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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 336 350 353
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 904 748 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.87% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 671 564 628
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+8.23% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92606 85560 91430
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.40% 78.65% 77.33%
Number of salaries quoted 74653 70125 77975
Average salary £48,000 £46,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
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 22 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 22 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 +14 842 £47,500 - 111
London -88 277 £52,500 +5.00% 38
South East +62 171 £50,000 - 24
Yorkshire +21 105 £42,500 +6.25% 10
West Yorkshire +34 103 £42,500 +6.25% 9
North West +62 81 £47,000 +25.33% 12
City of London +8 81 £52,500 -1.86% 16
East of England +5 75 £40,000 -4.76% 5
Leeds +8 68 £41,500 +10.66% 5
South West +23 65 £38,500 +6.94% 13
Surrey +43 62 £50,000 - 7
East Midlands +7 43 £46,000 +6.97% 2
Bristol +17 40 £38,250 +9.28% 6
Hampshire -14 34 £42,500 -15.00% 5
West Sussex +31 33 £60,000 +33.33% 2
Horsham - 33 £60,000 - 2
Manchester +24 28 £40,500 +8.00% 8
Berkshire +31 27 £42,500 -22.72% 4
West Midlands +9 26 £51,500 +24.09% 6
Cheshire +21 25 £47,000 +13.25% 2
Cambridgeshire +17 23 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Reigate +3 23 £50,000 -
Wales +1 23 £30,000 +5.26% 2
South Wales -1 22 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Nottinghamshire +18 20 £43,200 -21.45%
Cardiff +8 20 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Nottingham +13 19 £43,200 -21.45%
Portsmouth - 18 - - 1
Cambridge +5 17 £40,000 +5.26% 2
Reading +24 16 £25,000 -44.44% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 788 (43.13%) QA
2 605 (33.11%) Finance
3 459 (25.12%) Test Scripting
4 433 (23.70%) Selenium
5 411 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
6 393 (21.51%) SQL
7 390 (21.35%) Test Automation
8 373 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 369 (20.20%) ISEB
10 367 (20.09%) Automated Testing
11 304 (16.64%) C#
12 302 (16.53%) Software Testing
13 291 (15.93%) Test Management
14 285 (15.60%) ISTQB
15 277 (15.16%) .NET
16 276 (15.11%) Degree
17 273 (14.94%) Scrum
18 268 (14.67%) Java
18 268 (14.67%) Performance Testing
19 217 (11.88%) QuickTest Pro
20 207 (11.33%) HP Quality Center
21 200 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
22 198 (10.84%) Microsoft
23 192 (10.51%) E-Commerce
24 189 (10.34%) Project Management
25 183 (10.02%) HP
26 168 (9.20%) TDD
27 152 (8.32%) Regression Testing
28 150 (8.21%) Automation Testing
29 147 (8.05%) JIRA

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 35 (1.92%) IIS
2 30 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 28 (1.53%) Confluence
4 23 (1.26%) Tomcat
5 11 (0.60%) LiveLink
6 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
7 7 (0.38%) Apache
8 4 (0.22%) ColdFusion
8 4 (0.22%) CMS
8 4 (0.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 3 (0.16%) Lync
9 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.055%) Mule
11 1 (0.055%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.055%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.055%) SAS
Applications
1 88 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 43 (2.35%) MS Office
3 18 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (0.88%) MS Project
5 8 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.055%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.055%) Mingle
6 1 (0.055%) FastStats
6 1 (0.055%) Spreadsheet
6 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%) Magento
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.11%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.055%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.055%) RMDS
8 1 (0.055%) SAP Retail
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.055%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 39 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.15%) SaaS
3 12 (0.66%) 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 69 (3.78%) Internet
2 26 (1.42%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.26%) LAN
4 20 (1.09%) WAN
5 18 (0.99%) Firewall
5 18 (0.99%) HTTP
6 14 (0.77%) VPN
7 12 (0.66%) MPLS
8 11 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (0.60%) Network Security
8 11 (0.60%) IPsec
8 11 (0.60%) BGP
9 10 (0.55%) ATM
10 9 (0.49%) HTTPS
11 8 (0.44%) SSL
12 7 (0.38%) LTE
13 6 (0.33%) SAN
13 6 (0.33%) 3G
13 6 (0.33%) Wireless
13 6 (0.33%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 77 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 51 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (1.97%) RDBMS
5 32 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 28 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.37%) MySQL
8 20 (1.09%) DB2
8 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database
9 18 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
9 18 (0.99%) RavenDB
10 17 (0.93%) DataStage
11 16 (0.88%) SQLPlus
12 15 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (0.77%) Data Mining
14 12 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 11 (0.60%) OLAP
16 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 433 (23.70%) Selenium
2 217 (11.88%) QuickTest Pro
3 147 (8.05%) JIRA
4 143 (7.83%) WebDriver
5 113 (6.19%) Cucumber
6 106 (5.80%) LoadRunner
7 88 (4.82%) Visual Studio
8 81 (4.43%) Team Foundation Server
9 68 (3.72%) NUnit
10 60 (3.28%) SoapUI
11 56 (3.07%) TestComplete
12 55 (3.01%) JUnit
13 53 (2.90%) JMeter
14 48 (2.63%) Jenkins
15 44 (2.41%) Git (software)
16 41 (2.24%) WinRunner
17 38 (2.08%) SpecFlow
18 37 (2.03%) TeamCity
19 36 (1.97%) FitNesse
20 35 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 605 (33.11%) Finance
2 146 (7.99%) Banking
3 143 (7.83%) Retail
4 46 (2.52%) Advertising
5 45 (2.46%) Marketing
5 45 (2.46%) Telecoms
6 42 (2.30%) Investment Banking
7 37 (2.03%) Games
8 30 (1.64%) Back Office
9 23 (1.26%) Billing
10 21 (1.15%) Publishing
11 13 (0.71%) Legal
12 11 (0.60%) Front Office
13 9 (0.49%) Military
14 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.33%) Manufacturing
15 6 (0.33%) Welsh Language
16 5 (0.27%) Law
16 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 524 (28.68%) Test Manager
2 506 (27.70%) Analyst
3 371 (20.31%) Test Analyst
4 238 (13.03%) Tester
5 189 (10.34%) Test Engineer
6 119 (6.51%) QA Analyst
7 111 (6.08%) QA Engineer
8 97 (5.31%) Test Leader
9 96 (5.25%) Developer
9 96 (5.25%) Automation Engineer
10 93 (5.09%) Consultant
11 69 (3.78%) Senior Analyst
12 68 (3.72%) QA Tester
12 68 (3.72%) Business Analyst
13 60 (3.28%) Programme Manager
13 60 (3.28%) Senior Test Engineer
14 58 (3.17%) Test Consultant
14 58 (3.17%) Senior Test Analyst
15 57 (3.12%) Programme Test Manager
16 56 (3.07%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (15.16%) .NET
2 107 (5.86%) Web Services
3 91 (4.98%) SOAP
4 79 (4.32%) Gherkin
5 77 (4.21%) XML
6 72 (3.94%) HTML
7 67 (3.67%) .NET Framework
8 59 (3.23%) ASP.NET
9 52 (2.85%) CSS
10 42 (2.30%) REST
11 36 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (1.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 27 (1.48%) jQuery
14 21 (1.15%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 18 (0.99%) NHibernate
15 18 (0.99%) MSMQ
15 18 (0.99%) WCF
15 18 (0.99%) Spring.NET
15 18 (0.99%) StructureMap
15 18 (0.99%) Castle Windsor
Miscellaneous
1 91 (4.98%) Open Source
2 84 (4.60%) Mobile App
3 81 (4.43%) Computer Science
4 78 (4.27%) Mathematics
5 63 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 51 (2.79%) Client/Server
7 29 (1.59%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.37%) Statistics
9 19 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
10 18 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 15 (0.82%) NHS
12 14 (0.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 13 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
13 13 (0.71%) Online Games
14 12 (0.66%) EFT
14 12 (0.66%) Blog
15 11 (0.60%) Derivative
16 10 (0.55%) Online Banking
17 9 (0.49%) Fixed Income
18 8 (0.44%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 112 (6.13%) Windows
2 109 (5.97%) Linux
3 102 (5.58%) UNIX
4 40 (2.19%) Android
5 38 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 11 (0.60%) Windows 7
7 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
7 7 (0.38%) Solaris
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%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.11%) AIX
12 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.055%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.055%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 459 (25.12%) Test Scripting
2 411 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 390 (21.35%) Test Automation
4 373 (20.42%) User Acceptance Testing
5 367 (20.09%) Automated Testing
6 302 (16.53%) Software Testing
7 291 (15.93%) Test Management
8 273 (14.94%) Scrum
9 268 (14.67%) Performance Testing
10 200 (10.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 192 (10.51%) E-Commerce
12 189 (10.34%) Project Management
13 168 (9.20%) TDD
14 152 (8.32%) Regression Testing
15 150 (8.21%) Automation Testing
16 140 (7.66%) BDD
17 133 (7.28%) Integration Testing
18 117 (6.40%) OO
19 108 (5.91%) Continuous Integration
20 102 (5.58%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (21.51%) SQL
2 304 (16.64%) C#
3 268 (14.67%) Java
4 117 (6.40%) C++
5 91 (4.98%) JavaScript
6 65 (3.56%) Ruby
7 63 (3.45%) Python
8 57 (3.12%) PHP
9 49 (2.68%) Perl
10 47 (2.57%) VB
11 43 (2.35%) C
12 38 (2.08%) T-SQL
13 36 (1.97%) VBScript
14 29 (1.59%) Delphi
14 29 (1.59%) Shell Script
15 20 (1.09%) PL/SQL
16 19 (1.04%) VB.NET
17 15 (0.82%) Bash Shell
18 13 (0.71%) Tcl
19 8 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 369 (20.20%) ISEB
2 285 (15.60%) ISTQB
3 276 (15.11%) Degree
4 131 (7.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 85 (4.65%) Security Cleared
6 69 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 46 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.09%) CCNP
10 18 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
11 16 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.66%) HND
13 11 (0.60%) CCSE
13 11 (0.60%) CISSP
14 10 (0.55%) CISM
14 10 (0.55%) CCNA
14 10 (0.55%) CTC Cleared
15 9 (0.49%) PMI Certification
16 8 (0.44%) Check Point Certification
17 6 (0.33%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 788 (43.13%) QA
2 13 (0.71%) COBIT
3 8 (0.44%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.33%) SLA
5 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
7 3 (0.16%) Basel III
8 2 (0.11%) TickIT
8 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 1 (0.055%) FATCA
9 1 (0.055%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.055%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (0.88%) 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%) Nmap
6 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 207 (11.33%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (0.44%) Nessus
3 4 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.055%) logstash
5 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.055%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 198 (10.84%) Microsoft
2 183 (10.02%) HP
3 110 (6.02%) Oracle
4 48 (2.63%) SAP
5 34 (1.86%) IBM
6 23 (1.26%) Cognos
7 19 (1.04%) Endeca
8 18 (0.99%) RedPrairie
9 17 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (0.88%) T-Plan
11 15 (0.82%) Business Objects
12 14 (0.77%) Remedy
12 14 (0.77%) BMC
13 13 (0.71%) ServiceNow
13 13 (0.71%) VMware
13 13 (0.71%) FrontRange
14 12 (0.66%) Citrix
14 12 (0.66%) Cisco
15 11 (0.60%) SOASTA, Inc
15 11 (0.60%) CheckPoint
UK
Lloyds Banking Group
Salary: £36125 - £44625 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 30,000
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lloyds Banking Group
Posted: 6 hours ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £26k - 35k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: From £38,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Spring Technology
Salary: £20000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
JM
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Excellent Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hungerford, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £48000 - £54000 per annum + £6k car allow + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Engage PSG
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Volt
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £63000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday