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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 230 288 296
Rank change year-on-year
+58 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 222 173 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.22% 0.83% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.97% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 196 144 121
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £30,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
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
15646 17848 18658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.99% 85.61% 83.77%
Number of salaries quoted 13093 14618 14428
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East 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 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 31 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +12 48 £45,000 -18.18% 5
Surrey +45 39 £47,500 - 4
Hampshire +23 37 £65,000 +48.57% 7
Kent +40 34 £42,500 -5.55%
West Sussex +19 19 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 19 £58,750 +14.07% 2
East Sussex +14 14 £55,000 +37.50% 3
Oxfordshire -30 4 £60,000 +18.81%
M4 Corridor - 4 £60,000 -
Home Counties -2 3 £80,000 +45.45%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 188 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 153 (36.96%) ISTQB
3 132 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 127 (30.68%) Test Automation
5 125 (30.19%) QA
6 118 (28.50%) Test Scripting
6 118 (28.50%) ISEB
7 103 (24.88%) Finance
7 103 (24.88%) Selenium
8 97 (23.43%) Regression Testing
9 89 (21.50%) C#
10 86 (20.77%) Software Testing
10 86 (20.77%) SDLC
11 84 (20.29%) Java
12 71 (17.15%) Test Management
13 70 (16.91%) Manual Testing
14 68 (16.43%) Integration Testing
15 61 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
16 59 (14.25%) System Integration Testing
17 57 (13.77%) Functional Testing
17 57 (13.77%) Mentoring
18 54 (13.04%) Degree
19 53 (12.80%) Automation Testing
19 53 (12.80%) HP UFT
20 51 (12.32%) Ruby
21 50 (12.08%) Windows
22 48 (11.59%) Waterfall
23 47 (11.35%) Python
24 44 (10.63%) TDD
24 44 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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:

Application Platforms
1 7 (1.69%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.21%) Documentum
3 4 (0.97%) IIS
3 4 (0.97%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.48%) Confluence
4 2 (0.48%) IBM Domino
4 2 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.48%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.24%) Apache
5 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
Applications
1 15 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.93%) MS Office
2 8 (1.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.42%) SAP CO
1 10 (2.42%) SAP FI
1 10 (2.42%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.45%) Primavera
3 5 (1.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 5 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.72%) SAP IS-U
5 3 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.48%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.24%) GitHub
1 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.86%) SMTP
2 14 (3.38%) VoIP
3 13 (3.14%) Firewall
4 7 (1.69%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.69%) VLAN
5 4 (0.97%) Wireshark
6 3 (0.72%) Internet
7 2 (0.48%) IMAP
7 2 (0.48%) Intranet
7 2 (0.48%) NAS
7 2 (0.48%) SAN
7 2 (0.48%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.69%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.97%) Big Data
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.24%) MySQL
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 103 (24.88%) Selenium
2 53 (12.80%) HP UFT
3 36 (8.70%) WebDriver
4 35 (8.45%) Cucumber
5 29 (7.00%) Ranorex
6 28 (6.76%) JIRA
7 27 (6.52%) Bugzilla
7 27 (6.52%) Testopia
8 18 (4.35%) JMeter
9 15 (3.62%) Eclipse
9 15 (3.62%) Git (software)
9 15 (3.62%) SpecFlow
10 14 (3.38%) InstallShield
10 14 (3.38%) JUnit
10 14 (3.38%) Mockito
10 14 (3.38%) SoapUI
11 13 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (2.90%) LoadRunner
13 11 (2.66%) NUnit
14 8 (1.93%) MSTest
General
1 103 (24.88%) Finance
2 28 (6.76%) Automotive
2 28 (6.76%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.66%) Marketing
4 10 (2.42%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.42%) Back Office
4 10 (2.42%) Banking
5 7 (1.69%) Retail
6 6 (1.45%) Legal
7 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.72%) Games
8 3 (0.72%) Publishing
9 2 (0.48%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Advertising
10 1 (0.24%) Law
Job Titles
1 118 (28.50%) Analyst
2 101 (24.40%) Test Analyst
2 101 (24.40%) Test Manager
3 47 (11.35%) Tester
4 46 (11.11%) Test Leader
5 41 (9.90%) Test Engineer
6 31 (7.49%) Automation Tester
7 24 (5.80%) Head of Testing
7 24 (5.80%) Junior
8 23 (5.56%) QA Manager
8 23 (5.56%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (5.56%) Senior Test Analyst
9 22 (5.31%) Automation Test Analyst
10 20 (4.83%) Software Test Engineer
11 16 (3.86%) AS400 Test Analyst
11 16 (3.86%) QA Engineer
11 16 (3.86%) QA Test Manager
12 15 (3.62%) Junior Analyst
12 15 (3.62%) Web Tester
13 14 (3.38%) Security Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (9.18%) .NET
2 22 (5.31%) XML
3 18 (4.35%) Gherkin
4 11 (2.66%) ASP.NET
4 11 (2.66%) HTML
5 9 (2.17%) Web Services
6 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 6 (1.45%) J2EE
6 6 (1.45%) RESTful
6 6 (1.45%) SOAP
7 5 (1.21%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (1.21%) WCF
8 4 (0.97%) CSS
8 4 (0.97%) DOM
8 4 (0.97%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (0.72%) LAMP
10 2 (0.48%) EDI
10 2 (0.48%) MAPI
10 2 (0.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.07%) AS400
2 19 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 11 (2.66%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.93%) Data Centre
7 7 (1.69%) CESG
8 6 (1.45%) Smartcard
8 6 (1.45%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.21%) Smartphone
10 4 (0.97%) Cybercrime
10 4 (0.97%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.48%) Statistics
11 2 (0.48%) User Experience
12 1 (0.24%) Device Driver
12 1 (0.24%) Fintech
12 1 (0.24%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.24%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.24%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 50 (12.08%) Windows
2 30 (7.25%) Linux
2 30 (7.25%) Unix
3 14 (3.38%) Solaris
3 14 (3.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (45.41%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (31.88%) User Acceptance Testing
3 127 (30.68%) Test Automation
4 118 (28.50%) Test Scripting
5 97 (23.43%) Regression Testing
6 86 (20.77%) SDLC
6 86 (20.77%) Software Testing
7 71 (17.15%) Test Management
8 70 (16.91%) Manual Testing
9 68 (16.43%) Integration Testing
10 59 (14.25%) System Integration Testing
11 57 (13.77%) Functional Testing
11 57 (13.77%) Mentoring
12 53 (12.80%) Automation Testing
13 48 (11.59%) Waterfall
14 44 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 44 (10.63%) TDD
15 43 (10.39%) Defect Management
15 43 (10.39%) Test Planning
16 42 (10.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (21.50%) C#
2 84 (20.29%) Java
3 51 (12.32%) Ruby
4 47 (11.35%) Python
5 43 (10.39%) SQL
6 30 (7.25%) C
6 30 (7.25%) C++
7 29 (7.00%) Perl
8 9 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.69%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.45%) Embedded C
10 6 (1.45%) Embedded C++
10 6 (1.45%) PHP
11 5 (1.21%) Groovy
11 5 (1.21%) PowerShell
11 5 (1.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 153 (36.96%) ISTQB
2 118 (28.50%) ISEB
3 54 (13.04%) Degree
4 42 (10.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 31 (7.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 23 (5.56%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.66%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.66%) SC Cleared
8 7 (1.69%) CCNA
8 7 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (1.69%) MCITP
8 7 (1.69%) MCSA
8 7 (1.69%) MCSE
8 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.72%) CISM
9 3 (0.72%) CISSP
10 2 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.24%) AAT
11 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (30.19%) QA
2 7 (1.69%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (1.21%) ISO19770
4 3 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.48%) COSO
6 1 (0.24%) SDET
System Software
1 14 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (1.69%) XenApp
3 4 (0.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.97%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (14.73%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (1.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 7 (1.69%) vMotion
3 5 (1.21%) Nessus
3 5 (1.21%) Nmap
4 4 (0.97%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.48%) Puppet
6 1 (0.24%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 42 (10.14%) HP
2 32 (7.73%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.07%) VMware
4 20 (4.83%) SAP
5 14 (3.38%) Red Hat
6 12 (2.90%) Oracle
7 7 (1.69%) Citrix
8 6 (1.45%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.21%) Cadence
9 5 (1.21%) Coverity
9 5 (1.21%) Sophos
10 4 (0.97%) Demandware
11 3 (0.72%) Cognizant
11 3 (0.72%) IBM
12 2 (0.48%) Capita
12 2 (0.48%) NICE Systems
13 1 (0.24%) AppDynamics
13 1 (0.24%) Concur
13 1 (0.24%) Dynatrace
13 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
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PRUDENTIAL
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
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Capita ITPS
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Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
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