Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 258 259
Rank change year-on-year -47 +1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,670 2,226 2,529
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.03% 1.33% 1.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.15% 1.49% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1,416 1,804 2,104
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 £80,000
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 145,616 149,673 174,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.83% 89.55% 88.88%
Number of salaries quoted 117,972 124,658 146,059
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 £28,000
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -52 593 £60,000 - 80
South East -40 356 £47,000 -1.05% 52
North of England -27 318 £45,000 +5.88% 44
Midlands -29 155 £45,000 - 21
North West -29 151 £45,000 +5.88% 22
Yorkshire -37 141 £43,000 +1.18% 18
South West +1 130 £50,000 +31.58% 17
East of England -56 125 £52,500 +10.53% 26
West Midlands +6 94 £45,000 - 7
East Midlands -30 61 £37,500 -11.76% 14
North East +1 26 £40,000 +25.00% 4
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 1,112 (66.59%) Test Automation
2 977 (58.50%) Agile Software Development
3 720 (43.11%) QA
4 518 (31.02%) Selenium
5 421 (25.21%) Finance
6 409 (24.49%) Java
7 386 (23.11%) Test Scripting
8 360 (21.56%) SQL
9 309 (18.50%) Test Management
10 306 (18.32%) SDLC
11 294 (17.60%) C#
12 281 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
13 278 (16.65%) Degree
14 272 (16.29%) Software Testing
15 270 (16.17%) ISEB
16 255 (15.27%) ISTQB
17 252 (15.09%) BDD
18 247 (14.79%) Manual Testing
19 243 (14.55%) JIRA
20 239 (14.31%) WebDriver
21 234 (14.01%) Scrum
22 222 (13.29%) Cucumber
23 214 (12.81%) Regression Testing
24 208 (12.46%) TDD
25 196 (11.74%) .NET
26 192 (11.50%) Microsoft
27 180 (10.78%) Waterfall
28 178 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
29 173 (10.36%) JavaScript
30 160 (9.58%) 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 43 (2.57%) Confluence
2 33 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 21 (1.26%) Apache
4 14 (0.84%) WebLogic
5 11 (0.66%) Apache Spark
5 11 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (0.48%) Apache Solr
7 8 (0.48%) Drupal
8 7 (0.42%) IIS
8 7 (0.42%) SAS
9 6 (0.36%) Apache Pig
10 5 (0.30%) CICS
11 4 (0.24%) CMS
11 4 (0.24%) nginx
11 4 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.24%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.18%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.12%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.12%) Mule
Applications
1 47 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 44 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
3 37 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 25 (1.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.48%) 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 (0.060%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.060%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.060%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 38 (2.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.84%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (0.54%) LabWindows
4 8 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.36%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 5 (0.30%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP FI
7 3 (0.18%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.12%) Magento
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Retail
9 1 (0.060%) Adobe Campaign
9 1 (0.060%) FastStats
9 1 (0.060%) Primavera
9 1 (0.060%) Social Studio
9 1 (0.060%) SunGard APT
9 1 (0.060%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.060%) Unica
9 1 (0.060%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 68 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (1.98%) SaaS
4 20 (1.20%) GitHub
5 10 (0.60%) Amazon S3
6 8 (0.48%) Cloudflare
6 8 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.42%) Google Analytics
7 7 (0.42%) PaaS
8 5 (0.30%) Adobe Analytics
8 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.30%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.24%) BlazeMeter
9 4 (0.24%) Slack
10 3 (0.18%) BrowserStack
10 3 (0.18%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.18%) npm
11 2 (0.12%) AdWords
12 1 (0.060%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.62%) HTTP
1 27 (1.62%) Internet
2 13 (0.78%) VoIP
3 10 (0.60%) HTTPS
3 10 (0.60%) VSAT
4 9 (0.54%) LAN
4 9 (0.54%) WAN
5 8 (0.48%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (0.42%) PuTTY
6 7 (0.42%) WinSCP
7 6 (0.36%) Broadband
7 6 (0.36%) SAN
7 6 (0.36%) SMS
8 5 (0.30%) FTP
8 5 (0.30%) SSH
9 4 (0.24%) SMTP
9 4 (0.24%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.24%) Wireless
10 3 (0.18%) 3GPP
10 3 (0.18%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.46%) Big Data
3 36 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 35 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 32 (1.92%) MySQL
6 25 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.38%) Hadoop
7 23 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 16 (0.96%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.78%) NoSQL
11 11 (0.66%) Data Mining
11 11 (0.66%) DB2
11 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (0.60%) Blockchain
12 10 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.60%) Redis
13 9 (0.54%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.48%) QlikView
14 8 (0.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 518 (31.02%) Selenium
2 243 (14.55%) JIRA
3 239 (14.31%) WebDriver
4 222 (13.29%) Cucumber
5 122 (7.31%) SoapUI
6 107 (6.41%) Jenkins
7 89 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
8 82 (4.91%) HP UFT
9 74 (4.43%) Visual Studio
10 69 (4.13%) JUnit
11 65 (3.89%) Git (software)
11 65 (3.89%) JMeter
11 65 (3.89%) SpecFlow
12 61 (3.65%) NUnit
13 48 (2.87%) LoadRunner
14 40 (2.40%) Zephyr
15 36 (2.16%) FitNesse
15 36 (2.16%) TestNG
16 34 (2.04%) Maven
17 29 (1.74%) JBehave
General
1 421 (25.21%) Finance
2 141 (8.44%) Banking
3 86 (5.15%) Retail
4 65 (3.89%) Marketing
5 35 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 33 (1.98%) Electronics
7 29 (1.74%) Investment Banking
8 28 (1.68%) Law
9 24 (1.44%) Digital Economy
10 22 (1.32%) Back Office
10 22 (1.32%) Games
11 20 (1.20%) Military
12 19 (1.14%) Legal
13 18 (1.08%) Automotive
14 17 (1.02%) Advertising
15 16 (0.96%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.48%) Financial Institution
16 8 (0.48%) Front Office
17 7 (0.42%) Publishing
18 6 (0.36%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 373 (22.34%) Analyst
2 265 (15.87%) Test Analyst
3 250 (14.97%) Test Manager
4 240 (14.37%) Tester
5 164 (9.82%) Test Engineer
6 157 (9.40%) QA Engineer
7 151 (9.04%) Developer
8 132 (7.90%) Test Leader
9 79 (4.73%) QA Analyst
9 79 (4.73%) QA Leader
10 77 (4.61%) Automation Tester
11 73 (4.37%) Business Analyst
12 63 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
12 63 (3.77%) Software Tester
13 60 (3.59%) QA Test Analyst
13 60 (3.59%) Software Test Engineer
14 57 (3.41%) Software Developer
15 55 (3.29%) Consultant
16 50 (2.99%) Automation Test Analyst
17 48 (2.87%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 196 (11.74%) .NET
2 118 (7.07%) HTML
2 118 (7.07%) Web Services
3 109 (6.53%) SOAP
4 84 (5.03%) XML
5 72 (4.31%) AngularJS
6 71 (4.25%) CSS
7 69 (4.13%) REST
8 54 (3.23%) ASP.NET
8 54 (3.23%) RESTful
9 46 (2.75%) .NET Framework
10 43 (2.57%) JSON
11 38 (2.28%) HTML5
11 38 (2.28%) WCF
12 35 (2.10%) Gherkin
13 34 (2.04%) ASP.NET Web API
14 32 (1.92%) Entity Framework
14 32 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (1.74%) Node.js
16 27 (1.62%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 178 (10.66%) Analytical Skills
2 133 (7.96%) Computer Science
3 60 (3.59%) Mobile App
4 48 (2.87%) Fintech
5 40 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
7 32 (1.92%) User Experience
8 28 (1.68%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.32%) Hedge funds
10 21 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 16 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.84%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.66%) Data Structures
14 10 (0.60%) EPoS
15 9 (0.54%) Linux Command Line
15 9 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
16 8 (0.48%) Equities
16 8 (0.48%) PMI
17 7 (0.42%) Internet of Things
17 7 (0.42%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 140 (8.38%) Linux
2 129 (7.72%) Windows
3 59 (3.53%) Unix
4 40 (2.40%) Android
4 40 (2.40%) Apple iOS
5 16 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (0.72%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (0.24%) CentOS
8 4 (0.24%) Ubuntu
8 4 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.12%) Solaris
10 1 (0.060%) AIX
10 1 (0.060%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.060%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,112 (66.59%) Test Automation
2 977 (58.50%) Agile Software Development
3 386 (23.11%) Test Scripting
4 309 (18.50%) Test Management
5 306 (18.32%) SDLC
6 281 (16.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 272 (16.29%) Software Testing
8 252 (15.09%) BDD
9 247 (14.79%) Manual Testing
10 234 (14.01%) Scrum
11 214 (12.81%) Regression Testing
12 208 (12.46%) TDD
13 180 (10.78%) Waterfall
14 160 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
15 149 (8.92%) Functional Testing
15 149 (8.92%) Mentoring
16 148 (8.86%) Integration Testing
17 138 (8.26%) Scenario Testing
18 136 (8.14%) Stakeholder Management
19 133 (7.96%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 409 (24.49%) Java
2 360 (21.56%) SQL
3 294 (17.60%) C#
4 173 (10.36%) JavaScript
5 119 (7.13%) Ruby
6 111 (6.65%) C++
7 102 (6.11%) Python
8 58 (3.47%) C
9 43 (2.57%) PHP
10 26 (1.56%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.44%) Perl
12 18 (1.08%) Scala
13 17 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.96%) PL/SQL
15 14 (0.84%) Groovy
15 14 (0.84%) VB.NET
16 8 (0.48%) F#
17 7 (0.42%) COBOL
17 7 (0.42%) VBScript
18 5 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 278 (16.65%) Degree
2 270 (16.17%) ISEB
3 255 (15.27%) ISTQB
4 105 (6.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 79 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 75 (4.49%) Security Cleared
7 43 (2.57%) SC Cleared
8 28 (1.68%) ISEB Practitioner
9 27 (1.62%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.84%) DV Cleared
11 13 (0.78%) CEH
11 13 (0.78%) MCSA
11 13 (0.78%) MCSE
11 13 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (0.72%) Numerate Degree
13 8 (0.48%) HND
13 8 (0.48%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.36%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 3 (0.18%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 720 (43.11%) QA
2 20 (1.20%) PMO
3 8 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.36%) MiFID
5 5 (0.30%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.30%) GDPR
6 4 (0.24%) COBIT
7 3 (0.18%) GAAP
7 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
7 3 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9000
8 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) SEPA
9 1 (0.060%) EMIR
9 1 (0.060%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (1.68%) Docker
2 19 (1.14%) Hyper-V
2 19 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (0.48%) Firmware
5 6 (0.36%) HDFS
5 6 (0.36%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.24%) vSphere
7 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 121 (7.25%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.42%) Puppet
4 6 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
5 3 (0.18%) HockeyApp
5 3 (0.18%) Nessus
5 3 (0.18%) Nmap
6 2 (0.12%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.060%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 192 (11.50%) Microsoft
2 100 (5.99%) Oracle
3 89 (5.33%) HP
4 45 (2.69%) SAP
5 23 (1.38%) VMware
6 17 (1.02%) Google
7 15 (0.90%) Cadence
7 15 (0.90%) Red Hat
7 15 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (0.72%) Sophos
9 11 (0.66%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 11 (0.66%) webMethods
10 10 (0.60%) Cisco
11 9 (0.54%) Adobe
11 9 (0.54%) Concur
12 8 (0.48%) CheckPoint
13 7 (0.42%) IBM
13 7 (0.42%) White Clarke
14 6 (0.36%) Twitter
14 6 (0.36%) Xerox