The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Luton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 46 47 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.96% 0.84% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.04% -
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Average salary - £60,000 -
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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 Luton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
342 289 317
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 83.82% 80.50% 74.07%
Number of salaries quoted 236 257 262
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £27,500 £30,400
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Luton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 9 (81.82%) Project Management
1 9 (81.82%) Scrum
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (81.82%) QA
2 8 (72.73%) Atlassian
2 8 (72.73%) Confluence
2 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (72.73%) JIRA
2 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) User Experience
2 8 (72.73%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Marketing
2 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) ISEB
3 3 (27.27%) C#
3 3 (27.27%) C++
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
3 3 (27.27%) Line Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
4 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
5 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 8 (72.73%) Confluence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) JIRA
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
1 8 (72.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Project Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Test Leader
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Project Management
1 9 (81.82%) Scrum
1 9 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) PRINCE2
2 8 (72.73%) Requirements Analysis
2 8 (72.73%) Waterfall
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (27.27%) Line Management
3 3 (27.27%) Software Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Test Management
5 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
5 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) ISEB
2 2 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (81.82%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Atlassian