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

Test Strategy
South West / Dorset
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 61 82
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 0 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset - 0.76% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category - 0.85% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 0
Median salary - £85,000 -
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £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 Dorset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 429 470 560
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 90.32% 89.35% 88.75%
Number of salaries quoted 379 418 423
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Dorset

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

1 5 (83.33%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) XenApp
2 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Xen
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 2 (33.33%) User Experience
3 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Selenium
4 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 1 (16.67%) SDLC
4 1 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (16.67%) Information Security
4 1 (16.67%) Cognizant
4 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (16.67%) Risk Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 3 (50.00%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Automation Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate
2 1 (16.67%) Graduate Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
2 1 (16.67%) Software Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Software Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) User Experience
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
2 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Analytics
3 1 (16.67%) Information Security
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (83.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (50.00%) Xen
1 3 (50.00%) XenApp
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cognizant