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

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 114 127 135
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 29 9 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 1.40% 0.43% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 0.57% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 23 9 20
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £35,000 £39,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £56,000 £75,000
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 Hertfordshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Hertfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1620 1587 2102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 78.19% 75.90% 78.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1192 1770
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 February 2015.

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 February 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
Hemel Hempstead - 8 £36,000 -
St Albans - 8 £55,000 -
Hitchin - 6 - -
Hertford - 2 £45,000 -
Stevenage +25 1 £40,000 -
Watford -1 1 £60,000 +14.28%
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £32,500 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £67,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 22 (64.71%) QA
2 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (38.24%) Test Management
4 10 (29.41%) Project Management
4 10 (29.41%) Finance
5 9 (26.47%) Retail
5 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 8 (23.53%) .NET
6 8 (23.53%) Change Control
7 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (17.65%) NUnit
8 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
8 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
8 6 (17.65%) TeamCity
8 6 (17.65%) Resource Management
8 6 (17.65%) People Management
8 6 (17.65%) Coaching
9 5 (14.71%) Degree
9 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (11.76%) HP
10 4 (11.76%) C
11 3 (8.82%) Oracle
11 3 (8.82%) Windows
11 3 (8.82%) TestDirector
11 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
11 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
11 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (8.82%) Selenium

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Project
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) LabWindows
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.94%) LAN
1 1 (2.94%) WCDMA
1 1 (2.94%) SAN
1 1 (2.94%) Wireless
1 1 (2.94%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (17.65%) Cucumber
2 6 (17.65%) SpecFlow
2 6 (17.65%) NUnit
2 6 (17.65%) TeamCity
3 3 (8.82%) Selenium
3 3 (8.82%) TestDirector
4 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.94%) LabVIEW
5 1 (2.94%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.94%) TestLink
General
1 10 (29.41%) Finance
2 9 (26.47%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 2 (5.88%) Banking
3 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (52.94%) Test Manager
2 7 (20.59%) Tester
2 7 (20.59%) Senior Tester
3 6 (17.65%) Software Tester
3 6 (17.65%) QA Leader
3 6 (17.65%) Senior Software Tester
4 3 (8.82%) Team Leader
4 3 (8.82%) Service Manager
4 3 (8.82%) Test Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Senior Manager
5 2 (5.88%) QA Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Test Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.94%) Physics
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.94%) Linux
2 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
2 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (38.24%) Test Management
2 10 (29.41%) Project Management
3 8 (23.53%) Change Control
4 6 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Resource Management
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Coaching
4 6 (17.65%) People Management
5 5 (14.71%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.82%) Test Planning
7 2 (5.88%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 2 (5.88%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.88%) Non-Functional Testing
8 1 (2.94%) System Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Load Testing
8 1 (2.94%) Integration Testing
8 1 (2.94%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) SQL
2 4 (11.76%) C
3 2 (5.88%) Java
3 2 (5.88%) PL/SQL
3 2 (5.88%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
2 3 (8.82%) ISTQB
3 2 (5.88%) ISEB
4 1 (2.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (64.71%) QA
2 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) HP
2 3 (8.82%) Oracle
2 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.88%) Twitter
4 1 (2.94%) SAP
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix