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 6 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 365 371 382
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 853 889 914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.94% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 663 671 704
Median salary £50,000 £48,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £44,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
89883 95032 102325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 87.68% 86.01% 85.28%
Number of salaries quoted 74798 76866 82619
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 £32,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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
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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 +11 782 £50,000 - 83
London +41 321 £57,500 - 38
South East +39 167 £42,500 -5.55% 13
Yorkshire -13 77 £40,000 -11.11% 12
West Midlands +30 66 £48,750 +10.79% 3
West Yorkshire -19 65 £40,000 -11.11% 10
City of London +63 63 £65,000 +13.04% 10
Surrey -6 49 £31,500 -32.25% 6
Kent +30 46 £42,500 +9.67%
Leeds -6 46 £39,000 -13.33% 8
East of England -1 38 £40,000 -22.33% 4
North West +28 36 £46,250 +15.62% 4
Scotland -46 33 £50,000 +6.38% 7
South West -26 30 £47,304 +7.50% 6
East Midlands -20 28 £47,500 +26.66% 2
Manchester +6 27 £46,250 +10.11% 2
Birmingham 0 26 £45,750 -16.81% 1
Walton-on-Thames -8 23 £31,500 +3.27% 4
Edinburgh -9 23 £50,000 -9.09% 2
Hampshire -12 22 £55,000 +22.22% 3
South Wales +15 19 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Wales +13 19 £33,500 -4.28% 1
Bradford +1 18 £40,000 -21.56% 2
Berkshire -9 16 £50,000 -20.00%
Leicestershire +29 15 £49,500 +52.30%
Leicester - 15 £49,500 -
Oxfordshire +7 14 £37,500 -10.71%
Gloucestershire -6 13 £72,500 +119.69% 3
Cardiff +10 12 £33,750 -15.62% 1
Essex +17 11 £55,000 -31.25%

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 778 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 621 (37.34%) QA
3 536 (32.23%) Finance
4 456 (27.42%) Test Scripting
5 445 (26.76%) ISEB
6 439 (26.40%) ISTQB
7 435 (26.16%) Test Automation
8 353 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 344 (20.69%) Selenium
10 342 (20.57%) SQL
11 327 (19.66%) Test Management
12 315 (18.94%) Degree
13 281 (16.90%) Software Testing
14 261 (15.69%) Automated Testing
15 251 (15.09%) Regression Testing
16 249 (14.97%) Java
17 240 (14.43%) Functional Testing
18 238 (14.31%) C#
19 236 (14.19%) Manual Testing
20 230 (13.83%) SDLC
21 215 (12.93%) Microsoft
22 208 (12.51%) Non-Functional Testing
23 207 (12.45%) Automation Testing
24 198 (11.91%) Scrum
25 194 (11.67%) Integration Testing
26 190 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
27 189 (11.37%) Performance Testing
28 186 (11.18%) Waterfall
29 179 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
30 174 (10.46%) Banking

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 71 (4.27%) IIS
2 19 (1.14%) Confluence
3 13 (0.78%) JBoss
4 12 (0.72%) Node.js
4 12 (0.72%) SharePoint
5 11 (0.66%) SAS
5 11 (0.66%) Skype for Business
6 9 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 5 (0.30%) NServiceBus
8 4 (0.24%) Tuxedo
9 3 (0.18%) Documentum
9 3 (0.18%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.12%) Apache
10 2 (0.12%) CMS
11 1 (0.060%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.060%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.060%) MQSI
11 1 (0.060%) MTS
11 1 (0.060%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.060%) WordPress
Applications
1 103 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.03%) MS Office
3 16 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.84%) MS Project
5 8 (0.48%) Mingle
5 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.060%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) Oracle Financials
3 8 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 6 (0.36%) Temenos T24
5 4 (0.24%) BASE24
5 4 (0.24%) Primavera
5 4 (0.24%) SAP FI
5 4 (0.24%) SAP MM
5 4 (0.24%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 3 (0.18%) thinkFolio
7 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
7 2 (0.12%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.12%) SimCorp Dimension
7 2 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 18 (1.08%) Force.com
2 16 (0.96%) GitHub
3 13 (0.78%) SaaS
4 7 (0.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.24%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.24%) Sage Pay
6 3 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.060%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.060%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.060%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.060%) Heroku
7 1 (0.060%) Office 365
7 1 (0.060%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.060%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (3.55%) Network Security
2 25 (1.50%) VoIP
3 23 (1.38%) Internet
4 17 (1.02%) HTTP
5 14 (0.84%) Firewall
6 12 (0.72%) VLAN
7 11 (0.66%) INAP
7 11 (0.66%) M3UA
7 11 (0.66%) RANAP
7 11 (0.66%) SCCP
7 11 (0.66%) SCTP
7 11 (0.66%) SIGTRAN
7 11 (0.66%) SMPP
7 11 (0.66%) TCAP
8 9 (0.54%) 4G
9 8 (0.48%) 2G
9 8 (0.48%) 3G
9 8 (0.48%) TCP/IP
10 7 (0.42%) ATM
10 7 (0.42%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (6.55%) SQL Server
2 72 (4.33%) Relational Database
3 36 (2.16%) Big Data
4 21 (1.26%) Data Mining
5 20 (1.20%) MySQL
6 19 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (1.14%) GIS
7 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.54%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.42%) DB2
10 7 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (0.36%) EDRMS
11 6 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 5 (0.30%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.30%) OLTP
13 4 (0.24%) DataStage
13 4 (0.24%) NoSQL
13 4 (0.24%) SQLite
14 3 (0.18%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 344 (20.69%) Selenium
2 156 (9.38%) JIRA
3 123 (7.40%) Cucumber
4 116 (6.98%) Jenkins
5 114 (6.86%) HP UFT
6 113 (6.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 101 (6.07%) Git (software)
8 94 (5.65%) LoadRunner
9 93 (5.59%) WebDriver
10 74 (4.45%) JMeter
11 69 (4.15%) SoapUI
12 65 (3.91%) SpecFlow
13 52 (3.13%) Subversion
14 40 (2.41%) Visual Studio
15 35 (2.10%) TeamCity
16 30 (1.80%) FitNesse
17 27 (1.62%) NUnit
17 27 (1.62%) WATIR
18 25 (1.50%) Bugzilla
18 25 (1.50%) JUnit
General
1 536 (32.23%) Finance
2 174 (10.46%) Banking
3 100 (6.01%) Retail
4 82 (4.93%) Law
5 61 (3.67%) Telecoms
6 54 (3.25%) Marketing
7 34 (2.04%) Manufacturing
8 33 (1.98%) Financial Institution
8 33 (1.98%) Legal
9 25 (1.50%) Investment Banking
10 23 (1.38%) Automotive
11 20 (1.20%) Front Office
12 19 (1.14%) Games
12 19 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
13 14 (0.84%) Electronics
14 10 (0.60%) Publishing
15 6 (0.36%) Advertising
15 6 (0.36%) Back Office
15 6 (0.36%) Military
16 4 (0.24%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 449 (27.00%) Analyst
2 355 (21.35%) Test Analyst
3 325 (19.54%) Test Manager
4 205 (12.33%) Test Engineer
5 203 (12.21%) Test Leader
6 190 (11.43%) Tester
7 109 (6.55%) QA Engineer
8 108 (6.49%) Consultant
9 105 (6.31%) Senior Analyst
10 90 (5.41%) QA Analyst
11 89 (5.35%) Senior Test Analyst
12 87 (5.23%) Developer
13 85 (5.11%) Test Automation Engineer
14 72 (4.33%) Automation Test Analyst
15 68 (4.09%) QA Test Analyst
16 64 (3.85%) Senior Test Engineer
17 59 (3.55%) QA Tester
18 57 (3.43%) QA Manager
18 57 (3.43%) QA Test Engineer
18 57 (3.43%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (10.34%) .NET
2 115 (6.92%) XML
3 96 (5.77%) Web Services
4 78 (4.69%) SOAP
5 71 (4.27%) HTML
6 49 (2.95%) JSON
7 48 (2.89%) CSS
8 30 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 30 (1.80%) Gherkin
9 28 (1.68%) REST
10 27 (1.62%) HTML5
11 26 (1.56%) Middleware
12 24 (1.44%) jQuery
13 23 (1.38%) Visualforce
14 18 (1.08%) J2EE
15 17 (1.02%) RESTful
16 14 (0.84%) Ajax
16 14 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 14 (0.84%) Behat
17 13 (0.78%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 190 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 137 (8.24%) Computer Science
3 85 (5.11%) Data Centre
4 55 (3.31%) Mathematics
4 55 (3.31%) Security Operations Centre
5 48 (2.89%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.89%) User Experience
6 36 (2.16%) Management Information System
7 34 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 20 (1.20%) AS400
10 18 (1.08%) Statistics
11 17 (1.02%) Fixed Income
12 16 (0.96%) Fintech
13 14 (0.84%) Derivative
13 14 (0.84%) Life Science
14 13 (0.78%) Algorithms
14 13 (0.78%) iPad
15 12 (0.72%) Client/Server
16 11 (0.66%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 138 (8.30%) Windows
2 96 (5.77%) Unix
3 86 (5.17%) Linux
4 30 (1.80%) Windows Server
5 28 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (1.56%) Android
7 22 (1.32%) Solaris
8 20 (1.20%) Apple iOS
9 18 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (0.42%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.30%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.12%) CentOS
12 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.060%) AIX
13 1 (0.060%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.060%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.060%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 778 (46.78%) Agile Software Development
2 456 (27.42%) Test Scripting
3 435 (26.16%) Test Automation
4 353 (21.23%) User Acceptance Testing
5 327 (19.66%) Test Management
6 281 (16.90%) Software Testing
7 261 (15.69%) Automated Testing
8 251 (15.09%) Regression Testing
9 240 (14.43%) Functional Testing
10 236 (14.19%) Manual Testing
11 230 (13.83%) SDLC
12 208 (12.51%) Non-Functional Testing
13 207 (12.45%) Automation Testing
14 198 (11.91%) Scrum
15 194 (11.67%) Integration Testing
16 189 (11.37%) Performance Testing
17 186 (11.18%) Waterfall
18 179 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
19 171 (10.28%) Defect Management
20 169 (10.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (20.57%) SQL
2 249 (14.97%) Java
3 238 (14.31%) C#
4 92 (5.53%) Python
5 89 (5.35%) JavaScript
6 82 (4.93%) Ruby
7 57 (3.43%) C
8 38 (2.29%) C++
9 30 (1.80%) Perl
9 30 (1.80%) PHP
10 23 (1.38%) Apex Code
11 20 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 17 (1.02%) T-SQL
13 14 (0.84%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.84%) VB.NET
14 13 (0.78%) Bash Shell
15 12 (0.72%) Delphi
16 8 (0.48%) VBA
17 7 (0.42%) VB
17 7 (0.42%) XPath
Qualifications
1 445 (26.76%) ISEB
2 439 (26.40%) ISTQB
3 315 (18.94%) Degree
4 136 (8.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 116 (6.98%) Security Cleared
6 71 (4.27%) SC Cleared
7 56 (3.37%) CISSP
7 56 (3.37%) IISP
8 55 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.68%) DV Cleared
10 21 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
11 11 (0.66%) CCNA
11 11 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (0.66%) MCITP
11 11 (0.66%) MCSA
11 11 (0.66%) MCSE
11 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 621 (37.34%) QA
2 58 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 58 (3.49%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.56%) SLA
4 14 (0.84%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.78%) JSP 440
6 8 (0.48%) SDET
7 7 (0.42%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.30%) COBIT
9 3 (0.18%) Dodd-Frank
9 3 (0.18%) EMIR
9 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) Solvency II
System Software
1 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (0.84%) Active Directory
3 11 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (0.66%) XenApp
4 4 (0.24%) Firmware
5 1 (0.060%) HDFS
5 1 (0.060%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.060%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 125 (7.52%) HP Quality Center
2 54 (3.25%) QRadar
3 16 (0.96%) HP SiteScope
4 14 (0.84%) CA Wily
5 11 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (0.66%) vMotion
6 9 (0.54%) SCCM
7 8 (0.48%) CA Service Virtualization
8 4 (0.24%) nmon
8 4 (0.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (0.24%) Wonderware InTouch
9 3 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.18%) Cisco UCCE
9 3 (0.18%) Nessus
9 3 (0.18%) Nmap
10 1 (0.060%) BMC Marimba
10 1 (0.060%) Hyperic
10 1 (0.060%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.060%) Puppet
10 1 (0.060%) WSUS
Vendors
1 215 (12.93%) Microsoft
2 126 (7.58%) HP
3 109 (6.55%) Oracle
4 76 (4.57%) SAP
5 57 (3.43%) ArcSight
5 57 (3.43%) Splunk
6 36 (2.16%) Citrix
7 30 (1.80%) VMware
8 29 (1.74%) Salesforce.com
9 18 (1.08%) Dynatrace
9 18 (1.08%) Rally
10 17 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 13 (0.78%) Cognizant
12 12 (0.72%) IBM
12 12 (0.72%) Informatica
12 12 (0.72%) Siebel
12 12 (0.72%) Sophos
13 10 (0.60%) Charles River
14 9 (0.54%) Atlassian
15 8 (0.48%) Agilent
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: Circa £28,000 - £35,000 + STRONG PACKAGE
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Oliver James Associates
Salary: Excellent Salary Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
NSK International Consultants Ltd
Salary: Highly Competitive Salary + Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 16 hours ago
Middlesex
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £45000 - £52000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Anatwine
Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Midlands
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £47500 - £65000 per annum + travel + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
East London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Salary: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + corporate benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Big Wednesday Digital Ltd
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
FPSG Connect
Salary: £48000 - £58000 per annum + benefits package
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £29000 - £34000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: £35,000 per annum + Bonus + Flexible working
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £70,000 to £90,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £75000 - £105000 per annum + Significant bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £23000 - £35000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Incredible benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £47500.00 - £53000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Auburn Rose
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits & Relocation Package
Posted: 6 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
ECS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
PCR
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
NGA Human Resources
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Vodafone
Salary: Excellent compensation package
Posted: 10 days ago
Richmond, Surrey
Union Street
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum salary dependent upon experience
Posted: 13 days ago
City, London
Accenture
Salary: from £62,673
Posted: 14 days ago