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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 45 47 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.53% 1.00% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 1.15% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Median salary £53,000 £45,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.77% +6.50%
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +5.88%
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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
372 347 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 95.14% 86.97% 90.05%
Number of salaries quoted 261 253 331
Median salary £59,500 £45,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+32.22% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £32,000 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

The demand trend of job ads across the Luton region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 6 May 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Luton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) JMeter
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Rally
5 2 (25.00%) Testopia
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Retail
5 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
5 2 (25.00%) JIRA
5 2 (25.00%) QA
5 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB
6 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) SpecFlow
2 3 (37.50%) JMeter
3 2 (25.00%) Bugzilla
3 2 (25.00%) JIRA
3 2 (25.00%) Testopia
4 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
4 1 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 4 (50.00%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Business Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) IT Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Manager
3 1 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (12.50%) Middleware
1 1 (12.50%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) SDLC
2 5 (62.50%) Waterfall
3 4 (50.00%) BDD
3 4 (50.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (37.50%) Load Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Testing
5 2 (25.00%) Defect Management
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Scrum
5 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (12.50%) Coaching
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (12.50%) Functional Testing
6 1 (12.50%) People Management
6 1 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 1 (12.50%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
1 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) CBAP
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Rally
2 1 (12.50%) HP
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