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 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 134 111 138
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 16 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.38% 0.82% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 1.07% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 4 15 16
Average salary £51,250 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.88% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,250 £42,525 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £49,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
1853 1491 2387
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 77.86% 76.03% 76.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1506 1189 1972
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £64,000 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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
Stevenage +1 1 - - 2
Borehamwood - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £60,000 -
Hitchin - 1 £35,000 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £70,000 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 11 (61.11%) QA
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) Oracle
4 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
5 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
6 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (22.22%) ISEB
6 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
6 4 (22.22%) ATM
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
6 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
6 4 (22.22%) EFT
6 4 (22.22%) Usability Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
7 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 3 (16.67%) Data Security
7 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
7 3 (16.67%) Bugzilla
7 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (16.67%) ERP
7 3 (16.67%) Java
7 3 (16.67%) HP
7 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (16.67%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 2 (11.11%) MQSeries
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Project
1 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) ATM
2 1 (5.56%) LAN
2 1 (5.56%) WCDMA
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) Data Mining
2 2 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Oracle Forms
2 3 (16.67%) Bugzilla
2 3 (16.67%) JIRA
3 2 (11.11%) Selenium
3 2 (11.11%) JMeter
4 1 (5.56%) LabVIEW
4 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.56%) Firebug
4 1 (5.56%) Fiddler
4 1 (5.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
4 1 (5.56%) Hudson
4 1 (5.56%) SpecFlow
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
2 2 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Analyst
1 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
2 5 (27.78%) Test Manager
3 4 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Architect
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 3 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 2 (11.11%) Applications Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Architect
6 1 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 1 (5.56%) Test Development Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
1 2 (11.11%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) EFT
2 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 2 (11.11%) PKI
3 2 (11.11%) Open Source
3 2 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
1 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
1 5 (27.78%) Test Planning
2 4 (22.22%) Usability Testing
2 4 (22.22%) Regression Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Data Security
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Automated Testing
3 3 (16.67%) ERP
3 3 (16.67%) System Testing
4 2 (11.11%) V-Model
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 2 (11.11%) Test Management
4 2 (11.11%) TDD
4 2 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.56%) Line Management
5 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Shell Script
3 3 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) C
4 1 (5.56%) C#
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 4 (22.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (22.22%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (61.11%) QA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.56%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Oracle
2 3 (16.67%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) TIBCO
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago