The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 349 364 372
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 838 915 904
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.85% 0.83% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 670 719 671
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,752 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +3.26%

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
86090 96214 98460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.82% 87.25% 85.41%
Number of salaries quoted 71883 78657 79409
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,036
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.08%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 24 July 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 787 £52,500 - 95
London +26 336 £62,500 +4.16% 32
South East +33 199 £50,000 +5.26% 19
City of London +66 71 £66,112 -8.17% 4
Yorkshire +14 64 £35,000 -30.00% 7
East of England +49 52 £47,500 -7.76% 11
Kent +47 47 £42,500 -5.55% 1
West Yorkshire -12 45 £35,000 -22.22% 6
Hampshire -1 42 £75,000 +62.16% 4
West Midlands +10 39 £54,875 +15.52% 8
North West -1 39 £50,000 - 6
Surrey +19 37 £37,500 -21.05% 5
Scotland -5 36 £50,000 -4.76% 7
South West +21 35 £45,000 +5.26% 8
Leeds +10 33 £35,000 -22.22% 5
Manchester -17 29 £50,000 -33.33% 3
Edinburgh -3 26 £50,000 -9.09% 4
Berkshire -7 25 £55,000 - 4
Birmingham -1 20 £37,500 -21.05% 2
East Midlands -17 19 £30,000 -14.28% 2
Hertfordshire +25 17 £37,500 -30.23% 3
Chatham - 17 £31,000 -
Bedfordshire +34 16 £53,000 -11.66% 5
Milton Keynes +25 16 £38,000 +1.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 16 £38,000 -27.61% 2
Aldershot - 16 £80,000 -
Luton - 15 £53,000 - 5
Bradford +4 14 £40,000 -21.56%
North Yorkshire +34 13 £32,000 -36.00%
Gloucestershire -2 12 £57,500 +53.33% 2

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 815 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 635 (37.46%) QA
3 542 (31.98%) Finance
4 456 (26.90%) Test Automation
5 437 (25.78%) Test Scripting
6 398 (23.48%) ISTQB
7 395 (23.30%) ISEB
8 390 (23.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 370 (21.83%) Selenium
10 325 (19.17%) Java
11 320 (18.88%) Software Testing
12 318 (18.76%) Degree
13 308 (18.17%) Regression Testing
13 308 (18.17%) Test Management
14 298 (17.58%) SQL
15 261 (15.40%) SDLC
16 250 (14.75%) Functional Testing
17 228 (13.45%) Manual Testing
17 228 (13.45%) Scrum
18 226 (13.33%) C#
19 218 (12.86%) Automated Testing
20 214 (12.63%) Waterfall
20 214 (12.63%) Automation Testing
21 213 (12.57%) Microsoft
22 207 (12.21%) Project Management
23 206 (12.15%) Non-Functional Testing
24 201 (11.86%) Integration Testing
25 199 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
26 192 (11.33%) BDD
27 178 (10.50%) Defect Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 69 (4.07%) IIS
2 25 (1.47%) Confluence
3 19 (1.12%) SharePoint
4 14 (0.83%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (0.53%) Documentum
7 6 (0.35%) JBoss
7 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.29%) CMS
9 4 (0.24%) FileNet
9 4 (0.24%) SAS
10 3 (0.18%) MS Exchange
10 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.059%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.059%) MTS
Applications
1 106 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 74 (4.37%) MS Office
3 23 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.12%) MS Project
5 12 (0.71%) Mingle
6 8 (0.47%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.059%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 28 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.59%) SAP CO
2 10 (0.59%) SAP FI
2 10 (0.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 8 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.35%) CSG Singleview
4 6 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.35%) Primavera
5 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
6 3 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.059%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.18%) GitHub
2 15 (0.88%) Force.com
3 10 (0.59%) SaaS
4 7 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 57 (3.36%) Network Security
2 21 (1.24%) VoIP
3 18 (1.06%) Internet
4 17 (1.00%) Firewall
5 12 (0.71%) VLAN
6 11 (0.65%) TCP/IP
7 10 (0.59%) SSH
8 8 (0.47%) SMTP
9 7 (0.41%) Intranet
10 6 (0.35%) HTTP
11 4 (0.24%) 4G
12 3 (0.18%) 3G
12 3 (0.18%) ATM
12 3 (0.18%) DNS
12 3 (0.18%) M3UA
12 3 (0.18%) SCTP
12 3 (0.18%) SIGTRAN
12 3 (0.18%) Skype
12 3 (0.18%) SMPP
12 3 (0.18%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 54 (3.19%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.12%) Data Mining
4 27 (1.59%) Big Data
4 27 (1.59%) GIS
5 19 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 15 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (0.71%) EDRMS
8 9 (0.53%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.35%) DB2
11 4 (0.24%) DataStage
12 3 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.18%) MySQL
12 3 (0.18%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.12%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 370 (21.83%) Selenium
2 155 (9.14%) JIRA
3 153 (9.03%) Cucumber
4 126 (7.43%) Jenkins
5 118 (6.96%) HP UFT
6 99 (5.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 98 (5.78%) SoapUI
8 86 (5.07%) WebDriver
9 84 (4.96%) Git (software)
10 76 (4.48%) JMeter
11 71 (4.19%) LoadRunner
12 66 (3.89%) SpecFlow
13 57 (3.36%) Subversion
14 56 (3.30%) JUnit
15 42 (2.48%) TeamCity
16 37 (2.18%) Bugzilla
17 33 (1.95%) Ranorex
17 33 (1.95%) TestNG
18 26 (1.53%) FitNesse
18 26 (1.53%) Maven
General
1 542 (31.98%) Finance
2 151 (8.91%) Banking
3 100 (5.90%) Retail
4 90 (5.31%) Law
5 88 (5.19%) Telecoms
6 45 (2.65%) Marketing
7 34 (2.01%) Legal
8 33 (1.95%) Automotive
9 28 (1.65%) Financial Institution
9 28 (1.65%) Manufacturing
10 24 (1.42%) Back Office
11 18 (1.06%) Games
12 17 (1.00%) Billing
13 16 (0.94%) Front Office
14 14 (0.83%) Electronics
15 12 (0.71%) Investment Banking
16 10 (0.59%) Aerospace
17 9 (0.53%) Publishing
18 7 (0.41%) Advertising
19 5 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 421 (24.84%) Analyst
2 353 (20.83%) Test Manager
3 341 (20.12%) Test Analyst
4 227 (13.39%) Tester
5 197 (11.62%) Test Engineer
6 167 (9.85%) Test Leader
7 109 (6.43%) Consultant
8 92 (5.43%) QA Engineer
9 84 (4.96%) Developer
10 82 (4.84%) Automation Tester
11 79 (4.66%) QA Analyst
12 76 (4.48%) Senior Analyst
13 70 (4.13%) Senior Test Analyst
14 69 (4.07%) QA Manager
14 69 (4.07%) Test Automation Engineer
15 67 (3.95%) Programme Manager
16 66 (3.89%) Programme Test Manager
16 66 (3.89%) Test Programme Manager
17 65 (3.83%) Senior Test Engineer
18 61 (3.60%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (9.79%) .NET
2 144 (8.50%) Web Services
3 91 (5.37%) XML
4 68 (4.01%) SOAP
5 67 (3.95%) HTML
6 48 (2.83%) CSS
7 47 (2.77%) Gherkin
8 39 (2.30%) ASP.NET
9 30 (1.77%) JSON
10 27 (1.59%) RESTful
11 21 (1.24%) jQuery
12 19 (1.12%) REST
13 18 (1.06%) Spring
13 18 (1.06%) Visualforce
14 17 (1.00%) Hibernate
15 15 (0.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 15 (0.88%) Behat
16 13 (0.77%) HTML5
17 12 (0.71%) J2EE
17 12 (0.71%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 167 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (5.66%) Data Centre
3 90 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 61 (3.60%) Mobile App
5 60 (3.54%) Security Operations Centre
6 32 (1.89%) User Experience
7 31 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 30 (1.77%) Mathematics
9 29 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.42%) Virtual Team
11 21 (1.24%) AS400
12 18 (1.06%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (0.94%) Fixed Income
14 13 (0.77%) Derivative
14 13 (0.77%) Smartphone
15 12 (0.71%) Life Science
16 11 (0.65%) CESG
16 11 (0.65%) Fintech
17 10 (0.59%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 146 (8.61%) Windows
2 130 (7.67%) Linux
3 111 (6.55%) Unix
4 39 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 36 (2.12%) Android
6 32 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (1.83%) Solaris
8 29 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
9 28 (1.65%) Apple iOS
10 19 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.29%) CentOS
11 5 (0.29%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.24%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (48.08%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (26.90%) Test Automation
3 437 (25.78%) Test Scripting
4 390 (23.01%) User Acceptance Testing
5 320 (18.88%) Software Testing
6 308 (18.17%) Regression Testing
6 308 (18.17%) Test Management
7 261 (15.40%) SDLC
8 250 (14.75%) Functional Testing
9 228 (13.45%) Manual Testing
9 228 (13.45%) Scrum
10 218 (12.86%) Automated Testing
11 214 (12.63%) Automation Testing
11 214 (12.63%) Waterfall
12 207 (12.21%) Project Management
13 206 (12.15%) Non-Functional Testing
14 201 (11.86%) Integration Testing
15 199 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
16 192 (11.33%) BDD
17 178 (10.50%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (19.17%) Java
2 298 (17.58%) SQL
3 226 (13.33%) C#
4 120 (7.08%) Python
5 93 (5.49%) Ruby
6 79 (4.66%) C
7 78 (4.60%) JavaScript
8 51 (3.01%) Perl
9 43 (2.54%) PHP
10 41 (2.42%) C++
11 18 (1.06%) Apex Code
12 17 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 15 (0.88%) VB.NET
14 12 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 12 (0.71%) XPath
15 10 (0.59%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.53%) Delphi
17 8 (0.47%) PowerShell
17 8 (0.47%) VBA
18 4 (0.24%) VB
Qualifications
1 398 (23.48%) ISTQB
2 395 (23.30%) ISEB
3 318 (18.76%) Degree
4 130 (7.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (7.08%) Security Cleared
6 79 (4.66%) SC Cleared
7 63 (3.72%) CISSP
8 61 (3.60%) IISP
9 56 (3.30%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 48 (2.83%) DV Cleared
11 23 (1.36%) ISEB Practitioner
12 11 (0.65%) CCNA
12 11 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
12 11 (0.65%) MCITP
12 11 (0.65%) MCSA
12 11 (0.65%) MCSE
12 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (0.35%) PMP
14 5 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 635 (37.46%) QA
2 64 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (3.78%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.42%) SLA
4 18 (1.06%) COBIT
5 12 (0.71%) JSP 440
6 10 (0.59%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.41%) SDET
8 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.24%) ISO19770
9 3 (0.18%) EMIR
9 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
10 2 (0.12%) WCAG
11 1 (0.059%) HL7
System Software
1 21 (1.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (0.65%) XenApp
4 3 (0.18%) Firmware
4 3 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (0.18%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.059%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 125 (7.37%) HP Quality Center
2 55 (3.24%) QRadar
3 31 (1.83%) HP SiteScope
4 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 11 (0.65%) vMotion
5 6 (0.35%) CA Wily
6 5 (0.29%) Nessus
6 5 (0.29%) Nmap
7 4 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.18%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 213 (12.57%) Microsoft
2 144 (8.50%) HP
3 95 (5.60%) Oracle
4 71 (4.19%) SAP
5 61 (3.60%) ArcSight
5 61 (3.60%) Splunk
6 28 (1.65%) Citrix
7 25 (1.47%) Red Hat
7 25 (1.47%) VMware
8 23 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.06%) Siebel
10 16 (0.94%) Cognizant
11 15 (0.88%) FrontRange
11 15 (0.88%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.77%) Informatica
13 12 (0.71%) OpenText
14 10 (0.59%) Adobe
14 10 (0.59%) IBM
15 9 (0.53%) Rally
16 8 (0.47%) Atlassian
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Robert Walters
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £75000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
onezeero.
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £85,000 to £90,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum, Benefits Bonus + Private Health Care + Pens
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £3000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + attractive package
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £3500 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
The People Network
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + 20% Bonus, Pension, medical, etc
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Flexible Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Talent International
Salary: £60000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago