Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 241 237
Rank change year-on-year +14 -4 -4
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 403 394 526
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.33% 1.32% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.50% 1.57%
Number of salaries quoted 354 320 448
South East median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% - -10.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,813 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £57,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% 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 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Thames Valley -22 122 £50,000 +11.11% 17
Hampshire +7 115 £45,000 +12.50% 12
Surrey +24 97 £52,500 +16.67% 8
Oxfordshire +22 61 £50,000 +33.33% 8
East Sussex -1 36 £35,000 -17.65% 5
Berkshire -78 32 £55,000 +17.02% 8
Buckinghamshire +21 29 £52,500 +50.00% 1
Sussex - 20 £70,000 -
West Sussex -3 7 £52,500 +5.00%
Isle of Wight - 7 £30,000 -
Kent +1 5 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 316 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (69.48%) Test Automation
3 174 (43.18%) QA
4 106 (26.30%) Selenium
5 100 (24.81%) Java
6 96 (23.82%) SDLC
7 94 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
8 92 (22.83%) .NET
9 89 (22.08%) BDD
10 85 (21.09%) JavaScript
11 84 (20.84%) TDD
12 79 (19.60%) SQL
13 74 (18.36%) Scrum
14 69 (17.12%) JIRA
15 67 (16.63%) Degree
16 66 (16.38%) Waterfall
17 63 (15.63%) C#
18 61 (15.14%) SQL Server
19 58 (14.39%) Jenkins
20 56 (13.90%) Software Testing
21 55 (13.65%) Regression Testing
22 54 (13.40%) ISEB
23 51 (12.66%) HTML
24 50 (12.41%) Microsoft
24 50 (12.41%) Software Delivery
24 50 (12.41%) Cucumber
25 48 (11.91%) ISTQB
25 48 (11.91%) Continuous Improvement
25 48 (11.91%) Functional Testing
25 48 (11.91%) Non-Functional Testing

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 34 (8.44%) Confluence
2 31 (7.69%) Apache
3 18 (4.47%) Drupal
4 7 (1.74%) JBoss
4 7 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.74%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 9 (2.23%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.74%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.50%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 25 (6.20%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.47%) Cloudflare
4 14 (3.47%) SaaS
5 11 (2.73%) GitHub
5 11 (2.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (2.23%) IaaS
6 9 (2.23%) PaaS
7 8 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (1.24%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.74%) Flurry Analytics
9 3 (0.74%) Slack
10 2 (0.50%) AdWords
10 2 (0.50%) BlazeMeter
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Panaya
11 1 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.74%) Internet
2 3 (0.74%) Skype
3 2 (0.50%) LAN
3 2 (0.50%) VoIP
3 2 (0.50%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) Broadband
4 1 (0.25%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (0.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (0.25%) Firewall
4 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.25%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.25%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (15.14%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.48%) Relational Database
4 9 (2.23%) MySQL
5 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.99%) Big Data
7 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.50%) DB2
7 2 (0.50%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 106 (26.30%) Selenium
2 69 (17.12%) JIRA
3 58 (14.39%) Jenkins
4 50 (12.41%) Cucumber
5 29 (7.20%) Git (software)
6 19 (4.71%) WebDriver
7 18 (4.47%) Grunt
7 18 (4.47%) HP UFT
8 15 (3.72%) SpecFlow
9 14 (3.47%) LoadRunner
10 13 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (2.98%) SoapUI
12 11 (2.73%) JMeter
12 11 (2.73%) JUnit
12 11 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
13 10 (2.48%) TestPartner
14 9 (2.23%) Gerrit
14 9 (2.23%) Subversion
14 9 (2.23%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.99%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (8.93%) Finance
2 8 (1.99%) Retail
3 6 (1.49%) Advertising
4 4 (0.99%) Marketing
5 3 (0.74%) Back Office
5 3 (0.74%) Banking
5 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.50%) Games
6 2 (0.50%) Local Government
6 2 (0.50%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 98 (24.32%) Analyst
2 78 (19.35%) Test Analyst
3 68 (16.87%) Developer
4 63 (15.63%) Tester
5 49 (12.16%) Test Manager
6 48 (11.91%) Test Engineer
7 43 (10.67%) QA Engineer
8 30 (7.44%) QA Analyst
9 28 (6.95%) Software Tester
10 27 (6.70%) QA Test Analyst
11 26 (6.45%) Lead Developer
12 25 (6.20%) Automation Tester
13 24 (5.96%) QA Automation Engineer
14 23 (5.71%) Software Analyst
14 23 (5.71%) Software Manager
14 23 (5.71%) Software Test Engineer
15 22 (5.46%) Test Leader
16 21 (5.21%) Software Test Analyst
17 18 (4.47%) Automation Test Analyst
17 18 (4.47%) Drupal Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (22.83%) .NET
2 51 (12.66%) HTML
3 45 (11.17%) CSS
4 36 (8.93%) jQuery
5 35 (8.68%) HTML5
6 34 (8.44%) AngularJS
7 25 (6.20%) ASP.NET
8 22 (5.46%) Sass
9 21 (5.21%) Web Services
10 19 (4.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 18 (4.47%) Ajax
11 18 (4.47%) JSON
11 18 (4.47%) XHTML
11 18 (4.47%) XML
12 17 (4.22%) React
12 17 (4.22%) REST
12 17 (4.22%) SOAP
13 15 (3.72%) RESTful
14 14 (3.47%) ASP.NET Web API
14 14 (3.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (4.22%) Computer Science
3 16 (3.97%) Cloud Native
4 14 (3.47%) Blog
4 14 (3.47%) Mobile App
5 13 (3.23%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.98%) User Experience
7 7 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.24%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.99%) Public Cloud
10 2 (0.50%) Life Science
10 2 (0.50%) Robotics
11 1 (0.25%) Data Centre
11 1 (0.25%) EPoS
11 1 (0.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 1 (0.25%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.25%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.93%) Windows
2 32 (7.94%) Linux
3 21 (5.21%) Android
4 17 (4.22%) Apple iOS
5 3 (0.74%) Unix
6 2 (0.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.25%) CentOS
7 1 (0.25%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 316 (78.41%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (69.48%) Test Automation
3 96 (23.82%) SDLC
4 94 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
5 89 (22.08%) BDD
6 84 (20.84%) TDD
7 74 (18.36%) Scrum
8 66 (16.38%) Waterfall
9 56 (13.90%) Software Testing
10 55 (13.65%) Regression Testing
11 50 (12.41%) Software Delivery
12 48 (11.91%) Continuous Improvement
12 48 (11.91%) Functional Testing
12 48 (11.91%) Non-Functional Testing
13 47 (11.66%) Performance Testing
14 46 (11.41%) Acceptance Criteria
14 46 (11.41%) Test Scripting
15 41 (10.17%) User Acceptance Testing
16 40 (9.93%) Process Improvement
17 38 (9.43%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 100 (24.81%) Java
2 85 (21.09%) JavaScript
3 79 (19.60%) SQL
4 63 (15.63%) C#
5 20 (4.96%) Python
6 19 (4.71%) PHP
7 16 (3.97%) C++
7 16 (3.97%) Ruby
8 5 (1.24%) TypeScript
9 4 (0.99%) VB.NET
10 3 (0.74%) Go
10 3 (0.74%) Perl
10 3 (0.74%) VB
11 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.50%) C
11 2 (0.50%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.25%) F#
12 1 (0.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (16.63%) Degree
2 54 (13.40%) ISEB
3 48 (11.91%) ISTQB
4 17 (4.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (2.48%) Security Cleared
6 8 (1.99%) ISEB Practitioner
6 8 (1.99%) SC Cleared
7 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (1.24%) HND
7 5 (1.24%) NVQ Level 4
8 2 (0.50%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.25%) CREST Certified
9 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.25%) HNC
9 1 (0.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (43.18%) QA
2 9 (2.23%) GCP
3 6 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.74%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 12 (2.98%) Docker
2 3 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (2.98%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (1.99%) Ansible
2 8 (1.99%) Puppet
3 3 (0.74%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.25%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.25%) Marathon
4 1 (0.25%) Nmap
4 1 (0.25%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.25%) SCCM
4 1 (0.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (12.41%) Microsoft
2 47 (11.66%) Oracle
3 33 (8.19%) SAP
4 27 (6.70%) TIBCO
5 17 (4.22%) Google
6 11 (2.73%) HP
7 8 (1.99%) ServiceNow
8 7 (1.74%) Pega
8 7 (1.74%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.24%) Facebook
9 5 (1.24%) Micro Focus
10 4 (0.99%) VMware
11 3 (0.74%) CA
11 3 (0.74%) Capita
11 3 (0.74%) comScore
11 3 (0.74%) Optimizely
11 3 (0.74%) Twitter
12 2 (0.50%) Compuware
12 2 (0.50%) Informatica
12 2 (0.50%) Red Hat