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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South East
Rank 231 294 330
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +36
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 159 160 127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.26% 0.94% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 122 114 110
Median salary £47,500 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.76% -10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
12595 16935 17426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.69% 86.57% 84.77%
Number of salaries quoted 10270 14277 13985
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £67,500
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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +82 53 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Hampshire +22 30 £45,000 -28.00% 3
Surrey +32 23 £50,000 - 3
Kent -1 23 £47,500 +25.00%
East Sussex +17 10 £31,500 -33.68%
Buckinghamshire +23 7 £36,500 +7.35% 1
West Sussex +7 6 £52,500 +16.66%
Oxfordshire -4 5 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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.

1 180 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (30.60%) Test Scripting
3 105 (28.69%) ISTQB
4 98 (26.78%) Selenium
5 95 (25.96%) QA
6 94 (25.68%) Test Automation
7 84 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 80 (21.86%) HP
9 72 (19.67%) Finance
9 72 (19.67%) SQL
10 71 (19.40%) Java
11 66 (18.03%) ISEB
11 66 (18.03%) Scrum
12 63 (17.21%) Automated Testing
12 63 (17.21%) Mentoring
13 62 (16.94%) SDLC
14 61 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
15 59 (16.12%) Test Management
16 58 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
17 56 (15.30%) HP Quality Center
18 51 (13.93%) C#
19 50 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
20 49 (13.39%) HP UFT
21 48 (13.11%) .NET
21 48 (13.11%) Degree
22 45 (12.30%) SAP
22 45 (12.30%) Microsoft
23 42 (11.48%) Waterfall
24 41 (11.20%) SQL Server
24 41 (11.20%) Project 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 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
1 6 (1.64%) IIS
2 4 (1.09%) Apache
2 4 (1.09%) IBM Domino
2 4 (1.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (1.09%) Tomcat
3 2 (0.55%) JBoss
4 1 (0.27%) Confluence
4 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.91%) MS Project
3 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.91%) SAP CO
2 7 (1.91%) SAP FI
2 7 (1.91%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.82%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.82%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.09%) SaaS
3 3 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.55%) SMTP
2 8 (2.19%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.64%) Internet
3 6 (1.64%) Wireshark
4 5 (1.37%) HTTP
5 4 (1.09%) IMAP
5 4 (1.09%) NAS
5 4 (1.09%) SAN
6 1 (0.27%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.20%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.09%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.82%) MySQL
6 2 (0.55%) DB2
6 2 (0.55%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.27%) Endeca
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (26.78%) Selenium
2 50 (13.66%) Team Foundation Server
3 49 (13.39%) HP UFT
4 38 (10.38%) JIRA
5 29 (7.92%) JMeter
6 28 (7.65%) Cucumber
6 28 (7.65%) LoadRunner
7 26 (7.10%) WebDriver
8 22 (6.01%) Jenkins
9 21 (5.74%) Git (software)
10 20 (5.46%) SoapUI
11 16 (4.37%) Visual Studio
12 11 (3.01%) Eclipse
12 11 (3.01%) JUnit
12 11 (3.01%) Mockito
12 11 (3.01%) Ranorex
13 9 (2.46%) Bugzilla
13 9 (2.46%) MSTest
13 9 (2.46%) Testopia
13 9 (2.46%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 72 (19.67%) Finance
2 14 (3.83%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.28%) Banking
4 11 (3.01%) Legal
5 10 (2.73%) Marketing
6 9 (2.46%) Automotive
6 9 (2.46%) Back Office
6 9 (2.46%) Manufacturing
6 9 (2.46%) Retail
7 7 (1.91%) Electronics
7 7 (1.91%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (26.23%) Analyst
2 87 (23.77%) Test Analyst
2 87 (23.77%) Test Manager
3 52 (14.21%) Test Engineer
3 52 (14.21%) Test Leader
4 36 (9.84%) Tester
5 29 (7.92%) QA Engineer
5 29 (7.92%) Software Test Engineer
6 25 (6.83%) Automation Test Analyst
7 23 (6.28%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (6.28%) Senior Test Analyst
8 22 (6.01%) Architect
9 18 (4.92%) QA Automation Engineer
10 17 (4.64%) Automation Tester
10 17 (4.64%) Test Automation Engineer
11 16 (4.37%) Lead Test Analyst
12 13 (3.55%) SAP Manager
12 13 (3.55%) SAP Test Manager
13 12 (3.28%) QA Test Engineer
13 12 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (13.11%) .NET
2 25 (6.83%) Web Services
3 18 (4.92%) ASP.NET
4 14 (3.83%) Gherkin
5 13 (3.55%) HTML
6 9 (2.46%) SOAP
7 7 (1.91%) ASP.NET MVC
7 7 (1.91%) REST
8 6 (1.64%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 6 (1.64%) J2EE
8 6 (1.64%) Spring
9 5 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (1.37%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (1.37%) WCF
9 5 (1.37%) XML
10 4 (1.09%) Ajax
10 4 (1.09%) CSS
10 4 (1.09%) JMX
10 4 (1.09%) MAPI
10 4 (1.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.11%) Enterprise Software
2 30 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.65%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.55%) Mobile App
5 9 (2.46%) Data Centre
5 9 (2.46%) Smartcard
6 8 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.91%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (1.09%) iPad
8 4 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
9 3 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.82%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.55%) iSeries
10 2 (0.55%) Smart Meter
10 2 (0.55%) User Experience
11 1 (0.27%) Data Integration
11 1 (0.27%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.27%) Physics
11 1 (0.27%) Social Media
11 1 (0.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.47%) Windows
2 29 (7.92%) Linux
3 8 (2.19%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.09%) Unix
5 1 (0.27%) Solaris
5 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (49.18%) Agile Software Development
2 112 (30.60%) Test Scripting
3 94 (25.68%) Test Automation
4 84 (22.95%) Software Testing
5 66 (18.03%) Scrum
6 63 (17.21%) Automated Testing
6 63 (17.21%) Mentoring
7 62 (16.94%) SDLC
8 61 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 59 (16.12%) Test Management
10 58 (15.85%) User Acceptance Testing
11 42 (11.48%) Waterfall
12 41 (11.20%) Project Management
12 41 (11.20%) TDD
13 40 (10.93%) Automation Testing
13 40 (10.93%) Defect Management
13 40 (10.93%) Line Management
13 40 (10.93%) Process Improvement
14 36 (9.84%) Manual Testing
14 36 (9.84%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.67%) SQL
2 71 (19.40%) Java
3 51 (13.93%) C#
4 29 (7.92%) Ruby
5 26 (7.10%) C++
6 25 (6.83%) Python
7 17 (4.64%) C
8 9 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 9 (2.46%) Embedded C
8 9 (2.46%) Embedded C++
9 8 (2.19%) Groovy
9 8 (2.19%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 7 (1.91%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.64%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.82%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.82%) VB
12 3 (0.82%) VBScript
13 2 (0.55%) Perl
14 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 105 (28.69%) ISTQB
2 66 (18.03%) ISEB
3 48 (13.11%) Degree
4 34 (9.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 22 (6.01%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 22 (6.01%) Security Cleared
6 18 (4.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.55%) AAT
8 2 (0.55%) HND
9 1 (0.27%) CISM
9 1 (0.27%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (25.96%) QA
2 3 (0.82%) COSO
2 3 (0.82%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.55%) SDET
4 1 (0.27%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO19770
4 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 56 (15.30%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (3.55%) Perfmon
3 7 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
4 4 (1.09%) Puppet
5 3 (0.82%) Grafana
6 1 (0.27%) Graphite
Vendors
1 80 (21.86%) HP
2 45 (12.30%) Microsoft
2 45 (12.30%) SAP
3 27 (7.38%) Oracle
4 17 (4.64%) VMware
5 13 (3.55%) IBM
6 8 (2.19%) SOASTA, Inc
7 6 (1.64%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.64%) Riverbed
8 3 (0.82%) Informatica
9 2 (0.55%) AppDynamics
9 2 (0.55%) Capita
9 2 (0.55%) Concur
9 2 (0.55%) hybris
9 2 (0.55%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.27%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.27%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.27%) Google
10 1 (0.27%) Netezza
10 1 (0.27%) Splunk
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