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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 96 103 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 9 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.74% 0.61% 1.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.67% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 8 9 26
Median salary £52,500 £39,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +32.91% -21.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 Cambridge with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1117 1334 1207
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 91.56% 90.38% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 836 1025 987
Median salary £46,000 £44,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.37% -1.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cambridge over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cambridge

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) QA
3 12 (48.00%) Python
3 12 (48.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (44.00%) C#
5 10 (40.00%) Linux
5 10 (40.00%) Scrum
6 9 (36.00%) Finance
6 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (32.00%) Perl
7 8 (32.00%) SQL
7 8 (32.00%) NUnit
7 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
7 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (32.00%) User Stories
8 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
9 6 (24.00%) OO
9 6 (24.00%) Code Coverage
9 6 (24.00%) WPF
9 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Big Data
9 6 (24.00%) Analytics
9 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
9 6 (24.00%) MVVM
9 6 (24.00%) Financial Modelling

Test Strategy
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) Big Data
2 2 (8.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) NUnit
1 8 (32.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) JIRA
3 2 (8.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
4 1 (4.00%) JUnit
General
1 9 (36.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Test Engineer
2 12 (48.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 6 (24.00%) Linux Engineer
5 5 (20.00%) Developer in Test
5 5 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Test Leader
6 4 (16.00%) Development Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Software Development Engineer
6 4 (16.00%) Test Development Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
8 2 (8.00%) Consultant
8 2 (8.00%) QA Leader
8 2 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
9 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
9 1 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
9 1 (4.00%) Software Engineer
9 1 (4.00%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) WPF
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Fintech
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (72.00%) Test Automation
2 12 (48.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 10 (40.00%) Scrum
4 8 (32.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (32.00%) User Stories
5 7 (28.00%) Automated Testing
5 7 (28.00%) Regression Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Analytics
6 6 (24.00%) Capital Modelling
6 6 (24.00%) Code Coverage
6 6 (24.00%) Financial Modelling
6 6 (24.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Mathematics
6 6 (24.00%) MVVM
6 6 (24.00%) OO
6 6 (24.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Statistics
8 4 (16.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (48.00%) Python
2 11 (44.00%) C#
3 8 (32.00%) Perl
3 8 (32.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (12.00%) C++
6 2 (8.00%) Java
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (56.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.00%) TOWER Software
3 1 (4.00%) SAP