The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 82 101
Rank change year-on-year -2 +19  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 8 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.82% 0.79% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.96% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £80,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -31.25%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 816 837 1098
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 83.78% 83.04% 87.28%
Number of salaries quoted 664 668 861
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £67,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Essex.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Essex over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Essex

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Essex region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Chelmsford - 4 £50,000 -
Basildon +9 2 £65,000 -
Colchester - 1 £55,000 -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Essex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 14 (53.85%) SDLC
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 11 (42.31%) .NET
4 10 (38.46%) ISEB
4 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
5 9 (34.62%) Java
6 8 (30.77%) C#
6 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
6 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
6 8 (30.77%) Selenium
6 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
6 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
7 7 (26.92%) Release Management
8 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
8 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
8 6 (23.08%) Defect Management
9 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
9 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
9 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (19.23%) QA
10 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
10 4 (15.38%) BDD
10 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
11 3 (11.54%) Coaching
11 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
11 3 (11.54%) Management Information System

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) VisionPLUS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
1 8 (30.77%) SpecFlow
2 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (11.54%) JIRA
4 2 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 2 (7.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Law
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Commercial Manager
1 7 (26.92%) SDLC Manager
2 6 (23.08%) Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Automation Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Software Tester
3 4 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Head of Testing
4 3 (11.54%) Test Leader
5 2 (7.69%) Java Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Manual Tester
5 2 (7.69%) Software Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Systems Test Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Automation Test Lead
6 1 (3.85%) Head of Test
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (42.31%) .NET
2 8 (30.77%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (30.77%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) Unix
1 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) SDLC
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (42.31%) Test Automation
4 8 (30.77%) Waterfall
5 7 (26.92%) Release Management
6 6 (23.08%) Defect Management
6 6 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 6 (23.08%) Test Scripting
7 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
7 5 (19.23%) Test Planning
7 5 (19.23%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (15.38%) BDD
8 4 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
8 4 (15.38%) Resource Management
8 4 (15.38%) Software Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Coaching
9 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
9 3 (11.54%) Migration
9 3 (11.54%) Regression Testing
9 3 (11.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) Java
2 8 (30.77%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) C++
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) ISEB
1 10 (38.46%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Cognizant
1 3 (11.54%) IBM
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) SAP