Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 21 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 223 128 179
Rank change year-on-year -95 +51 +17
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 139 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.64% 2.23% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 2.57% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 43 88 78
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% -10.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,500 £32,500 £35,075
90th Percentile £62,250 £78,250 £79,250
South East median annual salary £47,250 £47,500 £46,750
% change year-on-year -0.53% +1.60% +3.89%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5,937 5,417 6,093
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 86.68% 86.91% 87.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5,052 4,563 5,294
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Hampshire over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Hampshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. 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
Basingstoke -5 13 £42,000 -6.67% 6
Southampton -24 13 £40,000 +8.11% 3
Portsmouth -7 9 £45,000 +73.08% 3
Farnborough -5 6 £47,000 -18.26% 1
Fleet +20 2 £30,000 -33.33%
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 19 (43.18%) ISEB
3 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (43.18%) SQL
3 19 (43.18%) QA
4 11 (25.00%) Selenium
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
4 11 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
5 10 (22.73%) Ruby
5 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (18.18%) Retail
7 8 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
7 8 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (15.91%) Degree
8 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
9 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
9 6 (13.64%) High Availability
9 6 (13.64%) BDD
9 6 (13.64%) Requirements Management
9 6 (13.64%) TDD
10 5 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
11 4 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
11 4 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
11 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
11 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (9.09%) Jenkins

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) SAP Retail
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
1 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
1 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Selenium
2 10 (22.73%) Cucumber
3 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 4 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (6.82%) JIRA
5 3 (6.82%) RSpec
6 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (2.27%) Gerrit
7 1 (2.27%) JUnit
7 1 (2.27%) Maven
7 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.27%) TestDirector
General
1 8 (18.18%) Retail
2 2 (4.55%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.27%) Finance
3 1 (2.27%) Games
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (45.45%) Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 11 (25.00%) Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Software Tester
3 9 (20.45%) Test Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) QA Analyst
4 8 (18.18%) QA Test Analyst
5 7 (15.91%) Lead Tester
6 6 (13.64%) QA Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) Lead Software Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) QA Leader
7 5 (11.36%) QA Tester
7 5 (11.36%) Software QA Tester
8 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Lead
9 2 (4.55%) Graduate Tester
9 2 (4.55%) JavaScript Developer
9 2 (4.55%) Ruby Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Software Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Test Practitioner
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) React
1 3 (6.82%) React Native
2 2 (4.55%) CSS
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) IDoc
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) SOAP
2 2 (4.55%) WSDL
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) jQuery
3 1 (2.27%) MFC
3 1 (2.27%) WCF
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
3 1 (2.27%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.82%) Android
1 3 (6.82%) Apple iOS
1 3 (6.82%) Windows
2 1 (2.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) Test Automation
2 20 (45.45%) Test Scripting
3 19 (43.18%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
5 10 (22.73%) Test Management
6 8 (18.18%) Project Planning
7 7 (15.91%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.64%) BDD
8 6 (13.64%) High Availability
8 6 (13.64%) Requirements Management
8 6 (13.64%) TDD
8 6 (13.64%) Test Planning
9 5 (11.36%) Scenario Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
10 4 (9.09%) Collaborative Working
10 4 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (9.09%) Integration Testing
10 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
10 4 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.09%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 10 (22.73%) Ruby
3 4 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) Python
5 2 (4.55%) C#
5 2 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (2.27%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (43.18%) ISEB
2 11 (25.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 8 (18.18%) ISEB Practitioner
4 7 (15.91%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.82%) HND
6 3 (6.82%) ISTQB
6 3 (6.82%) NVQ Level 4
7 1 (2.27%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (43.18%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) ISO 9000
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
1 2 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (2.27%) HP
2 1 (2.27%) Keysight