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 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 327 348 403
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +55
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 826 786 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.75% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.92% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 606 624 473
Average salary £48,500 £47,500 £51,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.31%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
83355 85730 81990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 83.07% 82.27% 80.18%
Number of salaries quoted 68281 69393 68373
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,063
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,275 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.82% +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 March 2015.

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 March 2015. 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 +10 325 £57,500 +8.49% 50
South East -1 146 £45,000 -5.26% 15
Yorkshire +9 91 £37,500 +7.14% 9
East of England +20 81 £50,000 +4.16% 3
South West -5 61 £37,500 -4.45% 5
East Midlands +30 47 £35,000 -6.66% 2
West Midlands -30 29 £30,000 -36.84% 6
North West +9 28 £44,000 +25.71% 6
North East +5 15 £35,000 -7.89% 3
Test Strategy
UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 782 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 581 (34.87%) QA
3 554 (33.25%) Finance
4 384 (23.05%) Selenium
5 373 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 367 (22.03%) Test Management
7 358 (21.49%) ISEB
8 349 (20.95%) Test Automation
9 345 (20.71%) ISTQB
10 337 (20.23%) Test Scripting
11 317 (19.03%) SQL
12 257 (15.43%) Software Testing
13 256 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
14 250 (15.01%) Performance Testing
15 246 (14.77%) Java
16 232 (13.93%) Automated Testing
17 229 (13.75%) Degree
18 223 (13.39%) Scrum
19 217 (13.03%) Project Management
20 193 (11.58%) HP
20 193 (11.58%) Waterfall
21 189 (11.34%) C#
22 178 (10.68%) Microsoft
22 178 (10.68%) Regression Testing
23 177 (10.62%) Banking
24 167 (10.02%) Test Planning
25 166 (9.96%) WebDriver
26 165 (9.90%) TDD
27 164 (9.84%) Mentoring
28 158 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 29 (1.74%) IIS
2 20 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.90%) Apache
4 7 (0.42%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.42%) JBoss
4 7 (0.42%) Node.js
4 7 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.30%) Confluence
5 5 (0.30%) WordPress
6 4 (0.24%) CMS
7 3 (0.18%) Documentum
7 3 (0.18%) SAS
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPEL
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.12%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.060%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.060%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 107 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 22 (1.32%) MS Office
3 20 (1.20%) MS Project
4 10 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.24%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.18%) SiteCatalyst
8 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.12%) Summit
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.060%) BASE24
10 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (0.24%) GitHub
2 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.12%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.060%) SaaS
4 1 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.80%) Internet
2 21 (1.26%) HTTP
3 10 (0.60%) VoIP
4 9 (0.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (0.36%) ATM
5 6 (0.36%) LAN
5 6 (0.36%) Firewall
6 5 (0.30%) LTE
6 5 (0.30%) WAN
7 4 (0.24%) SMS
7 4 (0.24%) Ethernet
8 3 (0.18%) Intranet
8 3 (0.18%) Frame Relay
8 3 (0.18%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.18%) MPLS
8 3 (0.18%) UMTS
8 3 (0.18%) SAN
8 3 (0.18%) VPN
8 3 (0.18%) SDH
8 3 (0.18%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (6.84%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.82%) MySQL
3 38 (2.28%) Relational Database
4 32 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 29 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
6 27 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 21 (1.26%) Big Data
9 18 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 14 (0.84%) RDBMS
12 11 (0.66%) DB2
13 10 (0.60%) OLAP
13 10 (0.60%) DataStage
13 10 (0.60%) SQLPlus
13 10 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.60%) Oracle ODI
13 10 (0.60%) Oracle Exadata
13 10 (0.60%) OLAP Cube
14 4 (0.24%) Informix
Development Applications
1 384 (23.05%) Selenium
2 166 (9.96%) WebDriver
3 133 (7.98%) JIRA
4 129 (7.74%) Team Foundation Server
5 126 (7.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 123 (7.38%) LoadRunner
6 123 (7.38%) JMeter
7 96 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 85 (5.10%) SoapUI
8 85 (5.10%) Jenkins
9 72 (4.32%) JUnit
10 50 (3.00%) TestNG
11 48 (2.88%) TeamCity
12 47 (2.82%) SpecFlow
13 45 (2.70%) NUnit
14 39 (2.34%) Git (software)
15 36 (2.16%) InstallShield
16 29 (1.74%) Visual Studio
17 26 (1.56%) JBehave
17 26 (1.56%) Hudson
General
1 554 (33.25%) Finance
2 177 (10.62%) Banking
3 136 (8.16%) Retail
4 38 (2.28%) Telecoms
5 35 (2.10%) Advertising
6 33 (1.98%) Marketing
7 26 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 18 (1.08%) Law
9 14 (0.84%) Legal
10 13 (0.78%) Aerospace
10 13 (0.78%) Automotive
11 12 (0.72%) General Ledger
12 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.66%) Games
13 10 (0.60%) German Language
14 9 (0.54%) Billing
15 8 (0.48%) Electronics
15 8 (0.48%) Spanish Language
16 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.36%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 468 (28.09%) Analyst
2 448 (26.89%) Test Manager
3 307 (18.43%) Test Analyst
4 176 (10.56%) Tester
5 143 (8.58%) Test Leader
6 132 (7.92%) Test Engineer
7 124 (7.44%) Senior Analyst
8 83 (4.98%) Business Analyst
9 75 (4.50%) Developer
10 74 (4.44%) Senior Test Analyst
11 73 (4.38%) QA Analyst
12 62 (3.72%) Software Engineer
13 57 (3.42%) Software Tester
14 56 (3.36%) Consultant
15 48 (2.88%) QA Engineer
16 47 (2.82%) Architect
17 43 (2.58%) Team Leader
18 41 (2.46%) Lead Test Analyst
19 37 (2.22%) Senior Tester
19 37 (2.22%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (9.06%) .NET
2 150 (9.00%) Web Services
3 95 (5.70%) XML
4 47 (2.82%) HTML
5 43 (2.58%) LAMP
6 40 (2.40%) CSS
7 39 (2.34%) SOAP
8 31 (1.86%) ASP.NET
9 23 (1.38%) Middleware
9 23 (1.38%) jQuery
10 21 (1.26%) Gherkin
11 19 (1.14%) JSON
12 18 (1.08%) REST
13 16 (0.96%) WPF
14 15 (0.90%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (0.78%) WCF
17 9 (0.54%) Ajax
17 9 (0.54%) Apache Flex
18 8 (0.48%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 256 (15.37%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.68%) Management Information System
3 71 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.42%) Open Source
5 46 (2.76%) Mobile App
6 41 (2.46%) Statistics
7 39 (2.34%) User Experience
8 34 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 29 (1.74%) Social Media
10 21 (1.26%) Client/Server
11 19 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 17 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
13 16 (0.96%) Blog
14 13 (0.78%) W3C
14 13 (0.78%) GIS
15 11 (0.66%) Mainframe
16 10 (0.60%) N-Tier
17 9 (0.54%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.54%) Telematics
18 8 (0.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 130 (7.80%) Windows
2 107 (6.42%) Linux
3 98 (5.88%) UNIX
4 42 (2.52%) Solaris
5 23 (1.38%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.14%) Android
7 11 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.54%) Windows 7
10 8 (0.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
10 8 (0.48%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.18%) AIX
12 2 (0.12%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.12%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.12%) VMS
13 1 (0.060%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.060%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 782 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 373 (22.39%) User Acceptance Testing
3 367 (22.03%) Test Management
4 349 (20.95%) Test Automation
5 337 (20.23%) Test Scripting
6 257 (15.43%) Software Testing
7 250 (15.01%) Performance Testing
8 232 (13.93%) Automated Testing
9 223 (13.39%) Scrum
10 217 (13.03%) Project Management
11 193 (11.58%) Waterfall
12 178 (10.68%) Regression Testing
13 167 (10.02%) Test Planning
14 165 (9.90%) TDD
15 164 (9.84%) Mentoring
16 158 (9.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 137 (8.22%) BDD
18 136 (8.16%) Continuous Integration
19 135 (8.10%) Manual Testing
20 132 (7.92%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 317 (19.03%) SQL
2 246 (14.77%) Java
3 189 (11.34%) C#
4 130 (7.80%) JavaScript
5 94 (5.64%) Ruby
6 84 (5.04%) Python
7 72 (4.32%) Perl
8 59 (3.54%) C++
9 53 (3.18%) PHP
10 36 (2.16%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.98%) C
12 23 (1.38%) VB
13 19 (1.14%) Shell Script
14 18 (1.08%) Delphi
15 16 (0.96%) T-SQL
16 12 (0.72%) VB6
17 10 (0.60%) Scala
18 9 (0.54%) VB.NET
19 8 (0.48%) VBScript
20 7 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 358 (21.49%) ISEB
2 345 (20.71%) ISTQB
3 229 (13.75%) Degree
4 128 (7.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (3.06%) Security Cleared
6 36 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 20 (1.20%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.20%) PMI Certification
8 17 (1.02%) PMP
9 16 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
9 16 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.78%) CISSP
11 10 (0.60%) HND
12 4 (0.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.18%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.18%) Cisco Certification
13 3 (0.18%) CCNA
13 3 (0.18%) APMP
13 3 (0.18%) CSQA
14 2 (0.12%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 581 (34.87%) QA
2 39 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.20%) PMBOK
4 16 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.78%) WCAG
6 5 (0.30%) EMIR
6 5 (0.30%) SLA
7 4 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
8 3 (0.18%) HL7
8 3 (0.18%) DICOM
9 2 (0.12%) FATCA
10 1 (0.060%) Basel III
10 1 (0.060%) Solvency II
10 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.060%) MiFID
System Software
1 4 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.12%) vSphere
3 2 (0.12%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.060%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 157 (9.42%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.24%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.18%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.18%) logstash
4 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.060%) nmon
5 1 (0.060%) SCCM
5 1 (0.060%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 193 (11.58%) HP
2 178 (10.68%) Microsoft
3 101 (6.06%) Oracle
4 43 (2.58%) IBM
5 17 (1.02%) Red Hat
5 17 (1.02%) Splunk
6 16 (0.96%) ArcSight
6 16 (0.96%) webMethods
6 16 (0.96%) ATG
7 14 (0.84%) TOWER Software
8 13 (0.78%) Capita
8 13 (0.78%) Business Objects
9 12 (0.72%) BT
9 12 (0.72%) SAP
10 10 (0.60%) Cognos
10 10 (0.60%) Green Hat
11 9 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (0.42%) VMware
13 5 (0.30%) Cisco
13 5 (0.30%) CODA
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
North London
Pesaro
Salary: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £36000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Towers Watson - RFS
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Weymouth, Dorset
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Online Media Experts - New Look
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Auto Integrate
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
Hudson IT
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 3 days ago