The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 339 373 329
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -44
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 867 904 1020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.82% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 0.94% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 721 720 729
Median salary £50,000 £52,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +8.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £34,934 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £48,750 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%

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
85855 95974 97941
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.07% 87.57% 85.32%
Number of salaries quoted 71776 79089 78169
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 31 August 2016 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +45 825 £50,000 -6.54% 79
London -10 311 £60,000 - 28
South East +58 222 £50,000 - 20
Yorkshire +15 70 £38,500 -23.00% 7
East of England +56 67 £47,500 -6.40% 8
City of London +40 65 £62,500 -10.71% 7
West Yorkshire +12 56 £40,000 -20.00% 5
North West -10 52 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Berkshire +12 48 £45,000 -18.18% 6
South West 0 41 £42,500 - 5
Surrey +45 39 £47,500 - 3
Hampshire +23 37 £65,000 +48.57% 6
West Midlands -1 36 £41,000 -13.68% 7
Manchester -5 36 £47,838 -36.21% 1
Kent +40 34 £42,500 -5.55%
Scotland -13 30 £50,000 - 1
Leeds +15 28 £37,500 -16.66% 2
Bradford +7 25 £42,500 -15.00% 3
Hertfordshire +32 23 £37,500 -25.00% 1
Reading +14 23 £43,750 +25.00% 2
East Midlands +5 23 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Edinburgh 0 22 £50,000 - 1
Birmingham -15 22 £39,250 -12.77% 2
Bedfordshire +36 19 £53,500 -10.83% 4
West Sussex +19 19 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 19 £58,750 +14.07% 1
Milton Keynes +21 17 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Luton - 17 £53,500 - 4
Essex +17 15 £62,500 -0.79% 3
East Sussex +14 14 £55,000 +37.50% 3

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 877 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 690 (40.71%) QA
3 514 (30.32%) Finance
4 444 (26.19%) Test Automation
5 425 (25.07%) Test Scripting
6 415 (24.48%) Selenium
7 392 (23.13%) ISTQB
8 369 (21.77%) User Acceptance Testing
9 358 (21.12%) ISEB
10 340 (20.06%) Software Testing
11 337 (19.88%) Java
12 304 (17.94%) Regression Testing
13 300 (17.70%) Test Management
14 299 (17.64%) Degree
15 282 (16.64%) SQL
16 281 (16.58%) SDLC
17 264 (15.58%) Scrum
18 252 (14.87%) C#
19 237 (13.98%) Functional Testing
20 235 (13.86%) Manual Testing
21 227 (13.39%) Automated Testing
22 224 (13.22%) Automation Testing
23 223 (13.16%) BDD
24 214 (12.63%) Project Management
25 208 (12.27%) Waterfall
26 202 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
27 201 (11.86%) Microsoft
28 182 (10.74%) .NET
28 182 (10.74%) Non-Functional Testing
29 180 (10.62%) Cucumber

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 60 (3.54%) IIS
2 24 (1.42%) Confluence
3 22 (1.30%) SharePoint
4 11 (0.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (0.65%) Skype for Business
5 10 (0.59%) Documentum
6 8 (0.47%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.35%) CMS
7 6 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.29%) Apache
8 5 (0.29%) FileNet
9 4 (0.24%) Drupal
10 3 (0.18%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.12%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.12%) JBoss
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.059%) MTS
12 1 (0.059%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.059%) WebSphere
Applications
1 102 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.01%) MS Office
3 21 (1.24%) MS Project
4 19 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.65%) Mingle
6 9 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.059%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 32 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.88%) SAP CO
2 15 (0.88%) SAP FI
2 15 (0.88%) SAP FI/CO
3 10 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (0.47%) Primavera
5 7 (0.41%) CSG Singleview
6 6 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
6 6 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 3 (0.18%) SAP CRM
8 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.18%) SAP Payroll
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
9 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HCM
9 2 (0.12%) PeopleSoft HRMS
9 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 1 (0.059%) Magento
10 1 (0.059%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 17 (1.00%) GitHub
2 14 (0.83%) SaaS
3 12 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.24%) Force.com
6 3 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.12%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.059%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.059%) PaaS
8 1 (0.059%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (2.77%) Network Security
2 20 (1.18%) Internet
3 16 (0.94%) SMTP
4 15 (0.88%) VoIP
5 14 (0.83%) Firewall
6 11 (0.65%) SSH
7 10 (0.59%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.47%) VLAN
9 6 (0.35%) Intranet
10 4 (0.24%) DNS
10 4 (0.24%) HTTP
10 4 (0.24%) Skype
10 4 (0.24%) Wireshark
11 2 (0.12%) 4G
11 2 (0.12%) IMAP
11 2 (0.12%) NAS
11 2 (0.12%) SAN
11 2 (0.12%) TETRA
11 2 (0.12%) ZigBee
12 1 (0.059%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.24%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.06%) Data Mining
4 28 (1.65%) GIS
5 24 (1.42%) Big Data
6 18 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.71%) EDRMS
8 11 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (0.65%) Oracle Database
9 10 (0.59%) MySQL
10 8 (0.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.24%) DB2
12 4 (0.24%) MongoDB
12 4 (0.24%) Redis
13 3 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.18%) Neo4j
13 3 (0.18%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.18%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 415 (24.48%) Selenium
2 180 (10.62%) Cucumber
3 166 (9.79%) JIRA
4 130 (7.67%) Jenkins
5 117 (6.90%) HP UFT
6 110 (6.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 107 (6.31%) SoapUI
8 91 (5.37%) WebDriver
9 82 (4.84%) Git (software)
10 75 (4.42%) SpecFlow
11 72 (4.25%) JMeter
12 67 (3.95%) LoadRunner
13 60 (3.54%) JUnit
14 44 (2.60%) Subversion
15 39 (2.30%) Ranorex
16 38 (2.24%) Bugzilla
17 37 (2.18%) TeamCity
18 33 (1.95%) FitNesse
19 31 (1.83%) TestNG
20 29 (1.71%) Testopia
General
1 514 (30.32%) Finance
2 144 (8.50%) Banking
3 99 (5.84%) Retail
4 96 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 73 (4.31%) Law
6 38 (2.24%) Legal
6 38 (2.24%) Marketing
7 37 (2.18%) Back Office
8 32 (1.89%) Automotive
9 27 (1.59%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.24%) Billing
11 18 (1.06%) Games
12 16 (0.94%) Front Office
13 15 (0.88%) Electronics
14 13 (0.77%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.65%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.65%) Investment Banking
16 9 (0.53%) Publishing
17 8 (0.47%) Advertising
18 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 400 (23.60%) Analyst
2 380 (22.42%) Test Manager
3 319 (18.82%) Test Analyst
4 225 (13.27%) Tester
5 196 (11.56%) Test Engineer
6 157 (9.26%) Test Leader
7 99 (5.84%) Consultant
8 90 (5.31%) Automation Tester
9 83 (4.90%) QA Engineer
10 79 (4.66%) Developer
11 78 (4.60%) QA Manager
12 74 (4.37%) Test Automation Engineer
13 73 (4.31%) QA Analyst
14 72 (4.25%) QA Leader
15 69 (4.07%) Senior Test Engineer
16 66 (3.89%) Programme Manager
17 65 (3.83%) Programme Test Manager
17 65 (3.83%) Test Programme Manager
18 60 (3.54%) Senior Analyst
19 57 (3.36%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (10.74%) .NET
2 146 (8.61%) Web Services
3 69 (4.07%) HTML
4 67 (3.95%) XML
5 66 (3.89%) Gherkin
6 62 (3.66%) SOAP
7 59 (3.48%) ASP.NET
8 49 (2.89%) CSS
9 35 (2.06%) RESTful
10 22 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 22 (1.30%) Spring
11 20 (1.18%) REST
12 19 (1.12%) JSON
13 18 (1.06%) Hibernate
13 18 (1.06%) HTML5
14 17 (1.00%) jQuery
15 14 (0.83%) LAMP
16 13 (0.77%) Behat
17 12 (0.71%) Ajax
18 11 (0.65%) XBRL
Miscellaneous
1 173 (10.21%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.13%) Mobile App
3 81 (4.78%) Data Centre
4 80 (4.72%) Computer Science
5 50 (2.95%) Security Operations Centre
6 29 (1.71%) Management Information System
7 27 (1.59%) Mathematics
8 26 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 26 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 26 (1.53%) User Experience
9 23 (1.36%) Virtual Team
10 21 (1.24%) AS400
10 21 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 15 (0.88%) Life Science
12 11 (0.65%) Fixed Income
12 11 (0.65%) Smartphone
13 10 (0.59%) Derivative
13 10 (0.59%) Fintech
14 8 (0.47%) OTC Derivatives
14 8 (0.47%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 138 (8.14%) Linux
2 129 (7.61%) Windows
3 97 (5.72%) Unix
4 39 (2.30%) Windows Server
5 32 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (1.77%) Android
7 29 (1.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.47%) Solaris
9 23 (1.36%) Apple iOS
9 23 (1.36%) Windows 7
10 6 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.18%) CentOS
12 3 (0.18%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.059%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 877 (51.74%) Agile Software Development
2 444 (26.19%) Test Automation
3 425 (25.07%) Test Scripting
4 369 (21.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 340 (20.06%) Software Testing
6 304 (17.94%) Regression Testing
7 300 (17.70%) Test Management
8 281 (16.58%) SDLC
9 264 (15.58%) Scrum
10 237 (13.98%) Functional Testing
11 235 (13.86%) Manual Testing
12 227 (13.39%) Automated Testing
13 224 (13.22%) Automation Testing
14 223 (13.16%) BDD
15 214 (12.63%) Project Management
16 208 (12.27%) Waterfall
17 202 (11.92%) Stakeholder Management
18 182 (10.74%) Non-Functional Testing
19 174 (10.27%) Defect Management
20 170 (10.03%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 337 (19.88%) Java
2 282 (16.64%) SQL
3 252 (14.87%) C#
4 114 (6.73%) Python
5 108 (6.37%) Ruby
6 86 (5.07%) C
7 84 (4.96%) JavaScript
8 48 (2.83%) PHP
9 47 (2.77%) Perl
10 43 (2.54%) C++
11 21 (1.24%) Bash Shell
12 19 (1.12%) VB.NET
13 18 (1.06%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.88%) PowerShell
15 11 (0.65%) XPath
16 9 (0.53%) Delphi
17 8 (0.47%) Embedded C
17 8 (0.47%) Embedded C++
18 7 (0.41%) Groovy
18 7 (0.41%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 392 (23.13%) ISTQB
2 358 (21.12%) ISEB
3 299 (17.64%) Degree
4 140 (8.26%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 101 (5.96%) Security Cleared
6 64 (3.78%) SC Cleared
7 62 (3.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 59 (3.48%) DV Cleared
9 54 (3.19%) CISSP
10 51 (3.01%) IISP
11 26 (1.53%) ISEB Practitioner
12 9 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
13 7 (0.41%) CCNA
13 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (0.41%) MCITP
13 7 (0.41%) MCSA
13 7 (0.41%) MCSE
13 7 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.35%) PMP
15 5 (0.29%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 690 (40.71%) QA
2 55 (3.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 55 (3.24%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.53%) SLA
4 14 (0.83%) COBIT
4 14 (0.83%) ISO 9001
5 12 (0.71%) SDET
6 10 (0.59%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.29%) ISO19770
8 3 (0.18%) EMIR
8 3 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.12%) COSO
9 2 (0.12%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.12%) WCAG
10 1 (0.059%) HL7
10 1 (0.059%) Solvency II
System Software
1 28 (1.65%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (0.47%) VMware ESX
4 7 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (0.41%) XenApp
5 4 (0.24%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.24%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.12%) Firmware
7 1 (0.059%) Docker
7 1 (0.059%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 121 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (2.36%) QRadar
3 31 (1.83%) HP SiteScope
4 7 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (0.41%) vMotion
5 5 (0.29%) Nessus
5 5 (0.29%) Nmap
6 4 (0.24%) AirWatch
6 4 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 4 (0.24%) Perfmon
6 4 (0.24%) SCCM
7 2 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
7 2 (0.12%) Puppet
8 1 (0.059%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 201 (11.86%) Microsoft
2 140 (8.26%) HP
3 83 (4.90%) Oracle
4 72 (4.25%) SAP
5 51 (3.01%) ArcSight
5 51 (3.01%) Splunk
6 27 (1.59%) VMware
7 20 (1.18%) Citrix
8 19 (1.12%) Red Hat
9 17 (1.00%) Cognizant
9 17 (1.00%) Siebel
10 15 (0.88%) ServiceNow
11 13 (0.77%) FrontRange
12 12 (0.71%) Atlassian
12 12 (0.71%) OpenText
13 11 (0.65%) Adobe
13 11 (0.65%) Informatica
13 11 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (0.47%) IBM
15 7 (0.41%) PeopleSoft
West London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + fantastic benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Basildon, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum + bonus, pension, private health
Posted: 16 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Optima Connections
Salary: Competitive Salary + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £80,000 - £90,000
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
First Point
Salary: £65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + ESOP
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Tui (Ip) Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Capita ITPS
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum c£35,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £40K +bonus +benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum + bonus + package
Posted: 5 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £40000 - £60000 Per Annum Attractive benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Aquent
Salary: £35000 - £46000 per annum + benfits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £65000 per annum + benefits (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago