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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 365 354 380
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 724 939 883
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.92% 1.00% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 598 706 675
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,350 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £80,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.26%

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
78798 94209 98163
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.10% 87.55% 85.65%
Number of salaries quoted 64965 77834 80660
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,501
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,000
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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +12 679 £48,573 -2.85% 67
London -10 227 £62,500 +4.16% 21
South East +60 159 £46,000 +8.23% 10
East of England +32 84 £47,500 +5.55% 8
Yorkshire +35 74 £42,500 +6.25% 8
West Yorkshire +36 69 £42,500 +21.42% 5
North West -46 52 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Leeds +34 51 £42,500 +21.42% 5
Berkshire +63 40 £60,000 +60.00% 1
Hampshire +13 37 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Hertfordshire +27 35 £42,500 -20.93% 1
East Midlands +13 35 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Manchester -36 34 £50,000 -4.76% 3
City of London +9 33 £60,000 - 6
Surrey +16 30 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Scotland +6 30 £47,500 +3.26% 1
Kent +21 26 £42,500 +41.66%
West Midlands -31 26 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Essex +15 22 £55,000 +37.50%
Northampton +23 21 £39,500 -12.22%
Northamptonshire +17 21 £39,500 -12.22%
Edinburgh -9 20 £47,500 -5.00% 1
South West -11 17 £40,750 -4.11% 3
Bedfordshire +9 15 £57,500 -17.85% 2
Bradford +6 15 £42,500 -5.55%
Luton -8 13 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Reading +42 12 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Cambridge +7 12 £47,500 +20.25% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 12 £47,500 +8.57% 5
Maidenhead +12 11 £57,500 -4.16%

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 869 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 668 (42.12%) QA
3 440 (27.74%) Finance
4 420 (26.48%) Selenium
5 406 (25.60%) Test Automation
6 347 (21.88%) ISTQB
7 335 (21.12%) Software Testing
8 316 (19.92%) Test Scripting
9 311 (19.61%) Java
10 302 (19.04%) ISEB
11 297 (18.73%) Test Management
12 281 (17.72%) SQL
13 279 (17.59%) Regression Testing
14 273 (17.21%) Scrum
14 273 (17.21%) SDLC
15 266 (16.77%) Automated Testing
16 257 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
17 237 (14.94%) C#
18 233 (14.69%) Degree
19 224 (14.12%) BDD
20 213 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
21 207 (13.05%) Project Management
22 201 (12.67%) Waterfall
23 188 (11.85%) .NET
24 181 (11.41%) Functional Testing
25 180 (11.35%) Manual Testing
25 180 (11.35%) Microsoft
25 180 (11.35%) TDD
26 179 (11.29%) Cucumber
27 167 (10.53%) JIRA

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 49 (3.09%) IIS
2 16 (1.01%) SharePoint
3 14 (0.88%) Confluence
3 14 (0.88%) Documentum
4 12 (0.76%) Apache
5 11 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (0.63%) SAS
7 9 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (0.57%) Tomcat
8 7 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.38%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (0.38%) JBoss
9 6 (0.38%) MS Exchange
9 6 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.32%) Drupal
10 5 (0.32%) FileNet
10 5 (0.32%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.25%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.25%) Skype for Business
11 4 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 95 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.70%) MS Office
3 14 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 14 (0.88%) MS Project
4 10 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.063%) Mingle
5 1 (0.063%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.82%) SAP CO
2 13 (0.82%) SAP FI
2 13 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
3 11 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
4 6 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.32%) CSG Singleview
6 4 (0.25%) Primavera
7 3 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 3 (0.19%) PeopleSoft HRMS
8 2 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.13%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.13%) VisionPLUS
9 1 (0.063%) HFM
