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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 260 287 341
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +54
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 195 182 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.79% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.11% 0.99% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 147 138 67
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £35,250 £42,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
17569 18419 16955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 82.77% 80.19% 76.29%
Number of salaries quoted 14075 14646 13887
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Surrey +1 58 £47,500 - 1
Hampshire +10 45 £46,250 +2.77% 3
Berkshire -3 36 £55,000 +45.69% 5
Oxfordshire +17 17 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Kent +13 17 £40,000 +15.94%
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Home Counties - 3 £55,000 -
East Sussex - 1 £52,500 - 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 132 (37.82%) QA
2 125 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (32.38%) Finance
4 108 (30.95%) Test Automation
5 106 (30.37%) Software Testing
6 101 (28.94%) Selenium
7 99 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 89 (25.50%) ISTQB
9 84 (24.07%) Test Scripting
10 75 (21.49%) Test Management
11 73 (20.92%) Java
12 69 (19.77%) Automated Testing
13 63 (18.05%) ISEB
14 62 (17.77%) Microsoft
15 59 (16.91%) SQL
16 57 (16.33%) WebDriver
17 56 (16.05%) SDLC
18 54 (15.47%) Degree
19 53 (15.19%) JIRA
20 51 (14.61%) Software Engineering
21 49 (14.04%) JMeter
21 49 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
22 48 (13.75%) JavaScript
23 46 (13.18%) C#
23 46 (13.18%) HP
24 44 (12.61%) Web Services
25 43 (12.32%) Performance Testing
26 40 (11.46%) Security Cleared
26 40 (11.46%) Python
27 39 (11.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (1.15%) Documentum
2 4 (1.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (0.86%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.86%) IIS
4 1 (0.29%) JBoss
4 1 (0.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.29%) Lync
4 1 (0.29%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (10.60%) MS Office
2 13 (3.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.72%) MS Project
4 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.15%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.57%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.57%) Summit
4 1 (0.29%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.29%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.72%) VoIP
2 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (1.15%) Internet
2 4 (1.15%) Network Security
3 3 (0.86%) Firewall
4 2 (0.57%) SSL
4 2 (0.57%) SMTP
4 2 (0.57%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.57%) HTTP
5 1 (0.29%) VLAN
5 1 (0.29%) LTE
5 1 (0.29%) VoLTE
5 1 (0.29%) Diameter Protocol
5 1 (0.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.02%) MySQL
2 13 (3.72%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 5 (1.43%) Big Data
5 2 (0.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 101 (28.94%) Selenium
2 57 (16.33%) WebDriver
3 53 (15.19%) JIRA
4 49 (14.04%) JMeter
5 33 (9.46%) Jenkins
6 22 (6.30%) HP UFT
7 21 (6.02%) LoadRunner
8 20 (5.73%) NUnit
9 15 (4.30%) InstallShield
10 13 (3.72%) NSubstitute
11 12 (3.44%) LoadUI
11 12 (3.44%) SoapUI
12 11 (3.15%) JUnit
13 8 (2.29%) Eclipse
13 8 (2.29%) TestDirector
14 7 (2.01%) Team Foundation Server
15 5 (1.43%) Subversion
15 5 (1.43%) Rational Performance Tester
16 4 (1.15%) Sahi
16 4 (1.15%) JProfiler
General
1 113 (32.38%) Finance
2 29 (8.31%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.44%) Retail
4 11 (3.15%) Banking
5 10 (2.87%) Publishing
6 6 (1.72%) Automotive
6 6 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.43%) Electronics
8 3 (0.86%) Law
8 3 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 108 (30.95%) Test Manager
2 100 (28.65%) Analyst
3 39 (11.17%) Test Analyst
4 38 (10.89%) Software Engineer
5 34 (9.74%) Test Engineer
6 31 (8.88%) Systems Analyst
7 28 (8.02%) Tester
8 25 (7.16%) Test Leader
9 23 (6.59%) QA Analyst
10 21 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
11 18 (5.16%) Senior Software Engineer
12 13 (3.72%) Senior Test Analyst
12 13 (3.72%) Test Team Leader
12 13 (3.72%) Business Analyst
12 13 (3.72%) Team Leader
12 13 (3.72%) Automation Team Leader
13 11 (3.15%) Developer
14 10 (2.87%) Coordinator
14 10 (2.87%) Test Coordinator
15 9 (2.58%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.61%) Web Services
2 31 (8.88%) LAMP
3 21 (6.02%) XML
3 21 (6.02%) Middleware
4 20 (5.73%) .NET
5 4 (1.15%) J2EE
5 4 (1.15%) CSS
5 4 (1.15%) Ajax
5 4 (1.15%) HTML
6 2 (0.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.29%) SOAP
7 1 (0.29%) XSL
7 1 (0.29%) XSLT
7 1 (0.29%) WCF
7 1 (0.29%) WPF
7 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.29%) REST
7 1 (0.29%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.60%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.87%) Computer Science
3 15 (4.30%) Statistics
4 12 (3.44%) Data Protection Act
5 6 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.72%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.86%) Telematics
6 3 (0.86%) DTV
6 3 (0.86%) Data Centre
6 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.57%) GIS
7 2 (0.57%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.57%) User Experience
7 2 (0.57%) EFT
7 2 (0.57%) NHS
8 1 (0.29%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.29%) AS400
8 1 (0.29%) PACS
8 1 (0.29%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 26 (7.45%) UNIX
1 26 (7.45%) Windows
2 24 (6.88%) Linux
3 13 (3.72%) Solaris
4 4 (1.15%) Android
4 4 (1.15%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (35.82%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (30.95%) Test Automation
3 106 (30.37%) Software Testing
4 99 (28.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 84 (24.07%) Test Scripting
6 75 (21.49%) Test Management
7 69 (19.77%) Automated Testing
8 56 (16.05%) SDLC
9 51 (14.61%) Software Engineering
10 49 (14.04%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (12.32%) Performance Testing
12 38 (10.89%) Workflow
13 35 (10.03%) Manual Testing
14 33 (9.46%) System Testing
14 33 (9.46%) Change Management
15 32 (9.17%) Scrum
16 31 (8.88%) Regression Testing
17 28 (8.02%) Stakeholder Management
17 28 (8.02%) Test Planning
18 27 (7.74%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 73 (20.92%) Java
2 59 (16.91%) SQL
3 48 (13.75%) JavaScript
4 46 (13.18%) C#
5 40 (11.46%) Python
6 35 (10.03%) PHP
7 30 (8.60%) Ruby
8 21 (6.02%) C
9 19 (5.44%) C++
10 16 (4.58%) Perl
11 7 (2.01%) VBScript
12 6 (1.72%) VB
13 5 (1.43%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.57%) Delphi
14 2 (0.57%) VBA
14 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
15 1 (0.29%) RPG IV
15 1 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 89 (25.50%) ISTQB
2 63 (18.05%) ISEB
3 54 (15.47%) Degree
4 40 (11.46%) Security Cleared
5 39 (11.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 30 (8.60%) SC Cleared
7 11 (3.15%) DV Cleared
8 9 (2.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 6 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (1.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.86%) APMP
11 3 (0.86%) CISSP
12 1 (0.29%) HNC
12 1 (0.29%) CCA
12 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (37.82%) QA
2 6 (1.72%) SLA
3 4 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.29%) HL7
5 1 (0.29%) DICOM
System Software
1 1 (0.29%) XenApp
1 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (10.32%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (2.58%) Nessus
2 9 (2.58%) Nmap
3 3 (0.86%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.29%) vMotion
Vendors
1 62 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 46 (13.18%) HP
3 13 (3.72%) Red Hat
4 12 (3.44%) IBM
5 10 (2.87%) Capita
6 9 (2.58%) Coverity
7 7 (2.01%) Oracle
8 6 (1.72%) SAP
9 4 (1.15%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.86%) BEA
10 3 (0.86%) TOWER Software
10 3 (0.86%) Splunk
10 3 (0.86%) ArcSight
10 3 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 2 (0.57%) Amdocs
11 2 (0.57%) F5
11 2 (0.57%) Computacenter
11 2 (0.57%) McAfee
11 2 (0.57%) Websense
11 2 (0.57%) Cognos
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Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pensions + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Earth Stream Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton
American Express
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TD Group
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum Plus Package (Car Scheme, Pension, B
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
set2recruit
Posted: 4 days ago
East Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Generous Benefits and Perks
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
THE PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE CO LT
Posted: 10 days ago
Winchester
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Posted: 19 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Zurich
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Flexi-Time + Enterprise Projects
Posted: 20 days ago