The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 129 117 126
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 16 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.52% 0.79% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.05% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 15
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1846 1526 2167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 79.43% 75.40% 74.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1497 1190 1706
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Hertfordshire region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Hitchin - 3 - -
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (64.00%) QA
2 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 15 (60.00%) SQL
3 10 (40.00%) Oracle
3 10 (40.00%) UNIX
4 9 (36.00%) Data Mining
4 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
4 9 (36.00%) EFT
5 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
5 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
5 8 (32.00%) ATM
5 8 (32.00%) Usability Testing
5 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
6 7 (28.00%) ISEB
7 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (20.00%) Test Management
8 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (20.00%) Java
9 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (16.00%) JMeter
9 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
9 4 (16.00%) Open Source
9 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (16.00%) System Testing
10 3 (12.00%) Fiddler
10 3 (12.00%) Selenium
10 3 (12.00%) JIRA
10 3 (12.00%) Hudson

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (8.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.00%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (8.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) ATM
2 2 (8.00%) LAN
2 2 (8.00%) SAN
3 1 (4.00%) SMS
3 1 (4.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (36.00%) Data Mining
2 3 (12.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) OLAP
4 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.00%) Star Schema
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (16.00%) JMeter
3 3 (12.00%) Bugzilla
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) Selenium
3 3 (12.00%) Fiddler
3 3 (12.00%) Hudson
3 3 (12.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (8.00%) Facilita Forecast
4 2 (8.00%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.00%) Rational Performance Tester
5 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) WebDriver
5 1 (4.00%) Firebug
5 1 (4.00%) SpecFlow
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Marketing
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (48.00%) Analyst
1 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
2 8 (32.00%) Test Manager
2 8 (32.00%) Software Test Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Analyst
3 3 (12.00%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Architect
4 2 (8.00%) Applications Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Performance Test Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.00%) Automation Tester
5 1 (4.00%) Software Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (4.00%) Tester
5 1 (4.00%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) Web Services
1 2 (8.00%) XML
1 2 (8.00%) JMS
2 1 (4.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) EFT
2 4 (16.00%) Open Source
3 3 (12.00%) EPoS
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) SWIFT
5 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (4.00%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) UNIX
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (60.00%) Test Scripting
2 9 (36.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Usability Testing
4 6 (24.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Test Management
6 4 (16.00%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (16.00%) System Testing
6 4 (16.00%) Software Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Analysis
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Data Security
7 3 (12.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (8.00%) V-Model
8 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (8.00%) ERP
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (60.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
3 5 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) C
4 1 (4.00%) C#
4 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (32.00%) ISTQB
2 7 (28.00%) ISEB
3 5 (20.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (64.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Oracle
2 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (8.00%) SOASTA, Inc
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) HP