The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 180 167
Rank change year-on-year +15 -13  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 91 97 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.47% 1.30% 1.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 1.48% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 74 81 90
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £50,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% -6.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,750 £65,000 £80,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - -3.95%  

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 of England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 5384 6538 6421
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 87.26% 87.92% 84.43%
Number of salaries quoted 4272 5171 5120
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,159 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
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 of England

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

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the East of England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the East of England

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hertfordshire +30 45 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Essex +9 18 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Bedfordshire +24 14 £37,500 -42.30% 1
Cambridgeshire +10 10 £52,500 +32.91% 2
Suffolk +13 3 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Norfolk -14 1 £37,000 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 116 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (46.41%) QA
3 87 (41.63%) Selenium
4 83 (39.71%) Test Automation
5 59 (28.23%) JIRA
5 59 (28.23%) ISTQB
6 55 (26.32%) Finance
6 55 (26.32%) Java
7 49 (23.44%) Scrum
8 44 (21.05%) SQL
8 44 (21.05%) BDD
8 44 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
9 42 (20.10%) Regression Testing
10 40 (19.14%) ISEB
11 39 (18.66%) User Acceptance Testing
11 39 (18.66%) Automation Testing
12 38 (18.18%) Software Testing
13 37 (17.70%) Performance Testing
13 37 (17.70%) Test Scripting
13 37 (17.70%) WebDriver
13 37 (17.70%) SDLC
14 36 (17.22%) C#
15 30 (14.35%) Gherkin
15 30 (14.35%) Cucumber
16 28 (13.40%) Waterfall
17 27 (12.92%) Functional Testing
18 25 (11.96%) HP
19 24 (11.48%) TDD
19 24 (11.48%) Automated Testing
20 23 (11.00%) Release Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (7.18%) Confluence
2 12 (5.74%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.83%) WebLogic
4 4 (1.91%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (8.13%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.26%) MS Office
3 4 (1.91%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.87%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.44%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.48%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.70%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.87%) Big Data
3 4 (1.91%) MS Access
3 4 (1.91%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.44%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.96%) MySQL
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 87 (41.63%) Selenium
2 59 (28.23%) JIRA
3 37 (17.70%) WebDriver
4 30 (14.35%) Cucumber
5 23 (11.00%) SoapUI
6 20 (9.57%) JMeter
7 19 (9.09%) LoadRunner
8 17 (8.13%) Git (software)
9 15 (7.18%) Team Foundation Server
10 14 (6.70%) HP UFT
10 14 (6.70%) SpecFlow
11 13 (6.22%) JBehave
12 12 (5.74%) JUnit
13 11 (5.26%) Maven
14 10 (4.78%) Jenkins
15 8 (3.83%) Bugzilla
15 8 (3.83%) NUnit
16 6 (2.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 6 (2.87%) ClearQuest
16 6 (2.87%) Testopia
General
1 55 (26.32%) Finance
2 10 (4.78%) Retail
3 6 (2.87%) Automotive
3 6 (2.87%) Back Office
4 4 (1.91%) Games
4 4 (1.91%) Law
4 4 (1.91%) Legal
4 4 (1.91%) Publishing
5 3 (1.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.48%) Electronics
6 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (22.97%) Analyst
2 45 (21.53%) Test Analyst
3 42 (20.10%) Tester
4 28 (13.40%) Test Manager
5 24 (11.48%) Test Engineer
6 20 (9.57%) Test Leader
7 18 (8.61%) Automation Tester
8 17 (8.13%) Developer
8 17 (8.13%) QA Leader
8 17 (8.13%) Team Leader
9 16 (7.66%) Test Automation Engineer
10 15 (7.18%) QA Team Leader
10 15 (7.18%) Software Developer
11 14 (6.70%) Developer in Test
12 13 (6.22%) Software Test Engineer
12 13 (6.22%) Software Tester
13 12 (5.74%) Automation Test Lead
14 11 (5.26%) Commercial Manager
14 11 (5.26%) SDLC Manager
14 11 (5.26%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (14.35%) Gherkin
2 21 (10.05%) .NET
3 18 (8.61%) RESTful
4 12 (5.74%) Web Services
5 11 (5.26%) Hibernate
5 11 (5.26%) Spring
6 6 (2.87%) WPF
7 5 (2.39%) ASP.NET
7 5 (2.39%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (1.91%) CSS
8 4 (1.91%) HTML
9 3 (1.44%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (1.44%) SOAP
10 2 (0.96%) REST
11 1 (0.48%) WCF
11 1 (0.48%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.18%) Computer Science
3 11 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 11 (5.26%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.87%) Algorithms
4 6 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.87%) Virtual Team
5 5 (2.39%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.91%) Digital Media
7 2 (0.96%) Fintech
8 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.48%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (5.26%) Linux
2 8 (3.83%) Unix
3 5 (2.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (55.50%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (39.71%) Test Automation
3 49 (23.44%) Scrum
4 44 (21.05%) BDD
4 44 (21.05%) Non-Functional Testing
5 42 (20.10%) Regression Testing
6 39 (18.66%) Automation Testing
6 39 (18.66%) User Acceptance Testing
7 38 (18.18%) Software Testing
8 37 (17.70%) Performance Testing
8 37 (17.70%) SDLC
8 37 (17.70%) Test Scripting
9 28 (13.40%) Waterfall
10 27 (12.92%) Functional Testing
11 24 (11.48%) Automated Testing
11 24 (11.48%) TDD
12 23 (11.00%) Release Management
13 21 (10.05%) Test Planning
14 20 (9.57%) Manual Testing
15 19 (9.09%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (26.32%) Java
2 44 (21.05%) SQL
3 36 (17.22%) C#
4 12 (5.74%) Python
5 8 (3.83%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.83%) Perl
6 5 (2.39%) C++
7 4 (1.91%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.91%) Ruby
8 2 (0.96%) C
8 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.48%) VB
9 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 59 (28.23%) ISTQB
2 40 (19.14%) ISEB
3 18 (8.61%) Degree
4 5 (2.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.48%) HND
5 1 (0.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.48%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (46.41%) QA
2 10 (4.78%) SDET
3 4 (1.91%) SLA
4 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (0.48%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.48%) Firmware
1 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (8.61%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 25 (11.96%) HP
2 23 (11.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.70%) SAP
4 12 (5.74%) Atlassian
5 6 (2.87%) CA Agile Central
6 5 (2.39%) Oracle
6 5 (2.39%) TOWER Software
7 2 (0.96%) Citrix
7 2 (0.96%) Sun
8 1 (0.48%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.48%) Northgate
8 1 (0.48%) Workday
Ipswich, Suffolk
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
comparethemarket.com
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago