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

Test Strategy
England > South East
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 236 201 246
Rank change year-on-year -35 +45 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 407 490 562
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.29% 1.56% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.79% 1.56%
Number of salaries quoted 388 374 501
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £72,125 £71,818
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 27,753 27,383 36,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.65% 87.22% 87.31%
Number of salaries quoted 22,935 22,400 30,363
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 February 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 February 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 -13 157 £50,000 - 17
Surrey +21 104 £47,500 - 7
Berkshire -10 75 £50,000 -9.09% 5
Hampshire -82 60 £42,000 -6.67% 12
Oxfordshire +15 46 £50,000 +38.89% 9
Buckinghamshire +10 39 £48,750 +26.62% 3
East Sussex -18 31 £32,500 -23.53% 1
Kent -6 28 £32,500 -25.29% 2
Isle of Wight - 14 £30,000 - 1
Sussex - 11 £70,000 -
West Sussex -23 4 £53,750 +30.30%
Middlesex - 1 £80,000 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 298 (73.22%) Test Automation
2 264 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (35.87%) QA
4 124 (30.47%) SQL
5 121 (29.73%) SDLC
6 119 (29.24%) Selenium
7 102 (25.06%) Test Scripting
8 95 (23.34%) C#
9 93 (22.85%) ISTQB
10 90 (22.11%) ISEB
11 86 (21.13%) JavaScript
12 85 (20.88%) Regression Testing
12 85 (20.88%) Test Management
13 77 (18.92%) Java
14 75 (18.43%) .NET
14 75 (18.43%) Manual Testing
15 74 (18.18%) BDD
15 74 (18.18%) SQL Server
15 74 (18.18%) TDD
16 67 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
16 67 (16.46%) JIRA
17 62 (15.23%) Degree
18 57 (14.00%) Microsoft
18 57 (14.00%) Process Improvement
19 56 (13.76%) Software Testing
20 51 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
21 50 (12.29%) WebDriver
21 50 (12.29%) Acceptance Criteria
22 49 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
22 49 (12.04%) Integration 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 17 (4.18%) Confluence
2 12 (2.95%) Apache
3 11 (2.70%) Drupal
4 9 (2.21%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.49%) SAS
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 35 (8.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.23%) SAP S/4HANA
3 4 (0.98%) SAP Retail
4 1 (0.25%) Primavera
4 1 (0.25%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.25%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.95%) SaaS
2 11 (2.70%) Cloudflare
3 10 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.23%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.98%) PaaS
6 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.25%) BrowserStack
7 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.47%) Broadband
2 5 (1.23%) VoIP
3 2 (0.49%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (0.49%) iSCSI
3 2 (0.49%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.25%) HTTP
4 1 (0.25%) Internet
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (3.44%) MySQL
4 13 (3.19%) Big Data
5 9 (2.21%) Data Mining
6 5 (1.23%) GIS
6 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.74%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.25%) HBase
8 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.25%) Redis
8 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 119 (29.24%) Selenium
2 67 (16.46%) JIRA
3 50 (12.29%) WebDriver
4 37 (9.09%) Cucumber
5 30 (7.37%) Jenkins
6 28 (6.88%) HP UFT
7 25 (6.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 23 (5.65%) JMeter
9 22 (5.41%) LoadRunner
10 19 (4.67%) SoapUI
10 19 (4.67%) Visual Studio
11 15 (3.69%) Git (software)
11 15 (3.69%) NUnit
12 11 (2.70%) Grunt
12 11 (2.70%) SpecFlow
13 10 (2.46%) Zephyr
14 9 (2.21%) TestRail
15 8 (1.97%) TeamCity
16 6 (1.47%) Gradle
16 6 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 49 (12.04%) Finance
2 19 (4.67%) Digital Economy
3 15 (3.69%) Retail
4 7 (1.72%) Automotive
4 7 (1.72%) Banking
4 7 (1.72%) Games
5 6 (1.47%) Electronics
6 5 (1.23%) Aerospace
6 5 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.49%) Advertising
7 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.49%) Military
7 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.25%) Legal
8 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 130 (31.94%) Analyst
2 102 (25.06%) Tester
3 90 (22.11%) Test Analyst
4 61 (14.99%) Developer
5 40 (9.83%) Software Tester
6 39 (9.58%) Test Engineer
7 36 (8.85%) Test Manager
8 35 (8.60%) QA Analyst
9 34 (8.35%) Business Analyst
10 32 (7.86%) Software Developer
11 30 (7.37%) QA Test Analyst
12 29 (7.13%) QA Engineer
13 27 (6.63%) QA Leader
14 25 (6.14%) Automation Tester
15 24 (5.90%) Automation Test Analyst
16 21 (5.16%) Software Test Engineer
17 20 (4.91%) QA Tester
18 18 (4.42%) Senior Tester
19 16 (3.93%) CRM Analyst
19 16 (3.93%) CRM Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (18.43%) .NET
2 47 (11.55%) HTML
3 43 (10.57%) AngularJS
4 37 (9.09%) ASP.NET
5 35 (8.60%) .NET Framework
5 35 (8.60%) ASP.NET Web API
5 35 (8.60%) WCF
6 34 (8.35%) CSS
6 34 (8.35%) Entity Framework
6 34 (8.35%) RESTful
6 34 (8.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 26 (6.39%) XML
8 17 (4.18%) Web Services
9 16 (3.93%) jQuery
10 15 (3.69%) HTML5
11 13 (3.19%) Gherkin
12 12 (2.95%) Ajax
12 12 (2.95%) XHTML
13 11 (2.70%) JSON
13 11 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.04%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (8.60%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.69%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.21%) Mobile App
6 6 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (1.47%) Replication
7 5 (1.23%) Cloud Native
8 4 (0.98%) Blog
8 4 (0.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 3 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.74%) N-Tier
9 3 (0.74%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.25%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.25%) e-Health
10 1 (0.25%) Internet of Things
10 1 (0.25%) Life Science
10 1 (0.25%) Minimum Viable Product
10 1 (0.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (12.04%) Linux
2 47 (11.55%) Windows
3 7 (1.72%) Android
3 7 (1.72%) Apple iOS
4 5 (1.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (73.22%) Test Automation
2 264 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
3 121 (29.73%) SDLC
4 102 (25.06%) Test Scripting
5 85 (20.88%) Regression Testing
5 85 (20.88%) Test Management
6 75 (18.43%) Manual Testing
7 74 (18.18%) BDD
7 74 (18.18%) TDD
8 67 (16.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 57 (14.00%) Process Improvement
10 56 (13.76%) Software Testing
11 51 (12.53%) Continuous Integration
12 50 (12.29%) Acceptance Criteria
13 49 (12.04%) Integration Testing
14 43 (10.57%) User Stories
15 41 (10.07%) Performance Testing
16 39 (9.58%) Scenario Testing
17 38 (9.34%) CRM
18 37 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 124 (30.47%) SQL
2 95 (23.34%) C#
3 86 (21.13%) JavaScript
4 77 (18.92%) Java
5 28 (6.88%) C++
6 24 (5.90%) PHP
7 21 (5.16%) Python
8 20 (4.91%) Ruby
9 15 (3.69%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.46%) VB.NET
11 7 (1.72%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.47%) C
13 3 (0.74%) Groovy
13 3 (0.74%) Perl
14 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.25%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.25%) Scala
14 1 (0.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 93 (22.85%) ISTQB
2 90 (22.11%) ISEB
3 62 (15.23%) Degree
4 35 (8.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 21 (5.16%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (3.69%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 14 (3.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 11 (2.70%) SC Cleared
8 11 (2.70%) Security Cleared
9 4 (0.98%) CREST Certified
9 4 (0.98%) HNC
9 4 (0.98%) HND
9 4 (0.98%) Master's Degree
10 3 (0.74%) NVQ Level 4
11 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 146 (35.87%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9000
2 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.25%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (2.21%) Hyper-V
1 9 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (0.49%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Docker
3 1 (0.25%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 26 (6.39%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (3.93%) HP ALM
3 1 (0.25%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 57 (14.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (6.88%) HP
3 13 (3.19%) SAP
4 12 (2.95%) Sophos
5 11 (2.70%) Oracle
6 10 (2.46%) Micro Focus
7 9 (2.21%) Cadence
7 9 (2.21%) Concur
8 7 (1.72%) White Clarke
9 5 (1.23%) Ariba
10 4 (0.98%) Altera
11 3 (0.74%) ForgeRock
11 3 (0.74%) Sitecore
12 2 (0.49%) Google
12 2 (0.49%) VMware
13 1 (0.25%) Birst
13 1 (0.25%) IBM
13 1 (0.25%) Keysight
13 1 (0.25%) Xamarin