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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Rank 71 81 86
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 18 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 1.76% 2.13% 1.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.52% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 13
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.54% +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £110,000 £60,000 £71,500
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 Essex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Essex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 845 911 1082
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 82.60% 84.43% 86.15%
Number of salaries quoted 644 682 869
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +7.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £33,090 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £85,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -11 8 £55,000 +46.66%
Colchester -13 1 £60,000 +9.09%
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £50,000 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
2 19 (38.78%) ISEB
3 17 (34.69%) SDLC
4 15 (30.61%) Java
5 14 (28.57%) SQL
5 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (24.49%) SoapUI
6 12 (24.49%) QA
6 12 (24.49%) Release Management
7 11 (22.45%) Selenium
8 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
8 10 (20.41%) .NET
8 10 (20.41%) MS Office
8 10 (20.41%) Web Services
8 10 (20.41%) LoadRunner
8 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
8 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
8 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
9 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
9 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
10 8 (16.33%) Process Improvement
10 8 (16.33%) C#
10 8 (16.33%) Scrum
11 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
11 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
11 7 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
12 6 (12.24%) BDD
12 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
12 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
12 6 (12.24%) Finance

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 (2.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Excel
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) MS Access
2 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) SoapUI
2 11 (22.45%) Selenium
3 10 (20.41%) LoadRunner
4 9 (18.37%) SpecFlow
5 6 (12.24%) HP UFT
6 5 (10.20%) JMeter
7 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
8 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (4.08%) JBehave
9 2 (4.08%) WebDriver
9 2 (4.08%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (12.24%) Automotive
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Law
2 4 (8.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Tester
2 11 (22.45%) Commercial Manager
2 11 (22.45%) SDLC Manager
2 11 (22.45%) Software Tester
3 8 (16.33%) Test Leader
4 7 (14.29%) Automation Tester
5 4 (8.16%) Analyst
5 4 (8.16%) Head of Testing
6 3 (6.12%) Automation Test Lead
6 3 (6.12%) Performance Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
6 3 (6.12%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Manual Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Selenium Tester
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Performance Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Systems Tester
8 1 (2.04%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) .NET
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 7 (14.29%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.04%) SOAP
3 1 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.04%) Unix
1 1 (2.04%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) SDLC
2 14 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (24.49%) Release Management
4 10 (20.41%) Automated Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Automation Testing
4 10 (20.41%) Performance Testing
5 9 (18.37%) Test Scripting
6 8 (16.33%) Process Improvement
6 8 (16.33%) Scrum
7 7 (14.29%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (12.24%) BDD
8 6 (12.24%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.24%) Waterfall
9 5 (10.20%) Functional Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Manual Testing
9 5 (10.20%) Test Management
9 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
9 5 (10.20%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (8.16%) Service Management
10 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.61%) Java
2 14 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) C#
4 2 (4.08%) C
4 2 (4.08%) C++
5 1 (2.04%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (40.82%) ISTQB
2 19 (38.78%) ISEB
3 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (6.12%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (24.49%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) HP
2 4 (8.16%) SAP
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.08%) Citrix
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle