Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
21 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 336 313 326
Rank change year-on-year -23 +13 -5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 392 1,305 1,633
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.86% 1.01% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 1.09% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 333 932 1,281
Median annual salary £60,000 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,000
UK median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 42,176 119,552 143,541
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.68% 92.22% 91.90%
Number of salaries quoted 34,550 94,658 115,208
Median annual salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in England

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy in England.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in England

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy in England over the 6 months to 21 September 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 21 September 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 +37 189 £65,000 -3.70% 16
South East +103 109 £50,000 +11.11% 18
North of England +24 55 £45,000 - 9
North West +32 27 £47,500 +5.56% 4
Midlands +56 21 £70,000 +52.17% 9
Yorkshire +98 20 £35,500 -21.11% 3
West Midlands +51 14 £55,000 +19.57% 7
South West +27 14 £45,000 -10.00% 4
East of England +82 8 £42,500 -24.44% 6
North East +20 8 £52,850 +14.27% 2
East Midlands +70 7 £70,000 +60.00% 2
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 253 (64.54%) Test Automation
2 251 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
3 178 (45.41%) QA
4 122 (31.12%) Selenium
5 105 (26.79%) DevOps
6 94 (23.98%) AWS
6 94 (23.98%) Java
7 83 (21.17%) Scrum
8 74 (18.88%) C#
8 74 (18.88%) Finance
9 72 (18.37%) JIRA
10 69 (17.60%) Scenario Testing
11 66 (16.84%) Microservices
12 59 (15.05%) SQL
12 59 (15.05%) Python
13 57 (14.54%) TDD
14 55 (14.03%) JavaScript
14 55 (14.03%) Degree
14 55 (14.03%) JSON
15 53 (13.52%) Fintech
16 51 (13.01%) Azure
17 50 (12.76%) Cucumber
17 50 (12.76%) Performance Testing
17 50 (12.76%) SQL Server
18 49 (12.50%) Test Scripting
18 49 (12.50%) Jenkins
19 48 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
20 47 (11.99%) .NET
21 44 (11.22%) RESTful
21 44 (11.22%) SDLC

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 18 (4.59%) Confluence
2 7 (1.79%) IIS
3 4 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.02%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (0.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.26%) Drupal
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (0.51%) Windchill
2 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.02%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.77%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 94 (23.98%) AWS
2 51 (13.01%) Azure
3 30 (7.65%) GitHub
4 26 (6.63%) SaaS
5 9 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
6 8 (2.04%) BlazeMeter
6 8 (2.04%) GCP
7 7 (1.79%) Serverless
8 6 (1.53%) Trello
9 5 (1.28%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.77%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.51%) Apigee
11 2 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.51%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.26%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.26%) Boomi
12 1 (0.26%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.55%) Skype
2 7 (1.79%) Wireshark
3 6 (1.53%) SIGTRAN
3 6 (1.53%) SMS
3 6 (1.53%) SS7
4 5 (1.28%) Diameter Protocol
4 5 (1.28%) INAP
4 5 (1.28%) Internet
5 4 (1.02%) HTTP
5 4 (1.02%) Intelligent Network
5 4 (1.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (1.02%) VoIP
6 3 (0.77%) 3GPP
6 3 (0.77%) 4G
6 3 (0.77%) Firewall
6 3 (0.77%) GSM
6 3 (0.77%) LTE
7 2 (0.51%) Megaco
7 2 (0.51%) MGW
7 2 (0.51%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (12.76%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.42%) NoSQL
3 23 (5.87%) MongoDB
4 14 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
4 14 (3.57%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.06%) Big Data
5 12 (3.06%) RDBMS
6 10 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 10 (2.55%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 8 (2.04%) MySQL
8 6 (1.53%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 6 (1.53%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.53%) OLTP
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.02%) Redis
9 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 122 (31.12%) Selenium
2 72 (18.37%) JIRA
3 50 (12.76%) Cucumber
4 49 (12.50%) Jenkins
5 30 (7.65%) Postman
6 24 (6.12%) Cypress.io
6 24 (6.12%) WebDriver
7 22 (5.61%) JMeter
8 19 (4.85%) SoapUI
9 13 (3.32%) Git (software)
9 13 (3.32%) LoadRunner
10 12 (3.06%) HP UFT
11 11 (2.81%) SpecFlow
12 10 (2.55%) Appium
13 9 (2.30%) Ranorex
14 7 (1.79%) Gatling
15 6 (1.53%) ER Studio
15 6 (1.53%) ERwin
15 6 (1.53%) Mocha
15 6 (1.53%) PowerDesigner
General
1 74 (18.88%) Finance
2 23 (5.87%) Public Sector
3 14 (3.57%) Banking
4 10 (2.55%) Retail
5 8 (2.04%) Marketing
6 7 (1.79%) Advertising
6 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.53%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.02%) Digital Economy
8 4 (1.02%) Games
9 3 (0.77%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Automotive
10 2 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 76 (19.39%) Developer
2 60 (15.31%) Test Engineer
3 49 (12.50%) Tester
4 42 (10.71%) Analyst
5 38 (9.69%) Test Leader
5 38 (9.69%) Test Manager
6 29 (7.40%) Test Analyst
7 27 (6.89%) Automation Tester
7 27 (6.89%) Senior Developer
8 26 (6.63%) Test Automation Engineer
9 22 (5.61%) QA Engineer
9 22 (5.61%) Scala Developer
10 21 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
11 19 (4.85%) Automation Test Lead
12 17 (4.34%) Developer in Test
13 16 (4.08%) Digital Developer
13 16 (4.08%) Java Developer
13 16 (4.08%) Software Developer
14 15 (3.83%) QA Analyst
15 13 (3.32%) Lead Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (14.03%) JSON
2 47 (11.99%) .NET
3 44 (11.22%) RESTful
4 39 (9.95%) Node.js
5 35 (8.93%) Web Services
6 33 (8.42%) XML
7 28 (7.14%) .NET Core
8 26 (6.63%) Spring
9 23 (5.87%) AngularJS
9 23 (5.87%) Gherkin
10 21 (5.36%) SOAP
11 18 (4.59%) Playwright
11 18 (4.59%) Puppeteer
12 16 (4.08%) .NET Framework
13 15 (3.83%) HTML
14 14 (3.57%) CSS
14 14 (3.57%) Spring Boot
15 13 (3.32%) Kafka
16 11 (2.81%) REST
17 9 (2.30%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.61%) Greenfield Project
2 21 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.83%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.32%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (3.32%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.81%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 10 (2.55%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.28%) Life Science
8 3 (0.77%) Algorithms
8 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (0.77%) SWIFT
8 3 (0.77%) User Experience
9 2 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.51%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.51%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.51%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (10.46%) Linux
2 21 (5.36%) Windows
3 12 (3.06%) Android
3 12 (3.06%) Apple iOS
4 6 (1.53%) Solaris
5 5 (1.28%) Unix
6 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (64.54%) Test Automation
2 251 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (26.79%) DevOps
4 83 (21.17%) Scrum
5 69 (17.60%) Scenario Testing
6 66 (16.84%) Microservices
7 57 (14.54%) TDD
8 53 (13.52%) Fintech
9 50 (12.76%) Performance Testing
10 49 (12.50%) Test Scripting
11 48 (12.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 44 (11.22%) SDLC
13 42 (10.71%) Functional Testing
13 42 (10.71%) Kanban
13 42 (10.71%) Software Engineering
14 41 (10.46%) API Testing
14 41 (10.46%) BDD
15 38 (9.69%) OO
15 38 (9.69%) Waterfall
16 37 (9.44%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (23.98%) Java
2 74 (18.88%) C#
3 59 (15.05%) Python
3 59 (15.05%) SQL
4 55 (14.03%) JavaScript
5 28 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 25 (6.38%) Scala
7 17 (4.34%) Ruby
8 12 (3.06%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.81%) Java 8
10 9 (2.30%) PHP
11 7 (1.79%) C
12 6 (1.53%) C++
13 4 (1.02%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.77%) VB
14 3 (0.77%) VBScript
15 1 (0.26%) COBOL
15 1 (0.26%) Perl
15 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (14.03%) Degree
2 36 (9.18%) ISEB
2 36 (9.18%) ISTQB
3 24 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 23 (5.87%) Computer Science Degree
5 19 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 16 (4.08%) Master's Degree
7 6 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (1.02%) CFA
8 4 (1.02%) CISSP
8 4 (1.02%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 3 (0.77%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.51%) CISM
10 2 (0.51%) IISP
10 2 (0.51%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (45.41%) QA
2 13 (3.32%) PMO
3 9 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.02%) GDPR
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 22301
5 3 (0.77%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.77%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.51%) PSD2
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) GxP
7 1 (0.26%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.26%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.26%) NIST
System Software
1 19 (4.85%) Docker
2 2 (0.51%) Firmware
3 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.26%) Varnish
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (3.83%) Kubernetes
2 8 (2.04%) Grafana
3 6 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.77%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.26%) Ansible
5 1 (0.26%) Consul
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
5 1 (0.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 43 (10.97%) Oracle
2 12 (3.06%) Microsoft
3 9 (2.30%) Atlassian
3 9 (2.30%) Google
3 9 (2.30%) HP
4 8 (2.04%) SAP
5 6 (1.53%) Teradata
6 5 (1.28%) Ericsson
6 5 (1.28%) Remedy
7 4 (1.02%) Cognos
7 4 (1.02%) Concur
7 4 (1.02%) Nokia
7 4 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.02%) Splunk
8 3 (0.77%) Guidewire
8 3 (0.77%) Temenos
9 2 (0.51%) Ab Initio
9 2 (0.51%) ArcSight
9 2 (0.51%) Informatica
9 2 (0.51%) Xamarin