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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 88 74 76
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 10 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.32% 0.92% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 1.25% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 12
Average salary £63,000 £67,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +58.82%
90% offered a salary of more than £59,800 £40,300 £37,275
10% offered a salary of more than £66,200 £73,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £50,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +8.23%
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
988 802 878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 78.73% 73.92% 81.90%
Number of salaries quoted 723 621 705
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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
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 4 September 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
Basildon -7 3 £63,000 +0.80%
Brentwood - 1 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 6 (75.00%) Test Management
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 4 (50.00%) QA
3 4 (50.00%) SDLC
4 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) SOAP
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) BASE24
5 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) Line Management
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) MS Office
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Publishing
6 1 (12.50%) Validation
6 1 (12.50%) Banking
6 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) BASE24
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Publishing
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 4 (50.00%) Senior Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Senior Test Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Head of Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Support Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Test Management
2 4 (50.00%) SDLC
3 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Line Management
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) HP