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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 387 346 379
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 808 946 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.90% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.06% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 629 702 563
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 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
88106 89047 87460
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 86.81% 85.16% 84.87%
Number of salaries quoted 73200 73150 69679
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 £31,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 -38 744 £50,000 +5.26% 101
London -53 267 £60,000 +9.09% 44
South East +8 158 £42,500 -15.00% 13
East of England +10 90 £55,000 +10.00% 5
North West +4 61 £52,500 +16.66% 9
Yorkshire -12 60 £39,500 +5.33% 10
West Midlands +5 58 £45,000 +50.00% 9
City of London +42 57 £63,750 +4.08% 8
West Yorkshire -13 50 £37,750 +7.85% 7
Manchester +24 49 £52,500 +19.31% 6
Kent - 41 £41,000 -
Surrey -13 37 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Leeds -12 36 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Essex +11 33 £55,000 - 1
Scotland -17 30 £52,500 +6.06% 2
Oxfordshire +20 28 £42,500 - 1
Hertfordshire +2 28 £58,750 +54.60% 1
Hampshire +19 24 £62,500 +38.88% 1
South West -47 22 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Edinburgh +11 20 £52,500 +16.66% 2
Birmingham +9 19 £45,000 +80.00% 2
East Midlands -8 18 £45,000 +9.09% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 18 £41,625 -12.36% 2
Berkshire -19 17 £50,000 -6.54% 5
Colchester -8 15 £55,000 -18.51%
Coventry +9 14 £42,500 - 1
Warwickshire -7 14 £60,000 +50.00% 2
Bristol -26 14 £38,750 -29.54% 2
Cambridge -7 12 £39,500 -23.67% 2
Reading -8 11 £50,000 +5.54% 2

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 821 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 750 (44.01%) QA
3 517 (30.34%) Finance
4 435 (25.53%) Test Automation
5 433 (25.41%) Test Scripting
6 399 (23.42%) ISTQB
7 396 (23.24%) ISEB
8 380 (22.30%) SQL
9 375 (22.01%) Degree
10 362 (21.24%) Selenium
11 334 (19.60%) Test Management
12 320 (18.78%) User Acceptance Testing
13 283 (16.61%) Java
14 274 (16.08%) Automated Testing
15 258 (15.14%) Software Testing
16 257 (15.08%) Scrum
17 251 (14.73%) C#
18 247 (14.50%) Functional Testing
19 237 (13.91%) Performance Testing
20 218 (12.79%) Manual Testing
21 212 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
22 208 (12.21%) Project Management
23 206 (12.09%) SDLC
24 203 (11.91%) Regression Testing
25 202 (11.85%) Banking
26 201 (11.80%) Defect Management
27 200 (11.74%) Microsoft
28 199 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
29 184 (10.80%) .NET
30 181 (10.62%) Mentoring

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 95 (5.58%) IIS
2 17 (1.00%) SAS
3 16 (0.94%) JBoss
3 16 (0.94%) WebSphere
4 12 (0.70%) Node.js
4 12 (0.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.47%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.41%) WordPress
7 6 (0.35%) Confluence
7 6 (0.35%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.29%) NServiceBus
9 4 (0.23%) Apache
9 4 (0.23%) Tuxedo
10 3 (0.18%) Documentum
11 2 (0.12%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.059%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.059%) CMS
12 1 (0.059%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.059%) MQSI
12 1 (0.059%) MTS
Applications
1 92 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 66 (3.87%) MS Office
3 18 (1.06%) MS Project
4 16 (0.94%) MS Visio
5 14 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.059%) Mingle
6 1 (0.059%) Open Workbench
6 1 (0.059%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (0.41%) Temenos T24
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.29%) SAP FI
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.23%) BASE24
5 4 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.23%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.23%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.17%) SaaS
2 11 (0.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.53%) Force.com
4 8 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.23%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.23%) Sage Pay
6 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.12%) GitHub
8 1 (0.059%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.059%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.059%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.059%) Basecamp
8 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.059%) Heroku
