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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 338 357 366
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 896 919 735
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.94% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 690 684 546
Average salary £51,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.36% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £63,750 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93605 97685 87746
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.58% 82.72% 80.80%
Number of salaries quoted 76475 79074 72329
Average salary £50,000 £48,558 £45,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.96% +6.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £71,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 within the UK.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK over the 3 months to 3 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -10 799 £50,000 +5.26% 109
London +24 303 £60,000 +14.28% 44
South East +27 195 £47,500 - 19
Yorkshire -15 92 £45,000 +8.59% 6
West Yorkshire -16 84 £45,000 +8.59% 5
Scotland +43 58 £54,000 -5.26% 5
Surrey +1 58 £47,500 - 1
Leeds -13 57 £45,000 +9.25% 4
City of London +9 56 £70,000 +37.25% 16
East Midlands +9 53 £35,000 -18.98% 7
North West -21 52 £45,000 -4.25% 14
Hampshire +10 45 £46,250 +2.77% 3
East of England -27 45 £52,000 +30.00% 6
Edinburgh +35 37 £55,000 +7.31% 3
South West -24 37 £42,750 +11.03% 7
Berkshire -3 36 £55,000 +45.69% 5
Manchester +16 34 £46,750 +15.43% 4
Nottinghamshire +3 32 £35,000 -18.98% 5
Nottingham -1 32 £35,000 -18.98% 2
Glasgow +25 23 £43,913 -22.96%
West Midlands -13 20 £47,500 -6.40% 3
Northamptonshire +13 18 £45,000 +20.00%
Cambridgeshire -5 18 £51,500 +28.75% 1
Oxfordshire +17 17 £42,500 -9.57% 1
Kent +13 17 £40,000 +15.94%
Northampton +11 17 £45,000 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 17 £52,500 +10.52% 3
Gloucestershire +10 16 £35,000 +4.78% 3
Reading -12 16 £50,000 +44.92% 2
Bradford -12 16 £51,000 +13.33% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 725 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 684 (37.36%) Finance
3 629 (34.35%) QA
4 402 (21.96%) SQL
5 393 (21.46%) Selenium
6 387 (21.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 384 (20.97%) Test Scripting
8 382 (20.86%) ISEB
9 380 (20.75%) Test Management
10 367 (20.04%) ISTQB
11 362 (19.77%) Test Automation
12 336 (18.35%) Java
13 312 (17.04%) Degree
14 311 (16.99%) Performance Testing
15 309 (16.88%) SDLC
16 303 (16.55%) Software Testing
17 259 (14.15%) Automated Testing
18 234 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
19 232 (12.67%) Microsoft
20 228 (12.45%) C#
21 222 (12.12%) Project Management
21 222 (12.12%) Scrum
22 210 (11.47%) Regression Testing
23 208 (11.36%) Banking
24 207 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
25 197 (10.76%) HP
26 173 (9.45%) Mentoring
27 169 (9.23%) .NET
28 161 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 156 (8.52%) HP Quality Center

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 41 (2.24%) IIS
2 31 (1.69%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.76%) JBoss
3 14 (0.76%) WordPress
4 11 (0.60%) Confluence
4 11 (0.60%) Tomcat
5 7 (0.38%) Apache
6 6 (0.33%) CMS
6 6 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.27%) Node.js
7 5 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.22%) Documentum
8 4 (0.22%) SAS
8 4 (0.22%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPEL
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.055%) Lync
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.055%) Drupal
Applications
1 98 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 82 (4.48%) MS Office
3 26 (1.42%) MS Project
4 11 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
2 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.38%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.27%) Summit
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) AWD
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
9 1 (0.055%) BASE24
9 1 (0.055%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.44%) SaaS
3 5 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.16%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 1 (0.055%) Veeva
6 1 (0.055%) GitHub
6 1 (0.055%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.35%) Internet
2 20 (1.09%) HTTP
3 19 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.82%) VoIP
5 12 (0.66%) Intranet
6 9 (0.49%) ATM
7 7 (0.38%) Firewall
7 7 (0.38%) Multicast
8 5 (0.27%) ICMP
9 4 (0.22%) IGMP
9 4 (0.22%) Unicast
9 4 (0.22%) RTSP
9 4 (0.22%) Network Security
9 4 (0.22%) SNMP
10 3 (0.16%) SSL
10 3 (0.16%) LAN
10 3 (0.16%) SMS
10 3 (0.16%) WAN
11 2 (0.11%) SMTP
11 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.22%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (2.62%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.29%) MySQL
5 37 (2.02%) Big Data
6 32 (1.75%) Oracle Database
7 29 (1.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 21 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (0.71%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 10 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
13 10 (0.55%) OLAP
14 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.33%) Star Schema
16 5 (0.27%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.27%) NoSQL
16 5 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 393 (21.46%) Selenium
2 144 (7.86%) LoadRunner
3 143 (7.81%) JIRA
4 138 (7.54%) WebDriver
5 130 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
6 129 (7.05%) JMeter
7 120 (6.55%) HP UFT
8 102 (5.57%) Cucumber
9 86 (4.70%) Jenkins
10 74 (4.04%) SoapUI
11 52 (2.84%) JUnit
12 41 (2.24%) Visual Studio
12 41 (2.24%) NUnit
13 39 (2.13%) FitNesse
14 33 (1.80%) SpecFlow
15 23 (1.26%) Git (software)
16 22 (1.20%) WATIR
17 21 (1.15%) TestNG
18 19 (1.04%) TeamCity
18 19 (1.04%) TestDirector
General
1 684 (37.36%) Finance
2 208 (11.36%) Banking
3 135 (7.37%) Retail
4 53 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 38 (2.08%) Law
6 33 (1.80%) Marketing
7 31 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 26 (1.42%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.04%) Publishing
10 16 (0.87%) Advertising
10 16 (0.87%) General Ledger
11 15 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.76%) Legal
13 13 (0.71%) Financial Institution
14 12 (0.66%) Electronics
15 10 (0.55%) Front Office
16 9 (0.49%) Billing
17 7 (0.38%) Automotive
18 6 (0.33%) Games
18 6 (0.33%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 538 (29.38%) Test Manager
2 475 (25.94%) Analyst
3 304 (16.60%) Test Analyst
4 171 (9.34%) Test Leader
5 151 (8.25%) Tester
6 121 (6.61%) Consultant
7 102 (5.57%) Test Engineer
8 91 (4.97%) Developer
9 82 (4.48%) Business Analyst
10 75 (4.10%) Senior Analyst
11 71 (3.88%) QA Analyst
12 62 (3.39%) Test Consultant
13 54 (2.95%) QA Manager
14 53 (2.89%) Software Engineer
15 50 (2.73%) Senior Test Analyst
16 49 (2.68%) Software Tester
17 46 (2.51%) Systems Analyst
18 45 (2.46%) Lead Test Analyst
19 44 (2.40%) QA Engineer
20 42 (2.29%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (9.23%) .NET
2 111 (6.06%) Web Services
3 85 (4.64%) XML
4 48 (2.62%) HTML
5 40 (2.18%) SOAP
6 39 (2.13%) Middleware
7 34 (1.86%) CSS
8 33 (1.80%) Gherkin
9 31 (1.69%) LAMP
10 28 (1.53%) ASP.NET
11 27 (1.47%) jQuery
12 18 (0.98%) WPF
13 17 (0.93%) .NET Framework
13 17 (0.93%) J2EE
14 16 (0.87%) Spring
15 14 (0.76%) HTML5
16 13 (0.71%) CSS3
17 12 (0.66%) JSON
18 11 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
19 10 (0.55%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 234 (12.78%) Analytical Skills
2 88 (4.81%) Computer Science
3 47 (2.57%) Data Centre
4 46 (2.51%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.46%) Mobile App
6 36 (1.97%) Statistics
7 33 (1.80%) User Experience
8 30 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.53%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.20%) Mathematics
11 18 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 18 (0.98%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (0.98%) IVR
12 17 (0.93%) Online Banking
12 17 (0.93%) Social Media
13 15 (0.82%) Data Integration
14 14 (0.76%) Blog
15 12 (0.66%) Data Conversion
16 11 (0.60%) Mobile Banking
16 11 (0.60%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 121 (6.61%) Windows
2 103 (5.63%) UNIX
3 85 (4.64%) Linux
4 22 (1.20%) Solaris
5 19 (1.04%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.82%) Android
7 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.27%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Vista
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.16%) Mac OS
9 3 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.16%) AIX
9 3 (0.16%) Windows XP
9 3 (0.16%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.11%) VMS
10 2 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.055%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 725 (39.60%) Agile Software Development
2 387 (21.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 384 (20.97%) Test Scripting
4 380 (20.75%) Test Management
5 362 (19.77%) Test Automation
6 311 (16.99%) Performance Testing
7 309 (16.88%) SDLC
8 303 (16.55%) Software Testing
9 259 (14.15%) Automated Testing
10 222 (12.12%) Scrum
10 222 (12.12%) Project Management
11 210 (11.47%) Regression Testing
12 207 (11.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 173 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 156 (8.52%) System Testing
15 153 (8.36%) Manual Testing
16 142 (7.76%) Integration Testing
16 142 (7.76%) TDD
17 139 (7.59%) Waterfall
18 135 (7.37%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 402 (21.96%) SQL
2 336 (18.35%) Java
3 228 (12.45%) C#
4 108 (5.90%) JavaScript
5 67 (3.66%) Ruby
6 66 (3.60%) Python
7 57 (3.11%) PHP
8 53 (2.89%) C
9 42 (2.29%) Perl
10 39 (2.13%) C++
11 28 (1.53%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.09%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.04%) VB
15 10 (0.55%) VBScript
15 10 (0.55%) Delphi
16 9 (0.49%) VB6
17 7 (0.38%) Groovy
17 7 (0.38%) Scala
18 4 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 382 (20.86%) ISEB
2 367 (20.04%) ISTQB
3 312 (17.04%) Degree
4 161 (8.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 76 (4.15%) Security Cleared
6 46 (2.51%) SC Cleared
7 35 (1.91%) CISSP
8 30 (1.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 25 (1.37%) DV Cleared
10 22 (1.20%) PMI Certification
11 13 (0.71%) PMP
12 11 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
13 10 (0.55%) CSQA
14 9 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.27%) HND
16 4 (0.22%) SAP Certification
16 4 (0.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.16%) APMP
17 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 3 (0.16%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 629 (34.35%) QA
2 49 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 37 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.98%) SLA
5 14 (0.76%) PMBOK
6 11 (0.60%) WCAG
7 8 (0.44%) COBIT
7 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.27%) TickIT
9 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
10 3 (0.16%) EMIR
11 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.11%) FATCA
12 1 (0.055%) HL7
12 1 (0.055%) DICOM
System Software
1 8 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.055%) XenApp
4 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 156 (8.52%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.49%) Nessus
2 9 (0.49%) Nmap
3 7 (0.38%) SCCM
4 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (0.11%) CA LISA
6 1 (0.055%) nmon
6 1 (0.055%) logstash
6 1 (0.055%) vMotion
6 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.055%) Puppet
6 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 232 (12.67%) Microsoft
2 197 (10.76%) HP
3 112 (6.12%) Oracle
4 56 (3.06%) SAP
5 37 (2.02%) Splunk
6 36 (1.97%) ArcSight
7 26 (1.42%) IBM
8 19 (1.04%) Capita
9 15 (0.82%) Red Hat
10 14 (0.76%) VMware
11 12 (0.66%) TOWER Software
12 10 (0.55%) Telerik
12 10 (0.55%) Remedy
13 9 (0.49%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.49%) Coverity
14 8 (0.44%) ServiceNow
14 8 (0.44%) FrontRange
14 8 (0.44%) ATG
14 8 (0.44%) Informatica
14 8 (0.44%) Cognizant
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harrington Starr
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits and bonus and training
Posted: 13 hours ago
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £70,000 to £85,000 per annum Pension, Bonus, Life, Health etc
Posted: 20 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Pensions + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 20 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Salford, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: Yesterday
Sussex
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £61000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
IFDS
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
UK
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Scotland
Cognizant
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago