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

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 78 78 84
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.28% 1.25% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 1.50% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 10 9
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% -22.72%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +8.23%
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
578 735 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.07% 83.62% 76.95%
Number of salaries quoted 484 650 656
Average salary £42,500 £40,325 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.39% +7.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 27 July 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
2 4 (57.14%) Capita
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
3 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) LoadUI
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Test Management
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) QA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) LoadRunner
2 4 (57.14%) JMeter
2 4 (57.14%) Selenium
3 3 (42.86%) LoadUI
3 3 (42.86%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Lead Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Test Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Non-Functional Testing
2 3 (42.86%) PRINCE2
3 2 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Security Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Test Management
4 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Coaching
4 1 (14.29%) Software Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (14.29%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (71.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) Capita
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle