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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 360 370 379
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 808 898 911
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.81% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.93% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 650 700 685
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,650 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,250 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +6.77%

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
85293 96198 103096
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.88% 86.80% 85.47%
Number of salaries quoted 71323 78610 83495
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +20 754 £50,000 - 83
London +47 327 £62,500 +4.16% 29
South East +24 177 £42,500 -10.52% 22
Yorkshire +10 79 £35,000 -22.22% 7
City of London +65 63 £67,500 +3.84% 4
West Yorkshire -10 59 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Kent +40 45 £42,500 +6.25%
West Midlands +3 44 £54,750 +15.26% 8
Surrey +16 43 £35,000 -26.31% 8
Leeds -1 42 £35,000 -22.22% 5
East of England +25 37 £47,500 -13.63% 6
Scotland -24 35 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Hampshire +1 34 £55,000 +15.78% 6
North West +5 28 £50,000 +19.04% 6
South West -1 26 £57,500 +41.97% 5
Edinburgh -3 24 £50,000 -9.09%
Manchester -3 23 £50,000 +11.11% 2
East Midlands -27 23 £45,000 +28.57%
Bradford +14 19 £40,000 -21.56% 1
Birmingham +10 19 £55,000 - 4
Walton-on-Thames 0 18 £31,500 +3.27% 3
North Yorkshire +31 15 £32,500 -35.00%
Berkshire +3 15 £55,000 -8.33% 4
Oxfordshire -5 15 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +36 14 £38,000 -27.61% 3
Gloucestershire +1 13 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Milton Keynes +36 12 £38,000 -15.55% 2
Glasgow -27 12 £48,500 +10.44% 1
Banbury +2 11 £37,500 - 1
Chatham - 11 £31,000 -

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 780 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 598 (36.20%) QA
3 547 (33.11%) Finance
4 449 (27.18%) Test Automation
5 443 (26.82%) Test Scripting
6 420 (25.42%) ISEB
7 405 (24.52%) ISTQB
8 396 (23.97%) User Acceptance Testing
9 356 (21.55%) Selenium
10 323 (19.55%) SQL
11 314 (19.01%) Degree
12 307 (18.58%) Software Testing
13 304 (18.40%) Test Management
14 282 (17.07%) Java
15 268 (16.22%) Regression Testing
16 250 (15.13%) Functional Testing
17 244 (14.77%) SDLC
18 233 (14.10%) C#
19 232 (14.04%) Manual Testing
20 231 (13.98%) Microsoft
21 229 (13.86%) Automated Testing
22 218 (13.20%) Non-Functional Testing
23 215 (13.01%) Automation Testing
23 215 (13.01%) Integration Testing
24 213 (12.89%) Scrum
25 206 (12.47%) Waterfall
26 194 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
27 190 (11.50%) Project Management
28 178 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
29 175 (10.59%) 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 76 (4.60%) IIS
2 25 (1.51%) Confluence
3 13 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.67%) JBoss
4 11 (0.67%) Skype for Business
5 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.36%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.30%) Documentum
8 4 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.24%) SAS
9 3 (0.18%) CMS
10 2 (0.12%) FileNet
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.061%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.061%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.061%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.061%) MQSI
11 1 (0.061%) MTS
11 1 (0.061%) NServiceBus
11 1 (0.061%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 106 (6.42%) MS Excel
2 76 (4.60%) MS Office
3 20 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (1.03%) MS Project
5 13 (0.79%) Mingle
6 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.061%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 20 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 5 (0.30%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.30%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
6 4 (0.24%) Primavera
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
7 3 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.12%) CSG Singleview
8 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Summit
8 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.27%) GitHub
2 18 (1.09%) Force.com
3 8 (0.48%) SaaS
4 7 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.30%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.061%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.061%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.69%) Network Security
2 24 (1.45%) VoIP
3 15 (0.91%) Firewall
3 15 (0.91%) Internet
4 12 (0.73%) VLAN
5 11 (0.67%) HTTP
6 10 (0.61%) SSH
7 9 (0.54%) TCP/IP
8 7 (0.42%) 4G
9 6 (0.36%) 2G
9 6 (0.36%) 3G
9 6 (0.36%) INAP
9 6 (0.36%) M3UA
9 6 (0.36%) RANAP
9 6 (0.36%) SCCP
9 6 (0.36%) SCTP
9 6 (0.36%) SIGTRAN
9 6 (0.36%) SMPP
9 6 (0.36%) TCAP
10 4 (0.24%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 62 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 33 (2.00%) Big Data
4 31 (1.88%) Data Mining
5 24 (1.45%) GIS
6 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (0.73%) EDRMS
9 8 (0.48%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (0.36%) DB2
11 4 (0.24%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.24%) DataStage
11 4 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.18%) MySQL
12 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 2 (0.12%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.12%) SAP BW
13 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 356 (21.55%) Selenium
2 141 (8.54%) JIRA
3 136 (8.23%) Cucumber
4 122 (7.38%) Jenkins
5 108 (6.54%) HP UFT
6 106 (6.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 94 (5.69%) Git (software)
8 90 (5.45%) WebDriver
9 83 (5.02%) SoapUI
10 71 (4.30%) LoadRunner
11 65 (3.93%) SpecFlow
12 64 (3.87%) Subversion
13 58 (3.51%) JMeter
14 44 (2.66%) TeamCity
15 43 (2.60%) JUnit
16 29 (1.76%) Visual Studio
17 28 (1.69%) Bugzilla
17 28 (1.69%) TestNG
18 27 (1.63%) FitNesse
19 25 (1.51%) NUnit
General
1 547 (33.11%) Finance
2 152 (9.20%) Banking
3 107 (6.48%) Retail
4 93 (5.63%) Law
5 80 (4.84%) Telecoms
6 50 (3.03%) Marketing
7 37 (2.24%) Legal
8 34 (2.06%) Financial Institution
9 33 (2.00%) Manufacturing
10 31 (1.88%) Automotive
11 20 (1.21%) Front Office
11 20 (1.21%) Games
12 17 (1.03%) Back Office
13 15 (0.91%) Electronics
14 14 (0.85%) Investment Banking
15 11 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
16 10 (0.61%) Billing
16 10 (0.61%) Publishing
17 8 (0.48%) Aerospace
18 7 (0.42%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 455 (27.54%) Analyst
2 371 (22.46%) Test Analyst
3 323 (19.55%) Test Manager
4 209 (12.65%) Test Engineer
5 193 (11.68%) Tester
6 178 (10.77%) Test Leader
7 105 (6.36%) Consultant
8 95 (5.75%) QA Engineer
9 92 (5.57%) Senior Analyst
10 88 (5.33%) QA Analyst
11 85 (5.15%) Developer
12 84 (5.08%) Senior Test Analyst
13 76 (4.60%) Test Automation Engineer
14 66 (4.00%) Senior Test Engineer
15 65 (3.93%) Automation Test Analyst
16 63 (3.81%) Automation Tester
16 63 (3.81%) QA Test Analyst
16 63 (3.81%) Security Consultant
17 60 (3.63%) Programme Manager
18 59 (3.57%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (10.53%) .NET
2 115 (6.96%) Web Services
3 107 (6.48%) XML
4 70 (4.24%) SOAP
5 64 (3.87%) HTML
6 48 (2.91%) CSS
7 38 (2.30%) Gherkin
7 38 (2.30%) JSON
8 33 (2.00%) ASP.NET
9 25 (1.51%) jQuery
10 22 (1.33%) RESTful
11 21 (1.27%) Visualforce
12 19 (1.15%) REST
13 15 (0.91%) Behat
13 15 (0.91%) HTML5
13 15 (0.91%) J2EE
13 15 (0.91%) Middleware
14 12 (0.73%) Ajax
15 11 (0.67%) ASP.NET MVC
16 10 (0.61%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.77%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (6.23%) Computer Science
3 92 (5.57%) Data Centre
4 62 (3.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 56 (3.39%) Mobile App
6 44 (2.66%) User Experience
7 39 (2.36%) Mathematics
8 29 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 22 (1.33%) AS400
11 22 (1.33%) Virtual Team
12 18 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.09%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 12 (0.73%) Derivative
15 11 (0.67%) CESG
15 11 (0.67%) Fintech
16 10 (0.61%) Life Science
16 10 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 148 (8.96%) Windows
2 114 (6.90%) Linux
3 106 (6.42%) Unix
4 38 (2.30%) Android
5 36 (2.18%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.88%) Solaris
6 31 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (1.63%) Apple iOS
8 23 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (0.79%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.30%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.061%) AIX
13 1 (0.061%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 780 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (27.18%) Test Automation
3 443 (26.82%) Test Scripting
4 396 (23.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 307 (18.58%) Software Testing
6 304 (18.40%) Test Management
7 268 (16.22%) Regression Testing
8 250 (15.13%) Functional Testing
9 244 (14.77%) SDLC
10 232 (14.04%) Manual Testing
11 229 (13.86%) Automated Testing
12 218 (13.20%) Non-Functional Testing
13 215 (13.01%) Automation Testing
13 215 (13.01%) Integration Testing
14 213 (12.89%) Scrum
15 206 (12.47%) Waterfall
16 194 (11.74%) Stakeholder Management
17 190 (11.50%) Project Management
18 175 (10.59%) Defect Management
19 174 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 323 (19.55%) SQL
2 282 (17.07%) Java
3 233 (14.10%) C#
4 113 (6.84%) Python
5 83 (5.02%) Ruby
6 80 (4.84%) JavaScript
7 73 (4.42%) C
8 48 (2.91%) Perl
9 40 (2.42%) C++
10 37 (2.24%) PHP
11 21 (1.27%) Apex Code
12 19 (1.15%) PL/SQL
13 14 (0.85%) VB.NET
14 13 (0.79%) PowerShell
15 12 (0.73%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.73%) Delphi
15 12 (0.73%) T-SQL
15 12 (0.73%) XPath
16 8 (0.48%) VBA
17 6 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 420 (25.42%) ISEB
2 405 (24.52%) ISTQB
3 314 (19.01%) Degree
4 127 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 117 (7.08%) Security Cleared
6 74 (4.48%) SC Cleared
7 63 (3.81%) CISSP
7 63 (3.81%) IISP
8 51 (3.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 39 (2.36%) DV Cleared
10 23 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.67%) CCNA
11 11 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.67%) MCITP
11 11 (0.67%) MCSA
11 11 (0.67%) MCSE
11 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.30%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 598 (36.20%) QA
2 64 (3.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 64 (3.87%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.33%) SLA
4 12 (0.73%) COBIT
4 12 (0.73%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.48%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.30%) SDET
7 3 (0.18%) EMIR
7 3 (0.18%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.12%) WCAG
9 1 (0.061%) HL7
9 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.061%) ISO19770
System Software
1 18 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (0.67%) XenApp
4 3 (0.18%) Firmware
5 1 (0.061%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 114 (6.90%) HP Quality Center
2 57 (3.45%) QRadar
3 22 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (0.79%) CA Wily
5 11 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.67%) vMotion
6 7 (0.42%) Nessus
6 7 (0.42%) Nmap
7 4 (0.24%) CA Service Virtualization
8 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
9 2 (0.12%) Wonderware InTouch
10 1 (0.061%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.061%) SCCM
10 1 (0.061%) WSUS
Vendors
1 231 (13.98%) Microsoft
2 135 (8.17%) HP
3 110 (6.66%) Oracle
4 72 (4.36%) SAP
5 63 (3.81%) ArcSight
5 63 (3.81%) Splunk
6 31 (1.88%) Citrix
7 28 (1.69%) VMware
8 27 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.51%) Red Hat
10 18 (1.09%) Siebel
11 15 (0.91%) Cognizant
12 14 (0.85%) Dynatrace
13 13 (0.79%) Informatica
14 12 (0.73%) IBM
14 12 (0.73%) OpenText
15 11 (0.67%) Rally
16 10 (0.61%) ServiceNow
17 9 (0.54%) FrontRange
18 8 (0.48%) CA
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London
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Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum DOE + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Interact Consulting
Salary: 30-32k
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
Hanover IT Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum 5% Annual bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Client Server
Salary: £70k to £85k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £55675 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Flexible working
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Salary: 55,000 - 70,000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
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Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
PCR
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
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Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: up to 35K +benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Pension, Bonus & Bens
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Salary: £325 - £400 per day
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £60k - 80k per year
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Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
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Tria Recruitment
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £45k to £50k + bonus + benefits
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Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £48000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
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Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Pension, Training, Healthcare
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