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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 72 82 71
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 29 20 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.46% 1.60% 1.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.81% 1.88% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 20 18 8
Average salary £56,250 £53,750 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £37,310 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £69,000 £62,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
1032 1063 835
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 87.46% 84.97% 84.17%
Number of salaries quoted 774 866 638
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £65,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Colchester -6 12 £55,000 -18.51%
Chelmsford +12 4 £60,000 +46.58%
Basildon -11 4 £60,000 +14.28% 1
Hockley - 3 - -
Brentwood -1 1 £95,000 +72.72%
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 27 (58.70%) LoadRunner
2 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
3 19 (41.30%) HP UFT
3 19 (41.30%) ISTQB
4 17 (36.96%) Test Management
5 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
6 14 (30.43%) QA
6 14 (30.43%) SOAP
6 14 (30.43%) ISEB
7 13 (28.26%) Java
7 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (23.91%) Selenium
8 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
9 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
10 9 (19.57%) SAP
10 9 (19.57%) REST
11 8 (17.39%) Citrix
11 8 (17.39%) HP
11 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
11 8 (17.39%) JMeter
11 8 (17.39%) Law
12 7 (15.22%) Degree
12 7 (15.22%) JIRA
12 7 (15.22%) Service Management
13 6 (13.04%) Finance
13 6 (13.04%) C#
13 6 (13.04%) Web Services
13 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
13 6 (13.04%) Legal

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (58.70%) LoadRunner
2 19 (41.30%) HP UFT
3 11 (23.91%) Selenium
4 8 (17.39%) JMeter
5 7 (15.22%) JIRA
6 5 (10.87%) SoapUI
6 5 (10.87%) WebDriver
7 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (2.17%) SpecFlow
8 1 (2.17%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (17.39%) Law
2 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 6 (13.04%) Legal
3 4 (8.70%) Retail
4 2 (4.35%) Automotive
5 1 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (34.78%) Team Leader
2 15 (32.61%) Technical Leader
3 14 (30.43%) Test Leader
4 13 (28.26%) Test Team Leader
5 12 (26.09%) Technical Team Leader
5 12 (26.09%) Test Engineer
6 8 (17.39%) Analyst
6 8 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (15.22%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (13.04%) Automation Engineer
8 6 (13.04%) Test Automation Engineer
9 5 (10.87%) Tester
10 3 (6.52%) IT Manager
10 3 (6.52%) LoadRunner Tester
10 3 (6.52%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (6.52%) Technical Tester
10 3 (6.52%) Test Analyst
10 3 (6.52%) Test Manager
11 2 (4.35%) Performance Test Analyst
12 1 (2.17%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) SOAP
2 9 (19.57%) REST
3 6 (13.04%) Web Services
4 5 (10.87%) .NET
5 1 (2.17%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.17%) Android
1 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Test Scripting
2 17 (36.96%) Test Management
3 16 (34.78%) Software Testing
4 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (23.91%) Continuous Improvement
6 10 (21.74%) Automated Testing
6 10 (21.74%) Performance Testing
7 7 (15.22%) Service Management
8 5 (10.87%) QA Automation
8 5 (10.87%) Software Engineering
8 5 (10.87%) User Stories
9 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
9 4 (8.70%) Load Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Manual Testing
9 4 (8.70%) Non-Functional Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Functional Testing
10 3 (6.52%) PRINCE2
10 3 (6.52%) Release Management
10 3 (6.52%) SDLC
10 3 (6.52%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.26%) Java
2 6 (13.04%) C#
3 4 (8.70%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (41.30%) ISTQB
2 14 (30.43%) ISEB
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (30.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 9 (19.57%) SAP
2 8 (17.39%) Citrix
2 8 (17.39%) HP
3 3 (6.52%) FINEOS
3 3 (6.52%) Guidewire
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.52%) Telerik
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