Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
East of England > Suffolk
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 81 75
Rank change year-on-year +32 -6 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 6 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 4.20% 0.61% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.77% 0.70% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 23 5 11
Suffolk median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.86% +4.48% -16.25%
10th Percentile £29,750 £30,850 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,000 £44,750 £45,000
East of England median annual salary £49,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.16% - -6.86%

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 Suffolk with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Suffolk
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 503 863 794
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Suffolk 87.94% 87.97% 86.78%
Number of salaries quoted 472 751 668
Suffolk median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +3.45%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Suffolk

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Ipswich +20 19 £36,250 +3.57% 2
Bury St Edmunds - 2 £32,500 -
Test Strategy
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 14 (58.33%) QA
3 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (41.67%) SQL
4 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (37.50%) Finance
5 8 (33.33%) ETL
5 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (29.17%) Analytics
6 7 (29.17%) Release Management
6 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (29.17%) Oracle
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
7 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 6 (25.00%) ETL Development
8 5 (20.83%) Looker
8 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (20.83%) Tableau
8 5 (20.83%) Big Data
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 5 (20.83%) ISEB
8 5 (20.83%) Legal
8 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (20.83%) QlikView
9 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
9 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
9 4 (16.67%) .NET

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 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Blueworks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (20.83%) Big Data
2 5 (20.83%) Looker
2 5 (20.83%) QlikView
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (16.67%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 4 (16.67%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (16.67%) BigQuery
3 4 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (4.17%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (4.17%) JIRA
3 1 (4.17%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (37.50%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) Legal
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (66.67%) Analyst
2 9 (37.50%) Test Analyst
3 8 (33.33%) Software Analyst
4 7 (29.17%) Business Analyst
5 6 (25.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 6 (25.00%) Developer
6 4 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (16.67%) Lead Tester
6 4 (16.67%) Software Test Analyst
6 4 (16.67%) Software Tester
6 4 (16.67%) Tester
7 3 (12.50%) Manual Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Test Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Business Intelligence Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Data Business Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) IT Analyst
8 2 (8.33%) Test Manager
9 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (4.17%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
2 2 (8.33%) Silverlight
2 2 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.17%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.17%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (33.33%) ETL
5 7 (29.17%) Analytics
5 7 (29.17%) Business Analysis
5 7 (29.17%) Release Management
6 6 (25.00%) ETL Development
6 6 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 5 (20.83%) Test Management
8 4 (16.67%) Business Process Analysis
8 4 (16.67%) Collaborative Working
8 4 (16.67%) CRM
8 4 (16.67%) Data Analysis
8 4 (16.67%) SDLC
8 4 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Manual Testing
9 3 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 2 (8.33%) Risk Analysis
10 2 (8.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) ISEB
2 4 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 3 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (58.33%) QA
2 2 (8.33%) Data Quality
2 2 (8.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (29.17%) Oracle
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 5 (20.83%) Tableau
3 1 (4.17%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Trillium