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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 246 279 304
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 199 197 171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.94% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.25% 1.10% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 175 157 126
Median salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £38,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £61,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%
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
15864 17847 18666
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.07% 85.50% 83.46%
Number of salaries quoted 13352 14423 14707
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Kent +47 47 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Hampshire -1 42 £75,000 +62.16% 4
Surrey +19 37 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Berkshire -7 25 £55,000 - 4
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £38,000 -27.61% 2
Oxfordshire -31 12 £37,500 -11.76%
East Sussex +14 9 £53,888 +2.64% 1
West Sussex -2 7 £48,750 +50.00%
Home Counties -1 2 £80,000 +45.45%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 149 (41.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 144 (40.11%) ISTQB
3 141 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
4 119 (33.15%) Test Automation
5 115 (32.03%) ISEB
6 114 (31.75%) Finance
7 113 (31.48%) Regression Testing
8 107 (29.81%) Test Scripting
9 102 (28.41%) QA
10 86 (23.96%) Selenium
11 75 (20.89%) Integration Testing
12 74 (20.61%) Software Testing
13 72 (20.06%) C#
14 70 (19.50%) Java
15 69 (19.22%) SDLC
16 65 (18.11%) System Integration Testing
17 63 (17.55%) Manual Testing
18 62 (17.27%) Test Management
19 61 (16.99%) Functional Testing
20 58 (16.16%) Automation Testing
20 58 (16.16%) Windows
21 55 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
22 51 (14.21%) Smoke Testing
22 51 (14.21%) Python
23 50 (13.93%) Degree
24 48 (13.37%) Mentoring
25 46 (12.81%) HP UFT
26 42 (11.70%) Waterfall
27 41 (11.42%) Defect Management
27 41 (11.42%) SQL

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 11 (3.06%) Skype for Business
2 5 (1.39%) Documentum
3 3 (0.84%) Confluence
3 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (2.79%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.23%) MS Office
3 4 (1.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) Dynamics NAV
1 5 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.39%) SAP CO
1 5 (1.39%) SAP FI
1 5 (1.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (1.11%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.11%) Primavera
3 3 (0.84%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.56%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (5.01%) VoIP
2 16 (4.46%) Firewall
3 11 (3.06%) VLAN
4 8 (2.23%) SMTP
5 5 (1.39%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.56%) Intranet
6 2 (0.56%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.95%) Data Mining
3 5 (1.39%) Big Data
4 1 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.28%) MySQL
4 1 (0.28%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 86 (23.96%) Selenium
2 46 (12.81%) HP UFT
3 31 (8.64%) JIRA
3 31 (8.64%) WebDriver
4 24 (6.69%) Ranorex
5 23 (6.41%) Bugzilla
5 23 (6.41%) JMeter
5 23 (6.41%) Testopia
6 22 (6.13%) Cucumber
7 18 (5.01%) InstallShield
8 13 (3.62%) LoadRunner
9 11 (3.06%) SpecFlow
10 9 (2.51%) Eclipse
10 9 (2.51%) SoapUI
11 8 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 8 (2.23%) JUnit
11 8 (2.23%) Mockito
11 8 (2.23%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (1.95%) Git (software)
12 7 (1.95%) NUnit
General
1 114 (31.75%) Finance
2 32 (8.91%) Telecoms
3 26 (7.24%) Automotive
4 10 (2.79%) Aerospace
4 10 (2.79%) Banking
5 9 (2.51%) Marketing
6 7 (1.95%) Retail
7 6 (1.67%) Back Office
8 5 (1.39%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.11%) Games
10 3 (0.84%) Legal
10 3 (0.84%) Publishing
11 2 (0.56%) Electronics
12 1 (0.28%) Advertising
12 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 126 (35.10%) Analyst
2 114 (31.75%) Test Analyst
3 75 (20.89%) Test Manager
4 45 (12.53%) Tester
5 39 (10.86%) Senior Analyst
5 39 (10.86%) Senior Test Analyst
6 37 (10.31%) Test Leader
7 32 (8.91%) Junior
8 28 (7.80%) Test Engineer
9 27 (7.52%) Automation Tester
10 23 (6.41%) Junior Analyst
10 23 (6.41%) Service Analyst
11 21 (5.85%) Automation Test Analyst
11 21 (5.85%) Junior Test Analyst
12 20 (5.57%) Financial Analyst
13 19 (5.29%) Head of Testing
14 17 (4.74%) QA Manager
15 16 (4.46%) AS400 Test Analyst
15 16 (4.46%) Junior Tester
15 16 (4.46%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.91%) XML
