Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 292 269
Rank change year-on-year -20 -23 -9
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,715 1,953 2,484
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.05% 1.17% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.29% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 1,334 1,509 2,033
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,700 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £77,500 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £49,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% -4.04% +4.21%

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 147,882 151,544 172,380
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.67% 90.70% 90.03%
Number of salaries quoted 119,051 122,950 145,105
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,625 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,039 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.96% +3.24% -

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -28 640 £57,500 -4.17% 63
South East +7 407 £50,000 +17.65% 36
North of England -5 273 £45,000 +5.88% 31
East of England -5 142 £50,000 +17.65% 22
North West +34 134 £46,500 +12.05% 19
South West -52 131 £46,000 +15.00% 25
Yorkshire -17 121 £45,000 +5.88% 12
Midlands -21 121 £47,500 +18.75% 32
West Midlands +18 88 £47,500 +18.75% 24
East Midlands -26 33 £50,000 +33.33% 8
North East -20 18 £42,000 +20.00%
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 1,136 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (61.98%) Test Automation
3 666 (38.83%) QA
4 502 (29.27%) Selenium
5 437 (25.48%) Finance
6 386 (22.51%) SQL
7 337 (19.65%) Java
8 333 (19.42%) SDLC
9 281 (16.38%) Scrum
10 271 (15.80%) Software Testing
11 270 (15.74%) Test Scripting
12 264 (15.39%) User Acceptance Testing
13 263 (15.34%) JIRA
13 263 (15.34%) BDD
14 240 (13.99%) C#
15 239 (13.94%) Test Management
16 237 (13.82%) TDD
17 236 (13.76%) Waterfall
18 233 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
19 217 (12.65%) JavaScript
19 217 (12.65%) Regression Testing
20 212 (12.36%) Degree
21 207 (12.07%) Functional Testing
22 201 (11.72%) Cucumber
22 201 (11.72%) ISTQB
23 189 (11.02%) ISEB
24 184 (10.73%) .NET
25 183 (10.67%) Microsoft
26 165 (9.62%) Banking
27 162 (9.45%) Non-Functional Testing

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 82 (4.78%) Confluence
2 33 (1.92%) Apache
3 27 (1.57%) WebLogic
4 18 (1.05%) Drupal
5 14 (0.82%) Apache Spark
5 14 (0.82%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.70%) SharePoint
7 11 (0.64%) MS Exchange
8 10 (0.58%) CMS
8 10 (0.58%) Mule
9 9 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.47%) IIS
11 7 (0.41%) JBoss
11 7 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.17%) SAS
14 2 (0.12%) MQSeries
14 2 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 34 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.058%) Blender
5 1 (0.058%) InVision
5 1 (0.058%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.058%) Mingle
5 1 (0.058%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
4 3 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
4 3 (0.17%) LabWindows
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.17%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.12%) iTrent
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.12%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.058%) Magento
6 1 (0.058%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.058%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.058%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.058%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.058%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.058%) Shopify
6 1 (0.058%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 78 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 78 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (1.22%) GitHub
2 21 (1.22%) SaaS
3 18 (1.05%) Cloudflare
4 17 (0.99%) IaaS
5 14 (0.82%) Google Analytics
6 13 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 12 (0.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (0.64%) BrowserStack
9 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.52%) PaaS
11 6 (0.35%) BlazeMeter
12 4 (0.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (0.23%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (0.23%) Office 365
13 3 (0.17%) Flurry Analytics
13 3 (0.17%) Sauce Labs
13 3 (0.17%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.81%) HTTP
2 20 (1.17%) SSL
3 16 (0.93%) SSH
4 15 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (0.82%) Ethernet
5 14 (0.82%) Internet
5 14 (0.82%) IPsec
5 14 (0.82%) IPv4
5 14 (0.82%) IPv6
5 14 (0.82%) SNMP
5 14 (0.82%) VLAN
6 11 (0.64%) Network Security
7 10 (0.58%) HTTPS
8 8 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 8 (0.47%) Wireless
8 8 (0.47%) Wireshark
9 7 (0.41%) LTE
10 4 (0.23%) 3GPP
10 4 (0.23%) Skype
10 4 (0.23%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (8.05%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.56%) Data Warehouse
3 54 (3.15%) Big Data
4 47 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 33 (1.92%) MySQL
6 23 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 22 (1.28%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 17 (0.99%) RDBMS
10 16 (0.93%) DB2
11 11 (0.64%) Oracle Database
11 11 (0.64%) Power BI
12 10 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
13 9 (0.52%) Data Mining
14 8 (0.47%) Amazon Redshift
14 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.41%) Blockchain
15 7 (0.41%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 7 (0.41%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 502 (29.27%) Selenium
2 263 (15.34%) JIRA
3 201 (11.72%) Cucumber
4 142 (8.28%) WebDriver
5 138 (8.05%) Jenkins
6 96 (5.60%) Git (software)
7 88 (5.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 79 (4.61%) SoapUI
9 63 (3.67%) JMeter
10 62 (3.62%) JUnit
11 60 (3.50%) HP UFT
12 59 (3.44%) SpecFlow
13 50 (2.92%) Visual Studio
14 45 (2.62%) LoadRunner
15 43 (2.51%) NUnit
16 42 (2.45%) TeamCity
17 41 (2.39%) Maven
18 33 (1.92%) Gatling
19 32 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
20 31 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 437 (25.48%) Finance
2 165 (9.62%) Banking
3 119 (6.94%) Retail
4 67 (3.91%) Marketing
5 51 (2.97%) Retail Banking
6 41 (2.39%) Corporate Banking
7 39 (2.27%) Investment Banking
8 32 (1.87%) Law
9 26 (1.52%) Back Office
10 23 (1.34%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.28%) Games
12 21 (1.22%) Advertising
12 21 (1.22%) Electronics
13 15 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.82%) Legal
15 11 (0.64%) Automotive
16 8 (0.47%) Aerospace
16 8 (0.47%) Telecoms
17 7 (0.41%) Front Office
17 7 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 393 (22.92%) Analyst
2 269 (15.69%) Test Analyst
3 245 (14.29%) Test Manager
4 198 (11.55%) Test Engineer
5 196 (11.43%) Tester
6 157 (9.15%) Developer
7 120 (7.00%) QA Engineer
8 118 (6.88%) Test Leader
9 84 (4.90%) Automation Tester
10 76 (4.43%) QA Analyst
11 74 (4.31%) Business Analyst
11 74 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
12 73 (4.26%) Test Automation Engineer
13 61 (3.56%) QA Leader
14 57 (3.32%) Consultant
15 51 (2.97%) Software Test Engineer
15 51 (2.97%) Software Tester
16 49 (2.86%) QA Test Analyst
16 49 (2.86%) Senior Test Analyst
16 49 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (10.73%) .NET
2 138 (8.05%) HTML
3 86 (5.01%) CSS
4 75 (4.37%) Web Services
5 67 (3.91%) XML
6 65 (3.79%) HTML5
7 63 (3.67%) RESTful
7 63 (3.67%) SOAP
8 54 (3.15%) Gherkin
8 54 (3.15%) jQuery
9 53 (3.09%) AngularJS
10 48 (2.80%) JSON
11 39 (2.27%) ASP.NET
12 38 (2.22%) REST
13 35 (2.04%) React
14 27 (1.57%) Ajax
14 27 (1.57%) Sass
15 23 (1.34%) Node.js
15 23 (1.34%) Spring
16 22 (1.28%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 157 (9.15%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.42%) Computer Science
3 67 (3.91%) User Experience
4 65 (3.79%) Mobile App
5 50 (2.92%) Self-Motivation
6 40 (2.33%) Algorithms
7 38 (2.22%) Fintech
7 38 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.40%) Virtual Team
9 22 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (0.93%) Cloud Native
12 15 (0.87%) Cyberthreat
13 14 (0.82%) Blog
14 12 (0.70%) Derivative
14 12 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (0.52%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 9 (0.52%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.47%) Device Driver
16 8 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 160 (9.33%) Windows
2 153 (8.92%) Linux
3 71 (4.14%) Android
4 60 (3.50%) Apple iOS
5 45 (2.62%) Unix
6 14 (0.82%) Embedded Linux
7 10 (0.58%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 4 (0.23%) AIX
10 4 (0.23%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.12%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.058%) CentOS
12 1 (0.058%) Solaris
12 1 (0.058%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.058%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,136 (66.24%) Agile Software Development
2 1,063 (61.98%) Test Automation
3 333 (19.42%) SDLC
4 281 (16.38%) Scrum
5 271 (15.80%) Software Testing
6 270 (15.74%) Test Scripting
7 264 (15.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 263 (15.34%) BDD
9 239 (13.94%) Test Management
10 237 (13.82%) TDD
11 236 (13.76%) Waterfall
12 233 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
13 217 (12.65%) Regression Testing
14 207 (12.07%) Functional Testing
15 162 (9.45%) Non-Functional Testing
16 154 (8.98%) Software Engineering
17 153 (8.92%) Scenario Testing
18 149 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
19 145 (8.45%) Performance Testing
20 143 (8.34%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 386 (22.51%) SQL
2 337 (19.65%) Java
3 240 (13.99%) C#
4 217 (12.65%) JavaScript
5 122 (7.11%) Python
6 97 (5.66%) C++
7 84 (4.90%) C
8 78 (4.55%) Ruby
9 37 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 35 (2.04%) Scala
11 25 (1.46%) PHP
12 23 (1.34%) Bash Shell
13 22 (1.28%) Kotlin
14 19 (1.11%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.99%) Perl
16 16 (0.93%) Embedded C
17 12 (0.70%) Objective-C
17 12 (0.70%) PL/SQL
17 12 (0.70%) VB
18 10 (0.58%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 212 (12.36%) Degree
2 201 (11.72%) ISTQB
3 189 (11.02%) ISEB
4 83 (4.84%) Security Cleared
5 51 (2.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 49 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 41 (2.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 36 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
9 32 (1.87%) DV Cleared
10 19 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 8 (0.47%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.41%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (0.41%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.35%) HND
15 5 (0.29%) NVQ Level 4
16 4 (0.23%) CSQA
16 4 (0.23%) PhD
17 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 666 (38.83%) QA
2 13 (0.76%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.52%) GCP
3 9 (0.52%) MiFID
4 8 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 8 (0.47%) PSD2
5 6 (0.35%) PMO
6 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
6 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.17%) GDPR
7 3 (0.17%) SLA
7 3 (0.17%) WCAG
8 2 (0.12%) HL7
8 2 (0.12%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.058%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.058%) EMIR
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 15765
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 28 (1.63%) Docker
2 10 (0.58%) Firmware
3 7 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.29%) Active Directory
5 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (0.17%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.12%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.12%) XenApp
7 2 (0.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.058%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.058%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.058%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 65 (3.79%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.46%) HP ALM
3 14 (0.82%) Puppet
4 9 (0.52%) Ansible
5 5 (0.29%) Kibana
5 5 (0.29%) SCCM
6 4 (0.23%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.17%) Oozie
8 2 (0.12%) CA Service Virtualization
8 2 (0.12%) Control-M
8 2 (0.12%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.12%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.058%) Marathon
9 1 (0.058%) Nmap
9 1 (0.058%) OpenView
9 1 (0.058%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.058%) Rancher
9 1 (0.058%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.058%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 183 (10.67%) Microsoft
2 124 (7.23%) Oracle
3 75 (4.37%) SAP
4 48 (2.80%) HP
5 33 (1.92%) Google
6 32 (1.87%) Capita
7 27 (1.57%) TIBCO
8 23 (1.34%) IBM
9 19 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (1.05%) Adobe
11 17 (0.99%) Cisco
11 17 (0.99%) ServiceNow
11 17 (0.99%) Tableau
12 16 (0.93%) Atlassian
12 16 (0.93%) Maxymiser
13 15 (0.87%) Automation Anywhere
14 14 (0.82%) Cognizant
14 14 (0.82%) EMC
15 11 (0.64%) Blue Prism
15 11 (0.64%) Xamarin