8 1 (0.059%) IaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Office 365
8 1 (0.059%) PaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (3.58%) Network Security
2 39 (2.29%) Internet
3 30 (1.76%) HTTP
4 19 (1.12%) VoIP
5 8 (0.47%) INAP
5 8 (0.47%) M3UA
5 8 (0.47%) RANAP
5 8 (0.47%) SCCP
5 8 (0.47%) SCTP
5 8 (0.47%) SIGTRAN
5 8 (0.47%) SMPP
5 8 (0.47%) TCAP
6 7 (0.41%) Intranet
7 5 (0.29%) 2G
7 5 (0.29%) 3G
7 5 (0.29%) 4G
7 5 (0.29%) ATM
7 5 (0.29%) PuTTY
7 5 (0.29%) WinSCP
7 5 (0.29%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.04%) SQL Server
2 68 (3.99%) Relational Database
3 50 (2.93%) Big Data
4 47 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 42 (2.46%) MySQL
6 17 (1.00%) Data Mining
7 10 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 9 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 8 (0.47%) OLTP
9 8 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (0.41%) Oracle Database
10 7 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (0.35%) GIS
11 6 (0.35%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.29%) SQLite
13 4 (0.23%) DB2
13 4 (0.23%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 362 (21.24%) Selenium
2 170 (9.98%) JIRA
3 155 (9.10%) HP UFT
4 133 (7.81%) Cucumber
5 125 (7.34%) WebDriver
6 124 (7.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 117 (6.87%) LoadRunner
8 102 (5.99%) Jenkins
9 98 (5.75%) JMeter
10 95 (5.58%) Git (software)
11 69 (4.05%) SpecFlow
12 65 (3.81%) Visual Studio
13 58 (3.40%) NUnit
14 53 (3.11%) Subversion
15 47 (2.76%) SoapUI
16 46 (2.70%) JUnit
17 32 (1.88%) WATIR
18 25 (1.47%) FitNesse
19 24 (1.41%) Bugzilla
20 23 (1.35%) TeamCity
General
1 517 (30.34%) Finance
2 202 (11.85%) Banking
3 121 (7.10%) Retail
4 115 (6.75%) Law
5 49 (2.88%) Marketing
6 46 (2.70%) Telecoms
7 43 (2.52%) Manufacturing
8 34 (2.00%) Investment Banking
9 32 (1.88%) Legal
10 28 (1.64%) Retail Banking
11 20 (1.17%) Front Office
12 19 (1.12%) Games
13 18 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (1.00%) Financial Institution
15 16 (0.94%) Automotive
16 9 (0.53%) Back Office
16 9 (0.53%) Military
16 9 (0.53%) Publishing
17 6 (0.35%) Electronics
18 5 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 402 (23.59%) Analyst
2 381 (22.36%) Test Manager
3 292 (17.14%) Test Analyst
4 208 (12.21%) Tester
5 201 (11.80%) Test Leader
6 174 (10.21%) Test Engineer
7 154 (9.04%) Consultant
8 123 (7.22%) QA Engineer
9 92 (5.40%) Senior Analyst
10 87 (5.11%) QA Tester
11 82 (4.81%) Automation Engineer
11 82 (4.81%) Developer
12 81 (4.75%) QA Manager
12 81 (4.75%) Security Consultant
13 77 (4.52%) IT Consultant
14 76 (4.46%) IT Security Consultant
15 70 (4.11%) Senior Test Analyst
16 67 (3.93%) Software Test Engineer
17 64 (3.76%) QA Analyst
18 62 (3.64%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (10.80%) .NET
2 114 (6.69%) Web Services
3 112 (6.57%) XML
4 67 (3.93%) HTML
4 67 (3.93%) SOAP
5 60 (3.52%) JSON
6 44 (2.58%) Middleware
7 36 (2.11%) Gherkin
8 34 (2.00%) J2EE
9 32 (1.88%) CSS
10 29 (1.70%) HTML5
10 29 (1.70%) RESTful
11 26 (1.53%) REST
12 20 (1.17%) jQuery
12 20 (1.17%) LAMP
13 19 (1.12%) Visualforce
14 18 (1.06%) Ajax
15 16 (0.94%) AngularJS
15 16 (0.94%) ASP.NET Web API
15 16 (0.94%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 212 (12.44%) Analytical Skills
2 150 (8.80%) Computer Science
3 101 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 81 (4.75%) Security Operations Centre
5 63 (3.70%) Mathematics
6 54 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
7 44 (2.58%) Mobile App
7 44 (2.58%) User Experience
8 39 (2.29%) Management Information System
9 33 (1.94%) Statistics
10 32 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.64%) Derivative
12 24 (1.41%) Fixed Income
13 23 (1.35%) Algorithms
14 21 (1.23%) iPhone
15 16 (0.94%) Physics
16 15 (0.88%) Credit Derivative
17 14 (0.82%) Credit Risk
17 14 (0.82%) Equity Derivative
18 12 (0.70%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 147 (8.63%) Windows
2 113 (6.63%) Unix
3 93 (5.46%) Linux
4 27 (1.58%) Apple iOS
5 26 (1.53%) Android
6 21 (1.23%) Solaris
7 13 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (0.65%) AIX
9 9 (0.53%) Windows Server
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.059%) SUSE
14 1 (0.059%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.059%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.059%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 821 (48.18%) Agile Software Development
2 435 (25.53%) Test Automation
3 433 (25.41%) Test Scripting
4 334 (19.60%) Test Management
5 320 (18.78%) User Acceptance Testing
6 274 (16.08%) Automated Testing
7 258 (15.14%) Software Testing
8 257 (15.08%) Scrum
9 247 (14.50%) Functional Testing
10 237 (13.91%) Performance Testing
11 218 (12.79%) Manual Testing
12 208 (12.21%) Project Management
13 206 (12.09%) SDLC
14 203 (11.91%) Regression Testing
15 201 (11.80%) Defect Management
16 199 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
17 181 (10.62%) Mentoring
18 174 (10.21%) Continuous Integration
19 165 (9.68%) TDD
20 159 (9.33%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 380 (22.30%) SQL
2 283 (16.61%) Java
3 251 (14.73%) C#
4 104 (6.10%) Python
5 97 (5.69%) Ruby
6 81 (4.75%) JavaScript
7 61 (3.58%) PHP
8 43 (2.52%) C
9 35 (2.05%) C++
10 29 (1.70%) Perl
11 28 (1.64%) PL/SQL
12 26 (1.53%) Scala
13 25 (1.47%) Bash Shell
14 20 (1.17%) T-SQL
15 19 (1.12%) Apex Code
16 15 (0.88%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.82%) ABAP
18 13 (0.76%) Groovy
19 10 (0.59%) VB
20 9 (0.53%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 399 (23.42%) ISTQB
2 396 (23.24%) ISEB
3 375 (22.01%) Degree
4 110 (6.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (5.58%) Security Cleared
6 81 (4.75%) CISSP
6 81 (4.75%) IISP
7 49 (2.88%) SC Cleared
8 45 (2.64%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 27 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
10 25 (1.47%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 9 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.35%) CHECK Team Leader
13 6 (0.35%) SAP Certification
14 4 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.12%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.059%) IBM Certification
16 1 (0.059%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 750 (44.01%) QA
2 90 (5.28%) PCI DSS
3 88 (5.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.17%) Data Quality
5 19 (1.12%) SLA
6 15 (0.88%) MiFID
7 14 (0.82%) Dodd-Frank
7 14 (0.82%) EMIR
8 8 (0.47%) COBIT
9 7 (0.41%) SDET
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.18%) ISO27002
10 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.059%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.53%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.059%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 174 (10.21%) HP Quality Center
2 50 (2.93%) QRadar
3 28 (1.64%) SCCM
4 17 (1.00%) HP SiteScope
4 17 (1.00%) Nessus
4 17 (1.00%) Nmap
5 16 (0.94%) CA Wily
6 6 (0.35%) CA LISA
7 5 (0.29%) nmon
7 5 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (0.29%) Wonderware InTouch
8 2 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.12%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.12%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.12%) OpenVAS
9 1 (0.059%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.059%) Puppet
9 1 (0.059%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.059%) WSUS
Vendors
1 200 (11.74%) Microsoft
2 153 (8.98%) HP
3 113 (6.63%) Oracle
4 98 (5.75%) SAP
5 81 (4.75%) Splunk
6 80 (4.69%) ArcSight
7 29 (1.70%) Citrix
8 23 (1.35%) VMware
9 22 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
10 21 (1.23%) Dynatrace
11 17 (1.00%) Coverity
12 13 (0.76%) Rally
12 13 (0.76%) Red Hat
12 13 (0.76%) TOWER Software
13 11 (0.65%) Sophos
14 10 (0.59%) IBM
14 10 (0.59%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.53%) Cognizant
16 8 (0.47%) FrontRange
16 8 (0.47%) InterSystems
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Energon People
Salary: £55000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £80000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: To £35,000 + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: bonus/excellent benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West London
Cube Consulting
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Sussex
Jenrick IT
Salary: Highly Negotiable
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £80000 - £90000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £23000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Karhoo Inc
Salary: £Very Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent career progression
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
The Resourcing Hub
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum £23000 - £25,000k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £32000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £90,000 to £100,000 per annum Benefits package (Including Bonus)
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £51886 - £61745 per annum + RRA + Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Adalta Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Pension + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago