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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 306 346 357
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1025 756 813
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.71% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.89% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 729 586 643
Average salary £47,750 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.52% +3.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,600 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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
94499 85180 91147
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.67% 79.43% 77.75%
Number of salaries quoted 75420 69572 77387
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £73,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +43 929 £50,000 +5.26% 93
London -79 296 £52,500 - 34
South East +47 180 £48,250 -3.50% 18
Yorkshire +43 126 £45,000 +20.00% 7
West Yorkshire +50 112 £44,500 +18.66% 3
North West +56 108 £47,000 - 9
City of London -12 81 £52,500 -4.54% 10
East of England +7 78 £43,500 +6.09% 10
South West +31 77 £38,500 +10.00% 8
Leeds +8 72 £42,500 +13.33% 1
Surrey +12 53 £50,000 +8.69% 2
Manchester +31 48 £45,000 -10.00% 7
Bristol +25 42 £38,500 +10.00% 5
Hampshire +3 41 £35,000 -30.00% 7
Scotland 0 40 £37,500 -6.25% 4
Berkshire +22 37 £45,000 -18.18% 3
East Midlands -7 32 £50,000 +13.63% 2
West Sussex +17 30 £59,250 +31.66% 1
Cheshire +2 30 £47,000 +0.53%
West Midlands -11 30 £52,500 +23.52% 3
Horsham - 30 £59,250 - 1
Cambridgeshire +15 29 £43,500 +16.00% 3
Wales +12 28 £30,000 +5.26% 2
South Wales +8 28 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Portsmouth - 27 - - 1
Cardiff +12 24 £30,000 +5.26% 2
Reading +5 19 £41,250 -10.81%
Cambridge -2 18 £38,750 +1.97% 1
Edinburgh -3 18 £34,000 -30.25% 4
Reigate - 18 £50,000 -

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 790 (41.45%) QA
2 607 (31.85%) Finance
3 484 (25.39%) Selenium
4 480 (25.18%) Test Scripting
5 449 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
6 415 (21.77%) Test Automation
7 399 (20.93%) ISEB
8 395 (20.72%) SQL
9 365 (19.15%) Automated Testing
10 362 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 327 (17.16%) ISTQB
12 318 (16.68%) Software Testing
13 314 (16.47%) Test Management
14 306 (16.05%) Scrum
15 302 (15.84%) C#
16 281 (14.74%) Performance Testing
17 280 (14.69%) Java
17 280 (14.69%) Degree
18 265 (13.90%) .NET
19 246 (12.91%) Regression Testing
20 239 (12.54%) QuickTest Pro
21 220 (11.54%) E-Commerce
22 219 (11.49%) HP Quality Center
23 211 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
24 207 (10.86%) HP
25 196 (10.28%) Project Management
26 192 (10.07%) Microsoft
26 192 (10.07%) WebDriver
27 191 (10.02%) JIRA
28 174 (9.13%) TDD

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 40 (2.10%) IIS
2 37 (1.94%) Confluence
3 19 (1.00%) SharePoint
4 18 (0.94%) Tomcat
5 10 (0.52%) Apache
6 6 (0.31%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.26%) CMS
7 5 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.21%) SAS
8 4 (0.21%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.16%) LiveLink
9 3 (0.16%) Lync
10 2 (0.10%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.10%) ColdFusion
10 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.10%) ArchestrA
11 1 (0.052%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.052%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.052%) GlassFish
Applications
1 92 (4.83%) MS Excel
2 37 (1.94%) MS Office
3 16 (0.84%) MS Project
4 14 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) SPSS
7 3 (0.16%) Stata
8 1 (0.052%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.052%) FastStats
8 1 (0.052%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (0.63%) Google Analytics
2 9 (0.47%) JDE OneWorld
3 8 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle ERP
6 3 (0.16%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.16%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.16%) SAP Retail
6 3 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.10%) Markit EDM
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle CRM
7 2 (0.10%) VisionPLUS
8 1 (0.052%) RMDS
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Manufacturing
8 1 (0.052%) BASE24
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle Assets
8 1 (0.052%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.052%) SimCorp Dimension
8 1 (0.052%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 34 (1.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (1.63%) GitHub
3 22 (1.15%) SaaS
4 12 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.16%) PaaS
