The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 83 86 88
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.26% 0.56% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.65% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 1
Average salary £52,500 £51,250 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.43% +7.89%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
624 773 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.00% 85.98% 84.75%
Number of salaries quoted 574 626 649
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Southampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
3 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
5 1 (14.29%) V-Model
5 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (14.29%) Subversion
5 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (14.29%) SysML
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Zend
5 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (14.29%) PHP 5
5 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
5 1 (14.29%) Node.js
5 1 (14.29%) Behat
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter
5 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 1 (14.29%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Test Leader
3 1 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) PHP Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 1 (14.29%) Behat
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 1 (14.29%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Data Protection
2 3 (42.86%) Defect Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
3 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
4 1 (14.29%) Budget Control
4 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 1 (14.29%) OO PHP
4 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
4 1 (14.29%) Quality Management
4 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (14.29%) SysML
4 1 (14.29%) TDD
4 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 1 (14.29%) V-Model
4 1 (14.29%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) PHP 5
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
1 1 (14.29%) ISEB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
1 1 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) SAP
1 1 (14.29%) Twitter
1 1 (14.29%) Zend