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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / South East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 226 210
Rank change year-on-year -7 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 165 248 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.14% 1.36% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 1.57% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 143 220 254
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -10.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 the South East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 12571 15796 18401
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.82% 86.66% 86.36%
Number of salaries quoted 10388 13263 14737
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,400 £65,000 £68,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +53 60 £50,000 +11.11% 6
Hampshire +13 37 £40,000 -27.27% 3
Surrey -3 31 £46,250 +23.33% 6
West Sussex +10 8 £47,500 +1.06%
Oxfordshire +1 8 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Kent -31 8 £31,750 -25.29%
East Sussex +15 7 £41,500 +10.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 7 £43,750 +20.68% 3
Test Strategy
England

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

1 299 (71.53%) Test Automation
2 245 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (37.32%) ISTQB
4 153 (36.60%) Selenium
5 145 (34.69%) Test Scripting
6 132 (31.58%) Finance
7 129 (30.86%) QA
8 128 (30.62%) Software Testing
9 119 (28.47%) Java
10 111 (26.56%) SQL
11 93 (22.25%) Regression Testing
12 86 (20.57%) ISEB
13 85 (20.33%) WebDriver
14 80 (19.14%) Functional Testing
15 77 (18.42%) HP
16 76 (18.18%) Degree
17 74 (17.70%) Scrum
18 72 (17.22%) User Acceptance Testing
19 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
20 64 (15.31%) C#
20 64 (15.31%) JMeter
20 64 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
21 63 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
22 61 (14.59%) Performance Testing
22 61 (14.59%) Team Foundation Server
23 60 (14.35%) Manual Testing
23 60 (14.35%) Test Management
24 59 (14.11%) TDD
24 59 (14.11%) JIRA
25 58 (13.88%) Windows

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 5 (1.20%) IIS
2 3 (0.72%) CMS
2 3 (0.72%) Confluence
2 3 (0.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (0.72%) WebLogic
3 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 21 (5.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (2.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 4 (0.96%) SAP HR
3 3 (0.72%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.24%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.91%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.96%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.24%) SaaS
5 1 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.35%) VoIP
2 5 (1.20%) 4G
3 4 (0.96%) 3G
3 4 (0.96%) ATM
3 4 (0.96%) HTTP
3 4 (0.96%) MPLS
3 4 (0.96%) MVNO
3 4 (0.96%) TCP/IP
3 4 (0.96%) VoLTE
4 1 (0.24%) DAB
4 1 (0.24%) Diameter Protocol
4 1 (0.24%) DNS
4 1 (0.24%) GPRS
4 1 (0.24%) GSM
4 1 (0.24%) Internet
4 1 (0.24%) IPv6
4 1 (0.24%) SSL
4 1 (0.24%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.72%) InfluxDB
5 3 (0.72%) MySQL
6 2 (0.48%) Looker
6 2 (0.48%) QlikView
6 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 153 (36.60%) Selenium
2 85 (20.33%) WebDriver
3 64 (15.31%) JMeter
4 61 (14.59%) Team Foundation Server
5 59 (14.11%) JIRA
6 50 (11.96%) HP UFT
7 49 (11.72%) Visual Studio
8 38 (9.09%) LoadRunner
9 34 (8.13%) Jenkins
10 33 (7.89%) Gatling
11 30 (7.18%) SoapUI
12 25 (5.98%) Cucumber
13 19 (4.55%) Eclipse
13 19 (4.55%) IntelliJ
13 19 (4.55%) TeamCity
14 17 (4.07%) Git (software)
15 16 (3.83%) Protractor
16 15 (3.59%) JIRA Agile
17 14 (3.35%) InstallShield
18 12 (2.87%) SpecFlow
General
1 132 (31.58%) Finance
2 26 (6.22%) Telecoms
3 25 (5.98%) Financial Institution
4 15 (3.59%) Aerospace
4 15 (3.59%) Legal
5 14 (3.35%) Automotive
6 12 (2.87%) Marketing
7 11 (2.63%) Banking
8 10 (2.39%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.39%) Retail
9 8 (1.91%) Electronics
10 5 (1.20%) Digital Economy
11 3 (0.72%) Games
12 2 (0.48%) Back Office
13 1 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 99 (23.68%) Analyst
2 87 (20.81%) Test Analyst
3 84 (20.10%) Test Engineer
4 69 (16.51%) Tester
5 61 (14.59%) Test Manager
6 42 (10.05%) QA Engineer
7 39 (9.33%) Automation Test Analyst
8 37 (8.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 29 (6.94%) Test Leader
10 28 (6.70%) QA Tester
11 27 (6.46%) Automation Tester
12 25 (5.98%) Test Automation Engineer
13 23 (5.50%) Senior Tester
14 20 (4.78%) Automation Test Lead
14 20 (4.78%) Java Engineer
14 20 (4.78%) Software Test Engineer
15 19 (4.55%) QA Automation Tester
16 18 (4.31%) Developer
17 16 (3.83%) Senior Test Engineer
18 14 (3.35%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.13%) Web Services
2 29 (6.94%) .NET
3 28 (6.70%) XML
4 14 (3.35%) HTML
5 12 (2.87%) JMS
6 11 (2.63%) SOAP
7 10 (2.39%) .NET Framework
8 9 (2.15%) ASP.NET Web API
9 8 (1.91%) AngularJS
9 8 (1.91%) Gherkin
9 8 (1.91%) HTML5
9 8 (1.91%) WCF
10 6 (1.44%) CSS
10 6 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET
11 5 (1.20%) Middleware
12 4 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
12 4 (0.96%) CSS3
12 4 (0.96%) jQuery
12 4 (0.96%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 41 (9.81%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (5.02%) Computer Science
3 14 (3.35%) Mobile App
4 9 (2.15%) Client/Server
4 9 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.91%) User Experience
6 7 (1.67%) iPad
6 7 (1.67%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.67%) Replication
7 6 (1.44%) Cyber Defence
7 6 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
7 6 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
9 3 (0.72%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.48%) Smart Meter
11 1 (0.24%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.24%) FMCG
11 1 (0.24%) Robotics
11 1 (0.24%) Social Media
11 1 (0.24%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 58 (13.88%) Windows
2 29 (6.94%) Linux
3 20 (4.78%) Unix
4 14 (3.35%) Solaris
5 12 (2.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.67%) Android
6 7 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.72%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (71.53%) Test Automation
2 245 (58.61%) Agile Software Development
3 145 (34.69%) Test Scripting
4 128 (30.62%) Software Testing
5 93 (22.25%) Regression Testing
6 80 (19.14%) Functional Testing
7 74 (17.70%) Scrum
8 72 (17.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 64 (15.31%) Non-Functional Testing
10 63 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (14.59%) Performance Testing
12 60 (14.35%) Manual Testing
12 60 (14.35%) Test Management
13 59 (14.11%) TDD
14 54 (12.92%) Mentoring
14 54 (12.92%) System Testing
15 49 (11.72%) Unit Testing
16 48 (11.48%) Software Engineering
17 42 (10.05%) SDLC
18 40 (9.57%) Defect Management
Programming Languages
1 119 (28.47%) Java
2 111 (26.56%) SQL
3 64 (15.31%) C#
4 38 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 37 (8.85%) C
6 23 (5.50%) Perl
6 23 (5.50%) Python
7 20 (4.78%) C++
8 19 (4.55%) Ruby
9 12 (2.87%) VB
10 9 (2.15%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.44%) PHP
11 6 (1.44%) Shell Script
12 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.72%) Apple Swift
13 3 (0.72%) Groovy
13 3 (0.72%) Objective-C
13 3 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.72%) VBScript
14 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 156 (37.32%) ISTQB
2 86 (20.57%) ISEB
3 76 (18.18%) Degree
4 49 (11.72%) Security Cleared
5 48 (11.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 26 (6.22%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (2.87%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 7 (1.67%) CISM
9 7 (1.67%) CISSP
10 6 (1.44%) CISA
11 4 (0.96%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
13 2 (0.48%) CCNA
13 2 (0.48%) CCNP
13 2 (0.48%) MCP
13 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
14 1 (0.24%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 129 (30.86%) QA
2 7 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.67%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.67%) PMO
3 6 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (1.91%) Docker
2 5 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (10.53%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.72%) Grafana
2 3 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.48%) Puppet
Vendors
1 77 (18.42%) HP
2 65 (15.55%) Microsoft
3 39 (9.33%) Oracle
4 30 (7.18%) SAP
5 14 (3.35%) Red Hat
6 4 (0.96%) BroadSoft
6 4 (0.96%) Ericsson
6 4 (0.96%) Telerik
7 3 (0.72%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.72%) Cisco
8 2 (0.48%) Capita
8 2 (0.48%) hybris
8 2 (0.48%) Sitecore
8 2 (0.48%) Tableau
8 2 (0.48%) VMware
9 1 (0.24%) Concur
9 1 (0.24%) Facebook
9 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.24%) Workday
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + + excellent bens and poss 25% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 + excellent package
Posted: 4 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Intec Select
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus & Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 4 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Corriculo
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + bonus & extensive benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Maersk Line
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £30000 - £41000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £34000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Recruitment Genius
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading
Thales
Posted: 24 days ago
Slough
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Salary: £70000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago