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

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 327 350 377
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 876 698 752
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.86% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 604 559 584
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £35,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,250 £45,000 £47,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.25%
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
87531 81269 87492
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.11% 81.29% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 70660 67401 74411
Average salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.15% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -78 287 £52,500 -4.54% 27
South East +44 177 £50,000 - 13
Yorkshire +45 109 £45,000 +28.57% 8
North West +33 92 £50,000 +6.95% 10
East of England +9 70 £47,500 +13.09% 5
South West +17 64 £40,000 +6.66% 15
East Midlands +20 44 £50,000 +13.63%
West Midlands -16 28 £52,500 +35.48% 1
North East -8 4 £35,000 -23.91% 1
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 794 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 713 (41.02%) QA
3 582 (33.49%) Finance
4 441 (25.37%) Selenium
5 432 (24.86%) Test Scripting
6 367 (21.12%) Test Automation
7 363 (20.89%) SQL
8 358 (20.60%) ISEB
9 335 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
10 304 (17.49%) Software Testing
11 301 (17.32%) Test Management
12 294 (16.92%) ISTQB
13 276 (15.88%) Scrum
14 274 (15.77%) Automated Testing
15 266 (15.30%) Degree
16 264 (15.19%) C#
17 252 (14.50%) Performance Testing
18 240 (13.81%) Java
18 240 (13.81%) Regression Testing
19 223 (12.83%) QuickTest Pro
20 213 (12.26%) .NET
21 212 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
22 205 (11.80%) E-Commerce
23 202 (11.62%) HP
24 194 (11.16%) Project Management
25 190 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
26 179 (10.30%) WebDriver
27 177 (10.18%) JIRA
27 177 (10.18%) Test Planning
28 176 (10.13%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 46 (2.65%) IIS
2 41 (2.36%) Confluence
3 17 (0.98%) Tomcat
4 14 (0.81%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.63%) Apache
6 9 (0.52%) SAS
7 6 (0.35%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) uiautomator
9 4 (0.23%) CMS
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
11 2 (0.12%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.12%) ArchestrA
12 1 (0.058%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.058%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.058%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.058%) Mule
Applications
1 88 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 30 (1.73%) MS Office
3 11 (0.63%) MS Project
4 6 (0.35%) SPSS
5 5 (0.29%) Stata
5 5 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.058%) FastStats
7 1 (0.058%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 13 (0.75%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.52%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.12%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.12%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.058%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.058%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.058%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.058%) RMDS
6 1 (0.058%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.78%) GitHub
2 26 (1.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.04%) SaaS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.058%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.28%) Internet
2 17 (0.98%) HTTP
3 13 (0.75%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.52%) ATM
4 9 (0.52%) LAN
5 8 (0.46%) Firewall
5 8 (0.46%) SAN
5 8 (0.46%) LTE
6 7 (0.40%) VPN
7 6 (0.35%) HTTPS
7 6 (0.35%) 3GPP
7 6 (0.35%) WAN
7 6 (0.35%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.35%) Wireless
7 6 (0.35%) 3G
8 4 (0.23%) MPLS
8 4 (0.23%) UMTS
8 4 (0.23%) GPRS
8 4 (0.23%) GSM
8 4 (0.23%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 99 (5.70%) Relational Database
3 63 (3.62%) RDBMS
4 56 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
5 48 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 44 (2.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 33 (1.90%) MySQL
7 33 (1.90%) DB2
8 29 (1.67%) SQLPlus
9 28 (1.61%) DataStage
9 28 (1.61%) Oracle ODI
9 28 (1.61%) Oracle Exadata
10 22 (1.27%) RavenDB
11 21 (1.21%) Data Mining
12 17 (0.98%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
13 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
14 12 (0.69%) OLAP
15 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 441 (25.37%) Selenium
2 223 (12.83%) QuickTest Pro
3 179 (10.30%) WebDriver
4 177 (10.18%) JIRA
5 132 (7.59%) Cucumber
6 101 (5.81%) LoadRunner
7 85 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 67 (3.86%) Visual Studio
9 66 (3.80%) SoapUI
10 65 (3.74%) Jenkins
11 64 (3.68%) Git (software)
11 64 (3.68%) NUnit
12 62 (3.57%) JMeter
13 55 (3.16%) TeamCity
14 53 (3.05%) JUnit
15 49 (2.82%) SpecFlow
16 46 (2.65%) WATIR
16 46 (2.65%) TestComplete
17 37 (2.13%) Hudson
18 35 (2.01%) FitNesse
General
1 582 (33.49%) Finance
2 158 (9.09%) Banking
3 129 (7.42%) Retail
4 60 (3.45%) Marketing
5 53 (3.05%) Advertising
6 45 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 39 (2.24%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.50%) Games
9 19 (1.09%) Billing
10 14 (0.81%) Publishing
11 12 (0.69%) Front Office
11 12 (0.69%) Back Office
12 7 (0.40%) Law
12 7 (0.40%) Manufacturing
13 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 5 (0.29%) Legal
14 5 (0.29%) Automotive
15 4 (0.23%) Corporate Banking
16 3 (0.17%) Financial Institution
17 2 (0.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 543 (31.24%) Test Manager
