The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 80 79
Rank change year-on-year +24 -1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 7 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 2.16% 0.84% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 0.90% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 8 5 12
Median salary £37,500 £65,000 £66,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -42.30% -1.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £48,200 £41,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £71,500 £86,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - -3.95%  

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 Bedfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 583 777 991
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 89.83% 93.17% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 431 631 736
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 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 Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bedfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Luton +11 7 £62,500 -3.84%
Bedford - 4 £37,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 25 (65.79%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 16 (42.11%) Selenium
5 14 (36.84%) QA
5 14 (36.84%) SDLC
6 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
7 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
8 11 (28.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Functional Testing
8 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
8 11 (28.95%) JIRA
9 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
9 9 (23.68%) Degree
9 9 (23.68%) Retail
9 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
9 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
9 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
10 8 (21.05%) C#
10 8 (21.05%) JMeter
10 8 (21.05%) BDD
11 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
11 7 (18.42%) ISEB
12 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 6 (15.79%) Regression Testing
12 6 (15.79%) HP
12 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
12 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (15.79%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Selenium
2 11 (28.95%) JIRA
3 8 (21.05%) JMeter
4 6 (15.79%) Bugzilla
4 6 (15.79%) Testopia
4 6 (15.79%) WebDriver
5 5 (13.16%) SpecFlow
6 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
6 4 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (7.89%) LoadRunner
8 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 1 (2.63%) ClearQuest
General
1 9 (23.68%) Retail
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Tester
2 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
3 10 (26.32%) Automation Tester
4 9 (23.68%) Analyst
5 8 (21.05%) Performance Manager
5 8 (21.05%) Performance Test Manager
5 8 (21.05%) Technical Manager
5 8 (21.05%) Technical Test Manager
6 7 (18.42%) Test Analyst
6 7 (18.42%) Test Leader
7 6 (15.79%) Automation Test Lead
8 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
9 3 (7.89%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Business Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Business IT Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) IT Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) IT Business Analyst
10 2 (5.26%) Test Automation Manager
11 1 (2.63%) QA Tester
11 1 (2.63%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) RESTful
2 5 (13.16%) .NET
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET
3 4 (10.53%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (5.26%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (15.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (15.79%) Virtual Team
3 4 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (65.79%) Test Automation
2 23 (60.53%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (44.74%) Non-Functional Testing
4 14 (36.84%) SDLC
5 13 (34.21%) Waterfall
6 12 (31.58%) Test Planning
7 11 (28.95%) Continuous Improvement
7 11 (28.95%) Functional Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 11 (28.95%) Performance Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Automation Testing
8 9 (23.68%) Test Scripting
9 8 (21.05%) BDD
10 6 (15.79%) Agile Testing
10 6 (15.79%) Contract Management
10 6 (15.79%) Defect Management
10 6 (15.79%) DevOps
10 6 (15.79%) Scorecard
10 6 (15.79%) System Integration Testing
10 6 (15.79%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) C#
2 5 (13.16%) Java
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 4 (10.53%) Ruby
4 3 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 7 (18.42%) ISEB
2 7 (18.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
2 4 (10.53%) SLA
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (15.79%) CA Agile Central
1 6 (15.79%) HP
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Sun
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