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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 85 87 77
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -10
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.35% 0.11% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.13% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 5
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +10.46%
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
713 759 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 82.43% 83.13% 73.14%
Number of salaries quoted 582 644 540
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 29 January 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 6 (40.00%) QA
1 6 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
4 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (13.33%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
4 2 (13.33%) .NET
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) ISEB

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Selenium
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (6.67%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (6.67%) JMeter
3 1 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 1 (6.67%) LoadUI
3 1 (6.67%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (73.33%) Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Test Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Senior Test Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Test Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) QA Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (13.33%) REST
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Test Management
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (20.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (13.33%) BDD
4 2 (13.33%) Kanban
4 2 (13.33%) Test Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) TDD
5 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
5 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Stories
5 1 (6.67%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) ISTQB
3 1 (6.67%) ISEB
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (40.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Capita
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