Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 167 229 240
Rank change year-on-year +62 +11 +26
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 179 130 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.76% 1.11% 1.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.24% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 176 111 168
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £62,500 £61,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.04% +2.08%
10th Percentile £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
90th Percentile £125,000 £78,750 £86,250
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
% change year-on-year - -7.69% +8.33%

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 9170 10468 15412
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.12% 89.47% 89.12%
Number of salaries quoted 8280 9535 13350
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £36,250 £35,000 £33,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 138 (77.09%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (74.30%) Test Automation
3 126 (70.39%) QA
4 97 (54.19%) Finance
5 53 (29.61%) Java
6 51 (28.49%) BDD
7 50 (27.93%) SDLC
7 50 (27.93%) Banking
8 49 (27.37%) Selenium
9 48 (26.82%) Degree
10 47 (26.26%) SQL
11 42 (23.46%) Test Management
12 40 (22.35%) C#
13 38 (21.23%) DevOps
14 37 (20.67%) HP Quality Center
15 36 (20.11%) Software Delivery
16 35 (19.55%) Software Testing
17 34 (18.99%) TDD
17 34 (18.99%) Microsoft Project
18 33 (18.44%) QA Automation
18 33 (18.44%) Fintech
19 29 (16.20%) WebDriver
20 25 (13.97%) Computer Science
21 24 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
22 23 (12.85%) .NET
23 22 (12.29%) Scrum
24 21 (11.73%) JIRA
24 21 (11.73%) Test Scripting
24 21 (11.73%) SDET
25 20 (11.17%) ISTQB

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 4 (2.23%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.12%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 34 (18.99%) Microsoft Project
2 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.12%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) HFM
1 4 (2.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
2 1 (0.56%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.56%) FastStats
2 1 (0.56%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.68%) SAN
2 2 (1.12%) HTTP
2 2 (1.12%) LAN
2 2 (1.12%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.91%) Big Data
2 7 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (3.91%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.79%) Power BI
4 4 (2.23%) Blockchain
5 2 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.12%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.12%) HBase
5 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.56%) Essbase
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 49 (27.37%) Selenium
2 29 (16.20%) WebDriver
3 21 (11.73%) JIRA
4 19 (10.61%) Cucumber
4 19 (10.61%) SpecFlow
5 10 (5.59%) SoapUI
6 9 (5.03%) HP UFT
7 8 (4.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (3.35%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.79%) FitNesse
9 5 (2.79%) MSTest
10 4 (2.23%) Appium
10 4 (2.23%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.68%) Calabash
11 3 (1.68%) Capybara
11 3 (1.68%) Gatling
11 3 (1.68%) LoadRunner
12 2 (1.12%) Git (software)
12 2 (1.12%) JMeter
12 2 (1.12%) Mercurial
General
1 97 (54.19%) Finance
2 50 (27.93%) Banking
3 9 (5.03%) Retail
4 7 (3.91%) Legal
4 7 (3.91%) Marketing
5 5 (2.79%) Back Office
6 4 (2.23%) Front Office
7 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 45 (25.14%) Analyst
2 32 (17.88%) Associate Director
3 29 (16.20%) Developer
3 29 (16.20%) Test Analyst
4 23 (12.85%) QA Analyst
5 22 (12.29%) QA Engineer
6 17 (9.50%) Test Manager
7 14 (7.82%) QA Manager
7 14 (7.82%) QA Test Analyst
8 13 (7.26%) QA Test Manager
9 12 (6.70%) Senior Analyst
10 11 (6.15%) Developer in Test
10 11 (6.15%) QA Leader
11 10 (5.59%) Java Developer
11 10 (5.59%) Senior QA Analyst
11 10 (5.59%) Software Developer
12 9 (5.03%) Test Leader
13 8 (4.47%) Tester
14 7 (3.91%) Business Analyst
14 7 (3.91%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.85%) .NET
2 12 (6.70%) AngularJS
3 11 (6.15%) HTML
3 11 (6.15%) RESTful
4 9 (5.03%) ASP.NET
4 9 (5.03%) Gherkin
4 9 (5.03%) HTML5
5 4 (2.23%) SOAP
5 4 (2.23%) Vue (Vue.js)
5 4 (2.23%) WinForms
6 3 (1.68%) Node.js
6 3 (1.68%) Ruby on Rails
6 3 (1.68%) Web Services
7 2 (1.12%) Akka
7 2 (1.12%) CSS
7 2 (1.12%) jQuery
7 2 (1.12%) Kafka
7 2 (1.12%) Spark Streaming
7 2 (1.12%) WCF
7 2 (1.12%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.44%) Fintech
2 25 (13.97%) Computer Science
3 18 (10.06%) Hedge funds
4 7 (3.91%) Data Structures
5 5 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.23%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.68%) Fixed Income
8 2 (1.12%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.12%) Equities
8 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (3.35%) Android
1 6 (3.35%) Apple iOS
2 5 (2.79%) Linux
3 3 (1.68%) Windows
4 2 (1.12%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (77.09%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (74.30%) Test Automation
3 51 (28.49%) BDD
4 50 (27.93%) SDLC
5 42 (23.46%) Test Management
6 38 (21.23%) DevOps
7 36 (20.11%) Software Delivery
8 35 (19.55%) Software Testing
9 34 (18.99%) TDD
10 33 (18.44%) QA Automation
11 24 (13.41%) User Acceptance Testing
12 22 (12.29%) Scrum
13 21 (11.73%) SDET
13 21 (11.73%) Test Scripting
14 19 (10.61%) Manual Testing
14 19 (10.61%) Mathematics
15 18 (10.06%) Physics
16 16 (8.94%) Functional Testing
17 15 (8.38%) Regression Testing
18 14 (7.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.61%) Java
2 47 (26.26%) SQL
3 40 (22.35%) C#
4 18 (10.06%) C++
5 10 (5.59%) PL/SQL
6 8 (4.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (4.47%) Scala
7 7 (3.91%) Python
7 7 (3.91%) Ruby
8 4 (2.23%) Apple Swift
8 4 (2.23%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.68%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) Groovy
11 1 (0.56%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (26.82%) Degree
2 20 (11.17%) ISTQB
3 19 (10.61%) ISEB
4 4 (2.23%) ACCA
5 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.56%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (70.39%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.12%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.56%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (1.12%) Docker
Systems Management
1 37 (20.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 20 (11.17%) Microsoft
2 18 (10.06%) Oracle
3 5 (2.79%) Tableau
4 4 (2.23%) Hyperion
5 2 (1.12%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.12%) Borland
5 2 (1.12%) HP
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe
6 1 (0.56%) Apteco
6 1 (0.56%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.56%) IBM
6 1 (0.56%) Informatica
6 1 (0.56%) Reuters
6 1 (0.56%) SAP
6 1 (0.56%) Siebel
6 1 (0.56%) TOWER Software