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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 42 81
Rank change year-on-year -26 +39  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 48 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.20% 5.09% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 5.71% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 6 46 18
Median salary £31,750 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £31,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 554 840 934
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 82.93% 89.08% 86.88%
Number of salaries quoted 478 736 815
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -3 3 £30,000 -3.22%
Dover 0 2 - -
Maidstone - 2 £35,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 16 (64.00%) ISEB
3 15 (60.00%) HP UFT
3 15 (60.00%) HP
3 15 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
4 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
5 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
6 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
6 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
6 12 (48.00%) SDLC
7 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
7 11 (44.00%) Finance
7 11 (44.00%) Manual Testing
8 10 (40.00%) Performance Testing
8 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
9 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (28.00%) Test Management
10 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
10 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
10 7 (28.00%) Scenario Testing
11 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
11 6 (24.00%) JIRA
12 5 (20.00%) System Testing
12 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (20.00%) Scrum
12 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (20.00%) SQL

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 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (60.00%) HP UFT
2 6 (24.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) SpecFlow
3 5 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (16.00%) LoadRunner
4 4 (16.00%) Selenium
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Legal
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (56.00%) Analyst
2 12 (48.00%) Test Analyst
3 7 (28.00%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (20.00%) QC Analyst
4 5 (20.00%) Test Leader
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Analyst
5 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
6 3 (12.00%) Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Automation Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce Tester
7 2 (8.00%) Head of Test
7 2 (8.00%) Head of Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Junior
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Junior Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Manual Test Analyst
7 2 (8.00%) Senior Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) iPad
1 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) Test Automation
2 14 (56.00%) Software Testing
3 13 (52.00%) Test Scripting
4 12 (48.00%) Regression Testing
4 12 (48.00%) SDLC
5 11 (44.00%) Manual Testing
5 11 (44.00%) Mentoring
6 10 (40.00%) Performance Testing
6 10 (40.00%) System Integration Testing
7 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (28.00%) Functional Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Process Improvement
8 7 (28.00%) Scenario Testing
8 7 (28.00%) Test Management
8 7 (28.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
10 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (20.00%) DevOps
10 5 (20.00%) Line Management
10 5 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) C#
1 5 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) VB
2 3 (12.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (64.00%) ISEB
2 12 (48.00%) ISTQB
3 4 (16.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Docker
1 5 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (60.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) HP
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) SAP