The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 327 352 358
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 933 751 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.69% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.88% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 695 571 626
Average salary £47,500 £46,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.26% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £29,800
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
93591 85411 91038
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.38% 78.79% 77.51%
Number of salaries quoted 75267 69754 77438
Average salary £47,500 £47,000 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.06% +2.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 1 August 2014 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 1 August 2014. 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 +23 859 £48,500 +2.10% 100
London -81 285 £52,500 +5.00% 42
South East +49 167 £50,000 - 19
Yorkshire +44 112 £45,000 +12.50% 13
West Yorkshire +31 108 £45,000 +20.00% 10
North West +65 93 £46,000 +22.66% 8
City of London +5 83 £52,500 - 16
East of England +8 74 £40,500 -3.57% 3
Leeds +7 69 £42,500 +13.33% 5
South West +21 65 £39,000 +8.33% 7
Surrey +24 57 £50,000 - 5
Bristol +24 39 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Manchester +23 37 £40,000 +6.66% 4
Hampshire -13 34 £42,500 -15.00% 3
West Sussex +23 33 £60,000 +50.00% 1
East Midlands -14 33 £50,000 +14.94% 2
Horsham - 33 £60,000 -
West Midlands +3 29 £52,500 +25.00% 4
Berkshire +17 28 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Cheshire +15 26 £47,000 +13.25% 2
Wales +4 26 £30,000 +5.26% 1
South Wales +3 25 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 24 £40,500 +8.00% 1
Reigate +2 22 £50,000 -
Cardiff +5 20 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Scotland -21 20 £57,000 +34.11% 5
Portsmouth - 18 - - 1
Merseyside +12 16 £35,000 -15.15% 1
Halifax +8 16 £32,500 - 2
Cambridge +7 16 £37,500 -1.31%

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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.

1 776 (42.01%) QA
2 592 (32.05%) Finance
3 467 (25.28%) Test Scripting
4 445 (24.09%) Selenium
5 412 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
6 405 (21.93%) SQL
6 405 (21.93%) Test Automation
7 379 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 377 (20.41%) ISEB
9 367 (19.87%) Automated Testing
10 303 (16.40%) Software Testing
10 303 (16.40%) C#
11 298 (16.13%) ISTQB
12 295 (15.97%) Test Management
13 282 (15.27%) Scrum
14 278 (15.05%) Performance Testing
15 277 (15.00%) .NET
16 273 (14.78%) Degree
17 270 (14.62%) Java
18 228 (12.34%) QuickTest Pro
19 207 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
20 202 (10.94%) Microsoft
21 199 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
22 195 (10.56%) E-Commerce
23 190 (10.29%) Project Management
24 181 (9.80%) HP
25 167 (9.04%) TDD
26 162 (8.77%) JIRA
27 156 (8.45%) Automation Testing
28 154 (8.34%) Regression Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (1.84%) IIS
2 30 (1.62%) Confluence
3 23 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 21 (1.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (0.43%) Apache
6 7 (0.38%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.38%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.32%) CMS
8 5 (0.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.22%) LiveLink
10 3 (0.16%) Lync
10 3 (0.16%) ColdFusion
10 3 (0.16%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.11%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.11%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.11%) ArchestrA
12 1 (0.054%) Mule
12 1 (0.054%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.054%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.054%) SAS
Applications
1 92 (4.98%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.60%) MS Office
3 18 (0.97%) MS Project
4 16 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.054%) FastStats
6 1 (0.054%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 11 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 9 (0.49%) JDE OneWorld
3 7 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
5 4 (0.22%) SimCorp Dimension
5 4 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.22%) Magento
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
7 2 (0.11%) SAP Retail
7 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.054%) SAP SRM
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.054%) RMDS
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.054%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.14%) SaaS
3 12 (0.65%) GitHub
4 10 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.054%) Force.com
6 1 (0.054%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (3.68%) Internet
2 27 (1.46%) TCP/IP
3 23 (1.25%) LAN
4 20 (1.08%) WAN
5 18 (0.97%) Firewall
6 17 (0.92%) HTTP
7 14 (0.76%) VPN
8 12 (0.65%) MPLS
9 11 (0.60%) Network Security
9 11 (0.60%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (0.60%) BGP
9 11 (0.60%) IPsec
9 11 (0.60%) ATM
10 8 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 8 (0.43%) SSL
11 7 (0.38%) LTE
12 6 (0.32%) 3GPP
12 6 (0.32%) SAN
12 6 (0.32%) 3G
12 6 (0.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 142 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.22%) Relational Database
3 52 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
4 37 (2.00%) RDBMS
5 34 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.52%) MySQL
8 22 (1.19%) DB2
9 19 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
10 18 (0.97%) DataStage
10 18 (0.97%) SQLPlus
10 18 (0.97%) Oracle Database
10 18 (0.97%) RavenDB
11 17 (0.92%) Oracle Exadata
11 17 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (0.81%) Data Mining
13 12 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 11 (0.60%) OLAP
15 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 445 (24.09%) Selenium
2 228 (12.34%) QuickTest Pro
3 162 (8.77%) JIRA
4 150 (8.12%) WebDriver
5 115 (6.23%) LoadRunner
6 110 (5.96%) Cucumber
7 90 (4.87%) Visual Studio
8 85 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
9 69 (3.74%) NUnit
10 63 (3.41%) SoapUI
11 58 (3.14%) JUnit
11 58 (3.14%) TestComplete
12 57 (3.09%) JMeter
13 56 (3.03%) Jenkins
14 49 (2.65%) Git (software)
15 39 (2.11%) SpecFlow
16 38 (2.06%) TeamCity
17 36 (1.95%) WinRunner
18 34 (1.84%) Bugzilla
19 33 (1.79%) Maven
General
1 592 (32.05%) Finance
2 152 (8.23%) Banking
3 143 (7.74%) Retail
4 49 (2.65%) Advertising
5 47 (2.54%) Marketing
6 45 (2.44%) Telecoms
7 40 (2.17%) Investment Banking
8 33 (1.79%) Games
9 29 (1.57%) Back Office
10 23 (1.25%) Billing
11 21 (1.14%) Publishing
12 12 (0.65%) Legal
13 9 (0.49%) Military
13 9 (0.49%) Front Office
14 8 (0.43%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.43%) Welsh Language
15 7 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.27%) Financial Institution
17 5 (0.27%) Law
Job Titles
1 527 (28.53%) Test Manager
2 512 (27.72%) Analyst
3 372 (20.14%) Test Analyst
4 237 (12.83%) Tester
5 188 (10.18%) Test Engineer
6 116 (6.28%) QA Analyst
7 109 (5.90%) QA Engineer
8 107 (5.79%) Test Leader
9 96 (5.20%) Automation Engineer
10 92 (4.98%) Developer
11 90 (4.87%) Consultant
12 72 (3.90%) Senior Analyst
13 71 (3.84%) Business Analyst
14 67 (3.63%) QA Tester
15 65 (3.52%) Senior Test Engineer
16 60 (3.25%) QA Manager
16 60 (3.25%) Senior Test Analyst
17 59 (3.19%) Senior Tester
18 58 (3.14%) Test Consultant
19 57 (3.09%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 277 (15.00%) .NET
2 117 (6.33%) Web Services
3 94 (5.09%) SOAP
4 81 (4.39%) XML
5 76 (4.11%) HTML
6 75 (4.06%) Gherkin
7 68 (3.68%) .NET Framework
8 65 (3.52%) ASP.NET
9 57 (3.09%) CSS
10 43 (2.33%) REST
11 38 (2.06%) ASP.NET MVC
12 30 (1.62%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 28 (1.52%) jQuery
14 21 (1.14%) ASP.NET Web Forms
15 20 (1.08%) WCF
16 18 (0.97%) NHibernate
16 18 (0.97%) MSMQ
16 18 (0.97%) StructureMap
16 18 (0.97%) Castle Windsor
16 18 (0.97%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 88 (4.76%) Open Source
2 87 (4.71%) Mobile App
3 82 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 77 (4.17%) Mathematics
5 53 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 50 (2.71%) Client/Server
7 31 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.35%) Statistics
9 20 (1.08%) Blackberry
10 17 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
11 15 (0.81%) NHS
12 14 (0.76%) Online Games
13 13 (0.70%) EFT
14 12 (0.65%) Online Banking
14 12 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (0.65%) Blog
15 11 (0.60%) Derivative
16 8 (0.43%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.43%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 126 (6.82%) Windows
2 108 (5.85%) Linux
2 108 (5.85%) UNIX
3 44 (2.38%) Android
4 37 (2.00%) Apple iOS
5 15 (0.81%) Windows 7
6 10 (0.54%) Solaris
6 10 (0.54%) Windows XP
7 8 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.38%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.27%) Windows Phone
11 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.16%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.11%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.11%) AIX
13 2 (0.11%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.054%) VMS
14 1 (0.054%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 467 (25.28%) Test Scripting
2 412 (22.31%) Agile Software Development
3 405 (21.93%) Test Automation
4 379 (20.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 367 (19.87%) Automated Testing
6 303 (16.40%) Software Testing
7 295 (15.97%) Test Management
8 282 (15.27%) Scrum
9 278 (15.05%) Performance Testing
10 199 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
11 195 (10.56%) E-Commerce
12 190 (10.29%) Project Management
13 167 (9.04%) TDD
14 156 (8.45%) Automation Testing
15 154 (8.34%) Regression Testing
16 142 (7.69%) BDD
17 138 (7.47%) Integration Testing
18 120 (6.50%) OO
19 114 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
20 102 (5.52%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 405 (21.93%) SQL
2 303 (16.40%) C#
3 270 (14.62%) Java
4 112 (6.06%) C++
5 99 (5.36%) JavaScript
6 67 (3.63%) Python
7 66 (3.57%) Ruby
8 65 (3.52%) PHP
9 51 (2.76%) Perl
10 45 (2.44%) VB
11 41 (2.22%) C
12 38 (2.06%) VBScript
13 37 (2.00%) T-SQL
14 33 (1.79%) Shell Script
15 28 (1.52%) Delphi
16 21 (1.14%) PL/SQL
17 19 (1.03%) VB.NET
18 15 (0.81%) Bash Shell
19 13 (0.70%) Tcl
20 10 (0.54%) Scala
Qualifications
1 377 (20.41%) ISEB
2 298 (16.13%) ISTQB
3 273 (14.78%) Degree
4 123 (6.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 89 (4.82%) Security Cleared
6 70 (3.79%) SC Cleared
7 44 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 23 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 20 (1.08%) CCNP
10 17 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 14 (0.76%) ISEB Practitioner
12 12 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.65%) CISSP
13 11 (0.60%) HND
13 11 (0.60%) CCSE
14 10 (0.54%) CCNA
14 10 (0.54%) CISM
14 10 (0.54%) CTC Cleared
15 8 (0.43%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (0.32%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 776 (42.01%) QA
2 10 (0.54%) COBIT
2 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.43%) SLA
4 7 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 4 (0.22%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.11%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 2 (0.11%) TickIT
6 2 (0.11%) Basel III
7 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.054%) FATCA
System Software
1 18 (0.97%) VirtualBox
2 9 (0.49%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.27%) XenApp
6 4 (0.22%) VMware ESX
6 4 (0.22%) Nmap
6 4 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.11%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 207 (11.21%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.38%) Nessus
3 4 (0.22%) CORE IMPACT
4 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.054%) logstash
5 1 (0.054%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 202 (10.94%) Microsoft
2 181 (9.80%) HP
3 112 (6.06%) Oracle
4 55 (2.98%) SAP
5 34 (1.84%) IBM
6 21 (1.14%) Cognos
7 19 (1.03%) Endeca
8 18 (0.97%) Salesforce.com
8 18 (0.97%) T-Plan
8 18 (0.97%) RedPrairie
9 17 (0.92%) Business Objects
9 17 (0.92%) VMware
10 12 (0.65%) Citrix
10 12 (0.65%) SOASTA, Inc
11 11 (0.60%) Remedy
11 11 (0.60%) CheckPoint
11 11 (0.60%) BMC
11 11 (0.60%) Cisco
12 10 (0.54%) FrontRange
12 10 (0.54%) ServiceNow
West London
Bentley Whitaker
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + bonus + Pension + Health etc
Posted: 2 hours ago
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £70,000 per annum Bonus, Private Health care, Pension
Posted: 6 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Negotiable upon Application
Posted: 6 hours ago
Dorset
Mason Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum Plus an excellent bonus and benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Nakama
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £37,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Lothian
Search Consultancy
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Stirling, Stirlingshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
East London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £50,000 per annum £30-50,000 + Car allowance + Bonus +
Posted: 11 hours ago
South East
Mason Frank International
Salary: £55 - £65 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: Neg. dependant on exp.
Posted: Yesterday
Warwick, Warwickshire
Hyphen
Salary: Pension, Bonus
Posted: Yesterday