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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 294 287 328
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +41
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 152 173 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.74% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.93% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 109 137 88
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% -13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
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
17249 18585 17179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 81.44% 79.95% 77.02%
Number of salaries quoted 13579 14810 13941
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +11 55 £47,500 - 4
Hampshire +23 38 £45,000 +5.26% 6
Berkshire -6 26 £62,500 +76.05% 3
Kent +23 14 £38,750 -8.28% 1
Buckinghamshire -19 8 £36,750 -18.33% 1
Oxfordshire 0 7 £42,000 +2.43%
West Sussex -6 4 £27,500 -50.00%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 119 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (39.66%) QA
3 94 (31.86%) Test Automation
4 93 (31.53%) User Acceptance Testing
5 88 (29.83%) ISTQB
6 85 (28.81%) Selenium
7 82 (27.80%) Software Testing
8 81 (27.46%) ISEB
9 80 (27.12%) Finance
10 69 (23.39%) Test Scripting
11 68 (23.05%) Java
12 59 (20.00%) SQL
12 59 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 59 (20.00%) Automated Testing
13 56 (18.98%) Software Engineering
14 55 (18.64%) HP
14 55 (18.64%) Test Management
15 53 (17.97%) Web Services
16 51 (17.29%) JavaScript
16 51 (17.29%) Python
17 49 (16.61%) WebDriver
18 46 (15.59%) Degree
19 45 (15.25%) C#
20 43 (14.58%) JMeter
20 43 (14.58%) Workflow
20 43 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
21 42 (14.24%) HP Quality Center
21 42 (14.24%) PHP
22 40 (13.56%) Jenkins
23 39 (13.22%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (2.71%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.02%) Documentum
3 3 (1.02%) IIS
4 2 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (6.10%) MS Office
2 12 (4.07%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.69%) MS Project
4 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.34%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.39%) VoIP
2 2 (0.68%) Ethernet
2 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
2 2 (0.68%) Firewall
3 1 (0.34%) Network Security
3 1 (0.34%) LTE
3 1 (0.34%) VoLTE
3 1 (0.34%) SMS
3 1 (0.34%) MGCP
3 1 (0.34%) RTP
3 1 (0.34%) SS7
3 1 (0.34%) Megaco
3 1 (0.34%) ISUP
3 1 (0.34%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (11.19%) MySQL
2 15 (5.08%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.36%) Big Data
4 3 (1.02%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.68%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle ODI
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.68%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.68%) DataStage
5 2 (0.68%) SQLPlus
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.68%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 85 (28.81%) Selenium
2 49 (16.61%) WebDriver
3 43 (14.58%) JMeter
4 40 (13.56%) Jenkins
5 32 (10.85%) JIRA
6 29 (9.83%) LoadRunner
7 17 (5.76%) InstallShield
8 16 (5.42%) QuickTest Pro
8 16 (5.42%) SoapUI
9 12 (4.07%) LoadUI
10 10 (3.39%) Rational Performance Tester
11 9 (3.05%) NUnit
12 8 (2.71%) TestDirector
12 8 (2.71%) Eclipse
13 6 (2.03%) Visual Studio Team System
13 6 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (1.36%) PyUnit
14 4 (1.36%) Cucumber
14 4 (1.36%) Subversion
14 4 (1.36%) Toad
General
1 80 (27.12%) Finance
2 15 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.41%) Retail
4 11 (3.73%) Banking
5 8 (2.71%) Automotive
6 7 (2.37%) Electronics
7 4 (1.36%) Law
8 3 (1.02%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.68%) Legal
9 2 (0.68%) Marketing
10 1 (0.34%) Billing
10 1 (0.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 112 (37.97%) Analyst
2 80 (27.12%) Test Manager
3 49 (16.61%) Test Analyst
4 42 (14.24%) Software Engineer
5 29 (9.83%) Tester
5 29 (9.83%) Test Engineer
6 27 (9.15%) Senior Analyst
6 27 (9.15%) QA Analyst
7 22 (7.46%) Business Analyst
8 15 (5.08%) Systems Analyst
9 14 (4.75%) Test Leader
10 13 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) Senior Test Analyst
11 12 (4.07%) QA Tester
12 11 (3.73%) Performance Manager
12 11 (3.73%) Performance Test Manager
13 10 (3.39%) QA Engineer
13 10 (3.39%) Test Coordinator
13 10 (3.39%) Coordinator
13 10 (3.39%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (17.97%) Web Services
2 38 (12.88%) LAMP
3 23 (7.80%) .NET
4 21 (7.12%) XML
5 17 (5.76%) Middleware
6 5 (1.69%) SOAP
7 3 (1.02%) HTML
7 3 (1.02%) J2EE
7 3 (1.02%) CSS
7 3 (1.02%) Ajax
8 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.34%) WCF
8 1 (0.34%) WPF
8 1 (0.34%) REST
8 1 (0.34%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 43 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (6.78%) Computer Science
3 15 (5.08%) Statistics
4 10 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.05%) Telematics
6 8 (2.71%) Open Source
7 7 (2.37%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.36%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.02%) PACS
9 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 2 (0.68%) User Experience
10 2 (0.68%) EFT
10 2 (0.68%) NHS
10 2 (0.68%) DTV
10 2 (0.68%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.68%) GIS
11 1 (0.34%) IPTV
11 1 (0.34%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 27 (9.15%) UNIX
1 27 (9.15%) Windows
2 19 (6.44%) Linux
3 15 (5.08%) Solaris
4 7 (2.37%) Android
4 7 (2.37%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (40.34%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (31.86%) Test Automation
3 93 (31.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 82 (27.80%) Software Testing
5 69 (23.39%) Test Scripting
6 59 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
6 59 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 56 (18.98%) Software Engineering
8 55 (18.64%) Test Management
9 43 (14.58%) Workflow
10 36 (12.20%) Scrum
11 30 (10.17%) Time Management
11 30 (10.17%) Test Planning
12 29 (9.83%) Mentoring
13 28 (9.49%) Stakeholder Management
14 26 (8.81%) Continuous Improvement
15 25 (8.47%) Cyber Security
15 25 (8.47%) Load Testing
16 24 (8.14%) Regression Testing
17 23 (7.80%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (23.05%) Java
2 59 (20.00%) SQL
3 51 (17.29%) JavaScript
3 51 (17.29%) Python
4 45 (15.25%) C#
5 42 (14.24%) PHP
6 39 (13.22%) Ruby
7 30 (10.17%) C++
8 19 (6.44%) Perl
9 15 (5.08%) C
10 9 (3.05%) VB
11 3 (1.02%) VBA
11 3 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 3 (1.02%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.02%) VBScript
12 1 (0.34%) R
Qualifications
1 88 (29.83%) ISTQB
2 81 (27.46%) ISEB
3 46 (15.59%) Degree
4 16 (5.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 15 (5.08%) Security Cleared
6 14 (4.75%) SC Cleared
7 9 (3.05%) ISEB Practitioner
8 8 (2.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.02%) CISSP
10 3 (1.02%) DV Cleared
10 3 (1.02%) APMP
11 1 (0.34%) HNC
11 1 (0.34%) CCA
11 1 (0.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (39.66%) QA
2 4 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.02%) HL7
3 3 (1.02%) DICOM
3 3 (1.02%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.68%) SLA
5 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 42 (14.24%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.34%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (0.34%) Nessus
2 1 (0.34%) Nmap
2 1 (0.34%) SCCM
Vendors
1 55 (18.64%) HP
2 37 (12.54%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.76%) IBM
4 15 (5.08%) Red Hat
5 8 (2.71%) Capita
5 8 (2.71%) Oracle
6 6 (2.03%) TOWER Software
7 4 (1.36%) JD Edwards
8 3 (1.02%) Splunk
8 3 (1.02%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.68%) Business Objects
9 2 (0.68%) SAP
9 2 (0.68%) Cognos
9 2 (0.68%) Cisco
10 1 (0.34%) Nortel
10 1 (0.34%) BEA
10 1 (0.34%) Ericsson
10 1 (0.34%) Huawei
10 1 (0.34%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.34%) Coverity
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 6 hours ago
Petersfield
Spectrum IT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Cover, Private Medic
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Life Cover, Private Medica
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ISL
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Annapurna
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £35000 - £45000.00 per annum + Loads of benefits/bonuses etc
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Flexible benefits scheme
Posted: 26 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago