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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 276 280 320
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 173 178 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.80% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.99% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 144 121 72
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £37,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +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
17316 18024 16618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 83.10% 80.96% 78.28%
Number of salaries quoted 14188 13953 13512
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 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Berkshire +20 43 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Surrey -19 31 £47,500 -5.00% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 28 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Hampshire -9 27 £43,750 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire +29 26 £50,500 - 1
Kent +8 8 £45,000 +28.57%
East Sussex +18 4 £40,000 - 1
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
West Sussex -32 2 £32,500 -45.83% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 127 (37.69%) QA
2 117 (34.72%) Finance
3 115 (34.12%) Software Testing
4 109 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (27.30%) Test Automation
6 91 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 86 (25.52%) Selenium
8 82 (24.33%) Test Management
9 75 (22.26%) Test Scripting
9 75 (22.26%) ISTQB
10 62 (18.40%) Microsoft
11 61 (18.10%) Automated Testing
12 59 (17.51%) Java
13 57 (16.91%) ISEB
14 55 (16.32%) JIRA
15 53 (15.73%) Degree
16 50 (14.84%) SDLC
17 49 (14.54%) C#
17 49 (14.54%) SQL
18 47 (13.95%) Security Cleared
18 47 (13.95%) WebDriver
19 43 (12.76%) Manual Testing
20 41 (12.17%) Performance Testing
21 39 (11.57%) MS Office
21 39 (11.57%) Software Engineering
22 37 (10.98%) Security Testing
23 36 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
23 36 (10.68%) Mentoring
24 34 (10.09%) Telecoms
25 33 (9.79%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.89%) IIS
3 2 (0.59%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.30%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.30%) Documentum
4 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.30%) Lync
4 1 (0.30%) JBoss
4 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 39 (11.57%) MS Office
2 9 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (0.89%) MS Project
4 2 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.19%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.59%) Summit
4 1 (0.30%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.48%) SaaS
2 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.89%) PaaS
3 3 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.56%) VoIP
2 7 (2.08%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.78%) Network Security
3 6 (1.78%) Internet
4 3 (0.89%) MPLS
4 3 (0.89%) WAN
4 3 (0.89%) Ethernet
4 3 (0.89%) VPN
5 2 (0.59%) SSL
5 2 (0.59%) HTTP
5 2 (0.59%) SMTP
5 2 (0.59%) Firewall
6 1 (0.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.45%) MySQL
2 9 (2.67%) Relational Database
3 8 (2.37%) SQL Server
4 5 (1.48%) Big Data
5 3 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 86 (25.52%) Selenium
2 55 (16.32%) JIRA
3 47 (13.95%) WebDriver
4 33 (9.79%) JMeter
5 30 (8.90%) HP UFT
6 22 (6.53%) NUnit
7 19 (5.64%) Jenkins
8 15 (4.45%) NSubstitute
9 13 (3.86%) InstallShield
10 12 (3.56%) JUnit
11 11 (3.26%) LoadRunner
12 10 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
13 9 (2.67%) SoapUI
14 7 (2.08%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.19%) Subversion
15 4 (1.19%) Sahi
15 4 (1.19%) JProfiler
15 4 (1.19%) Cucumber
16 3 (0.89%) SpecFlow
16 3 (0.89%) Trac
General
1 117 (34.72%) Finance
2 34 (10.09%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.86%) Retail
4 11 (3.26%) Publishing
5 9 (2.67%) Banking
6 8 (2.37%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.08%) Automotive
8 5 (1.48%) Marketing
9 3 (0.89%) Law
9 3 (0.89%) Electronics
10 1 (0.30%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 102 (30.27%) Test Manager
2 92 (27.30%) Analyst
3 39 (11.57%) Test Analyst
4 35 (10.39%) Test Engineer
5 31 (9.20%) Systems Analyst
6 27 (8.01%) Test Leader
7 26 (7.72%) Software Engineer
8 24 (7.12%) Tester
9 18 (5.34%) Test Team Leader
9 18 (5.34%) Team Leader
9 18 (5.34%) QA Analyst
10 16 (4.75%) Senior Software Engineer
11 15 (4.45%) Automation Team Leader
12 14 (4.15%) Security Manager
13 13 (3.86%) Product Manager
13 13 (3.86%) Business Analyst
14 10 (2.97%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.97%) Test Coordinator
14 10 (2.97%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.97%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (7.42%) Web Services
2 20 (5.93%) XML
3 18 (5.34%) .NET
3 18 (5.34%) LAMP
4 16 (4.75%) Middleware
5 4 (1.19%) SOAP
6 3 (0.89%) CSS
6 3 (0.89%) XSL
6 3 (0.89%) HTML
6 3 (0.89%) REST
6 3 (0.89%) Ajax
7 2 (0.59%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.59%) Gherkin
7 2 (0.59%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.30%) J2EE
8 1 (0.30%) WCF
8 1 (0.30%) WPF
8 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (4.75%) Computer Science
2 15 (4.45%) Statistics
3 12 (3.56%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.78%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.19%) Mathematics
5 4 (1.19%) Telematics
5 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (0.89%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.89%) Mobile App
6 3 (0.89%) DTV
7 1 (0.30%) AS400
7 1 (0.30%) CESG
7 1 (0.30%) NHS
7 1 (0.30%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (8.31%) UNIX
2 27 (8.01%) Windows
3 21 (6.23%) Linux
4 12 (3.56%) Solaris
5 3 (0.89%) Android
5 3 (0.89%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.30%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (34.12%) Software Testing
2 109 (32.34%) Agile Software Development
3 92 (27.30%) Test Automation
4 91 (27.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 82 (24.33%) Test Management
6 75 (22.26%) Test Scripting
7 61 (18.10%) Automated Testing
8 50 (14.84%) SDLC
9 43 (12.76%) Manual Testing
10 41 (12.17%) Performance Testing
11 39 (11.57%) Software Engineering
12 37 (10.98%) Security Testing
13 36 (10.68%) Mentoring
14 33 (9.79%) Regression Testing
15 32 (9.50%) System Testing
15 32 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
16 31 (9.20%) Line Management
16 31 (9.20%) Change Management
17 28 (8.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (8.31%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.51%) Java
2 49 (14.54%) C#
2 49 (14.54%) SQL
3 30 (8.90%) JavaScript
4 28 (8.31%) Python
5 25 (7.42%) C
6 20 (5.93%) PHP
7 19 (5.64%) Ruby
8 15 (4.45%) Perl
8 15 (4.45%) C++
9 10 (2.97%) VBScript
10 7 (2.08%) VB
11 5 (1.48%) ABAP
12 4 (1.19%) Delphi
13 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.59%) VBA
13 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.30%) RPG
Qualifications
1 75 (22.26%) ISTQB
2 57 (16.91%) ISEB
3 53 (15.73%) Degree
4 47 (13.95%) Security Cleared
5 33 (9.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 31 (9.20%) SC Cleared
7 19 (5.64%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (2.08%) ISEB Practitioner
9 4 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (0.89%) HNC
10 3 (0.89%) CISSP
10 3 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (37.69%) QA
2 8 (2.37%) SLA
3 5 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.19%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.59%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.30%) XenApp
1 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (5.64%) Nessus
2 19 (5.64%) Nmap
3 3 (0.89%) SCCM
4 1 (0.30%) vMotion
Vendors
1 62 (18.40%) Microsoft
2 29 (8.61%) HP
3 19 (5.64%) Coverity
4 12 (3.56%) SAP
4 12 (3.56%) Red Hat
5 7 (2.08%) Oracle
6 4 (1.19%) JD Edwards
6 4 (1.19%) TOWER Software
7 3 (0.89%) BEA
7 3 (0.89%) Capita
7 3 (0.89%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.89%) Splunk
7 3 (0.89%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.59%) Computacenter
8 2 (0.59%) F5
8 2 (0.59%) Cognos
8 2 (0.59%) EMC
8 2 (0.59%) Citrix
8 2 (0.59%) Amdocs
8 2 (0.59%) McAfee
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading
Capita - ITPS
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Car,benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
@ITS
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum £45,000 - £50,000 + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum market leading employee benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Waterlooville, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Esher, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon
Sophos
Salary: DOE
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Southampton
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Posted: 20 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Salary: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago