Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies 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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 303 255 243
Rank change year-on-year -48 -12 +1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1913 2525 2987
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.35% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.51% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1549 2081 2447
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £32,000 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £76,250 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 161665 167144 194190
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.93% 89.36% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 127669 138904 159942
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £78,750 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.53% - +6.25%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Top 16 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -53 1778 £50,000 +3.63% 115
UK excluding London -53 1172 £45,000 - 88
London -35 688 £60,000 - 38
South East -71 332 £47,500 - 20
North of England -54 300 £45,000 +5.88% 27
Midlands -26 189 £40,000 -11.11% 11
Yorkshire -39 147 £45,000 +12.50% 9
East of England -50 143 £50,000 +5.26% 16
North West -56 134 £45,000 +5.88% 16
South West +8 124 £45,000 +18.42% 2
West Midlands +6 116 £45,000 - 4
East Midlands -26 73 £35,000 -22.22% 7
Scotland -35 62 £52,000 +9.47% 9
Wales +1 21 £41,000 +16.31% 3
North East +13 19 £37,500 +25.00% 2
Northern Ireland -13 17 £33,000 -19.02%

For the 6 months to 20 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 with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1238 (64.72%) Test Automation
2 1066 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
3 776 (40.56%) QA
4 596 (31.16%) Selenium
5 530 (27.71%) Finance
6 512 (26.76%) Java
7 474 (24.78%) Test Scripting
8 386 (20.18%) SQL
9 370 (19.34%) Software Testing
10 365 (19.08%) Degree
11 338 (17.67%) ISTQB
12 333 (17.41%) Test Management
12 333 (17.41%) SDLC
13 329 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
14 325 (16.99%) C#
15 291 (15.21%) WebDriver
16 281 (14.69%) BDD
16 281 (14.69%) Scrum
17 270 (14.11%) ISEB
17 270 (14.11%) Cucumber
18 269 (14.06%) Regression Testing
19 263 (13.75%) JIRA
20 247 (12.91%) Manual Testing
21 245 (12.81%) Functional Testing
22 235 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
23 231 (12.08%) Microsoft
24 223 (11.66%) TDD
25 217 (11.34%) .NET
26 195 (10.19%) Banking
26 195 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 57 (2.98%) Confluence
2 35 (1.83%) SharePoint
3 18 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (0.78%) WebLogic
5 12 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (0.58%) Apache
6 11 (0.58%) Apache Spark
6 11 (0.58%) IIS
7 9 (0.47%) CMS
7 9 (0.47%) Tomcat
8 6 (0.31%) Apache Pig
8 6 (0.31%) Apache Solr
8 6 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 5 (0.26%) CICS
10 4 (0.21%) nginx
10 4 (0.21%) Umbraco
11 3 (0.16%) JBoss
11 3 (0.16%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.10%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.10%) WordPress
Applications
1 75 (3.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 59 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (2.77%) Microsoft Project
4 22 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.63%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.21%) Adobe Premiere
6 4 (0.21%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.052%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 41 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 24 (1.25%) SAP S/4HANA
3 12 (0.63%) SAP SD
4 10 (0.52%) SAP ERP
5 8 (0.42%) Oracle ERP
5 8 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.37%) LabWindows
7 6 (0.31%) HFM
7 6 (0.31%) Hyperion Enterprise
8 4 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
10 2 (0.10%) SAP FI
10 2 (0.10%) SAP Retail
10 2 (0.10%) SunGard APT
10 2 (0.10%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 86 (4.50%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (1.57%) SaaS
4 24 (1.25%) GitHub
5 16 (0.84%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.58%) PaaS
7 10 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.21%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.21%) Slack
10 3 (0.16%) BlazeMeter
10 3 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
10 3 (0.16%) npm
10 3 (0.16%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.16%) Sauce Labs
11 2 (0.10%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.10%) AdWords
11 2 (0.10%) BrowserStack
12 1 (0.052%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (1.41%) Internet
2 24 (1.25%) HTTP
3 17 (0.89%) VoIP
4 14 (0.73%) TCP/IP
5 12 (0.63%) SSH
6 10 (0.52%) HTTPS
6 10 (0.52%) VSAT
7 9 (0.47%) LAN
7 9 (0.47%) WAN
8 8 (0.42%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (0.42%) SAN
9 7 (0.37%) SMS
10 6 (0.31%) VPN
11 5 (0.26%) Broadband
12 4 (0.21%) FTP
12 4 (0.21%) PuTTY
12 4 (0.21%) SMTP
12 4 (0.21%) WinSCP
13 3 (0.16%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.16%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 47 (2.46%) Big Data
3 39 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
4 29 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 26 (1.36%) Hadoop
6 23 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (1.15%) MongoDB
7 22 (1.15%) Oracle Database
8 20 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 19 (0.99%) MySQL
10 18 (0.94%) NoSQL
11 16 (0.84%) Power BI
12 14 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
13 12 (0.63%) Redis
14 11 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
14 11 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (0.52%) Apache Cassandra
16 9 (0.47%) SQLPlus
17 8 (0.42%) Blockchain
17 8 (0.42%) HBase
Development Applications
1 596 (31.16%) Selenium
2 291 (15.21%) WebDriver
3 270 (14.11%) Cucumber
4 263 (13.75%) JIRA
5 160 (8.36%) Jenkins
6 123 (6.43%) HP UFT
7 118 (6.17%) SoapUI
8 113 (5.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 99 (5.18%) JMeter
10 97 (5.07%) JUnit
11 87 (4.55%) SpecFlow
12 85 (4.44%) Visual Studio
13 76 (3.97%) LoadRunner
14 69 (3.61%) Git (software)
15 66 (3.45%) NUnit
16 62 (3.24%) TestNG
17 56 (2.93%) FitNesse
18 37 (1.93%) JBehave
19 36 (1.88%) Protractor
19 36 (1.88%) Zephyr
General
1 530 (27.71%) Finance
2 195 (10.19%) Banking
3 98 (5.12%) Retail
4 61 (3.19%) Marketing
5 50 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 35 (1.83%) Electronics
8 34 (1.78%) Legal
9 30 (1.57%) Law
10 28 (1.46%) Digital Economy
11 26 (1.36%) Back Office
12 23 (1.20%) Military
13 20 (1.05%) Retail Banking
14 18 (0.94%) Games
15 17 (0.89%) Publishing
16 16 (0.84%) Automotive
17 15 (0.78%) Manufacturing
18 14 (0.73%) Financial Institution
19 11 (0.58%) Front Office
20 9 (0.47%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 451 (23.58%) Analyst
2 330 (17.25%) Tester
3 316 (16.52%) Test Analyst
4 257 (13.43%) Test Manager
5 171 (8.94%) Test Leader
6 167 (8.73%) QA Engineer
7 157 (8.21%) Developer
8 132 (6.90%) Test Engineer
9 110 (5.75%) Automation Tester
10 94 (4.91%) Software Tester
11 91 (4.76%) Business Analyst
12 83 (4.34%) Senior Analyst
13 80 (4.18%) Consultant
14 74 (3.87%) QA Analyst
15 73 (3.82%) QA Tester
16 71 (3.71%) QA Leader
17 63 (3.29%) Senior Tester
18 59 (3.08%) Developer in Test
19 57 (2.98%) QA Automation Engineer
19 57 (2.98%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (11.34%) .NET
2 127 (6.64%) Web Services
3 117 (6.12%) HTML
4 105 (5.49%) SOAP
5 73 (3.82%) XML
6 71 (3.71%) REST
7 69 (3.61%) CSS
8 62 (3.24%) AngularJS
9 61 (3.19%) Gherkin
10 56 (2.93%) RESTful
11 53 (2.77%) ASP.NET
12 39 (2.04%) HTML5
13 35 (1.83%) JSON
14 32 (1.67%) .NET Framework
15 29 (1.52%) Node.js
16 27 (1.41%) STL
17 25 (1.31%) WCF
18 21 (1.10%) ASP.NET Web API
18 21 (1.10%) Spring
19 19 (0.99%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 235 (12.28%) Analytical Skills
2 185 (9.67%) Computer Science
3 77 (4.03%) Management Information System
4 60 (3.14%) Fintech
