The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 94 80 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 14 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.64% 1.29% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.54% 0.91%
Number of salaries quoted 7 9 6
Average salary £55,000 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,746 £45,000 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £46,000 £46,250
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Test Strategy
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1159 907 656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.02% 83.52% 75.23%
Number of salaries quoted 910 687 585
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Essex

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Essex

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Essex region over the 3 months to 19 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
Brentwood - 5 £55,000 -
Colchester +3 1 £67,500 +50.00% 2
Chelmsford - 1 £19,366 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (44.44%) ISEB
3 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
3 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
4 4 (22.22%) Test Management
4 4 (22.22%) HP
4 4 (22.22%) QA
4 4 (22.22%) Java
5 3 (16.67%) C#
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
6 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
6 2 (11.11%) webMethods
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
6 2 (11.11%) EAI
6 2 (11.11%) SOA
6 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 2 (11.11%) Middleware

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Essex 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
1 1 (5.56%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (11.11%) MSTest
2 1 (5.56%) Hudson
2 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
2 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
2 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Firebug
2 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
2 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (66.67%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Investment Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Local Government
3 1 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (55.56%) Test Manager
2 4 (22.22%) Environment Manager
3 3 (16.67%) Data Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 2 (11.11%) Programme Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Programme Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Environment Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.56%) QA Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.11%) Windows
1 2 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Software Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Test Management
3 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (16.67%) Test Planning
3 3 (16.67%) Performance Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Integration Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Wealth Management
4 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
4 2 (11.11%) EAI
4 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.56%) People Management
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) VBA
3 2 (11.11%) C
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (44.44%) ISEB
2 5 (27.78%) ISTQB
2 5 (27.78%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) HP
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards