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

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 360 361 381
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 794 693 657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.68% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.83% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 602 543 509
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
87932 83502 86187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.31% 81.69% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 72889 68584 73784
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £73,000
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 27 November 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 November 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 -4 333 £57,500 +4.54% 32
South East +5 134 £50,000 +5.26% 11
Yorkshire +1 91 £45,000 -10.00% 14
North West -17 57 £50,000 +11.11% 9
South West +19 51 £53,500 +57.35% 4
East of England -37 51 £47,500 +5.55% 6
East Midlands +52 46 £50,000 -16.66% 4
West Midlands -12 19 £37,000 -12.94% 5
North East -16 6 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Midlands +5 4 £45,000 -5.26%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 748 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 647 (37.70%) QA
3 585 (34.09%) Finance
4 438 (25.52%) Selenium
5 395 (23.02%) Test Scripting
6 366 (21.33%) Test Automation
7 352 (20.51%) ISEB
8 349 (20.34%) Test Management
9 336 (19.58%) ISTQB
10 328 (19.11%) SQL
11 316 (18.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 284 (16.55%) Software Testing
13 251 (14.63%) Scrum
14 237 (13.81%) Java
15 236 (13.75%) Regression Testing
16 233 (13.58%) Performance Testing
17 232 (13.52%) C#
18 227 (13.23%) Degree
19 213 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
20 212 (12.35%) Automated Testing
21 210 (12.24%) HP
22 207 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
23 203 (11.83%) WebDriver
24 202 (11.77%) JIRA
25 197 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
26 186 (10.84%) Project Management
27 183 (10.66%) Mentoring
28 181 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
29 180 (10.49%) TDD
30 176 (10.26%) E-Commerce

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 42 (2.45%) IIS
2 34 (1.98%) Confluence
3 16 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.76%) Apache
5 12 (0.70%) Tomcat
6 9 (0.52%) SAS
7 6 (0.35%) JBoss
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.23%) CMS
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.12%) Node.js
11 2 (0.12%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.058%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.058%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.058%) GlassFish
Applications
1 103 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.63%) MS Office
3 12 (0.70%) MS Project
4 10 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) SPSS
7 5 (0.29%) Stata
8 1 (0.058%) FastStats
8 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Google Analytics
2 12 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.58%) Oracle Retail
4 9 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.41%) JDE OneWorld
6 5 (0.29%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
8 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.058%) RMDS
9 1 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
9 1 (0.058%) BASE24
9 1 (0.058%) Summit
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (2.04%) GitHub
2 10 (0.58%) SaaS
3 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.058%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.62%) Internet
2 18 (1.05%) HTTP
3 12 (0.70%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.70%) LTE
4 9 (0.52%) SAN
5 8 (0.47%) Firewall
5 8 (0.47%) VPN
5 8 (0.47%) ATM
5 8 (0.47%) Wireshark
6 7 (0.41%) GPRS
6 7 (0.41%) GSM
6 7 (0.41%) LAN
6 7 (0.41%) UMTS
6 7 (0.41%) Wireless
7 6 (0.35%) 3G
7 6 (0.35%) 3GPP
7 6 (0.35%) Ethernet
8 5 (0.29%) WAN
8 5 (0.29%) SDH
8 5 (0.29%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 169 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.65%) Relational Database
3 73 (4.25%) RDBMS
4 66 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 59 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 57 (3.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 43 (2.51%) MySQL
7 43 (2.51%) DB2
8 39 (2.27%) SQLPlus
9 38 (2.21%) DataStage
9 38 (2.21%) Oracle ODI
9 38 (2.21%) Oracle Exadata
10 28 (1.63%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.28%) RavenDB
12 18 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 17 (0.99%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
15 15 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
16 14 (0.82%) OLAP
16 14 (0.82%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 438 (25.52%) Selenium
2 207 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
3 203 (11.83%) WebDriver
4 202 (11.77%) JIRA
5 126 (7.34%) Cucumber
6 101 (5.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 95 (5.54%) LoadRunner
8 82 (4.78%) JMeter
8 82 (4.78%) Jenkins
9 81 (4.72%) Git (software)
10 73 (4.25%) TeamCity
11 71 (4.14%) NUnit
12 69 (4.02%) SoapUI
13 67 (3.90%) JUnit
14 51 (2.97%) SpecFlow
15 47 (2.74%) WATIR
16 46 (2.68%) Visual Studio
17 43 (2.51%) Hudson
18 38 (2.21%) Toad
19 33 (1.92%) TestNG
General
1 585 (34.09%) Finance
2 171 (9.97%) Banking
3 130 (7.58%) Retail
4 55 (3.21%) Advertising
5 54 (3.15%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.09%) Marketing
7 25 (1.46%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.46%) Games
8 16 (0.93%) Publishing
9 15 (0.87%) Billing
10 14 (0.82%) Manufacturing
11 11 (0.64%) Front Office
11 11 (0.64%) Back Office
12 10 (0.58%) Automotive
12 10 (0.58%) Legal
13 9 (0.52%) Law
13 9 (0.52%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.35%) German Language
14 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 513 (29.90%) Test Manager
2 400 (23.31%) Analyst
3 269 (15.68%) Test Analyst
4 177 (10.31%) Tester
5 138 (8.04%) Test Engineer
6 135 (7.87%) Test Leader
7 101 (5.89%) QA Engineer
8 92 (5.36%) Senior Analyst
9 72 (4.20%) Senior Test Analyst
10 67 (3.90%) Developer
11 66 (3.85%) Business Analyst
11 66 (3.85%) Architect
11 66 (3.85%) Team Leader
12 56 (3.26%) QA Manager
12 56 (3.26%) Consultant
13 54 (3.15%) Automation Tester
14 51 (2.97%) QA Analyst
15 48 (2.80%) Automation Engineer
16 42 (2.45%) Test Team Leader
17 40 (2.33%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 149 (8.68%) Web Services
2 136 (7.93%) .NET
3 83 (4.84%) XML
4 71 (4.14%) ASP.NET
5 70 (4.08%) SOAP
6 65 (3.79%) Gherkin
7 61 (3.55%) HTML
8 55 (3.21%) CSS
9 43 (2.51%) .NET Framework
10 38 (2.21%) ASP.NET MVC
11 37 (2.16%) LAMP
12 35 (2.04%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 31 (1.81%) REST
14 30 (1.75%) jQuery
15 23 (1.34%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 22 (1.28%) StructureMap
16 22 (1.28%) Dapper ORM
16 22 (1.28%) Castle Windsor
16 22 (1.28%) Spring.NET
16 22 (1.28%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 181 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (7.52%) Open Source
3 77 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 54 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 49 (2.86%) Mainframe
5 49 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 49 (2.86%) User Experience
6 46 (2.68%) Mathematics
7 32 (1.86%) Statistics
8 31 (1.81%) Blog
9 28 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
11 17 (0.99%) Online Banking
12 16 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (0.87%) GIS
14 14 (0.82%) Online Games
15 12 (0.70%) N-Tier
16 11 (0.64%) Blackberry
17 10 (0.58%) Economics
18 9 (0.52%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 143 (8.33%) Windows
2 139 (8.10%) UNIX
3 131 (7.63%) Linux
4 27 (1.57%) Solaris
5 24 (1.40%) Android
5 24 (1.40%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 19 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (0.99%) Windows 7
10 7 (0.41%) Mac OS
11 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.058%) AIX
14 1 (0.058%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 748 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (23.02%) Test Scripting
3 366 (21.33%) Test Automation
4 349 (20.34%) Test Management
5 316 (18.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 284 (16.55%) Software Testing
7 251 (14.63%) Scrum
8 236 (13.75%) Regression Testing
9 233 (13.58%) Performance Testing
10 213 (12.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 212 (12.35%) Automated Testing
12 186 (10.84%) Project Management
13 183 (10.66%) Mentoring
14 180 (10.49%) TDD
15 176 (10.26%) E-Commerce
16 166 (9.67%) Test Planning
17 161 (9.38%) BDD
18 155 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
19 133 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
20 128 (7.46%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 328 (19.11%) SQL
2 237 (13.81%) Java
3 232 (13.52%) C#
4 114 (6.64%) JavaScript
4 114 (6.64%) Ruby
5 77 (4.49%) Perl
6 72 (4.20%) PHP
7 70 (4.08%) C++
8 68 (3.96%) Python
9 55 (3.21%) PL/SQL
10 40 (2.33%) Shell Script
11 34 (1.98%) Delphi
12 27 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 19 (1.11%) R
14 18 (1.05%) Scala
14 18 (1.05%) C
15 16 (0.93%) Tcl
15 16 (0.93%) VBScript
15 16 (0.93%) VB
16 12 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 352 (20.51%) ISEB
2 336 (19.58%) ISTQB
3 227 (13.23%) Degree
4 93 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 71 (4.14%) Security Cleared
6 47 (2.74%) SC Cleared
7 45 (2.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 19 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
9 17 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.64%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 8 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (0.47%) CCNA
13 7 (0.41%) CISSP
13 7 (0.41%) Brainbench
14 5 (0.29%) CSQA
14 5 (0.29%) MBA
15 4 (0.23%) HND
16 3 (0.17%) MCSE
16 3 (0.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 647 (37.70%) QA
2 28 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 10 (0.58%) ISO 9001
4 9 (0.52%) COBIT
5 8 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.41%) SLA
7 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.29%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.12%) Basel II
9 1 (0.058%) MiFID
9 1 (0.058%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (0.87%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.17%) vCloud
6 2 (0.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.058%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 197 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.058%) Nessus
4 1 (0.058%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.058%) logstash
Vendors
1 210 (12.24%) HP
2 152 (8.86%) Microsoft
3 122 (7.11%) Oracle
4 46 (2.68%) Business Objects
5 44 (2.56%) Cognos
6 29 (1.69%) SAP
7 24 (1.40%) IBM
8 22 (1.28%) Endeca
8 22 (1.28%) RedPrairie
9 21 (1.22%) VMware
10 18 (1.05%) Google
11 17 (0.99%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.82%) Green Hat
13 12 (0.70%) Atlassian
14 8 (0.47%) Splunk
14 8 (0.47%) ArcSight
15 7 (0.41%) TOWER Software
16 6 (0.35%) ATG
16 6 (0.35%) webMethods
16 6 (0.35%) Primavera
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Imperative People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Basic salary negotiable + Package
Posted: 20 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000-40000
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 to £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £60000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £37500 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
York, North Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35000-40000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £30,000 per annum Extensive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago