2.47%) CSS
6 41 (2.41%) SOAP
6 41 (2.41%) LAMP
7 34 (2.00%) ASP.NET
8 29 (1.70%) Gherkin
9 28 (1.65%) Middleware
9 28 (1.65%) jQuery
10 20 (1.18%) WPF
10 20 (1.18%) JSON
11 18 (1.06%) .NET Framework
12 16 (0.94%) REST
13 13 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (0.76%) WCF
14 11 (0.65%) J2EE
15 9 (0.53%) Apache Flex
16 8 (0.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 244 (14.34%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 73 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 52 (3.06%) Open Source
5 49 (2.88%) Statistics
6 47 (2.76%) Mobile App
7 38 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 36 (2.12%) User Experience
9 27 (1.59%) Social Media
10 21 (1.23%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.12%) Mathematics
12 16 (0.94%) Blog
12 16 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
13 13 (0.76%) W3C
14 12 (0.71%) Online Banking
14 12 (0.71%) GIS
15 10 (0.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 10 (0.59%) Telematics
16 8 (0.47%) Replication
17 7 (0.41%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 136 (8.00%) Windows
2 100 (5.88%) Linux
3 98 (5.76%) UNIX
4 39 (2.29%) Solaris
5 21 (1.23%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.06%) Android
7 11 (0.65%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.59%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.47%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.47%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.18%) AIX
11 2 (0.12%) VMS
11 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 788 (46.33%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (22.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 383 (22.52%) Test Management
4 348 (20.46%) Test Automation
5 339 (19.93%) Test Scripting
6 265 (15.58%) Software Testing
7 261 (15.34%) Performance Testing
8 243 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 237 (13.93%) Project Management
10 235 (13.82%) Scrum
11 195 (11.46%) Waterfall
12 185 (10.88%) Regression Testing
13 179 (10.52%) Mentoring
14 165 (9.70%) Test Planning
15 164 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
16 161 (9.47%) TDD
17 139 (8.17%) Manual Testing
18 136 (8.00%) BDD
19 132 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
19 132 (7.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 343 (20.16%) SQL
2 273 (16.05%) Java
3 204 (11.99%) C#
4 134 (7.88%) JavaScript
5 96 (5.64%) Ruby
6 83 (4.88%) Python
7 67 (3.94%) Perl
8 57 (3.35%) C++
9 56 (3.29%) PHP
10 38 (2.23%) C
11 29 (1.70%) PL/SQL
12 27 (1.59%) VB
13 19 (1.12%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.82%) VB6
16 12 (0.71%) Delphi
17 10 (0.59%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.59%) Scala
18 8 (0.47%) VBScript
19 5 (0.29%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 354 (20.81%) ISEB
2 334 (19.64%) ISTQB
3 242 (14.23%) Degree
4 119 (7.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 35 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.18%) PMI Certification
8 19 (1.12%) CISSP
8 19 (1.12%) DV Cleared
9 17 (1.00%) PMP
10 15 (0.88%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 14 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.53%) HND
13 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
14 3 (0.18%) APMP
14 3 (0.18%) CSQA
15 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Certification
16 1 (0.059%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 591 (34.74%) QA
2 39 (2.29%) PCI DSS
3 23 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.29%) PMBOK
5 13 (0.76%) WCAG
6 5 (0.29%) SLA
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.24%) EMIR
8 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.18%) HL7
8 3 (0.18%) DICOM
9 2 (0.12%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.059%) Basel III
10 1 (0.059%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.059%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.12%) vSphere
3 2 (0.12%) Firmware
4 1 (0.059%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 153 (8.99%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.18%) logstash
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.059%) SCCM
4 1 (0.059%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.059%) nmon
4 1 (0.059%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 190 (11.17%) HP
2 189 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 102 (6.00%) Oracle
4 46 (2.70%) IBM
5 23 (1.35%) Splunk
6 22 (1.29%) ArcSight
7 21 (1.23%) SAP
8 16 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.88%) ATG
10 14 (0.82%) webMethods
11 13 (0.76%) TOWER Software
11 13 (0.76%) Capita
12 12 (0.71%) BT
13 9 (0.53%) VMware
13 9 (0.53%) Business Objects
14 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.47%) Green Hat
15 7 (0.41%) Cognos
16 6 (0.35%) Cognizant
17 5 (0.29%) CODA
Dover, Kent
X4 Group
Salary: £20k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £52000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Techsearch Technology
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive + Pension + Healthcare & Other Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
SYSTEM RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Intapeople
Salary: £30000 - £34000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Andover, Hampshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Reco Group
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Posted: 23 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
DCL Search & Selection
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension & package
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Cover, Private Medic
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Life Cover, Private Medica
Posted: 2 days ago