6 1 (0.052%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.10%) Internet
2 23 (1.21%) TCP/IP
3 20 (1.05%) HTTP
4 19 (1.00%) LAN
5 17 (0.89%) WAN
6 16 (0.84%) Firewall
7 11 (0.58%) VPN
8 9 (0.47%) HTTPS
8 9 (0.47%) MPLS
9 8 (0.42%) BGP
9 8 (0.42%) SSL
9 8 (0.42%) IPsec
9 8 (0.42%) ATM
9 8 (0.42%) Network Security
9 8 (0.42%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (0.42%) LTE
10 7 (0.37%) 3GPP
10 7 (0.37%) 3G
11 6 (0.31%) Wireless
12 5 (0.26%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 98 (5.14%) Relational Database
3 57 (2.99%) RDBMS
4 53 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 39 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 38 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (1.68%) MySQL
8 25 (1.31%) DB2
9 23 (1.21%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.15%) RavenDB
10 22 (1.15%) SQLPlus
11 21 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
12 20 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
12 20 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
12 20 (1.05%) DataStage
13 16 (0.84%) Data Mining
14 14 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 12 (0.63%) OLAP
16 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
17 9 (0.47%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 484 (25.39%) Selenium
2 239 (12.54%) QuickTest Pro
3 192 (10.07%) WebDriver
4 191 (10.02%) JIRA
5 137 (7.19%) Cucumber
6 124 (6.51%) LoadRunner
7 87 (4.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 86 (4.51%) Visual Studio
9 75 (3.93%) NUnit
10 68 (3.57%) Git (software)
10 68 (3.57%) SoapUI
11 64 (3.36%) JUnit
12 62 (3.25%) Jenkins
13 60 (3.15%) TeamCity
14 59 (3.10%) JMeter
15 56 (2.94%) TestComplete
16 52 (2.73%) SpecFlow
17 49 (2.57%) WATIR
18 40 (2.10%) Hudson
19 36 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 607 (31.85%) Finance
2 159 (8.34%) Banking
3 141 (7.40%) Retail
4 53 (2.78%) Advertising
5 52 (2.73%) Marketing
6 48 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 36 (1.89%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.57%) Games
9 24 (1.26%) Billing
10 20 (1.05%) Back Office
11 19 (1.00%) Publishing
12 12 (0.63%) Legal
13 9 (0.47%) Manufacturing
14 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.42%) Welsh Language
15 7 (0.37%) Law
16 6 (0.31%) Front Office
17 5 (0.26%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.16%) Automotive
18 3 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 547 (28.70%) Test Manager
2 505 (26.50%) Analyst
3 361 (18.94%) Test Analyst
4 243 (12.75%) Tester
5 184 (9.65%) Test Engineer
6 132 (6.93%) QA Engineer
7 103 (5.40%) QA Analyst
8 100 (5.25%) Test Leader
9 97 (5.09%) Automation Engineer
10 93 (4.88%) Developer
11 88 (4.62%) Consultant
12 83 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
13 71 (3.73%) Senior Test Analyst
14 70 (3.67%) Business Analyst
15 66 (3.46%) QA Manager
15 66 (3.46%) Automation Tester
16 65 (3.41%) Senior Test Engineer
17 63 (3.31%) Agile Test Analyst
18 61 (3.20%) QA Tester
19 58 (3.04%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 265 (13.90%) .NET
2 129 (6.77%) Web Services
3 99 (5.19%) SOAP
4 93 (4.88%) Gherkin
5 86 (4.51%) HTML
6 85 (4.46%) XML
7 77 (4.04%) ASP.NET
8 69 (3.62%) .NET Framework
9 67 (3.52%) CSS
10 44 (2.31%) ASP.NET MVC
11 43 (2.26%) REST
12 34 (1.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 34 (1.78%) jQuery
13 25 (1.31%) ASP.NET Web Forms
14 22 (1.15%) Castle Windsor
14 22 (1.15%) StructureMap
14 22 (1.15%) Spring.NET
14 22 (1.15%) MSMQ
14 22 (1.15%) NHibernate
14 22 (1.15%) Dapper ORM
Miscellaneous
1 111 (5.82%) Open Source
2 86 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 85 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 76 (3.99%) Mathematics
5 53 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 48 (2.52%) Client/Server
7 32 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 31 (1.63%) Blog
9 29 (1.52%) Statistics
10 19 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
11 18 (0.94%) Blackberry
12 15 (0.79%) Online Games
13 14 (0.73%) Online Banking
14 13 (0.68%) NHS
15 12 (0.63%) EFT
15 12 (0.63%) Derivative
16 11 (0.58%) Economics
17 10 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 8 (0.42%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 130 (6.82%) Windows
2 115 (6.03%) Linux
3 108 (5.67%) UNIX
4 45 (2.36%) Android
5 34 (1.78%) Apple iOS
6 19 (1.00%) Windows 7
7 15 (0.79%) Windows XP
8 13 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.42%) Solaris
11 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
12 5 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.10%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.10%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.10%) AIX
15 1 (0.052%) VMS
15 1 (0.052%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (25.18%) Test Scripting
2 449 (23.56%) Agile Software Development
3 415 (21.77%) Test Automation
4 365 (19.15%) Automated Testing
5 362 (18.99%) User Acceptance Testing
6 318 (16.68%) Software Testing
7 314 (16.47%) Test Management
8 306 (16.05%) Scrum
9 281 (14.74%) Performance Testing
10 246 (12.91%) Regression Testing
11 220 (11.54%) E-Commerce
12 211 (11.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 196 (10.28%) Project Management
14 174 (9.13%) TDD
15 165 (8.66%) BDD
16 159 (8.34%) Automation Testing
17 138 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
18 130 (6.82%) Integration Testing
19 112 (5.88%) OO
20 107 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 395 (20.72%) SQL
2 302 (15.84%) C#
3 280 (14.69%) Java
4 111 (5.82%) JavaScript
5 109 (5.72%) Ruby
6 103 (5.40%) C++
7 72 (3.78%) PHP
8 70 (3.67%) Python
9 65 (3.41%) Perl
10 45 (2.36%) C
11 39 (2.05%) Shell Script
11 39 (2.05%) VB
12 36 (1.89%) T-SQL
13 35 (1.84%) VBScript
14 28 (1.47%) Delphi
15 27 (1.42%) PL/SQL
16 23 (1.21%) VB.NET
17 17 (0.89%) Tcl
18 16 (0.84%) Bash Shell
19 15 (0.79%) Scala
Qualifications
1 399 (20.93%) ISEB
2 327 (17.16%) ISTQB
3 280 (14.69%) Degree
4 112 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 95 (4.98%) Security Cleared
6 70 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 42 (2.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 20 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 17 (0.89%) CCNP
12 12 (0.63%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.63%) CISSP
13 11 (0.58%) HND
14 10 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
14 10 (0.52%) CISM
15 8 (0.42%) CCSE
15 8 (0.42%) CCNA
16 7 (0.37%) Brainbench
17 6 (0.31%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 790 (41.45%) QA
2 14 (0.73%) COBIT
3 13 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.52%) SLA
5 9 (0.47%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
6 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.10%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 2 (0.10%) TickIT
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.052%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.052%) Basel III
System Software
1 21 (1.10%) VirtualBox
2 9 (0.47%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.47%) VMware ESX
3 8 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.26%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.26%) XenApp
5 4 (0.21%) XenDesktop
5 4 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
5 4 (0.21%) Nmap
6 3 (0.16%) vCloud
7 2 (0.10%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 219 (11.49%) 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
1 207 (10.86%) HP
2 192 (10.07%) Microsoft
3 115 (6.03%) Oracle
4 54 (2.83%) SAP
5 34 (1.78%) IBM
6 26 (1.36%) Cognos
7 23 (1.21%) Business Objects
8 22 (1.15%) Endeca
8 22 (1.15%) RedPrairie
9 21 (1.10%) T-Plan
10 20 (1.05%) VMware
11 16 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.73%) Google
13 12 (0.63%) SOASTA, Inc
14 11 (0.58%) Citrix
15 9 (0.47%) ServiceNow
15 9 (0.47%) FrontRange
16 8 (0.42%) Green Hat
16 8 (0.42%) CheckPoint
16 8 (0.42%) Cisco
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Aquent
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Capita IT Professional Services
Salary: benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Ashford, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Certeco
Posted: 13 hours ago
West London
OpenBet Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary and Company Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Midlands
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
North West
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Gem Partnership
Salary: From £32,000 to £39,000 per annum Pension + Healthcare + Living Costs
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Laterooms Ltd
Salary: Competitive + bonus + benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
West London
Roc Search
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits (Healthcare, Pension)
Posted: 15 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £65000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
set2recruit
Salary: £40000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: £60000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 17 hours ago
Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 18 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Easyjet
Posted: 19 hours ago
Great Shelford, Cambridgeshire
Towers Watson
Posted: Yesterday
London
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday