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

Test Strategy
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 191 177 185
Rank change year-on-year -14 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 73 76 99
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.18% 1.11% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 1.27% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 59 66 79
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.78% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £65,000 £72,000
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 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 5457 6001 6987
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 88.00% 87.67% 86.45%
Number of salaries quoted 4413 5042 5722
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
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 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 27 June 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 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
Hertfordshire +12 32 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Suffolk +12 24 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Essex +1 7 £55,000 +15.78%
Cambridgeshire -30 7 £47,500 +20.25% 6
Bedfordshire +1 3 £37,500 -35.06%
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 of England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 109 (66.46%) Test Automation
2 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (48.78%) QA
4 70 (42.68%) Finance
5 66 (40.24%) Selenium
6 58 (35.37%) JIRA
7 51 (31.10%) Java
8 47 (28.66%) Software Testing
9 44 (26.83%) Regression Testing
10 43 (26.22%) BDD
11 41 (25.00%) SQL
12 39 (23.78%) Scrum
13 37 (22.56%) Gherkin
13 37 (22.56%) Test Scripting
14 35 (21.34%) ISTQB
15 34 (20.73%) Cucumber
16 33 (20.12%) Non-Functional Testing
17 30 (18.29%) WebDriver
17 30 (18.29%) SDLC
18 29 (17.68%) User Acceptance Testing
18 29 (17.68%) TDD
19 28 (17.07%) C#
20 27 (16.46%) ISEB
20 27 (16.46%) Waterfall
20 27 (16.46%) ATDD
21 25 (15.24%) Manual Testing
21 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
21 25 (15.24%) SDET
22 23 (14.02%) .NET
22 23 (14.02%) Functional 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 16 (9.76%) Tomcat
2 14 (8.54%) Confluence
3 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.61%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.83%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.88%) SaaS
2 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.61%) IBM Blueworks
5 1 (0.61%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.22%) SAN
2 1 (0.61%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.61%) Broadband
2 1 (0.61%) IPsec
2 1 (0.61%) IPv4
2 1 (0.61%) IPv6
2 1 (0.61%) Multicast
2 1 (0.61%) PPP
2 1 (0.61%) UPnP
2 1 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.32%) Big Data
3 6 (3.66%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (3.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (1.83%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.83%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 3 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.83%) BigQuery
5 3 (1.83%) Looker
5 3 (1.83%) MySQL
5 3 (1.83%) QlikView
5 3 (1.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 66 (40.24%) Selenium
2 58 (35.37%) JIRA
3 34 (20.73%) Cucumber
4 30 (18.29%) WebDriver
5 18 (10.98%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (9.76%) Git (software)
7 13 (7.93%) Jenkins
7 13 (7.93%) JMeter
8 12 (7.32%) JBehave
8 12 (7.32%) JUnit
8 12 (7.32%) Maven
8 12 (7.32%) NUnit
8 12 (7.32%) SoapUI
9 11 (6.71%) Bugzilla
10 10 (6.10%) LoadRunner
11 9 (5.49%) SpecFlow
12 8 (4.88%) TeamCity
12 8 (4.88%) Testopia
13 7 (4.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (3.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 70 (42.68%) Finance
2 13 (7.93%) Retail
3 6 (3.66%) Legal
4 2 (1.22%) Electronics
4 2 (1.22%) Marketing
4 2 (1.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Games
5 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.61%) Law
5 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (23.78%) Analyst
2 33 (20.12%) Test Analyst
2 33 (20.12%) Tester
3 31 (18.90%) Developer
4 27 (16.46%) Test Manager
5 24 (14.63%) Developer in Test
6 19 (11.59%) Software Developer
7 16 (9.76%) Java Developer
7 16 (9.76%) Test Engineer
8 14 (8.54%) Software Tester
9 13 (7.93%) Software Analyst
10 12 (7.32%) Software Test Engineer
10 12 (7.32%) Test Leader
11 11 (6.71%) Java Software Developer
11 11 (6.71%) QA Tester
12 10 (6.10%) QA Leader
12 10 (6.10%) Team Leader
13 9 (5.49%) Automation Test Lead
13 9 (5.49%) Automation Tester
13 9 (5.49%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (22.56%) Gherkin
2 23 (14.02%) .NET
3 13 (7.93%) RESTful
4 12 (7.32%) Hibernate
4 12 (7.32%) Spring
4 12 (7.32%) WPF
5 3 (1.83%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
6 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.54%) Client/Server
2 11 (6.71%) Algorithms
2 11 (6.71%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.49%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 8 (4.88%) Virtual Team
5 4 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.44%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.22%) Fintech
7 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.22%) User Experience
8 1 (0.61%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.61%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.61%) PKI
8 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 10 (6.10%) Windows
2 8 (4.88%) Linux
3 5 (3.05%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (66.46%) Test Automation
2 92 (56.10%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (28.66%) Software Testing
4 44 (26.83%) Regression Testing
5 43 (26.22%) BDD
6 39 (23.78%) Scrum
7 37 (22.56%) Test Scripting
8 33 (20.12%) Non-Functional Testing
9 30 (18.29%) SDLC
10 29 (17.68%) TDD
10 29 (17.68%) User Acceptance Testing
11 27 (16.46%) ATDD
11 27 (16.46%) Waterfall
12 25 (15.24%) Manual Testing
12 25 (15.24%) SDET
13 23 (14.02%) Functional Testing
14 21 (12.80%) Continuous Improvement
14 21 (12.80%) Integration Testing
15 20 (12.20%) Defect Management
15 20 (12.20%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (31.10%) Java
2 41 (25.00%) SQL
3 28 (17.07%) C#
4 6 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.44%) C++
6 3 (1.83%) C
6 3 (1.83%) Python
6 3 (1.83%) VB
7 2 (1.22%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (21.34%) ISTQB
2 27 (16.46%) ISEB
3 14 (8.54%) Degree
4 11 (6.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.22%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.61%) CSQA
6 1 (0.61%) HND
6 1 (0.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (48.78%) QA
2 3 (1.83%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.83%) SLA
3 1 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.61%) GDPR
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (0.61%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.61%) Firmware
1 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (7.93%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (15.24%) Microsoft
2 15 (9.15%) Oracle
3 12 (7.32%) Atlassian
4 8 (4.88%) CA Agile Central
4 8 (4.88%) HP
5 5 (3.05%) TOWER Software
6 4 (2.44%) IBM
7 3 (1.83%) Cognizant
7 3 (1.83%) SAP
7 3 (1.83%) Tableau
8 1 (0.61%) Computacenter
8 1 (0.61%) Northgate
8 1 (0.61%) Siebel
8 1 (0.61%) Trillium
8 1 (0.61%) Workday
Cambridge
Noir Consulting
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Exceptional benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Salary: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge
OHO Group Ltd.
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Cambridge
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £50k + benefits
Posted: 27 days ago