Period
to 9 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 9 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Central London > City of London
6 months to
9 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 105 169 253
Rank change year-on-year +64 +84 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 175 39 81
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 2.81% 0.94% 0.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.00% 0.99% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 162 37 59
10th Percentile £50,000 £42,500 £47,500
25th Percentile £57,500 £43,750 £55,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +10.20%
75th Percentile £90,000 £81,250 £78,125
90th Percentile £103,500 £115,000 £91,500
Central London median annual salary £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
% change year-on-year -3.57% +3.70% +12.50%

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 the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,842 3,920 9,294
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 93.80% 94.85% 94.14%
Number of salaries quoted 5,239 3,450 8,118
10th Percentile £43,000 £45,000 £37,500
25th Percentile £55,000 £55,000 £51,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
Median % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% +3.85%
75th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £82,500
90th Percentile £108,750 £103,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £70,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - +7.69% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London over the 6 months to 9 December 2021.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the City of London

For the 6 months to 9 December 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 132 (75.43%) QA
2 108 (61.71%) API Testing
3 97 (55.43%) Selenium
3 97 (55.43%) Postman
4 84 (48.00%) REST
5 79 (45.14%) Test Automation
6 78 (44.57%) Cucumber
7 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (38.29%) Jenkins
9 58 (33.14%) Java
10 55 (31.43%) JavaScript
11 38 (21.71%) SpecFlow
12 37 (21.14%) C#
13 35 (20.00%) Cypress.io
14 33 (18.86%) Re-Platforming
14 33 (18.86%) SQL
15 31 (17.71%) DevOps
16 28 (16.00%) Azure
17 26 (14.86%) QA Automation
18 25 (14.29%) SDET
18 25 (14.29%) WebDriver
19 24 (13.71%) Protractor
20 23 (13.14%) E-Commerce
20 23 (13.14%) Retail
20 23 (13.14%) Fintech
21 22 (12.57%) Front End Development
21 22 (12.57%) Games
21 22 (12.57%) Decision-Making
22 20 (11.43%) Finance
23 19 (10.86%) Groovy

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Application Platforms
1 8 (4.57%) SAS
2 3 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.57%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (16.00%) Azure
2 16 (9.14%) BrowserStack
3 11 (6.29%) AWS
4 8 (4.57%) Bitrise
5 7 (4.00%) SaaS
5 7 (4.00%) Serverless
6 4 (2.29%) Trello
7 3 (1.71%) GCP
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (0.57%) Cloud Run
8 1 (0.57%) GitHub
8 1 (0.57%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.57%) PaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.57%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.29%) HTTP
2 2 (1.14%) Firewall
3 1 (0.57%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.86%) DTS
2 4 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 4 (2.29%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.71%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.14%) Blockchain
4 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.57%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Cloud Spanner
5 1 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (0.57%) GIS
5 1 (0.57%) Hazelcast
5 1 (0.57%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 97 (55.43%) Postman
1 97 (55.43%) Selenium
2 78 (44.57%) Cucumber
3 67 (38.29%) Jenkins
4 38 (21.71%) SpecFlow
5 35 (20.00%) Cypress.io
6 25 (14.29%) WebDriver
7 24 (13.71%) Protractor
8 19 (10.86%) Git (software)
9 15 (8.57%) JIRA
9 15 (8.57%) TeamCity
10 13 (7.43%) JMeter
11 8 (4.57%) TestCafe
12 5 (2.86%) LoadRunner
13 4 (2.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (2.29%) NUnit
13 4 (2.29%) ReSharper
13 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
13 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 23 (13.14%) Retail
2 22 (12.57%) Games
3 20 (11.43%) Finance
4 11 (6.29%) Social Skills
5 9 (5.14%) Advertising
6 6 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.86%) Banking
8 4 (2.29%) Presentation Skills
9 3 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
10 2 (1.14%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
11 1 (0.57%) Legal
11 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 54 (30.86%) QA Engineer
2 35 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 33 (18.86%) Senior QA Engineer
4 24 (13.71%) Analyst
5 22 (12.57%) E-Commerce Engineer
5 22 (12.57%) Games Engineer
6 18 (10.29%) Senior Test Engineer
6 18 (10.29%) Tester
7 12 (6.86%) Developer
8 10 (5.71%) Developer in Test
9 9 (5.14%) Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) QA Automation Engineer
9 9 (5.14%) Software Developer
9 9 (5.14%) Test Analyst
9 9 (5.14%) Test Manager
10 8 (4.57%) Automation Test Analyst
10 8 (4.57%) QA Leader
10 8 (4.57%) QA Tester
11 7 (4.00%) Business Analyst
12 6 (3.43%) Engineering Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (48.00%) REST
2 12 (6.86%) WebdriverIO
3 8 (4.57%) Web Services
3 8 (4.57%) WireMock
4 6 (3.43%) .NET
4 6 (3.43%) Gherkin
5 5 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 5 (2.86%) JSON
5 5 (2.86%) RESTful
6 4 (2.29%) Apache Thrift
6 4 (2.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.29%) GatsbyJS
6 4 (2.29%) Kafka
7 2 (1.14%) React
8 1 (0.57%) .NET Core
8 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.57%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.43%) Self-Motivation
2 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.29%) Virtual Team
4 3 (1.71%) Algorithms
4 3 (1.71%) User Experience
5 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.57%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.57%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 12 (6.86%) Android
1 12 (6.86%) Apple iOS
2 7 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (61.71%) API Testing
2 79 (45.14%) Test Automation
3 75 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (18.86%) Re-Platforming
5 31 (17.71%) DevOps
6 26 (14.86%) QA Automation
7 25 (14.29%) SDET
8 23 (13.14%) E-Commerce
8 23 (13.14%) Fintech
9 22 (12.57%) Decision-Making
9 22 (12.57%) Front End Development
10 19 (10.86%) SDLC
11 18 (10.29%) Software Testing
12 17 (9.71%) Performance Testing
12 17 (9.71%) TDD
13 16 (9.14%) Manual Testing
14 14 (8.00%) BDD
15 12 (6.86%) Continuous Integration
15 12 (6.86%) Mentoring
16 11 (6.29%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (33.14%) Java
2 55 (31.43%) JavaScript
3 37 (21.14%) C#
4 33 (18.86%) SQL
5 19 (10.86%) Groovy
6 17 (9.71%) TypeScript
7 14 (8.00%) Python
8 5 (2.86%) Apple Swift
8 5 (2.86%) Kotlin
9 1 (0.57%) C
9 1 (0.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (2.29%) ISTQB
2 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (1.14%) Degree
4 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.57%) FFIEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (75.43%) QA
2 9 (5.14%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.71%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.57%) GRC
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.57%) NIST
4 1 (0.57%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.57%) Grafana
1 1 (0.57%) Kibana
1 1 (0.57%) Prometheus
1 1 (0.57%) Terraform
Vendors
1 9 (5.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (2.29%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.57%) AppDynamics
4 1 (0.57%) Databricks
4 1 (0.57%) Google
4 1 (0.57%) Oracle
4 1 (0.57%) Splunk