The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Brighton 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 Sussex / Brighton
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 82 84
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Brighton 0.81% 0.12% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.14% 2.11%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 16
Median salary £32,500 £50,275 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.35% +25.68%  
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 Brighton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Brighton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 642 738 854
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Brighton 86.29% 87.96% 86.79%
Number of salaries quoted 599 653 746
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Brighton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Brighton 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 Brighton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Brighton

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Brighton

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Brighton

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

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Brighton

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 Brighton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
1 10 (83.33%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) QA
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) ISEB
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
3 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
3 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
3 7 (58.33%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (58.33%) Open Source
3 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Brighton 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:

Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Analyst
1 8 (66.67%) Test Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Software Analyst
2 7 (58.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 5 (41.67%) Manual Test Analyst
4 4 (33.33%) Test Manager
5 3 (25.00%) QA Analyst
5 3 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (8.33%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Computer Science
1 7 (58.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) Automated Testing
1 10 (83.33%) Performance Testing
1 10 (83.33%) SDLC
2 8 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (66.67%) Regression Testing
2 8 (66.67%) Software Testing
2 8 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (58.33%) BDD
3 7 (58.33%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (58.33%) Open Source
3 7 (58.33%) Software Engineering
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Security Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (25.00%) Test Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 1 (8.33%) Manual Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Matrix Management
6 1 (8.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C#
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) ISEB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB
1 7 (58.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (66.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9000
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft