Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 270 266
Rank change year-on-year -35 -4 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,744 2,048 2,470
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.26% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.40% 1.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1,422 1,608 2,004
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £73,750 £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 150,744 146,484 173,446
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.82% 90.40% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 123,140 121,546 145,703
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -38 584 £60,000 - 83
South East -19 434 £47,500 +5.56% 41
North of England -20 304 £45,000 +5.88% 40
East of England -29 161 £50,000 +11.11% 21
North West -7 155 £50,000 +25.00% 21
Midlands -21 134 £47,500 +11.76% 22
South West -36 134 £50,000 +17.65% 19
Yorkshire -40 116 £40,000 -5.88% 15
West Midlands -11 82 £42,500 +2.41% 14
East Midlands -24 52 £50,000 +17.65% 8
North East -8 33 £42,000 +20.00% 4
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 1,154 (66.17%) Test Automation
2 1,109 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
3 736 (42.20%) QA
4 553 (31.71%) Selenium
5 449 (25.75%) SQL
6 410 (23.51%) Finance
7 358 (20.53%) SDLC
8 356 (20.41%) Test Scripting
9 339 (19.44%) Java
10 305 (17.49%) User Acceptance Testing
11 302 (17.32%) Test Management
12 297 (17.03%) C#
13 276 (15.83%) BDD
14 272 (15.60%) JIRA
15 268 (15.37%) ISEB
16 253 (14.51%) Software Testing
16 253 (14.51%) Waterfall
17 252 (14.45%) ISTQB
17 252 (14.45%) TDD
18 236 (13.53%) Regression Testing
19 234 (13.42%) Cucumber
20 226 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
21 223 (12.79%) Scrum
22 214 (12.27%) JavaScript
23 212 (12.16%) .NET
24 209 (11.98%) Microsoft
25 200 (11.47%) Manual Testing
26 187 (10.72%) Degree
27 183 (10.49%) SQL Server
28 182 (10.44%) WebDriver

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 59 (3.38%) Confluence
2 33 (1.89%) Apache
3 21 (1.20%) Drupal
3 21 (1.20%) SharePoint
4 13 (0.75%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.69%) WebSphere
6 10 (0.57%) MS Exchange
7 8 (0.46%) Apache Spark
7 8 (0.46%) SAS
8 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (0.40%) CMS
8 7 (0.40%) Mule
9 5 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.29%) IIS
9 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.23%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.23%) nginx
11 2 (0.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.11%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.057%) MQSeries
Applications
1 40 (2.29%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.40%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.057%) Blender
7 1 (0.057%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (1.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 8 (0.46%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
4 3 (0.17%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.11%) Magento
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.11%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.057%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.057%) Primavera
6 1 (0.057%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.057%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.057%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.057%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 80 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (1.61%) SaaS
4 21 (1.20%) Cloudflare
5 14 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.69%) GitHub
7 11 (0.63%) BrowserStack
8 10 (0.57%) Dynamics 365
9 9 (0.52%) Google Analytics
9 9 (0.52%) IaaS
10 7 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (0.40%) Slack
11 5 (0.29%) Adobe Analytics
11 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.29%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.23%) PaaS
13 3 (0.17%) Flurry Analytics
14 2 (0.11%) Office 365
15 1 (0.057%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (1.32%) HTTP
2 15 (0.86%) Internet
3 6 (0.34%) LTE
3 6 (0.34%) SSH
3 6 (0.34%) SSL
3 6 (0.34%) VoIP
3 6 (0.34%) Wireless
4 5 (0.29%) 3GPP
4 5 (0.29%) Ethernet
4 5 (0.29%) IPsec
4 5 (0.29%) IPv4
4 5 (0.29%) IPv6
4 5 (0.29%) PuTTY
4 5 (0.29%) Skype
4 5 (0.29%) SNMP
4 5 (0.29%) UMTS
4 5 (0.29%) VLAN
4 5 (0.29%) WCDMA
4 5 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (0.29%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 59 (3.38%) Data Warehouse
3 53 (3.04%) MySQL
4 43 (2.47%) Big Data
5 35 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (1.89%) Relational Database
7 32 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.20%) DB2
9 18 (1.03%) Data Mining
10 17 (0.97%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (0.80%) Amazon Redshift
12 14 (0.80%) Blockchain
13 9 (0.52%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
14 8 (0.46%) Power BI
15 7 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 6 (0.34%) QlikView
17 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 553 (31.71%) Selenium
2 272 (15.60%) JIRA
3 234 (13.42%) Cucumber
4 182 (10.44%) WebDriver
5 114 (6.54%) SoapUI
6 110 (6.31%) Jenkins
7 103 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
8 72 (4.13%) Git (software)
9 69 (3.96%) HP UFT
10 68 (3.90%) SpecFlow
11 66 (3.78%) NUnit
11 66 (3.78%) Visual Studio
12 63 (3.61%) JUnit
13 57 (3.27%) JMeter
14 54 (3.10%) LoadRunner
15 38 (2.18%) TeamCity
16 29 (1.66%) Maven
17 26 (1.49%) FitNesse
18 25 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
18 25 (1.43%) Zephyr
General
1 410 (23.51%) Finance
2 142 (8.14%) Banking
3 107 (6.14%) Retail
4 40 (2.29%) Marketing
5 32 (1.83%) Advertising
6 31 (1.78%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.61%) Back Office
7 28 (1.61%) Electronics
7 28 (1.61%) Law
8 25 (1.43%) Games
9 20 (1.15%) Corporate Banking
9 20 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 17 (0.97%) Automotive
11 15 (0.86%) Legal
11 15 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 13 (0.75%) Telecoms
13 10 (0.57%) Financial Institution
14 8 (0.46%) Front Office
15 7 (0.40%) Digital Economy
16 6 (0.34%) Billing
Job Titles
1 383 (21.96%) Analyst
2 290 (16.63%) Test Analyst
3 276 (15.83%) Test Manager
4 241 (13.82%) Tester
5 194 (11.12%) Test Engineer
6 167 (9.58%) Developer
7 145 (8.31%) QA Engineer
8 127 (7.28%) Test Leader
9 93 (5.33%) QA Analyst
10 91 (5.22%) Automation Tester
11 81 (4.64%) Senior Analyst
12 78 (4.47%) QA Leader
13 71 (4.07%) QA Test Analyst
14 67 (3.84%) Software Test Engineer
15 65 (3.73%) Business Analyst
16 60 (3.44%) Test Automation Engineer
17 57 (3.27%) Automation Test Analyst
17 57 (3.27%) Consultant
17 57 (3.27%) Senior Test Analyst
18 56 (3.21%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 212 (12.16%) .NET
2 120 (6.88%) HTML
3 98 (5.62%) SOAP
4 94 (5.39%) Web Services
5 85 (4.87%) CSS
6 76 (4.36%) XML
7 74 (4.24%) RESTful
8 65 (3.73%) AngularJS
9 63 (3.61%) REST
10 59 (3.38%) ASP.NET
11 54 (3.10%) JSON
12 50 (2.87%) jQuery
13 49 (2.81%) .NET Framework
14 48 (2.75%) HTML5
15 39 (2.24%) Gherkin
16 38 (2.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 37 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
18 36 (2.06%) WCF
19 35 (2.01%) Entity Framework
20 31 (1.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 132 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (4.64%) Computer Science
3 75 (4.30%) Self-Motivation
4 62 (3.56%) Mobile App
5 48 (2.75%) Fintech
5 48 (2.75%) Management Information System
6 38 (2.18%) User Experience
7 27 (1.55%) Algorithms
8 25 (1.43%) Virtual Team
9 24 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
10 16 (0.92%) Cloud Native
10 16 (0.92%) Hedge funds
11 14 (0.80%) Blog
11 14 (0.80%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.69%) Data Structures
13 10 (0.57%) PMI
13 10 (0.57%) Replication
14 9 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 8 (0.46%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 143 (8.20%) Linux
2 138 (7.91%) Windows
3 49 (2.81%) Unix
4 43 (2.47%) Android
5 37 (2.12%) Apple iOS
6 9 (0.52%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.29%) CentOS
8 5 (0.29%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.29%) Ubuntu
9 3 (0.17%) AIX
9 3 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,154 (66.17%) Test Automation
2 1,109 (63.59%) Agile Software Development
3 358 (20.53%) SDLC
4 356 (20.41%) Test Scripting
5 305 (17.49%) User Acceptance Testing
6 302 (17.32%) Test Management
7 276 (15.83%) BDD
8 253 (14.51%) Software Testing
8 253 (14.51%) Waterfall
9 252 (14.45%) TDD
10 236 (13.53%) Regression Testing
11 226 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
12 223 (12.79%) Scrum
13 200 (11.47%) Manual Testing
14 170 (9.75%) Functional Testing
15 150 (8.60%) Integration Testing
15 150 (8.60%) Test Planning
16 142 (8.14%) Mentoring
17 140 (8.03%) Stakeholder Management
18 137 (7.86%) Scenario Testing
Programming Languages
1 449 (25.75%) SQL
2 339 (19.44%) Java
3 297 (17.03%) C#
4 214 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 109 (6.25%) Ruby
6 106 (6.08%) Python
7 101 (5.79%) C++
8 70 (4.01%) C
9 57 (3.27%) PHP
10 24 (1.38%) Scala
10 24 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 22 (1.26%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 12 (0.69%) Perl
14 11 (0.63%) VB.NET
15 10 (0.57%) VB
16 9 (0.52%) Groovy
16 9 (0.52%) Kotlin
16 9 (0.52%) PL/SQL
16 9 (0.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 268 (15.37%) ISEB
2 252 (14.45%) ISTQB
3 187 (10.72%) Degree
4 89 (5.10%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (2.81%) SC Cleared
7 35 (2.01%) ISEB Practitioner
8 28 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
9 24 (1.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 23 (1.32%) DV Cleared
11 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 12 (0.69%) CEH
13 12 (0.69%) MCSA
13 12 (0.69%) MCSE
14 10 (0.57%) PMI Certification
15 9 (0.52%) Numerate Degree
16 6 (0.34%) HND
16 6 (0.34%) PhD
17 4 (0.23%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 736 (42.20%) QA
2 9 (0.52%) MiFID
2 9 (0.52%) PMO
3 7 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.34%) GCP
4 6 (0.34%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.34%) PSD2
5 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.17%) COBIT
6 3 (0.17%) GDPR
6 3 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 2 (0.11%) EMIR
7 2 (0.11%) HL7
7 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
7 2 (0.11%) WCAG
8 1 (0.057%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.057%) GAAP
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 18 (1.03%) Docker
2 12 (0.69%) Hyper-V
3 8 (0.46%) Firmware
3 8 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (0.11%) vSphere
7 1 (0.057%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.057%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 86 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (1.15%) HP ALM
3 7 (0.40%) Puppet
4 5 (0.29%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.11%) CA Service Virtualization
5 2 (0.11%) SCCM
6 1 (0.057%) Ansible
6 1 (0.057%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.057%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.057%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.057%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 209 (11.98%) Microsoft
2 91 (5.22%) Oracle
3 65 (3.73%) HP
4 36 (2.06%) SAP
5 29 (1.66%) Google
6 20 (1.15%) Capita
7 17 (0.97%) Cadence
8 13 (0.75%) IBM
8 13 (0.75%) MicroStrategy
9 12 (0.69%) Adobe
9 12 (0.69%) webMethods
10 11 (0.63%) CheckPoint
10 11 (0.63%) Tableau
11 10 (0.57%) Cognizant
11 10 (0.57%) Micro Focus
11 10 (0.57%) Sophos
12 9 (0.52%) Twitter
12 9 (0.52%) Xamarin
13 7 (0.40%) Atlassian
13 7 (0.40%) White Clarke