The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East 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 297 308 341
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 147 139 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.70% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.77% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 113 104 76
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £36,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,250
% change year-on-year
- +6.50%
Test Strategy
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17156 18056 17036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.88% 80.49% 78.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13692 14212 13899
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 the South East

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the South East

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the South East

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

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the South East

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +3 52 £44,500 -6.31% 3
Berkshire -8 32 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Hampshire +10 27 £45,000 -5.26% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £50,000 +11.11% 4
West Sussex +2 6 £26,250 -54.34%
Oxfordshire +10 5 £44,000 +10.00%
East Sussex -20 5 £53,750 +13.15%
Middlesex +11 2 £48,250 +7.22%
Kent +17 1 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 129 (45.58%) QA
2 122 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
3 100 (35.34%) User Acceptance Testing
3 100 (35.34%) Test Automation
4 92 (32.51%) Selenium
5 90 (31.80%) ISTQB
5 90 (31.80%) ISEB
6 73 (25.80%) Software Testing
7 71 (25.09%) SQL
8 70 (24.73%) Java
8 70 (24.73%) Test Scripting
9 68 (24.03%) Finance
10 62 (21.91%) Continuous Integration
11 59 (20.85%) Web Services
11 59 (20.85%) Python
11 59 (20.85%) HP
11 59 (20.85%) WebDriver
12 58 (20.49%) JavaScript
13 57 (20.14%) Software Engineering
14 56 (19.79%) Test Management
14 56 (19.79%) Automated Testing
15 53 (18.73%) C#
16 50 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
17 48 (16.96%) JMeter
17 48 (16.96%) Workflow
18 47 (16.61%) Degree
18 47 (16.61%) PHP
19 45 (15.90%) Ruby
20 44 (15.55%) LAMP
20 44 (15.55%) Jenkins

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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 10 (3.53%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.06%) Documentum
4 2 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (5.30%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.47%) MS Project
3 4 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.53%) VoIP
2 4 (1.41%) Ethernet
2 4 (1.41%) Firewall
2 4 (1.41%) LTE
3 3 (1.06%) Frame Relay
3 3 (1.06%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.06%) UMTS
3 3 (1.06%) WAN
3 3 (1.06%) ATM
3 3 (1.06%) GPRS
3 3 (1.06%) GSM
3 3 (1.06%) LAN
3 3 (1.06%) SDH
3 3 (1.06%) VPN
3 3 (1.06%) SAN
3 3 (1.06%) MPLS
4 1 (0.35%) MGCP
4 1 (0.35%) RTP
4 1 (0.35%) SS7
4 1 (0.35%) Megaco
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (12.72%) MySQL
2 22 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 10 (3.53%) DB2
3 10 (3.53%) RDBMS
3 10 (3.53%) DataStage
3 10 (3.53%) SQLPlus
3 10 (3.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 10 (3.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.53%) Oracle Exadata
3 10 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (3.53%) Oracle ODI
3 10 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.83%) Oracle Database
5 6 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 92 (32.51%) Selenium
2 59 (20.85%) WebDriver
3 48 (16.96%) JMeter
4 44 (15.55%) Jenkins
5 34 (12.01%) JIRA
6 26 (9.19%) LoadRunner
7 24 (8.48%) QuickTest Pro
8 21 (7.42%) InstallShield
9 18 (6.36%) SoapUI
10 12 (4.24%) Toad
10 12 (4.24%) NUnit
11 11 (3.89%) LoadUI
12 10 (3.53%) Rational Performance Tester
13 8 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (2.47%) Eclipse
15 6 (2.12%) Visual Studio Team System
16 5 (1.77%) Cucumber
17 4 (1.41%) PyUnit
17 4 (1.41%) TestDirector
18 3 (1.06%) Subversion
General
1 68 (24.03%) Finance
2 14 (4.95%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.53%) Automotive
3 10 (3.53%) Banking
4 8 (2.83%) Retail
5 5 (1.77%) Electronics
6 4 (1.41%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.35%) Law
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 102 (36.04%) Analyst
2 74 (26.15%) Test Manager
3 51 (18.02%) Test Analyst
4 41 (14.49%) Test Engineer
5 37 (13.07%) Software Engineer
6 32 (11.31%) Tester
7 31 (10.95%) QA Analyst
8 27 (9.54%) Senior Analyst
9 22 (7.77%) Business Analyst
10 16 (5.65%) QA Engineer
11 15 (5.30%) Developer
11 15 (5.30%) Test Leader
12 14 (4.95%) QA Tester
13 13 (4.59%) Senior Test Analyst
14 11 (3.89%) Senior Software Engineer
14 11 (3.89%) Performance Manager
14 11 (3.89%) Performance Test Manager
14 11 (3.89%) Principal Business Analyst
15 10 (3.53%) Junior Analyst
15 10 (3.53%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.85%) Web Services
2 44 (15.55%) LAMP
3 23 (8.13%) XML
4 18 (6.36%) .NET
5 10 (3.53%) Middleware
6 8 (2.83%) SOAP
7 4 (1.41%) HTML
7 4 (1.41%) CSS
8 3 (1.06%) J2EE
8 3 (1.06%) Ajax
9 2 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.71%) REST
10 1 (0.35%) XSL
10 1 (0.35%) XSLT
10 1 (0.35%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.67%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (6.36%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.89%) Open Source
4 10 (3.53%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.18%) Telematics
5 9 (3.18%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.41%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.06%) PACS
8 2 (0.71%) GIS
8 2 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.71%) EFT
8 2 (0.71%) NHS
8 2 (0.71%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.71%) User Experience
9 1 (0.35%) iPad
9 1 (0.35%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.35%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.35%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 38 (13.43%) UNIX
2 36 (12.72%) Windows
3 24 (8.48%) Linux
4 19 (6.71%) Solaris
5 9 (3.18%) Android
6 8 (2.83%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.35%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (43.11%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (35.34%) User Acceptance Testing
2 100 (35.34%) Test Automation
3 73 (25.80%) Software Testing
4 70 (24.73%) Test Scripting
5 62 (21.91%) Continuous Integration
6 57 (20.14%) Software Engineering
7 56 (19.79%) Test Management
7 56 (19.79%) Automated Testing
8 48 (16.96%) Workflow
9 33 (11.66%) Regression Testing
9 33 (11.66%) Scrum
9 33 (11.66%) Time Management
10 29 (10.25%) Load Testing
11 28 (9.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 27 (9.54%) Project Planning
13 25 (8.83%) Test Planning
14 24 (8.48%) Cyber Security
14 24 (8.48%) Information Assurance
15 23 (8.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 71 (25.09%) SQL
2 70 (24.73%) Java
3 59 (20.85%) Python
4 58 (20.49%) JavaScript
5 53 (18.73%) C#
6 47 (16.61%) PHP
7 45 (15.90%) Ruby
8 35 (12.37%) C++
9 24 (8.48%) Perl
10 14 (4.95%) C
11 11 (3.89%) PL/SQL
12 7 (2.47%) R
13 6 (2.12%) VB
14 3 (1.06%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.71%) Delphi
15 2 (0.71%) VBA
Qualifications
1 90 (31.80%) ISEB
1 90 (31.80%) ISTQB
2 47 (16.61%) Degree
3 17 (6.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (4.59%) Security Cleared
4 13 (4.59%) SC Cleared
5 8 (2.83%) ISEB Practitioner
6 6 (2.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (1.06%) APMP
7 3 (1.06%) CCNA
7 3 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.71%) ACCA
8 2 (0.71%) CIMA
8 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.35%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (45.58%) QA
2 3 (1.06%) HL7
2 3 (1.06%) DICOM
3 2 (0.71%) SLA
Systems Management
1 41 (14.49%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.35%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 59 (20.85%) HP
2 29 (10.25%) Microsoft
3 20 (7.07%) Oracle
4 18 (6.36%) Red Hat
5 17 (6.01%) IBM
6 10 (3.53%) Business Objects
6 10 (3.53%) Cognos
7 8 (2.83%) Capita
8 6 (2.12%) TOWER Software
9 5 (1.77%) Cisco
10 1 (0.35%) Nortel
10 1 (0.35%) BEA
10 1 (0.35%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.35%) Huawei
10 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.35%) Twitter
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