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

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 361 371 378
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 823 870 881
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.81% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.94% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 641 667 686
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,200
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%

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
86351 92506 100380
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.87% 86.37% 85.31%
Number of salaries quoted 71934 75128 81657
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median 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 £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 May 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 May 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 +22 755 £50,000 - 84
London +29 306 £60,000 - 23
South East +44 184 £42,500 -8.10% 24
Yorkshire -16 76 £40,000 -11.11% 7
West Yorkshire -15 62 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Midlands +23 58 £47,500 - 3
City of London +65 53 £67,500 +3.84% 6
Kent +41 49 £42,500 +6.25%
Surrey +1 49 £31,500 -33.68% 9
Leeds -5 43 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Scotland -32 35 £48,750 +7.14% 2
North West +14 34 £50,000 +25.00% 4
East of England +9 32 £39,750 -24.28% 6
Hampshire -1 32 £55,000 +22.22% 4
Manchester +10 26 £50,000 +19.04% 2
South West -7 25 £56,250 +50.00% 7
East Midlands -27 24 £49,500 +36.55% 5
Birmingham 0 23 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Edinburgh -9 23 £50,000 -9.09%
Walton-on-Thames -6 21 £27,500 -9.83% 3
Bradford +10 20 £40,000 -21.56% 2
Wales +15 17 £36,250 +20.83% 1
South Wales +14 17 £36,250 +7.40% 1
Berkshire +9 17 £57,500 -4.16% 3
Oxfordshire +7 15 £37,500 -6.25% 3
Gloucestershire -1 14 £65,000 +96.96% 4
Leicestershire - 13 £49,500 -
Leicester - 13 £49,500 -
North Yorkshire +19 12 £32,500 -20.24% 1
Glasgow -30 12 £47,500 +5.55%

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 757 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 589 (36.38%) QA
3 523 (32.30%) Finance
4 449 (27.73%) Test Scripting
5 438 (27.05%) Test Automation
6 426 (26.31%) ISTQB
7 419 (25.88%) ISEB
8 371 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
9 339 (20.94%) Selenium
10 327 (20.20%) SQL
11 307 (18.96%) Test Management
12 297 (18.34%) Degree
13 291 (17.97%) Software Testing
14 264 (16.31%) Regression Testing
15 249 (15.38%) Java
16 239 (14.76%) SDLC
17 238 (14.70%) Functional Testing
18 235 (14.52%) C#
18 235 (14.52%) Automated Testing
19 233 (14.39%) Manual Testing
20 221 (13.65%) Microsoft
21 213 (13.16%) Automation Testing
22 207 (12.79%) Waterfall
23 206 (12.72%) Integration Testing
24 204 (12.60%) Non-Functional Testing
25 194 (11.98%) Scrum
26 184 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
27 181 (11.18%) Defect Management
28 179 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
29 175 (10.81%) Project 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 71 (4.39%) IIS
2 21 (1.30%) Confluence
3 11 (0.68%) JBoss
3 11 (0.68%) SharePoint
3 11 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 9 (0.56%) Node.js
5 8 (0.49%) SAS
5 8 (0.49%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.19%) Documentum
7 3 (0.19%) NServiceBus
7 3 (0.19%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.062%) Apache
8 1 (0.062%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.062%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.062%) CMS
8 1 (0.062%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.062%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.062%) MQSI
8 1 (0.062%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 95 (5.87%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.32%) MS Office
3 14 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (0.86%) MS Project
4 12 (0.74%) Mingle
5 7 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.062%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 16 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.37%) Dynamics NAV
4 6 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.37%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 4 (0.25%) Primavera
5 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
5 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
5 4 (0.25%) Temenos T24
6 3 (0.19%) BASE24
6 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.19%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP CRM
6 3 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.17%) GitHub
2 18 (1.11%) Force.com
3 11 (0.68%) SaaS
4 6 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.19%) Sage Pay
7 1 (0.062%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.64%) Network Security
2 24 (1.48%) VoIP
3 19 (1.17%) Internet
4 16 (0.99%) Firewall
5 15 (0.93%) HTTP
6 12 (0.74%) VLAN
7 9 (0.56%) INAP
7 9 (0.56%) M3UA
7 9 (0.56%) RANAP
7 9 (0.56%) SCCP
7 9 (0.56%) SCTP
7 9 (0.56%) SIGTRAN
7 9 (0.56%) SMPP
7 9 (0.56%) SSH
7 9 (0.56%) TCAP
7 9 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.49%) 4G
9 7 (0.43%) 2G
9 7 (0.43%) 3G
10 6 (0.37%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 103 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.20%) Relational Database
3 37 (2.29%) Big Data
4 20 (1.24%) Data Mining
4 20 (1.24%) GIS
5 16 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 9 (0.56%) EDRMS
8 8 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (0.37%) DB2
9 6 (0.37%) MySQL
9 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database
9 6 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.25%) DataStage
12 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.19%) SAP BW
12 3 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 3 (0.19%) SQLite
13 2 (0.12%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 339 (20.94%) Selenium
2 135 (8.34%) JIRA
3 119 (7.35%) Cucumber
4 117 (7.23%) Jenkins
5 108 (6.67%) HP UFT
5 108 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 104 (6.42%) Git (software)
7 84 (5.19%) WebDriver
8 79 (4.88%) LoadRunner
9 71 (4.39%) SoapUI
10 62 (3.83%) Subversion
11 61 (3.77%) SpecFlow
12 58 (3.58%) JMeter
13 41 (2.53%) TeamCity
14 31 (1.91%) Visual Studio
15 30 (1.85%) FitNesse
16 29 (1.79%) JUnit
17 28 (1.73%) Bugzilla
18 25 (1.54%) NUnit
19 21 (1.30%) Ranorex
General
1 523 (32.30%) Finance
2 164 (10.13%) Banking
3 100 (6.18%) Retail
4 80 (4.94%) Law
5 65 (4.01%) Telecoms
6 53 (3.27%) Marketing
7 36 (2.22%) Financial Institution
8 33 (2.04%) Manufacturing
9 32 (1.98%) Legal
10 26 (1.61%) Automotive
11 20 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 19 (1.17%) Games
13 18 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
14 17 (1.05%) Front Office
15 14 (0.86%) Electronics
16 10 (0.62%) Back Office
16 10 (0.62%) Publishing
17 7 (0.43%) Advertising
18 5 (0.31%) Aerospace
18 5 (0.31%) Billing
Job Titles
1 449 (27.73%) Analyst
2 362 (22.36%) Test Analyst
3 322 (19.89%) Test Manager
4 204 (12.60%) Test Engineer
5 191 (11.80%) Test Leader
6 183 (11.30%) Tester
7 101 (6.24%) Senior Analyst
8 100 (6.18%) Consultant
9 95 (5.87%) QA Engineer
10 87 (5.37%) Senior Test Analyst
11 83 (5.13%) Developer
11 83 (5.13%) QA Analyst
11 83 (5.13%) Test Automation Engineer
12 70 (4.32%) Automation Test Analyst
13 66 (4.08%) Senior Test Engineer
14 60 (3.71%) QA Test Analyst
15 58 (3.58%) Security Consultant
16 57 (3.52%) QA Manager
17 54 (3.34%) Automation Tester
18 53 (3.27%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 161 (9.94%) .NET
2 105 (6.49%) XML
3 92 (5.68%) Web Services
4 69 (4.26%) SOAP
5 61 (3.77%) HTML
6 46 (2.84%) CSS
7 43 (2.66%) JSON
8 32 (1.98%) ASP.NET
9 27 (1.67%) Gherkin
9 27 (1.67%) jQuery
10 25 (1.54%) Visualforce
11 21 (1.30%) REST
12 20 (1.24%) HTML5
13 18 (1.11%) Middleware
14 17 (1.05%) RESTful
15 15 (0.93%) Behat
15 15 (0.93%) J2EE
16 14 (0.86%) Ajax
17 11 (0.68%) .NET Framework
17 11 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 184 (11.37%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 82 (5.06%) Data Centre
4 56 (3.46%) Security Operations Centre
5 48 (2.96%) Mathematics
5 48 (2.96%) Mobile App
6 45 (2.78%) User Experience
7 31 (1.91%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 20 (1.24%) AS400
11 16 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 16 (0.99%) Statistics
12 15 (0.93%) Fintech
12 15 (0.93%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.80%) Life Science
14 11 (0.68%) CESG
15 10 (0.62%) Derivative
15 10 (0.62%) iPad
16 8 (0.49%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 141 (8.71%) Windows
2 102 (6.30%) Unix
3 95 (5.87%) Linux
4 32 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 29 (1.79%) Android
6 28 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (1.61%) Solaris
8 21 (1.30%) Apple iOS
9 20 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.062%) AIX
13 1 (0.062%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.062%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.062%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (46.76%) Agile Software Development
2 449 (27.73%) Test Scripting
3 438 (27.05%) Test Automation
4 371 (22.92%) User Acceptance Testing
5 307 (18.96%) Test Management
6 291 (17.97%) Software Testing
7 264 (16.31%) Regression Testing
8 239 (14.76%) SDLC
9 238 (14.70%) Functional Testing
10 235 (14.52%) Automated Testing
11 233 (14.39%) Manual Testing
12 213 (13.16%) Automation Testing
13 207 (12.79%) Waterfall
14 206 (12.72%) Integration Testing
15 204 (12.60%) Non-Functional Testing
16 194 (11.98%) Scrum
17 181 (11.18%) Defect Management
18 179 (11.06%) Stakeholder Management
19 175 (10.81%) Project Management
20 174 (10.75%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 327 (20.20%) SQL
2 249 (15.38%) Java
3 235 (14.52%) C#
4 99 (6.11%) Python
5 83 (5.13%) JavaScript
6 77 (4.76%) Ruby
7 62 (3.83%) C
8 38 (2.35%) Perl
9 37 (2.29%) C++
10 28 (1.73%) PHP
11 25 (1.54%) Apex Code
12 21 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 15 (0.93%) T-SQL
14 14 (0.86%) PowerShell
14 14 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 12 (0.74%) Bash Shell
16 11 (0.68%) Delphi
16 11 (0.68%) XPath
17 8 (0.49%) VBA
18 6 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 426 (26.31%) ISTQB
2 419 (25.88%) ISEB
3 297 (18.34%) Degree
4 130 (8.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 118 (7.29%) Security Cleared
6 72 (4.45%) SC Cleared
7 57 (3.52%) CISSP
7 57 (3.52%) IISP
7 57 (3.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 19 (1.17%) ISEB Practitioner
10 11 (0.68%) CCNA
10 11 (0.68%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (0.68%) MCITP
10 11 (0.68%) MCSA
10 11 (0.68%) MCSE
10 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.31%) MBA
11 5 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 589 (36.38%) QA
2 59 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 59 (3.64%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.30%) SLA
4 12 (0.74%) JSP 440
5 8 (0.49%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.31%) COBIT
7 5 (0.31%) SDET
8 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.12%) EMIR
8 2 (0.12%) MiFID
8 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 16 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (0.93%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (0.68%) XenApp
4 3 (0.19%) Firmware
5 1 (0.062%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 126 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (3.34%) QRadar
3 15 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
4 13 (0.80%) CA Wily
5 11 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.68%) vMotion
6 5 (0.31%) CA Service Virtualization
6 5 (0.31%) Nessus
6 5 (0.31%) Nmap
7 4 (0.25%) SCCM
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.19%) Cisco UCCE
8 3 (0.19%) Wonderware InTouch
9 1 (0.062%) BMC Marimba
9 1 (0.062%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.062%) nmon
9 1 (0.062%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.062%) WSUS
Vendors
1 221 (13.65%) Microsoft
2 125 (7.72%) HP
3 111 (6.86%) Oracle
4 75 (4.63%) SAP
5 58 (3.58%) ArcSight
5 58 (3.58%) Splunk
6 32 (1.98%) Citrix
7 31 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
8 27 (1.67%) VMware
9 18 (1.11%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.93%) Dynatrace
10 15 (0.93%) Rally
10 15 (0.93%) Siebel
11 14 (0.86%) Cognizant
12 13 (0.80%) Informatica
13 12 (0.74%) IBM
14 10 (0.62%) Atlassian
15 9 (0.56%) OpenText
16 8 (0.49%) Charles River
16 8 (0.49%) Sophos
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £50000 - £60000 Per Annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Salary: £75000.00 - £90000.00 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
North Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Hydrogen Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Extensive Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Graham Matthews
Salary: From £34,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Client Server
Salary: £60k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wallsend, Tyne and Wear
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Edgar Cowen
Posted: 2 days ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £30,000 to £37,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £70,000 to £88,000 per annum includes Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago