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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 297 325 358
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 140 113 111
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.52% 0.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 125 86 97
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £40,000 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
17501 17282 18079
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 80.03% 79.52% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 13947 13758 15561
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 £65,000 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 62 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Berkshire +11 28 £49,125 -34.50% 1
West Sussex +18 20 £60,000 +50.00%
Hampshire -11 18 £41,000 -13.68% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 11 £45,000 +36.36% 1
East Sussex -12 3 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Oxfordshire +4 1 £40,000 -38.46%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 152 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (45.06%) QA
3 128 (39.51%) Selenium
4 113 (34.88%) SQL
5 101 (31.17%) WebDriver
6 100 (30.86%) Test Scripting
7 95 (29.32%) Test Automation
8 92 (28.40%) Software Testing
9 88 (27.16%) ISEB
10 87 (26.85%) Java
11 84 (25.93%) Finance
11 84 (25.93%) Test Management
12 81 (25.00%) C#
13 79 (24.38%) ISTQB
14 78 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
15 77 (23.77%) User Acceptance Testing
16 74 (22.84%) SQL Server
17 72 (22.22%) JavaScript
17 72 (22.22%) HP
18 69 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
19 66 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
19 66 (20.37%) Scrum
20 62 (19.14%) JIRA
20 62 (19.14%) RDBMS
20 62 (19.14%) Relational Database
21 58 (17.90%) Ruby
22 56 (17.28%) UNIX
23 55 (16.98%) Web Services
24 52 (16.05%) PHP
25 51 (15.74%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 22 (6.79%) IIS
2 21 (6.48%) Confluence
3 7 (2.16%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.93%) Lync
5 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.47%) MS Project
3 2 (0.62%) MS Office
3 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.79%) GitHub
2 4 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.70%) Internet
2 8 (2.47%) SAN
3 6 (1.85%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.85%) GPRS
3 6 (1.85%) GSM
3 6 (1.85%) UMTS
3 6 (1.85%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.54%) LTE
4 5 (1.54%) Firewall
4 5 (1.54%) ATM
4 5 (1.54%) Frame Relay
4 5 (1.54%) WAN
4 5 (1.54%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.54%) LAN
4 5 (1.54%) SDH
4 5 (1.54%) VPN
4 5 (1.54%) MPLS
5 3 (0.93%) FTP
6 2 (0.62%) CTI
6 2 (0.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 62 (19.14%) RDBMS
2 62 (19.14%) Relational Database
3 35 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 35 (10.80%) Oracle Exadata
3 35 (10.80%) Oracle ODI
3 35 (10.80%) DB2
3 35 (10.80%) Data Warehouse
3 35 (10.80%) DataStage
3 35 (10.80%) SQLPlus
3 35 (10.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 34 (10.49%) MySQL
5 21 (6.48%) RavenDB
6 8 (2.47%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.93%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 128 (39.51%) Selenium
2 101 (31.17%) WebDriver
3 66 (20.37%) QuickTest Pro
4 62 (19.14%) JIRA
5 44 (13.58%) Cucumber
5 44 (13.58%) Jenkins
6 36 (11.11%) Toad
7 33 (10.19%) NUnit
7 33 (10.19%) Git (software)
8 32 (9.88%) WATIR
9 28 (8.64%) JMeter
10 26 (8.02%) TeamCity
11 22 (6.79%) LoadRunner
12 21 (6.48%) ReSharper
12 21 (6.48%) Rhino Mocks
12 21 (6.48%) Moq
12 21 (6.48%) NCrunch
13 18 (5.56%) TestComplete
14 16 (4.94%) Ranorex
15 10 (3.09%) Selenium IDE
General
1 84 (25.93%) Finance
2 31 (9.57%) Banking
3 22 (6.79%) Advertising
4 20 (6.17%) Retail
5 14 (4.32%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.85%) Automotive
6 6 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
8 2 (0.62%) Games
9 1 (0.31%) Military
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 93 (28.70%) Analyst
2 78 (24.07%) Test Manager
3 62 (19.14%) Test Analyst
4 54 (16.67%) QA Engineer
5 35 (10.80%) Tester
6 34 (10.49%) Test Engineer
7 22 (6.79%) QA Analyst
8 21 (6.48%) Quality Engineer
9 20 (6.17%) Developer
10 19 (5.86%) Senior Analyst
11 16 (4.94%) Business Analyst
11 16 (4.94%) QA Manager
12 15 (4.63%) Test Leader
12 15 (4.63%) Software Engineer
12 15 (4.63%) Software Developer
13 14 (4.32%) Senior QA Engineer
14 13 (4.01%) QA Automation Engineer
14 13 (4.01%) Automation Engineer
15 11 (3.40%) QA Tester
16 10 (3.09%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (16.98%) Web Services
2 46 (14.20%) .NET
3 38 (11.73%) LAMP
4 36 (11.11%) Gherkin
5 27 (8.33%) ASP.NET
6 26 (8.02%) HTML
7 25 (7.72%) .NET Framework
8 24 (7.41%) CSS
9 22 (6.79%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 21 (6.48%) Dapper ORM
10 21 (6.48%) NHibernate
10 21 (6.48%) MSMQ
10 21 (6.48%) jQuery
10 21 (6.48%) Spring.NET
10 21 (6.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 21 (6.48%) StructureMap
10 21 (6.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 21 (6.48%) Castle Windsor
11 13 (4.01%) XML
12 8 (2.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (15.74%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (11.42%) Mainframe
2 37 (11.42%) Open Source
3 22 (6.79%) Blog
4 19 (5.86%) Mathematics
5 18 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 10 (3.09%) Mobile App
7 8 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 7 (2.16%) Telematics
9 6 (1.85%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.93%) User Experience
12 3 (0.93%) iPad
12 3 (0.93%) Clustering
13 2 (0.62%) PACS
13 2 (0.62%) Xbox
14 1 (0.31%) Visualisation
14 1 (0.31%) IPTV
14 1 (0.31%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 56 (17.28%) UNIX
2 39 (12.04%) Windows
3 23 (7.10%) Linux
4 11 (3.40%) Solaris
5 8 (2.47%) Windows XP
6 7 (2.16%) Android
6 7 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.85%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (46.91%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (30.86%) Test Scripting
3 95 (29.32%) Test Automation
4 92 (28.40%) Software Testing
5 84 (25.93%) Test Management
6 78 (24.07%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (23.77%) User Acceptance Testing
8 69 (21.30%) Business Intelligence
9 66 (20.37%) Scrum
10 46 (14.20%) Mentoring
11 39 (12.04%) Validation
11 39 (12.04%) ERP
12 37 (11.42%) Workflow
13 36 (11.11%) Regression Testing
13 36 (11.11%) Automated Testing
14 35 (10.80%) Data Validation
14 35 (10.80%) E-Commerce
14 35 (10.80%) ETL
15 34 (10.49%) Software Engineering
15 34 (10.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 113 (34.88%) SQL
2 87 (26.85%) Java
3 81 (25.00%) C#
4 72 (22.22%) JavaScript
5 58 (17.90%) Ruby
6 52 (16.05%) PHP
7 37 (11.42%) C++
8 36 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 36 (11.11%) Python
9 22 (6.79%) VB.NET
10 17 (5.25%) Perl
11 15 (4.63%) Delphi
12 14 (4.32%) R
13 9 (2.78%) VB
14 5 (1.54%) C
14 5 (1.54%) VBScript
15 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.62%) VBA
17 1 (0.31%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (27.16%) ISEB
2 79 (24.38%) ISTQB
3 46 (14.20%) Degree
4 17 (5.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 11 (3.40%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (2.47%) CCNA
8 6 (1.85%) SC Cleared
9 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.93%) MCITP
9 3 (0.93%) MCSE
9 3 (0.93%) MCSA
10 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.62%) ACCA
10 2 (0.62%) CIMA
11 1 (0.31%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (45.06%) QA
2 6 (1.85%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.62%) SLA
3 2 (0.62%) HL7
3 2 (0.62%) DICOM
System Software
1 6 (1.85%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.93%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.93%) vCloud
3 2 (0.62%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 46 (14.20%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 72 (22.22%) HP
2 47 (14.51%) Oracle
3 35 (10.80%) Business Objects
3 35 (10.80%) Cognos
4 26 (8.02%) Microsoft
5 21 (6.48%) Endeca
5 21 (6.48%) RedPrairie
6 7 (2.16%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.85%) Primavera
7 6 (1.85%) VMware
7 6 (1.85%) Cisco
8 4 (1.23%) TOWER Software
9 3 (0.93%) Fujitsu
9 3 (0.93%) IBM
9 3 (0.93%) NetApp
10 1 (0.31%) BT
10 1 (0.31%) Capita
10 1 (0.31%) Huawei
10 1 (0.31%) Nortel
10 1 (0.31%) Citrix
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Salary: From £45,000 to £60,000 per annum £45k - £60k + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Omnio Recruitment
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £4500.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago