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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 292 311 312
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 164 163 174
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.77% 0.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.91% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 128 117 137
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £34,550
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
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
16413 17965 19735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.56% 84.47% 83.86%
Number of salaries quoted 13801 14135 15695
Median salary £47,500 £46,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.15% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Surrey -15 50 £31,500 -32.25% 6
Kent +31 44 £42,500 +9.67%
Hampshire -12 21 £52,500 +16.66% 3
Berkshire +10 16 £50,000 -20.00%
Oxfordshire +4 13 £37,500 -11.76% 1
West Sussex +2 9 £37,500 +36.36%
Buckinghamshire +20 7 £38,000 -12.64% 3
East Sussex - 2 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 146 (45.63%) Finance
2 138 (43.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 132 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (37.81%) ISTQB
5 114 (35.63%) ISEB
6 109 (34.06%) Regression Testing
7 104 (32.50%) Test Automation
8 103 (32.19%) Test Scripting
9 97 (30.31%) QA
10 71 (22.19%) SQL
11 69 (21.56%) SDLC
12 68 (21.25%) System Integration Testing
12 68 (21.25%) Integration Testing
12 68 (21.25%) Selenium
13 65 (20.31%) Automated Testing
14 62 (19.38%) Software Testing
14 62 (19.38%) Manual Testing
15 61 (19.06%) Test Management
15 61 (19.06%) Functional Testing
16 60 (18.75%) Automation Testing
17 57 (17.81%) C#
18 52 (16.25%) Mentoring
19 50 (15.63%) Performance Testing
20 49 (15.31%) Java
20 49 (15.31%) Windows
20 49 (15.31%) Python
21 45 (14.06%) Coaching
21 45 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
22 40 (12.50%) Microsoft
22 40 (12.50%) JIRA

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 (3.44%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.25%) Tuxedo
3 3 (0.94%) Confluence
3 3 (0.94%) Documentum
3 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.63%) Node.js
4 2 (0.63%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.31%) Apache
5 1 (0.31%) CMS
5 1 (0.31%) JBoss
5 1 (0.31%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (4.69%) MS Office
2 12 (3.75%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.81%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.25%) BASE24
3 3 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.63%) Primavera
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.31%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.31%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.25%) Sage Pay
2 2 (0.63%) GitHub
3 1 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 13 (4.06%) VoIP
2 11 (3.44%) Firewall
2 11 (3.44%) VLAN
3 4 (1.25%) ATM
4 3 (0.94%) Network Security
5 2 (0.63%) Internet
5 2 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.31%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.75%) Data Mining
2 9 (2.81%) Big Data
2 9 (2.81%) MySQL
3 7 (2.19%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 68 (21.25%) Selenium
2 40 (12.50%) JIRA
3 27 (8.44%) HP UFT
3 27 (8.44%) WebDriver
4 24 (7.50%) JMeter
5 19 (5.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (4.06%) Cucumber
6 13 (4.06%) InstallShield
7 12 (3.75%) Jenkins
8 11 (3.44%) Git (software)
9 10 (3.13%) LoadRunner
10 8 (2.50%) Bugzilla
10 8 (2.50%) FitNesse
10 8 (2.50%) NUnit
10 8 (2.50%) Protractor
10 8 (2.50%) Ranorex
10 8 (2.50%) SpecFlow
10 8 (2.50%) Testopia
11 6 (1.88%) Introscope
11 6 (1.88%) WebLOAD
General
1 146 (45.63%) Finance
2 33 (10.31%) Telecoms
3 29 (9.06%) Banking
4 17 (5.31%) Retail
5 15 (4.69%) Automotive
6 11 (3.44%) Games
7 5 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.56%) Marketing
8 4 (1.25%) Publishing
9 3 (0.94%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.94%) Electronics
10 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 137 (42.81%) Analyst
2 123 (38.44%) Test Analyst
3 57 (17.81%) Test Manager
4 53 (16.56%) Senior Analyst
4 53 (16.56%) Senior Test Analyst
5 44 (13.75%) Test Leader
6 32 (10.00%) Tester
7 31 (9.69%) Test Engineer
8 29 (9.06%) Junior
9 27 (8.44%) Automation Test Analyst
9 27 (8.44%) Financial Analyst
10 26 (8.13%) Automation Test Lead
10 26 (8.13%) Service Analyst
11 25 (7.81%) Junior Analyst
12 23 (7.19%) Junior Test Analyst
13 15 (4.69%) Developer
14 14 (4.38%) QA Engineer
14 14 (4.38%) Software Test Engineer
14 14 (4.38%) Test Automation Engineer
15 13 (4.06%) Manual Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (10.94%) XML
2 16 (5.00%) Web Services
3 13 (4.06%) HTML
4 10 (3.13%) .NET
4 10 (3.13%) Middleware
5 8 (2.50%) LAMP
6 6 (1.88%) RESTful
7 5 (1.56%) CSS
7 5 (1.56%) JSON
7 5 (1.56%) WPF
8 4 (1.25%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.25%) SOAP
9 3 (0.94%) DOM
9 3 (0.94%) Gherkin
9 3 (0.94%) J2EE
10 2 (0.63%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.63%) CSS3
10 2 (0.63%) Ember.js
10 2 (0.63%) HTML5
10 2 (0.63%) React
Miscellaneous
1 21 (6.56%) AS400
2 12 (3.75%) Computer Science
2 12 (3.75%) Mathematics
3 11 (3.44%) CESG
4 7 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.88%) N-Tier
6 5 (1.56%) Algorithms
6 5 (1.56%) Cybercrime
6 5 (1.56%) Statistics
7 4 (1.25%) Contactless
7 4 (1.25%) EMV
7 4 (1.25%) Fintech
7 4 (1.25%) User Experience
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.63%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.31%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.31%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.31%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.31%) Windows
2 30 (9.38%) Unix
3 24 (7.50%) Linux
4 14 (4.38%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (4.06%) Solaris
6 11 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.31%) Android
7 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (43.13%) User Acceptance Testing
2 132 (41.25%) Agile Software Development
3 109 (34.06%) Regression Testing
4 104 (32.50%) Test Automation
5 103 (32.19%) Test Scripting
6 69 (21.56%) SDLC
7 68 (21.25%) Integration Testing
7 68 (21.25%) System Integration Testing
8 65 (20.31%) Automated Testing
9 62 (19.38%) Manual Testing
9 62 (19.38%) Software Testing
10 61 (19.06%) Functional Testing
10 61 (19.06%) Test Management
11 60 (18.75%) Automation Testing
12 52 (16.25%) Mentoring
13 50 (15.63%) Performance Testing
14 45 (14.06%) Coaching
15 35 (10.94%) Defect Management
16 32 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
16 32 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 71 (22.19%) SQL
2 57 (17.81%) C#
3 49 (15.31%) Java
3 49 (15.31%) Python
4 28 (8.75%) Ruby
5 27 (8.44%) Perl
6 24 (7.50%) C
7 22 (6.88%) C++
8 20 (6.25%) JavaScript
9 9 (2.81%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.50%) Bash Shell
10 8 (2.50%) PHP
11 2 (0.63%) VBScript
12 1 (0.31%) Groovy
12 1 (0.31%) VB
12 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 121 (37.81%) ISTQB
2 114 (35.63%) ISEB
3 39 (12.19%) Degree
4 30 (9.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 24 (7.50%) Security Cleared
6 23 (7.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 16 (5.00%) SC Cleared
8 11 (3.44%) CCNA
8 11 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (3.44%) MCITP
8 11 (3.44%) MCSA
8 11 (3.44%) MCSE
8 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (2.19%) ISEB Practitioner
10 5 (1.56%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.94%) CHECK Team Leader
11 3 (0.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (30.31%) QA
2 2 (0.63%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.31%) SDET
3 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (3.44%) VMware ESXi
1 11 (3.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (14.06%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 11 (3.44%) vMotion
3 6 (1.88%) CA Wily
4 3 (0.94%) Nessus
4 3 (0.94%) Nmap
5 2 (0.63%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 40 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 37 (11.56%) HP
3 15 (4.69%) Oracle
4 13 (4.06%) Red Hat
5 12 (3.75%) Sophos
6 11 (3.44%) Citrix
6 11 (3.44%) VMware
7 8 (2.50%) CA
7 8 (2.50%) Cadence
8 6 (1.88%) AppDynamics
8 6 (1.88%) Dynatrace
8 6 (1.88%) SAP
9 5 (1.56%) TOWER Software
10 4 (1.25%) CyberSource
10 4 (1.25%) DataCash
10 4 (1.25%) Elavon
10 4 (1.25%) TSYS
10 4 (1.25%) VeriFone
10 4 (1.25%) VocaLink
10 4 (1.25%) WorldPay
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