The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Ipswich region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 51 32 51
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 0.72% 5.13% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 6.63% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 3 12 1
Average salary £22,500 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-43.75% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
Test Strategy
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Ipswich region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Ipswich
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
338 181 247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Ipswich 81.06% 77.35% 76.00%
Number of salaries quoted 291 160 221
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,699
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +4.42%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Ipswich

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Ipswich

Test Strategy
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Ipswich

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VisiBroker
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Ipswich by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the Ipswich 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Selenium
1 3 (75.00%) VisiBroker
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Graduate
1 3 (75.00%) Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Software Tester
1 3 (75.00%) Software Test Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Graduate Software Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) UNIX
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Time Management
2 3 (75.00%) Test Automation
2 3 (75.00%) Test Management
2 3 (75.00%) SDLC
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Waterfall
3 1 (25.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware