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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
UK
Rank 359 370 339
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 661 783 943
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.90% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 529 584 724
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,875
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +4.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £77,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
74290 86752 90655
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 88.11% 87.71% 86.06%
Number of salaries quoted 61217 72076 74747
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 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,000 £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 23 January 2017 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 23 January 2017. 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 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 +28 628 £47,500 -5.00% 83
London +22 224 £57,500 -4.16% 36
South East +63 160 £47,500 +11.76% 19
East of England +16 72 £45,000 -12.62% 9
Berkshire +68 53 £70,000 +40.00% 8
Yorkshire +10 50 £42,500 +16.43% 1
West Yorkshire +17 46 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Leeds +33 43 £42,500 +21.42% 1
North West -31 42 £45,500 -13.33% 6
City of London +8 41 £53,750 -14.00% 10
Hertfordshire +17 29 £42,500 -22.72% 4
Hampshire +17 29 £45,000 -28.00% 4
West Midlands -23 29 £48,750 +2.63% 3
Surrey +35 23 £50,000 - 4
East Midlands +6 23 £36,000 -20.00% 2
Kent -8 23 £47,500 +15.85%
Manchester -45 23 £50,000 -4.76% 4
Reading +47 21 £52,500 +5.00% 1
South West +7 20 £45,000 +20.00% 4
Scotland +8 17 £49,500 -5.71% 4
Cambridge +7 15 £47,500 +20.25% 1
Cambridgeshire +3 15 £47,500 +14.11% 2
Essex +10 14 £52,500 -4.54%
Reigate +30 12 £52,500 - 1
Bedfordshire +23 10 £52,750 -24.64% 2
East Sussex +15 10 £31,500 -33.68%
Birmingham -8 10 £43,000 -14.00% 1
Glasgow +26 9 £51,500 -
Nottinghamshire -2 9 £35,500 +29.09% 1
Nottingham -3 9 £35,500 +29.09% 1

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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.

1 815 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 585 (40.57%) QA
3 410 (28.43%) Selenium
4 392 (27.18%) Test Automation
5 382 (26.49%) Finance
6 351 (24.34%) ISTQB
7 320 (22.19%) Software Testing
8 301 (20.87%) ISEB
9 298 (20.67%) Test Scripting
10 293 (20.32%) SQL
11 281 (19.49%) Test Management
12 272 (18.86%) Automated Testing
13 253 (17.55%) Java
14 244 (16.92%) Scrum
15 239 (16.57%) SDLC
16 236 (16.37%) C#
17 231 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
18 229 (15.88%) Regression Testing
19 190 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
20 189 (13.11%) BDD
21 183 (12.69%) Waterfall
22 180 (12.48%) Microsoft
23 179 (12.41%) .NET
24 177 (12.27%) Degree
25 173 (12.00%) Mentoring
26 162 (11.23%) Functional Testing
27 160 (11.10%) TDD
28 156 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
29 153 (10.61%) Cucumber
30 152 (10.54%) Project Management

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 32 (2.22%) IIS
2 12 (0.83%) Apache
3 11 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (0.76%) SAS
4 10 (0.69%) Confluence
5 8 (0.55%) SharePoint
5 8 (0.55%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (0.42%) CMS
7 6 (0.42%) Documentum
7 6 (0.42%) OpenStack
7 6 (0.42%) Tomcat
8 5 (0.35%) Drupal
8 5 (0.35%) JBoss
8 5 (0.35%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.28%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.21%) Jetty
Applications
1 74 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 12 (0.83%) MS Project
3 11 (0.76%) MS Office
4 9 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.069%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (1.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.62%) Payment Gateway
3 7 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 7 (0.49%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.49%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
4 5 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.21%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 3 (0.21%) Primavera
6 2 (0.14%) HFM
6 2 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) SAP IS-U
6 2 (0.14%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
7 1 (0.069%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle ASCP
7 1 (0.069%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.069%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.069%) TradeThru
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 35 (2.43%) SaaS
4 11 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (0.62%) PaaS
6 5 (0.35%) IaaS
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) GitHub
8 2 (0.14%) Slack
8 2 (0.14%) SuccessFactors
9 1 (0.069%) Basecamp
9 1 (0.069%) Force.com
9 1 (0.069%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.069%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (2.01%) Internet
2 24 (1.66%) Network Security
3 23 (1.60%) HTTP
4 20 (1.39%) TCP/IP
5 13 (0.90%) SMTP
6 7 (0.49%) SSH
7 6 (0.42%) Wireshark
8 4 (0.28%) IMAP
8 4 (0.28%) NAS
8 4 (0.28%) SAN
9 3 (0.21%) Firewall
9 3 (0.21%) Intranet
10 2 (0.14%) DNS
10 2 (0.14%) FTP
11 1 (0.069%) HTTPS
11 1 (0.069%) LDAP
11 1 (0.069%) Skype
11 1 (0.069%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.47%) Relational Database
3 37 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
4 33 (2.29%) Big Data
5 20 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.32%) MySQL
7 18 (1.25%) NoSQL
8 17 (1.18%) GIS
9 16 (1.11%) Hadoop
10 14 (0.97%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 14 (0.97%) Power BI
11 13 (0.90%) Redis
12 12 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.76%) Neo4j
14 10 (0.69%) PostgreSQL
15 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
16 7 (0.49%) DB2
17 5 (0.35%) CouchDB
17 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 410 (28.43%) Selenium
2 153 (10.61%) Cucumber
3 150 (10.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 143 (9.92%) JIRA
5 111 (7.70%) HP UFT
6 107 (7.42%) WebDriver
7 102 (7.07%) Jenkins
8 88 (6.10%) LoadRunner
9 78 (5.41%) SoapUI
10 64 (4.44%) Git (software)
11 62 (4.30%) JMeter
12 60 (4.16%) SpecFlow
13 44 (3.05%) Visual Studio
14 26 (1.80%) NUnit
14 26 (1.80%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 21 (1.46%) Selenium IDE
17 20 (1.39%) Gatling
17 20 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
18 19 (1.32%) Subversion
General
1 382 (26.49%) Finance
2 132 (9.15%) Banking
3 87 (6.03%) Retail
4 59 (4.09%) Legal
5 45 (3.12%) Law
6 38 (2.64%) Telecoms
7 34 (2.36%) Back Office
8 27 (1.87%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.87%) Marketing
9 22 (1.53%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.11%) Electronics
10 16 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.76%) Automotive
12 10 (0.69%) Advertising
13 8 (0.55%) Front Office
14 7 (0.49%) Games
15 5 (0.35%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.28%) Billing
16 4 (0.28%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 339 (23.51%) Analyst
2 291 (20.18%) Test Manager
3 269 (18.65%) Test Analyst
4 173 (12.00%) Test Leader
5 168 (11.65%) Test Engineer
6 149 (10.33%) Tester
7 104 (7.21%) QA Engineer
8 88 (6.10%) Senior Test Engineer
9 84 (5.83%) Consultant
10 72 (4.99%) QA Leader
11 68 (4.72%) Lead Test Analyst
11 68 (4.72%) Software Test Engineer
12 58 (4.02%) Senior Analyst
13 57 (3.95%) Test Automation Engineer
14 53 (3.68%) Senior Test Analyst
15 51 (3.54%) Developer
15 51 (3.54%) Test Consultant
16 49 (3.40%) Automation Tester
17 48 (3.33%) Automation Test Analyst
17 48 (3.33%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (12.41%) .NET
2 120 (8.32%) Web Services
3 82 (5.69%) Gherkin
4 57 (3.95%) ASP.NET
5 43 (2.98%) SOAP
6 38 (2.64%) XML
7 37 (2.57%) REST
8 34 (2.36%) HTML
8 34 (2.36%) RESTful
9 21 (1.46%) CSS
10 16 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
11 15 (1.04%) Spring
12 14 (0.97%) HTML5
12 14 (0.97%) J2EE
12 14 (0.97%) jQuery
13 13 (0.90%) Ajax
13 13 (0.90%) AngularJS
13 13 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
13 13 (0.90%) JSON
14 8 (0.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.82%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.92%) Mobile App
3 68 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 57 (3.95%) Enterprise Software
5 38 (2.64%) Data Centre
6 36 (2.50%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.36%) Client/Server
8 33 (2.29%) User Experience
9 24 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
10 18 (1.25%) Mathematics
11 13 (0.90%) Smartcard
12 12 (0.83%) Fintech
13 11 (0.76%) Fixed Income
13 11 (0.76%) Statistics
14 10 (0.69%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.69%) Reinsurance
15 9 (0.62%) Embedded Systems
15 9 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
15 9 (0.62%) Performance Metrics
16 7 (0.49%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 105 (7.28%) Windows
2 102 (7.07%) Linux
3 32 (2.22%) Unix
4 29 (2.01%) Windows Server
5 17 (1.18%) Android
6 15 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.90%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.76%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.28%) VMS
9 4 (0.28%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.14%) AIX
10 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.14%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.069%) Solaris
11 1 (0.069%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.069%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 815 (56.52%) Agile Software Development
2 392 (27.18%) Test Automation
3 320 (22.19%) Software Testing
4 298 (20.67%) Test Scripting
5 281 (19.49%) Test Management
6 272 (18.86%) Automated Testing
7 244 (16.92%) Scrum
8 239 (16.57%) SDLC
9 231 (16.02%) User Acceptance Testing
10 229 (15.88%) Regression Testing
11 190 (13.18%) Stakeholder Management
12 189 (13.11%) BDD
13 183 (12.69%) Waterfall
14 173 (12.00%) Mentoring
15 162 (11.23%) Functional Testing
16 160 (11.10%) TDD
17 152 (10.54%) Project Management
18 151 (10.47%) Manual Testing
19 148 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
20 145 (10.06%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 293 (20.32%) SQL
2 253 (17.55%) Java
3 236 (16.37%) C#
4 96 (6.66%) JavaScript
5 75 (5.20%) Ruby
6 74 (5.13%) Python
7 58 (4.02%) C
8 45 (3.12%) C++
9 21 (1.46%) Perl
10 20 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 20 (1.39%) VB.NET
11 18 (1.25%) R
12 16 (1.11%) T-SQL
13 15 (1.04%) PHP
14 12 (0.83%) Groovy
15 11 (0.76%) Bash Shell
15 11 (0.76%) F#
15 11 (0.76%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.69%) Embedded C
16 10 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 351 (24.34%) ISTQB
2 301 (20.87%) ISEB
3 177 (12.27%) Degree
4 129 (8.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 71 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 54 (3.74%) SC Cleared
7 46 (3.19%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 44 (3.05%) DV Cleared
9 26 (1.80%) CISSP
10 24 (1.66%) IISP
10 24 (1.66%) ISEB Practitioner
11 7 (0.49%) PhD
12 3 (0.21%) CSQA
12 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.14%) AAT
13 2 (0.14%) CISM
13 2 (0.14%) HND
13 2 (0.14%) MBCS
13 2 (0.14%) SAP Certification
14 1 (0.069%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 585 (40.57%) QA
2 31 (2.15%) SDET
3 26 (1.80%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 24 (1.66%) SLA
6 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.21%) COSO
7 3 (0.21%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.14%) MiFID
9 1 (0.069%) EMIR
9 1 (0.069%) FATCA
9 1 (0.069%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.069%) ISO19770
System Software
1 21 (1.46%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (0.97%) Docker
4 9 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.069%) Firmware
6 1 (0.069%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.069%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.069%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.069%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 97 (6.73%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (1.18%) HP SiteScope
3 15 (1.04%) Perfmon
4 14 (0.97%) Puppet
5 11 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (0.42%) Ansible
7 3 (0.21%) Grafana
8 1 (0.069%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.069%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.069%) Graphite
8 1 (0.069%) Kibana
8 1 (0.069%) SCCM
Vendors
1 180 (12.48%) Microsoft
2 149 (10.33%) HP
3 113 (7.84%) Oracle
4 93 (6.45%) SAP
5 30 (2.08%) Splunk
6 24 (1.66%) ArcSight
7 21 (1.46%) Atlassian
8 19 (1.32%) VMware
9 18 (1.25%) IBM
10 14 (0.97%) Hyperion
11 13 (0.90%) Google
12 9 (0.62%) Citrix
12 9 (0.62%) Cognizant
13 8 (0.55%) SOASTA, Inc
14 6 (0.42%) Riverbed
15 5 (0.35%) EMC
15 5 (0.35%) Informatica
15 5 (0.35%) Pega
15 5 (0.35%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.35%) TOWER Software
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: competitive benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Net Talent
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Ascential Plc
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £63060.00 - £74446.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous package & bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Salary: Competitive + bonus + expenses + training
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Searchability
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £45,000 DOE + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eames Consulting
Salary: £100000 - £120000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Oscar
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £27000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £50,000 to £75,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar
Salary: £32000 - £40000 per annum + competitive Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £34305.00 - £37563.00 per annum + Excellent Pension & Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £65000 - £80000 per annum + Package + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Full package on offer
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £45k + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago