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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK / England
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 263 258 256
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 993 1263 1345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.30% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 1.46% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 774 995 1027
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
90% offered a salary of more than £34,550 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 71933 86309 90322
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 89.27% 88.85% 87.11%
Number of salaries quoted 59686 72516 73663
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 30 April 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -7 356 £60,000 +4.34% 39
South East +45 222 £42,500 +6.25% 27
South West +45 109 £40,000 - 9
Yorkshire +18 101 £43,143 +7.85% 9
East of England +7 81 £45,000 - 11
North West -42 51 £40,000 -6.43% 3
West Midlands -50 34 £40,000 -11.11% 8
East Midlands -7 27 £50,000 +5.26% 7
North East +3 10 £35,000 -15.15% 2
Test Strategy
UK

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 1184 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 757 (37.83%) QA
3 664 (33.18%) Selenium
4 570 (28.49%) Test Automation
5 567 (28.34%) Finance
6 512 (25.59%) Java
7 496 (24.79%) ISTQB
8 467 (23.34%) SQL
9 448 (22.39%) Test Scripting
10 435 (21.74%) ISEB
11 389 (19.44%) C#
12 354 (17.69%) Software Testing
13 348 (17.39%) Automated Testing
14 341 (17.04%) SDLC
15 336 (16.79%) Scrum
16 329 (16.44%) Regression Testing
17 326 (16.29%) Degree
18 317 (15.84%) User Acceptance Testing
19 303 (15.14%) Test Management
20 293 (14.64%) Microsoft
21 284 (14.19%) BDD
22 283 (14.14%) .NET
23 280 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
24 279 (13.94%) Functional Testing
25 261 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
26 254 (12.69%) WebDriver
27 252 (12.59%) Automation Testing
28 248 (12.39%) Cucumber
29 242 (12.09%) TDD
30 233 (11.64%) Mentoring

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 30 (1.50%) WebLogic
2 29 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 26 (1.30%) Confluence
4 23 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 21 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 15 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 13 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (0.65%) IIS
7 13 (0.65%) WebSphere
8 11 (0.55%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.50%) CMS
10 9 (0.45%) SAS
11 8 (0.40%) Apache
12 6 (0.30%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.20%) Jetty
14 3 (0.15%) JBoss
15 2 (0.100%) CICS
15 2 (0.100%) Documentum
15 2 (0.100%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.100%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 76 (3.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 35 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
3 16 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.100%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.050%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.050%) Campfire
7 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 5 (0.25%) Markit EDM
6 5 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.20%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.15%) Infor M3
8 3 (0.15%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.15%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.100%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.100%) Oracle 11i
9 2 (0.100%) Oracle ASCP
9 2 (0.100%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.100%) Oracle SCM
9 2 (0.100%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 90 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 76 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.15%) SaaS
4 22 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 19 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 16 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 10 (0.50%) BrowserStack
8 9 (0.45%) IaaS
8 9 (0.45%) PaaS
9 5 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.20%) GitHub
10 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.050%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.050%) Asana
12 1 (0.050%) Basecamp
12 1 (0.050%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.050%) Force.com
12 1 (0.050%) Slack
12 1 (0.050%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 52 (2.60%) Internet
2 31 (1.55%) HTTP
3 20 (1.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (0.60%) Firewall
5 11 (0.55%) ATM
6 10 (0.50%) VoIP
7 7 (0.35%) SSH
8 5 (0.25%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.20%) 3G
9 4 (0.20%) 4G
9 4 (0.20%) MPLS
9 4 (0.20%) MVNO
9 4 (0.20%) VoLTE
10 3 (0.15%) SSL
10 3 (0.15%) Wireless
11 2 (0.100%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.100%) FTP
11 2 (0.100%) SAN
11 2 (0.100%) SMTP
11 2 (0.100%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 167 (8.35%) SQL Server
2 78 (3.90%) Big Data
3 70 (3.50%) Relational Database
4 44 (2.20%) Hadoop
5 41 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 34 (1.70%) MongoDB
7 28 (1.40%) NoSQL
8 22 (1.10%) MySQL
8 22 (1.10%) Power BI
9 21 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 15 (0.75%) DB2
12 13 (0.65%) KDB
12 13 (0.65%) Redis
13 12 (0.60%) Kdb+
13 12 (0.60%) Neo4j
13 12 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 664 (33.18%) Selenium
2 254 (12.69%) WebDriver
3 248 (12.39%) Cucumber
4 207 (10.34%) JIRA
5 205 (10.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 155 (7.75%) JMeter
7 153 (7.65%) HP UFT
8 152 (7.60%) LoadRunner
9 122 (6.10%) Visual Studio
10 112 (5.60%) Jenkins
11 102 (5.10%) Git (software)
12 97 (4.85%) SoapUI
13 92 (4.60%) SpecFlow
14 75 (3.75%) JUnit
15 66 (3.30%) NUnit
15 66 (3.30%) Protractor
16 54 (2.70%) TestNG
17 47 (2.35%) TeamCity
18 45 (2.25%) Gatling
19 42 (2.10%) Subversion
General
1 567 (28.34%) Finance
2 190 (9.50%) Banking
3 94 (4.70%) Retail
4 61 (3.05%) Legal
5 49 (2.45%) Marketing
6 47 (2.35%) Law
6 47 (2.35%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.75%) Financial Institution
8 32 (1.60%) Investment Banking
9 28 (1.40%) Manufacturing
10 26 (1.30%) Back Office
11 24 (1.20%) Front Office
12 23 (1.15%) Electronics
13 21 (1.05%) Games
14 19 (0.95%) Automotive
15 16 (0.80%) Advertising
15 16 (0.80%) Local Government
16 14 (0.70%) Military
17 11 (0.55%) French Language
18 10 (0.50%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 465 (23.24%) Analyst
2 360 (17.99%) Test Manager
3 346 (17.29%) Test Analyst
4 263 (13.14%) Test Engineer
5 207 (10.34%) Test Leader
6 199 (9.95%) Tester
7 142 (7.10%) QA Engineer
8 137 (6.85%) Consultant
9 128 (6.40%) Developer
10 104 (5.20%) Test Consultant
11 97 (4.85%) QA Analyst
12 86 (4.30%) Software Test Engineer
13 80 (4.00%) Lead Test Analyst
14 79 (3.95%) QA Tester
15 77 (3.85%) Test Automation Engineer
16 76 (3.80%) Senior Test Engineer
17 75 (3.75%) QA Leader
18 73 (3.65%) Senior Analyst
19 72 (3.60%) Automation Test Analyst
20 67 (3.35%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 283 (14.14%) .NET
2 193 (9.65%) Web Services
3 96 (4.80%) HTML
4 90 (4.50%) Gherkin
5 84 (4.20%) XML
6 75 (3.75%) SOAP
7 72 (3.60%) REST
8 66 (3.30%) CSS
9 55 (2.75%) ASP.NET
10 47 (2.35%) AngularJS
11 37 (1.85%) RESTful
12 34 (1.70%) Spring
13 29 (1.45%) Hibernate
14 27 (1.35%) HTML5
15 23 (1.15%) .NET Framework
16 22 (1.10%) JMS
17 20 (1.00%) J2EE
17 20 (1.00%) Middleware
18 19 (0.95%) JSON
18 19 (0.95%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 208 (10.39%) Analytical Skills
2 116 (5.80%) Computer Science
3 94 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 59 (2.95%) Mobile App
5 57 (2.85%) User Experience
6 45 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
7 40 (2.00%) Client/Server
8 30 (1.50%) Fintech
8 30 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 29 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 27 (1.35%) Derivative
11 24 (1.20%) Data Centre
12 22 (1.10%) Equities
13 16 (0.80%) Online Banking
14 15 (0.75%) Algorithms
14 15 (0.75%) Internet of Things
14 15 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
14 15 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 13 (0.65%) Driving Licence
16 11 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 199 (9.95%) Windows
2 179 (8.95%) Linux
3 82 (4.10%) Unix
4 50 (2.50%) Android
5 32 (1.60%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 23 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (0.70%) Windows 10
9 12 (0.60%) Solaris
10 11 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.30%) Windows Phone
13 4 (0.20%) VMS
13 4 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.15%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.100%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.050%) Debian
16 1 (0.050%) SUSE
16 1 (0.050%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1184 (59.17%) Agile Software Development
2 570 (28.49%) Test Automation
3 448 (22.39%) Test Scripting
4 354 (17.69%) Software Testing
5 348 (17.39%) Automated Testing
6 341 (17.04%) SDLC
7 336 (16.79%) Scrum
8 329 (16.44%) Regression Testing
9 317 (15.84%) User Acceptance Testing
10 303 (15.14%) Test Management
11 284 (14.19%) BDD
12 280 (13.99%) Continuous Integration
13 279 (13.94%) Functional Testing
14 261 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
15 252 (12.59%) Automation Testing
16 242 (12.09%) TDD
17 233 (11.64%) Mentoring
18 226 (11.29%) Stakeholder Management
19 218 (10.89%) Waterfall
20 211 (10.54%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 512 (25.59%) Java
2 467 (23.34%) SQL
3 389 (19.44%) C#
4 208 (10.39%) JavaScript
5 139 (6.95%) Python
6 137 (6.85%) C++
7 113 (5.65%) C
8 88 (4.40%) Ruby
9 49 (2.45%) Perl
10 24 (1.20%) Scala
11 22 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 20 (1.00%) PHP
13 18 (0.90%) VBScript
14 16 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.80%) VB
14 16 (0.80%) VB.NET
15 14 (0.70%) R
16 13 (0.65%) Groovy
17 12 (0.60%) F#
18 9 (0.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 496 (24.79%) ISTQB
2 435 (21.74%) ISEB
3 326 (16.29%) Degree
4 168 (8.40%) Security Cleared
5 113 (5.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 73 (3.65%) DV Cleared
7 69 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 29 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 19 (0.95%) ISEB Practitioner
10 15 (0.75%) CISSP
11 12 (0.60%) CISA
11 12 (0.60%) CISM
12 9 (0.45%) PhD
13 8 (0.40%) PMI Certification
14 6 (0.30%) CRISC
14 6 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 5 (0.25%) HND
15 5 (0.25%) MBCS
16 4 (0.20%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 757 (37.83%) QA
2 59 (2.95%) SDET
3 17 (0.85%) SLA
4 12 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.45%) PMO
6 8 (0.40%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.30%) HL7
8 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 5 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.25%) MiFID
8 5 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.100%) Def Stans
9 2 (0.100%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.100%) WCAG
10 1 (0.050%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.050%) FATCA
10 1 (0.050%) IFRS
10 1 (0.050%) IFRS 9
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.050%) SEPA
System Software
1 31 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (1.50%) Docker
3 17 (0.85%) Hyper-V
4 16 (0.80%) Virtual Machines
5 14 (0.70%) Active Directory
6 7 (0.35%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.25%) Firmware
8 3 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.15%) Xen
8 3 (0.15%) XenApp
8 3 (0.15%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.050%) HDFS
9 1 (0.050%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.050%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.050%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 150 (7.50%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (0.85%) Puppet
4 8 (0.40%) Perfmon
5 7 (0.35%) HP SiteScope
6 6 (0.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (0.20%) Kibana
7 4 (0.20%) Kubernetes
7 4 (0.20%) Terraform
8 3 (0.15%) Ansible
8 3 (0.15%) SCCM
9 2 (0.100%) Grafana
10 1 (0.050%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.050%) OpenView
10 1 (0.050%) WSUS
Vendors
1 293 (14.64%) Microsoft
2 189 (9.45%) HP
3 177 (8.85%) Oracle
4 131 (6.55%) SAP
5 36 (1.80%) VMware
6 31 (1.55%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.50%) IBM
8 22 (1.10%) Google
9 21 (1.05%) Tableau
10 14 (0.70%) Cognizant
10 14 (0.70%) Red Hat
11 12 (0.60%) Splunk
12 9 (0.45%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (0.45%) TOWER Software
13 8 (0.40%) Borland
13 8 (0.40%) BT
13 8 (0.40%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.40%) Sitecore
14 7 (0.35%) Software AG
14 7 (0.35%) VocaLink
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Worcestershire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + £50,000 DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Rugby, Warwickshire
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
The People Network
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits Bonus, pension, medical
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 60k-70k + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Plus Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Salary: £45k - 55k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Computer People
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Connections
Salary: to £45,000
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Talent Point Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £600000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckfastleigh, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: Up to £52,000 per annum DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Salary: Up to £65,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45,000 - 50,000 + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare + 25 days holiday
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Empiric.com
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Argo IT Solutions
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Base £45-58k, Bonus, Pension, Training plan,
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £70,000 per annum + 10% Bonus as well as company benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Awesome Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 4 days ago