The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 127 142
Rank change year-on-year +14 +15  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 13 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.56% 0.56% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.78% 0.65% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 27 13 25
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,400 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £74,000 £70,000 £63,000
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1852 2009 2486
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.73% 87.20% 86.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1566 1646 1962
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £33,000 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Hertfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Hertfordshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 23 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
Watford -4 15 £57,500 -11.53%
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £32,500 -
Letchworth -8 5 £32,500 +6.55%
Hertford - 3 £42,500 - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (63.64%) QA
1 49 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 46 (59.74%) Finance
3 41 (53.25%) Selenium
3 41 (53.25%) JIRA
4 39 (50.65%) Java
5 37 (48.05%) BDD
6 33 (42.86%) Cucumber
6 33 (42.86%) Scrum
7 31 (40.26%) Software Testing
8 29 (37.66%) TDD
8 29 (37.66%) Gherkin
9 28 (36.36%) Test Scripting
10 27 (35.06%) ATDD
11 26 (33.77%) WebDriver
12 22 (28.57%) Regression Testing
13 21 (27.27%) Integration Testing
14 20 (25.97%) Non-Functional Testing
15 16 (20.78%) Tomcat
15 16 (20.78%) SDET
16 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
16 14 (18.18%) Kanban
17 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
17 13 (16.88%) Confluence
18 12 (15.58%) JBehave
18 12 (15.58%) SoapUI
18 12 (15.58%) Continuous Delivery
18 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
18 12 (15.58%) RESTful

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 16 (20.78%) Tomcat
2 13 (16.88%) Confluence
3 4 (5.19%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (53.25%) JIRA
1 41 (53.25%) Selenium
2 33 (42.86%) Cucumber
3 26 (33.77%) WebDriver
4 13 (16.88%) Git (software)
5 12 (15.58%) JBehave
5 12 (15.58%) JUnit
5 12 (15.58%) Maven
5 12 (15.58%) SoapUI
6 8 (10.39%) Jenkins
6 8 (10.39%) LoadRunner
7 5 (6.49%) TeamCity
8 4 (5.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (5.19%) ClearQuest
8 4 (5.19%) FitNesse
8 4 (5.19%) JMeter
8 4 (5.19%) Mockito
8 4 (5.19%) Moq
8 4 (5.19%) Robot Framework
9 3 (3.90%) TestLink
General
1 46 (59.74%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Analyst
1 18 (23.38%) Test Analyst
2 17 (22.08%) Test Manager
3 16 (20.78%) Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Developer in Test
3 16 (20.78%) Java Developer
3 16 (20.78%) Tester
4 11 (14.29%) Java Software Developer
4 11 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 10 (12.99%) QA Leader
5 10 (12.99%) QA Tester
6 9 (11.69%) QA Team Leader
6 9 (11.69%) Team Leader
7 6 (7.79%) Software Tester
8 4 (5.19%) Agile Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Software Analyst
9 3 (3.90%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (37.66%) Gherkin
2 12 (15.58%) Hibernate
2 12 (15.58%) RESTful
2 12 (15.58%) Spring
3 5 (6.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (9.09%) Windows
2 6 (7.79%) Linux
3 4 (5.19%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
1 49 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 37 (48.05%) BDD
3 33 (42.86%) Scrum
4 31 (40.26%) Software Testing
5 29 (37.66%) TDD
6 28 (36.36%) Test Scripting
7 27 (35.06%) ATDD
8 22 (28.57%) Regression Testing
9 21 (27.27%) Integration Testing
10 20 (25.97%) Non-Functional Testing
11 16 (20.78%) SDET
12 14 (18.18%) Kanban
12 14 (18.18%) Manual Testing
13 12 (15.58%) Continuous Delivery
13 12 (15.58%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (15.58%) System Integration Testing
14 11 (14.29%) Open Source
15 10 (12.99%) Continuous Improvement
15 10 (12.99%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.65%) Java
2 12 (15.58%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) VB
4 1 (1.30%) C
4 1 (1.30%) C#
4 1 (1.30%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 2 (2.60%) ISEB
2 2 (2.60%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) CSQA
3 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (63.64%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Atlassian
2 8 (10.39%) HP
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (3.90%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.30%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.30%) Northgate
5 1 (1.30%) SAP
5 1 (1.30%) Siebel
5 1 (1.30%) Workday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
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