Period
to 21 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 62 118
Rank change year-on-year -10 +56 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 36 70 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.71% 4.10% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 4.64% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 33 67 30
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £42,500 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.53% +23.19% -12.66%
10th Percentile £22,300 £35,000 £27,875
90th Percentile £48,750 £52,500 £48,875
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 Kent with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1142 1508 1931
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 86.12% 88.29% 87.81%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1336 1701
Kent median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.41% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,625 £25,000
90th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £58,750
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Kent over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Kent

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Kent region over the 6 months to 21 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
Chatham -3 19 £32,500 -23.53%
Dartford - 1 - -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Sevenoaks - 1 £53,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 29 (80.56%) Manual Testing
2 28 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 26 (72.22%) ISEB
4 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
5 19 (52.78%) SDLC
6 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
7 17 (47.22%) HP
7 17 (47.22%) HP Quality Center
8 15 (41.67%) Process Improvement
9 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
9 12 (33.33%) Test Management
9 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
9 12 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
10 11 (30.56%) Finance
10 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
10 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
11 10 (27.78%) HP UFT
12 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
12 9 (25.00%) System Testing
12 9 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
12 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
12 9 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
13 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
14 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
15 5 (13.89%) Performance Management
15 5 (13.89%) Line Management
15 5 (13.89%) Degree
15 5 (13.89%) Banking

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Visualfiles
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) HP UFT
2 2 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Appium
3 1 (2.78%) JMeter
3 1 (2.78%) LoadRunner
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) SpecFlow
3 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (69.44%) Analyst
1 25 (69.44%) Test Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Test Manager
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Test Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) QA Leader
5 2 (5.56%) Junior
5 2 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) QA Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Leader
6 1 (2.78%) Quality Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) UAT Lead
6 1 (2.78%) UAT Test Lead
6 1 (2.78%) Workflow Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Gherkin
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (80.56%) Manual Testing
2 28 (77.78%) Test Automation
3 23 (63.89%) Test Scripting
4 19 (52.78%) SDLC
5 18 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (41.67%) Process Improvement
7 12 (33.33%) Performance Testing
7 12 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
7 12 (33.33%) Software Testing
7 12 (33.33%) Test Management
8 11 (30.56%) Regression Testing
9 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Integration Testing
10 9 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
10 9 (25.00%) Smoke Testing
10 9 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
10 9 (25.00%) System Testing
11 7 (19.44%) Risk Management
12 6 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (13.89%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.78%) C#
1 1 (2.78%) SQL
1 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (72.22%) ISEB
2 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (13.89%) Degree
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (47.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) HP
2 2 (5.56%) Microsoft