Period
to 12 December 2017

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 12 December 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 318 256 251
Rank change year-on-year -62 -5 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1690 2371 2677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.01% 1.35% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.12% 1.51% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1408 1966 2227
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,002
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.27%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -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 151105 157230 178904
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.94% 89.43% 88.87%
Number of salaries quoted 120692 131530 149553
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,500 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%

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 12 December 2017.

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 12 December 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
London -52 651 £60,000 - 40
South East -73 323 £45,000 -5.26% 21
North of England -55 293 £45,000 +5.88% 20
Midlands -38 176 £41,000 -8.89% 5
North West -54 137 £45,000 +5.88% 9
Yorkshire -34 135 £45,000 +5.88% 10
East of England -67 131 £50,000 +5.26% 12
South West -17 114 £45,750 +18.83% 8
West Midlands +2 100 £45,000 - 3
East Midlands -24 76 £35,000 -22.22% 2
North East +17 21 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 England region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1114 (65.92%) Test Automation
2 966 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
3 716 (42.37%) QA
4 524 (31.01%) Selenium
5 452 (26.75%) Finance
6 442 (26.15%) Java
7 401 (23.73%) Test Scripting
8 352 (20.83%) SQL
9 322 (19.05%) Degree
10 319 (18.88%) SDLC
11 316 (18.70%) Software Testing
12 307 (18.17%) Test Management
12 307 (18.17%) User Acceptance Testing
13 299 (17.69%) C#
14 270 (15.98%) ISTQB
15 260 (15.38%) WebDriver
16 258 (15.27%) BDD
16 258 (15.27%) Scrum
17 255 (15.09%) ISEB
18 245 (14.50%) Manual Testing
19 233 (13.79%) JIRA
20 231 (13.67%) Regression Testing
21 230 (13.61%) Cucumber
22 211 (12.49%) Functional Testing
23 207 (12.25%) TDD
24 204 (12.07%) .NET
25 201 (11.89%) Microsoft
26 199 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
27 168 (9.94%) Mentoring
28 164 (9.70%) Continuous Integration

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 45 (2.66%) Confluence
2 35 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 16 (0.95%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (0.89%) WebLogic
5 14 (0.83%) Apache
6 12 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.47%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.47%) CMS
7 8 (0.47%) IIS
8 7 (0.41%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.24%) CICS
11 4 (0.24%) nginx
12 3 (0.18%) SAS
12 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.12%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.12%) Mule
13 2 (0.12%) WordPress
Applications
1 51 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 50 (2.96%) Microsoft Project
3 49 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 24 (1.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.059%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.059%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.059%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 43 (2.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.42%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.71%) SAP SD
4 9 (0.53%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.47%) LabWindows
5 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.24%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.18%) HFM
8 3 (0.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 3 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 2 (0.12%) Magento
9 2 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
9 2 (0.12%) SAP FI
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
9 2 (0.12%) SunGard APT
9 2 (0.12%) thinkFolio
10 1 (0.059%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 70 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (2.01%) SaaS
4 24 (1.42%) GitHub
5 12 (0.71%) PaaS
6 10 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 9 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.24%) Slack
10 3 (0.18%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.18%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.18%) npm
10 3 (0.18%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.12%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.12%) AdWords
11 2 (0.12%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.12%) Cloudflare
12 1 (0.059%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (1.54%) HTTP
2 25 (1.48%) Internet
3 15 (0.89%) VoIP
4 10 (0.59%) HTTPS
4 10 (0.59%) VSAT
5 9 (0.53%) LAN
5 9 (0.53%) WAN
6 8 (0.47%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (0.41%) PuTTY
7 7 (0.41%) SAN
7 7 (0.41%) SMS
7 7 (0.41%) WinSCP
8 6 (0.36%) Broadband
9 5 (0.30%) FTP
9 5 (0.30%) SSH
10 4 (0.24%) SMTP
10 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.18%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.18%) SSL
11 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 137 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 44 (2.60%) Big Data
3 35 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
4 30 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 24 (1.42%) MySQL
6 23 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 22 (1.30%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.24%) MongoDB
9 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 17 (1.01%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.77%) NoSQL
12 12 (0.71%) Redis
12 12 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (0.59%) Blockchain
14 9 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.53%) SQLPlus
15 8 (0.47%) DB2
15 8 (0.47%) HBase
15 8 (0.47%) Power BI
16 7 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 524 (31.01%) Selenium
2 260 (15.38%) WebDriver
3 233 (13.79%) JIRA
4 230 (13.61%) Cucumber
5 120 (7.10%) Jenkins
5 120 (7.10%) SoapUI
6 98 (5.80%) HP UFT
7 94 (5.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 83 (4.91%) Visual Studio
9 81 (4.79%) JUnit
10 79 (4.67%) SpecFlow
11 75 (4.44%) JMeter
12 68 (4.02%) Git (software)
13 63 (3.73%) NUnit
14 53 (3.14%) TestNG
15 50 (2.96%) LoadRunner
16 44 (2.60%) FitNesse
17 34 (2.01%) Zephyr
18 31 (1.83%) Maven
19 30 (1.78%) JBehave
General
1 452 (26.75%) Finance
2 160 (9.47%) Banking
3 90 (5.33%) Retail
4 59 (3.49%) Marketing
5 43 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 40 (2.37%) Telecoms
7 32 (1.89%) Electronics
8 29 (1.72%) Law
9 25 (1.48%) Digital Economy
10 24 (1.42%) Back Office
11 22 (1.30%) Legal
12 21 (1.24%) Military
13 20 (1.18%) Games
14 16 (0.95%) Automotive
14 16 (0.95%) Manufacturing
15 15 (0.89%) Publishing
16 11 (0.65%) Financial Institution
17 10 (0.59%) Advertising
17 10 (0.59%) Front Office
18 7 (0.41%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 395 (23.37%) Analyst
2 271 (16.04%) Tester
3 270 (15.98%) Test Analyst
4 238 (14.08%) Test Manager
5 156 (9.23%) QA Engineer
6 143 (8.46%) Developer
7 138 (8.17%) Test Engineer
8 133 (7.87%) Test Leader
9 88 (5.21%) Automation Tester
10 85 (5.03%) Business Analyst
11 70 (4.14%) QA Leader
12 69 (4.08%) Consultant
12 69 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
12 69 (4.08%) Software Tester
13 67 (3.96%) QA Analyst
14 55 (3.25%) QA Tester
15 54 (3.20%) Software Test Engineer
16 52 (3.08%) Senior Manager
16 52 (3.08%) Senior Tester
17 51 (3.02%) Developer in Test
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 204 (12.07%) .NET
2 113 (6.69%) HTML
3 112 (6.63%) Web Services
4 103 (6.09%) SOAP
5 70 (4.14%) XML
6 69 (4.08%) CSS
7 68 (4.02%) AngularJS
8 66 (3.91%) REST
9 56 (3.31%) RESTful
10 54 (3.20%) ASP.NET
11 46 (2.72%) Gherkin
12 37 (2.19%) HTML5
13 34 (2.01%) .NET Framework
13 34 (2.01%) JSON
14 31 (1.83%) WCF
15 27 (1.60%) ASP.NET Web API
15 27 (1.60%) Node.js
15 27 (1.60%) STL
16 25 (1.48%) Entity Framework
16 25 (1.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 199 (11.78%) Analytical Skills
2 148 (8.76%) Computer Science
3 57 (3.37%) Mobile App
4 52 (3.08%) Fintech
4 52 (3.08%) Management Information System
5 38 (2.25%) User Experience
6 37 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
7 34 (2.01%) Client/Server
8 20 (1.18%) Hedge funds
8 20 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (0.71%) Algorithms
10 12 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 11 (0.65%) EPoS
11 11 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 11 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.59%) Data Structures
12 10 (0.59%) Replication
13 7 (0.41%) Equities
13 7 (0.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 136 (8.05%) Windows
2 134 (7.93%) Linux
3 70 (4.14%) Unix
4 41 (2.43%) Android
5 40 (2.37%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (0.77%) Windows Server
8 10 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (0.36%) Solaris
11 4 (0.24%) CentOS
11 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.059%) AIX
12 1 (0.059%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.059%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1114 (65.92%) Test Automation
2 966 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
3 401 (23.73%) Test Scripting
4 319 (18.88%) SDLC
5 316 (18.70%) Software Testing
6 307 (18.17%) Test Management
6 307 (18.17%) User Acceptance Testing
7 258 (15.27%) BDD
7 258 (15.27%) Scrum
8 245 (14.50%) Manual Testing
9 231 (13.67%) Regression Testing
10 211 (12.49%) Functional Testing
11 207 (12.25%) TDD
12 168 (9.94%) Mentoring
13 164 (9.70%) Continuous Integration
14 160 (9.47%) Non-Functional Testing
15 157 (9.29%) Performance Testing
16 149 (8.82%) Integration Testing
17 147 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
18 144 (8.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 442 (26.15%) Java
2 352 (20.83%) SQL
3 299 (17.69%) C#
4 158 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.45%) Python
6 106 (6.27%) Ruby
7 105 (6.21%) C++
8 61 (3.61%) C
9 31 (1.83%) Perl
10 30 (1.78%) PHP
11 26 (1.54%) Shell Script
12 21 (1.24%) PL/SQL
13 19 (1.12%) Scala
14 18 (1.07%) T-SQL
15 15 (0.89%) VB.NET
16 11 (0.65%) Groovy
17 10 (0.59%) F#
18 8 (0.47%) VB
19 6 (0.36%) COBOL
19 6 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 322 (19.05%) Degree
2 270 (15.98%) ISTQB
3 255 (15.09%) ISEB
4 117 (6.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 101 (5.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 68 (4.02%) Security Cleared
7 38 (2.25%) SC Cleared
8 21 (1.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 20 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 18 (1.07%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
12 10 (0.59%) CEH
12 10 (0.59%) MCSA
12 10 (0.59%) MCSE
12 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.47%) HND
13 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
14 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.30%) ACCA
16 4 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 716 (42.37%) QA
2 25 (1.48%) PMO
3 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.30%) GDPR
5 4 (0.24%) COBIT
5 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.18%) GAAP
6 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
6 3 (0.18%) MiFID
6 3 (0.18%) SEPA
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.059%) EMIR
8 1 (0.059%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 27 (1.60%) Docker
2 22 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 8 (0.47%) Firmware
5 6 (0.36%) HDFS
5 6 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 137 (8.11%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.47%) Puppet
4 6 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.18%) Nessus
5 3 (0.18%) Nmap
6 2 (0.12%) HockeyApp
7 1 (0.059%) CA Service Virtualization
7 1 (0.059%) Grafana
7 1 (0.059%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 201 (11.89%) Microsoft
2 115 (6.80%) Oracle
3 101 (5.98%) HP
4 61 (3.61%) SAP
5 26 (1.54%) VMware
6 19 (1.12%) Red Hat
7 15 (0.89%) Google
8 14 (0.83%) Atlassian
9 13 (0.77%) Cadence
9 13 (0.77%) Cognizant
9 13 (0.77%) Concur
9 13 (0.77%) Salesforce.com
10 11 (0.65%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 10 (0.59%) Cisco
11 10 (0.59%) Hyperion
11 10 (0.59%) IBM
12 9 (0.53%) Sophos
13 8 (0.47%) Murex
13 8 (0.47%) webMethods
13 8 (0.47%) Xerox