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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 72 89 106
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 22 22 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 2.06% 1.56% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 1.82% 0.42%
Number of salaries quoted 17 21 4
Median salary £55,000 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% -30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £46,194 £30,000 £48,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,900 £55,000 £65,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
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
958 1209 1194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 89.53% 85.99% 85.29%
Number of salaries quoted 685 881 927
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £33,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Essex region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +14 8 £56,250 +40.62%
Colchester +10 3 £52,500 -4.54%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 £46,194 -
Chelmsford -9 2 £32,500 +8.33%
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 16 (44.44%) LoadRunner
3 13 (36.11%) HP
3 13 (36.11%) ISEB
3 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
3 13 (36.11%) Performance Testing
4 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
5 10 (27.78%) QA
6 9 (25.00%) Degree
6 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
7 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
7 8 (22.22%) SDLC
7 8 (22.22%) Citrix
7 8 (22.22%) C#
7 8 (22.22%) Java
8 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
9 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
9 6 (16.67%) VBA
9 6 (16.67%) SOAP
9 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
9 6 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (13.89%) BDD
10 5 (13.89%) Selenium
11 4 (11.11%) Workflow
11 4 (11.11%) Wealth Management
11 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
11 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
11 4 (11.11%) .NET
11 4 (11.11%) Straight-Through Processing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (44.44%) LoadRunner
2 9 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 5 (13.89%) Selenium
4 3 (8.33%) Cucumber
4 3 (8.33%) HP UFT
4 3 (8.33%) Zephyr
5 2 (5.56%) SpecFlow
5 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 22 (61.11%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Back Office
2 3 (8.33%) Law
2 3 (8.33%) Legal
3 2 (5.56%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.56%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (25.00%) Analyst
1 9 (25.00%) Performance Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Test Leader
2 6 (16.67%) Tester
3 5 (13.89%) Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Performance Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Senior Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Test Manager
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
4 4 (11.11%) LoadRunner Tester
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Tester
4 4 (11.11%) QA Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Test Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (5.56%) Finance Manager
6 2 (5.56%) SDLC Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (16.67%) SOAP
2 4 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (36.11%) Performance Testing
2 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 8 (22.22%) Mentoring
3 8 (22.22%) SDLC
4 7 (19.44%) Test Automation
5 6 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 5 (13.89%) BDD
6 5 (13.89%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 4 (11.11%) Straight-Through Processing
7 4 (11.11%) Waterfall
7 4 (11.11%) Wealth Management
7 4 (11.11%) Workflow
8 3 (8.33%) Automated Testing
8 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Document Management
8 3 (8.33%) Migration
8 3 (8.33%) Service Management
8 3 (8.33%) TDD
8 3 (8.33%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) C#
1 8 (22.22%) Java
2 6 (16.67%) VBA
3 3 (8.33%) C
4 2 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (36.11%) ISEB
1 13 (36.11%) ISTQB
2 9 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) HP
2 8 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (8.33%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) FINEOS
4 2 (5.56%) Guidewire
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.56%) Telerik
5 1 (2.78%) Cognizant