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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
London / City of London
Rank 154 172 194
Rank change year-on-year +18 +22  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 69 103 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.36% 1.45% 1.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.61% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 67 86 117
Median salary £60,000 £63,750 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +10.86%  
90% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £41,250 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £85,000 £77,500
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 the City of London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
City of London
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4585 6399 8963
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 90.33% 90.32% 87.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4186 5697 7549
Median salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.16% +4.34%  
90% offered a salary of more than £41,500 £42,500 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £87,500 £82,500 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the City of London over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the City of London

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 61 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (44.54%) Finance
3 45 (37.82%) QA
4 36 (30.25%) SQL
5 32 (26.89%) Test Scripting
6 31 (26.05%) Test Automation
7 30 (25.21%) Selenium
7 30 (25.21%) ISEB
8 29 (24.37%) Non-Functional Testing
9 27 (22.69%) SDLC
10 26 (21.85%) Linux
11 23 (19.33%) Automated Testing
11 23 (19.33%) Regression Testing
12 20 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (16.81%) Scrum
12 20 (16.81%) LoadRunner
12 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
12 20 (16.81%) Integration Testing
12 20 (16.81%) Test Management
13 19 (15.97%) BDD
13 19 (15.97%) Java
13 19 (15.97%) JavaScript
13 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
14 18 (15.13%) HP UFT
14 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
15 16 (13.45%) Oracle
16 15 (12.61%) Shell Script
16 15 (12.61%) TDD
16 15 (12.61%) Waterfall
16 15 (12.61%) Degree

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 10 (8.40%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.20%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (3.36%) Jetty
4 2 (1.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.84%) Apache
5 1 (0.84%) Documentum
5 1 (0.84%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.20%) MS Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (4.20%) MS Project
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.68%) HFM
3 1 (0.84%) Hyperion Enterprise
3 1 (0.84%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.40%) SaaS
2 7 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 14 (11.76%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.24%) KDB
3 11 (9.24%) Kdb+
4 10 (8.40%) Big Data
5 6 (5.04%) Power BI
6 5 (4.20%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (3.36%) Relational Database
8 3 (2.52%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.84%) DB2
10 1 (0.84%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (25.21%) Selenium
2 20 (16.81%) LoadRunner
3 18 (15.13%) HP UFT
4 15 (12.61%) Protractor
5 11 (9.24%) WebDriver
6 10 (8.40%) JIRA
7 7 (5.88%) Jasmine
7 7 (5.88%) JUnit
7 7 (5.88%) SilkPerformer
7 7 (5.88%) SilkTest
7 7 (5.88%) Subversion
7 7 (5.88%) TestNG
8 5 (4.20%) Fiddler
8 5 (4.20%) Visual Studio
9 4 (3.36%) Ant
9 4 (3.36%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.52%) Cucumber
10 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
11 2 (1.68%) eggPlant
11 2 (1.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (44.54%) Finance
2 13 (10.92%) Law
2 13 (10.92%) Legal
3 10 (8.40%) Banking
4 8 (6.72%) French Language
5 6 (5.04%) Retail
6 5 (4.20%) Front Office
7 3 (2.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.84%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.85%) Test Leader
2 23 (19.33%) Analyst
3 17 (14.29%) Developer
4 16 (13.45%) Test Analyst
4 16 (13.45%) Test Manager
5 15 (12.61%) QA Engineer
6 11 (9.24%) KDB Developer
6 11 (9.24%) Software Developer
7 10 (8.40%) Software QA Engineer
7 10 (8.40%) Tester
8 9 (7.56%) Web Engineer
9 8 (6.72%) Automation Test Analyst
9 8 (6.72%) Financial Analyst
10 7 (5.88%) Senior Manager
10 7 (5.88%) Team Leader
11 6 (5.04%) IT Manager
11 6 (5.04%) Manual Test Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) Project Manager
11 6 (5.04%) QA Analyst
11 6 (5.04%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.76%) .NET
2 13 (10.92%) HTML
3 11 (9.24%) AngularJS
4 9 (7.56%) CSS
5 7 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (5.04%) HTML5
6 6 (5.04%) Web Services
7 4 (3.36%) J2EE
7 4 (3.36%) JDBC
7 4 (3.36%) Node.js
7 4 (3.36%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.36%) Swing
8 2 (1.68%) Apache CXF
8 2 (1.68%) CSS3
8 2 (1.68%) Grails
8 2 (1.68%) jQuery
8 2 (1.68%) RESTful
8 2 (1.68%) Sass
9 1 (0.84%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.84%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 18 (15.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.40%) Fintech
3 9 (7.56%) Derivative
3 9 (7.56%) Fixed Income
4 8 (6.72%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.52%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.68%) User Experience
7 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.84%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.84%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.84%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.84%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 26 (21.85%) Linux
2 13 (10.92%) Unix
2 13 (10.92%) Windows
3 12 (10.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.36%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (51.26%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (26.89%) Test Scripting
3 31 (26.05%) Test Automation
4 29 (24.37%) Non-Functional Testing
5 27 (22.69%) SDLC
6 23 (19.33%) Automated Testing
6 23 (19.33%) Regression Testing
7 20 (16.81%) Integration Testing
7 20 (16.81%) Scrum
7 20 (16.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 20 (16.81%) Test Management
8 19 (15.97%) BDD
9 15 (12.61%) TDD
9 15 (12.61%) Waterfall
10 14 (11.76%) Electronic Trading
10 14 (11.76%) Validation
11 13 (10.92%) Service Management
12 11 (9.24%) Software Engineering
13 10 (8.40%) B2B
13 10 (8.40%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 36 (30.25%) SQL
2 19 (15.97%) Java
2 19 (15.97%) JavaScript
3 15 (12.61%) Shell Script
4 14 (11.76%) C#
5 4 (3.36%) ANSI SQL
6 2 (1.68%) Perl
6 2 (1.68%) Ruby
7 1 (0.84%) C
7 1 (0.84%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.84%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 30 (25.21%) ISEB
2 20 (16.81%) ISTQB
3 15 (12.61%) Degree
4 3 (2.52%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.84%) ACCA
5 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (37.82%) QA
2 2 (1.68%) MiFID
3 1 (0.84%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.84%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (1.68%) Puppet
2 1 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.84%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (13.45%) Oracle
2 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
3 12 (10.08%) SAP
4 8 (6.72%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.88%) Borland
6 6 (5.04%) Tableau
7 3 (2.52%) HP
8 2 (1.68%) Hyperion
9 1 (0.84%) 3PAR
9 1 (0.84%) Clearswift
9 1 (0.84%) EMC
9 1 (0.84%) Pega
9 1 (0.84%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.84%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.84%) Sybase
9 1 (0.84%) VMware
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