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

Test Strategy
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 66 86
Rank change year-on-year -1 +20  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3 23 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.49% 2.57% 1.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 2.79% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 1 21 14
Median salary £37,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -34.78% +4.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,250 £46,250 £30,750
10% offered a salary of more than £38,750 £65,000 £86,000
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  

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 564 823 989
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 92.16% 92.06% 89.02%
Number of salaries quoted 1844 3450 4015
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £31,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £72,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

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

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
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 June 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 -10 2 - -
Bedford - 1 £37,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

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

1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (94.12%) Selenium
3 11 (64.71%) Test Planning
4 9 (52.94%) QA
4 9 (52.94%) Non-Functional Testing
4 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (47.06%) Retail
5 8 (47.06%) JMeter
5 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (47.06%) Bugzilla
5 8 (47.06%) ISEB
5 8 (47.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
5 8 (47.06%) Degree
5 8 (47.06%) JIRA
5 8 (47.06%) Resource Management
5 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
5 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Test Management
5 8 (47.06%) DevOps
5 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
5 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
5 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 8 (47.06%) System Integration Testing
5 8 (47.06%) SDLC
5 8 (47.06%) Defect Management
5 8 (47.06%) CA Agile Central
5 8 (47.06%) Testopia
5 8 (47.06%) Virtual Team

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (94.12%) Selenium
2 8 (47.06%) Bugzilla
2 8 (47.06%) JIRA
2 8 (47.06%) JMeter
2 8 (47.06%) Testopia
3 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (47.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Automation Test Lead
1 8 (47.06%) Test Leader
2 5 (29.41%) Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Lead
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Manager
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Lead
4 2 (11.76%) UAT Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science
1 8 (47.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (47.06%) Virtual Team
2 3 (17.65%) Client/Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (64.71%) Test Planning
3 9 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Non-Functional Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (47.06%) Contract Management
4 8 (47.06%) Defect Management
4 8 (47.06%) DevOps
4 8 (47.06%) Functional Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Resource Management
4 8 (47.06%) Scorecard
4 8 (47.06%) SDLC
4 8 (47.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (47.06%) System Integration Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Test Management
4 8 (47.06%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (47.06%) Waterfall
5 4 (23.53%) Software Testing
6 3 (17.65%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (47.06%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (47.06%) Degree
1 8 (47.06%) ISEB
1 8 (47.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
2 3 (17.65%) SLA
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) CA Agile Central
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft