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 21 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK
Rank 377 383 340
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -43
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 637 781 956
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.77% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.88% 1.05%
Number of salaries quoted 503 605 708
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
74451 89005 91068
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.62% 88.15% 86.54%
Number of salaries quoted 61201 73892 74600
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 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 21 February 2017 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 21 February 2017. 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 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 +27 604 £47,500 -5.00% 77
London +6 203 £55,000 - 23
South East +85 171 £42,500 - 23
East of England +36 82 £45,000 -18.18% 9
Berkshire +79 53 £65,000 +30.00% 5
Yorkshire -2 41 £42,500 +6.25% 4
West Yorkshire +14 38 £42,500 +7.59% 4
City of London +1 38 £60,000 -7.69% 5
Leeds +25 36 £42,500 +16.43% 3
Hertfordshire +22 35 £42,500 -32.00% 4
West Midlands -6 32 £47,500 -2.56% 5
Hampshire +21 29 £43,750 -30.00% 6
South West +27 26 £42,500 +13.33% 6
Reading +54 23 £37,000 -26.00%
Surrey +32 23 £52,500 +31.25% 6
Kent +3 23 £45,750 +11.58% 1
North West -55 23 £42,500 -15.00% 2
Essex +12 19 £56,250 -3.43% 1
East Midlands +9 18 £35,500 -10.69% 2
Birmingham +11 14 £45,000 - 2
Manchester -59 13 £52,205 -0.56% 2
Bedfordshire +25 12 £37,500 -47.36% 2
Oxfordshire +1 12 £36,000 -15.29% 1
Reigate +30 11 £52,500 -2.32% 1
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £35,000 +2.94%
Milton Keynes +12 11 £35,000 +2.94%
Scotland +4 11 £46,500 -11.42% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 11 £47,500 -0.52% 1
Cambridge +16 10 £47,500 +20.25%
Oxford +16 10 £36,000 -15.29% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, 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.

1 786 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 549 (39.02%) QA
3 409 (29.07%) Selenium
4 391 (27.79%) Test Automation
5 364 (25.87%) Finance
6 358 (25.44%) ISTQB
7 322 (22.89%) Software Testing
8 314 (22.32%) ISEB
9 310 (22.03%) Test Scripting
10 297 (21.11%) SQL
11 282 (20.04%) Test Management
12 268 (19.05%) Automated Testing
13 267 (18.98%) Java
14 243 (17.27%) Scrum
15 230 (16.35%) SDLC
16 226 (16.06%) C#
17 220 (15.64%) Regression Testing
18 215 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
19 192 (13.65%) BDD
20 186 (13.22%) Mentoring
21 185 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
22 181 (12.86%) Microsoft
23 176 (12.51%) Functional Testing
24 166 (11.80%) Waterfall
25 165 (11.73%) .NET
26 161 (11.44%) Degree
27 155 (11.02%) TDD
28 154 (10.95%) Cucumber
29 153 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
29 153 (10.87%) HP

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 31 (2.20%) IIS
2 14 (1.00%) Confluence
3 11 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (0.78%) SAS
3 11 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 8 (0.57%) WebLogic
5 7 (0.50%) Apache
5 7 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (0.43%) CMS
6 6 (0.43%) Documentum
7 5 (0.36%) JBoss
7 5 (0.36%) OpenStack
7 5 (0.36%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.28%) Jetty
8 4 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.28%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.21%) IBM Domino
9 3 (0.21%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.14%) CICS
11 1 (0.071%) FileNet
Applications
1 66 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.64%) MS Project
3 8 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) MS Office
6 1 (0.071%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 10 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
3 8 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
4 7 (0.50%) Markit EDM
5 5 (0.36%) SAP CO
5 5 (0.36%) SAP FI
5 5 (0.36%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.21%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.14%) HFM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle ASCP
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle SCM
7 2 (0.14%) Primavera
7 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (2.49%) SaaS
3 12 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (0.71%) PaaS
5 5 (0.36%) IaaS
6 4 (0.28%) SuccessFactors
7 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) iPaaS
8 2 (0.14%) Slack
9 1 (0.071%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.071%) Force.com
9 1 (0.071%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.071%) Heroku
9 1 (0.071%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.071%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 30 (2.13%) Internet
2 24 (1.71%) HTTP
3 21 (1.49%) Network Security
4 20 (1.42%) TCP/IP
5 8 (0.57%) SMTP
6 7 (0.50%) SSH
7 3 (0.21%) 3G
7 3 (0.21%) 4G
7 3 (0.21%) Firewall
7 3 (0.21%) IMAP
7 3 (0.21%) MPLS
7 3 (0.21%) MVNO
7 3 (0.21%) NAS
7 3 (0.21%) SAN
7 3 (0.21%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.21%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.14%) FTP
8 2 (0.14%) Intranet
9 1 (0.071%) DNS
9 1 (0.071%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (8.03%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.12%) Relational Database
3 41 (2.91%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (2.42%) Big Data
5 19 (1.35%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 17 (1.21%) Hadoop
8 16 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 15 (1.07%) Power BI
10 14 (1.00%) GIS
10 14 (1.00%) MySQL
11 13 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 13 (0.92%) Redis
12 12 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.78%) Neo4j
14 7 (0.50%) DB2
14 7 (0.50%) Oracle Database
14 7 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.36%) CouchDB
16 4 (0.28%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 409 (29.07%) Selenium
2 154 (10.95%) Cucumber
3 150 (10.66%) Team Foundation Server
4 140 (9.95%) JIRA
5 134 (9.52%) WebDriver
6 115 (8.17%) HP UFT
7 93 (6.61%) Jenkins
8 90 (6.40%) LoadRunner
9 75 (5.33%) JMeter
10 71 (5.05%) SoapUI
11 65 (4.62%) Git (software)
12 56 (3.98%) SpecFlow
13 47 (3.34%) Visual Studio
14 30 (2.13%) Gatling
15 24 (1.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 24 (1.71%) JUnit
15 24 (1.71%) NUnit
15 24 (1.71%) TeamCity
16 23 (1.63%) Maven
17 22 (1.56%) Protractor
General
1 364 (25.87%) Finance
2 120 (8.53%) Banking
3 80 (5.69%) Retail
4 58 (4.12%) Legal
5 47 (3.34%) Law
6 27 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 25 (1.78%) Marketing
8 22 (1.56%) Back Office
9 20 (1.42%) Investment Banking
10 19 (1.35%) Financial Institution
11 17 (1.21%) Electronics
12 9 (0.64%) Advertising
12 9 (0.64%) Automotive
13 8 (0.57%) Games
14 7 (0.50%) Front Office
15 4 (0.28%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.28%) Retail Banking
16 3 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
17 2 (0.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 330 (23.45%) Analyst
2 268 (19.05%) Test Manager
3 267 (18.98%) Test Analyst
4 180 (12.79%) Test Leader
5 168 (11.94%) Test Engineer
6 152 (10.80%) Tester
7 106 (7.53%) QA Engineer
8 91 (6.47%) Senior Test Engineer
9 75 (5.33%) Consultant
10 71 (5.05%) Lead Test Analyst
11 62 (4.41%) QA Leader
11 62 (4.41%) Software Test Engineer
12 61 (4.34%) Developer
13 55 (3.91%) Automation Tester
13 55 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
14 52 (3.70%) Team Leader
15 51 (3.62%) Senior Test Analyst
16 50 (3.55%) Test Automation Engineer
17 49 (3.48%) Automation Test Analyst
18 44 (3.13%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (11.73%) .NET
2 118 (8.39%) Web Services
3 85 (6.04%) Gherkin
4 48 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 43 (3.06%) SOAP
6 40 (2.84%) REST
7 39 (2.77%) XML
8 37 (2.63%) RESTful
9 31 (2.20%) HTML
10 23 (1.63%) CSS
11 18 (1.28%) AngularJS
11 18 (1.28%) Spring
12 15 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
13 14 (1.00%) J2EE
14 13 (0.92%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (0.85%) Hibernate
16 11 (0.78%) JSON
17 10 (0.71%) HTML5
17 10 (0.71%) jQuery
18 7 (0.50%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 143 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 62 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 60 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 46 (3.27%) Enterprise Software
5 37 (2.63%) User Experience
6 36 (2.56%) Client/Server
7 35 (2.49%) Management Information System
8 32 (2.27%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
10 13 (0.92%) Fintech
11 12 (0.85%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
12 10 (0.71%) Algorithms
12 10 (0.71%) Online Banking
12 10 (0.71%) Smartcard
13 9 (0.64%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (0.64%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.50%) iPad
14 7 (0.50%) Reinsurance
14 7 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 107 (7.60%) Windows
2 90 (6.40%) Linux
3 31 (2.20%) Unix
4 21 (1.49%) Windows Server
5 20 (1.42%) Android
6 13 (0.92%) Apple iOS
7 11 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (0.64%) Windows 7
8 9 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.28%) VMS
11 2 (0.14%) AIX
11 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.14%) Solaris
12 1 (0.071%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (55.86%) Agile Software Development
2 391 (27.79%) Test Automation
3 322 (22.89%) Software Testing
4 310 (22.03%) Test Scripting
5 282 (20.04%) Test Management
6 268 (19.05%) Automated Testing
7 243 (17.27%) Scrum
8 230 (16.35%) SDLC
9 220 (15.64%) Regression Testing
10 215 (15.28%) User Acceptance Testing
11 192 (13.65%) BDD
12 186 (13.22%) Mentoring
13 185 (13.15%) Stakeholder Management
14 176 (12.51%) Functional Testing
15 166 (11.80%) Waterfall
16 155 (11.02%) TDD
17 153 (10.87%) Non-Functional Testing
18 139 (9.88%) Automation Testing
18 139 (9.88%) Manual Testing
19 136 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 297 (21.11%) SQL
2 267 (18.98%) Java
3 226 (16.06%) C#
4 111 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 74 (5.26%) Python
6 60 (4.26%) Ruby
7 47 (3.34%) C++
8 46 (3.27%) C
9 20 (1.42%) Perl
10 18 (1.28%) R
11 13 (0.92%) PowerShell
12 12 (0.85%) Groovy
12 12 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 12 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 12 (0.85%) VBScript
13 11 (0.78%) F#
13 11 (0.78%) PL/SQL
14 9 (0.64%) Bash Shell
14 9 (0.64%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.64%) VB
Qualifications
1 358 (25.44%) ISTQB
2 314 (22.32%) ISEB
3 161 (11.44%) Degree
4 113 (8.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 68 (4.83%) Security Cleared
6 53 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 38 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 36 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 24 (1.71%) CISSP
10 21 (1.49%) IISP
10 21 (1.49%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.50%) PhD
12 4 (0.28%) MBCS
13 3 (0.21%) CISM
14 2 (0.14%) CISA
14 2 (0.14%) CSQA
14 2 (0.14%) SAP Certification
15 1 (0.071%) AAT
15 1 (0.071%) BPSS Clearance
15 1 (0.071%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 549 (39.02%) QA
2 40 (2.84%) SDET
3 24 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.71%) SLA
4 23 (1.63%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.14%) COSO
6 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.14%) MiFID
7 1 (0.071%) EMIR
7 1 (0.071%) FATCA
7 1 (0.071%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.071%) ISO27002
System Software
1 16 (1.14%) Active Directory
1 16 (1.14%) Docker
2 11 (0.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.36%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.071%) Firmware
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.071%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.071%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.071%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 99 (7.04%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (0.92%) HP SiteScope
2 13 (0.92%) Puppet
3 12 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (0.85%) Perfmon
4 6 (0.43%) Ansible
5 3 (0.21%) Grafana
6 1 (0.071%) Graphite
6 1 (0.071%) Kibana
6 1 (0.071%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.071%) Terraform
Vendors
1 181 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 153 (10.87%) HP
3 118 (8.39%) Oracle
4 105 (7.46%) SAP
5 27 (1.92%) Splunk
6 22 (1.56%) Atlassian
7 21 (1.49%) ArcSight
8 17 (1.21%) IBM
9 16 (1.14%) Google
10 14 (1.00%) Hyperion
11 11 (0.78%) VMware
12 8 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
13 7 (0.50%) Citrix
13 7 (0.50%) Cognizant
14 6 (0.43%) Riverbed
15 5 (0.36%) Dynatrace
15 5 (0.36%) EMC
15 5 (0.36%) Informatica
15 5 (0.36%) Pega
15 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com
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Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £55000 Per Annum including benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + £35k
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
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Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Salary: pension, flexible working
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Pontefract, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £45k per annum
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
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Croydon, Surrey
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Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
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Posted: 8 days ago
Dorset
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Watford, Hertfordshire
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
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Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + good benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
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Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
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Hampshire
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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