The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Luton 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 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
Bedfordshire / Luton
Rank 34 42 49
Rank change year-on-year +8 +7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 7 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.72% 0.93% 1.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.85% 0.99% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 5
Median salary £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.84% +8.33%  
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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 246 303 337
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 95.72% 93.81% 88.22%
Number of salaries quoted 161 201 210
Median salary £50,000 £55,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,850 £38,800 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £79,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Luton 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 Luton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Luton

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Luton

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 25 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
3 16 (59.26%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (55.56%) SDLC
5 13 (48.15%) QA
6 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
6 12 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 12 (44.44%) Functional Testing
7 11 (40.74%) JIRA
8 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
8 10 (37.04%) BDD
8 10 (37.04%) Automation Testing
9 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
9 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
9 9 (33.33%) Degree
9 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
10 8 (29.63%) C#
10 8 (29.63%) RESTful
10 8 (29.63%) Test Planning
11 7 (25.93%) Agile Testing
11 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
11 7 (25.93%) Selenium
11 7 (25.93%) HP
11 7 (25.93%) ISEB
11 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
11 7 (25.93%) Scrum
11 7 (25.93%) JMeter
12 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (22.22%) Bugzilla

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Luton 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 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) JIRA
2 7 (25.93%) JMeter
2 7 (25.93%) Selenium
3 6 (22.22%) Bugzilla
3 6 (22.22%) SpecFlow
3 6 (22.22%) Testopia
4 5 (18.52%) HP UFT
4 5 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
6 2 (7.41%) LoadRunner
7 1 (3.70%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (22.22%) Retail
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Tester
2 9 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 8 (29.63%) Automation Tester
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Manager
4 7 (25.93%) Performance Test Manager
4 7 (25.93%) Technical Manager
4 7 (25.93%) Technical Test Manager
4 7 (25.93%) Test Leader
5 6 (22.22%) Automation Test Lead
6 2 (7.41%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Test Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) Lead Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
7 1 (3.70%) QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software QA Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.70%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (29.63%) RESTful
2 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET
2 5 (18.52%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 6 (22.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 6 (22.22%) Virtual Team
3 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
4 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (74.07%) Test Automation
3 16 (59.26%) Non-Functional Testing
4 15 (55.56%) SDLC
5 12 (44.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (44.44%) Functional Testing
5 12 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 12 (44.44%) Waterfall
6 10 (37.04%) Automation Testing
6 10 (37.04%) BDD
6 10 (37.04%) Performance Testing
7 9 (33.33%) Test Scripting
8 8 (29.63%) Test Planning
9 7 (25.93%) Agile Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
9 7 (25.93%) Scrum
10 6 (22.22%) Project Management
10 6 (22.22%) Resource Management
10 6 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) C#
2 5 (18.52%) Ruby
3 2 (7.41%) Java
3 2 (7.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (33.33%) Degree
2 7 (25.93%) ISEB
2 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (48.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle
3 2 (7.41%) Sun