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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 50 42 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.02% 1.52% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 1.71% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 1
Average salary £60,000 £39,500 £75,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+51.89% -47.33%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
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
336 350 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 85.28% 88.61% 82.00%
Number of salaries quoted 205 315 348
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.35% +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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Luton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) QA
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
4 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) C#
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) Java
4 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (20.00%) SQL

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Test Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Test Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Head of Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Testing
3 2 (40.00%) Software Delivery
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (40.00%) Test Management
3 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (40.00%) Quality Management
3 2 (40.00%) Regression Testing
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Project Management
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Information Management
4 1 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Web Development
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) C++
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (60.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle