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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 344 307 360
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +53
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 904 1020 731
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.89% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 1.07% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 720 729 563
Average salary £52,500 £48,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.24% +2.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,934 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £48,750 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.88%

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
93272 94978 86805
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.17% 82.77% 81.71%
Number of salaries quoted 76819 75777 71033
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -34 798 £53,500 +7.00% 95
London +62 361 £60,000 +14.28% 38
South East +4 173 £50,000 - 17
City of London +30 81 £70,000 +33.33% 8
North West -31 71 £57,500 +22.34% 14
Yorkshire -37 71 £50,000 +11.11% 6
West Yorkshire -42 61 £50,000 +14.28% 5
Scotland +17 59 £50,000 +19.76% 6
Manchester 0 49 £75,000 +66.66% 9
Berkshire +20 43 £55,000 +22.22% 2
Edinburgh +16 41 £50,000 +38.88% 4
Leeds -18 39 £45,000 +5.88% 4
South West -59 37 £42,500 +12.58% 2
East Midlands -3 32 £35,000 -30.00% 5
Surrey -19 31 £47,500 -5.00% 3
East of England -52 30 £50,750 +14.68% 4
Buckinghamshire +12 28 £51,500 +14.44% 3
Hampshire -9 27 £43,750 +25.00% 5
Oxfordshire +29 26 £50,500 - 1
West Midlands -13 25 £47,500 -9.52% 8
Glasgow +23 21 £50,000 -10.01% 1
Nottingham 0 18 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 18 £35,000 +7.69% 3
Birmingham +15 16 £45,000 -14.28% 3
Reading 0 16 £35,000 -15.15% 2
Bradford -2 16 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 15 £49,500 +13.79%
Gloucestershire -5 15 £38,750 -
High Wycombe +9 13 £53,500 +18.88%
Bristol -47 13 £42,500 +11.84% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 695 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
2 681 (38.32%) QA
3 666 (37.48%) Finance
4 419 (23.58%) Selenium
5 400 (22.51%) SQL
6 393 (22.12%) Test Scripting
6 393 (22.12%) Test Automation
7 367 (20.65%) ISEB
8 364 (20.48%) Test Management
9 359 (20.20%) Java
10 349 (19.64%) ISTQB
11 342 (19.25%) Degree
12 335 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
13 307 (17.28%) Performance Testing
14 290 (16.32%) Software Testing
15 281 (15.81%) SDLC
16 258 (14.52%) C#
17 253 (14.24%) Automated Testing
18 251 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
19 235 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
20 225 (12.66%) Microsoft
21 216 (12.16%) Scrum
22 210 (11.82%) Project Management
23 202 (11.37%) Regression Testing
24 174 (9.79%) .NET
24 174 (9.79%) Banking
25 163 (9.17%) HP
25 163 (9.17%) Integration Testing
25 163 (9.17%) Mentoring
26 156 (8.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (2.70%) IIS
2 32 (1.80%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.90%) JBoss
3 16 (0.90%) WordPress
4 14 (0.79%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.62%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.56%) Confluence
7 9 (0.51%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.34%) CMS
9 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.23%) SAS
10 4 (0.23%) Node.js
11 3 (0.17%) Apache
12 1 (0.056%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.056%) Documentum
12 1 (0.056%) Lync
12 1 (0.056%) Oracle Coherence
12 1 (0.056%) Drupal
Applications
1 88 (4.95%) MS Office
2 83 (4.67%) MS Excel
3 19 (1.07%) MS Project
4 9 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.51%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.056%) Open Workbench
Business Applications
1 12 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.34%) Primavera
4 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.28%) Summit
4 5 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.11%) BASE24
7 2 (0.11%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) SAP FI
7 2 (0.11%) AWD
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.056%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.056%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.056%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.07%) SaaS
2 18 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.28%) IaaS
5 4 (0.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.056%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.08%) Internet
2 27 (1.52%) HTTP
3 17 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.79%) Intranet
5 13 (0.73%) VoIP
6 12 (0.68%) Network Security
7 8 (0.45%) ATM
8 6 (0.34%) WAN
8 6 (0.34%) Firewall
9 5 (0.28%) ICMP
10 4 (0.23%) VPN
10 4 (0.23%) MPLS
10 4 (0.23%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.17%) SSL
11 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.17%) Broadband
11 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.17%) Multicast
12 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.55%) Data Warehouse
3 51 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 42 (2.36%) Big Data
5 33 (1.86%) MySQL
6 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 26 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 23 (1.29%) Oracle Database
8 18 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.51%) OLAP
11 9 (0.51%) OLAP Cube
12 8 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
12 8 (0.45%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
14 6 (0.34%) Star Schema
14 6 (0.34%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.34%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 419 (23.58%) Selenium
2 137 (7.71%) HP UFT
3 135 (7.60%) WebDriver
4 134 (7.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 134 (7.54%) JIRA
5 116 (6.53%) Cucumber
6 114 (6.42%) LoadRunner
7 108 (6.08%) JMeter
8 86 (4.84%) Jenkins
9 82 (4.61%) SoapUI
10 75 (4.22%) JUnit
11 73 (4.11%) NUnit
12 69 (3.88%) FitNesse
13 56 (3.15%) Visual Studio
14 36 (2.03%) SpecFlow
15 35 (1.97%) Git (software)
16 29 (1.63%) Subversion
17 23 (1.29%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.18%) Maven
19 20 (1.13%) WATIR
General
1 666 (37.48%) Finance
2 174 (9.79%) Banking
3 113 (6.36%) Retail
4 62 (3.49%) Law
5 52 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.80%) Retail Banking
7 28 (1.58%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.58%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.46%) Marketing
9 22 (1.24%) Publishing
10 16 (0.90%) Legal
11 15 (0.84%) Games
12 12 (0.68%) Financial Institution
13 10 (0.56%) Electronics
14 9 (0.51%) Front Office
15 8 (0.45%) Automotive
15 8 (0.45%) Advertising
16 7 (0.39%) Back Office
17 6 (0.34%) Billing
18 5 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 531 (29.88%) Test Manager
2 427 (24.03%) Analyst
3 269 (15.14%) Test Analyst
4 192 (10.80%) Test Leader
5 150 (8.44%) Tester
6 141 (7.93%) Consultant
7 104 (5.85%) Test Engineer
8 80 (4.50%) Business Analyst
9 78 (4.39%) Developer
10 69 (3.88%) Test Consultant
10 69 (3.88%) QA Engineer
11 68 (3.83%) QA Manager
12 59 (3.32%) QA Analyst
13 53 (2.98%) Systems Analyst
14 48 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
15 42 (2.36%) Security Consultant
15 42 (2.36%) Architect
16 41 (2.31%) Senior Test Analyst
17 39 (2.19%) Programme Manager
17 39 (2.19%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (9.79%) .NET
2 113 (6.36%) Web Services
3 78 (4.39%) XML
4 77 (4.33%) SOAP
5 58 (3.26%) HTML
6 47 (2.64%) Gherkin
7 32 (1.80%) CSS
8 29 (1.63%) REST
9 27 (1.52%) Middleware
10 25 (1.41%) jQuery
11 22 (1.24%) JSON
12 21 (1.18%) J2EE
12 21 (1.18%) ASP.NET
13 20 (1.13%) Spring
13 20 (1.13%) .NET Framework
14 18 (1.01%) WPF
14 18 (1.01%) LAMP
15 17 (0.96%) HTML5
15 17 (0.96%) Apache CXF
15 17 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 251 (14.12%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (6.30%) Computer Science
3 64 (3.60%) Data Centre
4 38 (2.14%) User Experience
4 38 (2.14%) Mobile App
5 32 (1.80%) Statistics
6 26 (1.46%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.41%) Client/Server
7 25 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 19 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.01%) IVR
9 18 (1.01%) Data Protection Act
10 17 (0.96%) Mathematics
11 15 (0.84%) Derivative
12 14 (0.79%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.73%) Data Conversion
13 13 (0.73%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.73%) GIS
14 12 (0.68%) Online Banking
15 11 (0.62%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 140 (7.88%) Windows
2 132 (7.43%) UNIX
3 88 (4.95%) Linux
4 27 (1.52%) Apple iOS
5 23 (1.29%) Solaris
6 22 (1.24%) Android
7 13 (0.73%) AIX
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.28%) SUSE
11 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.056%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.056%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 695 (39.11%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (22.12%) Test Scripting
2 393 (22.12%) Test Automation
3 364 (20.48%) Test Management
4 335 (18.85%) User Acceptance Testing
5 307 (17.28%) Performance Testing
6 290 (16.32%) Software Testing
7 281 (15.81%) SDLC
8 253 (14.24%) Automated Testing
9 235 (13.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 216 (12.16%) Scrum
11 210 (11.82%) Project Management
12 202 (11.37%) Regression Testing
13 163 (9.17%) Integration Testing
13 163 (9.17%) Mentoring
14 153 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
14 153 (8.61%) Manual Testing
15 144 (8.10%) System Testing
16 141 (7.93%) BDD
17 133 (7.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 400 (22.51%) SQL
2 359 (20.20%) Java
3 258 (14.52%) C#
4 80 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 65 (3.66%) Ruby
6 62 (3.49%) C
7 59 (3.32%) Python
8 47 (2.64%) PHP
9 42 (2.36%) T-SQL
10 31 (1.74%) C++
11 30 (1.69%) Perl
12 23 (1.29%) PL/SQL
13 20 (1.13%) Shell Script
14 15 (0.84%) VB
15 12 (0.68%) VBScript
16 8 (0.45%) Scala
17 7 (0.39%) Groovy
18 6 (0.34%) VB6
19 5 (0.28%) VB.NET
19 5 (0.28%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 367 (20.65%) ISEB
2 349 (19.64%) ISTQB
3 342 (19.25%) Degree
4 156 (8.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 117 (6.58%) Security Cleared
6 80 (4.50%) SC Cleared
7 47 (2.64%) CISSP
8 38 (2.14%) DV Cleared
9 30 (1.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.73%) ISEB Practitioner
11 12 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.39%) SAP Certification
13 7 (0.39%) CSQA
13 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.17%) PMP
14 3 (0.17%) ACCA
14 3 (0.17%) CIMA
14 3 (0.17%) HNC
15 2 (0.11%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 681 (38.32%) QA
2 56 (3.15%) PCI DSS
3 51 (2.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.29%) SLA
5 14 (0.79%) COBIT
6 10 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.34%) PMBOK
8 5 (0.28%) TickIT
9 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.17%) WCAG
10 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 2 (0.11%) EMIR
10 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 12 (0.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.34%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (0.056%) Firmware
4 1 (0.056%) XenApp
4 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 145 (8.16%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (1.07%) Nessus
2 19 (1.07%) Nmap
3 14 (0.79%) SCCM
4 3 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.056%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.056%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.056%) vMotion
6 1 (0.056%) Puppet
6 1 (0.056%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 225 (12.66%) Microsoft
2 163 (9.17%) HP
3 112 (6.30%) Oracle
4 84 (4.73%) SAP
5 45 (2.53%) Splunk
6 41 (2.31%) ArcSight
7 21 (1.18%) VMware
8 19 (1.07%) Coverity
9 17 (0.96%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.84%) IBM
11 14 (0.79%) FrontRange
11 14 (0.79%) ServiceNow
12 13 (0.73%) Capita
12 13 (0.73%) Remedy
13 12 (0.68%) TOWER Software
13 12 (0.68%) Telerik
14 9 (0.51%) Citrix
15 8 (0.45%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.45%) Informatica
16 7 (0.39%) Computacenter
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum £35,000 + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Sky Bet
Posted: Yesterday
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £75k - £90k + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Cognizant
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + package
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
E.ON
Salary: From £44,500 to £59,332 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £70-90K
Posted: 2 days ago
Wellingborough, Northamptonshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £75,000 to £100,000 per annum + bonus (10%+) + shares + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: 3 days ago