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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 337 365 384
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 842 721 673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.80% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.86% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 668 538 538
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 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
86698 83726 86947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 82.30% 81.77% 79.71%
Number of salaries quoted 71999 67940 74673
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 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +29 346 £56,000 +1.81% 32
South East +28 140 £47,500 - 8
Yorkshire +5 88 £44,000 -18.51% 12
North West -11 70 £46,000 +2.22% 3
East of England -33 62 £47,500 +5.55% 13
South West +22 56 £55,000 +27.90% 6
East Midlands +33 37 £50,000 -23.07% 4
West Midlands -8 26 £37,500 -23.07% 5
North East -15 8 £42,500 -5.02% 1
Midlands -2 4 £45,000 -5.26%
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 775 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 644 (36.49%) QA
3 596 (33.77%) Finance
4 452 (25.61%) Selenium
5 403 (22.83%) Test Scripting
6 388 (21.98%) Test Automation
7 384 (21.76%) Test Management
8 378 (21.42%) ISEB
9 358 (20.28%) ISTQB
10 328 (18.58%) SQL
11 322 (18.24%) User Acceptance Testing
12 287 (16.26%) Software Testing
13 267 (15.13%) Scrum
14 240 (13.60%) C#
15 239 (13.54%) Degree
16 238 (13.48%) Regression Testing
17 236 (13.37%) Java
18 235 (13.31%) Performance Testing
19 233 (13.20%) Automated Testing
20 230 (13.03%) HP
21 219 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
22 217 (12.29%) WebDriver
23 215 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
24 214 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
25 212 (12.01%) HP Quality Center
26 202 (11.44%) JIRA
27 196 (11.10%) Project Management
28 194 (10.99%) Mentoring
29 179 (10.14%) TDD
30 177 (10.03%) Test Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 (2.61%) IIS
2 33 (1.87%) Confluence
3 20 (1.13%) SharePoint
4 17 (0.96%) Apache
5 8 (0.45%) SAS
6 7 (0.40%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.34%) JBoss
8 5 (0.28%) CMS
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
10 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) Node.js
11 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.057%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.057%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.057%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 115 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.59%) MS Office
3 12 (0.68%) MS Project
4 10 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.28%) SPSS
6 5 (0.28%) Stata
7 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.91%) Google Analytics
1 16 (0.91%) Oracle Retail
2 14 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 5 (0.28%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
6 2 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.11%) Magento
6 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.057%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.057%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.057%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.93%) GitHub
2 8 (0.45%) SaaS
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.55%) Internet
2 19 (1.08%) HTTP
3 13 (0.74%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.62%) LTE
5 9 (0.51%) SAN
6 8 (0.45%) Firewall
6 8 (0.45%) VPN
6 8 (0.45%) ATM
7 7 (0.40%) GPRS
7 7 (0.40%) GSM
7 7 (0.40%) LAN
7 7 (0.40%) UMTS
7 7 (0.40%) Wireshark
8 6 (0.34%) Ethernet
9 5 (0.28%) 3GPP
9 5 (0.28%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) SDH
9 5 (0.28%) Wireless
9 5 (0.28%) Frame Relay
9 5 (0.28%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.55%) Relational Database
3 70 (3.97%) RDBMS
4 60 (3.40%) Data Warehouse
5 55 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 45 (2.55%) MySQL
8 40 (2.27%) DB2
9 36 (2.04%) SQLPlus
10 35 (1.98%) DataStage
10 35 (1.98%) Oracle ODI
10 35 (1.98%) Oracle Exadata
11 30 (1.70%) Oracle Database
12 21 (1.19%) RavenDB
13 19 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
14 16 (0.91%) Data Mining
14 16 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
16 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 452 (25.61%) Selenium
2 217 (12.29%) WebDriver
3 214 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
4 202 (11.44%) JIRA
5 133 (7.54%) Cucumber
6 115 (6.52%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (5.72%) LoadRunner
8 86 (4.87%) Jenkins
9 82 (4.65%) JMeter
10 80 (4.53%) Git (software)
11 77 (4.36%) TeamCity
11 77 (4.36%) NUnit
12 75 (4.25%) SoapUI
13 74 (4.19%) JUnit
14 54 (3.06%) SpecFlow
15 50 (2.83%) Visual Studio
16 46 (2.61%) WATIR
17 43 (2.44%) TestNG
18 41 (2.32%) Hudson
19 36 (2.04%) Toad
General
1 596 (33.77%) Finance
2 168 (9.52%) Banking
3 135 (7.65%) Retail
4 53 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 50 (2.83%) Advertising
6 49 (2.78%) Marketing
7 26 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.30%) Games
9 15 (0.85%) Publishing
10 13 (0.74%) Automotive
10 13 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.74%) Billing
11 10 (0.57%) Front Office
11 10 (0.57%) Legal
12 9 (0.51%) Law
12 9 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.45%) German Language
13 8 (0.45%) Back Office
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.28%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 503 (28.50%) Test Manager
2 445 (25.21%) Analyst
3 292 (16.54%) Test Analyst
4 186 (10.54%) Tester
5 148 (8.39%) Test Leader
6 135 (7.65%) Test Engineer
7 111 (6.29%) Senior Analyst
8 102 (5.78%) QA Engineer
9 83 (4.70%) Business Analyst
10 80 (4.53%) Senior Test Analyst
11 68 (3.85%) Team Leader
12 63 (3.57%) Architect
12 63 (3.57%) Developer
13 58 (3.29%) QA Analyst
14 55 (3.12%) Automation Tester
15 54 (3.06%) QA Manager
16 50 (2.83%) Consultant
17 48 (2.72%) Software Engineer
18 46 (2.61%) Test Team Leader
19 41 (2.32%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (9.29%) Web Services
2 156 (8.84%) .NET
3 86 (4.87%) XML
4 67 (3.80%) ASP.NET
5 65 (3.68%) Gherkin
6 64 (3.63%) SOAP
7 62 (3.51%) HTML
8 54 (3.06%) CSS
9 40 (2.27%) .NET Framework
10 38 (2.15%) LAMP
11 36 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
12 32 (1.81%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 28 (1.59%) jQuery
14 27 (1.53%) REST
15 22 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 21 (1.19%) StructureMap
16 21 (1.19%) Dapper ORM
16 21 (1.19%) Spring.NET
16 21 (1.19%) Castle Windsor
16 21 (1.19%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 219 (12.41%) Analytical Skills
2 125 (7.08%) Open Source
3 88 (4.99%) Computer Science
4 68 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 51 (2.89%) User Experience
6 48 (2.72%) Mobile App
7 46 (2.61%) Statistics
8 45 (2.55%) Mainframe
9 44 (2.49%) Mathematics
10 31 (1.76%) Client/Server
11 30 (1.70%) Blog
12 24 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
14 17 (0.96%) GIS
15 15 (0.85%) Online Banking
16 13 (0.74%) N-Tier
16 13 (0.74%) Online Games
17 12 (0.68%) Social Media
18 11 (0.62%) Blackberry
19 10 (0.57%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 150 (8.50%) Windows
2 136 (7.71%) UNIX
3 132 (7.48%) Linux
4 30 (1.70%) Solaris
5 26 (1.47%) Android
6 24 (1.36%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.36%) Windows XP
7 22 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.13%) Windows 7
10 9 (0.51%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.23%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.057%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 775 (43.91%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (22.83%) Test Scripting
3 388 (21.98%) Test Automation
4 384 (21.76%) Test Management
5 322 (18.24%) User Acceptance Testing
6 287 (16.26%) Software Testing
7 267 (15.13%) Scrum
8 238 (13.48%) Regression Testing
9 235 (13.31%) Performance Testing
10 233 (13.20%) Automated Testing
11 215 (12.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 196 (11.10%) Project Management
13 194 (10.99%) Mentoring
14 179 (10.14%) TDD
15 177 (10.03%) Test Planning
16 172 (9.75%) E-Commerce
17 158 (8.95%) Continuous Integration
18 156 (8.84%) BDD
19 133 (7.54%) Validation
20 130 (7.37%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 328 (18.58%) SQL
2 240 (13.60%) C#
3 236 (13.37%) Java
4 118 (6.69%) Ruby
5 117 (6.63%) JavaScript
6 79 (4.48%) Perl
7 74 (4.19%) C++
8 71 (4.02%) Python
9 69 (3.91%) PHP
10 54 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 39 (2.21%) Shell Script
12 34 (1.93%) Delphi
13 29 (1.64%) VB.NET
14 23 (1.30%) C
15 19 (1.08%) VB
15 19 (1.08%) Scala
15 19 (1.08%) R
16 16 (0.91%) Tcl
16 16 (0.91%) VBScript
17 14 (0.79%) VBA
Qualifications
1 378 (21.42%) ISEB
2 358 (20.28%) ISTQB
3 239 (13.54%) Degree
4 103 (5.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 62 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 41 (2.32%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (1.08%) DV Cleared
10 13 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 8 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (0.45%) CCNA
12 7 (0.40%) CISSP
12 7 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
13 5 (0.28%) CSQA
13 5 (0.28%) PMP
13 5 (0.28%) MBA
14 4 (0.23%) HND
15 3 (0.17%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 644 (36.49%) QA
2 31 (1.76%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.62%) COBIT
4 10 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 8 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.40%) SLA
7 5 (0.28%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.11%) EMIR
8 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.11%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.11%) Basel II
8 2 (0.11%) HL7
8 2 (0.11%) DICOM
9 1 (0.057%) MiFID
9 1 (0.057%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) VMware ESX
2 8 (0.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
3 7 (0.40%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.17%) vCloud
5 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 2 (0.11%) Firmware
6 1 (0.057%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 212 (12.01%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.057%) Nessus
4 1 (0.057%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.057%) logstash
Vendors
1 230 (13.03%) HP
2 171 (9.69%) Microsoft
3 123 (6.97%) Oracle
4 43 (2.44%) Business Objects
5 41 (2.32%) Cognos
6 33 (1.87%) IBM
7 29 (1.64%) SAP
8 21 (1.19%) VMware
8 21 (1.19%) Endeca
8 21 (1.19%) RedPrairie
9 17 (0.96%) Google
10 16 (0.91%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.79%) Green Hat
12 12 (0.68%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.62%) TOWER Software
14 9 (0.51%) BT
14 9 (0.51%) ATG
15 8 (0.45%) webMethods
15 8 (0.45%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.45%) Splunk
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Fixed Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £95000 per annum + car, bonus, housing allowence
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Aglow Talent Ltd
Salary: From £48,000 to £55,000 per annum +12.5% annual bonus, 10% DB pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Intonera Consulting Ltd
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capco
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £67000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £50,000 - £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 22 days hol + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum £45k - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: Depending upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + standard big company benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago