Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK > England
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 290 261 254
Rank change year-on-year -29 -7 +2
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1954 2489 2741
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.17% 1.31% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 1.47% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1509 2025 2178
England median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,750 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK median annual salary £47,500 £48,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year -1.04% -1.03% +2.11%

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
England
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 150313 169078 182539
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.72% 88.93% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 121437 142365 150051
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £76,250
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.05% +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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -28 746 £60,000 - 42
South East -5 394 £42,500 - 18
North of England -37 303 £42,500 +6.25% 25
South West +42 185 £40,000 -1.84% 8
Yorkshire +12 175 £42,500 +11.84% 8
East of England +7 162 £42,500 -10.53% 15
Midlands -63 158 £40,000 -14.44% 15
North West -73 105 £40,750 -9.44% 14
West Midlands -50 96 £40,000 -15.79% 9
East Midlands -29 62 £37,500 -16.67% 5
North East +24 23 £35,000 -13.58% 3
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1256 (64.28%) Test Automation
2 1160 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
3 728 (37.26%) QA
4 689 (35.26%) Selenium
5 622 (31.83%) Finance
6 551 (28.20%) Java
7 488 (24.97%) Test Scripting
8 448 (22.93%) ISTQB
9 446 (22.82%) SQL
10 396 (20.27%) Software Testing
11 385 (19.70%) C#
12 363 (18.58%) ISEB
13 353 (18.07%) Regression Testing
14 339 (17.35%) Degree
15 332 (16.99%) Scrum
16 324 (16.58%) Functional Testing
17 323 (16.53%) BDD
18 320 (16.38%) User Acceptance Testing
18 320 (16.38%) SDLC
19 294 (15.05%) Test Management
20 291 (14.89%) Cucumber
21 284 (14.53%) .NET
22 283 (14.48%) WebDriver
23 268 (13.72%) Non-Functional Testing
24 267 (13.66%) Microsoft
25 266 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
26 251 (12.85%) TDD
27 246 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
28 241 (12.33%) JIRA
29 230 (11.77%) Banking

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 46 (2.35%) Confluence
2 32 (1.64%) SharePoint
3 25 (1.28%) Tomcat
4 20 (1.02%) BizTalk Server
4 20 (1.02%) WebLogic
5 13 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (0.61%) IIS
7 11 (0.56%) WebSphere
8 10 (0.51%) CMS
9 7 (0.36%) Apache
9 7 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (0.31%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 3 (0.15%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.10%) JBoss
13 2 (0.10%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.051%) CICS
14 1 (0.051%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 87 (4.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 66 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
3 12 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
3 12 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.20%) Campfire
6 1 (0.051%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.051%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 26 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.51%) SAP S/4HANA
3 8 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.31%) SAP SD
6 5 (0.26%) HFM
6 5 (0.26%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 5 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 4 (0.20%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
8 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.15%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 91 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (3.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (2.30%) SaaS
4 19 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.56%) GitHub
7 9 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.46%) PaaS
8 7 (0.36%) BrowserStack
8 7 (0.36%) OpenShift
9 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.20%) Asana
10 4 (0.20%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.20%) IaaS
10 4 (0.20%) Slack
11 3 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.15%) IBM Blueworks
11 3 (0.15%) Sauce Labs
12 1 (0.051%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.051%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.15%) Internet
2 18 (0.92%) VoIP
3 14 (0.72%) HTTP
3 14 (0.72%) TCP/IP
4 7 (0.36%) Firewall
5 5 (0.26%) 4G
5 5 (0.26%) SSH
6 4 (0.20%) 3G
6 4 (0.20%) MPLS
6 4 (0.20%) MVNO
6 4 (0.20%) PuTTY
6 4 (0.20%) VoLTE
7 3 (0.15%) IPv6
7 3 (0.15%) SAN
8 2 (0.10%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.10%) IPsec
8 2 (0.10%) UPnP
8 2 (0.10%) VLAN
8 2 (0.10%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 153 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 63 (3.22%) Relational Database
3 56 (2.87%) Big Data
4 51 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
5 34 (1.74%) Hadoop
6 29 (1.48%) MongoDB
7 23 (1.18%) MySQL
8 22 (1.13%) NoSQL
9 20 (1.02%) Power BI
10 18 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
11 17 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 13 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (0.67%) RDBMS
12 13 (0.67%) Redis
13 12 (0.61%) Neo4j
13 12 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 11 (0.56%) Crystal Reports
15 10 (0.51%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
15 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 689 (35.26%) Selenium
2 291 (14.89%) Cucumber
3 283 (14.48%) WebDriver
4 241 (12.33%) JIRA
5 158 (8.09%) HP UFT
6 156 (7.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 144 (7.37%) JMeter
8 131 (6.70%) Jenkins
9 120 (6.14%) LoadRunner
10 116 (5.94%) Visual Studio
11 107 (5.48%) SpecFlow
12 100 (5.12%) JUnit
13 98 (5.02%) SoapUI
14 83 (4.25%) Git (software)
15 82 (4.20%) Protractor
16 71 (3.63%) NUnit
17 68 (3.48%) TestNG
18 52 (2.66%) FitNesse
18 52 (2.66%) TeamCity
19 47 (2.41%) Jasmine
General
1 622 (31.83%) Finance
2 230 (11.77%) Banking
3 117 (5.99%) Retail
4 73 (3.74%) Investment Banking
5 45 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 43 (2.20%) Legal
7 42 (2.15%) Marketing
8 35 (1.79%) Law
9 33 (1.69%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.54%) Retail Banking
11 23 (1.18%) Front Office
12 22 (1.13%) Back Office
12 22 (1.13%) Electronics
13 20 (1.02%) Automotive
14 18 (0.92%) Aerospace
14 18 (0.92%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.82%) Games
16 13 (0.67%) Publishing
17 11 (0.56%) French Language
18 10 (0.51%) Military
Job Titles
1 463 (23.69%) Analyst
2 339 (17.35%) Test Analyst
3 306 (15.66%) Test Manager
4 276 (14.12%) Tester
5 207 (10.59%) Test Leader
6 192 (9.83%) Test Engineer
7 156 (7.98%) Developer
8 132 (6.76%) Consultant
9 128 (6.55%) QA Engineer
10 101 (5.17%) Automation Tester
11 93 (4.76%) QA Tester
12 92 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
12 92 (4.71%) Test Consultant
13 80 (4.09%) QA Analyst
14 74 (3.79%) Automation Test Analyst
15 71 (3.63%) Business Analyst
16 68 (3.48%) QA Automation Engineer
16 68 (3.48%) Test Automation Engineer
17 67 (3.43%) Software Tester
18 65 (3.33%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 284 (14.53%) .NET
2 135 (6.91%) Web Services
3 112 (5.73%) HTML
4 103 (5.27%) Gherkin
5 79 (4.04%) CSS
6 75 (3.84%) SOAP
7 67 (3.43%) XML
8 66 (3.38%) REST
9 60 (3.07%) ASP.NET
10 51 (2.61%) AngularJS
11 46 (2.35%) RESTful
12 33 (1.69%) HTML5
13 31 (1.59%) Spring
14 27 (1.38%) Hibernate
15 26 (1.33%) Middleware
16 25 (1.28%) .NET Framework
17 24 (1.23%) Node.js
18 23 (1.18%) Murex Flex
19 21 (1.07%) WCF
20 20 (1.02%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 211 (10.80%) Analytical Skills
2 134 (6.86%) Computer Science
3 98 (5.02%) Management Information System
4 65 (3.33%) Mobile App
5 53 (2.71%) User Experience
6 50 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 49 (2.51%) Client/Server
7 49 (2.51%) Fixed Income
8 42 (2.15%) Fintech
9 25 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.18%) Derivative
10 23 (1.18%) Equities
11 21 (1.07%) Virtual Team
12 18 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
12 18 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
13 14 (0.72%) Online Banking
14 13 (0.67%) Mobile Banking
15 12 (0.61%) Data Centre
16 10 (0.51%) Internet of Things
16 10 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 179 (9.16%) Windows
2 158 (8.09%) Linux
3 82 (4.20%) Unix
4 58 (2.97%) Android
5 41 (2.10%) Apple iOS
6 23 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (0.92%) Solaris
8 17 (0.87%) Windows Server
9 8 (0.41%) Windows 10
9 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 3 (0.15%) Windows Phone
13 2 (0.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1256 (64.28%) Test Automation
2 1160 (59.37%) Agile Software Development
3 488 (24.97%) Test Scripting
4 396 (20.27%) Software Testing
5 353 (18.07%) Regression Testing
6 332 (16.99%) Scrum
7 324 (16.58%) Functional Testing
8 323 (16.53%) BDD
9 320 (16.38%) SDLC
9 320 (16.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 294 (15.05%) Test Management
11 268 (13.72%) Non-Functional Testing
12 266 (13.61%) Continuous Integration
13 251 (12.85%) TDD
14 246 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
15 220 (11.26%) Mentoring
16 211 (10.80%) Performance Testing
17 195 (9.98%) Manual Testing
18 192 (9.83%) Waterfall
19 184 (9.42%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 551 (28.20%) Java
2 446 (22.82%) SQL
3 385 (19.70%) C#
4 210 (10.75%) JavaScript
5 113 (5.78%) C++
6 111 (5.68%) Python
7 103 (5.27%) Ruby
8 102 (5.22%) C
9 35 (1.79%) Perl
10 28 (1.43%) Scala
11 24 (1.23%) VB
12 20 (1.02%) PL/SQL
13 19 (0.97%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.92%) PHP
15 17 (0.87%) VBScript
16 15 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.67%) F#
18 12 (0.61%) VB.NET
19 7 (0.36%) Embedded C
19 7 (0.36%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 448 (22.93%) ISTQB
2 363 (18.58%) ISEB
3 339 (17.35%) Degree
4 125 (6.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 120 (6.14%) Security Cleared
6 109 (5.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 56 (2.87%) DV Cleared
8 53 (2.71%) SC Cleared
9 24 (1.23%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 12 (0.61%) ISEB Practitioner
11 10 (0.51%) CISM
11 10 (0.51%) CISSP
11 10 (0.51%) Master's Degree
11 10 (0.51%) PMI Certification
12 9 (0.46%) CISA
12 9 (0.46%) PMP
13 7 (0.36%) Network+ Certification
14 6 (0.31%) ACCA
14 6 (0.31%) MBCS
14 6 (0.31%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 728 (37.26%) QA
2 18 (0.92%) PMO
3 14 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.41%) Data Quality
4 8 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.20%) SLA
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.15%) MiFID
7 3 (0.15%) SEPA
8 2 (0.10%) GAAP
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
8 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.10%) WCAG
9 1 (0.051%) GDPR
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 27 (1.38%) Docker
2 14 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.41%) Firmware
5 4 (0.20%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.10%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.051%) HDFS
7 1 (0.051%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.051%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.051%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.051%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.051%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.051%) Xen
7 1 (0.051%) XenApp
7 1 (0.051%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 154 (7.88%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (0.51%) Puppet
4 4 (0.20%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.20%) Terraform
5 2 (0.10%) Grafana
5 2 (0.10%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 1 (0.051%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.051%) Kibana
6 1 (0.051%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.051%) SCCM
Vendors
1 267 (13.66%) Microsoft
2 169 (8.65%) Oracle
3 144 (7.37%) HP
4 99 (5.07%) SAP
5 38 (1.94%) Cognizant
6 33 (1.69%) Atlassian
7 29 (1.48%) Murex
8 28 (1.43%) Tableau
9 23 (1.18%) Google
10 20 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 15 (0.77%) IBM
11 15 (0.77%) VMware
12 10 (0.51%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.41%) BT
13 8 (0.41%) CA Agile Central
13 8 (0.41%) Splunk
14 7 (0.36%) Borland
14 7 (0.36%) Software AG
14 7 (0.36%) Telerik
14 7 (0.36%) Unisys
Bristol, Avon
Vadis People
Salary: circ £30,000 to £36,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Competitive + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
McGregor Boyall
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum 10 % bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitve
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £53000 - £65000 per annum + pension, flexible working
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + See advert
Posted: Yesterday
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £30k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £35k to £40k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum, Benefits Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, perk box
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £80000 - £130000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £42000.00 - £48000.00 per annum + flexi working & great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £60,000 to £75,000 per annum Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Computer People
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago