Period
to 21 September 2018

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 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 86 49
Rank change year-on-year 0 -37 +81
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 24 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.85% 1.81% 4.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 2.06% 5.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 21 85
Kent median annual salary £32,500 £31,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.84% -27.06% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £21,000 £29,000
90th Percentile £34,500 £48,750 £52,500
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +3.26%

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 917 1,166 1,629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 87.00% 88.13% 89.07%
Number of salaries quoted 764 1,010 1,434
Kent median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £62,500
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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
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 September 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
Chatham +1 8 £31,250 +4.17% 2
Dartford - 1 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
1 7 (77.78%) Scenario Testing
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
3 5 (55.56%) ISEB
3 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
4 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (44.44%) Traceability Matrix
4 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
4 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
4 4 (44.44%) SDLC
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
6 2 (22.22%) System Testing
6 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
7 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
7 1 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (11.11%) Kanban
7 1 (11.11%) Android
7 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
7 1 (11.11%) Burp Suite
7 1 (11.11%) Gatling
7 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
7 1 (11.11%) Smoke Testing
7 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (11.11%) SaaS
7 1 (11.11%) Confluence
7 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (11.11%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) AppScan
1 1 (11.11%) Burp Suite
1 1 (11.11%) Gatling
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) HP UFT
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) JMeter
1 1 (11.11%) LoadRunner
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Analyst
1 8 (88.89%) Test Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) UAT Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Android
1 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Scenario Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Manual Testing
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (44.44%) Traceability Matrix
3 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 2 (22.22%) System Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (11.11%) Cross-Browser Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Line Management
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
5 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) HP ALM
1 1 (11.11%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) HP