Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey 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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 163 157
Rank change year-on-year -17 -6 -3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 86 109 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.38% 1.64% 1.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.55% 1.92% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 81 106 149
Surrey median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.00% -
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £29,750
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £65,250
South East median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £47,500

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 Surrey with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Surrey
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 5551 5682 7460
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 88.92% 85.69% 87.14%
Number of salaries quoted 4492 4760 6481
Surrey median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £70,000 £67,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Surrey

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 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
Woking +29 23 £42,500 -19.05% 2
Reigate -25 22 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Egham -4 15 £57,500 +4.55% 1
Walton-on-Thames +14 8 £35,000 +11.11%
Staines +9 6 £75,000 -
Leatherhead +9 3 £35,000 -17.65%
Redhill -2 1 £45,000 +12.50%
Guildford -18 1 £42,500 +21.43% 1
Cobham - 1 £42,000 -
Epsom - 1 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 21 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 Surrey region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 65 (75.58%) Test Automation
2 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (40.70%) ISTQB
3 35 (40.70%) C#
4 34 (39.53%) CRM
5 32 (37.21%) Selenium
6 31 (36.05%) Dynamics CRM
7 28 (32.56%) Acceptance Criteria
8 27 (31.40%) SQL
9 26 (30.23%) Finance
10 25 (29.07%) SDLC
11 24 (27.91%) ISEB
12 23 (26.74%) QA
12 23 (26.74%) TDD
13 22 (25.58%) Test Management
13 22 (25.58%) Manual Testing
14 21 (24.42%) Software Testing
15 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
15 19 (22.09%) AngularJS
16 18 (20.93%) Java
16 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
16 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
16 18 (20.93%) Degree
16 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
16 18 (20.93%) Scrum
17 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
17 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
18 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
18 16 (18.60%) Functional Testing
18 16 (18.60%) PRINCE2

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 (3.49%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (3.49%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 31 (36.05%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (16.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 32 (37.21%) Selenium
2 15 (17.44%) NUnit
2 15 (17.44%) WebDriver
3 13 (15.12%) Jenkins
4 12 (13.95%) Visual Studio
5 9 (10.47%) TeamCity
6 8 (9.30%) InstallShield
6 8 (9.30%) MSTest
7 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
7 6 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (5.81%) Protractor
8 5 (5.81%) SpecFlow
9 4 (4.65%) HP UFT
10 3 (3.49%) eggPlant
10 3 (3.49%) Moq
10 3 (3.49%) Rational DOORS
11 2 (2.33%) Appium
11 2 (2.33%) Octopus Deploy
12 1 (1.16%) Gatling
12 1 (1.16%) JMeter
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 8 (9.30%) Aerospace
2 8 (9.30%) Automotive
2 8 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Military
4 1 (1.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 41 (47.67%) Analyst
2 23 (26.74%) Tester
3 21 (24.42%) Test Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Business Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) CRM Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) CRM Business Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) Developer
5 13 (15.12%) Software Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Automation Test Analyst
6 10 (11.63%) Selenium Test Analyst
6 10 (11.63%) Test Engineer
7 6 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Automation Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) QA Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) QA Automation Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Software Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (5.81%) Test Manager
8 5 (5.81%) Unix Analyst
9 4 (4.65%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (22.09%) AngularJS
2 16 (18.60%) .NET
3 15 (17.44%) .NET Framework
3 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET
3 15 (17.44%) ASP.NET Web API
3 15 (17.44%) Entity Framework
3 15 (17.44%) RESTful
3 15 (17.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 15 (17.44%) WCF
4 9 (10.47%) XML
5 4 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 3 (3.49%) Ninject
7 2 (2.33%) REST
8 1 (1.16%) CSS
8 1 (1.16%) CSS3
8 1 (1.16%) HTML
8 1 (1.16%) HTML5
8 1 (1.16%) jQuery
8 1 (1.16%) Node.js
8 1 (1.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.49%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.33%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (2.33%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.63%) Linux
1 10 (11.63%) Unix
2 8 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (9.30%) Solaris
2 8 (9.30%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (75.58%) Test Automation
2 40 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (39.53%) CRM
4 28 (32.56%) Acceptance Criteria
5 25 (29.07%) SDLC
6 23 (26.74%) TDD
7 22 (25.58%) Manual Testing
7 22 (25.58%) Test Management
8 21 (24.42%) Software Testing
9 19 (22.09%) Regression Testing
10 18 (20.93%) Scrum
10 18 (20.93%) User Acceptance Testing
11 17 (19.77%) Test Scripting
12 16 (18.60%) Functional Testing
12 16 (18.60%) PRINCE2
12 16 (18.60%) UML
12 16 (18.60%) Unit Testing
12 16 (18.60%) Use Case
13 15 (17.44%) E-Commerce
13 15 (17.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 35 (40.70%) C#
2 27 (31.40%) SQL
3 18 (20.93%) Java
3 18 (20.93%) JavaScript
4 10 (11.63%) C
5 8 (9.30%) C++
5 8 (9.30%) Perl
5 8 (9.30%) Python
5 8 (9.30%) Ruby
6 3 (3.49%) PHP
6 3 (3.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (40.70%) ISTQB
2 24 (27.91%) ISEB
3 18 (20.93%) Degree
4 14 (16.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.49%) HND
6 2 (2.33%) CISA
6 2 (2.33%) CISM
6 2 (2.33%) CISSP
7 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (26.74%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (10.47%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft
2 8 (9.30%) Red Hat
3 3 (3.49%) ForgeRock
3 3 (3.49%) HP
3 3 (3.49%) Sitecore
3 3 (3.49%) VMware
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle