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

Test Strategy
Bedfordshire / Luton
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 31 56
Rank change year-on-year -8 +25  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 2 15 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 1.00% 4.84% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 5.17% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 14 2
Median salary - £59,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +96.66%  
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 Luton with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 182 290 352
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Luton 91.00% 93.55% 90.72%
Number of salaries quoted 96 233 315
Median salary £50,000 £60,000 £46,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -16.66% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £40,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 Luton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) QA
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 9 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 8 (88.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) SDLC
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 8 (88.89%) CA Agile Central
2 8 (88.89%) Testopia
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Selenium
2 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
2 8 (88.89%) Degree
2 8 (88.89%) JIRA
2 8 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
2 8 (88.89%) Retail
2 8 (88.89%) ISEB
2 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 8 (88.89%) JMeter
2 8 (88.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (88.89%) Bugzilla
2 8 (88.89%) Virtual Team
2 8 (88.89%) Contract Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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:

Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Bugzilla
1 8 (88.89%) JIRA
1 8 (88.89%) JMeter
1 8 (88.89%) Selenium
1 8 (88.89%) Testopia
General
1 8 (88.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Automation Test Lead
1 8 (88.89%) Test Leader
2 3 (33.33%) Test Manager
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation Manager
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Lead
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Manager
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Lead
3 2 (22.22%) UAT Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Performance Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Test Manager
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science
1 8 (88.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 8 (88.89%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (100.00%) Non-Functional Testing
1 9 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 8 (88.89%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (88.89%) Contract Management
2 8 (88.89%) Defect Management
2 8 (88.89%) DevOps
2 8 (88.89%) Functional Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Resource Management
2 8 (88.89%) Scorecard
2 8 (88.89%) SDLC
2 8 (88.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (88.89%) System Integration Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Test Management
2 8 (88.89%) Test Planning
2 8 (88.89%) User Acceptance Testing
2 8 (88.89%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
Qualifications
1 8 (88.89%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (88.89%) Degree
1 8 (88.89%) ISEB
1 8 (88.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) CA Agile Central