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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / Kent
Rank 66 54 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 53 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 2.12% 4.64% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 5.12% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 17 52 0
Median salary £42,000 £41,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.43% -  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 Kent with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Kent
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 712 1035 787
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 88.67% 90.55% 83.99%
Number of salaries quoted 582 892 699
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £29,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 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
Chatham +2 8 £42,000 -1.17%
Dover - 4 £50,000 -
Maidstone - 3 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 24 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 Kent region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 22 (52.38%) HP UFT
3 21 (50.00%) HP
3 21 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 21 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
4 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
6 17 (40.48%) People Management
7 16 (38.10%) Line Management
7 16 (38.10%) Test Management
8 15 (35.71%) ISEB
8 15 (35.71%) Supplier Management
9 14 (33.33%) JIRA
9 14 (33.33%) Project Management
9 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
10 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
11 12 (28.57%) SDLC
11 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
11 12 (28.57%) Finance
11 12 (28.57%) Selenium
12 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
12 11 (26.19%) Automation Testing
13 10 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
13 10 (23.81%) Quality Management
14 9 (21.43%) Degree
15 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
15 8 (19.05%) Legal

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (52.38%) HP UFT
2 14 (33.33%) JIRA
3 12 (28.57%) LoadRunner
3 12 (28.57%) Selenium
4 3 (7.14%) SpecFlow
4 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Legal
3 6 (14.29%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Electronics
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.38%) Marketing
4 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (45.24%) Test Manager
2 18 (42.86%) Analyst
3 16 (38.10%) Test Analyst
4 8 (19.05%) Automation Test Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Manual Test Analyst
6 6 (14.29%) Test Leader
7 5 (11.90%) QC Analyst
8 4 (9.52%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
9 3 (7.14%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (4.76%) Automation Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Business Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Business Test Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Head of Test
10 2 (4.76%) Head of Testing
10 2 (4.76%) QA Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 2 (4.76%) Test Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (57.14%) Software Testing
2 21 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 21 (50.00%) Process Improvement
3 20 (47.62%) User Acceptance Testing
4 18 (42.86%) Test Scripting
5 17 (40.48%) People Management
6 16 (38.10%) Line Management
6 16 (38.10%) Test Management
7 15 (35.71%) Supplier Management
8 14 (33.33%) Project Management
8 14 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 13 (30.95%) Regression Testing
9 13 (30.95%) Test Automation
10 12 (28.57%) SDLC
11 11 (26.19%) Automation Testing
11 11 (26.19%) Test Planning
12 10 (23.81%) Quality Management
12 10 (23.81%) System Integration Testing
13 8 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (19.05%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (7.14%) C#
2 3 (7.14%) Java
2 3 (7.14%) VB
2 3 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (42.86%) ISTQB
2 15 (35.71%) ISEB
3 9 (21.43%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) Docker
1 3 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 20 (47.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) SAP