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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South East
Rank 182 221 229
Rank change year-on-year +39 +8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 251 266 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.68% 1.38% 1.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.95% 1.59% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 180 213 212
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.65% -8.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £31,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 12849 16735 17507
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 86.02% 87.11% 85.75%
Number of salaries quoted 10537 14128 13955
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £67,500 £69,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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
Hampshire +51 70 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Surrey +14 56 £50,000 +25.00% 8
Berkshire +51 53 £45,000 -10.00% 3
Kent -12 17 £42,000 +2.43%
West Sussex +15 15 £50,000 +29.03% 1
East Sussex +14 13 £42,500 -15.46% 1
Oxfordshire 0 13 £36,000 +30.90% 1
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £34,000 -15.00% 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 236 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (28.60%) ISTQB
3 133 (28.18%) Test Scripting
4 131 (27.75%) Selenium
5 125 (26.48%) Automated Testing
6 119 (25.21%) Test Automation
7 117 (24.79%) Software Testing
8 112 (23.73%) Finance
9 111 (23.52%) HP
10 110 (23.31%) SQL
11 109 (23.09%) QA
12 93 (19.70%) Java
13 88 (18.64%) ISEB
14 86 (18.22%) Regression Testing
14 86 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
15 78 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 77 (16.31%) Microsoft
17 75 (15.89%) Mentoring
18 73 (15.47%) SDLC
19 72 (15.25%) Performance Testing
20 71 (15.04%) SQL Server
21 70 (14.83%) Degree
22 65 (13.77%) Functional Testing
23 63 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
23 63 (13.35%) Scrum
24 62 (13.14%) Test Management
25 61 (12.92%) JIRA
25 61 (12.92%) Windows
26 60 (12.71%) Automation Testing
27 59 (12.50%) Continuous Integration

Test Strategy
Top Related 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 8 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (1.48%) IIS
3 4 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (0.64%) CMS
4 3 (0.64%) WebLogic
5 2 (0.42%) Apache
5 2 (0.42%) IBM Domino
5 2 (0.42%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.42%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.21%) Confluence
6 1 (0.21%) JBoss
6 1 (0.21%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (8.26%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.42%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (2.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.06%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.85%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.64%) SAP HCM
6 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.85%) Force.com
4 4 (0.85%) SaaS
4 4 (0.85%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.21%) Basecamp
5 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.21%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 14 (2.97%) ATM
2 7 (1.48%) TCP/IP
2 7 (1.48%) VoIP
3 6 (1.27%) HTTP
4 4 (0.85%) 3G
4 4 (0.85%) 4G
4 4 (0.85%) MPLS
4 4 (0.85%) MVNO
4 4 (0.85%) VoLTE
5 2 (0.42%) IMAP
5 2 (0.42%) NAS
5 2 (0.42%) SAN
5 2 (0.42%) SMTP
5 2 (0.42%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.04%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.18%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.85%) MySQL
4 4 (0.85%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.64%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.42%) DB2
6 2 (0.42%) InfluxDB
6 2 (0.42%) Looker
6 2 (0.42%) Power BI
6 2 (0.42%) QlikView
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Endeca
7 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.21%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 131 (27.75%) Selenium
2 78 (16.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 61 (12.92%) JIRA
4 59 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 58 (12.29%) JMeter
6 54 (11.44%) WebDriver
7 49 (10.38%) Visual Studio
8 41 (8.69%) LoadRunner
9 32 (6.78%) SoapUI
10 28 (5.93%) Jenkins
11 20 (4.24%) Git (software)
12 17 (3.60%) Eclipse
12 17 (3.60%) Gatling
12 17 (3.60%) IntelliJ
12 17 (3.60%) JUnit
13 15 (3.18%) Cucumber
14 13 (2.75%) JIRA Agile
14 13 (2.75%) WATIR
15 11 (2.33%) Visual Studio Team System
16 9 (1.91%) TeamCity
General
1 112 (23.73%) Finance
2 23 (4.87%) Telecoms
3 21 (4.45%) Legal
4 16 (3.39%) Marketing
5 15 (3.18%) Banking
6 14 (2.97%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.75%) Financial Institution
8 11 (2.33%) Electronics
9 10 (2.12%) Retail
10 8 (1.69%) Automotive
11 7 (1.48%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.85%) Military
13 3 (0.64%) Back Office
14 2 (0.42%) Games
14 2 (0.42%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 134 (28.39%) Analyst
2 118 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 91 (19.28%) Test Manager
4 78 (16.53%) Test Engineer
5 47 (9.96%) Test Leader
6 44 (9.32%) Tester
7 33 (6.99%) Senior Analyst
8 32 (6.78%) Automation Test Analyst
9 31 (6.57%) QA Engineer
10 29 (6.14%) Senior Test Analyst
11 26 (5.51%) Software Test Engineer
12 22 (4.66%) Architect
13 20 (4.24%) Developer
13 20 (4.24%) QA Tester
13 20 (4.24%) Software Analyst
14 19 (4.03%) Automation Tester
14 19 (4.03%) Software Test Analyst
15 17 (3.60%) Manual Test Analyst
15 17 (3.60%) QA Automation Engineer
16 16 (3.39%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (12.08%) Web Services
2 46 (9.75%) .NET
3 23 (4.87%) XML
4 20 (4.24%) HTML
5 11 (2.33%) SOAP
6 10 (2.12%) ASP.NET Web API
6 10 (2.12%) Gherkin
6 10 (2.12%) JMS
7 9 (1.91%) .NET Framework
7 9 (1.91%) AngularJS
7 9 (1.91%) ASP.NET
7 9 (1.91%) CSS
7 9 (1.91%) REST
8 6 (1.27%) HTML5
8 6 (1.27%) Spring
8 6 (1.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (1.27%) WCF
9 4 (0.85%) ASP.NET MVC
9 4 (0.85%) CSS3
9 4 (0.85%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (7.42%) Computer Science
2 28 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.30%) Enterprise Software
4 13 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.12%) User Experience
6 7 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
6 7 (1.48%) iPad
7 6 (1.27%) Replication
8 5 (1.06%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.06%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.85%) Virtual Team
10 3 (0.64%) Smart Meter
10 3 (0.64%) Smartcard
11 2 (0.42%) Data Centre
11 2 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
12 1 (0.21%) Blog
12 1 (0.21%) FMCG
12 1 (0.21%) iSeries
12 1 (0.21%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 61 (12.92%) Windows
2 23 (4.87%) Linux
3 15 (3.18%) Unix
4 8 (1.69%) Solaris
5 6 (1.27%) Android
5 6 (1.27%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.85%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 133 (28.18%) Test Scripting
3 125 (26.48%) Automated Testing
4 119 (25.21%) Test Automation
5 117 (24.79%) Software Testing
6 86 (18.22%) Regression Testing
6 86 (18.22%) User Acceptance Testing
7 75 (15.89%) Mentoring
8 73 (15.47%) SDLC
9 72 (15.25%) Performance Testing
10 65 (13.77%) Functional Testing
11 63 (13.35%) Scrum
12 62 (13.14%) Test Management
13 60 (12.71%) Automation Testing
14 59 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
14 59 (12.50%) System Testing
14 59 (12.50%) TDD
15 57 (12.08%) Stakeholder Management
16 54 (11.44%) Manual Testing
17 44 (9.32%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 110 (23.31%) SQL
2 93 (19.70%) Java
3 55 (11.65%) C#
4 28 (5.93%) C++
4 28 (5.93%) Python
5 27 (5.72%) JavaScript
6 23 (4.87%) C
7 13 (2.75%) Perl
8 10 (2.12%) Ruby
9 8 (1.69%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.48%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.27%) Groovy
11 6 (1.27%) VB
11 6 (1.27%) VBScript
12 4 (0.85%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.85%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.64%) Embedded C
13 3 (0.64%) Embedded C++
13 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.42%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 135 (28.60%) ISTQB
2 88 (18.64%) ISEB
3 70 (14.83%) Degree
4 59 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 35 (7.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 35 (7.42%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (0.64%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.42%) ACCA
8 2 (0.42%) CIMA
8 2 (0.42%) CISA
8 2 (0.42%) CISM
8 2 (0.42%) CISSP
9 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.21%) HND
9 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.21%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (23.09%) QA
2 6 (1.27%) PMO
3 4 (0.85%) SLA
4 3 (0.64%) SDET
5 2 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.42%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.42%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.85%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.85%) VMware ESX
3 3 (0.64%) Docker
3 3 (0.64%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (13.35%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (1.91%) Perfmon
3 7 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
4 5 (1.06%) Puppet
5 3 (0.64%) Grafana
6 1 (0.21%) Graphite
Vendors
1 111 (23.52%) HP
2 77 (16.31%) Microsoft
3 52 (11.02%) SAP
4 40 (8.47%) Oracle
5 11 (2.33%) IBM
6 9 (1.91%) Telerik
7 8 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
8 7 (1.48%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.48%) VMware
9 6 (1.27%) Riverbed
10 5 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (0.85%) BroadSoft
11 4 (0.85%) Ericsson
12 3 (0.64%) Capita
12 3 (0.64%) Concur
12 3 (0.64%) Informatica
13 2 (0.42%) hybris
13 2 (0.42%) Tableau
13 2 (0.42%) TOWER Software
14 1 (0.21%) AppDynamics
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Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: From £45,000 to £47,000 per annum + Bens + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
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Hove, East Sussex
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Salary: £35 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
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Haywards Heath, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
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Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
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Basingstoke, Hampshire
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 45 - 60,000 + benefits
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Staines
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People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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Staines
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Walton-On-Thames
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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