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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 321 337 395
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +58
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 950 840 649
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.89% 0.79% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 0.96% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 687 633 504
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £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
88131 87877 85586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 82.35% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71785 69854 71243
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 4 March 2015 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 4 March 2015. 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 +6 868 £47,500 - 98
London +2 318 £57,500 +4.54% 37
South East -5 145 £46,500 -2.10% 19
East of England +17 95 £50,000 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire -1 89 £37,500 -6.25% 17
South West +2 70 £44,500 +11.25% 2
West Yorkshire -10 70 £37,500 -11.76% 13
City of London +12 69 £57,500 +15.00% 9
Scotland +28 55 £50,000 +8.69% 8
North West +18 55 £45,000 +28.57% 6
Surrey +8 52 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Leeds +3 44 £32,500 -7.14% 9
West Midlands -28 43 £30,000 -38.46% 8
Bristol +25 42 £45,750 +14.37% 2
Berkshire +1 41 £55,000 +46.66% 6
Manchester +37 38 £44,000 +10.00% 4
Cambridgeshire +3 37 £48,750 +1.56% 6
East Midlands +21 32 £35,000 -36.36% 1
Reading +3 29 £47,375 +26.33% 2
Hertfordshire +7 26 £47,500 +5.55%
Edinburgh +5 23 £55,000 +32.53% 4
Cambridge -2 23 £53,500 +7.00% 6
Hampshire -9 20 £45,000 -10.00% 4
Gloucestershire +8 19 £30,500 +17.30%
Essex +1 17 £51,250 +2.50%
Leatherhead - 17 £50,000 -
Glasgow +19 16 £50,000 - 4
Cheshire +2 16 £45,500 -35.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 16 £42,500 +11.11% 1
North East -4 16 £42,500 +32.81% 2

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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.

1 811 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 615 (33.51%) Finance
3 607 (33.08%) QA
4 442 (24.09%) Test Management
5 413 (22.51%) ISEB
6 404 (22.02%) ISTQB
7 389 (21.20%) Selenium
8 378 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 371 (20.22%) Test Scripting
10 368 (20.05%) Test Automation
11 326 (17.77%) SQL
12 294 (16.02%) Software Testing
13 274 (14.93%) Performance Testing
14 273 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
15 262 (14.28%) Automated Testing
16 255 (13.90%) Degree
17 251 (13.68%) HP
18 243 (13.24%) Project Management
19 234 (12.75%) Scrum
19 234 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
20 229 (12.48%) Java
21 201 (10.95%) Microsoft
21 201 (10.95%) Waterfall
22 199 (10.84%) Regression Testing
23 197 (10.74%) Banking
23 197 (10.74%) Test Planning
24 188 (10.25%) Mentoring
25 184 (10.03%) C#
26 180 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
27 176 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 46 (2.51%) IIS
2 23 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 19 (1.04%) Apache
4 6 (0.33%) Confluence
5 5 (0.27%) Tomcat
6 4 (0.22%) JBoss
6 4 (0.22%) CMS
6 4 (0.22%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.16%) Node.js
7 3 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPEL
7 3 (0.16%) WebLogic
7 3 (0.16%) SAS
7 3 (0.16%) Documentum
8 1 (0.054%) WordPress
8 1 (0.054%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 116 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.47%) MS Office
3 16 (0.87%) MS Project
4 10 (0.54%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.054%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.054%) Stata
6 1 (0.054%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
4 13 (0.71%) Oracle Financials
5 8 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Payables
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Receivables
6 5 (0.27%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.27%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.16%) SiteCatalyst
7 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP APO
8 2 (0.11%) SAP SD
8 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
8 2 (0.11%) SAP PP
8 2 (0.11%) SAP WM
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Payroll
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
8 2 (0.11%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 9 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (0.27%) GitHub
3 3 (0.16%) SaaS
4 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 35 (1.91%) Internet
2 19 (1.04%) HTTP
3 13 (0.71%) TCP/IP
4 9 (0.49%) LAN
5 7 (0.38%) LTE
5 7 (0.38%) VoIP
5 7 (0.38%) WAN
5 7 (0.38%) ATM
6 6 (0.33%) Ethernet
6 6 (0.33%) SAN
7 5 (0.27%) Wireshark
7 5 (0.27%) MPLS
7 5 (0.27%) Firewall
7 5 (0.27%) Frame Relay
7 5 (0.27%) VPN
7 5 (0.27%) GPRS
7 5 (0.27%) GSM
7 5 (0.27%) SDH
7 5 (0.27%) SMS
7 5 (0.27%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 129 (7.03%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.83%) MySQL
3 49 (2.67%) Relational Database
4 37 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 32 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (1.53%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
9 19 (1.04%) Big Data
9 19 (1.04%) RDBMS
10 17 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 16 (0.87%) DB2
12 15 (0.82%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (0.82%) Oracle Exadata
12 15 (0.82%) SQLPlus
12 15 (0.82%) DataStage
13 11 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (0.60%) Data Mining
14 10 (0.54%) OLAP
14 10 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 389 (21.20%) Selenium
2 180 (9.81%) QuickTest Pro
3 164 (8.94%) WebDriver
4 157 (8.56%) JIRA
5 134 (7.30%) Team Foundation Server
6 133 (7.25%) LoadRunner
7 110 (5.99%) JMeter
8 91 (4.96%) Cucumber
9 84 (4.58%) Jenkins
10 83 (4.52%) SoapUI
11 79 (4.31%) JUnit
12 54 (2.94%) TestNG
13 46 (2.51%) SpecFlow
13 46 (2.51%) NUnit
14 45 (2.45%) TeamCity
15 41 (2.23%) Git (software)
16 34 (1.85%) InstallShield
17 32 (1.74%) eggPlant
18 30 (1.63%) Visual Studio
18 30 (1.63%) JBehave
General
1 615 (33.51%) Finance
2 197 (10.74%) Banking
3 150 (8.17%) Retail
4 45 (2.45%) Marketing
5 42 (2.29%) Telecoms
6 37 (2.02%) Advertising
7 27 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.14%) Law
9 14 (0.76%) Legal
9 14 (0.76%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.65%) Aerospace
10 12 (0.65%) Automotive
10 12 (0.65%) General Ledger
10 12 (0.65%) Games
11 10 (0.54%) Front Office
11 10 (0.54%) German Language
12 9 (0.49%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.44%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.44%) Electronics
14 7 (0.38%) Billing
Job Titles
1 522 (28.45%) Test Manager
2 500 (27.25%) Analyst
3 336 (18.31%) Test Analyst
4 192 (10.46%) Tester
5 144 (7.85%) Test Leader
6 141 (7.68%) Test Engineer
7 133 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
8 95 (5.18%) Consultant
9 91 (4.96%) Business Analyst
10 83 (4.52%) Senior Test Analyst
11 75 (4.09%) QA Analyst
12 66 (3.60%) Software Engineer
12 66 (3.60%) Developer
13 56 (3.05%) Team Leader
13 56 (3.05%) QA Engineer
14 54 (2.94%) Architect
15 53 (2.89%) Software Tester
16 50 (2.72%) Test Consultant
17 40 (2.18%) Test Team Leader
18 39 (2.13%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 163 (8.88%) Web Services
2 155 (8.45%) .NET
3 92 (5.01%) XML
4 44 (2.40%) HTML
5 42 (2.29%) CSS
5 42 (2.29%) LAMP
6 38 (2.07%) SOAP
7 33 (1.80%) ASP.NET
8 21 (1.14%) Middleware
9 19 (1.04%) jQuery
10 18 (0.98%) Gherkin
11 16 (0.87%) JSON
11 16 (0.87%) REST
12 14 (0.76%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (0.71%) WCF
13 13 (0.71%) .NET Framework
14 12 (0.65%) WPF
15 10 (0.54%) Apache Flex
16 9 (0.49%) Ajax
17 8 (0.44%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 273 (14.88%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (5.12%) Management Information System
3 76 (4.14%) Computer Science
4 61 (3.32%) Open Source
5 56 (3.05%) User Experience
6 47 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 41 (2.23%) Statistics
8 37 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 30 (1.63%) Client/Server
10 27 (1.47%) Social Media
10 27 (1.47%) Mathematics
11 24 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
12 20 (1.09%) GIS
13 19 (1.04%) Mainframe
14 15 (0.82%) Online Banking
15 14 (0.76%) Blog
16 11 (0.60%) W3C
16 11 (0.60%) N-Tier
17 9 (0.49%) Telematics
18 8 (0.44%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 145 (7.90%) Windows
2 125 (6.81%) Linux
3 102 (5.56%) UNIX
4 40 (2.18%) Solaris
5 25 (1.36%) Android
6 22 (1.20%) Apple iOS
7 16 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (0.87%) Windows 7
8 15 (0.82%) Windows XP
9 14 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 12 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 10 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (0.44%) Windows Vista
12 8 (0.44%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.16%) Windows Mobile
14 2 (0.11%) VMS
14 2 (0.11%) AIX
14 2 (0.11%) VxWorks
14 2 (0.11%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.054%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 811 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
2 442 (24.09%) Test Management
3 378 (20.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 371 (20.22%) Test Scripting
5 368 (20.05%) Test Automation
6 294 (16.02%) Software Testing
7 274 (14.93%) Performance Testing
8 262 (14.28%) Automated Testing
9 243 (13.24%) Project Management
10 234 (12.75%) Scrum
11 201 (10.95%) Waterfall
12 199 (10.84%) Regression Testing
13 197 (10.74%) Test Planning
14 188 (10.25%) Mentoring
15 176 (9.59%) Stakeholder Management
16 169 (9.21%) TDD
17 140 (7.63%) Manual Testing
18 133 (7.25%) E-Commerce
19 132 (7.19%) Software Engineering
20 131 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 326 (17.77%) SQL
2 229 (12.48%) Java
3 184 (10.03%) C#
4 129 (7.03%) JavaScript
5 85 (4.63%) Python
6 83 (4.52%) Ruby
7 73 (3.98%) Perl
8 61 (3.32%) C++
9 53 (2.89%) PHP
10 37 (2.02%) PL/SQL
11 33 (1.80%) C
12 31 (1.69%) Delphi
13 20 (1.09%) VB
14 15 (0.82%) Shell Script
15 14 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 13 (0.71%) Scala
17 12 (0.65%) VBScript
18 10 (0.54%) VBA
18 10 (0.54%) VB6
18 10 (0.54%) R
Qualifications
1 413 (22.51%) ISEB
2 404 (22.02%) ISTQB
3 255 (13.90%) Degree
4 131 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 58 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 42 (2.29%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.58%) VCP4
7 29 (1.58%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 26 (1.42%) DV Cleared
9 25 (1.36%) CISSP
10 22 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
11 19 (1.04%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.87%) PMP
13 12 (0.65%) HND
14 7 (0.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.27%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.27%) CCNA
16 3 (0.16%) APMP
16 3 (0.16%) CSQA
16 3 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 607 (33.08%) QA
2 51 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 28 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (0.98%) PMBOK
5 11 (0.60%) WCAG
6 5 (0.27%) EMIR
6 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.22%) Solvency II
7 4 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
8 3 (0.16%) HL7
8 3 (0.16%) DICOM
8 3 (0.16%) COBIT
8 3 (0.16%) SLA
9 2 (0.11%) FATCA
10 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.054%) Basel III
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.054%) Basel II
System Software
1 6 (0.33%) Active Directory
1 6 (0.33%) VMware ESX
2 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (0.11%) vSphere
5 1 (0.054%) VirtualBox
5 1 (0.054%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 234 (12.75%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.22%) CA LISA
3 3 (0.16%) logstash
3 3 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.11%) Hyperic
5 1 (0.054%) nmon
5 1 (0.054%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 251 (13.68%) HP
2 201 (10.95%) Microsoft
3 99 (5.40%) Oracle
4 46 (2.51%) IBM
5 38 (2.07%) SAP
6 29 (1.58%) Splunk
7 28 (1.53%) ArcSight
8 22 (1.20%) Business Objects
9 21 (1.14%) Cognos
10 16 (0.87%) webMethods
10 16 (0.87%) Capita
10 16 (0.87%) ATG
11 15 (0.82%) TOWER Software
12 14 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
12 14 (0.76%) Red Hat
13 13 (0.71%) Green Hat
13 13 (0.71%) BT
14 12 (0.65%) VMware
15 7 (0.38%) Atlassian
15 7 (0.38%) Cisco
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Competitive Benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harris Global
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum + Benifits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harris Global
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benifits & Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
London
JoJo Maman Bébé
Salary: Highly Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ECM Selection
Salary: to £45k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: Yesterday
West Malling, Kent
Rark Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £50000 Per Annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
North East
Harvey Nash RPO
Salary: £47500
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum + £6,000 car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20000 - 35000
Posted: Yesterday
Dorking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 55,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Notonthehighstreet.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Notonthehighstreet.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus, Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago