Period
to 18 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 133 150
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 48 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.56% 1.53% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 1.79% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 43 60
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £35,000 £55,000 £51,200
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.36% +7.42% +3.43%
10th Percentile £27,500 £28,500 £30,875
90th Percentile £58,750 £66,250 £60,000
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 Buckinghamshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2452 2683 3769
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 85.52% 85.55% 84.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1950 2259 3025
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Buckinghamshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -21 9 £51,250 +6.22%
Aylesbury - 6 £33,750 - 2
High Wycombe +16 1 £35,000 -39.13%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 8 (50.00%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 7 (43.75%) Finance
3 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
5 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (18.75%) ISEB
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) Selenium
6 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Banking
6 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
6 3 (18.75%) Use Case
6 3 (18.75%) PMO
7 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
7 2 (12.50%) Time Management
7 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
7 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
7 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
7 2 (12.50%) Degree

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (43.75%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Analyst
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) QA Tester
3 3 (18.75%) Project Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Junior Business Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Project Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Project Leader
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Project Leader
5 1 (6.25%) JIRA Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.25%) Social Media
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Test Automation
2 7 (43.75%) Integration Testing
2 7 (43.75%) Regression Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Functional Testing
4 5 (31.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Software Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Scripting
5 3 (18.75%) Use Case
6 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
6 2 (12.50%) Issue Tracking
6 2 (12.50%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
6 2 (12.50%) Time Management
6 2 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
7 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (18.75%) PMO
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle