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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 328 349 398
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +49
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 925 874 672
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.76% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.93% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 676 685 503
Average salary £48,250 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,750 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,908 £41,750
% change year-on-year
+0.20% +7.56%

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
91159 94353 87863
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.17% 82.31% 80.10%
Number of salaries quoted 73885 75668 72432
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +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 31 March 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 31 March 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
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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 +11 834 £48,500 +2.10% 85
London -16 327 £57,500 +8.49% 43
South East +14 151 £45,000 -5.26% 14
Yorkshire -3 92 £37,500 +7.14% 6
East of England +20 80 £50,000 +6.38% 5
West Yorkshire +5 78 £37,500 -6.25% 5
City of London +17 77 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Scotland +47 71 £46,000 +10.84% 7
South West +6 60 £37,500 -2.59% 3
Leeds -1 54 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Surrey 0 52 £44,500 -6.31% 1
East Midlands +16 49 £35,000 -2.77% 3
Edinburgh +14 34 £55,000 +32.53% 5
Berkshire +3 32 £55,000 +35.80% 1
Cambridgeshire +23 31 £50,000 +4.16% 1
Bristol +11 30 £44,500 +15.58% 1
Glasgow +32 28 £45,500 -13.33% 1
North West +11 28 £44,000 +25.71% 7
West Midlands -21 28 £33,000 -30.52% 3
Hampshire +7 27 £45,000 - 6
Nottinghamshire +19 23 £35,000 -1.40%
Nottingham +6 23 £35,000 -12.50%
Cambridge +15 22 £47,500 -5.00% 1
Manchester +9 22 £42,500 +11.11% 5
Hertfordshire +7 21 £50,000 -2.43% 1
Leatherhead - 20 £50,000 -
Northamptonshire +13 19 £47,000 -27.69% 3
Gloucestershire 0 18 £30,500 +17.30%
Reading -16 18 £53,250 +42.00%
Buckinghamshire -6 17 £50,000 +11.11% 3

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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.

1 826 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 634 (34.63%) Finance
3 623 (34.03%) QA
4 416 (22.72%) Test Management
5 408 (22.28%) Selenium
6 403 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
7 398 (21.74%) ISEB
8 390 (21.30%) ISTQB
9 384 (20.97%) Test Automation
10 356 (19.44%) Test Scripting
11 344 (18.79%) SQL
12 287 (15.67%) Software Testing
13 282 (15.40%) Performance Testing
14 273 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
15 263 (14.36%) Automated Testing
15 263 (14.36%) Java
16 258 (14.09%) Degree
17 253 (13.82%) Project Management
18 245 (13.38%) HP
19 229 (12.51%) Scrum
20 222 (12.12%) Banking
21 207 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
22 203 (11.09%) Waterfall
23 193 (10.54%) C#
24 189 (10.32%) Microsoft
25 188 (10.27%) Mentoring
26 187 (10.21%) Test Planning
27 185 (10.10%) Regression Testing
28 181 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
29 172 (9.39%) WebDriver

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 34 (1.86%) IIS
2 22 (1.20%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.76%) Apache
4 7 (0.38%) Tomcat
4 7 (0.38%) JBoss
4 7 (0.38%) Node.js
4 7 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (0.27%) Confluence
5 5 (0.27%) CMS
5 5 (0.27%) WordPress
6 4 (0.22%) SAS
7 3 (0.16%) Documentum
7 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPEL
8 1 (0.055%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.055%) WebLogic
Applications
1 110 (6.01%) MS Excel
2 28 (1.53%) MS Office
3 21 (1.15%) MS Project
4 10 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 14 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 4 (0.22%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
9 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
10 1 (0.055%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (0.27%) GitHub
3 2 (0.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.055%) SaaS
4 1 (0.055%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.91%) Internet
2 21 (1.15%) HTTP
3 14 (0.76%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.60%) VoIP
5 6 (0.33%) ATM
5 6 (0.33%) LAN
5 6 (0.33%) Firewall
6 5 (0.27%) Ethernet
6 5 (0.27%) WAN
6 5 (0.27%) LTE
7 4 (0.22%) Multicast
7 4 (0.22%) SNMP
7 4 (0.22%) SMS
7 4 (0.22%) IGMP
7 4 (0.22%) RTSP
8 3 (0.16%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.16%) Frame Relay
8 3 (0.16%) MPLS
8 3 (0.16%) UMTS
8 3 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.62%) MySQL
3 42 (2.29%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (1.97%) Oracle Database
6 27 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 25 (1.37%) Big Data
8 19 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 16 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 15 (0.82%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.60%) DB2
12 10 (0.55%) OLAP
12 10 (0.55%) DataStage
12 10 (0.55%) SQLPlus
12 10 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
12 10 (0.55%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (0.55%) OLAP Cube
13 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 408 (22.28%) Selenium
2 172 (9.39%) WebDriver
3 163 (8.90%) QuickTest Pro
4 155 (8.47%) LoadRunner
5 147 (8.03%) JIRA
6 130 (7.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 123 (6.72%) JMeter
8 105 (5.73%) Cucumber
9 93 (5.08%) Jenkins
10 89 (4.86%) SoapUI
11 74 (4.04%) JUnit
12 51 (2.79%) TestNG
13 50 (2.73%) TeamCity
14 47 (2.57%) SpecFlow
15 45 (2.46%) NUnit
16 40 (2.18%) Git (software)
17 36 (1.97%) InstallShield
18 31 (1.69%) Visual Studio
19 28 (1.53%) Hudson
20 27 (1.47%) JBehave
General
1 634 (34.63%) Finance
2 222 (12.12%) Banking
3 160 (8.74%) Retail
4 42 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 40 (2.18%) Marketing
6 36 (1.97%) Advertising
7 29 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 17 (0.93%) Law
9 15 (0.82%) Legal
10 14 (0.76%) Manufacturing
11 13 (0.71%) Aerospace
11 13 (0.71%) Automotive
11 13 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 11 (0.60%) Games
13 10 (0.55%) Electronics
14 9 (0.49%) Billing
14 9 (0.49%) German Language
15 7 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 502 (27.42%) Analyst
2 496 (27.09%) Test Manager
3 324 (17.70%) Test Analyst
4 190 (10.38%) Tester
5 161 (8.79%) Test Leader
6 135 (7.37%) Test Engineer
7 130 (7.10%) Senior Analyst
8 95 (5.19%) Business Analyst
9 89 (4.86%) Consultant
10 78 (4.26%) Senior Test Analyst
11 76 (4.15%) Developer
12 75 (4.10%) QA Analyst
13 65 (3.55%) Software Engineer
14 62 (3.39%) Software Tester
15 53 (2.89%) QA Engineer
16 52 (2.84%) Architect
17 48 (2.62%) Team Leader
17 48 (2.62%) Test Consultant
18 43 (2.35%) Lead Test Analyst
19 40 (2.18%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 162 (8.85%) .NET
2 155 (8.47%) Web Services
3 97 (5.30%) XML
4 49 (2.68%) HTML
5 44 (2.40%) LAMP
6 42 (2.29%) SOAP
6 42 (2.29%) CSS
7 32 (1.75%) ASP.NET
8 25 (1.37%) Middleware
9 24 (1.31%) jQuery
10 22 (1.20%) Gherkin
11 19 (1.04%) JSON
12 18 (0.98%) REST
13 17 (0.93%) WPF
14 16 (0.87%) .NET Framework
15 14 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (0.71%) WCF
17 10 (0.55%) Apache Flex
18 9 (0.49%) Ajax
18 9 (0.49%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 273 (14.91%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.53%) Management Information System
3 76 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.11%) Open Source
5 46 (2.51%) Mobile App
6 43 (2.35%) User Experience
7 41 (2.24%) Statistics
8 34 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
9 28 (1.53%) Social Media
10 24 (1.31%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.09%) Mobile Banking
12 19 (1.04%) Mathematics
13 16 (0.87%) Blog
14 13 (0.71%) W3C
15 12 (0.66%) GIS
15 12 (0.66%) Online Banking
16 11 (0.60%) Mainframe
17 10 (0.55%) N-Tier
18 9 (0.49%) PMI
18 9 (0.49%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 137 (7.48%) Windows
2 114 (6.23%) Linux
3 101 (5.52%) UNIX
4 42 (2.29%) Solaris
5 23 (1.26%) Apple iOS
6 22 (1.20%) Android
7 12 (0.66%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.44%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.44%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 826 (45.11%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (22.72%) Test Management
3 403 (22.01%) User Acceptance Testing
4 384 (20.97%) Test Automation
5 356 (19.44%) Test Scripting
6 287 (15.67%) Software Testing
7 282 (15.40%) Performance Testing
8 263 (14.36%) Automated Testing
9 253 (13.82%) Project Management
10 229 (12.51%) Scrum
11 203 (11.09%) Waterfall
12 188 (10.27%) Mentoring
13 187 (10.21%) Test Planning
14 185 (10.10%) Regression Testing
15 181 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
16 168 (9.18%) TDD
17 145 (7.92%) Manual Testing
18 140 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
18 140 (7.65%) E-Commerce
19 139 (7.59%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 344 (18.79%) SQL
2 263 (14.36%) Java
3 193 (10.54%) C#
4 137 (7.48%) JavaScript
5 95 (5.19%) Ruby
6 91 (4.97%) Python
7 76 (4.15%) Perl
8 65 (3.55%) C++
9 55 (3.00%) PHP
10 38 (2.08%) PL/SQL
11 34 (1.86%) C
12 25 (1.37%) VB
13 18 (0.98%) Shell Script
13 18 (0.98%) Delphi
14 17 (0.93%) T-SQL
15 13 (0.71%) VB6
16 10 (0.55%) Scala
17 9 (0.49%) VBScript
17 9 (0.49%) VB.NET
18 7 (0.38%) R
Qualifications
1 398 (21.74%) ISEB
2 390 (21.30%) ISTQB
3 258 (14.09%) Degree
4 136 (7.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 51 (2.79%) Security Cleared
6 35 (1.91%) SC Cleared
7 26 (1.42%) PMI Certification
8 21 (1.15%) ISEB Practitioner
9 19 (1.04%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.04%) CISSP
10 17 (0.93%) PMP
11 16 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 11 (0.60%) HND
13 9 (0.49%) CSQA
14 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
15 3 (0.16%) Cisco Certification
15 3 (0.16%) CCNA
15 3 (0.16%) APMP
16 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 623 (34.03%) QA
2 46 (2.51%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.15%) PMBOK
5 13 (0.71%) WCAG
6 5 (0.27%) SLA
6 5 (0.27%) EMIR
7 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
7 4 (0.22%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
8 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) DICOM
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.055%) Basel III
10 1 (0.055%) MiFID
10 1 (0.055%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.11%) vSphere
4 1 (0.055%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.055%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 207 (11.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (0.16%) logstash
4 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.055%) nmon
5 1 (0.055%) SCCM
5 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 245 (13.38%) HP
2 189 (10.32%) Microsoft
3 112 (6.12%) Oracle
4 43 (2.35%) IBM
5 34 (1.86%) SAP
6 23 (1.26%) Splunk
7 22 (1.20%) ArcSight
8 18 (0.98%) Business Objects
9 17 (0.93%) Red Hat
10 16 (0.87%) webMethods
10 16 (0.87%) ATG
11 15 (0.82%) Cognos
12 14 (0.76%) TOWER Software
13 13 (0.71%) Capita
14 12 (0.66%) BT
15 10 (0.55%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.55%) Green Hat
16 8 (0.44%) VMware
17 5 (0.27%) Cisco
17 5 (0.27%) CODA
West London
E-synergy Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £53000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Candidate Source
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
London Business School
Posted: 5 hours ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £35000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Northamptonshire
Salt
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ONS
Posted: Yesterday
Fareham, Hampshire
ONS
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Involved Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £35000 - £48000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Met Office
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago