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 22 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 286 307 293
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 163 126 150
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.74% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 116 96 123
Average salary £50,000 £48,750 £48,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
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
17203 17101 17497
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.53% 79.15% 77.91%
Number of salaries quoted 13388 13970 14814
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 -8 53 £50,000 +11.11% 5
Berkshire +6 35 £45,500 -35.00% 3
Hampshire +8 32 £41,000 -15.89% 1
West Sussex +14 21 £60,000 +37.14% 2
Buckinghamshire - 9 £45,000 - 1
East Sussex -3 8 £40,000 -15.78%
Sussex 0 5 - -
Oxfordshire 0 2 £40,000 +29.03%
Kent -2 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

1 170 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (47.31%) QA
3 118 (35.33%) SQL
4 115 (34.43%) Selenium
5 111 (33.23%) Software Testing
6 95 (28.44%) Finance
7 94 (28.14%) Test Scripting
8 88 (26.35%) WebDriver
9 86 (25.75%) Java
10 85 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
11 82 (24.55%) ISTQB
12 81 (24.25%) Test Automation
13 77 (23.05%) ISEB
14 76 (22.75%) C#
15 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
16 70 (20.96%) QuickTest Pro
17 69 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (20.36%) Test Management
19 66 (19.76%) Business Intelligence
20 65 (19.46%) JavaScript
21 63 (18.86%) HP
22 62 (18.56%) Scrum
23 61 (18.26%) Relational Database
24 59 (17.66%) RDBMS
25 58 (17.37%) JIRA
26 56 (16.77%) .NET
27 55 (16.47%) Degree
28 52 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
29 48 (14.37%) Web Services
29 48 (14.37%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 29 (8.68%) IIS
2 23 (6.89%) Confluence
3 4 (1.20%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.90%) SharePoint
4 3 (0.90%) Lync
5 2 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.30%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.30%) Apache
6 1 (0.30%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.30%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 20 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.10%) MS Project
3 2 (0.60%) MS Office
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (6.89%) GitHub
2 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) SaaS
4 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (5.09%) Internet
2 8 (2.40%) SAN
3 6 (1.80%) Wireshark
3 6 (1.80%) GPRS
3 6 (1.80%) GSM
3 6 (1.80%) UMTS
3 6 (1.80%) TCP/IP
4 5 (1.50%) VPN
4 5 (1.50%) Ethernet
4 5 (1.50%) WAN
4 5 (1.50%) ATM
4 5 (1.50%) MPLS
4 5 (1.50%) LAN
4 5 (1.50%) SDH
4 5 (1.50%) Frame Relay
4 5 (1.50%) LTE
5 4 (1.20%) Firewall
6 3 (0.90%) FTP
7 2 (0.60%) Wireless
7 2 (0.60%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (21.56%) SQL Server
2 61 (18.26%) Relational Database
3 59 (17.66%) RDBMS
4 32 (9.58%) Oracle Exadata
4 32 (9.58%) Oracle ODI
4 32 (9.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 32 (9.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 32 (9.58%) DataStage
4 32 (9.58%) SQLPlus
4 32 (9.58%) DB2
4 32 (9.58%) Data Warehouse
5 29 (8.68%) MySQL
6 22 (6.59%) RavenDB
7 6 (1.80%) Data Mining
8 5 (1.50%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 115 (34.43%) Selenium
2 88 (26.35%) WebDriver
3 70 (20.96%) QuickTest Pro
4 58 (17.37%) JIRA
5 43 (12.87%) Cucumber
6 37 (11.08%) Jenkins
7 33 (9.88%) Git (software)
7 33 (9.88%) WATIR
8 32 (9.58%) Toad
9 28 (8.38%) TestComplete
10 27 (8.08%) TeamCity
11 26 (7.78%) NUnit
12 24 (7.19%) Ranorex
13 22 (6.59%) Rhino Mocks
13 22 (6.59%) Moq
13 22 (6.59%) NCrunch
13 22 (6.59%) ReSharper
14 18 (5.39%) LoadRunner
15 15 (4.49%) JMeter
16 12 (3.59%) Selenium IDE
General
1 95 (28.44%) Finance
2 39 (11.68%) Banking
3 34 (10.18%) Advertising
4 24 (7.19%) Retail
5 12 (3.59%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.69%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.20%) Games
8 2 (0.60%) Automotive
8 2 (0.60%) Back Office
9 1 (0.30%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (33.83%) Test Manager
2 69 (20.66%) Analyst
3 58 (17.37%) Test Analyst
4 50 (14.97%) QA Engineer
5 40 (11.98%) Tester
6 32 (9.58%) Test Engineer
7 26 (7.78%) Developer
8 23 (6.89%) QA Analyst
9 21 (6.29%) QA Manager
9 21 (6.29%) Quality Engineer
10 19 (5.69%) Automation Engineer
10 19 (5.69%) Software Developer
10 19 (5.69%) Senior Manager
11 18 (5.39%) Senior Test Manager
11 18 (5.39%) Programme Manager
11 18 (5.39%) Programme Test Manager
12 16 (4.79%) Senior Analyst
13 15 (4.49%) Test Leader
13 15 (4.49%) QA Automation Engineer
14 13 (3.89%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (16.77%) .NET
2 48 (14.37%) Web Services
3 40 (11.98%) Gherkin
4 32 (9.58%) HTML
5 31 (9.28%) .NET Framework
6 29 (8.68%) ASP.NET
7 28 (8.38%) LAMP
8 27 (8.08%) CSS
9 24 (7.19%) jQuery
10 23 (6.89%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 22 (6.59%) Spring.NET
11 22 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
11 22 (6.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 22 (6.59%) Castle Windsor
11 22 (6.59%) StructureMap
11 22 (6.59%) Dapper ORM
11 22 (6.59%) MSMQ
11 22 (6.59%) NHibernate
12 10 (2.99%) XML
13 3 (0.90%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 52 (15.57%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (10.18%) Mainframe
2 34 (10.18%) Mathematics
2 34 (10.18%) Open Source
3 23 (6.89%) Blog
4 20 (5.99%) Mobile App
5 18 (5.39%) Computer Science
6 9 (2.69%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.40%) User Experience
8 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.20%) Clustering
11 3 (0.90%) EFT
11 3 (0.90%) iPad
12 2 (0.60%) Social Media
12 2 (0.60%) Xbox
12 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.60%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
13 1 (0.30%) EFTPOS
Operating Systems
1 48 (14.37%) UNIX
2 32 (9.58%) Windows
3 26 (7.78%) Linux
4 9 (2.69%) Windows XP
5 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.10%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.50%) Solaris
8 4 (1.20%) Android
9 3 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.90%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (50.90%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (33.23%) Software Testing
3 94 (28.14%) Test Scripting
4 85 (25.45%) User Acceptance Testing
5 81 (24.25%) Test Automation
6 69 (20.66%) Continuous Integration
7 68 (20.36%) Test Management
8 66 (19.76%) Business Intelligence
9 62 (18.56%) Scrum
10 43 (12.87%) Automated Testing
11 39 (11.68%) ERP
11 39 (11.68%) TDD
11 39 (11.68%) Mentoring
12 38 (11.38%) OO
13 37 (11.08%) Validation
14 36 (10.78%) BDD
15 35 (10.48%) E-Commerce
16 32 (9.58%) Data Validation
16 32 (9.58%) Regression Testing
16 32 (9.58%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 118 (35.33%) SQL
2 86 (25.75%) Java
3 76 (22.75%) C#
4 65 (19.46%) JavaScript
5 45 (13.47%) Ruby
6 42 (12.57%) PHP
7 34 (10.18%) C++
8 32 (9.58%) PL/SQL
9 23 (6.89%) VB.NET
10 19 (5.69%) Delphi
11 18 (5.39%) Python
12 10 (2.99%) R
12 10 (2.99%) Perl
13 6 (1.80%) C
13 6 (1.80%) VB
14 5 (1.50%) VBScript
15 4 (1.20%) T-SQL
15 4 (1.20%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.60%) Bash Shell
17 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 82 (24.55%) ISTQB
2 77 (23.05%) ISEB
3 55 (16.47%) Degree
4 39 (11.68%) Security Cleared
5 30 (8.98%) SC Cleared
6 19 (5.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (2.99%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 9 (2.69%) CTC Cleared
9 8 (2.40%) CCNA
9 8 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (2.10%) ISEB Practitioner
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.90%) MCSE
11 3 (0.90%) MCSA
11 3 (0.90%) MCITP
11 3 (0.90%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (0.30%) ACCA
12 1 (0.30%) CIMA
12 1 (0.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (47.31%) QA
2 6 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.80%) VMware ESX
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
2 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.90%) Hyper-V
2 3 (0.90%) vCloud
3 2 (0.60%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.60%) Firmware
4 1 (0.30%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.30%) Nmap
4 1 (0.30%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 41 (12.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (0.30%) Nessus
2 1 (0.30%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 63 (18.86%) HP
2 45 (13.47%) Oracle
3 32 (9.58%) Business Objects
3 32 (9.58%) Cognos
4 28 (8.38%) Microsoft
5 22 (6.59%) RedPrairie
5 22 (6.59%) Endeca
6 6 (1.80%) VMware
6 6 (1.80%) Primavera
7 5 (1.50%) Cisco
8 3 (0.90%) NetApp
8 3 (0.90%) Citrix
8 3 (0.90%) Fujitsu
9 2 (0.60%) Facebook
9 2 (0.60%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.30%) IBM
10 1 (0.30%) Veritas
10 1 (0.30%) Empirix
10 1 (0.30%) BT
10 1 (0.30%) ESRI
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