The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Southampton region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 76 82 85
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 1.25% 0.99% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.33% 0.44%
Number of salaries quoted 10 9 3
Average salary £42,500 £55,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.72% +4.76%
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
714 677 689
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 81.23% 74.31% 78.65%
Number of salaries quoted 631 633 650
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
Hampshire

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 24 July 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Southampton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 5 (29.41%) QA
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Selenium
5 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) .NET
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) Internet
6 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (17.65%) Web Services
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
6 3 (17.65%) Ant
6 3 (17.65%) Java
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Maven
6 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
6 3 (17.65%) Behat
6 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 1 (5.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Selenium
2 3 (17.65%) QuickTest Pro
2 3 (17.65%) Ant
2 3 (17.65%) Maven
2 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 3 (17.65%) Behat
3 2 (11.76%) JIRA
3 2 (11.76%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
3 2 (11.76%) LoadRunner
4 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (5.88%) NUnit
4 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Senior Test Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Programme Test Manager
2 4 (23.53%) Programme Manager
3 3 (17.65%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Lead Software Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Software Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Automated Test Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Gherkin
2 4 (23.53%) .NET
3 3 (17.65%) Web Services
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (41.18%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) TDD
3 6 (35.29%) System Testing
3 6 (35.29%) Automated Testing
3 6 (35.29%) BDD
4 5 (29.41%) User Stories
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Security Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Scrum
6 3 (17.65%) Automation Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Software Engineering
7 2 (11.76%) Web Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
7 2 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (5.88%) MVC
8 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) Python
4 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
4 1 (5.88%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) HP
2 3 (17.65%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Capita
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