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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 316 359 405
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +46
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 853 707 636
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.88% 0.73% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.88% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 657 537 517
Average salary £47,500 £48,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.04% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,846
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £75,000
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
80359 80047 83600
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.71% 82.35% 80.20%
Number of salaries quoted 66729 64585 71490
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +14 345 £55,000 - 49
South East 0 134 £47,500 - 15
Yorkshire +19 83 £37,500 -30.55% 14
East of England -1 75 £50,000 +11.11% 15
North West +16 66 £45,000 +25.87% 7
South West 0 61 £48,250 +20.62% 13
West Midlands -1 43 £32,500 -35.00% 3
East Midlands +10 27 £50,000 -18.36% 2
North East +1 12 £42,500 +9.67% 2
Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 782 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (36.70%) QA
3 560 (33.10%) Finance
4 410 (24.23%) Selenium
5 401 (23.70%) Test Management
6 375 (22.16%) Test Scripting
7 372 (21.99%) ISEB
8 366 (21.63%) ISTQB
9 357 (21.10%) Test Automation
10 316 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 313 (18.50%) SQL
12 283 (16.73%) Software Testing
13 245 (14.48%) Automated Testing
14 244 (14.42%) Scrum
15 234 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
16 230 (13.59%) Degree
17 229 (13.53%) HP
17 229 (13.53%) Performance Testing
18 220 (13.00%) Java
19 209 (12.35%) Project Management
20 208 (12.29%) HP Quality Center
21 203 (12.00%) Regression Testing
22 199 (11.76%) C#
22 199 (11.76%) WebDriver
23 184 (10.87%) Microsoft
24 178 (10.52%) QuickTest Pro
25 177 (10.46%) Mentoring
26 175 (10.34%) Test Planning
27 172 (10.17%) JIRA
28 170 (10.05%) Web Services

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 35 (2.07%) IIS
2 19 (1.12%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.00%) Apache
4 15 (0.89%) Confluence
5 8 (0.47%) SAS
6 4 (0.24%) CMS
6 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.18%) JBoss
8 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.12%) Node.js
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.059%) Documentum
9 1 (0.059%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPEL
9 1 (0.059%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 109 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.30%) MS Office
3 14 (0.83%) MS Project
4 9 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.30%) SPSS
6 5 (0.30%) Stata
7 1 (0.059%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.95%) Oracle Retail
3 15 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.77%) Google Analytics
5 7 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.30%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
9 1 (0.059%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.059%) BusinessWorks
9 1 (0.059%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 1 (0.059%) Dynamics AX
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (1.36%) GitHub
2 5 (0.30%) SaaS
3 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.059%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 28 (1.65%) Internet
2 24 (1.42%) HTTP
3 10 (0.59%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.53%) LAN
5 7 (0.41%) LTE
5 7 (0.41%) WAN
5 7 (0.41%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.35%) SAN
7 5 (0.30%) ATM
7 5 (0.30%) GPRS
7 5 (0.30%) GSM
7 5 (0.30%) UMTS
7 5 (0.30%) SDH
7 5 (0.30%) VPN
7 5 (0.30%) MPLS
7 5 (0.30%) Frame Relay
7 5 (0.30%) Firewall
7 5 (0.30%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.24%) SMS
9 3 (0.18%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 69 (4.08%) Relational Database
3 46 (2.72%) MySQL
4 44 (2.60%) RDBMS
5 39 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 37 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
8 30 (1.77%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.30%) SQLPlus
10 21 (1.24%) Oracle Exadata
10 21 (1.24%) Oracle ODI
10 21 (1.24%) DataStage
10 21 (1.24%) DB2
11 19 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
12 15 (0.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 13 (0.77%) Big Data
14 11 (0.65%) Data Mining
15 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 410 (24.23%) Selenium
2 199 (11.76%) WebDriver
3 178 (10.52%) QuickTest Pro
4 172 (10.17%) JIRA
5 127 (7.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 117 (6.91%) Cucumber
7 104 (6.15%) LoadRunner
8 92 (5.44%) JMeter
9 85 (5.02%) Jenkins
10 81 (4.79%) SoapUI
11 76 (4.49%) JUnit
12 60 (3.55%) TeamCity
13 59 (3.49%) Git (software)
14 55 (3.25%) SpecFlow
15 53 (3.13%) NUnit
16 50 (2.96%) TestNG
17 40 (2.36%) Visual Studio
18 37 (2.19%) Hudson
19 36 (2.13%) WATIR
20 32 (1.89%) Fiddler
General
1 560 (33.10%) Finance
2 162 (9.57%) Banking
3 128 (7.57%) Retail
4 42 (2.48%) Marketing
5 41 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.25%) Advertising
7 24 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 15 (0.89%) Law
8 15 (0.89%) Games
9 14 (0.83%) Automotive
10 12 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.65%) Legal
11 11 (0.65%) Front Office
11 11 (0.65%) Publishing
12 10 (0.59%) German Language
13 9 (0.53%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.47%) Billing
14 8 (0.47%) Electronics
15 6 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 473 (27.96%) Test Manager
2 459 (27.13%) Analyst
3 300 (17.73%) Test Analyst
4 185 (10.93%) Tester
5 134 (7.92%) Test Leader
6 129 (7.62%) Senior Analyst
7 125 (7.39%) Test Engineer
8 82 (4.85%) Business Analyst
9 81 (4.79%) Senior Test Analyst
10 76 (4.49%) QA Engineer
11 68 (4.02%) QA Analyst
12 61 (3.61%) Developer
12 61 (3.61%) Team Leader
13 56 (3.31%) Consultant
14 53 (3.13%) Software Engineer
15 49 (2.90%) Automation Tester
15 49 (2.90%) Architect
16 46 (2.72%) Software Tester
17 44 (2.60%) Test Team Leader
18 38 (2.25%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (10.05%) Web Services
2 140 (8.27%) .NET
3 89 (5.26%) XML
4 47 (2.78%) SOAP
5 44 (2.60%) HTML
6 41 (2.42%) LAMP
6 41 (2.42%) ASP.NET
6 41 (2.42%) Gherkin
7 37 (2.19%) CSS
8 20 (1.18%) ASP.NET MVC
9 18 (1.06%) .NET Framework
9 18 (1.06%) REST
10 17 (1.00%) jQuery
11 16 (0.95%) JSON
12 15 (0.89%) Middleware
13 14 (0.83%) WCF
14 12 (0.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 9 (0.53%) LINQ
16 7 (0.41%) WPF
16 7 (0.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 234 (13.83%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (5.85%) Open Source
3 79 (4.67%) Computer Science
3 79 (4.67%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.49%) User Experience
5 44 (2.60%) Mobile App
5 44 (2.60%) Statistics
6 37 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (2.01%) Mathematics
8 28 (1.65%) Client/Server
9 25 (1.48%) Blog
10 24 (1.42%) Mainframe
10 24 (1.42%) Mobile Banking
11 20 (1.18%) GIS
12 18 (1.06%) Social Media
13 12 (0.71%) N-Tier
14 11 (0.65%) Online Banking
15 9 (0.53%) Telematics
15 9 (0.53%) Replication
16 8 (0.47%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 148 (8.75%) Windows
2 120 (7.09%) Linux
3 111 (6.56%) UNIX
4 37 (2.19%) Solaris
5 22 (1.30%) Windows XP
5 22 (1.30%) Android
6 21 (1.24%) Windows 7
6 21 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (1.18%) Apple iOS
7 20 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 9 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (0.47%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.47%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.059%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.059%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (46.22%) Agile Software Development
2 401 (23.70%) Test Management
3 375 (22.16%) Test Scripting
4 357 (21.10%) Test Automation
5 316 (18.68%) User Acceptance Testing
6 283 (16.73%) Software Testing
7 245 (14.48%) Automated Testing
8 244 (14.42%) Scrum
9 229 (13.53%) Performance Testing
10 209 (12.35%) Project Management
11 203 (12.00%) Regression Testing
12 177 (10.46%) Mentoring
13 175 (10.34%) Test Planning
14 169 (9.99%) Waterfall
15 167 (9.87%) TDD
16 161 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
17 146 (8.63%) E-Commerce
18 140 (8.27%) BDD
19 138 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
19 138 (8.16%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 313 (18.50%) SQL
2 220 (13.00%) Java
3 199 (11.76%) C#
4 118 (6.97%) Ruby
5 114 (6.74%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.67%) Perl
7 73 (4.31%) Python
8 62 (3.66%) C++
9 57 (3.37%) PHP
10 46 (2.72%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.95%) Delphi
12 28 (1.65%) C
13 23 (1.36%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.12%) Scala
14 19 (1.12%) VB
15 16 (0.95%) R
16 14 (0.83%) VB.NET
17 13 (0.77%) VBA
17 13 (0.77%) VBScript
18 12 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 372 (21.99%) ISEB
2 366 (21.63%) ISTQB
3 230 (13.59%) Degree
4 111 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (3.61%) Security Cleared
6 44 (2.60%) SC Cleared
7 33 (1.95%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 24 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.12%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.65%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.59%) PMP
11 10 (0.59%) CISSP
12 7 (0.41%) HND
13 5 (0.30%) CCNA
13 5 (0.30%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.18%) Brainbench
14 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
15 2 (0.12%) ACCA
15 2 (0.12%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 621 (36.70%) QA
2 38 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 13 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.65%) COBIT
5 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.35%) WCAG
7 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.30%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.24%) SLA
8 4 (0.24%) EMIR
8 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.18%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.18%) HL7
9 3 (0.18%) DICOM
10 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.12%) Basel II
10 2 (0.12%) FATCA
11 1 (0.059%) Basel III
11 1 (0.059%) MiFID
System Software
1 11 (0.65%) VMware ESX
2 7 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 208 (12.29%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.18%) logstash
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.059%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 229 (13.53%) HP
2 184 (10.87%) Microsoft
3 96 (5.67%) Oracle
4 39 (2.30%) IBM
5 29 (1.71%) Business Objects
6 27 (1.60%) Cognos
7 17 (1.00%) SAP
7 17 (1.00%) VMware
8 16 (0.95%) webMethods
9 15 (0.89%) Green Hat
10 14 (0.83%) TOWER Software
10 14 (0.83%) ATG
10 14 (0.83%) Google
10 14 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
10 14 (0.83%) Atlassian
11 13 (0.77%) ArcSight
11 13 (0.77%) Splunk
12 11 (0.65%) Red Hat
12 11 (0.65%) BT
12 11 (0.65%) Capita
Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 per annum + + Car + Fuel Card + Holidays
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol
Kainos
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £80,000 per annum + An excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Travel + Expenses + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Subsidised Gym etc
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
Larson Group
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 60,000 plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago