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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 85 98 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 5 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.51% 0.24% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.62% 0.28% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 8
Median salary £47,500 £80,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-40.62% +88.23%
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.77%
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
806 1082 1067
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 81.50% 86.49% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 641 829 882
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £64,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 June 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 +7 2 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 20 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 16 (57.14%) ISEB
2 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
3 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
3 12 (42.86%) HP UFT
4 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
5 10 (35.71%) Test Management
5 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
5 10 (35.71%) Finance
5 10 (35.71%) Citrix
5 10 (35.71%) HP
5 10 (35.71%) C#
5 10 (35.71%) Java
6 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
6 9 (32.14%) Degree
7 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
7 8 (28.57%) QA
7 8 (28.57%) VBA
7 8 (28.57%) SOAP
7 8 (28.57%) HP SiteScope
8 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
10 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
11 4 (14.29%) SAP
12 3 (10.71%) .NET
12 3 (10.71%) SQL
12 3 (10.71%) Service Management
12 3 (10.71%) Law
12 3 (10.71%) Legal
12 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development

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 (7.14%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 12 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 8 (28.57%) SoapUI
4 3 (10.71%) Selenium
5 2 (7.14%) SpecFlow
5 2 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Law
2 3 (10.71%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Team Leader
1 9 (32.14%) Test Leader
2 8 (28.57%) Test Team Leader
2 8 (28.57%) Tester
3 7 (25.00%) Technical Leader
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner Tester
4 6 (21.43%) Technical Team Leader
5 5 (17.86%) LoadRunner Performance Tester
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Performance Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Performance Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Senior Tester
6 3 (10.71%) Test Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 2 (7.14%) Lead Tester
8 1 (3.57%) Head of Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Senior Software Test Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Software Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) SOAP
2 3 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (7.14%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Computer Science
2 6 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Software Testing
2 11 (39.29%) Test Scripting
3 10 (35.71%) Performance Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Test Management
4 7 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (17.86%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (10.71%) Load Testing
6 3 (10.71%) Service Management
7 2 (7.14%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
8 1 (3.57%) Line Management
8 1 (3.57%) Manual Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Release Management
8 1 (3.57%) SDLC
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) System Testing
8 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) C#
1 10 (35.71%) Java
2 8 (28.57%) VBA
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) ISEB
1 16 (57.14%) ISTQB
2 9 (32.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Citrix
1 10 (35.71%) HP
2 4 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (7.14%) FINEOS
3 2 (7.14%) Guidewire
3 2 (7.14%) Telerik
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft