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 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Rank 74 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 32 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.33% 2.53% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.84% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 9 25 14
Median salary £52,500 £53,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-0.94% -3.63%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.17%

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
805 1127 1084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 88.95% 89.02% 86.65%
Number of salaries quoted 596 844 849
Median salary £50,000 £48,202 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.73% +7.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £77,500
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
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 17 January 2017. 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 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
Colchester +1 3 £52,500 -4.54%
Chelmsford -12 2 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 16 (41.03%) LoadRunner
3 14 (35.90%) ISEB
3 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
4 13 (33.33%) SDLC
5 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
5 12 (30.77%) HP
6 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
7 8 (20.51%) QA
7 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
8 7 (17.95%) Citrix
8 7 (17.95%) C#
8 7 (17.95%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) Degree
8 7 (17.95%) Release Management
9 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
9 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
10 5 (12.82%) BDD
10 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (12.82%) HP SiteScope
10 5 (12.82%) VBA
10 5 (12.82%) SOAP
10 5 (12.82%) Test Management
10 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
10 5 (12.82%) Selenium
11 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
11 4 (10.26%) SAP
11 4 (10.26%) Law
11 4 (10.26%) Legal

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 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) LoadRunner
2 8 (20.51%) SoapUI
3 5 (12.82%) Selenium
4 4 (10.26%) HP UFT
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) Zephyr
6 2 (5.13%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 20 (51.28%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Law
2 4 (10.26%) Legal
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 2 (5.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
1 8 (20.51%) Performance Analyst
2 7 (17.95%) Commercial Manager
2 7 (17.95%) SDLC Manager
2 7 (17.95%) Test Leader
3 6 (15.38%) Tester
4 5 (12.82%) Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Performance Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Senior Test Analyst
4 5 (12.82%) Test Analyst
5 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 4 (10.26%) LoadRunner Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Performance Tester
5 4 (10.26%) Test Manager
6 3 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (7.69%) QA Leader
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.82%) SOAP
2 3 (7.69%) .NET
3 2 (5.13%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
2 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) SDLC
2 12 (30.77%) Performance Testing
3 10 (25.64%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Release Management
5 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 6 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) BDD
6 5 (12.82%) Non-Functional Testing
6 5 (12.82%) Test Management
7 4 (10.26%) Service Management
7 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
8 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.69%) DevOps
8 3 (7.69%) Software Delivery
8 3 (7.69%) Straight-Through Processing
8 3 (7.69%) TDD
8 3 (7.69%) Wealth Management
8 3 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) C#
1 7 (17.95%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) VBA
3 3 (7.69%) C
4 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (35.90%) ISEB
1 14 (35.90%) ISTQB
2 7 (17.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (20.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) HP
2 7 (17.95%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) SAP
4 1 (2.56%) Cognizant
4 1 (2.56%) FINEOS
4 1 (2.56%) Guidewire
4 1 (2.56%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.56%) Telerik