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

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 307 348 355
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 926 706 773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.87% 0.71% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.87% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 654 554 602
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 £36,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
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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
87403 80743 88036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 81.98% 81.07% 79.24%
Number of salaries quoted 70376 66885 75181
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% +2.15%
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 15 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 15 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 -81 290 £52,500 -2.77% 27
South East +49 191 £50,000 - 16
Yorkshire +58 117 £45,000 +20.00% 11
North West +37 107 £47,000 - 9
East of England +10 74 £47,500 +13.09% 8
South West +34 73 £39,500 +8.96% 7
East Midlands +11 38 £50,000 +13.63% 3
West Midlands -8 31 £52,500 +31.25% 2
North East -6 4 £35,000 -23.91%
Midlands +12 1 £55,000 -15.38% 1
Test Strategy
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Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 15 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.

1 824 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 744 (42.30%) QA
3 576 (32.75%) Finance
4 463 (26.32%) Selenium
5 439 (24.96%) Test Scripting
6 377 (21.43%) SQL
7 374 (21.26%) Test Automation
8 369 (20.98%) ISEB
9 342 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
10 313 (17.79%) Software Testing
11 303 (17.23%) Test Management
12 294 (16.71%) Automated Testing
13 292 (16.60%) ISTQB
14 288 (16.37%) Scrum
15 272 (15.46%) C#
16 263 (14.95%) Degree
17 253 (14.38%) Java
18 249 (14.16%) Performance Testing
19 231 (13.13%) .NET
20 229 (13.02%) QuickTest Pro
21 228 (12.96%) Regression Testing
22 218 (12.39%) E-Commerce
23 208 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
24 200 (11.37%) HP
25 193 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
26 192 (10.92%) Project Management
27 185 (10.52%) WebDriver
28 183 (10.40%) Test Planning
29 176 (10.01%) JIRA
30 172 (9.78%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 15 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 41 (2.33%) IIS
2 40 (2.27%) Confluence
3 17 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 15 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 12 (0.68%) Apache
6 9 (0.51%) SAS
7 6 (0.34%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.23%) CMS
9 4 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.17%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.17%) Lync
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
12 1 (0.057%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.057%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.057%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.057%) Mule
Applications
1 88 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.53%) MS Office
3 13 (0.74%) MS Project
4 6 (0.34%) SPSS
5 5 (0.28%) Stata
6 4 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (0.057%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.057%) FastStats
8 1 (0.057%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.51%) JDE OneWorld
3 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.17%) Magento
4 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.17%) SAP FI
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.057%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.057%) BASE24
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.057%) RMDS
6 1 (0.057%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.057%) SimCorp Dimension
6 1 (0.057%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.057%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.057%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.76%) GitHub
2 29 (1.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.19%) SaaS
4 4 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.17%) PaaS
6 1 (0.057%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (3.18%) Internet
2 19 (1.08%) HTTP
3 17 (0.97%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.68%) Firewall
5 10 (0.57%) LAN
6 8 (0.45%) ATM
6 8 (0.45%) VPN
6 8 (0.45%) WAN
7 7 (0.40%) 3G
7 7 (0.40%) HTTPS
7 7 (0.40%) LTE
8 6 (0.34%) Wireless
8 6 (0.34%) 3GPP
9 5 (0.28%) IPsec
9 5 (0.28%) MPLS
9 5 (0.28%) BGP
9 5 (0.28%) SSL
9 5 (0.28%) SAN
9 5 (0.28%) Network Security
9 5 (0.28%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.15%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 61 (3.47%) RDBMS
4 57 (3.24%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (2.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 43 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (1.99%) MySQL
8 31 (1.76%) DB2
9 27 (1.53%) SQLPlus
10 26 (1.48%) DataStage
10 26 (1.48%) Oracle ODI
10 26 (1.48%) Oracle Exadata
11 22 (1.25%) RavenDB
12 20 (1.14%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.14%) Data Mining
13 14 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (0.68%) OLAP
15 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 463 (26.32%) Selenium
2 229 (13.02%) QuickTest Pro
3 185 (10.52%) WebDriver
4 176 (10.01%) JIRA
5 133 (7.56%) Cucumber
6 114 (6.48%) LoadRunner
7 92 (5.23%) Team Foundation Server
8 78 (4.43%) Visual Studio
9 68 (3.87%) SoapUI
10 67 (3.81%) Jenkins
10 67 (3.81%) NUnit
11 63 (3.58%) Git (software)
12 59 (3.35%) TeamCity
12 59 (3.35%) JMeter
13 57 (3.24%) JUnit
14 54 (3.07%) SpecFlow
15 48 (2.73%) TestComplete
16 46 (2.62%) WATIR
17 38 (2.16%) Hudson
18 33 (1.88%) Ranorex
General
1 576 (32.75%) Finance
2 159 (9.04%) Banking
3 133 (7.56%) Retail
4 58 (3.30%) Marketing
5 52 (2.96%) Advertising
6 46 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 38 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.53%) Games
9 21 (1.19%) Billing
10 16 (0.91%) Publishing
11 15 (0.85%) Back Office
12 10 (0.57%) Front Office
13 9 (0.51%) Legal
14 6 (0.34%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Automotive
15 4 (0.23%) Law
16 3 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.11%) International Banking
17 2 (0.11%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 551 (31.32%) Test Manager
2 434 (24.67%) Analyst
3 305 (17.34%) Test Analyst
4 205 (11.65%) Tester
5 161 (9.15%) Test Engineer
6 118 (6.71%) QA Engineer
7 96 (5.46%) Test Leader
8 93 (5.29%) Automation Engineer
9 91 (5.17%) Developer
10 83 (4.72%) QA Analyst
11 75 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
12 66 (3.75%) QA Manager
12 66 (3.75%) Business Analyst
13 64 (3.64%) Consultant
13 64 (3.64%) Senior Test Analyst
13 64 (3.64%) Agile Test Analyst
14 59 (3.35%) Automation Tester
15 53 (3.01%) Programme Manager
16 51 (2.90%) Programme Test Manager
17 50 (2.84%) QA Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (13.13%) .NET
2 128 (7.28%) Web Services
3 96 (5.46%) SOAP
4 92 (5.23%) Gherkin
5 80 (4.55%) XML
6 78 (4.43%) ASP.NET
7 77 (4.38%) HTML
8 64 (3.64%) .NET Framework
9 57 (3.24%) CSS
10 42 (2.39%) REST
10 42 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (1.93%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 32 (1.82%) jQuery
13 25 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (1.25%) Dapper ORM
14 22 (1.25%) StructureMap
14 22 (1.25%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (1.25%) Spring.NET
14 22 (1.25%) MSMQ
14 22 (1.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 172 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
2 123 (6.99%) Open Source
3 82 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 77 (4.38%) Computer Science
5 71 (4.04%) Mathematics
6 50 (2.84%) Management Information System
7 41 (2.33%) User Experience
8 40 (2.27%) Client/Server
9 38 (2.16%) Mainframe
10 31 (1.76%) Blog
11 28 (1.59%) Statistics
12 21 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
13 19 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.97%) Online Banking
14 17 (0.97%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.74%) Online Games
16 11 (0.63%) EFT
16 11 (0.63%) Derivative
17 10 (0.57%) Economics
18 9 (0.51%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 124 (7.05%) Windows
2 118 (6.71%) UNIX
3 113 (6.42%) Linux
4 37 (2.10%) Android
5 34 (1.93%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.31%) Windows 7
7 22 (1.25%) Windows XP
8 19 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.51%) Solaris
11 5 (0.28%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.28%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.057%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (46.84%) Agile Software Development
2 439 (24.96%) Test Scripting
3 374 (21.26%) Test Automation
4 342 (19.44%) User Acceptance Testing
5 313 (17.79%) Software Testing
6 303 (17.23%) Test Management
7 294 (16.71%) Automated Testing
8 288 (16.37%) Scrum
9 249 (14.16%) Performance Testing
10 228 (12.96%) Regression Testing
11 218 (12.39%) E-Commerce
12 208 (11.82%) Stakeholder Management
13 192 (10.92%) Project Management
14 183 (10.40%) Test Planning
15 168 (9.55%) TDD
16 165 (9.38%) BDD
17 161 (9.15%) Mentoring
18 157 (8.93%) Automation Testing
19 138 (7.85%) Continuous Integration
20 121 (6.88%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 377 (21.43%) SQL
2 272 (15.46%) C#
3 253 (14.38%) Java
4 104 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 102 (5.80%) Ruby
6 90 (5.12%) C++
7 72 (4.09%) PHP
8 59 (3.35%) Python
9 56 (3.18%) Perl
10 39 (2.22%) Shell Script
11 34 (1.93%) C
12 33 (1.88%) PL/SQL
12 33 (1.88%) T-SQL
13 31 (1.76%) Delphi
14 29 (1.65%) VB
15 27 (1.53%) VBScript
16 23 (1.31%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.97%) Tcl
17 17 (0.97%) Scala
18 13 (0.74%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 369 (20.98%) ISEB
2 292 (16.60%) ISTQB
3 263 (14.95%) Degree
4 94 (5.34%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 69 (3.92%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 18 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 17 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
10 16 (0.91%) ISEB Practitioner
11 14 (0.80%) CCNP
12 10 (0.57%) CISSP
12 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
12 10 (0.57%) CISM
12 10 (0.57%) CTC Cleared
13 8 (0.45%) HND
14 7 (0.40%) Brainbench
15 5 (0.28%) MBA
15 5 (0.28%) CCSE
15 5 (0.28%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 744 (42.30%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) COBIT
3 11 (0.63%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.45%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.45%) SLA
5 6 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.11%) Basel II
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 15 (0.85%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.57%) Active Directory
3 9 (0.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.28%) XenApp
4 5 (0.28%) 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 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 193 (10.97%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.23%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (0.23%) Nessus
3 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.057%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 200 (11.37%) HP
2 170 (9.66%) Microsoft
3 113 (6.42%) Oracle
4 42 (2.39%) SAP
5 35 (1.99%) Cognos
6 34 (1.93%) Business Objects
7 32 (1.82%) IBM
8 24 (1.36%) VMware
9 22 (1.25%) Endeca
9 22 (1.25%) RedPrairie
10 21 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.80%) Google
12 12 (0.68%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.68%) SOASTA, Inc
13 11 (0.63%) Green Hat
14 10 (0.57%) Citrix
15 7 (0.40%) Telerik
16 6 (0.34%) FrontRange
16 6 (0.34%) ServiceNow
16 6 (0.34%) Primavera
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West London
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum basic + bonus (up to 36%) +++
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 to £50000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
EY
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Pension + Life Assurance
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
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
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Posted: 3 days ago
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Aston Carter
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Annual Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago