The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 343 382 365
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 846 644 768
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.78% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 666 479 594
Average salary £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
90699 82348 90843
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 80.42% 79.01% 76.74%
Number of salaries quoted 73543 68391 77731
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Strategy
UK

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -46 366 £53,000 -3.63% 43
South East +43 169 £47,500 -5.00% 29
Yorkshire +31 103 £35,000 - 6
East of England -10 69 £45,000 - 9
East Midlands +15 44 £38,250 -25.36% 4
South West +30 42 £38,500 +6.20% 13
West Midlands +2 29 £50,000 +42.85% 3
North West +11 24 £35,000 +21.73% 11
North East -3 6 £38,000 -18.27% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 693 (44.83%) QA
2 516 (33.38%) Finance
3 378 (24.45%) Test Scripting
4 371 (24.00%) Selenium
5 357 (23.09%) ISEB
6 352 (22.77%) SQL
7 348 (22.51%) Automated Testing
8 331 (21.41%) Test Automation
9 312 (20.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 304 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
11 270 (17.46%) Degree
12 252 (16.30%) Test Management
13 238 (15.39%) C#
14 237 (15.33%) Software Testing
15 233 (15.07%) .NET
16 231 (14.94%) Java
17 205 (13.26%) ISTQB
18 201 (13.00%) Scrum
19 197 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
20 180 (11.64%) Microsoft
21 179 (11.58%) QuickTest Pro
22 167 (10.80%) Performance Testing
23 155 (10.03%) HP
24 151 (9.77%) Banking
25 149 (9.64%) Project Management
26 138 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
27 126 (8.15%) SQL Server
28 125 (8.09%) Windows
28 125 (8.09%) Manual Testing
28 125 (8.09%) Automation Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (2.46%) SharePoint
2 24 (1.55%) LiveLink
3 15 (0.97%) IIS
4 12 (0.78%) Apache
5 10 (0.65%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.52%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.32%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.26%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.26%) CMS
9 2 (0.13%) SAS
9 2 (0.13%) Confluence
10 1 (0.065%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.065%) Mule
10 1 (0.065%) SAP EP
10 1 (0.065%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 88 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 59 (3.82%) MS Office
3 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.78%) MS Project
5 7 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.19%) Mingle
7 2 (0.13%) SPSS
7 2 (0.13%) Stata
8 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.065%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.52%) SimCorp Dimension
3 7 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.32%) SAP R/3
5 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.26%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.13%) BASE24
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.13%) Magento
8 1 (0.065%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.065%) Beauchamp
8 1 (0.065%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.065%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (1.10%) SaaS
3 3 (0.19%) Force.com
4 2 (0.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.69%) Internet
2 35 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 17 (1.10%) LAN
3 17 (1.10%) HTTP
4 16 (1.03%) WAN
4 16 (1.03%) Firewall
5 11 (0.71%) Network Security
6 10 (0.65%) MPLS
6 10 (0.65%) ATM
7 9 (0.58%) HTTPS
7 9 (0.58%) BGP
7 9 (0.58%) VPN
7 9 (0.58%) IPsec
7 9 (0.58%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (0.58%) MVNO
8 7 (0.45%) SSL
9 6 (0.39%) DNS
10 5 (0.32%) Wireless
10 5 (0.32%) LDAP
11 4 (0.26%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 48 (3.10%) Data Warehouse
3 40 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 38 (2.46%) Oracle Database
5 24 (1.55%) MySQL
6 17 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
10 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (0.52%) NoSQL
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle Exadata
11 6 (0.39%) OLAP
11 6 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
12 5 (0.32%) Data Mining
13 4 (0.26%) DataStage
14 3 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.19%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 371 (24.00%) Selenium
2 179 (11.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 118 (7.63%) WebDriver
4 78 (5.05%) LoadRunner
5 77 (4.98%) Visual Studio
5 77 (4.98%) JIRA
6 73 (4.72%) Cucumber
7 65 (4.20%) TestComplete
8 64 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 62 (4.01%) SoapUI
10 54 (3.49%) WinRunner
11 36 (2.33%) JUnit
12 35 (2.26%) Jenkins
12 35 (2.26%) Ranorex
13 33 (2.13%) NUnit
14 32 (2.07%) Bugzilla
15 30 (1.94%) JBehave
16 29 (1.88%) FitNesse
17 25 (1.62%) Subversion
18 24 (1.55%) JMeter
General
1 516 (33.38%) Finance
2 151 (9.77%) Banking
3 115 (7.44%) Retail
4 54 (3.49%) Investment Banking
5 50 (3.23%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.20%) Games
7 32 (2.07%) Marketing
8 24 (1.55%) Back Office
9 22 (1.42%) Front Office
10 18 (1.16%) Publishing
11 17 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.10%) Billing
12 13 (0.84%) Advertising
13 11 (0.71%) Retail Banking
14 9 (0.58%) Electronics
15 8 (0.52%) Military
15 8 (0.52%) Legal
16 7 (0.45%) Law
17 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
18 4 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 439 (28.40%) Analyst
2 432 (27.94%) Test Manager
3 333 (21.54%) Test Analyst
4 236 (15.27%) Tester
5 163 (10.54%) Test Engineer
6 113 (7.31%) QA Analyst
6 113 (7.31%) Test Leader
7 106 (6.86%) QA Engineer
8 88 (5.69%) Consultant
9 84 (5.43%) Developer
10 70 (4.53%) Automation Engineer
11 69 (4.46%) QA Tester
12 67 (4.33%) Senior Analyst
13 56 (3.62%) Senior Test Analyst
13 56 (3.62%) QA Automation Engineer
14 53 (3.43%) Programme Manager
15 48 (3.10%) Test Consultant
16 47 (3.04%) Business Analyst
16 47 (3.04%) Programme Test Manager
17 46 (2.98%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (15.07%) .NET
2 74 (4.79%) Web Services
3 65 (4.20%) SOAP
4 49 (3.17%) Gherkin
5 48 (3.10%) XML
6 33 (2.13%) .NET Framework
7 29 (1.88%) REST
8 27 (1.75%) HTML
9 19 (1.23%) Middleware
10 17 (1.10%) JSON
10 17 (1.10%) RESTful
11 15 (0.97%) LAMP
12 11 (0.71%) CSS
13 9 (0.58%) J2EE
13 9 (0.58%) HTML5
14 8 (0.52%) JSF
15 7 (0.45%) ASP.NET
16 6 (0.39%) Silverlight
16 6 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
17 4 (0.26%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.56%) Mathematics
2 79 (5.11%) Computer Science
3 61 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 57 (3.69%) Mobile App
5 50 (3.23%) Open Source
6 31 (2.01%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 22 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 19 (1.23%) Derivative
10 18 (1.16%) IVR
10 18 (1.16%) Mainframe
11 14 (0.91%) Statistics
12 13 (0.84%) Online Games
13 12 (0.78%) EPoS
14 11 (0.71%) Mobile Payment
15 10 (0.65%) Reference Data
15 10 (0.65%) NHS
16 9 (0.58%) Fixed Income
17 7 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 125 (8.09%) Windows
2 111 (7.18%) Linux
3 76 (4.92%) UNIX
4 43 (2.78%) Android
5 38 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 10 (0.65%) Windows 7
7 8 (0.52%) Solaris
8 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.32%) Windows Phone
9 4 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.13%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.065%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.065%) AIX
11 1 (0.065%) MeeGo
Processes & Methodologies
1 378 (24.45%) Test Scripting
2 348 (22.51%) Automated Testing
3 331 (21.41%) Test Automation
4 312 (20.18%) User Acceptance Testing
5 304 (19.66%) Agile Software Development
6 252 (16.30%) Test Management
7 237 (15.33%) Software Testing
8 201 (13.00%) Scrum
9 167 (10.80%) Performance Testing
10 149 (9.64%) Project Management
11 138 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
12 125 (8.09%) Manual Testing
12 125 (8.09%) Automation Testing
13 124 (8.02%) TDD
14 117 (7.57%) E-Commerce
15 108 (6.99%) Regression Testing
16 103 (6.66%) OO
17 98 (6.34%) Integration Testing
18 91 (5.89%) Waterfall
19 90 (5.82%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 352 (22.77%) SQL
2 238 (15.39%) C#
3 231 (14.94%) Java
4 110 (7.12%) C++
5 68 (4.40%) Python
6 46 (2.98%) Perl
7 44 (2.85%) VB
8 41 (2.65%) PHP
9 36 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 35 (2.26%) VBScript
10 35 (2.26%) Ruby
11 31 (2.01%) JavaScript
12 30 (1.94%) C
13 28 (1.81%) Delphi
14 16 (1.03%) Tcl
15 14 (0.91%) Groovy
16 11 (0.71%) COBOL
17 7 (0.45%) Shell Script
17 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
18 4 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 357 (23.09%) ISEB
2 270 (17.46%) Degree
3 205 (13.26%) ISTQB
4 47 (3.04%) Security Cleared
5 41 (2.65%) SC Cleared
6 24 (1.55%) ISEB Practitioner
7 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (0.84%) CCNP
8 11 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 11 (0.71%) HND
9 9 (0.58%) CCSE
10 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.52%) Check Point Certification
11 6 (0.39%) CCNA
11 6 (0.39%) CCDE
12 5 (0.32%) CISSP
12 5 (0.32%) CISM
13 2 (0.13%) CISA
13 2 (0.13%) PMP
13 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (44.83%) QA
2 20 (1.29%) COBIT
3 4 (0.26%) ISO 9000
3 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.26%) SLA
3 4 (0.26%) Basel III
4 2 (0.13%) Solvency II
4 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.13%) TickIT
5 1 (0.065%) FATCA
5 1 (0.065%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.13%) XenApp
3 2 (0.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 197 (12.74%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.39%) Nessus
3 4 (0.26%) CA Endevor
3 4 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
4 1 (0.065%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 180 (11.64%) Microsoft
2 155 (10.03%) HP
3 109 (7.05%) Oracle
4 42 (2.72%) SAP
5 25 (1.62%) IBM
6 24 (1.55%) Cognos
7 20 (1.29%) BMC
7 20 (1.29%) Remedy
7 20 (1.29%) FrontRange
7 20 (1.29%) ServiceNow
8 14 (0.91%) Cisco
9 12 (0.78%) Atlassian
10 11 (0.71%) BT
11 10 (0.65%) Siebel
12 9 (0.58%) Sun
12 9 (0.58%) VMware
12 9 (0.58%) CheckPoint
12 9 (0.58%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.58%) Agilent
13 8 (0.52%) SimCorp
Bristol, Somerset
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Experis IT
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £44,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Pension, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Deloitte
Salary: Excellent + package
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
SFW
Salary: Up to £50K + benefits incl. profit share
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Blue Glue
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: up to 85k
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £45k - 50k per year + D.O.E
Posted: 20 hours ago
Norwich, Norfolk
I4 Recruitment
Salary: £25k - 35k per year + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Cognizant
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Sogeti
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
MJH Personnel Associates
Salary: Excellent + bens
Posted: Yesterday