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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 56 58 45
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.48% 0.61% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.72% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 2
Average salary £30,000 £48,500 £68,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.14% -29.45%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
Test Strategy
Bedfordshire

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
367 417 265
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 87.17% 84.93% 76.15%
Number of salaries quoted 324 344 232
Average salary £45,000 £49,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £37,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 2015, 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 4 (66.67%) .NET
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
1 1 (16.67%) LoadRunner
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Test Manager
1 2 (33.33%) Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Head of Testing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 3 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Testing
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
3 2 (33.33%) Test Management
3 2 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) BDD
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (33.33%) Manual Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) Quality Management
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (16.67%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) HP