Period
to 18 July 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 6 months to 18 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Hampshire > Basingstoke
6 months to
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 91 71 85
Rank change year-on-year -20 +14 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 30 61 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.96% 3.76% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 4.14% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23 48 17
Basingstoke median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £32,750 £41,250 £40,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £61,250 £57,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -27.27%

Test Strategy is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,429 1,473 957
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 93.34% 90.76% 87.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1,125 1,164 838
Basingstoke median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +17.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31,250 £33,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £67,500
Hampshire median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Basingstoke.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Basingstoke

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Basingstoke

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Basingstoke over the 6 months to 18 July 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (53.33%) SpecFlow
4 15 (50.00%) Selenium
5 12 (40.00%) SOAP
6 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Degree
6 11 (36.67%) Manual Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
7 10 (33.33%) Web Services
7 10 (33.33%) C#
8 9 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (30.00%) Scrum
8 9 (30.00%) Mathematics
8 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
9 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
9 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
9 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (26.67%) VMware
10 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
11 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
11 6 (20.00%) Validation
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 5 (16.67%) JIRA
12 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
12 5 (16.67%) V-Model

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Basingstoke 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 9 (30.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.67%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (53.33%) SpecFlow
2 15 (50.00%) Selenium
3 8 (26.67%) Cucumber
4 5 (16.67%) JIRA
5 3 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.33%) MSTest
6 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (3.33%) Ranorex
6 1 (3.33%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Automation Tester
2 11 (36.67%) Lead Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Automation Test Lead
3 9 (30.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Selenium Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Automation Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Senior Tester
3 9 (30.00%) Test Leader
4 7 (23.33%) Test Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Analyst
5 5 (16.67%) Test Analyst
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Designer
7 2 (6.67%) Financial Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Tester
7 2 (6.67%) QA Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Analyst
7 2 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (40.00%) SOAP
2 10 (33.33%) Web Services
3 7 (23.33%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Contactless
1 2 (6.67%) EMV
1 2 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (73.33%) Test Automation
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (36.67%) Manual Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Integration Testing
4 10 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
5 9 (30.00%) Defect Management
5 9 (30.00%) Mathematics
5 9 (30.00%) Scrum
5 9 (30.00%) System Integration Testing
6 8 (26.67%) Waterfall
7 6 (20.00%) Software Delivery
7 6 (20.00%) Validation
8 5 (16.67%) Software Testing
8 5 (16.67%) V-Model
9 4 (13.33%) TDD
10 3 (10.00%) Architectural Design
10 3 (10.00%) Process Improvement
10 3 (10.00%) Strategic Roadmap
10 3 (10.00%) Workflow
10 3 (10.00%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) C#
2 9 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (36.67%) Degree
2 4 (13.33%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) Cypress Semiconductor