Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 149 141
Rank change year-on-year -12 -8 +28
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 57 65 104
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.29% 1.45% 1.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.53% 1.65% 2.21%
Number of salaries quoted 38 65 85
Hertfordshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £52,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -13.46% -28.28%
10th Percentile £35,000 £29,250 £25,100
90th Percentile £61,250 £65,700 £89,350
East of England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £46,250
% change year-on-year +3.16% +2.70% -9.31%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Hertfordshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3727 3940 4701
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 84.63% 88.04% 87.44%
Number of salaries quoted 3135 3249 3831
Hertfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £71,250 £72,500 £71,250
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 Hertfordshire

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 6 months to 23 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
Hertford - 19 £50,000 -
Watford 0 12 £47,500 -20.83% 2
Hatfield - 9 £55,000 - 1
Stevenage +3 8 - -
Hemel Hempstead +2 5 £32,500 -31.58%
Hoddesdon - 1 £47,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

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

1 37 (64.91%) Test Automation
2 31 (54.39%) BDD
3 26 (45.61%) QA
3 26 (45.61%) Selenium
4 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
5 23 (40.35%) Java
5 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
7 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
8 17 (29.82%) WebDriver
9 16 (28.07%) TDD
10 15 (26.32%) Retail
11 14 (24.56%) Finance
11 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
12 13 (22.81%) JIRA
13 11 (19.30%) Scrum
13 11 (19.30%) C#
14 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
14 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.54%) EPoS
14 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
14 10 (17.54%) SDET
15 9 (15.79%) SDLC
15 9 (15.79%) C
15 9 (15.79%) JUnit
15 9 (15.79%) C++
15 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
15 9 (15.79%) JBehave
15 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
15 9 (15.79%) Gherkin

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 2 (3.51%) Confluence
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) LabWindows
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (45.61%) Selenium
2 17 (29.82%) WebDriver
3 14 (24.56%) Cucumber
4 13 (22.81%) JIRA
5 10 (17.54%) Visual Studio
6 9 (15.79%) JBehave
6 9 (15.79%) JUnit
6 9 (15.79%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.51%) LabVIEW
7 2 (3.51%) Zephyr
8 1 (1.75%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
8 1 (1.75%) Log4Net
8 1 (1.75%) Maven
8 1 (1.75%) Mockito
8 1 (1.75%) Moq
8 1 (1.75%) Robot Framework
8 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (26.32%) Retail
2 14 (24.56%) Finance
3 8 (14.04%) Electronics
4 1 (1.75%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) QA Engineer
2 14 (24.56%) Software Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Software Test Analyst
2 14 (24.56%) Test Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Developer in Test
4 8 (14.04%) Development Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Java Developer
4 8 (14.04%) Software Development Engineer
4 8 (14.04%) Software Engineer
5 5 (8.77%) Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Software Tester
6 4 (7.02%) Test Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Test Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Data Migration Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Data Migration Test Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Migration Manager
8 2 (3.51%) Software Test Engineer
9 1 (1.75%) Portfolio Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) Gherkin
2 8 (14.04%) SOAP
3 4 (7.02%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) Web Services
5 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.75%) ADO.NET
5 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.75%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 1 (1.75%) CSS
5 1 (1.75%) CSS3
5 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.75%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.75%) HTML
5 1 (1.75%) HTML5
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) Spring
5 1 (1.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.54%) EPoS
2 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (64.91%) Test Automation
2 31 (54.39%) BDD
3 24 (42.11%) Software Testing
4 23 (40.35%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (36.84%) Manual Testing
6 20 (35.09%) Test Scripting
7 16 (28.07%) TDD
8 11 (19.30%) Scrum
9 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
9 10 (17.54%) SDET
10 9 (15.79%) ATDD
10 9 (15.79%) SDLC
10 9 (15.79%) Software Engineering
11 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
12 7 (12.28%) Procedural Programming
13 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
14 5 (8.77%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (8.77%) Integration Testing
14 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
15 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) C#
3 9 (15.79%) C
3 9 (15.79%) C++
4 2 (3.51%) SQL
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) TypeScript
5 1 (1.75%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) VB6
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB
3 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (45.61%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft
2 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
2 1 (1.75%) Telerik