The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Swindon 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 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Wiltshire / Swindon
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 43 54
Rank change year-on-year +3 +11  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 14 25 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Swindon 3.37% 4.17% 2.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.94% 4.65% 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 8 24 4
Median salary £50,990 £46,768 £51,938
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.02% -9.95%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 Swindon with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Swindon
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 355 538 535
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 85.54% 89.82% 93.04%
Number of salaries quoted 293 490 435
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £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 Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon 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 Swindon

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Swindon

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Swindon

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Swindon

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Swindon over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Swindon

For the 6 months to 29 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 Swindon region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (78.57%) SOAP
1 11 (78.57%) UML
1 11 (78.57%) SOA
1 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (78.57%) Banking
1 11 (78.57%) WCF
1 11 (78.57%) REST
1 11 (78.57%) Mentoring
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Workflow
3 7 (50.00%) BPEL
3 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
3 7 (50.00%) Unisys
3 7 (50.00%) WSDL
3 7 (50.00%) IBM
3 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) SAP
3 7 (50.00%) Software AG
3 7 (50.00%) Middleware
3 7 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 7 (50.00%) Data Quality
3 7 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (50.00%) Use Case
3 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (50.00%) BPMN
3 7 (50.00%) DataPower
3 7 (50.00%) Business Process Modelling
4 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (35.71%) Scrum

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Swindon 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 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
1 4 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) Selenium
2 1 (7.14%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (78.57%) Banking
2 9 (64.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Architect
1 11 (78.57%) Technical Architect
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Architect
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Technical Architect
4 2 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Senior QA Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (78.57%) REST
1 11 (78.57%) SOAP
1 11 (78.57%) WCF
2 7 (50.00%) Middleware
2 7 (50.00%) WSDL
3 4 (28.57%) .NET
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET Web API
3 4 (28.57%) Ext JS
3 4 (28.57%) Node.js
3 4 (28.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) DataPower
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (28.57%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) Mentoring
1 11 (78.57%) SOA
1 11 (78.57%) Stakeholder Management
1 11 (78.57%) UML
2 7 (50.00%) BPEL
2 7 (50.00%) BPMN
2 7 (50.00%) Business Process Modelling
2 7 (50.00%) Data Modelling
2 7 (50.00%) OO
2 7 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 7 (50.00%) Use Case
2 7 (50.00%) Workflow
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Scrum
4 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) DevOps
4 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 4 (28.57%) MVVM
4 4 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (28.57%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) C#
1 4 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 3 (21.43%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) IBM
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (50.00%) SAP
1 7 (50.00%) Software AG
1 7 (50.00%) Unisys
2 4 (28.57%) Sencha