9 1 (0.063%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.063%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.02%) SaaS
2 30 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (1.70%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (0.50%) PaaS
5 7 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.25%) IaaS
7 3 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
8 2 (0.13%) GitHub
8 2 (0.13%) Slack
9 1 (0.063%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.71%) Network Security
2 26 (1.64%) Internet
3 18 (1.13%) SMTP
4 16 (1.01%) HTTP
5 12 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.44%) Intranet
7 5 (0.32%) Firewall
7 5 (0.32%) SSH
8 4 (0.25%) DNS
8 4 (0.25%) Skype
8 4 (0.25%) VoIP
8 4 (0.25%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.13%) IMAP
9 2 (0.13%) NAS
9 2 (0.13%) SAN
10 1 (0.063%) TETRA
10 1 (0.063%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 121 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.84%) Relational Database
3 34 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (1.77%) Big Data
5 23 (1.45%) GIS
6 21 (1.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 17 (1.07%) MySQL
8 12 (0.76%) Hadoop
8 12 (0.76%) MongoDB
8 12 (0.76%) NoSQL
9 10 (0.63%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.57%) Redis
11 8 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 8 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
11 8 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (0.50%) Power BI
12 7 (0.44%) Neo4j
13 5 (0.32%) DB2
13 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.25%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 420 (26.48%) Selenium
2 179 (11.29%) Cucumber
3 167 (10.53%) JIRA
4 131 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 122 (7.69%) HP UFT
6 112 (7.06%) SoapUI
7 107 (6.75%) Jenkins
8 91 (5.74%) LoadRunner
9 78 (4.92%) WebDriver
10 77 (4.85%) JMeter
11 67 (4.22%) SpecFlow
12 57 (3.59%) Git (software)
13 43 (2.71%) JUnit
14 40 (2.52%) Visual Studio
15 28 (1.77%) TeamCity
16 27 (1.70%) LoadUI
16 27 (1.70%) Ranorex
17 26 (1.64%) Bugzilla
18 25 (1.58%) NUnit
19 22 (1.39%) Subversion
General
1 440 (27.74%) Finance
2 150 (9.46%) Banking
3 95 (5.99%) Retail
4 70 (4.41%) Law
4 70 (4.41%) Telecoms
5 49 (3.09%) Legal
6 45 (2.84%) Back Office
7 25 (1.58%) Marketing
8 23 (1.45%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.45%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.07%) Billing
10 16 (1.01%) Automotive
11 12 (0.76%) Electronics
12 11 (0.69%) Advertising
13 9 (0.57%) Front Office
13 9 (0.57%) Games
14 7 (0.44%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 346 (21.82%) Analyst
2 325 (20.49%) Test Manager
3 272 (17.15%) Test Analyst
4 197 (12.42%) Tester
5 177 (11.16%) Test Engineer
6 159 (10.03%) Test Leader
7 111 (7.00%) Consultant
8 96 (6.05%) QA Engineer
9 89 (5.61%) Senior Test Engineer
10 79 (4.98%) QA Leader
11 71 (4.48%) Automation Tester
12 69 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
13 67 (4.22%) Senior Analyst
14 63 (3.97%) Developer
14 63 (3.97%) Test Automation Engineer
15 62 (3.91%) Senior Test Analyst
16 60 (3.78%) QA Manager
17 53 (3.34%) Lead Test Analyst
18 47 (2.96%) Automation Test Analyst
19 46 (2.90%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 188 (11.85%) .NET
2 145 (9.14%) Web Services
3 90 (5.67%) Gherkin
4 65 (4.10%) ASP.NET
5 49 (3.09%) SOAP
6 46 (2.90%) HTML
7 45 (2.84%) RESTful
8 41 (2.59%) XML
9 27 (1.70%) CSS
10 25 (1.58%) REST
11 24 (1.51%) Spring
12 22 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
13 18 (1.13%) Hibernate
13 18 (1.13%) J2EE
14 14 (0.88%) Ajax
14 14 (0.88%) ASP.NET Web API
15 13 (0.82%) HTML5
15 13 (0.82%) jQuery
16 11 (0.69%) AngularJS
17 10 (0.63%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 160 (10.09%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 73 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 67 (4.22%) Computer Science
5 50 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 45 (2.84%) Security Operations Centre
7 38 (2.40%) Management Information System
8 29 (1.83%) User Experience
9 27 (1.70%) Client/Server
10 25 (1.58%) Mathematics
11 15 (0.95%) Fixed Income
11 15 (0.95%) Smartcard
11 15 (0.95%) Virtual Team
12 13 (0.82%) Fintech
12 13 (0.82%) Reinsurance
13 12 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.69%) Statistics
15 9 (0.57%) Derivative
16 8 (0.50%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.50%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 123 (7.76%) Linux
2 106 (6.68%) Windows
3 49 (3.09%) Unix
4 38 (2.40%) Windows Server
5 26 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (1.39%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (1.26%) Android
8 17 (1.07%) Apple iOS
9 6 (0.38%) Solaris
10 5 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.25%) VMS
11 4 (0.25%) Windows 10
11 4 (0.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (0.13%) AIX
12 2 (0.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.063%) CentOS
13 1 (0.063%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (54.79%) Agile Software Development
2 406 (25.60%) Test Automation
3 335 (21.12%) Software Testing
4 316 (19.92%) Test Scripting
5 297 (18.73%) Test Management
6 279 (17.59%) Regression Testing
7 273 (17.21%) Scrum
7 273 (17.21%) SDLC
8 266 (16.77%) Automated Testing
9 257 (16.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 224 (14.12%) BDD
11 213 (13.43%) Stakeholder Management
12 207 (13.05%) Project Management
13 201 (12.67%) Waterfall
14 181 (11.41%) Functional Testing
15 180 (11.35%) Manual Testing
15 180 (11.35%) TDD
16 166 (10.47%) Mentoring
17 165 (10.40%) Automation Testing
18 156 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 311 (19.61%) Java
2 281 (17.72%) SQL
3 237 (14.94%) C#
4 100 (6.31%) Ruby
5 90 (5.67%) Python
6 86 (5.42%) JavaScript
7 72 (4.54%) C
8 42 (2.65%) C++
9 27 (1.70%) Perl
10 26 (1.64%) PHP
11 23 (1.45%) Bash Shell
11 23 (1.45%) VB.NET
12 17 (1.07%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 15 (0.95%) R
15 14 (0.88%) Groovy
16 12 (0.76%) Embedded C
16 12 (0.76%) Embedded C++
16 12 (0.76%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 347 (21.88%) ISTQB
2 302 (19.04%) ISEB
3 233 (14.69%) Degree
4 140 (8.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (4.67%) Security Cleared
6 64 (4.04%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 57 (3.59%) DV Cleared
8 52 (3.28%) SC Cleared
9 49 (3.09%) CISSP
10 45 (2.84%) IISP
11 25 (1.58%) ISEB Practitioner
12 7 (0.44%) PhD
13 4 (0.25%) CISM
14 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.13%) AAT
15 2 (0.13%) CSQA
15 2 (0.13%) HND
15 2 (0.13%) MBCS
15 2 (0.13%) PMI Certification
15 2 (0.13%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 668 (42.12%) QA
2 49 (3.09%) PCI DSS
3 48 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.39%) SDET
4 22 (1.39%) SLA
5 12 (0.76%) COBIT
6 6 (0.38%) ISO 9001
7 5 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 5 (0.32%) ISO19770
8 3 (0.19%) COSO
8 3 (0.19%) MiFID
8 3 (0.19%) Solvency II
9 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
9 2 (0.13%) EMIR
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.063%) FATCA
10 1 (0.063%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (1.45%) Active Directory
1 23 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (0.57%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.50%) Docker
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.063%) Firmware
6 1 (0.063%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 128 (8.07%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (2.40%) HP SiteScope
3 19 (1.20%) QRadar
4 12 (0.76%) Perfmon
5 11 (0.69%) Puppet
6 7 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.38%) Ansible
8 4 (0.25%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 4 (0.25%) SCCM
9 2 (0.13%) Nessus
9 2 (0.13%) Nmap
10 1 (0.063%) Grafana
10 1 (0.063%) Graphite
10 1 (0.063%) Kibana
Vendors
1 180 (11.35%) Microsoft
2 166 (10.47%) HP
3 106 (6.68%) Oracle
4 73 (4.60%) SAP
5 50 (3.15%) Splunk
6 45 (2.84%) ArcSight
7 24 (1.51%) VMware
8 20 (1.26%) Atlassian
9 16 (1.01%) ServiceNow
10 15 (0.95%) IBM
11 13 (0.82%) Citrix
12 12 (0.76%) HEAT Software
13 11 (0.69%) Adobe
13 11 (0.69%) Cognizant
14 10 (0.63%) Hyperion
15 9 (0.57%) Red Hat
16 8 (0.50%) Google
16 8 (0.50%) SOASTA, Inc
17 6 (0.38%) BT
17 6 (0.38%) Serena
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oscar
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum Great Package and benefits - free lunch!
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Marks Sattin
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
GTA
Posted: 5 days ago
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits and Training
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
X4 Group
Salary: £50k - 57k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + good benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: From £51,296
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45k-55k + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Emerald Technology Recruitment Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + GBonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
PMC retail
Salary: Competitive Basic + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago