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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 336 350 379
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +29
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 927 925 707
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.77% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.93% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 679 723 518
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
92198 99056 90547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.20% 82.02% 80.15%
Number of salaries quoted 74623 79502 74331
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +3.26%
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 £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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
(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 +9 834 £48,500 +2.10% 83
London -29 312 £57,500 +8.49% 41
South East -7 162 £45,000 -5.26% 18
Yorkshire +10 103 £41,500 +18.57% 4
West Yorkshire +8 90 £42,500 +6.91% 4
East of England +36 77 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Scotland +50 76 £46,000 +10.84% 9
City of London +22 72 £57,500 +8.49% 10
Leeds +2 62 £44,000 +25.71% 4
East Midlands +30 61 £35,000 -8.49% 3
South West 0 54 £40,000 +3.89% 1
Surrey +2 52 £45,000 -5.26% 8
Hampshire +27 38 £45,000 - 4
Edinburgh +24 34 £55,000 +32.53% 5
Glasgow +35 33 £45,000 -14.28% 2
North West +10 32 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cambridgeshire +15 31 £48,750 +1.56% 1
Berkshire +3 31 £62,500 +66.66% 4
Northamptonshire +24 29 £47,000 -29.05% 1
Nottinghamshire +12 28 £35,000 -18.98% 2
Nottingham +8 28 £35,000 -18.98% 2
Bristol +3 24 £44,500 +15.58%
Manchester +18 22 £42,000 +12.00% 4
Northampton +17 22 £47,000 -27.69%
Cambridge +11 22 £47,500 - 1
Leatherhead - 20 £50,000 -
Hertfordshire +8 19 £52,500 +5.00% 1
Bedfordshire +37 18 £67,500 +92.85% 1
North East +9 18 £35,000 -7.89% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 18 £35,000 -9.09% 3

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 830 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 645 (34.46%) Finance
3 629 (33.60%) QA
4 431 (23.02%) Test Management
5 416 (22.22%) Selenium
6 414 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
7 396 (21.15%) ISEB
8 382 (20.41%) ISTQB
9 381 (20.35%) Test Automation
10 363 (19.39%) SQL
11 360 (19.23%) Test Scripting
12 292 (15.60%) Performance Testing
13 288 (15.38%) Software Testing
14 285 (15.22%) Java
15 275 (14.69%) Project Management
16 273 (14.58%) Automated Testing
17 270 (14.42%) Degree
18 263 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
19 241 (12.87%) HP
20 237 (12.66%) Scrum
21 229 (12.23%) Banking
22 207 (11.06%) C#
23 205 (10.95%) Mentoring
24 203 (10.84%) Waterfall
25 200 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
26 196 (10.47%) Microsoft
27 192 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
27 192 (10.26%) Regression Testing
28 185 (9.88%) Test Planning
29 176 (9.40%) .NET

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (2.08%) IIS
2 25 (1.34%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.80%) Apache
4 9 (0.48%) Tomcat
4 9 (0.48%) JBoss
5 7 (0.37%) WordPress
5 7 (0.37%) Confluence
5 7 (0.37%) Node.js
5 7 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (0.27%) CMS
7 4 (0.21%) SAS
8 3 (0.16%) Documentum
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPEL
8 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.053%) WebLogic
Applications
1 107 (5.72%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.03%) MS Office
3 20 (1.07%) MS Project
4 9 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 24 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.69%) Oracle Retail
4 12 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 7 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.11%) Summit
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
9 1 (0.053%) Oracle TCA
9 1 (0.053%) BASE24
9 1 (0.053%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
2 6 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.27%) GitHub
4 1 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
4 1 (0.053%) Veeva
4 1 (0.053%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (2.08%) Internet
2 22 (1.18%) HTTP
3 16 (0.85%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.59%) VoIP
5 5 (0.27%) ATM
5 5 (0.27%) Firewall
5 5 (0.27%) Intranet
6 4 (0.21%) RTSP
6 4 (0.21%) Multicast
6 4 (0.21%) Unicast
6 4 (0.21%) IGMP
6 4 (0.21%) SMS
6 4 (0.21%) SNMP
7 3 (0.16%) LAN
8 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
8 2 (0.11%) WAN
8 2 (0.11%) ICMP
8 2 (0.11%) SS7
8 2 (0.11%) LTE
9 1 (0.053%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (6.36%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.46%) MySQL
3 42 (2.24%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.82%) Oracle Database
6 26 (1.39%) Big Data
7 25 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 24 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.53%) OLAP
12 10 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
12 10 (0.53%) OLAP Cube
13 8 (0.43%) DB2
14 7 (0.37%) DataStage
14 7 (0.37%) SQLPlus
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 416 (22.22%) Selenium
2 174 (9.29%) WebDriver
3 162 (8.65%) LoadRunner
4 158 (8.44%) QuickTest Pro
5 146 (7.80%) JIRA
6 138 (7.37%) Team Foundation Server
7 126 (6.73%) JMeter
8 116 (6.20%) Cucumber
9 97 (5.18%) Jenkins
10 90 (4.81%) SoapUI
11 73 (3.90%) JUnit
12 51 (2.72%) TestNG
13 48 (2.56%) TeamCity
14 46 (2.46%) SpecFlow
15 44 (2.35%) NUnit
16 40 (2.14%) Git (software)
17 33 (1.76%) Visual Studio
17 33 (1.76%) InstallShield
18 27 (1.44%) Hudson
19 26 (1.39%) JBehave
General
1 645 (34.46%) Finance
2 229 (12.23%) Banking
3 157 (8.39%) Retail
4 43 (2.30%) Telecoms
5 35 (1.87%) Marketing
6 31 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.66%) Advertising
7 24 (1.28%) Law
8 16 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 15 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.69%) General Ledger
11 12 (0.64%) Electronics
11 12 (0.64%) Legal
12 11 (0.59%) Games
12 11 (0.59%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.59%) Automotive
13 9 (0.48%) Billing
14 7 (0.37%) Publishing
14 7 (0.37%) German Language
Job Titles
1 520 (27.78%) Test Manager
2 500 (26.71%) Analyst
3 321 (17.15%) Test Analyst
4 186 (9.94%) Tester
5 169 (9.03%) Test Leader
6 126 (6.73%) Test Engineer
7 117 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
8 98 (5.24%) Consultant
9 94 (5.02%) Business Analyst
10 81 (4.33%) Developer
11 74 (3.95%) QA Analyst
12 68 (3.63%) Software Engineer
13 67 (3.58%) Senior Test Analyst
14 62 (3.31%) Software Tester
15 53 (2.83%) QA Engineer
16 51 (2.72%) Test Consultant
17 47 (2.51%) Architect
18 46 (2.46%) Team Leader
19 43 (2.30%) Lead Test Analyst
20 40 (2.14%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (9.40%) .NET
2 151 (8.07%) Web Services
3 97 (5.18%) XML
4 54 (2.88%) HTML
5 43 (2.30%) LAMP
6 42 (2.24%) CSS
7 40 (2.14%) SOAP
8 33 (1.76%) ASP.NET
9 28 (1.50%) Middleware
9 28 (1.50%) Gherkin
10 27 (1.44%) jQuery
11 20 (1.07%) WPF
11 20 (1.07%) JSON
12 18 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 16 (0.85%) REST
14 13 (0.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 13 (0.69%) WCF
15 11 (0.59%) J2EE
16 10 (0.53%) Apache Flex
17 8 (0.43%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 263 (14.05%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (4.38%) Computer Science
3 79 (4.22%) Management Information System
4 54 (2.88%) Open Source
5 50 (2.67%) Statistics
6 47 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 40 (2.14%) User Experience
8 38 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (1.44%) Social Media
10 24 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.07%) Mathematics
12 18 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
13 16 (0.85%) Blog
14 14 (0.75%) Online Banking
15 13 (0.69%) W3C
16 12 (0.64%) GIS
17 10 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 10 (0.53%) Telematics
18 9 (0.48%) PMI
18 9 (0.48%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.53%) Windows
2 108 (5.77%) Linux
3 101 (5.40%) UNIX
4 39 (2.08%) Solaris
5 22 (1.18%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.01%) Android
7 12 (0.64%) Mac OS
8 10 (0.53%) Windows 7
8 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.43%) Windows Vista
9 8 (0.43%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.43%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.16%) AIX
11 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
11 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.11%) VMS
12 1 (0.053%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.053%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 830 (44.34%) Agile Software Development
2 431 (23.02%) Test Management
3 414 (22.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 381 (20.35%) Test Automation
5 360 (19.23%) Test Scripting
6 292 (15.60%) Performance Testing
7 288 (15.38%) Software Testing
8 275 (14.69%) Project Management
9 273 (14.58%) Automated Testing
10 237 (12.66%) Scrum
11 205 (10.95%) Mentoring
12 203 (10.84%) Waterfall
13 192 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
13 192 (10.26%) Regression Testing
14 185 (9.88%) Test Planning
15 167 (8.92%) TDD
16 145 (7.75%) Manual Testing
17 141 (7.53%) BDD
18 138 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
18 138 (7.37%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 363 (19.39%) SQL
2 285 (15.22%) Java
3 207 (11.06%) C#
4 138 (7.37%) JavaScript
5 97 (5.18%) Ruby
6 87 (4.65%) Python
7 72 (3.85%) Perl
8 64 (3.42%) C++
9 58 (3.10%) PHP
10 39 (2.08%) C
11 33 (1.76%) PL/SQL
12 27 (1.44%) VB
13 18 (0.96%) T-SQL
14 17 (0.91%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.75%) VB6
16 13 (0.69%) Delphi
17 10 (0.53%) VB.NET
17 10 (0.53%) Scala
18 9 (0.48%) VBScript
19 5 (0.27%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 396 (21.15%) ISEB
2 382 (20.41%) ISTQB
3 270 (14.42%) Degree
4 135 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (2.78%) Security Cleared
6 35 (1.87%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.44%) CISSP
8 26 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 20 (1.07%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (0.96%) DV Cleared
11 17 (0.91%) PMP
12 15 (0.80%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 11 (0.59%) HND
14 9 (0.48%) CSQA
15 5 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
16 3 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.16%) APMP
17 1 (0.053%) Microsoft Certification
17 1 (0.053%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 629 (33.60%) QA
2 49 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 31 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.18%) PMBOK
5 13 (0.69%) WCAG
6 8 (0.43%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.27%) SLA
8 4 (0.21%) TickIT
8 4 (0.21%) EMIR
8 4 (0.21%) Solvency II
9 3 (0.16%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.16%) HL7
9 3 (0.16%) DICOM
10 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.11%) FATCA
11 1 (0.053%) Basel III
11 1 (0.053%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (0.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (0.11%) vSphere
3 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.053%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 200 (10.68%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.21%) 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 (0.053%) nmon
5 1 (0.053%) SCCM
5 1 (0.053%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 241 (12.87%) HP
2 196 (10.47%) Microsoft
3 111 (5.93%) Oracle
4 46 (2.46%) IBM
5 42 (2.24%) SAP
6 31 (1.66%) Splunk
7 30 (1.60%) ArcSight
8 16 (0.85%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.80%) ATG
9 15 (0.80%) Business Objects
10 14 (0.75%) TOWER Software
10 14 (0.75%) webMethods
11 13 (0.69%) Capita
11 13 (0.69%) Cognos
12 12 (0.64%) BT
13 10 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.48%) VMware
15 8 (0.43%) Green Hat
16 6 (0.32%) Cognizant
17 5 (0.27%) CODA
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £27,000 to £31,000 per annum 9 Month Contract with Potential Revi
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £86000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Thomson Reuters
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Influential People Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Media
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Cognizant
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Life Cover, Private Medic
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension,Life Cover, Private Medica
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle, Staffordshire
Cititec
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Car Package
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Experis Ltd
Salary: £55000.00 - £60500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago