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 5 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 338 342 361
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 925 948 755
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 0.97% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 733 705 574
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +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
93702 97715 89138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.89% 82.76% 81.04%
Number of salaries quoted 76798 78580 72885
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -3 825 £52,500 +8.24% 96
London +68 365 £60,000 +14.28% 43
South East +15 186 £47,500 -5.00% 16
Yorkshire -33 81 £50,000 +11.11% 11
City of London +23 79 £70,000 +33.33% 13
West Yorkshire -33 73 £45,000 - 6
North West -28 67 £51,000 +10.86% 13
Scotland +43 57 £50,000 -4.30% 6
Leeds -13 47 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Manchester +11 46 £75,000 +87.50% 8
Berkshire +21 43 £55,000 +29.41% 3
Edinburgh +31 42 £50,000 +29.03% 4
Surrey -2 42 £47,500 -5.00% 8
East Midlands +9 37 £35,000 -30.00% 1
Hampshire +8 35 £45,000 +5.88%
East of England -32 34 £50,000 +23.45% 3
South West -47 34 £41,500 +6.41% 3
Buckinghamshire +24 30 £52,000 +15.55% 2
West Midlands -12 25 £47,500 -9.52% 3
Nottingham +6 23 £35,000 -8.73% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 23 £35,000 -8.73% 1
Glasgow +27 20 £40,000 -29.82% 2
Oxfordshire +26 20 £42,500 -
Cambridgeshire +11 17 £51,500 +27.16%
Bradford -6 17 £51,000 +13.33% 1
Reading -5 16 £35,000 +18.64% 2
Gloucestershire +6 15 £37,500 +4.16% 1
High Wycombe +11 14 £54,250 +20.55%
Guildford +12 12 £51,500 +8.42% 2
Birmingham -6 12 £47,500 -9.52% 2

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 August 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.

1 694 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 678 (37.58%) Finance
3 654 (36.25%) QA
4 404 (22.39%) Selenium
5 395 (21.90%) Test Scripting
5 395 (21.90%) SQL
6 376 (20.84%) ISEB
7 367 (20.34%) Test Management
8 362 (20.07%) Test Automation
9 360 (19.96%) User Acceptance Testing
10 351 (19.46%) ISTQB
11 342 (18.96%) Java
12 336 (18.63%) Degree
13 304 (16.85%) Performance Testing
14 289 (16.02%) SDLC
15 286 (15.85%) Software Testing
16 265 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
17 241 (13.36%) C#
18 240 (13.30%) Automated Testing
19 230 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
20 223 (12.36%) Microsoft
21 218 (12.08%) Project Management
22 216 (11.97%) Scrum
23 213 (11.81%) Regression Testing
24 187 (10.37%) Banking
25 172 (9.53%) Mentoring
26 170 (9.42%) .NET
27 166 (9.20%) HP
28 163 (9.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
29 160 (8.87%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 47 (2.61%) IIS
2 32 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.89%) JBoss
3 16 (0.89%) WordPress
4 12 (0.67%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.55%) Confluence
6 8 (0.44%) WebSphere
7 7 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.33%) CMS
9 5 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.22%) SAS
10 4 (0.22%) Node.js
10 4 (0.22%) Apache
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.055%) Documentum
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle BPEL
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Coherence
11 1 (0.055%) Drupal
11 1 (0.055%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.055%) Lync
Applications
1 90 (4.99%) MS Excel
2 83 (4.60%) MS Office
3 21 (1.16%) MS Project
4 12 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.11%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 8 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 6 (0.33%) Summit
4 5 (0.28%) Primavera
4 5 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.17%) BASE24
6 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
7 2 (0.11%) AWD
8 1 (0.055%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (0.78%) SaaS
3 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.28%) IaaS
5 4 (0.22%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 3 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.11%) GitHub
8 1 (0.055%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.11%) Internet
2 21 (1.16%) HTTP
3 15 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 14 (0.78%) VoIP
4 14 (0.78%) Intranet
5 9 (0.50%) Network Security
6 8 (0.44%) ATM
7 7 (0.39%) Firewall
8 6 (0.33%) WAN
9 5 (0.28%) ICMP
10 4 (0.22%) VPN
10 4 (0.22%) MPLS
11 3 (0.17%) HTTPS
11 3 (0.17%) SSL
11 3 (0.17%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.17%) Broadband
11 3 (0.17%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.17%) Multicast
12 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
12 2 (0.11%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 49 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.22%) Big Data
5 38 (2.11%) MySQL
6 29 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 29 (1.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (1.33%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 12 (0.67%) OLAP Cube
10 12 (0.67%) OLAP
11 11 (0.61%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.44%) Hadoop
14 6 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.33%) NoSQL
14 6 (0.33%) Star Schema
14 6 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 404 (22.39%) Selenium
2 139 (7.71%) JIRA
3 131 (7.26%) WebDriver
4 130 (7.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 124 (6.87%) HP UFT
6 114 (6.32%) JMeter
7 113 (6.26%) LoadRunner
8 101 (5.60%) Cucumber
9 84 (4.66%) Jenkins
10 76 (4.21%) SoapUI
11 68 (3.77%) JUnit
12 64 (3.55%) FitNesse
13 60 (3.33%) NUnit
14 46 (2.55%) Visual Studio
15 33 (1.83%) SpecFlow
16 31 (1.72%) Git (software)
17 21 (1.16%) TeamCity
17 21 (1.16%) Subversion
18 19 (1.05%) WATIR
19 18 (1.00%) TestNG
General
1 678 (37.58%) Finance
2 187 (10.37%) Banking
3 120 (6.65%) Retail
4 57 (3.16%) Law
5 55 (3.05%) Telecoms
6 32 (1.77%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.72%) Marketing
8 28 (1.55%) Retail Banking
9 22 (1.22%) Publishing
10 21 (1.16%) Manufacturing
11 14 (0.78%) Advertising
11 14 (0.78%) Legal
12 13 (0.72%) Games
13 12 (0.67%) Financial Institution
14 10 (0.55%) Front Office
14 10 (0.55%) Electronics
15 9 (0.50%) Billing
16 8 (0.44%) General Ledger
17 6 (0.33%) Automotive
18 5 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 538 (29.82%) Test Manager
2 449 (24.89%) Analyst
3 287 (15.91%) Test Analyst
4 193 (10.70%) Test Leader
5 138 (7.65%) Tester
6 136 (7.54%) Consultant
7 108 (5.99%) Test Engineer
8 84 (4.66%) Developer
9 83 (4.60%) Business Analyst
10 63 (3.49%) QA Analyst
11 62 (3.44%) QA Manager
12 61 (3.38%) Test Consultant
13 56 (3.10%) Senior Analyst
14 53 (2.94%) QA Engineer
15 52 (2.88%) Systems Analyst
16 46 (2.55%) Senior Test Analyst
17 41 (2.27%) Software Engineer
18 40 (2.22%) Lead Test Analyst
19 39 (2.16%) Architect
20 38 (2.11%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 170 (9.42%) .NET
2 104 (5.76%) Web Services
3 78 (4.32%) XML
4 64 (3.55%) SOAP
5 52 (2.88%) HTML
6 38 (2.11%) Gherkin
7 35 (1.94%) CSS
8 29 (1.61%) jQuery
9 27 (1.50%) Middleware
10 26 (1.44%) ASP.NET
11 25 (1.39%) REST
12 23 (1.27%) LAMP
13 21 (1.16%) .NET Framework
14 20 (1.11%) Spring
14 20 (1.11%) WPF
15 17 (0.94%) HTML5
16 16 (0.89%) CSS3
16 16 (0.89%) J2EE
17 15 (0.83%) JSON
17 15 (0.83%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 265 (14.69%) Analytical Skills
2 103 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 62 (3.44%) Data Centre
4 41 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 40 (2.22%) User Experience
6 36 (2.00%) Management Information System
7 31 (1.72%) Statistics
8 23 (1.27%) Client/Server
8 23 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.11%) Mathematics
10 18 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (1.00%) IVR
11 17 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.78%) Data Integration
13 13 (0.72%) Data Conversion
13 13 (0.72%) Fixed Income
13 13 (0.72%) Derivative
13 13 (0.72%) Online Banking
14 12 (0.67%) GIS
14 12 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 120 (6.65%) Windows
2 114 (6.32%) UNIX
3 83 (4.60%) Linux
4 22 (1.22%) Apple iOS
5 20 (1.11%) Solaris
6 18 (1.00%) Android
7 8 (0.44%) AIX
8 6 (0.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.28%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.22%) SUSE
11 3 (0.17%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.055%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.055%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 694 (38.47%) Agile Software Development
2 395 (21.90%) Test Scripting
3 367 (20.34%) Test Management
4 362 (20.07%) Test Automation
5 360 (19.96%) User Acceptance Testing
6 304 (16.85%) Performance Testing
7 289 (16.02%) SDLC
8 286 (15.85%) Software Testing
9 240 (13.30%) Automated Testing
10 230 (12.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 218 (12.08%) Project Management
12 216 (11.97%) Scrum
13 213 (11.81%) Regression Testing
14 172 (9.53%) Mentoring
15 160 (8.87%) System Testing
16 157 (8.70%) Integration Testing
17 148 (8.20%) Manual Testing
18 139 (7.71%) BDD
19 137 (7.59%) Test Planning
20 135 (7.48%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 395 (21.90%) SQL
2 342 (18.96%) Java
3 241 (13.36%) C#
4 92 (5.10%) JavaScript
5 62 (3.44%) Ruby
6 61 (3.38%) C
7 56 (3.10%) Python
8 48 (2.66%) PHP
9 33 (1.83%) T-SQL
9 33 (1.83%) C++
10 31 (1.72%) Perl
11 18 (1.00%) Shell Script
11 18 (1.00%) VB
12 16 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 10 (0.55%) VBScript
14 9 (0.50%) VB6
15 6 (0.33%) Delphi
15 6 (0.33%) Bash Shell
16 5 (0.28%) Apex Code
16 5 (0.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 376 (20.84%) ISEB
2 351 (19.46%) ISTQB
3 336 (18.63%) Degree
4 163 (9.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 103 (5.71%) Security Cleared
6 68 (3.77%) SC Cleared
7 45 (2.49%) CISSP
8 32 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 32 (1.77%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 18 (1.00%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 10 (0.55%) CSQA
12 9 (0.50%) PMP
13 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.28%) SAP Certification
15 3 (0.17%) HNC
15 3 (0.17%) HND
15 3 (0.17%) ACCA
15 3 (0.17%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 654 (36.25%) QA
2 52 (2.88%) PCI DSS
3 46 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.22%) SLA
5 14 (0.78%) COBIT
6 10 (0.55%) PMBOK
7 7 (0.39%) ISO 9001
8 6 (0.33%) WCAG
9 5 (0.28%) TickIT
10 3 (0.17%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.11%) GxP
11 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 1 (0.055%) MiFID
12 1 (0.055%) EMIR
12 1 (0.055%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 11 (0.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.11%) Firmware
5 1 (0.055%) XenApp
5 1 (0.055%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 143 (7.93%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (0.67%) Nessus
2 12 (0.67%) Nmap
2 12 (0.67%) SCCM
3 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.11%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.055%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.055%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.055%) vMotion
4 1 (0.055%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.055%) Puppet
4 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 223 (12.36%) Microsoft
2 166 (9.20%) HP
3 109 (6.04%) Oracle
4 72 (3.99%) SAP
5 44 (2.44%) Splunk
6 41 (2.27%) ArcSight
7 20 (1.11%) VMware
8 17 (0.94%) Red Hat
9 15 (0.83%) IBM
9 15 (0.83%) Capita
10 14 (0.78%) FrontRange
10 14 (0.78%) ServiceNow
11 13 (0.72%) Remedy
12 12 (0.67%) Telerik
12 12 (0.67%) Coverity
13 10 (0.55%) TOWER Software
14 8 (0.44%) Informatica
14 8 (0.44%) Citrix
15 7 (0.39%) Cognizant
15 7 (0.39%) Salesforce.com
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Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + GCar Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £60 - 80,000 + excellent package
Posted: 2 hours ago
Harrogate, North Yorkshire
Premier IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £50 - 80k
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hove, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 Per Annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £48000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + training and development
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capgemini
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
eCom Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
GLM Recruitment
Salary: Salary Circa £35,000 Possibly More for the right Applicant
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
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Manchester, Lancashire
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ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: 2 days ago