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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 266 279 344
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +65
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 188 170 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.75% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.93% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 153 124 68
Average salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £38,350 £32,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £64,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
17191 18240 16945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.90% 80.54% 76.85%
Number of salaries quoted 13980 14301 13794
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +2 46 £47,500 -5.00% 5
Berkshire +17 41 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Hampshire +5 37 £45,000 +5.88% 3
Buckinghamshire +28 29 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Oxfordshire +29 20 £42,500 - 1
Kent +13 9 £45,000 +30.43% 2
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
East Sussex +26 1 £52,500 +31.25%
West Sussex -26 1 £32,500 -45.83%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 139 (39.15%) QA
2 122 (34.37%) Finance
3 121 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (32.68%) Software Testing
5 102 (28.73%) Test Automation
6 101 (28.45%) User Acceptance Testing
7 100 (28.17%) Selenium
8 86 (24.23%) ISTQB
9 82 (23.10%) Test Scripting
10 78 (21.97%) Test Management
11 69 (19.44%) Java
12 66 (18.59%) ISEB
13 65 (18.31%) Automated Testing
14 63 (17.75%) Microsoft
15 59 (16.62%) JIRA
16 55 (15.49%) Degree
16 55 (15.49%) SDLC
17 54 (15.21%) WebDriver
17 54 (15.21%) SQL
18 49 (13.80%) C#
19 46 (12.96%) Performance Testing
20 43 (12.11%) Software Engineering
20 43 (12.11%) JMeter
21 41 (11.55%) Security Cleared
22 40 (11.27%) Manual Testing
22 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
23 39 (10.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
24 38 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
24 38 (10.70%) HP Quality Center
25 37 (10.42%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 5 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.85%) Documentum
2 3 (0.85%) IIS
2 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.28%) JBoss
4 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.28%) Lync
4 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (10.42%) MS Office
2 9 (2.54%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.41%) MS Project
4 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.56%) Summit
4 1 (0.28%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.41%) SaaS
2 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 3 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.94%) VoIP
2 6 (1.69%) Internet
3 5 (1.41%) Network Security
4 4 (1.13%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.85%) VPN
5 3 (0.85%) MPLS
5 3 (0.85%) Firewall
5 3 (0.85%) WAN
6 2 (0.56%) SMTP
6 2 (0.56%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.56%) HTTP
6 2 (0.56%) SSL
7 1 (0.28%) SMS
7 1 (0.28%) LTE
7 1 (0.28%) VoLTE
7 1 (0.28%) Diameter Protocol
7 1 (0.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.92%) MySQL
2 12 (3.38%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.54%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.41%) Big Data
5 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 100 (28.17%) Selenium
2 59 (16.62%) JIRA
3 54 (15.21%) WebDriver
4 43 (12.11%) JMeter
5 31 (8.73%) HP UFT
6 25 (7.04%) Jenkins
7 23 (6.48%) NUnit
8 16 (4.51%) LoadRunner
9 15 (4.23%) InstallShield
9 15 (4.23%) NSubstitute
10 13 (3.66%) SoapUI
11 12 (3.38%) JUnit
12 10 (2.82%) LoadUI
13 9 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.97%) Eclipse
14 7 (1.97%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.13%) Subversion
15 4 (1.13%) Sahi
15 4 (1.13%) JProfiler
15 4 (1.13%) Cucumber
General
1 122 (34.37%) Finance
2 36 (10.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.94%) Retail
4 11 (3.10%) Publishing
5 10 (2.82%) Banking
6 6 (1.69%) Automotive
6 6 (1.69%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.13%) Electronics
7 4 (1.13%) Marketing
8 3 (0.85%) Law
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 111 (31.27%) Test Manager
2 99 (27.89%) Analyst
3 41 (11.55%) Test Analyst
4 36 (10.14%) Test Engineer
5 31 (8.73%) Systems Analyst
6 30 (8.45%) Software Engineer
6 30 (8.45%) Test Leader
7 26 (7.32%) Tester
8 24 (6.76%) QA Analyst
9 17 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (4.51%) Senior Software Engineer
11 15 (4.23%) Test Team Leader
11 15 (4.23%) Team Leader
11 15 (4.23%) Automation Team Leader
12 12 (3.38%) Product Manager
12 12 (3.38%) Security Manager
13 11 (3.10%) Senior Test Analyst
13 11 (3.10%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.82%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.82%) Test Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.73%) Web Services
2 24 (6.76%) LAMP
3 22 (6.20%) XML
4 19 (5.35%) .NET
5 17 (4.79%) Middleware
6 5 (1.41%) HTML
6 5 (1.41%) CSS
6 5 (1.41%) Ajax
7 4 (1.13%) SOAP
8 3 (0.85%) J2EE
8 3 (0.85%) XSL
8 3 (0.85%) REST
9 2 (0.56%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.56%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.56%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.28%) WCF
10 1 (0.28%) WPF
10 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.51%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.23%) Statistics
4 12 (3.38%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.85%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (0.85%) Data Centre
7 3 (0.85%) DTV
8 2 (0.56%) User Experience
8 2 (0.56%) Telematics
8 2 (0.56%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.56%) EFT
9 1 (0.28%) NHS
9 1 (0.28%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.28%) AS400
9 1 (0.28%) CESG
9 1 (0.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (7.89%) UNIX
2 26 (7.32%) Windows
3 23 (6.48%) Linux
4 14 (3.94%) Solaris
5 4 (1.13%) Android
5 4 (1.13%) Apple iOS
6 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.08%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (32.68%) Software Testing
3 102 (28.73%) Test Automation
4 101 (28.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 82 (23.10%) Test Scripting
6 78 (21.97%) Test Management
7 65 (18.31%) Automated Testing
8 55 (15.49%) SDLC
9 46 (12.96%) Performance Testing
10 43 (12.11%) Software Engineering
11 40 (11.27%) Manual Testing
12 38 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
13 35 (9.86%) System Testing
14 33 (9.30%) Regression Testing
14 33 (9.30%) Workflow
15 32 (9.01%) Change Management
15 32 (9.01%) Mentoring
16 31 (8.73%) Scrum
17 30 (8.45%) Security Testing
18 29 (8.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.44%) Java
2 54 (15.21%) SQL
3 49 (13.80%) C#
4 40 (11.27%) JavaScript
5 33 (9.30%) Python
6 28 (7.89%) C
7 27 (7.61%) PHP
8 25 (7.04%) Ruby
9 18 (5.07%) C++
10 15 (4.23%) Perl
11 8 (2.25%) VBScript
12 6 (1.69%) VB
13 4 (1.13%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.56%) Delphi
14 2 (0.56%) ABAP
14 2 (0.56%) VBA
14 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.28%) RPG
Qualifications
1 86 (24.23%) ISTQB
2 66 (18.59%) ISEB
3 55 (15.49%) Degree
4 41 (11.55%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 28 (7.89%) SC Cleared
7 12 (3.38%) DV Cleared
8 7 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (1.97%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (1.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (0.85%) CISSP
12 2 (0.56%) HNC
13 1 (0.28%) CCA
13 1 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.28%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (39.15%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.28%) XenApp
1 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (10.70%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.38%) Nessus
2 12 (3.38%) Nmap
3 3 (0.85%) SCCM
4 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.28%) vMotion
Vendors
1 63 (17.75%) Microsoft
2 37 (10.42%) HP
3 14 (3.94%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.38%) Coverity
5 9 (2.54%) SAP
6 7 (1.97%) Oracle
6 7 (1.97%) Capita
7 5 (1.41%) IBM
8 4 (1.13%) JD Edwards
9 3 (0.85%) BEA
9 3 (0.85%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.85%) Splunk
9 3 (0.85%) ArcSight
10 2 (0.56%) F5
10 2 (0.56%) Computacenter
10 2 (0.56%) Amdocs
10 2 (0.56%) McAfee
10 2 (0.56%) Websense
10 2 (0.56%) TOWER Software
10 2 (0.56%) Cognos
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Dupen Recruitment Services
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + good range of benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South East
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Mason Frank
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Maidstone
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive Basic + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 6 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 6 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Notonthehighstreet.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 23 days ago