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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 298 362 363
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1036 732 801
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.69% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.84% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 737 572 625
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,750 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £69,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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
93849 86638 91621
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.98% 81.20% 79.06%
Number of salaries quoted 74909 71197 77439
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 +52 928 £50,000 - 79
London -72 296 £52,500 -4.54% 27
South East +54 185 £50,000 - 16
Yorkshire +57 116 £45,000 +20.00% 8
North West +38 109 £48,500 +3.19% 8
West Yorkshire +36 90 £42,500 +13.33% 6
East of England +8 75 £47,500 +13.09% 10
South West +23 71 £40,000 +10.34% 7
City of London -7 70 £55,000 - 8
Leeds +17 61 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Manchester +33 56 £52,500 +5.00% 4
Surrey +12 56 £50,000 +8.69% 4
Scotland +13 51 £46,000 +15.00% 7
Hampshire +14 46 £42,500 -15.00% 5
East Midlands +23 40 £50,000 +12.35% 1
Bristol +23 38 £39,000 +7.58% 5
Berkshire +19 34 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +20 32 £43,500 +16.00% 5
West Midlands -12 31 £52,500 +40.00% 1
Cheshire 0 30 £47,000 -6.00% 2
West Sussex +12 29 £60,000 +33.33% 1
Horsham - 29 £60,000 - 1
Portsmouth - 26 - -
Edinburgh +5 25 £37,500 -43.18% 2
South Wales +21 23 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Wales +12 23 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Cambridge +1 20 £42,975 +14.60% 4
Bedfordshire -1 20 £60,000 +50.00%
North Yorkshire -2 18 £50,000 +37.93% 2
Stirling - 18 £46,000 -

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 867 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 766 (39.61%) QA
3 640 (33.09%) Finance
4 503 (26.01%) Test Scripting
5 476 (24.61%) Selenium
6 409 (21.15%) ISEB
7 402 (20.79%) Test Automation
8 398 (20.58%) SQL
9 365 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
10 353 (18.25%) Automated Testing
11 350 (18.10%) ISTQB
12 344 (17.79%) Software Testing
13 342 (17.68%) Test Management
14 296 (15.31%) Performance Testing
14 296 (15.31%) Scrum
15 284 (14.68%) Degree
16 279 (14.43%) C#
17 269 (13.91%) Java
18 250 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
19 247 (12.77%) Regression Testing
20 236 (12.20%) .NET
21 229 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
22 227 (11.74%) HP
23 222 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
24 218 (11.27%) E-Commerce
25 213 (11.01%) JIRA
26 205 (10.60%) Project Management
27 199 (10.29%) Mentoring
27 199 (10.29%) Test Planning
28 194 (10.03%) Analytical Skills

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 47 (2.43%) IIS
2 41 (2.12%) Confluence
3 18 (0.93%) Tomcat
3 18 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 15 (0.78%) Apache
5 9 (0.47%) SAS
6 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.21%) CMS
9 3 (0.16%) Lync
10 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.10%) ArchestrA
10 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.052%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.052%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.052%) Mule
11 1 (0.052%) LiveLink
11 1 (0.052%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 99 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.96%) MS Office
3 16 (0.83%) MS Project
4 13 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.31%) SPSS
7 5 (0.26%) Stata
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.052%) FastStats
8 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.62%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.47%) JDE OneWorld
3 5 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.21%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.16%) Magento
5 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Retail
5 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.10%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
6 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
7 1 (0.052%) RMDS
7 1 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 31 (1.60%) GitHub
2 27 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (1.14%) SaaS
4 11 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.05%) Internet
2 22 (1.14%) HTTP
3 16 (0.83%) TCP/IP
4 13 (0.67%) LAN
5 11 (0.57%) Firewall
6 10 (0.52%) WAN
7 9 (0.47%) ATM
8 8 (0.41%) VPN
8 8 (0.41%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.41%) LTE
9 7 (0.36%) SSL
9 7 (0.36%) SAN
9 7 (0.36%) 3GPP
10 6 (0.31%) 3G
10 6 (0.31%) Wireless
11 5 (0.26%) MPLS
11 5 (0.26%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.21%) IPsec
12 4 (0.21%) Network Security
12 4 (0.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 106 (5.48%) Relational Database
3 62 (3.21%) RDBMS
4 58 (3.00%) Data Warehouse
5 47 (2.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 46 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (2.02%) MySQL
8 32 (1.65%) DB2
9 28 (1.45%) SQLPlus
10 27 (1.40%) DataStage
10 27 (1.40%) Oracle ODI
10 27 (1.40%) Oracle Exadata
11 22 (1.14%) RavenDB
11 22 (1.14%) Data Mining
12 20 (1.03%) Oracle Database
13 19 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
15 14 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 12 (0.62%) OLAP
17 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 476 (24.61%) Selenium
2 250 (12.93%) QuickTest Pro
3 213 (11.01%) JIRA
4 187 (9.67%) WebDriver
5 133 (6.88%) Cucumber
6 123 (6.36%) LoadRunner
7 94 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 74 (3.83%) Visual Studio
9 71 (3.67%) Jenkins
10 69 (3.57%) SoapUI
10 69 (3.57%) Git (software)
11 67 (3.46%) NUnit
12 64 (3.31%) JUnit
13 60 (3.10%) JMeter
13 60 (3.10%) TeamCity
14 51 (2.64%) SpecFlow
15 50 (2.59%) TestComplete
16 46 (2.38%) WATIR
17 40 (2.07%) Hudson
18 38 (1.96%) Maven
General
1 640 (33.09%) Finance
2 176 (9.10%) Banking
3 138 (7.14%) Retail
4 60 (3.10%) Marketing
5 56 (2.90%) Advertising
6 50 (2.59%) Telecoms
7 41 (2.12%) Investment Banking
8 27 (1.40%) Games
9 22 (1.14%) Billing
10 15 (0.78%) Publishing
11 14 (0.72%) Back Office
12 13 (0.67%) Front Office
13 12 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 11 (0.57%) Legal
15 8 (0.41%) Welsh Language
16 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.21%) Financial Institution
17 4 (0.21%) Automotive
17 4 (0.21%) Law
17 4 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 575 (29.73%) Test Manager
2 493 (25.49%) Analyst
3 358 (18.51%) Test Analyst
4 215 (11.12%) Tester
5 186 (9.62%) Test Engineer
6 122 (6.31%) QA Engineer
7 101 (5.22%) Test Leader
8 96 (4.96%) Automation Engineer
9 95 (4.91%) Developer
10 93 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
11 83 (4.29%) Consultant
12 82 (4.24%) QA Analyst
13 79 (4.08%) Senior Test Analyst
14 71 (3.67%) Business Analyst
15 69 (3.57%) QA Manager
16 65 (3.36%) Senior Test Engineer
17 63 (3.26%) Agile Test Analyst
18 61 (3.15%) Automation Tester
19 54 (2.79%) Programme Manager
20 53 (2.74%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 236 (12.20%) .NET
2 145 (7.50%) Web Services
3 99 (5.12%) SOAP
4 91 (4.71%) Gherkin
5 88 (4.55%) XML
6 83 (4.29%) HTML
7 79 (4.08%) ASP.NET
8 67 (3.46%) CSS
9 62 (3.21%) .NET Framework
10 44 (2.28%) REST
11 42 (2.17%) ASP.NET MVC
12 34 (1.76%) jQuery
12 34 (1.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 25 (1.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (1.14%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (1.14%) Spring.NET
14 22 (1.14%) NHibernate
14 22 (1.14%) MSMQ
14 22 (1.14%) StructureMap
14 22 (1.14%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 194 (10.03%) Analytical Skills
2 122 (6.31%) Open Source
3 85 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 83 (4.29%) Computer Science
5 72 (3.72%) Mathematics
6 58 (3.00%) User Experience
6 58 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 46 (2.38%) Client/Server
8 40 (2.07%) Mainframe
9 31 (1.60%) Statistics
9 31 (1.60%) Blog
10 23 (1.19%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.19%) Mobile Banking
11 18 (0.93%) Online Banking
12 17 (0.88%) Blackberry
13 13 (0.67%) Online Games
14 11 (0.57%) EFT
14 11 (0.57%) Derivative
15 10 (0.52%) Economics
15 10 (0.52%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 141 (7.29%) Windows
2 129 (6.67%) Linux
3 124 (6.41%) UNIX
4 47 (2.43%) Android
5 35 (1.81%) Apple iOS
6 24 (1.24%) Windows 7
7 23 (1.19%) Windows XP
8 19 (0.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (0.47%) Solaris
11 5 (0.26%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.10%) AIX
13 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.052%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 867 (44.83%) Agile Software Development
2 503 (26.01%) Test Scripting
3 402 (20.79%) Test Automation
4 365 (18.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 353 (18.25%) Automated Testing
6 344 (17.79%) Software Testing
7 342 (17.68%) Test Management
8 296 (15.31%) Performance Testing
8 296 (15.31%) Scrum
9 247 (12.77%) Regression Testing
10 229 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
11 218 (11.27%) E-Commerce
12 205 (10.60%) Project Management
13 199 (10.29%) Test Planning
13 199 (10.29%) Mentoring
14 173 (8.95%) TDD
15 169 (8.74%) BDD
16 158 (8.17%) Automation Testing
17 148 (7.65%) Continuous Integration
18 129 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 398 (20.58%) SQL
2 279 (14.43%) C#
3 269 (13.91%) Java
4 118 (6.10%) JavaScript
5 105 (5.43%) Ruby
6 93 (4.81%) C++
7 73 (3.77%) PHP
8 70 (3.62%) Python
9 62 (3.21%) Perl
10 39 (2.02%) Shell Script
11 38 (1.96%) C
12 35 (1.81%) Delphi
13 34 (1.76%) PL/SQL
14 31 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 30 (1.55%) VBScript
16 28 (1.45%) VB
17 23 (1.19%) VB.NET
18 18 (0.93%) Scala
19 17 (0.88%) Tcl
20 14 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 409 (21.15%) ISEB
2 350 (18.10%) ISTQB
3 284 (14.68%) Degree
4 111 (5.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 101 (5.22%) Security Cleared
6 75 (3.88%) SC Cleared
7 48 (2.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (1.03%) ISEB Practitioner
9 18 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (0.67%) CCNP
12 12 (0.62%) CISSP
13 10 (0.52%) PMI Certification
13 10 (0.52%) HND
13 10 (0.52%) CISM
13 10 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (0.41%) DV Cleared
15 7 (0.36%) Brainbench
16 6 (0.31%) CCNA
17 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 766 (39.61%) QA
2 13 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.62%) COBIT
4 10 (0.52%) ISO 9001
4 10 (0.52%) SLA
5 6 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) Basel II
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.052%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 22 (1.14%) VirtualBox
2 15 (0.78%) VMware ESX
3 12 (0.62%) Active Directory
4 8 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.26%) XenApp
5 5 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (0.21%) Nmap
6 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.21%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.16%) vCloud
8 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 222 (11.48%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.21%) CORE IMPACT
2 4 (0.21%) Nessus
3 2 (0.10%) Hyperic
4 1 (0.052%) logstash
4 1 (0.052%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 227 (11.74%) HP
2 190 (9.82%) Microsoft
3 121 (6.26%) Oracle
4 57 (2.95%) SAP
5 35 (1.81%) Business Objects
6 34 (1.76%) Cognos
7 31 (1.60%) IBM
8 24 (1.24%) VMware
9 23 (1.19%) Salesforce.com
10 22 (1.14%) Endeca
10 22 (1.14%) RedPrairie
10 22 (1.14%) T-Plan
11 14 (0.72%) Google
12 12 (0.62%) Atlassian
13 11 (0.57%) Green Hat
13 11 (0.57%) SOASTA, Inc
13 11 (0.57%) Citrix
14 8 (0.41%) Capita
15 7 (0.36%) Telerik
16 6 (0.31%) FrontRange
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £55000 Per Annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Vertical IT
Salary: £60000 - £77000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £70000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Excellent Salary + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Dixons Retail
Salary: Competitive including car allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Aston Carter
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + Unrivalled benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ECS
Salary: Varied
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday