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 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / East Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 113 109
Rank change year-on-year -17 -4  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 28 59 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.05% 1.79% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.19% 2.02% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 25 53 68
Median salary £35,000 £47,500 £38,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -26.31% +22.58%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £28,800 £33,850
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £64,500 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,250 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -6.11% -  

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 2356 2920 3223
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 87.98% 88.73% 87.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1970 2332 2684
Median salary £44,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.70% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 0 18 £36,000 -23.40% 3
Northamptonshire +8 5 £35,000 +4.47%
Derbyshire +12 2 £40,250 - 1
Lincolnshire +3 2 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Leicestershire +6 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 27 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 45 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) BDD
4 20 (30.77%) Selenium
4 20 (30.77%) QA
5 18 (27.69%) SQL
5 18 (27.69%) Cucumber
6 17 (26.15%) ISEB
6 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
7 16 (24.62%) Degree
7 16 (24.62%) TDD
8 15 (23.08%) ISTQB
9 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (20.00%) Test Management
10 13 (20.00%) Java
11 12 (18.46%) Finance
11 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (16.92%) C#
13 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
14 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
14 9 (13.85%) OOP
14 9 (13.85%) Test Planning
14 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (13.85%) SDLC
15 8 (12.31%) OO
15 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
16 7 (10.77%) RESTful
16 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
16 7 (10.77%) FitNesse
16 7 (10.77%) JUnit

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 (1.54%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) SaaS
2 3 (4.62%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.62%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (3.08%) Cisco Wireless
1 2 (3.08%) Firewall
1 2 (3.08%) VLAN
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
1 2 (3.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.08%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) MySQL
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Selenium
2 18 (27.69%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
4 7 (10.77%) FitNesse
4 7 (10.77%) JUnit
5 6 (9.23%) JMeter
5 6 (9.23%) NUnit
5 6 (9.23%) Ranorex
5 6 (9.23%) SoapUI
5 6 (9.23%) TestNG
6 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
7 3 (4.62%) HP UFT
7 3 (4.62%) JIRA
7 3 (4.62%) LoadRunner
7 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
8 2 (3.08%) SonarQube
9 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.54%) Mockito
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 5 (7.69%) Retail
3 3 (4.62%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Analyst
1 16 (24.62%) Test Analyst
2 14 (21.54%) Test Leader
3 12 (18.46%) Tester
4 11 (16.92%) Test Manager
5 7 (10.77%) Developer
6 6 (9.23%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.69%) Automation Tester
7 5 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.62%) Lead Tester
8 3 (4.62%) Software Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Software Test Analyst
8 3 (4.62%) Team Leader
8 3 (4.62%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (3.08%) Agile Test Analyst
9 2 (3.08%) Automation Test Lead
9 2 (3.08%) Test Automation Engineer
9 2 (3.08%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.77%) RESTful
2 6 (9.23%) CSS
2 6 (9.23%) HTML
3 3 (4.62%) Gherkin
3 3 (4.62%) Hibernate
3 3 (4.62%) J2EE
3 3 (4.62%) JPA
3 3 (4.62%) REST
3 3 (4.62%) Spring
3 3 (4.62%) Swagger
4 2 (3.08%) .NET
4 2 (3.08%) JMS
4 2 (3.08%) SOAP
4 2 (3.08%) Spring Boot
4 2 (3.08%) Velocity
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) Java EE
5 1 (1.54%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) React
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.85%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.08%) EPoS
4 2 (3.08%) User Experience
5 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.77%) Windows
2 1 (1.54%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (69.23%) Test Automation
2 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (33.85%) BDD
4 17 (26.15%) Manual Testing
5 16 (24.62%) TDD
6 14 (21.54%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (20.00%) Test Management
8 12 (18.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (15.38%) Test Scripting
10 9 (13.85%) OOP
10 9 (13.85%) SDLC
10 9 (13.85%) Test Planning
11 8 (12.31%) OO
11 8 (12.31%) Performance Testing
12 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
13 6 (9.23%) Performance Management
13 6 (9.23%) Risk Assessment
13 6 (9.23%) Risk Management
13 6 (9.23%) System Testing
14 5 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) SQL
2 13 (20.00%) Java
3 11 (16.92%) C#
4 6 (9.23%) T-SQL
5 3 (4.62%) Ruby
6 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (26.15%) ISEB
2 16 (24.62%) Degree
3 15 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 5 (7.69%) CISA
4 5 (7.69%) CISM
4 5 (7.69%) CISSP
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (7.69%) CRISC
5 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (30.77%) QA
2 5 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (4.62%) Kubernetes
1 3 (4.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Google
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco
4 1 (1.54%) Pega
4 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.54%) SAP
4 1 (1.54%) TOWER Software
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