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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 343 356 365
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 867 870 734
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.89% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 667 671 540
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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
88868 97779 88218
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.13% 82.70% 80.71%
Number of salaries quoted 72292 79425 72637
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +21 766 £50,000 +5.26% 93
London +33 296 £60,000 +20.00% 45
South East -1 164 £47,500 - 14
Yorkshire +14 96 £45,000 +13.20% 6
West Yorkshire +13 89 £45,000 +13.20% 6
Scotland +62 74 £46,000 +10.84% 6
East Midlands +6 61 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Surrey +12 58 £47,500 - 3
Leeds +10 58 £45,000 +13.20% 5
City of London +25 55 £65,000 +30.00% 8
East of England +6 51 £53,750 +34.37% 5
Hampshire +28 45 £45,000 - 4
Edinburgh +39 38 £55,000 +32.53% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 34 £35,000 -18.98% 3
Nottingham 0 34 £35,000 -18.98% 3
Glasgow +30 33 £45,000 -19.64% 3
North West +16 32 £40,000 +2.56% 9
South West -25 31 £40,000 +3.89% 2
Northamptonshire +20 26 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Berkshire 0 25 £60,000 +69.01% 2
West Midlands -1 24 £47,500 -15.17% 3
Northampton +18 22 £46,500 +24.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 20 £50,000 +25.00%
Manchester +27 19 £42,000 +12.00% 4
Bradford -3 19 £51,000 +27.50% 1
Fareham - 18 £52,500 -
Cambridge +19 17 £45,000 +12.50%
Kent +16 16 £40,000 -3.61% 1
Reading -14 16 £55,000 +59.42% 1
Leatherhead - 16 £50,000 -

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 756 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 670 (36.89%) Finance
3 603 (33.20%) QA
4 403 (22.19%) User Acceptance Testing
5 402 (22.14%) Test Management
6 392 (21.59%) SQL
7 391 (21.53%) Selenium
8 379 (20.87%) ISEB
9 361 (19.88%) Test Scripting
10 353 (19.44%) Test Automation
11 345 (19.00%) ISTQB
12 306 (16.85%) Java
13 300 (16.52%) Performance Testing
14 292 (16.08%) Degree
15 280 (15.42%) Software Testing
16 277 (15.25%) SDLC
17 273 (15.03%) Automated Testing
18 249 (13.71%) Project Management
19 248 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
20 226 (12.44%) HP
21 223 (12.28%) Scrum
22 215 (11.84%) Banking
23 212 (11.67%) C#
24 205 (11.29%) Microsoft
25 199 (10.96%) Regression Testing
26 193 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
27 182 (10.02%) Mentoring
28 176 (9.69%) HP Quality Center
29 174 (9.58%) .NET
30 169 (9.31%) Waterfall

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 43 (2.37%) IIS
2 35 (1.93%) SharePoint
3 13 (0.72%) WordPress
4 11 (0.61%) JBoss
5 10 (0.55%) Apache
6 9 (0.50%) Confluence
7 7 (0.39%) CMS
7 7 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.33%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.28%) Node.js
10 4 (0.22%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.22%) SAS
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPEL
11 3 (0.17%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.17%) Documentum
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.17%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 99 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 69 (3.80%) MS Office
3 22 (1.21%) MS Project
4 9 (0.50%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Assets
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle General Ledger
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.11%) Summit
9 1 (0.055%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.055%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (0.33%) SaaS
3 5 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.22%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
6 1 (0.055%) PaaS
6 1 (0.055%) GitHub
6 1 (0.055%) Veeva
6 1 (0.055%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.59%) Internet
2 19 (1.05%) TCP/IP
3 18 (0.99%) HTTP
4 12 (0.66%) VoIP
5 11 (0.61%) Intranet
6 9 (0.50%) ATM
7 7 (0.39%) Multicast
8 6 (0.33%) Firewall
9 4 (0.22%) Unicast
9 4 (0.22%) SNMP
9 4 (0.22%) LAN
9 4 (0.22%) SMS
9 4 (0.22%) WAN
9 4 (0.22%) ICMP
9 4 (0.22%) IGMP
9 4 (0.22%) RTSP
10 2 (0.11%) Network Security
10 2 (0.11%) Unified Communications
10 2 (0.11%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.055%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (5.78%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 43 (2.37%) Relational Database
4 40 (2.20%) MySQL
5 35 (1.93%) Big Data
6 32 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 23 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 22 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.61%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.50%) OLAP
11 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.50%) OLAP Cube
12 7 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (0.33%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.33%) SQL Server 2008
14 5 (0.28%) MS Access
15 4 (0.22%) Informix
15 4 (0.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 391 (21.53%) Selenium
2 159 (8.76%) LoadRunner
3 140 (7.71%) WebDriver
4 126 (6.94%) QuickTest Pro
5 120 (6.61%) JIRA
6 118 (6.50%) JMeter
7 116 (6.39%) Team Foundation Server
8 105 (5.78%) Cucumber
9 82 (4.52%) SoapUI
10 80 (4.41%) Jenkins
11 60 (3.30%) JUnit
12 37 (2.04%) SpecFlow
13 36 (1.98%) NUnit
14 33 (1.82%) TestNG
15 32 (1.76%) Visual Studio
16 28 (1.54%) FitNesse
17 26 (1.43%) TeamCity
18 21 (1.16%) Rational Performance Tester
18 21 (1.16%) Git (software)
19 20 (1.10%) Bugzilla
General
1 670 (36.89%) Finance
2 215 (11.84%) Banking
3 151 (8.31%) Retail
4 39 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.76%) Marketing
6 30 (1.65%) Law
7 27 (1.49%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.27%) Retail Banking
9 19 (1.05%) Advertising
10 15 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.72%) General Ledger
11 13 (0.72%) Legal
12 12 (0.66%) Electronics
13 10 (0.55%) Manufacturing
14 9 (0.50%) Publishing
14 9 (0.50%) Aerospace
14 9 (0.50%) Automotive
15 7 (0.39%) Billing
16 6 (0.33%) Front Office
17 5 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 510 (28.08%) Test Manager
2 504 (27.75%) Analyst
3 328 (18.06%) Test Analyst
4 169 (9.31%) Test Leader
5 143 (7.87%) Tester
6 115 (6.33%) Consultant
7 103 (5.67%) Senior Analyst
8 97 (5.34%) Test Engineer
9 92 (5.07%) Business Analyst
10 90 (4.96%) Developer
11 65 (3.58%) Test Consultant
11 65 (3.58%) QA Analyst
12 64 (3.52%) Senior Test Analyst
13 60 (3.30%) Software Engineer
14 50 (2.75%) Software Tester
15 47 (2.59%) QA Engineer
15 47 (2.59%) Lead Test Analyst
16 43 (2.37%) QA Manager
17 40 (2.20%) Systems Analyst
17 40 (2.20%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (9.58%) .NET
2 122 (6.72%) Web Services
3 80 (4.41%) XML
4 54 (2.97%) HTML
5 40 (2.20%) CSS
5 40 (2.20%) Middleware
6 35 (1.93%) SOAP
7 33 (1.82%) LAMP
8 32 (1.76%) jQuery
9 31 (1.71%) ASP.NET
10 29 (1.60%) Gherkin
11 21 (1.16%) WPF
12 18 (0.99%) JSON
13 14 (0.77%) .NET Framework
14 13 (0.72%) J2EE
15 12 (0.66%) HTML5
16 11 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (0.61%) CSS3
17 10 (0.55%) Spring
17 10 (0.55%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 248 (13.66%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (4.57%) Computer Science
3 66 (3.63%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.08%) Statistics
5 48 (2.64%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.04%) Data Centre
7 35 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
8 33 (1.82%) User Experience
9 27 (1.49%) Client/Server
10 22 (1.21%) Social Media
11 21 (1.16%) Mathematics
12 19 (1.05%) Online Banking
13 16 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
13 16 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
13 16 (0.88%) Blog
14 15 (0.83%) IVR
14 15 (0.83%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 13 (0.72%) W3C
16 9 (0.50%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 115 (6.33%) Windows
2 90 (4.96%) UNIX
3 80 (4.41%) Linux
4 23 (1.27%) Solaris
5 17 (0.94%) Apple iOS
6 15 (0.83%) Android
7 9 (0.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (0.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Vista
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (0.39%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.39%) Windows 8
8 7 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.11%) AIX
9 2 (0.11%) VMS
9 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.055%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.055%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 756 (41.63%) Agile Software Development
2 403 (22.19%) User Acceptance Testing
3 402 (22.14%) Test Management
4 361 (19.88%) Test Scripting
5 353 (19.44%) Test Automation
6 300 (16.52%) Performance Testing
7 280 (15.42%) Software Testing
8 277 (15.25%) SDLC
9 273 (15.03%) Automated Testing
10 249 (13.71%) Project Management
11 223 (12.28%) Scrum
12 199 (10.96%) Regression Testing
13 193 (10.63%) Stakeholder Management
14 182 (10.02%) Mentoring
15 169 (9.31%) Waterfall
16 153 (8.43%) Manual Testing
17 151 (8.31%) Test Planning
18 147 (8.09%) TDD
19 143 (7.87%) System Testing
20 133 (7.32%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 392 (21.59%) SQL
2 306 (16.85%) Java
3 212 (11.67%) C#
4 124 (6.83%) JavaScript
5 69 (3.80%) Ruby
6 66 (3.63%) Python
7 58 (3.19%) PHP
8 50 (2.75%) C++
9 45 (2.48%) Perl
10 44 (2.42%) C
11 26 (1.43%) VB
12 25 (1.38%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.32%) PL/SQL
14 17 (0.94%) Shell Script
15 13 (0.72%) VB6
16 11 (0.61%) Delphi
17 9 (0.50%) Scala
18 8 (0.44%) VBScript
19 7 (0.39%) VB.NET
20 4 (0.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 379 (20.87%) ISEB
2 345 (19.00%) ISTQB
3 292 (16.08%) Degree
4 133 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 52 (2.86%) Security Cleared
6 34 (1.87%) SC Cleared
7 32 (1.76%) CISSP
8 25 (1.38%) PMI Certification
9 16 (0.88%) DV Cleared
9 16 (0.88%) PMP
10 15 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.72%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 10 (0.55%) CSQA
12 10 (0.55%) HND
13 8 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.17%) ACCA
14 3 (0.17%) CIMA
14 3 (0.17%) APMP
14 3 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 2 (0.11%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 603 (33.20%) QA
2 46 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 35 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.16%) PMBOK
5 13 (0.72%) WCAG
6 11 (0.61%) SLA
7 8 (0.44%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.28%) TickIT
9 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
9 4 (0.22%) COBIT
10 3 (0.17%) HL7
10 3 (0.17%) DICOM
10 3 (0.17%) EMIR
11 2 (0.11%) Dodd-Frank
11 2 (0.11%) FATCA
System Software
1 6 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.11%) Firmware
4 1 (0.055%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 176 (9.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.17%) SCCM
3 3 (0.17%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (0.11%) logstash
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Nessus
4 2 (0.11%) Nmap
5 1 (0.055%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.055%) nmon
Vendors
1 226 (12.44%) HP
2 205 (11.29%) Microsoft
3 113 (6.22%) Oracle
4 52 (2.86%) SAP
5 38 (2.09%) IBM
6 35 (1.93%) Splunk
7 34 (1.87%) ArcSight
8 15 (0.83%) Capita
9 14 (0.77%) TOWER Software
10 13 (0.72%) Red Hat
10 13 (0.72%) ATG
11 12 (0.66%) webMethods
12 11 (0.61%) VMware
13 10 (0.55%) BT
14 9 (0.50%) Telerik
14 9 (0.50%) Remedy
15 8 (0.44%) Business Objects
15 8 (0.44%) Cognizant
15 8 (0.44%) Cognos
15 8 (0.44%) Informatica
London
Connectus
Salary: £65000 - £85000 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 6 hours ago
Wolverhampton, West Midlands (County)
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Package
Posted: 7 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Accomplish Today Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum excellent benefits package
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £45000 - £55000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Talent International
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 45,000
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
ECS
Salary: benefits,
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: From £75,000 to £85,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Annapurna
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £40,000-£60,000
Posted: 2 days ago