Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 232 267 209
Rank change year-on-year +35 -58 +14
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 372 314 576
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 1.09% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.43% 1.22% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 309 273 507
South East median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £33,750 £31,050 £30,733
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,200 £72,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 25,957 25,788 31,641
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.76% 89.46% 89.22%
Number of salaries quoted 21,400 21,254 26,346
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,225 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.45% - +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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018. 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
Hampshire +61 129 £45,000 - 9
Thames Valley -28 96 £60,000 +26.32% 14
Surrey +34 82 £52,500 +16.67% 10
Berkshire -73 36 £60,000 +26.32% 9
Buckinghamshire +48 35 £60,000 +50.00% 3
West Sussex +23 30 £50,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -4 25 £50,000 - 2
East Sussex -6 24 £38,500 -30.00% 2
Kent -2 10 £31,250 -0.79%
Sussex +7 6 £70,000 -15.15%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 269 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 168 (45.16%) QA
4 93 (25.00%) Selenium
5 92 (24.73%) .NET
6 91 (24.46%) Scrum
6 91 (24.46%) Waterfall
7 89 (23.92%) Java
8 85 (22.85%) JIRA
9 75 (20.16%) Finance
9 75 (20.16%) Degree
10 73 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
11 70 (18.82%) Non-Functional Testing
12 67 (18.01%) SDLC
12 67 (18.01%) ISTQB
13 66 (17.74%) Microsoft
13 66 (17.74%) Software Delivery
14 63 (16.94%) Oracle
15 58 (15.59%) User Acceptance Testing
16 57 (15.32%) Acceptance Criteria
17 56 (15.05%) ISEB
18 55 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
19 53 (14.25%) C#
20 50 (13.44%) SAP
21 48 (12.90%) Software Testing
22 47 (12.63%) Performance Testing
22 47 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
23 46 (12.37%) Functional Testing
23 46 (12.37%) Confluence
24 45 (12.10%) Test Management

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 46 (12.37%) Confluence
2 23 (6.18%) Apache
3 15 (4.03%) JBoss
3 15 (4.03%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (1.34%) Drupal
6 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.27%) CMS
7 1 (0.27%) SAP Portal
7 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.08%) SAP BPC
1 4 (1.08%) SAP CO
1 4 (1.08%) SAP FI
1 4 (1.08%) SAP FI/CO
1 4 (1.08%) SAP FS
1 4 (1.08%) SAP FSCM
2 3 (0.81%) SAP HCM
2 3 (0.81%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.27%) SAP PSCD
4 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 36 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (5.91%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (5.91%) GitHub
3 18 (4.84%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (4.84%) SaaS
4 16 (4.30%) IaaS
4 16 (4.30%) PaaS
5 5 (1.34%) Cloudflare
6 3 (0.81%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.54%) AdWords
7 2 (0.54%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.27%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 3 (0.81%) Internet
2 1 (0.27%) Broadband
2 1 (0.27%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (0.27%) Firewall
2 1 (0.27%) LAN
2 1 (0.27%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.27%) WAN
2 1 (0.27%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 93 (25.00%) Selenium
2 85 (22.85%) JIRA
3 42 (11.29%) Jenkins
4 35 (9.41%) Git (software)
5 26 (6.99%) Cucumber
6 21 (5.65%) Subversion
7 20 (5.38%) TeamCity
8 18 (4.84%) Visual Studio
9 16 (4.30%) Gerrit
9 16 (4.30%) Octopus Deploy
10 15 (4.03%) Moq
10 15 (4.03%) MSTest
10 15 (4.03%) Ranorex
11 14 (3.76%) SpecFlow
12 13 (3.49%) LoadRunner
13 11 (2.96%) SoapUI
14 9 (2.42%) JMeter
14 9 (2.42%) TestPartner
14 9 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
14 9 (2.42%) WebDriver
General
1 75 (20.16%) Finance
2 16 (4.30%) Banking
3 8 (2.15%) Publishing
4 6 (1.61%) Retail
5 5 (1.34%) Advertising
6 4 (1.08%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.54%) Back Office
7 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Law
8 1 (0.27%) Local Government
8 1 (0.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Marketing
8 1 (0.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 105 (28.23%) Analyst
2 88 (23.66%) Test Analyst
3 80 (21.51%) Test Manager
4 52 (13.98%) Test Engineer
5 38 (10.22%) QA Engineer
6 35 (9.41%) Tester
7 27 (7.26%) Developer
7 27 (7.26%) Test Leader
8 26 (6.99%) QA Leader
9 25 (6.72%) QA Test Engineer
10 22 (5.91%) QA Analyst
11 20 (5.38%) Software Manager
11 20 (5.38%) Software Test Manager
12 19 (5.11%) Lead DevOps
13 18 (4.84%) Programme Manager
13 18 (4.84%) Programme Test Manager
13 18 (4.84%) QA Test Analyst
13 18 (4.84%) Senior Analyst
13 18 (4.84%) Senior Test Analyst
13 18 (4.84%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (24.73%) .NET
2 21 (5.65%) Web Services
3 20 (5.38%) HTML
4 17 (4.57%) CSS
5 15 (4.03%) SOAP
5 15 (4.03%) Velocity
6 14 (3.76%) AngularJS
6 14 (3.76%) jQuery
7 13 (3.49%) Gherkin
7 13 (3.49%) HTML5
7 13 (3.49%) React
7 13 (3.49%) REST
8 11 (2.96%) Sass
8 11 (2.96%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (2.69%) JSON
10 8 (2.15%) XML
11 7 (1.88%) Redux
12 6 (1.61%) ASP.NET
12 6 (1.61%) CSS3
12 6 (1.61%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 27 (7.26%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.11%) User Experience
3 17 (4.57%) Computer Science
4 13 (3.49%) Reinsurance
5 10 (2.69%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.34%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.08%) Fintech
9 3 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.81%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.54%) EPoS
10 2 (0.54%) Replication
10 2 (0.54%) Robotics
11 1 (0.27%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.27%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.27%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.27%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.27%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 37 (9.95%) Windows
2 28 (7.53%) Linux
3 11 (2.96%) Android
3 11 (2.96%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.27%) Unix
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 269 (72.31%) Agile Software Development
2 252 (67.74%) Test Automation
3 91 (24.46%) Scrum
3 91 (24.46%) Waterfall
4 73 (19.62%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (18.82%) Non-Functional Testing
6 67 (18.01%) SDLC
7 66 (17.74%) Software Delivery
8 58 (15.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (15.32%) Acceptance Criteria
10 55 (14.78%) System Integration Testing
11 48 (12.90%) Software Testing
12 47 (12.63%) Continuous Improvement
12 47 (12.63%) Performance Testing
13 46 (12.37%) Functional Testing
14 45 (12.10%) Test Management
15 42 (11.29%) Integration Testing
15 42 (11.29%) Process Improvement
16 40 (10.75%) Regression Testing
17 39 (10.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.92%) Java
2 53 (14.25%) C#
3 43 (11.56%) JavaScript
4 41 (11.02%) SQL
5 19 (5.11%) Python
6 11 (2.96%) C++
7 8 (2.15%) PHP
8 6 (1.61%) PowerShell
8 6 (1.61%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.08%) Ruby
10 3 (0.81%) Go
11 2 (0.54%) C
11 2 (0.54%) Perl
11 2 (0.54%) VB
12 1 (0.27%) ABAP
12 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.27%) F#
12 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (20.16%) Degree
2 67 (18.01%) ISTQB
3 56 (15.05%) ISEB
4 15 (4.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (2.96%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 9 (2.42%) SC Cleared
8 5 (1.34%) HND
8 5 (1.34%) NVQ Level 4
9 4 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.81%) ACCA
11 2 (0.54%) ISEB Practitioner
12 1 (0.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (45.16%) QA
2 5 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.27%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (5.65%) Ansible
2 21 (5.65%) Puppet
3 6 (1.61%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.54%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.27%) Marathon
5 1 (0.27%) Nmap
5 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.27%) SCCM
5 1 (0.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 66 (17.74%) Microsoft
2 63 (16.94%) Oracle
3 50 (13.44%) SAP
4 34 (9.14%) TIBCO
5 17 (4.57%) ServiceNow
6 15 (4.03%) Pega
6 15 (4.03%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.69%) Atlassian
8 5 (1.34%) HP
9 4 (1.08%) Google
10 3 (0.81%) VMware
11 2 (0.54%) Cognizant
11 2 (0.54%) Facebook
12 1 (0.27%) Adobe
12 1 (0.27%) CA
12 1 (0.27%) Dell
12 1 (0.27%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.27%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.27%) Software AG
12 1 (0.27%) Unisys