Period
to 21 February 2019

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 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Kent
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 67 83 81
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 +5
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 29 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.94% 2.31% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.55% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 11 25 47
Kent median annual salary £31,500 £32,500 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.08% -26.97% +27.14%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £36,250
90th Percentile £33,750 £48,750 £52,500
South East median annual salary £46,000 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +2.22% -

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 805 1,136 1,483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 91.69% 90.30% 91.83%
Number of salaries quoted 682 975 1,216
Kent median annual salary £40,500 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.71% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,850 £26,250
90th Percentile £61,250 £60,000 £61,250
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
Salary Histogram in Kent

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Kent over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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 February 2019. 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 -9 10 £31,250 -3.85%
Tonbridge - 6 - -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, 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 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
3 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 8 (47.06%) QA
4 7 (41.18%) Banking
4 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
4 7 (41.18%) Scenario Testing
5 6 (35.29%) SDLC
5 6 (35.29%) QA Automation
5 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
5 6 (35.29%) GitHub
5 6 (35.29%) Data Validation
5 6 (35.29%) Android
5 6 (35.29%) Retail
5 6 (35.29%) Selenium
5 6 (35.29%) Release Management
5 6 (35.29%) Validation
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (35.29%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) Web Services
5 6 (35.29%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
6 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Traceability Matrix
9 2 (11.76%) HP ALM
9 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
9 2 (11.76%) Test Management
9 2 (11.76%) HP

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:

Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) GitHub
Development Applications
1 6 (35.29%) Selenium
2 2 (11.76%) HP UFT
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 7 (41.18%) Banking
3 6 (35.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Analyst
1 10 (58.82%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) Test Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) UAT Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) UAT Test Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) QA Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Software Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Android
1 6 (35.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Automation
2 7 (41.18%) Scenario Testing
2 7 (41.18%) Test Scripting
3 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (35.29%) Data Validation
3 6 (35.29%) QA Automation
3 6 (35.29%) Release Management
3 6 (35.29%) SDLC
3 6 (35.29%) Validation
4 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
4 5 (29.41%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
6 3 (17.65%) Traceability Matrix
7 2 (11.76%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) DSDM
8 1 (5.88%) Functional Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 2 (11.76%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (47.06%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) HP