The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Portsmouth 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 52 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 26 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 6.65% - 2.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 7.95% - 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 8
Average salary - - £26,250
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
Test Strategy
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Portsmouth
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
327 302 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Portsmouth 83.63% 75.50% 68.31%
Number of salaries quoted 242 274 201
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £60,000
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 Portsmouth

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Portsmouth

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Portsmouth

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 28 (93.33%) QA
1 28 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 27 (90.00%) WATIR
2 27 (90.00%) Selenium
2 27 (90.00%) Ruby
2 27 (90.00%) WebDriver
2 27 (90.00%) Open Source
2 27 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 27 (90.00%) Relational Database
2 27 (90.00%) Gherkin
2 27 (90.00%) E-Commerce
2 27 (90.00%) ERP
2 27 (90.00%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (90.00%) RDBMS
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (90.00%) Scrum
3 24 (80.00%) NUnit
3 24 (80.00%) TDD
3 24 (80.00%) .NET
3 24 (80.00%) BDD
3 24 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 23 (76.67%) JIRA
5 22 (73.33%) ReSharper
5 22 (73.33%) Refactoring
5 22 (73.33%) Endeca
5 22 (73.33%) NHibernate
5 22 (73.33%) jQuery
5 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (73.33%) Spring.NET
5 22 (73.33%) TeamCity

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Portsmouth 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 22 (73.33%) IIS
1 22 (73.33%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (40.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (56.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (90.00%) RDBMS
1 27 (90.00%) Relational Database
2 22 (73.33%) SQL Server
2 22 (73.33%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 27 (90.00%) WATIR
1 27 (90.00%) Selenium
1 27 (90.00%) WebDriver
1 27 (90.00%) Cucumber
2 24 (80.00%) NUnit
3 23 (76.67%) JIRA
4 22 (73.33%) ReSharper
4 22 (73.33%) Rhino Mocks
4 22 (73.33%) Moq
4 22 (73.33%) TeamCity
4 22 (73.33%) Git (software)
4 22 (73.33%) NCrunch
5 1 (3.33%) Bugzilla
General
1 12 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (90.00%) QA Engineer
2 15 (50.00%) Quality Engineer
3 2 (6.67%) Software Tester
3 2 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (3.33%) Junior
4 1 (3.33%) Test Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (90.00%) Gherkin
2 24 (80.00%) .NET
2 24 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 22 (73.33%) jQuery
3 22 (73.33%) Spring.NET
3 22 (73.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 22 (73.33%) StructureMap
3 22 (73.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 22 (73.33%) Castle Windsor
3 22 (73.33%) ASP.NET
3 22 (73.33%) CSS
3 22 (73.33%) MSMQ
3 22 (73.33%) NHibernate
3 22 (73.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 22 (73.33%) Dapper ORM
3 22 (73.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (90.00%) Open Source
2 17 (56.67%) Blog
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (93.33%) Test Scripting
2 27 (90.00%) E-Commerce
2 27 (90.00%) ERP
2 27 (90.00%) Business Intelligence
2 27 (90.00%) Scrum
2 27 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (80.00%) TDD
3 24 (80.00%) BDD
4 22 (73.33%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (73.33%) MVC
4 22 (73.33%) Refactoring
4 22 (73.33%) Pair Programming
5 21 (70.00%) Mentoring
6 17 (56.67%) Benchmarking
7 4 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.67%) OO
8 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 27 (90.00%) Ruby
2 22 (73.33%) C#
2 22 (73.33%) JavaScript
2 22 (73.33%) VB.NET
3 2 (6.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (93.33%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Endeca
1 22 (73.33%) RedPrairie