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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 217 310 297
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 222 160 182
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.28% 0.76% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 0.89% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 192 139 123
Median salary £50,000 £44,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £30,500 £37,150
10% offered a salary of more than £77,250 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £47,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.06%
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
15003 17998 18331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 86.21% 85.44% 83.55%
Number of salaries quoted 12432 14957 14165
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Berkshire +41 50 £47,500 -7.31% 1
Hampshire +33 40 £55,000 +37.50% 4
Surrey +45 39 £48,750 +54.76% 1
Kent +40 31 £42,500 -5.55%
West Sussex +36 20 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +13 18 £57,500 +35.29%
East Sussex +19 15 £55,000 +37.50%
M4 Corridor - 4 £60,000 -
Home Counties -5 3 £80,000 +45.45%
Oxfordshire -25 2 £60,000 +9.09%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 194 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (37.56%) ISTQB
3 130 (32.34%) QA
4 123 (30.60%) Test Automation
5 117 (29.10%) Selenium
6 112 (27.86%) Test Scripting
6 112 (27.86%) ISEB
7 111 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
8 90 (22.39%) Software Testing
9 89 (22.14%) C#
10 87 (21.64%) Finance
11 84 (20.90%) Java
12 83 (20.65%) SDLC
13 75 (18.66%) Regression Testing
14 74 (18.41%) HP Quality Center
15 70 (17.41%) Test Management
16 67 (16.67%) Manual Testing
17 64 (15.92%) HP UFT
18 57 (14.18%) Ruby
19 54 (13.43%) Mentoring
20 53 (13.18%) Degree
21 52 (12.94%) Test Planning
22 51 (12.69%) Waterfall
22 51 (12.69%) Functional Testing
22 51 (12.69%) TDD
22 51 (12.69%) HP
23 50 (12.44%) Integration Testing
24 49 (12.19%) Scrum
25 48 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 48 (11.94%) People Management

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 6 (1.49%) Tomcat
2 5 (1.24%) Documentum
3 4 (1.00%) IIS
4 3 (0.75%) Apache
5 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.50%) JBoss
5 2 (0.50%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.25%) Confluence
6 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.99%) MS Office
2 8 (1.99%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.74%) SAP CO
1 11 (2.74%) SAP FI
1 11 (2.74%) SAP FI/CO
2 5 (1.24%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.24%) Primavera
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.50%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.73%) SMTP
2 11 (2.74%) VoIP
3 6 (1.49%) Firewall
3 6 (1.49%) Internet
3 6 (1.49%) TCP/IP
4 4 (1.00%) Wireshark
5 2 (0.50%) IMAP
5 2 (0.50%) Intranet
5 2 (0.50%) NAS
5 2 (0.50%) SAN
5 2 (0.50%) ZigBee
6 1 (0.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (1.00%) Data Mining
3 4 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.25%) DB2
4 1 (0.25%) MySQL
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.25%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 117 (29.10%) Selenium
2 64 (15.92%) HP UFT
3 43 (10.70%) Cucumber
4 34 (8.46%) Ranorex
5 33 (8.21%) WebDriver
6 31 (7.71%) Bugzilla
6 31 (7.71%) JIRA
6 31 (7.71%) Testopia
7 18 (4.48%) Eclipse
7 18 (4.48%) JMeter
7 18 (4.48%) JUnit
8 17 (4.23%) Git (software)
8 17 (4.23%) LoadRunner
8 17 (4.23%) Mockito
9 15 (3.73%) SoapUI
10 13 (3.23%) SpecFlow
10 13 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (2.74%) InstallShield
11 11 (2.74%) Jenkins
11 11 (2.74%) NUnit
General
1 87 (21.64%) Finance
2 27 (6.72%) Automotive
3 22 (5.47%) Telecoms
4 14 (3.48%) Back Office
5 10 (2.49%) Aerospace
5 10 (2.49%) Retail
6 9 (2.24%) Banking
6 9 (2.24%) Marketing
7 6 (1.49%) Legal
8 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.75%) Publishing
10 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 107 (26.62%) Test Manager
2 100 (24.88%) Analyst
3 87 (21.64%) Test Analyst
4 49 (12.19%) Tester
5 48 (11.94%) Test Leader
6 43 (10.70%) Test Engineer
7 31 (7.71%) Automation Tester
8 25 (6.22%) Head of Testing
9 22 (5.47%) QA Manager
10 21 (5.22%) Automation Test Analyst
11 20 (4.98%) Software Test Engineer
