The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 334 354 361
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 903 736 787
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.67% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.86% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 664 555 615
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,100 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93867 85654 90608
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.37% 78.52% 77.15%
Number of salaries quoted 75779 70449 77344
Average salary £48,000 £45,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £71,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 10 July 2014 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 10 July 2014. 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 +13 842 £47,500 -3.55% 95
London -98 272 £52,500 - 30
South East +52 182 £47,500 -7.31% 21
Yorkshire +20 107 £41,500 +3.75% 7
West Yorkshire +44 105 £41,500 +1.21% 7
East of England +5 79 £40,000 -4.76% 8
City of London +8 77 £52,250 -3.68% 13
North West +57 75 £47,000 +25.33% 9
Leeds +11 70 £41,500 +3.75% 5
Surrey +49 69 £48,000 -20.00% 5
South West +33 60 £38,500 +6.94% 13
East Midlands +13 47 £43,200 -4.00% 3
Bristol +31 39 £38,500 +10.00% 8
Berkshire +26 32 £42,500 -15.00% 4
Hampshire -9 32 £45,000 -10.00% 7
West Sussex +23 31 £58,500 +30.00% 3
Horsham - 30 £59,250 - 3
Reigate +7 28 £50,000 - 1
Nottinghamshire +21 26 £43,200 -21.45% 1
Cheshire +20 26 £47,000 +34.28% 1
Nottingham +22 25 £43,200 -21.45% 1
Manchester +20 23 £40,500 +8.00% 5
Cambridgeshire +13 23 £40,000 +5.26%
West Midlands -4 23 £50,000 +17.64% 3
Reading +18 20 £34,000 -24.44% 1
Wales -14 19 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridge +11 18 £40,000 +3.89%
South Wales -1 18 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Cardiff +2 17 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland -31 17 £57,000 +29.54% 2

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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.

1 811 (44.37%) QA
2 612 (33.48%) Finance
3 457 (25.00%) Test Scripting
4 426 (23.30%) Selenium
5 406 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
6 394 (21.55%) SQL
7 381 (20.84%) Test Automation
8 379 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
9 377 (20.62%) Automated Testing
10 372 (20.35%) ISEB
11 304 (16.63%) C#
12 297 (16.25%) Software Testing
13 290 (15.86%) Test Management
14 284 (15.54%) Degree
15 278 (15.21%) .NET
16 277 (15.15%) ISTQB
17 263 (14.39%) Java
18 262 (14.33%) Performance Testing
19 258 (14.11%) Scrum
20 215 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
21 212 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
22 201 (11.00%) Microsoft
23 198 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
24 186 (10.18%) HP
25 185 (10.12%) Project Management
26 181 (9.90%) E-Commerce
27 159 (8.70%) TDD
28 151 (8.26%) Regression Testing
28 151 (8.26%) Automation Testing
29 144 (7.88%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 33 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 32 (1.75%) IIS
3 24 (1.31%) Confluence
4 23 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 14 (0.77%) LiveLink
6 9 (0.49%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.33%) Apache
7 6 (0.33%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.22%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.22%) CMS
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.16%) Lync
10 2 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.055%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.055%) SAS
11 1 (0.055%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.055%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.055%) GlassFish
Applications
1 85 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 42 (2.30%) MS Office
3 17 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Project
5 7 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.11%) Mingle
7 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.055%) FastStats
7 1 (0.055%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.27%) SimCorp Dimension
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.055%) RMDS
8 1 (0.055%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.055%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.055%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.15%) SaaS
3 11 (0.60%) GitHub
4 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.055%) Force.com
6 1 (0.055%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.67%) Internet
2 28 (1.53%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.26%) LAN
4 20 (1.09%) HTTP
4 20 (1.09%) WAN
5 18 (0.98%) Firewall
6 14 (0.77%) VPN
7 12 (0.66%) MPLS
8 11 (0.60%) BGP
8 11 (0.60%) IPsec
8 11 (0.60%) Network Security
8 11 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 9 (0.49%) ATM
10 8 (0.44%) SSL
11 6 (0.33%) SAN
12 5 (0.27%) Wireshark
12 5 (0.27%) LDAP
12 5 (0.27%) DNS
12 5 (0.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (7.49%) SQL Server
2 70 (3.83%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.64%) RDBMS
5 29 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 25 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 23 (1.26%) MySQL
8 19 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.82%) RavenDB
10 15 (0.82%) DB2
11 14 (0.77%) DataStage
12 13 (0.71%) OLAP
12 13 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
13 11 (0.60%) SQLPlus
14 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
14 10 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
14 10 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
15 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 426 (23.30%) Selenium
2 215 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
3 134 (7.33%) WebDriver
4 130 (7.11%) JIRA
5 109 (5.96%) Cucumber
6 104 (5.69%) LoadRunner
7 88 (4.81%) Visual Studio
8 79 (4.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 64 (3.50%) NUnit
10 61 (3.34%) TestComplete
11 60 (3.28%) SoapUI
12 54 (2.95%) JUnit
13 52 (2.84%) JMeter
14 49 (2.68%) WinRunner
15 46 (2.52%) Jenkins
16 41 (2.24%) FitNesse
17 38 (2.08%) Git (software)
18 37 (2.02%) Maven
18 37 (2.02%) Bugzilla
19 36 (1.97%) Subversion
General
1 612 (33.48%) Finance
2 144 (7.88%) Banking
3 141 (7.71%) Retail
4 43 (2.35%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.30%) Investment Banking
5 42 (2.30%) Marketing
6 40 (2.19%) Advertising
7 36 (1.97%) Games
8 32 (1.75%) Back Office
9 22 (1.20%) Billing
9 22 (1.20%) Publishing
10 13 (0.71%) Legal
10 13 (0.71%) Front Office
11 10 (0.55%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.44%) Military
14 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.33%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.27%) Law
16 4 (0.22%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 524 (28.67%) Test Manager
2 522 (28.56%) Analyst
3 386 (21.12%) Test Analyst
4 246 (13.46%) Tester
5 186 (10.18%) Test Engineer
6 131 (7.17%) QA Analyst
7 115 (6.29%) QA Engineer
8 103 (5.63%) Test Leader
9 99 (5.42%) Consultant
10 98 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
11 94 (5.14%) Developer
12 75 (4.10%) QA Tester
13 70 (3.83%) Senior Analyst
14 67 (3.67%) Business Analyst
15 62 (3.39%) Test Consultant
15 62 (3.39%) QA Automation Engineer
16 61 (3.34%) Programme Manager
17 56 (3.06%) Senior Test Analyst
17 56 (3.06%) Agile Test Analyst
17 56 (3.06%) Programme Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (15.21%) .NET
2 106 (5.80%) Web Services
3 92 (5.03%) SOAP
4 79 (4.32%) XML
5 75 (4.10%) Gherkin
6 68 (3.72%) HTML
7 65 (3.56%) .NET Framework
8 51 (2.79%) ASP.NET
9 46 (2.52%) CSS
10 43 (2.35%) REST
11 31 (1.70%) ASP.NET MVC
12 24 (1.31%) jQuery
13 23 (1.26%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 19 (1.04%) RESTful
15 18 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (0.98%) Middleware
16 15 (0.82%) MSMQ
16 15 (0.82%) NHibernate
16 15 (0.82%) Dapper ORM
16 15 (0.82%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.76%) Open Source
2 86 (4.70%) Mobile App
3 82 (4.49%) Mathematics
4 81 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 66 (3.61%) Management Information System
6 52 (2.84%) Client/Server
7 26 (1.42%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.37%) Statistics
9 21 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 15 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 15 (0.82%) NHS
12 12 (0.66%) Derivative
12 12 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
12 12 (0.66%) Blog
12 12 (0.66%) Online Games
13 11 (0.60%) EFT
14 9 (0.49%) Online Banking
14 9 (0.49%) Fixed Income
14 9 (0.49%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.13%) Windows
2 111 (6.07%) Linux
3 93 (5.09%) UNIX
4 43 (2.35%) Android
5 42 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.38%) Solaris
7 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.33%) Windows XP
9 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 1 (0.055%) VMS
13 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.055%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (25.00%) Test Scripting
2 406 (22.21%) Agile Software Development
3 381 (20.84%) Test Automation
4 379 (20.73%) User Acceptance Testing
5 377 (20.62%) Automated Testing
6 297 (16.25%) Software Testing
7 290 (15.86%) Test Management
8 262 (14.33%) Performance Testing
9 258 (14.11%) Scrum
10 198 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 185 (10.12%) Project Management
12 181 (9.90%) E-Commerce
13 159 (8.70%) TDD
14 151 (8.26%) Regression Testing
14 151 (8.26%) Automation Testing
15 132 (7.22%) BDD
16 129 (7.06%) Integration Testing
17 119 (6.51%) OO
18 105 (5.74%) Risk Management
19 98 (5.36%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 394 (21.55%) SQL
2 304 (16.63%) C#
3 263 (14.39%) Java
4 119 (6.51%) C++
5 81 (4.43%) JavaScript
6 63 (3.45%) Python
7 61 (3.34%) Ruby
8 51 (2.79%) PHP
9 46 (2.52%) Perl
9 46 (2.52%) VB
10 42 (2.30%) T-SQL
10 42 (2.30%) C
11 34 (1.86%) VBScript
12 29 (1.59%) Delphi
13 23 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.77%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.77%) Bash Shell
16 12 (0.66%) Tcl
17 9 (0.49%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 372 (20.35%) ISEB
2 284 (15.54%) Degree
3 277 (15.15%) ISTQB
4 84 (4.60%) Security Cleared
5 69 (3.77%) SC Cleared
6 23 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.09%) CCNP
8 16 (0.88%) ISEB Practitioner
9 14 (0.77%) HND
9 14 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 11 (0.60%) CCSE
11 10 (0.55%) CISM
11 10 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (0.55%) CISSP
11 10 (0.55%) CCNA
12 9 (0.49%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (0.33%) CCDE
15 5 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 811 (44.37%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) COBIT
3 7 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.27%) SLA
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) Basel III
7 2 (0.11%) TickIT
7 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
8 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.055%) FATCA
System Software
1 13 (0.71%) VirtualBox
2 9 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.27%) XenApp
6 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.22%) Nmap
7 3 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 212 (11.60%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.44%) Nessus
3 4 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.055%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 201 (11.00%) Microsoft
2 186 (10.18%) HP
3 100 (5.47%) Oracle
4 48 (2.63%) SAP
5 36 (1.97%) IBM
6 23 (1.26%) Cognos
7 16 (0.88%) Salesforce.com
7 16 (0.88%) Endeca
8 15 (0.82%) RedPrairie
9 14 (0.77%) Remedy
9 14 (0.77%) BMC
10 13 (0.71%) T-Plan
10 13 (0.71%) ServiceNow
10 13 (0.71%) FrontRange
11 12 (0.66%) Cisco
11 12 (0.66%) Citrix
12 11 (0.60%) CheckPoint
12 11 (0.60%) VMware
12 11 (0.60%) SOASTA, Inc
13 10 (0.55%) Business Objects
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 minutes ago
Hertfordshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum Up to 55K Plus Bonus Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 to £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Sogeti
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £40,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: Yesterday
London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus+HC+Pension= £100K Package
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + BENIFITS
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 45,000 + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum £30-45,000 + Car allowance + Bonus +
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago