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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 334 367 394
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +27
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 913 756 704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.70% 0.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.86% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 714 553 558
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 £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%

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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +28 841 £50,000 +5.26% 75
London +8 349 £57,500 +4.54% 23
South East +12 133 £47,500 - 8
Yorkshire +14 89 £40,750 -24.53% 17
City of London +19 72 £62,500 +13.63% 10
North West -10 69 £46,000 +2.22% 4
West Yorkshire +8 63 £37,500 -30.55% 12
Surrey +9 61 £50,000 +11.11% 5
South West +21 59 £55,000 +37.61% 2
East of England -34 58 £47,500 +5.55% 7
Manchester +3 52 £44,000 -2.22% 4
Scotland +33 41 £49,500 +19.27% 4
Leeds -1 37 £33,500 +3.07% 7
East Midlands +32 34 £50,000 -16.66% 5
Bristol +28 33 £55,000 +15.78% 1
West Midlands -16 32 £33,500 -29.47% 6
Berkshire +15 28 £49,125 -34.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 27 £47,500 +18.75% 2
North Yorkshire +30 24 £45,000 -16.66% 3
Leatherhead - 23 £45,000 - 2
Cambridge -1 19 £47,500 +8.57% 2
West Sussex - 19 £60,000 -
Reading +11 18 £48,250 -14.22% 1
Gloucestershire 0 18 £42,500 -1.16%
Nottinghamshire +23 16 £53,458 +37.95% 3
Nottingham +22 16 £53,458 +37.95% 3
Edinburgh +3 16 £50,000 +51.51%
York - 15 £37,500 - 2
Cheshire -4 13 £46,000 -
Hampshire -20 13 £41,000 -13.68% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 814 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 667 (34.96%) QA
3 646 (33.86%) Finance
4 471 (24.69%) Selenium
5 443 (23.22%) Test Scripting
6 434 (22.75%) ISEB
7 429 (22.48%) Test Management
8 414 (21.70%) Test Automation
9 409 (21.44%) ISTQB
10 352 (18.45%) SQL
11 346 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
12 309 (16.19%) Software Testing
13 277 (14.52%) Automated Testing
14 270 (14.15%) Scrum
15 269 (14.10%) Performance Testing
16 260 (13.63%) HP
17 257 (13.47%) Degree
18 254 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
19 252 (13.21%) Java
20 245 (12.84%) Regression Testing
21 240 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
21 240 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
22 236 (12.37%) C#
23 226 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
24 224 (11.74%) JIRA
25 221 (11.58%) WebDriver
26 220 (11.53%) Mentoring
27 215 (11.27%) Project Management
28 208 (10.90%) Test Planning
29 191 (10.01%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 53 (2.78%) IIS
2 32 (1.68%) Confluence
3 22 (1.15%) Apache
3 22 (1.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (0.42%) SAS
5 6 (0.31%) CMS
5 6 (0.31%) JBoss
5 6 (0.31%) WebLogic
5 6 (0.31%) Tomcat
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.10%) Sitecore CMS
8 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.10%) ArchestrA
8 2 (0.10%) Lync
8 2 (0.10%) Node.js
8 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.052%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.052%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 121 (6.34%) MS Excel
2 29 (1.52%) MS Office
3 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (0.63%) MS Project
5 9 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.26%) SPSS
6 5 (0.26%) Stata
7 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 16 (0.84%) Google Analytics
1 16 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
2 15 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.26%) WebTrends
4 5 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
5 3 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 2 (0.10%) SAP SD
6 2 (0.10%) SAP APO
6 2 (0.10%) SAP MM
6 2 (0.10%) SAP PP
6 2 (0.10%) SAP WM
6 2 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.052%) JDE OneWorld
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.052%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.052%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.052%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 32 (1.68%) GitHub
2 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.47%) SaaS
4 5 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.052%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 45 (2.36%) Internet
2 19 (1.00%) HTTP
3 13 (0.68%) TCP/IP
4 11 (0.58%) LTE
5 8 (0.42%) ATM
5 8 (0.42%) SAN
6 7 (0.37%) LAN
6 7 (0.37%) VPN
6 7 (0.37%) Firewall
7 6 (0.31%) Wireshark
7 6 (0.31%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.31%) GPRS
7 6 (0.31%) GSM
7 6 (0.31%) UMTS
8 5 (0.26%) WAN
8 5 (0.26%) SDH
8 5 (0.26%) 3GPP
8 5 (0.26%) 3G
8 5 (0.26%) MPLS
8 5 (0.26%) Frame Relay
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (9.22%) SQL Server
2 103 (5.40%) Relational Database
3 67 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 63 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
5 53 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 51 (2.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 51 (2.67%) MySQL
7 35 (1.83%) DB2
8 34 (1.78%) SQLPlus
8 34 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 33 (1.73%) Oracle ODI
9 33 (1.73%) Oracle Exadata
9 33 (1.73%) DataStage
10 20 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
11 19 (1.00%) Data Mining
11 19 (1.00%) RavenDB
12 15 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 12 (0.63%) Big Data
14 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 471 (24.69%) Selenium
2 240 (12.58%) QuickTest Pro
3 224 (11.74%) JIRA
4 221 (11.58%) WebDriver
5 132 (6.92%) Cucumber
6 119 (6.24%) LoadRunner
7 116 (6.08%) Team Foundation Server
8 88 (4.61%) Jenkins
9 84 (4.40%) JUnit
10 83 (4.35%) JMeter
11 82 (4.30%) Git (software)
12 80 (4.19%) TeamCity
13 79 (4.14%) SoapUI
14 72 (3.77%) NUnit
15 55 (2.88%) SpecFlow
16 49 (2.57%) TestNG
16 49 (2.57%) Visual Studio
17 43 (2.25%) WATIR
18 41 (2.15%) Hudson
19 34 (1.78%) Toad
General
1 646 (33.86%) Finance
2 191 (10.01%) Banking
3 144 (7.55%) Retail
4 57 (2.99%) Telecoms
5 52 (2.73%) Marketing
6 51 (2.67%) Advertising
7 27 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.10%) Games
9 20 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 15 (0.79%) Publishing
11 13 (0.68%) Automotive
11 13 (0.68%) Billing
12 11 (0.58%) Law
12 11 (0.58%) Legal
12 11 (0.58%) Front Office
13 9 (0.47%) Spanish Language
14 8 (0.42%) German Language
15 7 (0.37%) Back Office
16 6 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 6 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 525 (27.52%) Test Manager
2 492 (25.79%) Analyst
3 333 (17.45%) Test Analyst
4 203 (10.64%) Tester
5 155 (8.12%) Test Leader
6 145 (7.60%) Test Engineer
7 119 (6.24%) Senior Analyst
8 108 (5.66%) QA Engineer
9 87 (4.56%) Business Analyst
10 84 (4.40%) Senior Test Analyst
11 76 (3.98%) Consultant
12 70 (3.67%) Team Leader
13 68 (3.56%) Architect
14 67 (3.51%) Developer
15 59 (3.09%) QA Analyst
16 55 (2.88%) Automation Tester
17 54 (2.83%) Software Engineer
17 54 (2.83%) QA Manager
18 48 (2.52%) Test Team Leader
18 48 (2.52%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (9.28%) Web Services
2 160 (8.39%) .NET
3 86 (4.51%) XML
4 65 (3.41%) ASP.NET
5 64 (3.35%) CSS
5 64 (3.35%) HTML
5 64 (3.35%) SOAP
6 61 (3.20%) Gherkin
7 39 (2.04%) LAMP
8 38 (1.99%) .NET Framework
9 35 (1.83%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (1.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
11 29 (1.52%) jQuery
12 28 (1.47%) REST
13 20 (1.05%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 19 (1.00%) StructureMap
14 19 (1.00%) Dapper ORM
14 19 (1.00%) Castle Windsor
14 19 (1.00%) Spring.NET
14 19 (1.00%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 240 (12.58%) Analytical Skills
2 120 (6.29%) Open Source
3 88 (4.61%) Computer Science
4 75 (3.93%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.41%) User Experience
6 47 (2.46%) Mobile App
7 44 (2.31%) Statistics
8 42 (2.20%) Mathematics
9 40 (2.10%) Mainframe
10 34 (1.78%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.47%) Blog
12 24 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 24 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
13 18 (0.94%) GIS
14 16 (0.84%) Online Banking
15 14 (0.73%) Social Media
16 13 (0.68%) N-Tier
17 12 (0.63%) Online Games
18 10 (0.52%) Blackberry
18 10 (0.52%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 154 (8.07%) Windows
2 144 (7.55%) Linux
3 139 (7.29%) UNIX
4 36 (1.89%) Android
5 31 (1.62%) Solaris
6 23 (1.21%) Windows XP
6 23 (1.21%) Apple iOS
7 22 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 10 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 6 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.21%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.052%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 814 (42.66%) Agile Software Development
2 443 (23.22%) Test Scripting
3 429 (22.48%) Test Management
4 414 (21.70%) Test Automation
5 346 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
6 309 (16.19%) Software Testing
7 277 (14.52%) Automated Testing
8 270 (14.15%) Scrum
9 269 (14.10%) Performance Testing
10 245 (12.84%) Regression Testing
11 226 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
12 220 (11.53%) Mentoring
13 215 (11.27%) Project Management
14 208 (10.90%) Test Planning
15 179 (9.38%) TDD
16 169 (8.86%) E-Commerce
17 165 (8.65%) Continuous Integration
18 158 (8.28%) BDD
19 145 (7.60%) Waterfall
20 141 (7.39%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 352 (18.45%) SQL
2 252 (13.21%) Java
3 236 (12.37%) C#
4 131 (6.87%) JavaScript
5 119 (6.24%) Ruby
6 85 (4.45%) Perl
7 81 (4.25%) Python
8 73 (3.83%) C++
9 69 (3.62%) PHP
10 53 (2.78%) PL/SQL
11 36 (1.89%) Shell Script
12 34 (1.78%) Delphi
13 28 (1.47%) C
14 27 (1.42%) VB.NET
15 20 (1.05%) VBScript
16 19 (1.00%) VB
17 18 (0.94%) Scala
17 18 (0.94%) R
18 15 (0.79%) Tcl
19 14 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 434 (22.75%) ISEB
2 409 (21.44%) ISTQB
3 257 (13.47%) Degree
4 118 (6.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 67 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 44 (2.31%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 31 (1.62%) ISEB Practitioner
9 21 (1.10%) DV Cleared
10 11 (0.58%) PMI Certification
10 11 (0.58%) CISSP
11 9 (0.47%) HND
11 9 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 7 (0.37%) CCNA
12 7 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.37%) Brainbench
13 6 (0.31%) PMP
14 2 (0.10%) CSQA
14 2 (0.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.10%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 667 (34.96%) QA
2 37 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (0.58%) COBIT
5 10 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 9 (0.47%) SLA
7 5 (0.26%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.26%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.10%) EMIR
8 2 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.10%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.10%) Basel II
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) DICOM
9 1 (0.052%) MiFID
9 1 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 15 (0.79%) VMware ESX
2 10 (0.52%) VirtualBox
3 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
4 7 (0.37%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.10%) vSphere
5 2 (0.10%) vCloud
6 1 (0.052%) Firmware
6 1 (0.052%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 254 (13.31%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.21%) Hyperic
3 2 (0.10%) logstash
3 2 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.052%) Nessus
4 1 (0.052%) CORE IMPACT
4 1 (0.052%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 260 (13.63%) HP
2 178 (9.33%) Microsoft
3 131 (6.87%) Oracle
4 46 (2.41%) SAP
5 44 (2.31%) Business Objects
6 42 (2.20%) Cognos
7 30 (1.57%) IBM
8 22 (1.15%) VMware
9 19 (1.00%) Endeca
9 19 (1.00%) RedPrairie
10 17 (0.89%) Google
11 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 13 (0.68%) Splunk
12 13 (0.68%) Green Hat
13 12 (0.63%) ArcSight
13 12 (0.63%) Atlassian
14 11 (0.58%) TOWER Software
14 11 (0.58%) Capita
15 10 (0.52%) ATG
15 10 (0.52%) T-Plan
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £37500 - £45000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Dunfermline, Fife
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £33,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £70k - 75k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £36000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Kainos
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40 - £45 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Salary: DOE plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
DigitasLBi
Posted: 5 days ago
Loughborough, Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 22 days hol + pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Stirlingshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 8 days ago