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

Location
3 months to
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 82 83 76
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 9 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.35% 0.85% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.04% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 16 8 8
Average salary £51,250 £50,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
1044 864 678
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 82.66% 81.36% 76.09%
Number of salaries quoted 836 677 597
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 3 March 2015.

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 3 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
Chelmsford - 4 £40,933 -
Colchester -7 2 £67,500 +35.00%
Brentwood -16 2 £55,000 -38.88%
Basildon +5 1 £52,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
3 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
4 9 (40.91%) Finance
4 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
5 8 (36.36%) Degree
6 6 (27.27%) MSTest
6 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
6 6 (27.27%) HP
6 6 (27.27%) Windows
6 6 (27.27%) Linux
7 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
8 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
8 4 (18.18%) C
8 4 (18.18%) C++
8 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
8 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
9 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
9 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
9 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (13.64%) Test Management
10 2 (9.09%) Line Management
10 2 (9.09%) Coaching
10 2 (9.09%) Information Governance
10 2 (9.09%) VMS
10 2 (9.09%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 3 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Oracle Payroll
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MSTest
2 5 (22.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (18.18%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (59.09%) Test Manager
2 4 (18.18%) Environment Manager
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Performance Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Test Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Data Manager
3 3 (13.64%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
4 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Tester
4 2 (9.09%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Test Environment Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (27.27%) Windows
1 6 (27.27%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Software Testing
2 9 (40.91%) Performance Testing
3 6 (27.27%) Mentoring
4 4 (18.18%) Test Scripting
4 4 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Automated Testing
4 4 (18.18%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.64%) Test Management
5 3 (13.64%) Test Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Line Management
6 2 (9.09%) Coaching
6 2 (9.09%) Information Governance
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.09%) TDD
6 2 (9.09%) DSDM
7 1 (4.55%) Wealth Management
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C++
1 4 (18.18%) C
2 2 (9.09%) C#
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (81.82%) ISEB
2 10 (45.45%) ISTQB
3 8 (36.36%) Degree
4 5 (22.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) HP
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft