Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 219 217 262
Rank change year-on-year -2 +45 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 434 447 495
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.37% 1.49% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.70% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 405 339 411
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,975 £29,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,250 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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 28,153 26,347 34,242
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.92% 87.81% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,261 21,683 28,828
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 +21 161 £50,000 - 12
Surrey +30 111 £47,500 -5.00% 9
Hampshire -86 68 £42,000 +5.00% 14
Oxfordshire +43 64 £50,000 +38.89% 4
Berkshire -39 55 £50,000 - 5
Buckinghamshire +23 43 £50,000 +42.86% 3
East Sussex +10 42 £32,500 -18.75% 2
Sussex - 21 £70,000 -
Isle of Wight - 19 £30,000 -
Kent -11 11 £32,500 -23.53%
West Sussex -18 5 £55,000 +10.00%
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 313 (72.12%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (69.12%) Test Automation
3 183 (42.17%) QA
4 135 (31.11%) SQL
5 127 (29.26%) Selenium
6 117 (26.96%) SDLC
7 106 (24.42%) JavaScript
8 102 (23.50%) BDD
9 100 (23.04%) C#
10 98 (22.58%) TDD
11 83 (19.12%) .NET
11 83 (19.12%) ISEB
11 83 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
12 82 (18.89%) SQL Server
13 75 (17.28%) Regression Testing
13 75 (17.28%) Test Scripting
14 71 (16.36%) ISTQB
15 70 (16.13%) Java
16 69 (15.90%) JIRA
17 63 (14.52%) HTML
18 58 (13.36%) Test Management
19 57 (13.13%) Windows
20 53 (12.21%) Software Testing
20 53 (12.21%) AngularJS
21 52 (11.98%) CSS
22 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
22 51 (11.75%) Scrum
23 49 (11.29%) Cucumber
24 48 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
25 47 (10.83%) Jenkins

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 22 (5.07%) Apache
1 22 (5.07%) Confluence
2 19 (4.38%) Drupal
3 4 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
4 3 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (0.46%) SAS
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.23%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 24 (5.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.69%) SAP Retail
3 2 (0.46%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.23%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.38%) Cloudflare
2 18 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (3.00%) SaaS
4 11 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (2.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.15%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.69%) Flurry Analytics
7 3 (0.69%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.69%) Slack
8 2 (0.46%) BlazeMeter
8 2 (0.46%) GitHub
8 2 (0.46%) PaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.23%) IaaS
9 1 (0.23%) Panaya
9 1 (0.23%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.15%) Internet
1 5 (1.15%) VoIP
2 4 (0.92%) Broadband
3 3 (0.69%) Skype
4 2 (0.46%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (0.46%) iSCSI
4 2 (0.46%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) HTTP
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 21 (4.84%) MySQL
4 10 (2.30%) Big Data
5 8 (1.84%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.61%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.46%) DB2
9 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 127 (29.26%) Selenium
2 69 (15.90%) JIRA
3 49 (11.29%) Cucumber
4 47 (10.83%) Jenkins
5 32 (7.37%) WebDriver
6 26 (5.99%) HP UFT
7 21 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (4.61%) Git (software)
9 19 (4.38%) Grunt
9 19 (4.38%) LoadRunner
10 17 (3.92%) SoapUI
11 16 (3.69%) JMeter
11 16 (3.69%) Visual Studio
12 13 (3.00%) SpecFlow
13 12 (2.76%) NUnit
14 10 (2.30%) Zephyr
15 8 (1.84%) JUnit
15 8 (1.84%) TeamCity
15 8 (1.84%) TestRail
16 6 (1.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (7.83%) Finance
2 10 (2.30%) Retail
3 7 (1.61%) Automotive
3 7 (1.61%) Games
4 6 (1.38%) Digital Economy
4 6 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.15%) Advertising
5 5 (1.15%) Aerospace
5 5 (1.15%) Electronics
6 4 (0.92%) Marketing
7 3 (0.69%) Back Office
7 3 (0.69%) Banking
8 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Local Government
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (25.35%) Analyst
2 102 (23.50%) Tester
3 83 (19.12%) Test Analyst
4 82 (18.89%) Developer
5 51 (11.75%) Test Engineer
6 44 (10.14%) QA Analyst
7 40 (9.22%) Software Tester
8 39 (8.99%) QA Engineer
8 39 (8.99%) QA Test Analyst
9 32 (7.37%) Software Developer
10 31 (7.14%) Test Manager
11 30 (6.91%) QA Leader
11 30 (6.91%) Software Test Engineer
12 29 (6.68%) Automation Tester
13 25 (5.76%) Automation Test Analyst
13 25 (5.76%) Lead Developer
14 24 (5.53%) QA Tester
15 20 (4.61%) Business Analyst
15 20 (4.61%) QA Automation Engineer
15 20 (4.61%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (19.12%) .NET
2 63 (14.52%) HTML
3 53 (12.21%) AngularJS
4 52 (11.98%) CSS
5 44 (10.14%) ASP.NET
6 36 (8.29%) .NET Framework
7 35 (8.06%) ASP.NET Web API
7 35 (8.06%) Entity Framework
7 35 (8.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 35 (8.06%) WCF
8 34 (7.83%) RESTful
9 31 (7.14%) jQuery
10 30 (6.91%) HTML5
11 27 (6.22%) XML
12 20 (4.61%) Ajax
13 19 (4.38%) JSON
13 19 (4.38%) Sass
13 19 (4.38%) XHTML
14 18 (4.15%) SOAP
14 18 (4.15%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 30 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (6.22%) Self-Motivation
3 26 (5.99%) Computer Science
4 17 (3.92%) Mobile App
5 16 (3.69%) Cloud Native
6 14 (3.23%) Blog
7 8 (1.84%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.38%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 4 (0.92%) Replication
11 3 (0.69%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.69%) User Experience
11 3 (0.69%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.46%) Life Science
12 2 (0.46%) Public Cloud
13 1 (0.23%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.23%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.23%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 57 (13.13%) Windows
2 47 (10.83%) Linux
3 16 (3.69%) Android
4 12 (2.76%) Apple iOS
5 4 (0.92%) Unix
6 1 (0.23%) CentOS
6 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (72.12%) Agile Software Development
2 300 (69.12%) Test Automation
3 117 (26.96%) SDLC
4 102 (23.50%) BDD
5 98 (22.58%) TDD
6 83 (19.12%) Continuous Integration
7 75 (17.28%) Regression Testing
7 75 (17.28%) Test Scripting
8 58 (13.36%) Test Management
9 53 (12.21%) Software Testing
10 51 (11.75%) Scrum
11 48 (11.06%) User Acceptance Testing
12 47 (10.83%) Process Improvement
13 46 (10.60%) Manual Testing
14 41 (9.45%) MVC
15 40 (9.22%) Coaching
16 39 (8.99%) Performance Testing
17 37 (8.53%) Acceptance Criteria
17 37 (8.53%) OOP
17 37 (8.53%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 135 (31.11%) SQL
2 106 (24.42%) JavaScript
3 100 (23.04%) C#
4 70 (16.13%) Java
5 31 (7.14%) PHP
6 26 (5.99%) C++
7 24 (5.53%) Python
8 22 (5.07%) Ruby
9 7 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 6 (1.38%) C
10 6 (1.38%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.15%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.69%) Perl
13 2 (0.46%) Scala
14 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.23%) Groovy
14 1 (0.23%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 83 (19.12%) ISEB
2 71 (16.36%) ISTQB
3 45 (10.37%) Degree
4 27 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 13 (3.00%) ISEB Practitioner
5 13 (3.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 13 (3.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (3.00%) Security Cleared
6 10 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.92%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.92%) HNC
8 3 (0.69%) HND
8 3 (0.69%) Master's Degree
8 3 (0.69%) NVQ Level 4
9 2 (0.46%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 183 (42.17%) QA
2 7 (1.61%) GCP
3 3 (0.69%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (1.84%) Hyper-V
1 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (3.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (1.15%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 51 (11.75%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.92%) HP
3 14 (3.23%) Google
4 11 (2.53%) Oracle
5 10 (2.30%) Micro Focus
5 10 (2.30%) Sophos
6 8 (1.84%) Cadence
7 7 (1.61%) White Clarke
8 5 (1.15%) SAP
9 4 (0.92%) Altera
10 3 (0.69%) comScore
10 3 (0.69%) Facebook
10 3 (0.69%) Optimizely
10 3 (0.69%) Twitter
11 2 (0.46%) CA
11 2 (0.46%) Compuware
11 2 (0.46%) Informatica
12 1 (0.23%) Ariba
12 1 (0.23%) Capita
12 1 (0.23%) Red Hat