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

Test Strategy
London / Croydon
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 25 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 6 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Croydon 3.31% 6.67% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.90% 7.59% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 17 0
Median salary £62,500 £50,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 Croydon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Croydon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 154 224 117
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Croydon 85.08% 87.84% 65.36%
Number of salaries quoted 108 188 103
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +23.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £64,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Croydon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Croydon 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 Croydon

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Croydon

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Croydon

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

1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (25.00%) ISEB
4 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (12.50%) User Experience
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) CITP
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Croydon 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:

General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Test Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analytics Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++ Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Embedded Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Programme Test Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Programme Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Smartcard
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (50.00%) BDD
2 4 (50.00%) Open Source
2 4 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 4 (50.00%) User Stories
3 3 (37.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Data Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 3 (37.50%) Resource Allocation
3 3 (37.50%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Project Management
4 2 (25.00%) Test Management
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) IT Strategy
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded C
1 1 (12.50%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) ISEB
2 1 (12.50%) CITP
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
2 1 (12.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) QA