2 16 (4.46%) .NET
3 12 (3.34%) Gherkin
4 11 (3.06%) HTML
4 11 (3.06%) Web Services
5 6 (1.67%) SOAP
6 5 (1.39%) J2EE
6 5 (1.39%) RESTful
7 4 (1.11%) CSS
7 4 (1.11%) DOM
7 4 (1.11%) JSON
7 4 (1.11%) LAMP
8 3 (0.84%) Middleware
9 2 (0.56%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.56%) CGI
9 2 (0.56%) EDI
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
10 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.28%) WPF
10 1 (0.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.85%) AS400
2 12 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (3.34%) Computer Science
3 11 (3.06%) CESG
4 8 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.67%) Virtual Team
6 5 (1.39%) Cybercrime
6 5 (1.39%) Smartphone
7 4 (1.11%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.11%) N-Tier
8 3 (0.84%) Data Centre
8 3 (0.84%) Statistics
9 2 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.56%) User Experience
10 1 (0.28%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.28%) Fintech
10 1 (0.28%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.28%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.16%) Windows
2 39 (10.86%) Unix
3 26 (7.24%) Linux
4 18 (5.01%) Solaris
5 14 (3.90%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (1.67%) Android
8 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (41.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 141 (39.28%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (33.15%) Test Automation
4 113 (31.48%) Regression Testing
5 107 (29.81%) Test Scripting
6 75 (20.89%) Integration Testing
7 74 (20.61%) Software Testing
8 69 (19.22%) SDLC
9 65 (18.11%) System Integration Testing
10 63 (17.55%) Manual Testing
11 62 (17.27%) Test Management
12 61 (16.99%) Functional Testing
13 58 (16.16%) Automation Testing
14 51 (14.21%) Smoke Testing
15 48 (13.37%) Mentoring
16 42 (11.70%) Waterfall
17 41 (11.42%) Defect Management
18 36 (10.03%) Automated Testing
18 36 (10.03%) Performance Testing
18 36 (10.03%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 72 (20.06%) C#
2 70 (19.50%) Java
3 51 (14.21%) Python
4 41 (11.42%) SQL
5 38 (10.58%) Ruby
6 37 (10.31%) Perl
7 28 (7.80%) C
8 26 (7.24%) C++
9 11 (3.06%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.67%) PHP
11 5 (1.39%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.84%) Groovy
13 2 (0.56%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.28%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.28%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 144 (40.11%) ISTQB
2 115 (32.03%) ISEB
3 50 (13.93%) Degree
4 36 (10.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 26 (7.24%) Security Cleared
6 21 (5.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (4.18%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.06%) CCNA
8 11 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.06%) MCITP
8 11 (3.06%) MCSA
8 11 (3.06%) MCSE
8 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.56%) CISM
11 2 (0.56%) CISSP
12 1 (0.28%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 102 (28.41%) QA
2 5 (1.39%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 4 (1.11%) ISO19770
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) SDET
System Software
1 11 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (3.06%) XenApp
2 5 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 55 (15.32%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (3.06%) vMotion
3 5 (1.39%) Nessus
3 5 (1.39%) Nmap
4 4 (1.11%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.56%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 35 (9.75%) HP
2 27 (7.52%) Microsoft
3 18 (5.01%) Red Hat
4 16 (4.46%) VMware
5 14 (3.90%) Oracle
5 14 (3.90%) SAP
6 11 (3.06%) Citrix
7 6 (1.67%) CA
8 5 (1.39%) Cadence
8 5 (1.39%) Coverity
8 5 (1.39%) Sophos
9 4 (1.11%) AppDynamics
9 4 (1.11%) Demandware
9 4 (1.11%) Dynatrace
10 3 (0.84%) Cognizant
10 3 (0.84%) NICE Systems
11 2 (0.56%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.56%) Borland
11 2 (0.56%) Rally
12 1 (0.28%) Concur
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Capita plc
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £3500 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £50000 - £60000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Resource Group
Salary: £40-50K + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Unspecified Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Dover
Michael Page Technology
Posted: 11 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 13 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CGI
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 26 days ago
Brighton
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 26 days ago