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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 298 298 365
Rank change year-on-year
0 +67
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 134 112 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.66% 0.55% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.69% 0.47%
Number of salaries quoted 114 81 67
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,200 £37,500 £36,300
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
16532 16239 17318
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.91% 80.24% 77.96%
Number of salaries quoted 13340 12832 14779
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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 £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 29 January 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 29 January 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 -1 55 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Berkshire -1 33 £52,000 +38.66% 2
West Sussex - 16 £37,500 -
Buckinghamshire +16 12 £51,250 -6.81% 2
Hampshire -33 12 £42,500 -22.72% 3
East Sussex -25 4 £40,000 -20.00% 2
Middlesex +12 2 £48,250 -31.07%
Oxfordshire -2 1 £42,500 -12.82%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (44.03%) QA
2 121 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 102 (34.81%) Selenium
4 96 (32.76%) ISEB
5 93 (31.74%) Test Automation
6 91 (31.06%) ISTQB
7 90 (30.72%) SQL
8 82 (27.99%) WebDriver
9 81 (27.65%) Test Scripting
10 78 (26.62%) Java
11 77 (26.28%) User Acceptance Testing
12 76 (25.94%) Test Management
12 76 (25.94%) Software Testing
13 73 (24.91%) HP
14 71 (24.23%) Finance
15 68 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
16 59 (20.14%) JavaScript
16 59 (20.14%) Web Services
17 57 (19.45%) C#
18 56 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
19 51 (17.41%) Ruby
20 49 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
21 47 (16.04%) PHP
22 46 (15.70%) Software Engineering
23 45 (15.36%) Jenkins
24 44 (15.02%) Scrum
24 44 (15.02%) QuickTest Pro
25 42 (14.33%) SQL Server
25 42 (14.33%) UNIX
25 42 (14.33%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 8 (2.73%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.37%) Confluence
2 4 (1.37%) IIS
3 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.34%) Documentum
Applications
1 14 (4.78%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.05%) MS Project
3 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (3.75%) GitHub
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.05%) Ethernet
2 5 (1.71%) VPN
2 5 (1.71%) SAN
2 5 (1.71%) MPLS
2 5 (1.71%) WAN
2 5 (1.71%) ATM
2 5 (1.71%) GPRS
2 5 (1.71%) GSM
2 5 (1.71%) LAN
2 5 (1.71%) SDH
2 5 (1.71%) UMTS
2 5 (1.71%) Wireshark
2 5 (1.71%) Frame Relay
2 5 (1.71%) LTE
3 3 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.68%) Firewall
4 2 (0.68%) VoIP
4 2 (0.68%) CTI
5 1 (0.34%) MGCP
5 1 (0.34%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (14.33%) SQL Server
2 37 (12.63%) MySQL
3 36 (12.29%) RDBMS
3 36 (12.29%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.17%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (7.17%) DB2
4 21 (7.17%) DataStage
4 21 (7.17%) SQLPlus
4 21 (7.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 21 (7.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 21 (7.17%) Oracle ODI
4 21 (7.17%) Oracle Exadata
5 8 (2.73%) Oracle Database
6 6 (2.05%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (1.37%) RavenDB
8 3 (1.02%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 102 (34.81%) Selenium
2 82 (27.99%) WebDriver
3 45 (15.36%) Jenkins
4 44 (15.02%) QuickTest Pro
5 40 (13.65%) JIRA
6 37 (12.63%) JMeter
7 24 (8.19%) Cucumber
7 24 (8.19%) LoadRunner
8 23 (7.85%) Toad
9 15 (5.12%) WATIR
9 15 (5.12%) NUnit
10 14 (4.78%) Git (software)
11 13 (4.44%) InstallShield
12 11 (3.75%) TestComplete
12 11 (3.75%) Ranorex
13 10 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
14 9 (3.07%) TeamCity
14 9 (3.07%) Rational Performance Tester
14 9 (3.07%) SoapUI
15 7 (2.39%) SpecFlow
General
1 71 (24.23%) Finance
2 16 (5.46%) Banking
3 11 (3.75%) Advertising
4 9 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.39%) Automotive
6 6 (2.05%) Retail
7 4 (1.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
8 1 (0.34%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 96 (32.76%) Analyst
2 78 (26.62%) Test Manager
3 56 (19.11%) Test Analyst
4 37 (12.63%) Tester
5 36 (12.29%) QA Engineer
6 31 (10.58%) Test Engineer
7 26 (8.87%) QA Analyst
8 24 (8.19%) Software Engineer
9 21 (7.17%) Senior Analyst
10 20 (6.83%) Business Analyst
11 15 (5.12%) Developer
11 15 (5.12%) Quality Engineer
12 13 (4.44%) QA Tester
12 13 (4.44%) Senior QA Engineer
13 12 (4.10%) QA Automation Engineer
13 12 (4.10%) Automation Engineer
14 11 (3.75%) Principal Business Analyst
15 10 (3.41%) Senior Test Analyst
15 10 (3.41%) Performance Test Manager
15 10 (3.41%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (20.14%) Web Services
2 41 (13.99%) LAMP
3 21 (7.17%) .NET
4 16 (5.46%) Gherkin
5 15 (5.12%) XML
6 10 (3.41%) HTML
7 9 (3.07%) Middleware
8 8 (2.73%) CSS
8 8 (2.73%) SOAP
9 6 (2.05%) .NET Framework
9 6 (2.05%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.37%) StructureMap
10 4 (1.37%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 4 (1.37%) Castle Windsor
10 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 4 (1.37%) Dapper ORM
10 4 (1.37%) Spring.NET
10 4 (1.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 4 (1.37%) NHibernate
10 4 (1.37%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 56 (19.11%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (7.85%) Mainframe
3 20 (6.83%) Open Source
4 16 (5.46%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.75%) Blog
5 11 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.41%) Mathematics
7 9 (3.07%) Telematics
8 8 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (2.05%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.37%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.02%) PACS
11 3 (1.02%) iPad
12 2 (0.68%) GIS
12 2 (0.68%) NHS
13 1 (0.34%) IPTV
13 1 (0.34%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 42 (14.33%) UNIX
2 35 (11.95%) Windows
3 22 (7.51%) Linux
4 13 (4.44%) Solaris
5 7 (2.39%) Android
6 6 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.37%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (31.74%) Test Automation
3 81 (27.65%) Test Scripting
4 77 (26.28%) User Acceptance Testing
5 76 (25.94%) Test Management
5 76 (25.94%) Software Testing
6 68 (23.21%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (15.70%) Software Engineering
8 44 (15.02%) Scrum
9 40 (13.65%) Workflow
10 38 (12.97%) Automated Testing
10 38 (12.97%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (11.95%) Mentoring
12 32 (10.92%) Regression Testing
13 31 (10.58%) Continuous Improvement
14 28 (9.56%) Test Planning
15 26 (8.87%) Validation
15 26 (8.87%) Load Testing
16 24 (8.19%) Time Management
16 24 (8.19%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 90 (30.72%) SQL
2 78 (26.62%) Java
3 59 (20.14%) JavaScript
4 57 (19.45%) C#
5 51 (17.41%) Ruby
6 47 (16.04%) PHP
7 42 (14.33%) Python
8 32 (10.92%) C++
9 22 (7.51%) PL/SQL
9 22 (7.51%) Perl
10 11 (3.75%) R
11 10 (3.41%) Delphi
12 8 (2.73%) VB
13 6 (2.05%) C
14 5 (1.71%) VB.NET
15 2 (0.68%) VBA
15 2 (0.68%) VBScript
16 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.34%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 96 (32.76%) ISEB
2 91 (31.06%) ISTQB
3 41 (13.99%) Degree
4 18 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (4.44%) ISEB Practitioner
6 12 (4.10%) Security Cleared
7 10 (3.41%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.71%) CCNA
8 5 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.68%) APMP
10 2 (0.68%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.68%) CIMA
10 2 (0.68%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (44.03%) QA
2 3 (1.02%) HL7
2 3 (1.02%) DICOM
3 2 (0.68%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.37%) VMware ESX
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 49 (16.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (24.91%) HP
2 32 (10.92%) Oracle
3 27 (9.22%) Microsoft
4 21 (7.17%) Cognos
4 21 (7.17%) Business Objects
5 12 (4.10%) IBM
6 10 (3.41%) Red Hat
7 6 (2.05%) TOWER Software
7 6 (2.05%) Cisco
8 4 (1.37%) RedPrairie
8 4 (1.37%) VMware
8 4 (1.37%) Endeca
9 3 (1.02%) Capita
10 2 (0.68%) Fujitsu
10 2 (0.68%) Primavera
10 2 (0.68%) NetApp
11 1 (0.34%) Ericsson
11 1 (0.34%) Nortel
11 1 (0.34%) Huawei
11 1 (0.34%) BT
Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £32000 per annum + + Car + Fuel Card + Holidays
Posted: 12 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car allowance + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh
Posted: 19 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Travel + Expenses + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: 2 days ago
East Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
White Horse Employment Network Limited
Salary: £0 - £35,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £60000 per annum + Company shares
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Salary: £36750 - £46750 per annum + 26 days, Annual Bonus, Pension, Healtcare.
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
OCC Computer personnel
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 24 days ago