The table below looks at the statistics for OpenSTA skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited OpenSTA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
OpenSTA
Rank 887 - 876
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing OpenSTA 5 0 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% - 0.004%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.027% - 0.025%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 4
Average salary £52,500 - £38,750
UK excluding London average salary - - £38,750

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
18695 19017 16299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 17.07% 16.26% 14.99%
Number of salaries quoted 15713 15995 13872
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £69,500 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%

OpenSTA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing OpenSTA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

OpenSTA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

OpenSTA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing OpenSTA within the UK.

OpenSTA Salary Trend in the UK

OpenSTA
Top 5 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing OpenSTA within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England - 5 £52,500 -
London - 4 £52,500 -
City of London - 3 £52,500 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

OpenSTA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OpenSTA 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 OpenSTA.

1 7 (77.78%) Software Testing
1 7 (77.78%) QA
2 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
3 5 (55.56%) GSM
3 5 (55.56%) PSTN
4 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (33.33%) System Testing
4 3 (33.33%) Use Case
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
5 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Advertising
5 2 (22.22%) Windows
5 2 (22.22%) Selenium
5 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) ISEB
5 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
5 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
5 2 (22.22%) Rational Robot
5 2 (22.22%) .NET
5 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 2 (22.22%) SOAP
5 2 (22.22%) SQL
5 2 (22.22%) JMeter
6 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services

OpenSTA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK citing OpenSTA 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 OpenSTA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) GSM
1 5 (55.56%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) HP UFT
1 2 (22.22%) LoadRunner
1 2 (22.22%) Rational Robot
1 2 (22.22%) JMeter
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) FitNesse
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
General
1 6 (66.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Test Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Automation Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Selenium Tester
3 1 (11.11%) QA Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) .NET
1 2 (22.22%) SOAP
2 1 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (11.11%) OAuth
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Software Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) Use Case
2 3 (33.33%) System Testing
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
3 2 (22.22%) V-Model
3 2 (22.22%) Automation Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (11.11%) BDD
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Kanban
4 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
4 1 (11.11%) TDD
4 1 (11.11%) Pair Programming
4 1 (11.11%) Content Management
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
4 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
1 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (77.78%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft