Period
to 21 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 126 154 121
Rank change year-on-year +28 -33 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 16 27 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.77% 0.87% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.91% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 13 25 23
Cambridge median annual salary £45,000 £52,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.29% +10.53% +20.25%
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £52,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year -9.52% +10.53% +8.57%

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,942 2,957 2,029
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 93.50% 95.02% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1,440 2,173 1,715
Cambridge median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +11.11% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £67,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £47,500 £49,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.55% +9.44% +3.15%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 11 (68.75%) Software Testing
4 10 (62.50%) Python
5 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
6 7 (43.75%) PHP
6 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
6 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
6 7 (43.75%) ISEB
6 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
6 7 (43.75%) Animation
6 7 (43.75%) Photography
6 7 (43.75%) JIRA
6 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
6 7 (43.75%) Critical Thinking
6 7 (43.75%) Case Management
6 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (25.00%) QA
7 4 (25.00%) Scrum
8 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 3 (18.75%) CIPFA
8 3 (18.75%) Linux

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (43.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) JIRA
1 7 (43.75%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Test Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Python Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Software Test Engineer
2 9 (56.25%) Test Automation Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Lead
3 3 (18.75%) QA Leader
3 3 (18.75%) Senior Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) QA Manager
4 2 (12.50%) QA Test Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Software Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Strategy Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation Manager
4 2 (12.50%) Test Strategy Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) RESTful
1 1 (6.25%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Animation
1 7 (43.75%) Photography
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 11 (68.75%) Software Testing
4 8 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (43.75%) Case Management
5 7 (43.75%) Critical Thinking
5 7 (43.75%) Test Scripting
6 4 (25.00%) Scrum
7 3 (18.75%) Agile Testing
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) Non-Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
7 3 (18.75%) Project Management
8 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
8 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 1 (6.25%) Acceptance Criteria
9 1 (6.25%) Collaborative Working
9 1 (6.25%) Microservices
9 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
9 1 (6.25%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 10 (62.50%) Python
2 8 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 7 (43.75%) JavaScript
3 7 (43.75%) PHP
3 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
4 2 (12.50%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) ISEB
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB
1 7 (43.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CIPFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) WorldPay