Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 87 122
Rank change year-on-year -7 +35 +7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 54 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.93% 2.53% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 2.88% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13 35 20
Essex median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +22.22% -21.74%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,750 £27,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £63,750 £60,150
East of England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -6.86%

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 Essex with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1181 1875 2198
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 84.30% 87.95% 84.12%
Number of salaries quoted 978 1437 1594
Essex median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.11% +12.50% -8.83%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,900 £24,500
90th Percentile £66,250 £68,750 £67,125
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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
Chelmsford -3 4 £50,000 +53.85%
Harlow - 2 £60,000 -
Colchester +6 1 £55,000 -
Basildon -5 1 £55,000 -4.35%
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 7 (53.85%) .NET
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) QA
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
2 6 (46.15%) Selenium
2 6 (46.15%) C#
2 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
3 5 (38.46%) Greenfield Project
3 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
3 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 5 (38.46%) CSS
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
3 5 (38.46%) Banking
3 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
4 4 (30.77%) ISEB
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Android
6 2 (15.38%) jQuery
6 2 (15.38%) JIRA
6 2 (15.38%) Ajax
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint

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:

Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
1 1 (7.69%) RTP
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (46.15%) Selenium
1 6 (46.15%) SpecFlow
2 5 (38.46%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
3 2 (15.38%) Mercurial
3 2 (15.38%) Moq
3 2 (15.38%) MSTest
4 1 (7.69%) HP UFT
4 1 (7.69%) JMeter
4 1 (7.69%) NeoLoad
General
1 5 (38.46%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Law
2 1 (7.69%) Legal
2 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) QA Leader
2 4 (30.77%) Test Leader
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Lead Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Tester
4 1 (7.69%) Head of Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) .NET
2 5 (38.46%) CSS
2 5 (38.46%) HTML
3 2 (15.38%) Ajax
3 2 (15.38%) ASP.NET
3 2 (15.38%) HTML5
3 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 2 (15.38%) WinForms
4 1 (7.69%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Data Structures
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (15.38%) Android
1 2 (15.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (53.85%) Test Automation
2 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 5 (38.46%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (38.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (38.46%) Regression Testing
3 5 (38.46%) TDD
4 4 (30.77%) Test Management
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) OOP
6 2 (15.38%) Code Coverage
6 2 (15.38%) Exploratory Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (15.38%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) OO
6 2 (15.38%) Project Management
6 2 (15.38%) QA Automation
6 2 (15.38%) Scenario Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) C#
2 5 (38.46%) JavaScript
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
3 1 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) ISEB
1 4 (30.77%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) SAP