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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Hampshire / Basingstoke
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 64 61
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Basingstoke 1.88% 0.95% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.13% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 2
Median salary £45,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.28% +50.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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

Process & Methodology Skills
Basingstoke
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 483 441 416
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Basingstoke 82.56% 84.16% 87.03%
Number of salaries quoted 416 374 353
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Basingstoke

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Basingstoke citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 across the Basingstoke region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 12 (85.71%) ISTQB
1 12 (85.71%) QA
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
3 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (71.43%) TDD
4 9 (64.29%) Finance
4 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
4 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) Coaching
5 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
6 4 (28.57%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
7 3 (21.43%) ISEB
7 3 (21.43%) Selenium
8 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
8 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
8 2 (14.29%) Numerate Degree

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 2 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (21.43%) Selenium
2 3 (21.43%) WebDriver
3 1 (7.14%) SpecFlow
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (64.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Test Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Test Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) Test Analyst
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Developer in Test
6 1 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Test Consultant
6 1 (7.14%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (64.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (71.43%) TDD
2 9 (64.29%) Test Automation
3 5 (35.71%) Coaching
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
3 5 (35.71%) Test Scripting
3 5 (35.71%) Unit Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Integration Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Manual Testing
4 4 (28.57%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 1 (7.14%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (85.71%) ISTQB
2 11 (78.57%) Degree
3 3 (21.43%) ISEB
4 2 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (14.29%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (85.71%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft