Period
to 18 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 101 109
Rank change year-on-year -22 +8 -8
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 12 11 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.69% 0.87% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.01% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12 8 12
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% -
10th Percentile £31,500 £34,400 £37,125
90th Percentile £59,225 £47,250 £56,125
Hampshire median annual salary £42,000 £45,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% -10.00% +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 Southampton with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Southampton
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,511 1,088 1,185
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 86.34% 86.35% 84.34%
Number of salaries quoted 1,358 957 1,082
Southampton median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £62,500
Hampshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Southampton.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Southampton

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Southampton.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Southampton

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Southampton

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Southampton over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 Southampton region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
2 6 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) QA
4 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
4 4 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (25.00%) HND
5 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 3 (25.00%) Degree
5 3 (25.00%) NVQ Level 4
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Demand Management
6 2 (16.67%) Cutover Planning
6 2 (16.67%) SAP Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Retail
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
6 2 (16.67%) SAP
6 2 (16.67%) IDoc
6 2 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
6 2 (16.67%) Order to Cash
6 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
6 2 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) SAP Retail
General
1 2 (16.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Software Tester
1 6 (50.00%) Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 5 (41.67%) Lead Software Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Lead Tester
2 5 (41.67%) QA Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) QA Leader
2 5 (41.67%) QA Tester
2 5 (41.67%) Software QA Tester
3 4 (33.33%) Business Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Pricing Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) SAP SD Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Software Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) IDoc
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Test Scripting
2 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) High Availability
2 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 6 (50.00%) Test Planning
3 4 (33.33%) Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (33.33%) Collaborative Working
3 4 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (33.33%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (25.00%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
5 2 (16.67%) Cutover Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Demand Management
5 2 (16.67%) Order to Cash
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Resource Allocation
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) ISEB
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) HND
2 3 (25.00%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (41.67%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP