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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 295 320 331
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 154 146 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.70% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.83% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 118 121 79
Average salary £42,500 £50,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £32,000 £37,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
16458 17569 17093
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.52% 84.16% 83.22%
Number of salaries quoted 13939 14185 13396
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average 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 £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(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
Kent - 41 £41,000 -
Surrey -8 38 £40,000 -20.00% 3
Oxfordshire +19 24 £42,500 - 3
Hampshire +28 23 £62,500 +38.88% 1
Berkshire -31 17 £50,000 -6.54% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 11 £34,000 -32.00%
East Sussex +10 5 £48,888 -6.88%
West Sussex -13 1 £45,000 +28.57% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 153 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 139 (44.55%) QA
3 113 (36.22%) Finance
4 100 (32.05%) Test Automation
5 92 (29.49%) ISTQB
6 85 (27.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 84 (26.92%) ISEB
8 77 (24.68%) Selenium
9 76 (24.36%) SQL
10 75 (24.04%) Test Scripting
11 71 (22.76%) Automated Testing
12 66 (21.15%) Regression Testing
13 63 (20.19%) Test Management
13 63 (20.19%) SDLC
14 62 (19.87%) Software Testing
15 61 (19.55%) Functional Testing
16 55 (17.63%) Manual Testing
16 55 (17.63%) Automation Testing
17 54 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
18 52 (16.67%) Java
19 49 (15.71%) C#
20 48 (15.38%) Python
21 44 (14.10%) Software Engineering
22 43 (13.78%) Degree
22 43 (13.78%) JIRA
23 41 (13.14%) Mentoring
24 40 (12.82%) Integration Testing
25 39 (12.50%) Defect Management
26 36 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
26 36 (11.54%) Web Services

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (2.24%) Node.js
2 4 (1.28%) Tuxedo
3 3 (0.96%) Documentum
3 3 (0.96%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) CMS
5 1 (0.32%) JBoss
5 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.32%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (3.85%) MS Office
2 9 (2.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.28%) BASE24
3 1 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.28%) Sage Pay
2 3 (0.96%) SaaS
3 2 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
4 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (3.53%) VoIP
2 9 (2.88%) Network Security
3 4 (1.28%) ATM
4 2 (0.64%) Internet
4 2 (0.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.32%) Firewall
5 1 (0.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.05%) MySQL
2 12 (3.85%) Data Mining
3 10 (3.21%) SQL Server
4 7 (2.24%) Big Data
5 1 (0.32%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) GIS
5 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.32%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 77 (24.68%) Selenium
2 43 (13.78%) JIRA
3 32 (10.26%) JMeter
4 27 (8.65%) WebDriver
5 26 (8.33%) HP UFT
6 21 (6.73%) Jenkins
7 20 (6.41%) Git (software)
7 20 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (6.09%) Protractor
9 17 (5.45%) Cucumber
10 14 (4.49%) FitNesse
11 11 (3.53%) InstallShield
12 8 (2.56%) Bugzilla
12 8 (2.56%) Ranorex
12 8 (2.56%) Testopia
13 6 (1.92%) LoadRunner
13 6 (1.92%) NUnit
14 4 (1.28%) SpecFlow
14 4 (1.28%) Subversion
14 4 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 113 (36.22%) Finance
2 30 (9.62%) Telecoms
3 25 (8.01%) Banking
4 14 (4.49%) Retail
5 8 (2.56%) Automotive
6 7 (2.24%) Games
7 5 (1.60%) Publishing
8 4 (1.28%) Marketing
9 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.32%) Electronics
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 97 (31.09%) Analyst
2 83 (26.60%) Test Analyst
3 59 (18.91%) Test Engineer
4 57 (18.27%) Test Manager
5 43 (13.78%) Tester
6 41 (13.14%) Test Leader
7 36 (11.54%) Senior Analyst
7 36 (11.54%) Senior Test Analyst
8 34 (10.90%) Software Test Engineer
9 24 (7.69%) QA Tester
10 21 (6.73%) Financial Analyst
11 20 (6.41%) Service Analyst
11 20 (6.41%) Software Engineer
12 18 (5.77%) QA Engineer
13 15 (4.81%) SAP Tester
14 14 (4.49%) Architect
14 14 (4.49%) Senior Test Engineer
15 13 (4.17%) Manual Test Analyst
15 13 (4.17%) Security Manager
15 13 (4.17%) Senior Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (11.54%) Web Services
2 29 (9.29%) XML
3 19 (6.09%) LAMP
4 12 (3.85%) .NET
5 10 (3.21%) HTML
6 9 (2.88%) Middleware
7 7 (2.24%) AngularJS
7 7 (2.24%) CSS
8 6 (1.92%) Backbone.js
8 6 (1.92%) CSS3
8 6 (1.92%) Ember.js
8 6 (1.92%) HTML5
8 6 (1.92%) React
9 5 (1.60%) JSON
9 5 (1.60%) WPF
10 4 (1.28%) RESTful
11 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
11 3 (0.96%) SOAP
11 3 (0.96%) Spring
11 3 (0.96%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.13%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.81%) Mathematics
3 8 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.56%) AS400
3 8 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (1.92%) Statistics
5 5 (1.60%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.28%) Contactless
6 4 (1.28%) EMV
6 4 (1.28%) Fintech
6 4 (1.28%) Mobile App
7 3 (0.96%) N-Tier
7 3 (0.96%) Telematics
8 2 (0.64%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.64%) User Experience
9 1 (0.32%) CESG
9 1 (0.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.32%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 36 (11.54%) Windows
2 34 (10.90%) Linux
3 23 (7.37%) Unix
4 11 (3.53%) Solaris
5 5 (1.60%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.28%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (49.04%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (32.05%) Test Automation
3 85 (27.24%) User Acceptance Testing
4 75 (24.04%) Test Scripting
5 71 (22.76%) Automated Testing
6 66 (21.15%) Regression Testing
7 63 (20.19%) SDLC
7 63 (20.19%) Test Management
8 62 (19.87%) Software Testing
9 61 (19.55%) Functional Testing
10 55 (17.63%) Automation Testing
10 55 (17.63%) Manual Testing
11 44 (14.10%) Software Engineering
12 41 (13.14%) Mentoring
13 40 (12.82%) Integration Testing
14 39 (12.50%) Defect Management
15 36 (11.54%) System Integration Testing
16 33 (10.58%) Scrum
17 32 (10.26%) Performance Testing
18 30 (9.62%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 76 (24.36%) SQL
2 52 (16.67%) Java
3 49 (15.71%) C#
4 48 (15.38%) Python
5 36 (11.54%) Ruby
6 33 (10.58%) JavaScript
7 20 (6.41%) PHP
8 18 (5.77%) Perl
9 17 (5.45%) C++
10 16 (5.13%) Bash Shell
11 15 (4.81%) C
12 13 (4.17%) ABAP
13 9 (2.88%) PL/SQL
14 4 (1.28%) VBScript
15 3 (0.96%) Delphi
15 3 (0.96%) Groovy
16 2 (0.64%) VB
17 1 (0.32%) PHP 5
17 1 (0.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 92 (29.49%) ISTQB
2 84 (26.92%) ISEB
3 43 (13.78%) Degree
4 31 (9.94%) Security Cleared
5 23 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 17 (5.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (4.49%) DV Cleared
7 14 (4.49%) SC Cleared
8 7 (2.24%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (1.92%) CHECK Team Leader
10 4 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.32%) CCNA
11 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
11 1 (0.32%) MCITP
11 1 (0.32%) MCSA
11 1 (0.32%) MCSE
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (44.55%) QA
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) SDET
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (0.96%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.32%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 54 (17.31%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (5.45%) Nessus
2 17 (5.45%) Nmap
3 3 (0.96%) CA Wily
4 2 (0.64%) CA Service Virtualization
4 2 (0.64%) OpenVAS
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.32%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.32%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (9.62%) HP
2 29 (9.29%) Microsoft
3 17 (5.45%) Coverity
4 16 (5.13%) SAP
5 14 (4.49%) Oracle
6 11 (3.53%) Red Hat
6 11 (3.53%) Sophos
7 8 (2.56%) TOWER Software
8 5 (1.60%) CA
8 5 (1.60%) Cadence
9 4 (1.28%) CyberSource
9 4 (1.28%) DataCash
9 4 (1.28%) Elavon
9 4 (1.28%) Ingenico
9 4 (1.28%) Sage
9 4 (1.28%) TSYS
9 4 (1.28%) VeriFone
9 4 (1.28%) VocaLink
9 4 (1.28%) WorldPay
10 3 (0.96%) AppDynamics
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