Period
to 17 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in 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 17 February 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 333 311 311
Rank change year-on-year -22 0 -43
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,065 1,480 1,749
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.93% 1.07% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.16% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 824 1,144 1,470
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £34,475 £32,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £78,750 £78,375 £75,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 104,826 128,109 151,179
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.96% 92.20% 92.24%
Number of salaries quoted 83,734 102,123 123,853
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £28,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £81,250
UK median annual salary £53,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.00% +5.26%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in England

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in England

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in England

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in England over the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in England

Test Strategy
Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 17 February 2020. 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
London -29 408 £65,000 +8.33% 44
South East +26 245 £55,000 +19.57% 33
North of England +34 180 £45,000 - 56
Midlands -11 108 £47,000 +2.17% 24
Yorkshire +52 101 £42,500 -5.56% 23
South West 0 90 £45,000 -10.00% 17
West Midlands +2 84 £49,362 +9.69% 14
North West -29 60 £46,125 +2.50% 19
East of England -11 32 £55,000 +15.79% 15
East Midlands +4 24 £40,000 -33.33% 10
North East +26 19 £75,000 +81.82% 14
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 624 (58.59%) Test Automation
2 617 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
3 441 (41.41%) QA
4 285 (26.76%) Selenium
5 248 (23.29%) Java
6 210 (19.72%) SQL
7 200 (18.78%) Scrum
8 193 (18.12%) Finance
9 190 (17.84%) C#
10 185 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
11 183 (17.18%) Functional Testing
12 182 (17.09%) Test Scripting
13 174 (16.34%) DevOps
14 170 (15.96%) Software Testing
15 159 (14.93%) Regression Testing
16 158 (14.84%) JIRA
17 139 (13.05%) Performance Testing
18 135 (12.68%) SDLC
19 134 (12.58%) Linux
20 130 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
21 125 (11.74%) API Testing
22 121 (11.36%) Integration Testing
23 120 (11.27%) Waterfall
24 119 (11.17%) Degree
25 118 (11.08%) BDD
26 117 (10.99%) Mentoring
26 117 (10.99%) Manual Testing
27 113 (10.61%) Defect Management
28 112 (10.52%) Non-Functional Testing
29 111 (10.42%) Cucumber

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 46 (4.32%) Confluence
2 24 (2.25%) Elasticsearch
3 21 (1.97%) SharePoint
4 12 (1.13%) IIS
5 8 (0.75%) CMS
6 4 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.28%) Apache
7 3 (0.28%) WordPress
8 2 (0.19%) Camunda
8 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.094%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.094%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.094%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.094%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.094%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.094%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.66%) SOLIDWORKS
4 4 (0.38%) Notepad++
5 2 (0.19%) Chatbot
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Windchill
6 1 (0.094%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.47%) SAP S/4HANA
2 4 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.28%) Markit EDM
3 3 (0.28%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
4 2 (0.19%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
4 2 (0.19%) TIBCO iProcess
5 1 (0.094%) Endur
5 1 (0.094%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.094%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.094%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.094%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.094%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.094%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.094%) SAP MM
5 1 (0.094%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 103 (9.67%) Azure
2 78 (7.32%) AWS
3 49 (4.60%) SaaS
4 28 (2.63%) GitHub
5 26 (2.44%) Amazon S3
6 23 (2.16%) Power Platform
7 17 (1.60%) Sauce Labs
8 15 (1.41%) OpenShift
9 13 (1.22%) FinancialForce
9 13 (1.22%) Force.com
9 13 (1.22%) GCP
10 12 (1.13%) BlazeMeter
11 8 (0.75%) Office 365
11 8 (0.75%) Serverless
11 8 (0.75%) Tricentis Tosca
12 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.56%) PaaS
13 5 (0.47%) BrowserStack
14 4 (0.38%) CloudBees
14 4 (0.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.35%) VoIP
2 7 (0.66%) Internet
2 7 (0.66%) LTE
2 7 (0.66%) TCP/IP
3 6 (0.56%) HTTP
4 5 (0.47%) FTP
4 5 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (0.38%) IPsec
5 4 (0.38%) IPv4
5 4 (0.38%) IPv6
5 4 (0.38%) Multicast
5 4 (0.38%) Network Security
5 4 (0.38%) PPP
5 4 (0.38%) UPnP
6 3 (0.28%) OpenScape
6 3 (0.28%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.28%) SSL
6 3 (0.28%) Unified Communications
6 3 (0.28%) WinSCP
6 3 (0.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (5.73%) Relational Database
2 47 (4.41%) SQL Server
3 46 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (4.32%) NoSQL
4 29 (2.72%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.63%) RDBMS
6 25 (2.35%) Oracle Database 12c
7 24 (2.25%) Redis
8 23 (2.16%) Power BI
9 22 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 19 (1.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 17 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 16 (1.50%) Big Data
14 15 (1.41%) MySQL
15 14 (1.31%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.22%) MongoDB
17 11 (1.03%) Amazon Redshift
18 10 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 285 (26.76%) Selenium
2 158 (14.84%) JIRA
3 111 (10.42%) Cucumber
4 100 (9.39%) JMeter
5 81 (7.61%) Jenkins
6 79 (7.42%) WebDriver
7 76 (7.14%) LoadRunner
8 64 (6.01%) Postman
9 56 (5.26%) SpecFlow
10 55 (5.16%) Git (software)
11 52 (4.88%) SoapUI
12 51 (4.79%) HP UFT
13 34 (3.19%) Appium
14 27 (2.54%) TestRail
15 26 (2.44%) Cypress.io
16 20 (1.88%) Maven
17 19 (1.78%) Ranorex
18 17 (1.60%) Protractor
19 16 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
20 15 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 193 (18.12%) Finance
2 68 (6.38%) Public Sector
3 61 (5.73%) Banking
4 35 (3.29%) Marketing
5 34 (3.19%) Telecoms
6 32 (3.00%) Retail
7 24 (2.25%) Electronics
8 20 (1.88%) Law
8 20 (1.88%) Legal
9 14 (1.31%) Manufacturing
10 12 (1.13%) Front Office
11 10 (0.94%) Advertising
12 8 (0.75%) Games
12 8 (0.75%) Investment Banking
13 6 (0.56%) Retail Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Aerospace
14 4 (0.38%) Billing
14 4 (0.38%) Police
14 4 (0.38%) Publishing
15 3 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 211 (19.81%) Analyst
2 159 (14.93%) Test Manager
3 148 (13.90%) Tester
4 137 (12.86%) Test Leader
5 118 (11.08%) Test Analyst
6 110 (10.33%) Test Engineer
7 94 (8.83%) Developer
8 80 (7.51%) QA Engineer
9 61 (5.73%) Test Automation Engineer
10 57 (5.35%) Automation Tester
11 54 (5.07%) Lead Tester
12 53 (4.98%) Java Developer
13 46 (4.32%) Business Analyst
14 45 (4.23%) QA Tester
15 42 (3.94%) QA Analyst
16 41 (3.85%) Software Tester
17 39 (3.66%) Agile Test Manager
18 38 (3.57%) QA Leader
19 37 (3.47%) Automation Test Lead
20 35 (3.29%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (10.33%) Web Services
2 66 (6.20%) .NET
3 54 (5.07%) Spring
4 48 (4.51%) SOAP
5 45 (4.23%) Spring Boot
6 43 (4.04%) REST
7 38 (3.57%) RESTful
8 33 (3.10%) Gherkin
9 31 (2.91%) Node.js
10 29 (2.72%) JSON
11 24 (2.25%) CSS
11 24 (2.25%) XML
12 23 (2.16%) AngularJS
12 23 (2.16%) HTML
13 19 (1.78%) Kafka
14 12 (1.13%) Jest
14 12 (1.13%) React
15 11 (1.03%) .NET Core
16 10 (0.94%) Middleware
16 10 (0.94%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 53 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
3 43 (4.04%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.38%) User Experience
5 35 (3.29%) Management Information System
6 32 (3.00%) Client/Server
7 25 (2.35%) Virtual Team
8 21 (1.97%) Self-Motivation
9 20 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (1.50%) SWIFT
11 15 (1.41%) Fixed Income
12 10 (0.94%) Algorithms
13 9 (0.85%) Robotics
14 8 (0.75%) Data Centre
15 7 (0.66%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
16 6 (0.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 6 (0.56%) Public Cloud
16 6 (0.56%) Verilog
16 6 (0.56%) VLSI
Operating Systems
1 134 (12.58%) Linux
2 86 (8.08%) Windows
3 68 (6.38%) Unix
4 29 (2.72%) Android
4 29 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 12 (1.13%) CentOS
6 9 (0.85%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.38%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (0.38%) Robot Operating System
8 1 (0.094%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 624 (58.59%) Test Automation
2 617 (57.93%) Agile Software Development
3 200 (18.78%) Scrum
4 185 (17.37%) User Acceptance Testing
5 183 (17.18%) Functional Testing
6 182 (17.09%) Test Scripting
7 174 (16.34%) DevOps
8 170 (15.96%) Software Testing
9 159 (14.93%) Regression Testing
10 139 (13.05%) Performance Testing
11 135 (12.68%) SDLC
12 130 (12.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 125 (11.74%) API Testing
14 121 (11.36%) Integration Testing
15 120 (11.27%) Waterfall
16 118 (11.08%) BDD
17 117 (10.99%) Manual Testing
17 117 (10.99%) Mentoring
18 113 (10.61%) Defect Management
19 112 (10.52%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 248 (23.29%) Java
2 210 (19.72%) SQL
3 190 (17.84%) C#
4 100 (9.39%) JavaScript
5 92 (8.64%) Python
6 47 (4.41%) C++
7 24 (2.25%) Java 8
8 23 (2.16%) PL/SQL
9 22 (2.07%) PHP
9 22 (2.07%) Ruby
10 21 (1.97%) C
11 17 (1.60%) VBScript
12 14 (1.31%) Scala
13 12 (1.13%) Perl
14 11 (1.03%) R
15 10 (0.94%) Bash Shell
15 10 (0.94%) VBA
16 8 (0.75%) TypeScript
17 7 (0.66%) T-SQL
18 6 (0.56%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 119 (11.17%) Degree
2 108 (10.14%) ISTQB
3 64 (6.01%) ISEB
4 62 (5.82%) Security Cleared
5 43 (4.04%) SC Cleared
6 39 (3.66%) Computer Science Degree
7 38 (3.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 31 (2.91%) CISSP
9 19 (1.78%) CISM
10 14 (1.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 12 (1.13%) IISP
12 10 (0.94%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
12 10 (0.94%) Master's Degree
13 9 (0.85%) CEH
13 9 (0.85%) MCSA
13 9 (0.85%) MCSE
13 9 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 7 (0.66%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 441 (41.41%) QA
2 30 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (2.54%) PCI DSS
4 23 (2.16%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.60%) PMO
6 8 (0.75%) GMP
7 5 (0.47%) SLA
8 4 (0.38%) GDPR
9 3 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.28%) NCSC
9 3 (0.28%) NIST
10 2 (0.19%) GAMP
10 2 (0.19%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.094%) HL7
11 1 (0.094%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 45 (4.23%) Docker
2 9 (0.85%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.19%) Firmware
5 2 (0.19%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 31 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 28 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 16 (1.50%) CA Service Virtualization
4 12 (1.13%) HP ALM
5 9 (0.85%) SCCM
5 9 (0.85%) SCOM
6 6 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.38%) Packer
8 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.28%) cPanel
8 3 (0.28%) Grafana
8 3 (0.28%) MIIS
8 3 (0.28%) Terraform
9 2 (0.19%) Ansible
9 2 (0.19%) Puppet
10 1 (0.094%) Consul
10 1 (0.094%) Kibana
10 1 (0.094%) Matomo
Vendors
1 99 (9.30%) Oracle
2 81 (7.61%) Microsoft
3 58 (5.45%) HP
4 29 (2.72%) SAP
5 24 (2.25%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (1.50%) CA
7 14 (1.31%) Intel
8 13 (1.22%) Advent
9 12 (1.13%) ArcSight
9 12 (1.13%) IBM
9 12 (1.13%) Splunk
10 11 (1.03%) Adobe
10 11 (1.03%) Atlassian
11 10 (0.94%) Cloudera
11 10 (0.94%) Google
11 10 (0.94%) InterSystems
12 8 (0.75%) MuleSoft
12 8 (0.75%) Perfecto Mobile
12 8 (0.75%) WorldPay
12 8 (0.75%) WSO2