The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / East Midlands
Rank 124 122 129
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 37 46 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.28% 1.45% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 1.64% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 26 34 43
Median salary £41,250 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,950 £24,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £53,992 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2529 2801 2846
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 87.30% 88.08% 85.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1979 2200 2286
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 East Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the East Midlands over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the East Midlands

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +23 16 £52,500 -2.76% 1
Northamptonshire +33 13 £42,500 -15.00%
Derbyshire +8 4 £35,000 +45.83% 1
Leicestershire -31 2 £30,000 -36.84% 1
Lincolnshire -3 1 £35,500 -23.24% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 47 (48.45%) QA
2 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (36.08%) ISTQB
4 33 (34.02%) SQL
5 31 (31.96%) ISEB
6 23 (23.71%) Selenium
7 21 (21.65%) Automated Testing
8 19 (19.59%) Functional Testing
8 19 (19.59%) SDLC
9 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
9 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (17.53%) Problem Management
10 17 (17.53%) Finance
11 16 (16.49%) Load Testing
11 16 (16.49%) Cucumber
11 16 (16.49%) BDD
12 15 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
12 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 15 (15.46%) IBM
13 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (14.43%) Degree
13 14 (14.43%) TDD
13 14 (14.43%) Test Scripting
14 13 (13.40%) Test Management
15 12 (12.37%) Performance Testing
15 12 (12.37%) WebDriver
16 11 (11.34%) Gherkin
16 11 (11.34%) Manual Testing
17 10 (10.31%) Java
17 10 (10.31%) System Testing

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) SaaS
2 4 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.09%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (1.03%) Cisco Wireless
1 1 (1.03%) Firewall
1 1 (1.03%) VLAN
1 1 (1.03%) VPN
1 1 (1.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.09%) Relational Database
2 2 (2.06%) NoSQL
2 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.03%) Big Data
3 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 23 (23.71%) Selenium
2 16 (16.49%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.37%) WebDriver
4 9 (9.28%) JIRA
5 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (6.19%) Jenkins
7 5 (5.15%) JUnit
7 5 (5.15%) NUnit
8 4 (4.12%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.12%) HP UFT
8 4 (4.12%) JMeter
8 4 (4.12%) LoadRunner
8 4 (4.12%) Ranorex
8 4 (4.12%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.12%) TestNG
9 3 (3.09%) Appium
9 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
9 3 (3.09%) Subversion
10 2 (2.06%) SonarQube
11 1 (1.03%) Mockito
General
1 17 (17.53%) Finance
2 9 (9.28%) Retail
3 4 (4.12%) Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 29 (29.90%) Test Manager
2 18 (18.56%) Test Leader
3 16 (16.49%) Quality Manager
4 11 (11.34%) Analyst
4 11 (11.34%) Test Analyst
5 10 (10.31%) QA Leader
6 9 (9.28%) QA Engineer
7 6 (6.19%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.15%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Leader
8 5 (5.15%) Tester
9 4 (4.12%) Head of Support
9 4 (4.12%) Head of Testing
9 4 (4.12%) Lead DevOps
9 4 (4.12%) QA Automation Engineer
9 4 (4.12%) Software Tester
9 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
10 3 (3.09%) Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.09%) Ruby Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.34%) Gherkin
2 6 (6.19%) RESTful
3 4 (4.12%) CSS
3 4 (4.12%) HTML
3 4 (4.12%) REST
3 4 (4.12%) Swagger
4 3 (3.09%) Hibernate
4 3 (3.09%) J2EE
4 3 (3.09%) JPA
4 3 (3.09%) Spring
5 2 (2.06%) .NET
5 2 (2.06%) JMS
5 2 (2.06%) SOAP
5 2 (2.06%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.06%) Velocity
5 2 (2.06%) Web Services
6 1 (1.03%) Java EE
6 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.46%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.12%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.12%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.09%) EPoS
4 1 (1.03%) Fintech
4 1 (1.03%) FMCG
4 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 8 (8.25%) Windows
2 5 (5.15%) Linux
3 4 (4.12%) zOS
4 2 (2.06%) Android
4 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (40.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.65%) Automated Testing
3 19 (19.59%) Functional Testing
3 19 (19.59%) SDLC
4 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (18.56%) Test Automation
5 17 (17.53%) Problem Management
6 16 (16.49%) BDD
6 16 (16.49%) Load Testing
7 15 (15.46%) User Acceptance Testing
8 14 (14.43%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (14.43%) TDD
8 14 (14.43%) Test Scripting
9 13 (13.40%) Test Management
10 12 (12.37%) Performance Testing
11 11 (11.34%) Manual Testing
12 10 (10.31%) System Testing
13 9 (9.28%) Automation Testing
13 9 (9.28%) Risk Management
14 8 (8.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.02%) SQL
2 10 (10.31%) Java
3 7 (7.22%) Ruby
4 6 (6.19%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (36.08%) ISTQB
2 31 (31.96%) ISEB
3 14 (14.43%) Degree
4 7 (7.22%) CISSP
5 6 (6.19%) CISA
5 6 (6.19%) CISM
5 6 (6.19%) CRISC
6 4 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (48.45%) QA
2 5 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Ansible
2 4 (4.12%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.09%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.09%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (15.46%) IBM
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.09%) Google
4 2 (2.06%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.03%) Cisco
5 1 (1.03%) Infor
5 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.03%) SAP
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