Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 315 255
Rank change year-on-year +1 -60 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,629 1,737 2,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.06% 1.06% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.16% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,389 2,017
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 139,899 149,785 162,712
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.09% 91.55% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 112,246 118,963 136,761
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,725 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £79,000
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +12 637 £60,000 - 72
South East +26 374 £50,000 +8.70% 34
North of England -8 246 £45,750 +7.65% 60
Midlands +3 141 £47,500 +18.75% 26
South West +4 138 £46,000 +8.24% 25
North West +23 127 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire -7 115 £47,500 +11.76% 22
West Midlands +35 114 £46,750 +3.89% 20
East of England -14 93 £50,500 +12.22% 16
East Midlands -47 27 £60,000 +71.43% 6
North East -24 4 £27,500 -21.43% 5
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,073 (65.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,045 (64.15%) Test Automation
3 643 (39.47%) QA
4 521 (31.98%) Selenium
5 399 (24.49%) Finance
6 342 (20.99%) Java
7 317 (19.46%) Scrum
8 312 (19.15%) SQL
9 275 (16.88%) Software Testing
10 243 (14.92%) Test Scripting
11 240 (14.73%) JIRA
12 233 (14.30%) Test Management
13 229 (14.06%) Waterfall
13 229 (14.06%) JavaScript
13 229 (14.06%) SDLC
14 225 (13.81%) C#
15 217 (13.32%) ISTQB
16 212 (13.01%) BDD
17 210 (12.89%) .NET
18 207 (12.71%) Functional Testing
18 207 (12.71%) Non-Functional Testing
19 205 (12.58%) Degree
20 199 (12.22%) Cucumber
21 193 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
22 190 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
23 180 (11.05%) Regression Testing
24 176 (10.80%) TDD
25 174 (10.68%) Manual Testing
26 170 (10.44%) ISEB
27 168 (10.31%) Microsoft

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
1 103 (6.32%) Confluence
2 38 (2.33%) WebLogic
3 26 (1.60%) Apache
4 20 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.17%) CMS
6 15 (0.92%) JBoss
7 12 (0.74%) Apache Spark
8 9 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (0.49%) Mule
9 8 (0.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (0.43%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (0.43%) Drupal
10 7 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
11 6 (0.37%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.25%) IIS
12 4 (0.25%) SAS
13 3 (0.18%) Mule ESB
13 3 (0.18%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.12%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 26 (1.60%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.12%) InVision
7 1 (0.061%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.31%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.25%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.25%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.25%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.25%) SAP FS
3 4 (0.25%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.18%) Epicor Tropos
4 3 (0.18%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.18%) SAP IS-U
4 3 (0.18%) Sonata
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) iTrent
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.12%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 104 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (4.48%) Amazon AWS
3 40 (2.46%) GitHub
4 35 (2.15%) SaaS
5 28 (1.72%) PaaS
6 22 (1.35%) IaaS
7 19 (1.17%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 18 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.80%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.80%) Office 365
10 10 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (0.61%) BrowserStack
10 10 (0.61%) G Suite
10 10 (0.61%) Sauce Labs
10 10 (0.61%) Slack
11 9 (0.55%) BlazeMeter
12 8 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.37%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 35 (2.15%) HTTP
2 25 (1.53%) SSL
3 20 (1.23%) HTTPS
4 14 (0.86%) Internet
5 10 (0.61%) SSH
5 10 (0.61%) TCP/IP
5 10 (0.61%) Wi-Fi
6 9 (0.55%) Ethernet
6 9 (0.55%) IPsec
6 9 (0.55%) IPv4
6 9 (0.55%) IPv6
6 9 (0.55%) Network Security
6 9 (0.55%) SNMP
6 9 (0.55%) VLAN
7 6 (0.37%) Wireshark
8 3 (0.18%) Wireless
9 2 (0.12%) Firewall
9 2 (0.12%) LTE
9 2 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (5.89%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.89%) Big Data
3 41 (2.52%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.74%) MySQL
6 12 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.61%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.61%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.61%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (0.37%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.37%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.31%) Blockchain
11 5 (0.31%) Data Lake
11 5 (0.31%) HBase
11 5 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 521 (31.98%) Selenium
2 240 (14.73%) JIRA
3 199 (12.22%) Cucumber
4 168 (10.31%) WebDriver
5 153 (9.39%) Jenkins
6 137 (8.41%) Git (software)
7 76 (4.67%) JMeter
8 70 (4.30%) SpecFlow
9 66 (4.05%) Visual Studio
10 60 (3.68%) SoapUI
11 58 (3.56%) JUnit
12 57 (3.50%) HP UFT
13 53 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
14 50 (3.07%) TeamCity
15 49 (3.01%) LoadRunner
16 43 (2.64%) TestNG
17 38 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
18 34 (2.09%) Maven
19 30 (1.84%) Appium
20 28 (1.72%) NUnit
General
1 399 (24.49%) Finance
2 136 (8.35%) Banking
3 103 (6.32%) Marketing
3 103 (6.32%) Retail
4 44 (2.70%) Retail Banking
5 32 (1.96%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.72%) Games
7 27 (1.66%) Law
8 25 (1.53%) Corporate Banking
9 22 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 18 (1.10%) Electronics
11 15 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.86%) Publishing
13 12 (0.74%) Aerospace
14 11 (0.68%) Advertising
14 11 (0.68%) Back Office
14 11 (0.68%) Military
14 11 (0.68%) Retail Finance
14 11 (0.68%) Telecoms
15 7 (0.43%) Legal
Job Titles
1 367 (22.53%) Analyst
2 266 (16.33%) Test Analyst
3 246 (15.10%) Test Manager
4 213 (13.08%) Test Engineer
5 173 (10.62%) Tester
6 149 (9.15%) Test Leader
7 136 (8.35%) Developer
8 118 (7.24%) QA Engineer
9 88 (5.40%) Automation Tester
10 73 (4.48%) QA Leader
11 72 (4.42%) Test Automation Engineer
12 62 (3.81%) QA Tester
13 60 (3.68%) Senior Test Engineer
14 59 (3.62%) QA Manager
15 54 (3.31%) Business Analyst
15 54 (3.31%) QA Analyst
16 52 (3.19%) Consultant
17 49 (3.01%) Senior Analyst
17 49 (3.01%) Software Analyst
18 47 (2.89%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 210 (12.89%) .NET
2 145 (8.90%) HTML
3 91 (5.59%) XML
4 88 (5.40%) CSS
4 88 (5.40%) Web Services
5 80 (4.91%) Gherkin
6 62 (3.81%) SOAP
7 56 (3.44%) JSON
8 53 (3.25%) AngularJS
9 47 (2.89%) HTML5
10 45 (2.76%) REST
11 40 (2.46%) Node.js
12 38 (2.33%) RESTful
13 33 (2.03%) Spring
14 32 (1.96%) React
15 29 (1.78%) jQuery
16 25 (1.53%) J2EE
17 24 (1.47%) Hibernate
18 20 (1.23%) Redux
19 18 (1.10%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 146 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.03%) Computer Science
3 68 (4.17%) User Experience
4 53 (3.25%) Fintech
5 39 (2.39%) Mobile App
6 37 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.29%) Algorithms
9 20 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.23%) Reinsurance
10 19 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 15 (0.92%) Robotics
12 14 (0.86%) iPhone
13 13 (0.80%) Virtual Team
14 12 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
15 10 (0.61%) Tandem
16 7 (0.43%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.43%) Public Cloud
17 6 (0.37%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 158 (9.70%) Windows
2 120 (7.37%) Linux
3 82 (5.03%) Android
4 70 (4.30%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.76%) Unix
6 14 (0.86%) Windows Phone
7 8 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.31%) Windows Server
9 4 (0.25%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.12%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.061%) AIX
11 1 (0.061%) Solaris
11 1 (0.061%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,073 (65.87%) Agile Software Development
2 1,045 (64.15%) Test Automation
3 317 (19.46%) Scrum
4 275 (16.88%) Software Testing
5 243 (14.92%) Test Scripting
6 233 (14.30%) Test Management
7 229 (14.06%) SDLC
7 229 (14.06%) Waterfall
8 212 (13.01%) BDD
9 207 (12.71%) Functional Testing
9 207 (12.71%) Non-Functional Testing
10 193 (11.85%) Continuous Integration
11 190 (11.66%) User Acceptance Testing
12 180 (11.05%) Regression Testing
13 176 (10.80%) TDD
14 174 (10.68%) Manual Testing
15 155 (9.52%) Scenario Testing
16 150 (9.21%) Performance Testing
17 148 (9.09%) Coaching
17 148 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 342 (20.99%) Java
2 312 (19.15%) SQL
3 229 (14.06%) JavaScript
4 225 (13.81%) C#
5 124 (7.61%) Python
6 73 (4.48%) C++
7 63 (3.87%) C
8 61 (3.74%) Ruby
9 32 (1.96%) Scala
10 24 (1.47%) Shell Script
11 19 (1.17%) Objective-C
11 19 (1.17%) PHP
12 17 (1.04%) Perl
12 17 (1.04%) PowerShell
13 14 (0.86%) T-SQL
14 13 (0.80%) Bash Shell
14 13 (0.80%) Kotlin
15 11 (0.68%) TypeScript
16 10 (0.61%) Java 8
16 10 (0.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 217 (13.32%) ISTQB
2 205 (12.58%) Degree
3 170 (10.44%) ISEB
4 102 (6.26%) Security Cleared
5 55 (3.38%) SC Cleared
6 53 (3.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 44 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (2.46%) DV Cleared
9 35 (2.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (1.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.49%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.43%) MCSA
13 7 (0.43%) MCSE
14 5 (0.31%) CEH
14 5 (0.31%) HND
14 5 (0.31%) NVQ Level 4
15 4 (0.25%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 3 (0.18%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 643 (39.47%) QA
2 10 (0.61%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.31%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.25%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.18%) GDPR
6 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 2 (0.12%) PMO
6 2 (0.12%) PSD2
6 2 (0.12%) SLA
7 1 (0.061%) ISO 15765
7 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.061%) MiFID
7 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 59 (3.62%) Docker
2 7 (0.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.37%) Firmware
4 4 (0.25%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.12%) XenApp
6 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.061%) HDFS
7 1 (0.061%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.061%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.061%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.061%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 79 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (1.29%) Ansible
2 21 (1.29%) Puppet
3 20 (1.23%) HP ALM
4 15 (0.92%) Kubernetes
5 7 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.31%) Grafana
6 5 (0.31%) Kibana
6 5 (0.31%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.25%) Oozie
7 4 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.25%) Rancher
8 3 (0.18%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.18%) SCCM
9 2 (0.12%) Control-M
9 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.061%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.061%) Packer
10 1 (0.061%) SCOM
Vendors
1 168 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 121 (7.43%) Oracle
3 93 (5.71%) SAP
4 49 (3.01%) HP
5 42 (2.58%) Google
6 37 (2.27%) TIBCO
7 34 (2.09%) Atlassian
8 28 (1.72%) ServiceNow
9 25 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
10 23 (1.41%) Automation Anywhere
11 20 (1.23%) Cisco
12 18 (1.10%) Adobe
13 17 (1.04%) IBM
14 16 (0.98%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
15 15 (0.92%) Pega
15 15 (0.92%) Sitecore
16 14 (0.86%) New Relic
17 13 (0.80%) Cognizant
17 13 (0.80%) UiPath
18 12 (0.74%) Maxymiser