2 429 (24.68%) Analyst
3 301 (17.32%) Test Analyst
4 189 (10.87%) Tester
5 160 (9.21%) Test Engineer
6 113 (6.50%) QA Engineer
7 99 (5.70%) Test Leader
8 86 (4.95%) Developer
9 85 (4.89%) Automation Engineer
10 78 (4.49%) QA Analyst
11 72 (4.14%) Senior Analyst
12 68 (3.91%) Business Analyst
13 65 (3.74%) QA Manager
14 64 (3.68%) Consultant
15 61 (3.51%) Senior Test Analyst
16 59 (3.39%) Agile Test Analyst
17 58 (3.34%) Automation Tester
18 52 (2.99%) Team Leader
19 51 (2.93%) Programme Manager
20 49 (2.82%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 213 (12.26%) .NET
2 137 (7.88%) Web Services
3 90 (5.18%) SOAP
4 88 (5.06%) Gherkin
5 85 (4.89%) XML
6 78 (4.49%) ASP.NET
7 77 (4.43%) HTML
8 58 (3.34%) CSS
9 57 (3.28%) .NET Framework
10 41 (2.36%) ASP.NET MVC
11 40 (2.30%) REST
12 34 (1.96%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 32 (1.84%) jQuery
14 24 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 22 (1.27%) StructureMap
15 22 (1.27%) Dapper ORM
15 22 (1.27%) Castle Windsor
15 22 (1.27%) Spring.NET
15 22 (1.27%) NHibernate
15 22 (1.27%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 176 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
2 124 (7.13%) Open Source
3 81 (4.66%) Computer Science
4 79 (4.55%) Mobile App
5 72 (4.14%) Mathematics
6 51 (2.93%) Management Information System
7 50 (2.88%) User Experience
8 42 (2.42%) Client/Server
9 41 (2.36%) Mainframe
10 31 (1.78%) Blog
11 29 (1.67%) Statistics
12 23 (1.32%) Mobile Banking
13 19 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
13 19 (1.09%) Online Banking
14 17 (0.98%) Blackberry
15 12 (0.69%) Online Games
16 10 (0.58%) EFT
16 10 (0.58%) Economics
17 9 (0.52%) Derivative
17 9 (0.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 136 (7.83%) Windows
2 122 (7.02%) UNIX
3 121 (6.96%) Linux
4 35 (2.01%) Apple iOS
4 35 (2.01%) Android
5 23 (1.32%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.32%) Windows XP
6 19 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (0.63%) Solaris
9 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone
10 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.12%) AIX
11 2 (0.12%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.058%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 794 (45.68%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (24.86%) Test Scripting
3 367 (21.12%) Test Automation
4 335 (19.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 304 (17.49%) Software Testing
6 301 (17.32%) Test Management
7 276 (15.88%) Scrum
8 274 (15.77%) Automated Testing
9 252 (14.50%) Performance Testing
10 240 (13.81%) Regression Testing
11 212 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 205 (11.80%) E-Commerce
13 194 (11.16%) Project Management
14 177 (10.18%) Test Planning
15 164 (9.44%) TDD
16 158 (9.09%) Mentoring
16 158 (9.09%) BDD
17 147 (8.46%) Automation Testing
18 133 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
19 120 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 363 (20.89%) SQL
2 264 (15.19%) C#
3 240 (13.81%) Java
4 103 (5.93%) JavaScript
5 98 (5.64%) Ruby
6 88 (5.06%) C++
7 67 (3.86%) PHP
8 59 (3.39%) Perl
9 58 (3.34%) Python
10 39 (2.24%) Shell Script
11 38 (2.19%) Delphi
12 35 (2.01%) PL/SQL
13 33 (1.90%) C
14 27 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 27 (1.55%) VBScript
14 27 (1.55%) VB
15 23 (1.32%) VB.NET
16 19 (1.09%) Scala
17 18 (1.04%) Tcl
18 12 (0.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 358 (20.60%) ISEB
2 294 (16.92%) ISTQB
3 266 (15.30%) Degree
4 98 (5.64%) Security Cleared
5 83 (4.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 72 (4.14%) SC Cleared
7 40 (2.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 17 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 15 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
10 13 (0.75%) CISSP
10 13 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 10 (0.58%) PMI Certification
11 10 (0.58%) CCNP
12 9 (0.52%) HND
12 9 (0.52%) CISM
13 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
14 6 (0.35%) CCNA
15 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 713 (41.02%) QA
2 15 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.63%) COBIT
4 9 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.46%) SLA
6 6 (0.35%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.29%) JSP 440
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.12%) Basel II
9 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 15 (0.86%) VMware ESX
2 12 (0.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.29%) XenApp
4 5 (0.29%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.23%) Nmap
5 4 (0.23%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.17%) vCloud
7 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 2 (0.12%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 190 (10.93%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (0.23%) Nessus
3 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.058%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 202 (11.62%) HP
2 171 (9.84%) Microsoft
3 110 (6.33%) Oracle
4 40 (2.30%) SAP
5 36 (2.07%) Business Objects
6 34 (1.96%) Cognos
7 29 (1.67%) IBM
8 23 (1.32%) VMware
9 22 (1.27%) Endeca
9 22 (1.27%) RedPrairie
10 21 (1.21%) Salesforce.com
11 15 (0.86%) Google
12 12 (0.69%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.63%) Citrix
14 10 (0.58%) Green Hat
14 10 (0.58%) SOASTA, Inc
15 6 (0.35%) Primavera
16 5 (0.29%) Hyperion
16 5 (0.29%) NetApp
16 5 (0.29%) ServiceNow
North West London
asos
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + annual bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Search Consultancy
Salary: £20000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands
Hyphen
Salary: Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £45000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
LV=
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago