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 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 270 319 297
Rank change year-on-year
+49 -22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 191 110 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 0.52% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.67% 0.81%
Number of salaries quoted 130 80 109
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £31,000 £33,650
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
17555 16378 17763
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.72% 77.96% 77.67%
Number of salaries quoted 13529 13354 15063
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 £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 15 September 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 15 September 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 58 £50,000 +8.69% 4
Hampshire +14 48 £41,250 -17.50% 2
Berkshire +18 35 £45,000 -10.00% 6
West Sussex +16 30 £60,000 +33.33% 1
East Sussex -15 8 £40,000 -15.78%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £45,000 - 2
Sussex +3 5 - -
Kent +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -4 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 15 September 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.

1 193 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (50.41%) QA
3 124 (33.79%) Selenium
4 119 (32.43%) Software Testing
5 117 (31.88%) SQL
6 111 (30.25%) Finance
7 95 (25.89%) Java
8 90 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 89 (24.25%) Test Scripting
9 89 (24.25%) .NET
10 88 (23.98%) C#
10 88 (23.98%) Test Automation
11 86 (23.43%) ISTQB
12 82 (22.34%) WebDriver
13 73 (19.89%) ISEB
13 73 (19.89%) Degree
14 72 (19.62%) QuickTest Pro
15 67 (18.26%) SQL Server
15 67 (18.26%) Scrum
16 66 (17.98%) HP
17 64 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
18 62 (16.89%) Test Management
19 59 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
20 56 (15.26%) JIRA
20 56 (15.26%) Relational Database
20 56 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
21 54 (14.71%) OO
22 53 (14.44%) JavaScript
22 53 (14.44%) RDBMS
22 53 (14.44%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 33 (8.99%) IIS
2 25 (6.81%) Confluence
3 4 (1.09%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.82%) Lync
5 2 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.27%) ArcGIS
6 1 (0.27%) Apache
6 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.63%) MS Project
3 2 (0.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.27%) GitHub
2 17 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.18%) Internet
2 6 (1.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.82%) SAN
3 3 (0.82%) Firewall
3 3 (0.82%) FTP
4 2 (0.54%) Wireless
5 1 (0.27%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.27%) SIGTRAN
5 1 (0.27%) GPRS
5 1 (0.27%) GSM
5 1 (0.27%) UMTS
5 1 (0.27%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (18.26%) SQL Server
2 56 (15.26%) Relational Database
3 53 (14.44%) RDBMS
4 26 (7.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 26 (7.08%) Oracle Exadata
4 26 (7.08%) Oracle ODI
4 26 (7.08%) DB2
4 26 (7.08%) Data Warehouse
4 26 (7.08%) DataStage
4 26 (7.08%) SQLPlus
4 26 (7.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 23 (6.27%) MySQL
6 22 (5.99%) RavenDB
7 4 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.09%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 124 (33.79%) Selenium
2 82 (22.34%) WebDriver
3 72 (19.62%) QuickTest Pro
4 56 (15.26%) JIRA
5 42 (11.44%) Cucumber
6 33 (8.99%) WATIR
7 32 (8.72%) Git (software)
8 31 (8.45%) Jenkins
9 30 (8.17%) TestComplete
10 28 (7.63%) NUnit
11 27 (7.36%) TeamCity
12 26 (7.08%) Toad
12 26 (7.08%) Ranorex
13 24 (6.54%) LoadRunner
14 22 (5.99%) ReSharper
14 22 (5.99%) Rhino Mocks
14 22 (5.99%) Moq
14 22 (5.99%) NCrunch
15 16 (4.36%) WinRunner
16 11 (3.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 111 (30.25%) Finance
2 42 (11.44%) Banking
3 38 (10.35%) Advertising
4 28 (7.63%) Retail
5 13 (3.54%) Investment Banking
6 12 (3.27%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.09%) Games
8 3 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.27%) Military
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 135 (36.78%) Test Manager
2 88 (23.98%) Analyst
3 75 (20.44%) Test Analyst
4 56 (15.26%) Tester
5 55 (14.99%) QA Engineer
6 39 (10.63%) Test Engineer
7 35 (9.54%) QA Analyst
8 28 (7.63%) Automation Engineer
9 27 (7.36%) Developer
10 25 (6.81%) Programme Manager
10 25 (6.81%) Programme Test Manager
11 24 (6.54%) Senior Test Manager
11 24 (6.54%) Senior Manager
12 23 (6.27%) QA Manager
13 21 (5.72%) Quality Engineer
13 21 (5.72%) QA Automation Engineer
14 20 (5.45%) Automation Analyst
15 19 (5.18%) Senior Analyst
16 18 (4.90%) QA Tester
17 16 (4.36%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (24.25%) .NET
2 44 (11.99%) Web Services
3 42 (11.44%) Gherkin
4 39 (10.63%) .NET Framework
5 31 (8.45%) HTML
6 29 (7.90%) ASP.NET
7 24 (6.54%) CSS
7 24 (6.54%) jQuery
8 23 (6.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 22 (5.99%) Dapper ORM
9 22 (5.99%) Spring.NET
9 22 (5.99%) ASP.NET MVC
9 22 (5.99%) StructureMap
9 22 (5.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 22 (5.99%) Castle Windsor
9 22 (5.99%) NHibernate
9 22 (5.99%) MSMQ
10 18 (4.90%) LAMP
11 11 (3.00%) XML
12 5 (1.36%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 56 (15.26%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (13.08%) Mathematics
3 33 (8.99%) Open Source
4 26 (7.08%) Mainframe
5 25 (6.81%) Computer Science
6 23 (6.27%) Blog
6 23 (6.27%) Mobile App
7 12 (3.27%) Client/Server
8 9 (2.45%) User Experience
9 5 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.09%) Clustering
11 3 (0.82%) CCTV
11 3 (0.82%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.82%) EFT
11 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.54%) Social Media
12 2 (0.54%) iPad
12 2 (0.54%) Firmware
12 2 (0.54%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.54%) UNIX
2 29 (7.90%) Windows
3 22 (5.99%) Linux
4 9 (2.45%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.91%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (0.82%) Solaris
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.54%) Android
8 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (52.59%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (32.43%) Software Testing
3 90 (24.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 89 (24.25%) Test Scripting
5 88 (23.98%) Test Automation
6 67 (18.26%) Scrum
7 64 (17.44%) Continuous Integration
8 62 (16.89%) Test Management
9 59 (16.08%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (14.71%) OO
11 47 (12.81%) Automated Testing
12 43 (11.72%) TDD
13 42 (11.44%) Test Planning
14 39 (10.63%) BDD
15 37 (10.08%) Mentoring
16 36 (9.81%) ERP
17 35 (9.54%) E-Commerce
18 31 (8.45%) Regression Testing
18 31 (8.45%) Validation
19 29 (7.90%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (31.88%) SQL
2 95 (25.89%) Java
3 88 (23.98%) C#
4 53 (14.44%) JavaScript
5 41 (11.17%) C++
6 39 (10.63%) Ruby
7 32 (8.72%) PHP
8 26 (7.08%) PL/SQL
9 23 (6.27%) VB.NET
10 21 (5.72%) Delphi
11 13 (3.54%) C
12 11 (3.00%) Python
13 7 (1.91%) Perl
14 6 (1.63%) VB
14 6 (1.63%) R
15 5 (1.36%) T-SQL
15 5 (1.36%) VBScript
16 4 (1.09%) Shell Script
17 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 86 (23.43%) ISTQB
2 73 (19.89%) Degree
2 73 (19.89%) ISEB
3 48 (13.08%) Security Cleared
4 38 (10.35%) SC Cleared
5 16 (4.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 14 (3.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 10 (2.72%) CTC Cleared
8 6 (1.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 3 (0.82%) MCITP
9 3 (0.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.82%) MCSE
9 3 (0.82%) MCSA
9 3 (0.82%) CCNA
10 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (50.41%) QA
2 6 (1.63%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.82%) vCloud
3 2 (0.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.27%) Nmap
4 1 (0.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 53 (14.44%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) CORE IMPACT
2 1 (0.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.27%) Nessus
Vendors
1 66 (17.98%) HP
2 40 (10.90%) Oracle
3 38 (10.35%) Microsoft
4 26 (7.08%) Business Objects
4 26 (7.08%) Cognos
5 22 (5.99%) Endeca
5 22 (5.99%) RedPrairie
6 6 (1.63%) Primavera
6 6 (1.63%) VMware
7 3 (0.82%) Fujitsu
7 3 (0.82%) Altova
7 3 (0.82%) Citrix
7 3 (0.82%) Empirix
7 3 (0.82%) NetApp
8 2 (0.54%) Facebook
9 1 (0.27%) Veritas
9 1 (0.27%) IBM
9 1 (0.27%) Zend
9 1 (0.27%) Capita
9 1 (0.27%) ESRI
Slough, Berkshire
Telefónica
Posted: 19 hours ago
Slough
Telefonica
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + medical insurance,pension,Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum plus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £77000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
The People Network
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago