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 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 63 70 89
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 16 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.54% 2.05% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.89% 2.59% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 9 16 1
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -7.21%
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
636 617 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.85% 79.00% 81.61%
Number of salaries quoted 552 583 650
Average salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £57,500
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 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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
2 8 (34.78%) QA
2 8 (34.78%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) System Testing
3 7 (30.43%) BDD
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) Selenium
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
4 6 (26.09%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
5 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
6 4 (17.39%) Python
6 4 (17.39%) PHP
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (17.39%) JIRA
6 4 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
6 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
7 3 (13.04%) SaaS
7 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Selenium
2 5 (21.74%) QuickTest Pro
3 4 (17.39%) LoadRunner
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium IDE
3 4 (17.39%) Cucumber
4 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
5 2 (8.70%) Ant
5 2 (8.70%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
5 2 (8.70%) Behat
6 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
6 1 (4.35%) NUnit
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Test Manager
2 6 (26.09%) Test Engineer
2 6 (26.09%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Programme Test Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Performance Manager
3 3 (13.04%) Programme Manager
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lead Software Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) QA Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Test Leader
5 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Automated Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Gherkin
2 3 (13.04%) .NET
3 2 (8.70%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (34.78%) Regression Testing
2 8 (34.78%) Test Management
3 7 (30.43%) System Testing
3 7 (30.43%) BDD
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
4 6 (26.09%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (26.09%) User Stories
5 5 (21.74%) Automation Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Automated Testing
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Web Testing
6 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (13.04%) Wealth Management
7 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) Python
1 4 (17.39%) PHP
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (34.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) HP
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle
2 1 (4.35%) Capita
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft