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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South East / Surrey
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 126 119
Rank change year-on-year +18 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 57 81 93
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 2.03% 1.95% 2.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 2.22% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 43 68 88
Median salary £52,500 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +31.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £30,300 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 Surrey with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Surrey
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2331 3649 3950
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey 83.01% 87.72% 87.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 3102 3298
Median salary £52,500 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.52% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £68,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Surrey 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Woking +24 19 £50,000 +50.37% 1
Reigate +22 14 £52,500 +16.66% 1
Walton-on-Thames +3 7 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Staines -5 7 £52,500 - 2
Redhill +3 4 £52,500 -4.54%
Dorking - 1 £45,000 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (52.22%) ISTQB
3 42 (46.67%) Test Automation
4 35 (38.89%) Finance
5 33 (36.67%) Automated Testing
6 31 (34.44%) Software Testing
6 31 (34.44%) ISEB
7 29 (32.22%) Selenium
8 28 (31.11%) Defect Management
9 24 (26.67%) QA
10 22 (24.44%) Configuration Management
10 22 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 21 (23.33%) Unit Testing
11 21 (23.33%) System Testing
11 21 (23.33%) Degree
12 20 (22.22%) TDD
13 19 (21.11%) Scrum
13 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
14 18 (20.00%) Software Engineering
14 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
15 17 (18.89%) C#
15 17 (18.89%) SQL
16 16 (17.78%) Java
16 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
16 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
17 15 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
17 15 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
17 15 (16.67%) Line Management
17 15 (16.67%) JavaScript

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 1 (1.11%) Apache
1 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.78%) VoIP
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
2 2 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.11%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.11%) SAP BW
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (32.22%) Selenium
2 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
3 12 (13.33%) HP UFT
4 9 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.89%) JIRA
6 7 (7.78%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.78%) Git (software)
6 7 (7.78%) InstallShield
6 7 (7.78%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.67%) MSTest
8 5 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 4 (4.44%) Gatling
9 4 (4.44%) JMeter
9 4 (4.44%) NUnit
9 4 (4.44%) Protractor
9 4 (4.44%) TeamCity
9 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
10 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
10 2 (2.22%) SpecFlow
10 2 (2.22%) WebLOAD
General
1 35 (38.89%) Finance
2 13 (14.44%) Legal
3 7 (7.78%) Aerospace
3 7 (7.78%) Automotive
3 7 (7.78%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.44%) Banking
4 4 (4.44%) Marketing
5 1 (1.11%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (26.67%) Analyst
2 20 (22.22%) Test Engineer
3 19 (21.11%) Test Analyst
4 17 (18.89%) Test Manager
5 9 (10.00%) Automation Test Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Developer
5 9 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (10.00%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (8.89%) CRM Specialist
7 7 (7.78%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) Test Automation Engineer
8 6 (6.67%) Test Leader
9 5 (5.56%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (5.56%) Java Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) QA Analyst
10 4 (4.44%) Quality Engineer
10 4 (4.44%) Selenium Test Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Consultant
11 3 (3.33%) Systems Analyst
11 3 (3.33%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.33%) .NET
1 12 (13.33%) XML
2 7 (7.78%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (6.67%) AngularJS
3 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 6 (6.67%) WCF
4 3 (3.33%) HTML
4 3 (3.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.11%) Apache Wicket
5 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.11%) CSS
5 1 (1.11%) CSS3
5 1 (1.11%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.11%) HTML5
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (1.11%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (4.44%) User Experience
4 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.11%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (14.44%) Linux
2 12 (13.33%) Windows
3 9 (10.00%) Unix
4 7 (7.78%) Solaris
5 5 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (67.78%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (46.67%) Test Automation
3 33 (36.67%) Automated Testing
4 31 (34.44%) Software Testing
5 28 (31.11%) Defect Management
6 22 (24.44%) Configuration Management
6 22 (24.44%) User Acceptance Testing
7 21 (23.33%) System Testing
7 21 (23.33%) Unit Testing
8 20 (22.22%) TDD
9 19 (21.11%) Regression Testing
9 19 (21.11%) Scrum
10 18 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 18 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 16 (17.78%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 15 (16.67%) Line Management
12 15 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 13 (14.44%) Test Scripting
14 11 (12.22%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) C#
1 17 (18.89%) SQL
2 16 (17.78%) Java
3 15 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 13 (14.44%) C++
5 12 (13.33%) Python
6 7 (7.78%) C
6 7 (7.78%) Perl
6 7 (7.78%) Ruby
7 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.33%) Groovy
9 2 (2.22%) VB
9 2 (2.22%) VBScript
10 1 (1.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (52.22%) ISTQB
2 31 (34.44%) ISEB
3 21 (23.33%) Degree
4 16 (17.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (6.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 2 (2.22%) CISA
6 2 (2.22%) CISM
6 2 (2.22%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.67%) QA
2 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.22%) ISO27002
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (13.33%) HP
2 7 (7.78%) Red Hat
3 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.22%) TOWER Software
5 1 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.11%) SAP
5 1 (1.11%) Sitecore
Reigate, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Plus Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 13 days ago
Walton-On-Thames
Client Server
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Staines
Bupa
Posted: 6 days ago