Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 248 252 195
Rank change year-on-year +4 -57 +40
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 316 361 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.18% 1.16% 1.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 1.29% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 262 340 416
South East median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.15%
10th Percentile £30,125 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,625 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -5.00%

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 the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,414 27,901 28,444
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.21% 89.87% 89.34%
Number of salaries quoted 19,964 23,021 23,335
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the South East

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the South East

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the South East over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the South East

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley -23 86 £55,000 +10.00% 16
Hampshire +47 77 £45,000 +7.14% 13
Surrey +24 75 £52,500 +10.53% 11
Buckinghamshire +31 42 £60,000 +23.08% 4
Berkshire -37 35 £55,000 +10.00% 8
West Sussex +17 34 £50,000 - 2
East Sussex +2 29 £38,500 -18.95% 6
Kent +13 17 £31,500 -3.08% 5
Oxfordshire +9 9 £46,250 -7.50% 4
Sussex +13 1 £40,000 -42.86%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 205 (64.87%) Test Automation
2 194 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
3 144 (45.57%) QA
4 93 (29.43%) Selenium
5 83 (26.27%) Scrum
6 75 (23.73%) ISTQB
7 71 (22.47%) JIRA
7 71 (22.47%) Finance
8 62 (19.62%) C#
8 62 (19.62%) Microsoft
9 58 (18.35%) ISEB
9 58 (18.35%) Waterfall
10 57 (18.04%) .NET
11 56 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
12 55 (17.41%) Regression Testing
12 55 (17.41%) SDLC
13 54 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
14 47 (14.87%) SQL
15 45 (14.24%) Software Testing
16 44 (13.92%) Test Management
17 43 (13.61%) Non-Functional Testing
18 42 (13.29%) Java
19 41 (12.97%) Defect Management
20 40 (12.66%) Line Management
21 37 (11.71%) Windows
21 37 (11.71%) Manual Testing
21 37 (11.71%) Degree
22 36 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
23 35 (11.08%) Mentoring
23 35 (11.08%) Test Scripting

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 32 (10.13%) Confluence
2 12 (3.80%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (2.53%) Apache
4 7 (2.22%) JBoss
4 7 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.95%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.32%) SAP Portal
6 1 (0.32%) WordPress
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) SAP BPC
1 4 (1.27%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.27%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.27%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.27%) SAP FS
1 4 (1.27%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.63%) SAP HCM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.32%) SAP PSCD
3 1 (0.32%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (6.01%) GitHub
3 16 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.80%) SaaS
5 9 (2.85%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (2.22%) IaaS
6 7 (2.22%) PaaS
7 2 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.63%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.32%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.95%) VoIP
2 1 (0.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.95%) Oracle Database
2 3 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.95%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (0.63%) QualityStage
4 1 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.32%) Big Data
4 1 (0.32%) MySQL
4 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Redis
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 93 (29.43%) Selenium
2 71 (22.47%) JIRA
3 23 (7.28%) Git (software)
4 22 (6.96%) Visual Studio
4 22 (6.96%) WebDriver
5 19 (6.01%) Jenkins
6 18 (5.70%) SoapUI
7 17 (5.38%) SpecFlow
8 15 (4.75%) Cucumber
9 14 (4.43%) Moq
9 14 (4.43%) MSTest
9 14 (4.43%) Ranorex
9 14 (4.43%) Visual Studio Coded UI
10 13 (4.11%) Protractor
10 13 (4.11%) Subversion
10 13 (4.11%) TeamCity
11 10 (3.16%) HP UFT
11 10 (3.16%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (2.53%) LoadRunner
13 7 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (22.47%) Finance
2 17 (5.38%) Retail
3 16 (5.06%) Banking
4 8 (2.53%) Publishing
5 4 (1.27%) General Ledger
6 3 (0.95%) Back Office
6 3 (0.95%) Front Office
6 3 (0.95%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Law
7 2 (0.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 93 (29.43%) Analyst
2 81 (25.63%) Test Analyst
3 60 (18.99%) Test Manager
4 56 (17.72%) Test Engineer
5 46 (14.56%) Tester
6 28 (8.86%) QA Leader
7 24 (7.59%) QA Engineer
8 23 (7.28%) Automation Tester
8 23 (7.28%) QA Analyst
9 21 (6.65%) QA Test Analyst
9 21 (6.65%) Test Leader
10 18 (5.70%) Lead Tester
10 18 (5.70%) QA Test Engineer
10 18 (5.70%) Senior Tester
11 15 (4.75%) Senior Automation Tester
12 14 (4.43%) QA Manager
12 14 (4.43%) Software Manager
12 14 (4.43%) Software Test Manager
12 14 (4.43%) Team Leader
13 13 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (18.04%) .NET
2 27 (8.54%) SOAP
3 26 (8.23%) Web Services
4 16 (5.06%) REST
5 14 (4.43%) JSON
6 13 (4.11%) Velocity
7 9 (2.85%) Gherkin
8 7 (2.22%) XML
9 6 (1.90%) Apache Flex
10 5 (1.58%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.58%) HTML
10 5 (1.58%) React
11 4 (1.27%) CSS
11 4 (1.27%) HTML5
12 3 (0.95%) CSS3
12 3 (0.95%) React Native
12 3 (0.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 2 (0.63%) Middleware
13 2 (0.63%) Redux
13 2 (0.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.70%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (4.11%) Reinsurance
4 11 (3.48%) User Experience
5 9 (2.85%) Fintech
6 7 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.27%) e-Learning
7 4 (1.27%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.95%) Learning Management System
8 3 (0.95%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.63%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.63%) Life Science
9 2 (0.63%) Replication
9 2 (0.63%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.32%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.32%) BBC
10 1 (0.32%) EPoS
10 1 (0.32%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.32%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (11.71%) Windows
2 16 (5.06%) Linux
3 9 (2.85%) Android
3 9 (2.85%) Apple iOS
4 3 (0.95%) Unix
5 1 (0.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (64.87%) Test Automation
2 194 (61.39%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (26.27%) Scrum
4 58 (18.35%) Waterfall
5 56 (17.72%) User Acceptance Testing
6 55 (17.41%) Regression Testing
6 55 (17.41%) SDLC
7 54 (17.09%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (14.24%) Software Testing
9 44 (13.92%) Test Management
10 43 (13.61%) Non-Functional Testing
11 41 (12.97%) Defect Management
12 40 (12.66%) Line Management
13 37 (11.71%) Manual Testing
14 35 (11.08%) Mentoring
14 35 (11.08%) Performance Testing
14 35 (11.08%) Test Scripting
15 34 (10.76%) System Integration Testing
16 33 (10.44%) Acceptance Criteria
17 29 (9.18%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 62 (19.62%) C#
2 47 (14.87%) SQL
3 42 (13.29%) Java
4 19 (6.01%) JavaScript
5 12 (3.80%) Python
6 11 (3.48%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.58%) C
7 5 (1.58%) C++
7 5 (1.58%) PHP
8 4 (1.27%) Ruby
9 3 (0.95%) Perl
9 3 (0.95%) VB
10 2 (0.63%) MATLAB
10 2 (0.63%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.63%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) ABAP
11 1 (0.32%) R
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (23.73%) ISTQB
2 58 (18.35%) ISEB
3 37 (11.71%) Degree
4 21 (6.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (3.48%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 9 (2.85%) SC Cleared
6 9 (2.85%) Security Cleared
7 3 (0.95%) ACCA
8 2 (0.63%) APMP
8 2 (0.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.63%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.32%) CISM
9 1 (0.32%) CISSP
9 1 (0.32%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.32%) HND
9 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.32%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 144 (45.57%) QA
2 5 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.27%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.27%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.32%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (3.80%) Docker
2 5 (1.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.32%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 36 (11.39%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (4.11%) Ansible
2 13 (4.11%) Puppet
3 6 (1.90%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.95%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 62 (19.62%) Microsoft
2 32 (10.13%) Oracle
3 25 (7.91%) SAP
4 9 (2.85%) Atlassian
5 8 (2.53%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.22%) Pega
6 7 (2.22%) Sitecore
6 7 (2.22%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.58%) HP
7 5 (1.58%) VMware
8 4 (1.27%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.63%) Google
9 2 (0.63%) IBM
9 2 (0.63%) Peoplefluent
10 1 (0.32%) Adobe
10 1 (0.32%) Dell
10 1 (0.32%) EMC
10 1 (0.32%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.32%) Unisys
10 1 (0.32%) Zend