Period
to 24 November 2017

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

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 259 204 226
Rank change year-on-year -55 +22 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 332 559 629
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.08% 1.60% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.23% 1.83% 1.69%
Number of salaries quoted 295 481 560
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,250
90th Percentile £60,150 £71,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £48,000 £50,251
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.48% +4.69%

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 26983 30553 37260
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.47% 87.40% 86.98%
Number of salaries quoted 22199 25337 30803
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -6 137 £50,000 -4.76% 9
Berkshire +20 96 £50,000 - 5
Surrey 0 89 £45,000 - 5
Hampshire -80 43 £45,000 -14.29% 4
Kent -10 35 £32,500 -23.53%
Oxfordshire +10 27 £50,000 +5.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -20 18 £35,000 -39.13% 2
East Sussex -17 15 £55,000 +27.91% 1
West Sussex -20 10 £48,750 +8.33%
Isle of Wight - 1 £30,000 - 1
Sussex - 1 £82,500 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 South East region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 251 (75.60%) Test Automation
2 183 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (37.05%) ISTQB
4 119 (35.84%) Test Scripting
5 104 (31.33%) Selenium
6 102 (30.72%) Java
7 101 (30.42%) Test Management
8 99 (29.82%) Degree
9 98 (29.52%) QA
10 85 (25.60%) Regression Testing
11 83 (25.00%) SQL
12 78 (23.49%) Software Testing
13 75 (22.59%) Manual Testing
14 72 (21.69%) SDLC
15 71 (21.39%) WebDriver
15 71 (21.39%) C#
16 70 (21.08%) ISEB
17 68 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
18 64 (19.28%) Finance
19 63 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
20 59 (17.77%) Functional Testing
20 59 (17.77%) JIRA
21 54 (16.27%) Performance Testing
22 53 (15.96%) Scrum
23 51 (15.36%) Computer Science
24 50 (15.06%) Linux
24 50 (15.06%) Acceptance Criteria
25 48 (14.46%) Scenario Testing
25 48 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
26 47 (14.16%) TDD

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 9 (2.71%) Confluence
2 8 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.90%) Apache
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Pig
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Solr
4 3 (0.90%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 16 (4.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
3 7 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 32 (9.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (4.22%) SAP S/4HANA
3 9 (2.71%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.60%) SAP Retail
5 1 (0.30%) Primavera
5 1 (0.30%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.01%) SaaS
2 8 (2.41%) PaaS
3 5 (1.51%) SuccessFactors
4 3 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.71%) VoIP
2 5 (1.51%) Broadband
3 1 (0.30%) HTTP
3 1 (0.30%) SSL
3 1 (0.30%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.52%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.01%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.71%) SQLPlus
5 6 (1.81%) Big Data
6 5 (1.51%) GIS
7 4 (1.20%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.90%) HBase
8 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.90%) Redis
9 2 (0.60%) InfluxDB
10 1 (0.30%) MySQL
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 104 (31.33%) Selenium
2 71 (21.39%) WebDriver
3 59 (17.77%) JIRA
4 41 (12.35%) JMeter
5 35 (10.54%) SoapUI
6 34 (10.24%) LoadRunner
7 32 (9.64%) HP UFT
8 22 (6.63%) Jenkins
9 19 (5.72%) Cucumber
9 19 (5.72%) Git (software)
10 18 (5.42%) Visual Studio
11 17 (5.12%) Team Foundation Server
12 16 (4.82%) NUnit
13 13 (3.92%) JUnit
14 12 (3.61%) eggPlant
15 10 (3.01%) TeamCity
16 9 (2.71%) LoadUI
16 9 (2.71%) TestNG
16 9 (2.71%) Toad
17 8 (2.41%) IntelliJ
General
1 64 (19.28%) Finance
2 28 (8.43%) Digital Economy
3 13 (3.92%) Retail
4 11 (3.31%) Banking
4 11 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.71%) Automotive
5 9 (2.71%) Publishing
6 8 (2.41%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.51%) Games
8 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.90%) Legal
8 3 (0.90%) Military
9 1 (0.30%) Electronics
9 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (33.43%) Analyst
2 90 (27.11%) Tester
3 71 (21.39%) Test Analyst
4 37 (11.14%) Software Tester
5 33 (9.94%) Business Analyst
5 33 (9.94%) Test Manager
6 24 (7.23%) Test Engineer
7 23 (6.93%) Developer
8 19 (5.72%) QA Engineer
8 19 (5.72%) Senior Tester
9 17 (5.12%) Test Leader
10 16 (4.82%) Software Developer
11 15 (4.52%) CRM Analyst
11 15 (4.52%) CRM Business Analyst
12 13 (3.92%) Automation Test Analyst
12 13 (3.92%) Automation Tester
12 13 (3.92%) QA Leader
12 13 (3.92%) Senior Manager
13 12 (3.61%) Team Leader
14 11 (3.31%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (9.04%) .NET
2 26 (7.83%) Web Services
3 22 (6.63%) AngularJS
4 21 (6.33%) SOAP
5 19 (5.72%) ASP.NET
6 17 (5.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 17 (5.12%) RESTful
6 17 (5.12%) WCF
7 16 (4.82%) .NET Framework
7 16 (4.82%) Entity Framework
7 16 (4.82%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 16 (4.82%) XML
8 13 (3.92%) HTML
9 6 (1.81%) CSS
9 6 (1.81%) Gherkin
10 5 (1.51%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.51%) Spring
11 4 (1.20%) Node.js
11 4 (1.20%) REST
12 3 (0.90%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
2 51 (15.36%) Computer Science
3 25 (7.53%) Client/Server
4 13 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 10 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.71%) Replication
7 6 (1.81%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.90%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.30%) EFT
11 1 (0.30%) EFTPOS
11 1 (0.30%) e-Health
11 1 (0.30%) iPad
11 1 (0.30%) Smartcard
11 1 (0.30%) User Experience
11 1 (0.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (15.06%) Linux
2 30 (9.04%) Windows
3 12 (3.61%) Unix
4 8 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (2.41%) Solaris
5 1 (0.30%) Android
5 1 (0.30%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (75.60%) Test Automation
2 183 (55.12%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (35.84%) Test Scripting
4 101 (30.42%) Test Management
5 85 (25.60%) Regression Testing
6 78 (23.49%) Software Testing
7 75 (22.59%) Manual Testing
8 72 (21.69%) SDLC
9 68 (20.48%) User Acceptance Testing
10 59 (17.77%) Functional Testing
11 54 (16.27%) Performance Testing
12 53 (15.96%) Scrum
13 50 (15.06%) Acceptance Criteria
14 48 (14.46%) Scenario Testing
15 47 (14.16%) TDD
16 44 (13.25%) CRM
17 41 (12.35%) Integration Testing
17 41 (12.35%) Non-Functional Testing
17 41 (12.35%) User Stories
18 39 (11.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (30.72%) Java
2 83 (25.00%) SQL
3 71 (21.39%) C#
4 31 (9.34%) JavaScript
5 25 (7.53%) Python
6 24 (7.23%) Shell Script
7 19 (5.72%) Perl
8 18 (5.42%) C
8 18 (5.42%) C++
9 17 (5.12%) Ruby
10 8 (2.41%) T-SQL
11 7 (2.11%) PHP
11 7 (2.11%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.11%) VB
11 7 (2.11%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.90%) Groovy
13 1 (0.30%) F#
Qualifications
1 123 (37.05%) ISTQB
2 99 (29.82%) Degree
3 70 (21.08%) ISEB
4 48 (14.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 44 (13.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (3.31%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 11 (3.31%) Security Cleared
7 9 (2.71%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.41%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.81%) HND
10 4 (1.20%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (0.90%) NVQ Level 4
12 2 (0.60%) ACCA
12 2 (0.60%) CIMA
12 2 (0.60%) CISA
12 2 (0.60%) CISM
12 2 (0.60%) CISSP
12 2 (0.60%) IIBA
12 2 (0.60%) ISEB Practitioner
12 2 (0.60%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (29.52%) QA
2 7 (2.11%) PMO
3 2 (0.60%) ISO 9000
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.81%) Docker
2 4 (1.20%) Hyper-V
2 4 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (0.90%) HDFS
3 3 (0.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 45 (13.55%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
2 3 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.60%) Grafana
Vendors
1 41 (12.35%) HP
2 38 (11.45%) Microsoft
3 26 (7.83%) SAP
4 13 (3.92%) Concur
5 12 (3.61%) Oracle
6 8 (2.41%) Red Hat
7 7 (2.11%) Sophos
8 5 (1.51%) Ariba
9 4 (1.20%) Cadence
10 3 (0.90%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.90%) ForgeRock
10 3 (0.90%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.90%) VMware
11 2 (0.60%) Keysight
12 1 (0.30%) Elavon
12 1 (0.30%) FIS
12 1 (0.30%) Ingenico
12 1 (0.30%) VeriFone
12 1 (0.30%) WorldPay
12 1 (0.30%) Xamarin