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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 95 123 124
Rank change year-on-year +28 +1  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 45 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 2.07% 1.36% 1.58%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.58% 1.94%
Number of salaries quoted 44 33 26
Median salary £45,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.18% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £42,500 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £84,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year - -4.49%  

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 1908 2220 1911
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 87.97% 86.31% 81.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1580 1785 1488
Median salary £50,000 £52,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 26 March 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 26 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
Watford +14 27 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Harpenden +4 8 £45,000 -18.18%
Potters Bar - 2 £60,000 -
Hatfield +30 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £32,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (60.24%) Selenium
3 48 (57.83%) QA
4 43 (51.81%) JIRA
5 35 (42.17%) Finance
6 32 (38.55%) Java
7 31 (37.35%) Test Automation
8 29 (34.94%) WebDriver
9 27 (32.53%) Regression Testing
10 26 (31.33%) Software Testing
11 25 (30.12%) BDD
12 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
12 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
12 24 (28.92%) User Acceptance Testing
13 23 (27.71%) Gherkin
14 22 (26.51%) Scrum
15 19 (22.89%) TDD
15 19 (22.89%) ATDD
15 19 (22.89%) Automation Testing
15 19 (22.89%) Non-Functional Testing
16 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
17 14 (16.87%) Integration Testing
18 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
18 13 (15.66%) HP Quality Center
18 13 (15.66%) Kanban
18 13 (15.66%) SQL
19 12 (14.46%) Tomcat
19 12 (14.46%) Atlassian
19 12 (14.46%) System Integration Testing
20 11 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 12 (14.46%) Tomcat
2 11 (13.25%) Confluence
3 5 (6.02%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.20%) IIS
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (7.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.20%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.41%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 50 (60.24%) Selenium
2 43 (51.81%) JIRA
3 29 (34.94%) WebDriver
4 24 (28.92%) Cucumber
5 11 (13.25%) Git (software)
5 11 (13.25%) JBehave
5 11 (13.25%) JUnit
5 11 (13.25%) Maven
5 11 (13.25%) SoapUI
6 6 (7.23%) LoadRunner
7 5 (6.02%) ClearQuest
7 5 (6.02%) Jenkins
7 5 (6.02%) Robot Framework
8 4 (4.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (4.82%) FitNesse
8 4 (4.82%) Mockito
8 4 (4.82%) Moq
8 4 (4.82%) TeamCity
9 3 (3.61%) HP UFT
9 3 (3.61%) JMeter
General
1 35 (42.17%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Back Office
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (34.94%) Analyst
1 29 (34.94%) Test Analyst
2 14 (16.87%) QA Leader
2 14 (16.87%) QA Team Leader
2 14 (16.87%) Team Leader
3 12 (14.46%) Test Manager
4 11 (13.25%) Tester
5 9 (10.84%) Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Developer in Test
5 9 (10.84%) Java Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Java Software Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Senior Test Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Software Developer
5 9 (10.84%) Test Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Test Automation Engineer
7 6 (7.23%) Regression Test Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) UAT Analyst
7 6 (7.23%) UAT Test Analyst
8 5 (6.02%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.71%) Gherkin
2 11 (13.25%) Hibernate
2 11 (13.25%) RESTful
2 11 (13.25%) Spring
3 2 (2.41%) REST
3 2 (2.41%) SOAP
3 2 (2.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.20%) .NET
4 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.20%) CSS
4 1 (1.20%) HTML
4 1 (1.20%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.66%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.41%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.23%) Unix
2 2 (2.41%) Windows
3 1 (1.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (65.06%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (37.35%) Test Automation
3 27 (32.53%) Regression Testing
4 26 (31.33%) Software Testing
5 25 (30.12%) BDD
6 24 (28.92%) User Acceptance Testing
7 22 (26.51%) Scrum
8 19 (22.89%) ATDD
8 19 (22.89%) Automation Testing
8 19 (22.89%) Non-Functional Testing
8 19 (22.89%) TDD
9 17 (20.48%) Test Scripting
10 14 (16.87%) Integration Testing
11 13 (15.66%) Kanban
12 12 (14.46%) System Integration Testing
13 11 (13.25%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (13.25%) Functional Testing
14 10 (12.05%) Open Source
15 9 (10.84%) Waterfall
16 8 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 32 (38.55%) Java
2 13 (15.66%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) C#
4 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.20%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.20%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (28.92%) ISTQB
2 11 (13.25%) ISEB
3 2 (2.41%) Degree
3 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (57.83%) QA
2 10 (12.05%) SDET
3 1 (1.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.20%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.46%) Atlassian
2 11 (13.25%) HP
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft
3 6 (7.23%) SAP
4 2 (2.41%) Oracle
5 1 (1.20%) Computacenter
5 1 (1.20%) Northgate
5 1 (1.20%) Workday
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