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 8 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 257 311 329
Rank change year-on-year
+54 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 156 168 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.96% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 0.90% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 130 121 122
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,400 £30,000 £32,873
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%
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
13910 18566 18472
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 85.87% 86.09% 84.12%
Number of salaries quoted 11461 15541 14620
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,898 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,000 £65,000 £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 8 December 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 8 December 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 +62 39 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Hampshire +15 39 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Surrey +26 29 £45,000 -10.00% 2
Kent +16 23 £42,500 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £57,500 +43.75% 1
West Sussex +34 7 £27,500 -31.25% 2
East Sussex +30 7 £31,500 +26.00%
Oxfordshire -12 2 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 8 December 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.

1 182 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 124 (32.38%) ISTQB
3 109 (28.46%) Test Automation
4 107 (27.94%) Selenium
5 105 (27.42%) QA
6 98 (25.59%) Test Scripting
7 85 (22.19%) Java
8 79 (20.63%) Software Testing
9 78 (20.37%) ISEB
10 71 (18.54%) HP Quality Center
11 70 (18.28%) SDLC
12 69 (18.02%) HP
13 68 (17.75%) Test Management
14 67 (17.49%) C#
15 65 (16.97%) User Acceptance Testing
16 64 (16.71%) Scrum
17 63 (16.45%) HP UFT
18 61 (15.93%) Finance
18 61 (15.93%) Stakeholder Management
19 59 (15.40%) SQL
20 56 (14.62%) Mentoring
21 48 (12.53%) TDD
21 48 (12.53%) .NET
22 47 (12.27%) Ruby
22 47 (12.27%) Automated Testing
22 47 (12.27%) Degree
22 47 (12.27%) People Management
23 46 (12.01%) Project Management
24 44 (11.49%) Waterfall
24 44 (11.49%) Process Improvement

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 7 (1.83%) Tomcat
2 6 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.31%) Documentum
3 5 (1.31%) IIS
4 4 (1.04%) Apache
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (0.78%) IBM Domino
5 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 2 (0.52%) JBoss
6 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.26%) Confluence
7 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.09%) MS Project
3 3 (0.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.87%) SAP CO
1 11 (2.87%) SAP FI
1 11 (2.87%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (1.04%) Primavera
4 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.04%) SaaS
3 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.26%) Basecamp
4 1 (0.26%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.70%) SMTP
2 6 (1.57%) Internet
2 6 (1.57%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.31%) Wireshark
4 4 (1.04%) HTTP
4 4 (1.04%) VoIP
5 3 (0.78%) Firewall
5 3 (0.78%) IMAP
5 3 (0.78%) NAS
5 3 (0.78%) SAN
6 1 (0.26%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (1.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.52%) DB2
5 2 (0.52%) MySQL
6 1 (0.26%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.26%) Endeca
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.26%) SAP BW
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 107 (27.94%) Selenium
2 63 (16.45%) HP UFT
3 40 (10.44%) Cucumber
4 37 (9.66%) JIRA
5 35 (9.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (6.53%) LoadRunner
7 24 (6.27%) JMeter
8 22 (5.74%) Ranorex
8 22 (5.74%) WebDriver
9 21 (5.48%) SoapUI
10 20 (5.22%) Git (software)
11 19 (4.96%) Bugzilla
11 19 (4.96%) Testopia
12 18 (4.70%) Eclipse
13 17 (4.44%) Jenkins
14 16 (4.18%) JUnit
14 16 (4.18%) Mockito
15 13 (3.39%) Visual Studio
16 11 (2.87%) MSTest
17 10 (2.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 61 (15.93%) Finance
2 17 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 14 (3.66%) Automotive
4 13 (3.39%) Back Office
5 10 (2.61%) Banking
5 10 (2.61%) Marketing
6 8 (2.09%) Legal
6 8 (2.09%) Manufacturing
6 8 (2.09%) Retail
7 5 (1.31%) Electronics
8 4 (1.04%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 96 (25.07%) Analyst
1 96 (25.07%) Test Manager
2 83 (21.67%) Test Analyst
3 54 (14.10%) Test Engineer
4 46 (12.01%) Test Leader
5 37 (9.66%) Tester
6 30 (7.83%) Software Test Engineer
7 24 (6.27%) Senior Analyst
7 24 (6.27%) Senior Test Analyst
8 22 (5.74%) Automation Test Analyst
8 22 (5.74%) QA Engineer
9 21 (5.48%) Automation Tester
10 18 (4.70%) Test Automation Engineer
11 17 (4.44%) Head of Testing
11 17 (4.44%) Senior Test Engineer
12 15 (3.92%) Agile Tester
12 15 (3.92%) Architect
12 15 (3.92%) QA Manager
12 15 (3.92%) Security Tester
12 15 (3.92%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (12.53%) .NET
2 23 (6.01%) Web Services
3 18 (4.70%) ASP.NET
4 17 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 11 (2.87%) HTML
6 10 (2.61%) J2EE
6 10 (2.61%) SOAP
7 9 (2.35%) XML
8 7 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (1.57%) ASP.NET MVC 4
9 6 (1.57%) REST
9 6 (1.57%) RESTful
9 6 (1.57%) Spring
10 5 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (1.31%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (1.31%) WCF
11 4 (1.04%) Ajax
11 4 (1.04%) JMX
12 3 (0.78%) MAPI
12 3 (0.78%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.14%) Enterprise Software
2 25 (6.53%) Computer Science
3 23 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.66%) Mobile App
5 12 (3.13%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 10 (2.61%) Smartcard
7 5 (1.31%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (0.78%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.78%) Performance Metrics
8 3 (0.78%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.52%) AS400
9 2 (0.52%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
9 2 (0.52%) iSeries
9 2 (0.52%) Smart Meter
9 2 (0.52%) Statistics
9 2 (0.52%) User Experience
10 1 (0.26%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.26%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.14%) Linux
2 29 (7.57%) Windows
3 9 (2.35%) Unix
3 9 (2.35%) Windows Server
4 5 (1.31%) Solaris
5 3 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.26%) Android
6 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 182 (47.52%) Agile Software Development
2 109 (28.46%) Test Automation
3 98 (25.59%) Test Scripting
4 79 (20.63%) Software Testing
5 70 (18.28%) SDLC
6 68 (17.75%) Test Management
7 65 (16.97%) User Acceptance Testing
8 64 (16.71%) Scrum
9 61 (15.93%) Stakeholder Management
10 56 (14.62%) Mentoring
11 48 (12.53%) TDD
12 47 (12.27%) Automated Testing
12 47 (12.27%) People Management
13 46 (12.01%) Project Management
14 44 (11.49%) Manual Testing
14 44 (11.49%) Process Improvement
14 44 (11.49%) Waterfall
15 43 (11.23%) Defect Management
16 40 (10.44%) BDD
17 39 (10.18%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (22.19%) Java
2 67 (17.49%) C#
3 59 (15.40%) SQL
4 47 (12.27%) Ruby
5 35 (9.14%) Python
6 30 (7.83%) C++
7 23 (6.01%) C
8 13 (3.39%) Bash Shell
9 10 (2.61%) Embedded C
9 10 (2.61%) Embedded C++
9 10 (2.61%) Groovy
10 8 (2.09%) PL/SQL
11 7 (1.83%) Perl
12 6 (1.57%) PowerShell
12 6 (1.57%) VB.NET
13 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.04%) PHP
15 3 (0.78%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.52%) VB
16 2 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 124 (32.38%) ISTQB
2 78 (20.37%) ISEB
3 47 (12.27%) Degree
4 38 (9.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 36 (9.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 16 (4.18%) Security Cleared
7 8 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 8 (2.09%) SC Cleared
8 3 (0.78%) CISM
8 3 (0.78%) CISSP
9 2 (0.52%) AAT
9 2 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 105 (27.42%) QA
2 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 5 (1.31%) ISO19770
3 4 (1.04%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.78%) COSO
4 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.78%) SDET
System Software
1 20 (5.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 71 (18.54%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (3.13%) Perfmon
3 7 (1.83%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (0.78%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Grafana
5 1 (0.26%) Graphite
5 1 (0.26%) Nessus
5 1 (0.26%) Nmap
Vendors
1 69 (18.02%) HP
2 36 (9.40%) Microsoft
3 33 (8.62%) SAP
4 20 (5.22%) Oracle
4 20 (5.22%) VMware
5 12 (3.13%) IBM
6 8 (2.09%) SOASTA, Inc
7 7 (1.83%) Atlassian
8 6 (1.57%) Riverbed
9 4 (1.04%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.78%) Concur
10 3 (0.78%) Informatica
11 2 (0.52%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.52%) Capita
11 2 (0.52%) TOWER Software
12 1 (0.26%) Cognizant
12 1 (0.26%) Coremetrics
12 1 (0.26%) Google
12 1 (0.26%) Netezza
12 1 (0.26%) Telerik
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