Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > East of England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 219 174 200
Rank change year-on-year -45 +26 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 143 219 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.19% 1.66% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.35% 1.87% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 117 190 178
East of England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% -9.31%
10th Percentile £31,250 £34,925 £27,500
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,000 £75,375
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +4.17%

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 of England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
East of England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 10609 11704 13300
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 88.00% 88.59% 87.21%
Number of salaries quoted 8613 9643 10938
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £67,500
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 of England

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Hertfordshire -12 57 £50,000 +11.11% 3
Cambridgeshire -22 34 £50,000 +5.26% 8
Suffolk +33 24 £36,000 +4.35% 2
Bedfordshire -19 14 £32,000 -44.35%
Essex -15 13 £55,000 - 1
East Anglia - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 95 (66.43%) Test Automation
2 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 65 (45.45%) QA
4 46 (32.17%) BDD
5 45 (31.47%) Finance
6 42 (29.37%) Selenium
7 41 (28.67%) Software Testing
8 36 (25.17%) Manual Testing
9 31 (21.68%) C#
10 28 (19.58%) Java
11 27 (18.88%) TDD
11 27 (18.88%) WebDriver
12 26 (18.18%) Retail
12 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
13 24 (16.78%) SDET
14 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
15 21 (14.69%) SQL
15 21 (14.69%) .NET
15 21 (14.69%) SDLC
16 20 (13.99%) JIRA
17 18 (12.59%) Scrum
17 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
17 18 (12.59%) E-Commerce
17 18 (12.59%) Degree
17 18 (12.59%) Software Engineering
18 17 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
19 16 (11.19%) ISEB
19 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
19 16 (11.19%) Cucumber
19 16 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing

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 3 (2.10%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.40%) Confluence
3 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.90%) LabWindows
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.40%) SAP FI
2 2 (1.40%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (2.80%) SaaS
2 3 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.70%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.40%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.40%) Internet
2 1 (0.70%) HTTP
2 1 (0.70%) RTP
2 1 (0.70%) SAN
2 1 (0.70%) SSL
2 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (0.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.99%) Big Data
3 7 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (2.80%) Looker
6 4 (2.80%) QlikView
7 3 (2.10%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (2.10%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 3 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (2.10%) BigQuery
7 3 (2.10%) MySQL
7 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.40%) SAP BW
8 2 (1.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.70%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (29.37%) Selenium
2 27 (18.88%) WebDriver
3 20 (13.99%) JIRA
4 16 (11.19%) Cucumber
5 13 (9.09%) Visual Studio
6 10 (6.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (6.29%) HP UFT
7 9 (6.29%) JBehave
7 9 (6.29%) JUnit
7 9 (6.29%) SoapUI
8 8 (5.59%) NUnit
8 8 (5.59%) SpecFlow
9 7 (4.90%) Jenkins
9 7 (4.90%) Karma Test Runner
10 3 (2.10%) Moq
10 3 (2.10%) Zephyr
11 2 (1.40%) Git (software)
11 2 (1.40%) Mercurial
11 2 (1.40%) MSTest
11 2 (1.40%) TeamCity
General
1 45 (31.47%) Finance
2 26 (18.18%) Retail
3 12 (8.39%) Electronics
4 7 (4.90%) Banking
4 7 (4.90%) Marketing
5 6 (4.20%) Legal
6 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.70%) Back Office
7 1 (0.70%) Law
Job Titles
1 36 (25.17%) Analyst
2 29 (20.28%) QA Engineer
3 27 (18.88%) Test Analyst
4 22 (15.38%) Software Analyst
5 20 (13.99%) Developer
6 19 (13.29%) Test Engineer
7 18 (12.59%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (11.89%) Test Manager
9 15 (10.49%) Developer in Test
9 15 (10.49%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (9.79%) Tester
11 10 (6.99%) Development Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) QA Automation Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) Software Development Engineer
11 10 (6.99%) Software Engineer
12 9 (6.29%) Test Leader
13 8 (5.59%) Business Analyst
13 8 (5.59%) Java Developer
13 8 (5.59%) Software Tester
14 7 (4.90%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (14.69%) .NET
2 12 (8.39%) Gherkin
3 9 (6.29%) WPF
4 8 (5.59%) SOAP
5 6 (4.20%) CSS
5 6 (4.20%) HTML
6 5 (3.50%) Web Services
7 3 (2.10%) Ajax
7 3 (2.10%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.10%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 3 (2.10%) HTML5
7 3 (2.10%) jQuery
7 3 (2.10%) STL
8 2 (1.40%) Silverlight
8 2 (1.40%) WinForms
9 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.70%) ADO.NET
9 1 (0.70%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.70%) WCF
9 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.99%) EPoS
3 7 (4.90%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.90%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (3.50%) Client/Server
5 4 (2.80%) Analytical Mindset
5 4 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.40%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.70%) Internet of Things
8 1 (0.70%) PKI
8 1 (0.70%) Reference Data
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (2.80%) Linux
1 4 (2.80%) Windows
2 2 (1.40%) Android
2 2 (1.40%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (66.43%) Test Automation
2 68 (47.55%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (32.17%) BDD
4 41 (28.67%) Software Testing
5 36 (25.17%) Manual Testing
6 27 (18.88%) TDD
7 24 (16.78%) SDET
8 22 (15.38%) Test Scripting
9 21 (14.69%) SDLC
10 18 (12.59%) E-Commerce
10 18 (12.59%) Regression Testing
10 18 (12.59%) Scrum
10 18 (12.59%) Software Engineering
11 17 (11.89%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (11.19%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (9.79%) Mathematics
14 13 (9.09%) OO
15 12 (8.39%) Analytics
15 12 (8.39%) ETL
16 11 (7.69%) Exploratory Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.68%) C#
2 28 (19.58%) Java
3 21 (14.69%) SQL
4 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 15 (10.49%) C++
6 13 (9.09%) C
7 11 (7.69%) Python
8 5 (3.50%) Ruby
9 4 (2.80%) PHP
10 2 (1.40%) ABAP
11 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.70%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.70%) VB
11 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.70%) VB6
11 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Degree
2 16 (11.19%) ISEB
3 13 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.80%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (45.45%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.40%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (4.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) HP
3 6 (4.20%) Oracle
4 4 (2.80%) Tableau
4 4 (2.80%) TOWER Software
5 3 (2.10%) Dell
5 3 (2.10%) SAP
6 2 (1.40%) IBM
7 1 (0.70%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.70%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (0.70%) Telerik
7 1 (0.70%) Trillium