The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England / Suffolk
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 51 65
Rank change year-on-year +14 +14  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 23 15 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 5.74% 2.68% 1.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.41% 3.05% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 22 15 10
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £25,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% +38.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £19,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,250 £49,000 £30,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 359 491 565
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Suffolk 89.53% 87.84% 84.83%
Number of salaries quoted 332 458 519
Median salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Suffolk 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 Suffolk

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Suffolk

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Suffolk

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Suffolk over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Suffolk

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Suffolk

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Suffolk region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Ipswich +13 18 £32,500 -7.14%
Bury St Edmunds - 3 £32,500 - 1
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Suffolk region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 15 (55.56%) QA
3 13 (48.15%) SQL
4 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (29.63%) Finance
5 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (25.93%) Release Management
6 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
6 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 7 (25.93%) ISEB
6 7 (25.93%) Oracle
7 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
7 6 (22.22%) Test Management
8 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (18.52%) SDLC
8 5 (18.52%) ETL Development
8 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (18.52%) Legal
8 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
8 5 (18.52%) .NET
8 5 (18.52%) ETL
9 4 (14.81%) Analytics
9 4 (14.81%) Degree
10 3 (11.11%) WPF
10 3 (11.11%) Silverlight

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Suffolk 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (11.11%) SaaS
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) 3GPP
1 1 (3.70%) Broadband
1 1 (3.70%) IPsec
1 1 (3.70%) IPv4
1 1 (3.70%) IPv6
1 1 (3.70%) Multicast
1 1 (3.70%) PPP
1 1 (3.70%) UPnP
1 1 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
2 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (11.11%) Big Data
2 3 (11.11%) BigQuery
2 3 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.11%) Looker
2 3 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (11.11%) QlikView
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Visual Studio
2 3 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 2 (7.41%) Zephyr
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Legal
3 2 (7.41%) Marketing
3 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (55.56%) Analyst
2 10 (37.04%) Test Analyst
3 8 (29.63%) Software Analyst
4 6 (22.22%) Tester
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analyst
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 5 (18.52%) Developer
6 4 (14.81%) Agile Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Lead Tester
6 4 (14.81%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (14.81%) Software Tester
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Test Analyst
7 3 (11.11%) Test Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 2 (7.41%) IT Analyst
8 2 (7.41%) Test Engineer
8 2 (7.41%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) .NET
2 3 (11.11%) Silverlight
2 3 (11.11%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (29.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 3 (11.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Test Automation
2 11 (40.74%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.93%) Regression Testing
3 7 (25.93%) Release Management
4 6 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 6 (22.22%) Test Management
5 5 (18.52%) Business Analysis
5 5 (18.52%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (18.52%) ETL
5 5 (18.52%) ETL Development
5 5 (18.52%) SDLC
5 5 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
7 3 (11.11%) Business Process Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) CRM
7 3 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 3 (11.11%) Defect Management
7 3 (11.11%) Manual Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 2 (7.41%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (48.15%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) C#
2 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) ISEB
1 7 (25.93%) ISTQB
2 4 (14.81%) Degree
3 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.70%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (55.56%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.70%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 3 (11.11%) Tableau
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