12 19 (4.73%) Senior Analyst
12 19 (4.73%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (4.48%) Web Tester
14 17 (4.23%) Agile Tester
14 17 (4.23%) Java Automation Tester
14 17 (4.23%) Security Tester
14 17 (4.23%) Test Automation Engineer
14 17 (4.23%) Web Automation Tester
15 16 (3.98%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.70%) .NET
2 20 (4.98%) Gherkin
3 17 (4.23%) XML
4 15 (3.73%) ASP.NET
5 11 (2.74%) Web Services
6 10 (2.49%) HTML
7 8 (1.99%) J2EE
8 7 (1.74%) ASP.NET MVC
8 7 (1.74%) SOAP
9 6 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (1.49%) RESTful
10 5 (1.24%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.24%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (1.24%) WCF
11 4 (1.00%) CSS
12 3 (0.75%) DOM
13 2 (0.50%) CGI
13 2 (0.50%) EDI
13 2 (0.50%) MAPI
13 2 (0.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (5.72%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (3.73%) Computer Science
4 14 (3.48%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.23%) AS400
6 12 (2.99%) Data Centre
7 8 (1.99%) Smartcard
8 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.24%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.00%) User Experience
11 3 (0.75%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) Statistics
13 1 (0.25%) Client/Server
13 1 (0.25%) Data Integration
13 1 (0.25%) Fintech
13 1 (0.25%) iPad
13 1 (0.25%) iSeries
13 1 (0.25%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (0.25%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.46%) Linux
1 34 (8.46%) Windows
2 20 (4.98%) Unix
3 11 (2.74%) Solaris
4 7 (1.74%) Windows Server
5 5 (1.24%) Android
6 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (48.26%) Agile Software Development
2 123 (30.60%) Test Automation
3 112 (27.86%) Test Scripting
4 111 (27.61%) User Acceptance Testing
5 90 (22.39%) Software Testing
6 83 (20.65%) SDLC
7 75 (18.66%) Regression Testing
8 70 (17.41%) Test Management
9 67 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 54 (13.43%) Mentoring
11 52 (12.94%) Test Planning
12 51 (12.69%) Functional Testing
12 51 (12.69%) TDD
12 51 (12.69%) Waterfall
13 50 (12.44%) Integration Testing
14 49 (12.19%) Scrum
15 48 (11.94%) Defect Management
15 48 (11.94%) People Management
15 48 (11.94%) Stakeholder Management
16 46 (11.44%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (22.14%) C#
2 84 (20.90%) Java
3 57 (14.18%) Ruby
4 41 (10.20%) Python
5 40 (9.95%) SQL
6 28 (6.97%) C++
7 25 (6.22%) C
8 22 (5.47%) Perl
9 13 (3.23%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.99%) Embedded C
10 8 (1.99%) Embedded C++
11 6 (1.49%) VB.NET
12 5 (1.24%) Groovy
12 5 (1.24%) PHP
12 5 (1.24%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.00%) JavaScript
14 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 151 (37.56%) ISTQB
2 112 (27.86%) ISEB
3 53 (13.18%) Degree
4 42 (10.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 32 (7.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 12 (2.99%) Security Cleared
7 11 (2.74%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.75%) CISM
8 3 (0.75%) CISSP
9 2 (0.50%) AAT
9 2 (0.50%) HND
10 1 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 130 (32.34%) QA
2 6 (1.49%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 5 (1.24%) ISO19770
4 3 (0.75%) COSO
4 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.25%) SDET
System Software
1 18 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 74 (18.41%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (1.49%) Perfmon
3 5 (1.24%) Nessus
3 5 (1.24%) Nmap
4 2 (0.50%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.50%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Grafana
5 1 (0.25%) Graphite
Vendors
1 51 (12.69%) HP
2 26 (6.47%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.98%) SAP
4 18 (4.48%) VMware
5 15 (3.73%) Oracle
6 11 (2.74%) Red Hat
7 8 (1.99%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.24%) Coverity
9 4 (1.00%) Demandware
9 4 (1.00%) IBM
10 3 (0.75%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.50%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.50%) Cadence
11 2 (0.50%) Capita
11 2 (0.50%) Riverbed
11 2 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
11 2 (0.50%) Sophos
12 1 (0.25%) Concur
12 1 (0.25%) Dynatrace
12 1 (0.25%) Splunk
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