Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 136 172
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 77 139 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.46% 2.11% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.65% 2.37% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 68 118 113
East Midlands median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% - -10.00%
10th Percentile £30,750 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £55,075 £62,000 £120,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.40%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4674 5870 6608
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 88.66% 89.09% 89.61%
Number of salaries quoted 3863 4642 5356
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £25,250 £26,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -10 31 £35,000 -25.53% 2
Leicestershire +27 20 £52,500 +16.67% 2
Northamptonshire -6 8 £35,000 -17.65%
Lincolnshire -3 5 £32,500 -25.71%
Derbyshire -8 4 £47,500 +5.56%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
2 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (38.96%) ISEB
4 29 (37.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (32.47%) QA
6 24 (31.17%) Finance
7 23 (29.87%) Test Scripting
8 22 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
8 22 (28.57%) Selenium
9 18 (23.38%) Test Management
9 18 (23.38%) SDLC
10 17 (22.08%) Scenario Testing
10 17 (22.08%) Functional Testing
11 16 (20.78%) JIRA
12 14 (18.18%) Windows
12 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
12 14 (18.18%) BDD
13 13 (16.88%) Cucumber
13 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
14 12 (15.58%) Java
14 12 (15.58%) Non-Functional Testing
15 11 (14.29%) SQL
15 11 (14.29%) C#
15 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
15 11 (14.29%) HP
15 11 (14.29%) Programme Management
15 11 (14.29%) ISTQB
15 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
16 10 (12.99%) WebDriver
16 10 (12.99%) User Experience

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 (1.30%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.30%) Ethernet
1 1 (1.30%) HTTP
1 1 (1.30%) Modbus
1 1 (1.30%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.30%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (28.57%) Selenium
2 16 (20.78%) JIRA
3 13 (16.88%) Cucumber
4 11 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 10 (12.99%) WebDriver
6 5 (6.49%) FitNesse
6 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
6 5 (6.49%) NUnit
6 5 (6.49%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.19%) JMeter
7 4 (5.19%) JUnit
7 4 (5.19%) TestNG
8 3 (3.90%) Ranorex
8 3 (3.90%) SoapUI
9 2 (2.60%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.60%) JBehave
10 1 (1.30%) HP UFT
10 1 (1.30%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.30%) NeoLoad
10 1 (1.30%) VectorCAST
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 19 (24.68%) Tester
3 18 (23.38%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.88%) Test Manager
5 12 (15.58%) Automation Tester
5 12 (15.58%) Financial Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) Service Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) UAT Analyst
5 12 (15.58%) UAT Test Analyst
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Manager
6 11 (14.29%) Senior Test Manager
7 10 (12.99%) QA Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Developer
9 5 (6.49%) Developer in Test
9 5 (6.49%) Implementation Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Lead Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Automation Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Implementation Manager
9 5 (6.49%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) .NET
1 4 (5.19%) CSS
1 4 (5.19%) HTML
1 4 (5.19%) REST
2 3 (3.90%) RESTful
3 2 (2.60%) Behat
3 2 (2.60%) Entity Framework
4 1 (1.30%) Ajax
4 1 (1.30%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.30%) HTML5
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) Node.js
4 1 (1.30%) React
4 1 (1.30%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.99%) User Experience
2 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.90%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 14 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (5.19%) Apple iOS
2 4 (5.19%) Unix
3 2 (2.60%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (84.42%) Test Automation
2 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (37.66%) User Acceptance Testing
4 23 (29.87%) Test Scripting
5 18 (23.38%) SDLC
5 18 (23.38%) Test Management
6 17 (22.08%) Functional Testing
6 17 (22.08%) Scenario Testing
7 14 (18.18%) BDD
7 14 (18.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (16.88%) Manual Testing
9 12 (15.58%) Non-Functional Testing
10 11 (14.29%) Programme Management
10 11 (14.29%) Software Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Performance Testing
11 9 (11.69%) Test Planning
12 8 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (9.09%) Scrum
14 6 (7.79%) Project Management
14 6 (7.79%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) C#
2 11 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) C
3 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
3 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 2 (2.60%) Python
4 2 (2.60%) Ruby
5 1 (1.30%) Ada
5 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.30%) C++
5 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.30%) Go
5 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (38.96%) ISEB
2 11 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 6 (7.79%) Degree
3 6 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.90%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (32.47%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (2.60%) Docker
2 1 (1.30%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 22 (28.57%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) HP
2 7 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle
3 3 (3.90%) Telerik
4 2 (2.60%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.30%) Atlassian