Period
to 23 October 2017

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 6 months to 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Bedfordshire > Luton
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 37 68
Rank change year-on-year -8 +31 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 11 38 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 2.74% 6.01% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 6.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 8 33 0
Luton median annual salary £49,000 £55,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.91% - -
Bedfordshire median annual salary £32,000 £57,500 £58,750
% change year-on-year -44.35% -2.13% +11.90%

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 Luton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Luton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 349 595 613
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Luton 87.03% 94.15% 93.02%
Number of salaries quoted 218 496 533
Luton median annual salary £50,000 £54,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.26% +21.11% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,750 £86,250 £76,000
Bedfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Luton

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Luton.

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
Salary Histogram in Luton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Luton over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Luton

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 10 (90.91%) Test Planning
2 9 (81.82%) Finance
3 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (72.73%) Retail
3 8 (72.73%) ISEB
3 8 (72.73%) SDLC
3 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (54.55%) Presales
4 6 (54.55%) Process Improvement
4 6 (54.55%) Data Transformation
4 6 (54.55%) People Management
4 6 (54.55%) Marketing
4 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
4 6 (54.55%) ETL
4 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
5 5 (45.45%) Selenium
5 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
6 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
6 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
7 3 (27.27%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (27.27%) QA
7 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
8 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
8 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
8 2 (18.18%) JMeter

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 5 (45.45%) Selenium
2 3 (27.27%) HP UFT
2 3 (27.27%) Karma Test Runner
3 2 (18.18%) Bugzilla
3 2 (18.18%) JIRA
3 2 (18.18%) JMeter
3 2 (18.18%) Testopia
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (81.82%) Finance
2 8 (72.73%) Retail
3 6 (54.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Test Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Test Lead
2 2 (18.18%) Automation Tester
2 2 (18.18%) Test Automation Manager
2 2 (18.18%) Test Leader
2 2 (18.18%) Tester
2 2 (18.18%) UAT Lead
2 2 (18.18%) UAT Manager
2 2 (18.18%) UAT Test Lead
2 2 (18.18%) UAT Test Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Junior
3 1 (9.09%) Junior QA Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Test Planning
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (72.73%) Continuous Improvement
2 8 (72.73%) SDLC
2 8 (72.73%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (72.73%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (54.55%) Data Transformation
3 6 (54.55%) E-Commerce
3 6 (54.55%) ETL
3 6 (54.55%) People Management
3 6 (54.55%) Presales
3 6 (54.55%) Process Improvement
3 6 (54.55%) Software Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Test Automation
5 4 (36.36%) Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) DevOps
6 2 (18.18%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (18.18%) Resource Management
6 2 (18.18%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (18.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C#
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (72.73%) ISEB
2 4 (36.36%) ISTQB
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) CA Agile Central
2 1 (9.09%) HP