The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 115 124 98
Rank change year-on-year +9 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 10 12 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.60% 0.56% 1.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.64% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 9 12 33
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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Cambridgeshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1476 1879 1749
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 88.07% 88.42% 84.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1140 1455 1424
Median salary £46,614 £43,641 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.81% -3.02%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £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 Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Cambridgeshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Cambridge +9 9 £52,500 +32.91%
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
2 14 (46.67%) QA
3 12 (40.00%) Python
3 12 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
4 11 (36.67%) C#
4 11 (36.67%) Scrum
5 10 (33.33%) Linux
6 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) Finance
7 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
7 8 (26.67%) Perl
7 8 (26.67%) SQL
7 8 (26.67%) NUnit
7 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
7 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (26.67%) User Stories
8 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Code Coverage
9 6 (20.00%) OO
9 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
9 6 (20.00%) Selenium
9 6 (20.00%) WPF
9 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
9 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
9 6 (20.00%) Big Data
9 6 (20.00%) Analytics
9 6 (20.00%) MVVM

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (3.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.00%) Big Data
2 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) NUnit
1 8 (26.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (20.00%) Selenium
3 2 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (6.67%) Cucumber
3 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.67%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) HP UFT
4 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 9 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Test Engineer
2 12 (40.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 8 (26.67%) Test Automation Engineer
4 7 (23.33%) Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (16.67%) Developer in Test
6 5 (16.67%) Software Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Test Leader
7 4 (13.33%) Development Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Software Development Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Test Development Engineer
7 4 (13.33%) Test Manager
8 3 (10.00%) Automation Test Lead
8 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) Consultant
9 2 (6.67%) QA Leader
9 2 (6.67%) Senior Test Engineer
10 1 (3.33%) Graduate
10 1 (3.33%) Senior Consultant
10 1 (3.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) WPF
2 2 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (3.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.67%) Fintech
2 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.33%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (63.33%) Test Automation
2 12 (40.00%) Exploratory Testing
3 11 (36.67%) Scrum
4 8 (26.67%) Regression Testing
4 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (26.67%) User Stories
5 7 (23.33%) Automated Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Analytics
6 6 (20.00%) Capital Modelling
6 6 (20.00%) Code Coverage
6 6 (20.00%) Financial Modelling
6 6 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Mathematics
6 6 (20.00%) MVVM
6 6 (20.00%) OO
6 6 (20.00%) Performance Testing
6 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (16.67%) Project Management
7 5 (16.67%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Python
2 11 (36.67%) C#
3 8 (26.67%) Perl
3 8 (26.67%) SQL
4 4 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.00%) C++
6 2 (6.67%) Java
7 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Degree
2 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.33%) ISEB
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (46.67%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (16.67%) SAP
2 5 (16.67%) TOWER Software
3 4 (13.33%) HP