4 60 (3.14%) Mobile App
5 47 (2.46%) User Experience
6 44 (2.30%) Client/Server
7 38 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
8 26 (1.36%) Fixed Income
9 25 (1.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (1.15%) Virtual Team
11 20 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
11 20 (1.05%) Hedge funds
12 18 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
13 14 (0.73%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.63%) EPoS
15 11 (0.58%) Equities
16 10 (0.52%) Data Structures
17 9 (0.47%) Replication
18 7 (0.37%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 160 (8.36%) Windows
2 148 (7.74%) Linux
3 77 (4.03%) Unix
4 47 (2.46%) Android
5 44 (2.30%) Apple iOS
6 21 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (0.89%) Windows Server
8 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (0.42%) Solaris
11 5 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (0.21%) CentOS
12 4 (0.21%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.21%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.052%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1238 (64.72%) Test Automation
2 1066 (55.72%) Agile Software Development
3 474 (24.78%) Test Scripting
4 370 (19.34%) Software Testing
5 333 (17.41%) SDLC
5 333 (17.41%) Test Management
6 329 (17.20%) User Acceptance Testing
7 281 (14.69%) BDD
7 281 (14.69%) Scrum
8 269 (14.06%) Regression Testing
9 247 (12.91%) Manual Testing
10 245 (12.81%) Functional Testing
11 223 (11.66%) TDD
12 195 (10.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 190 (9.93%) Non-Functional Testing
13 190 (9.93%) Performance Testing
14 183 (9.57%) Defect Management
15 182 (9.51%) Mentoring
16 181 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
17 172 (8.99%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 512 (26.76%) Java
2 386 (20.18%) SQL
3 325 (16.99%) C#
4 166 (8.68%) JavaScript
5 125 (6.53%) Ruby
6 122 (6.38%) Python
7 117 (6.12%) C++
8 73 (3.82%) C
9 35 (1.83%) Perl
10 30 (1.57%) PL/SQL
11 27 (1.41%) Shell Script
12 23 (1.20%) PHP
13 22 (1.15%) Scala
14 18 (0.94%) T-SQL
15 17 (0.89%) Groovy
16 16 (0.84%) VB.NET
17 14 (0.73%) VB
18 11 (0.58%) F#
19 10 (0.52%) VBScript
20 8 (0.42%) R
Qualifications
1 365 (19.08%) Degree
2 338 (17.67%) ISTQB
3 270 (14.11%) ISEB
4 138 (7.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 136 (7.11%) Computer Science Degree
6 80 (4.18%) Security Cleared
7 44 (2.30%) SC Cleared
8 30 (1.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 25 (1.31%) DV Cleared
10 17 (0.89%) ISEB Practitioner
11 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (0.58%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (0.47%) SAP Certification
14 8 (0.42%) CISSP
14 8 (0.42%) Master's Degree
15 7 (0.37%) ACCA
15 7 (0.37%) CEH
15 7 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.37%) MCSA
15 7 (0.37%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 776 (40.56%) QA
2 26 (1.36%) PMO
3 8 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.26%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.26%) RMADS
5 4 (0.21%) COBIT
5 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.21%) GAAP
5 4 (0.21%) GDPR
5 4 (0.21%) MiFID
5 4 (0.21%) SEPA
6 3 (0.16%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 20022
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.10%) SLA
8 1 (0.052%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 28 (1.46%) Docker
2 23 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.63%) Hyper-V
4 11 (0.58%) Firmware
5 8 (0.42%) vSphere
6 6 (0.31%) HDFS
7 4 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.10%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 161 (8.42%) HP Quality Center
2 19 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (0.37%) Puppet
4 6 (0.31%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (0.26%) Perfmon
6 3 (0.16%) Nessus
6 3 (0.16%) Nmap
7 2 (0.10%) Grafana
7 2 (0.10%) HockeyApp
8 1 (0.052%) Ansible
8 1 (0.052%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 231 (12.08%) Microsoft
2 144 (7.53%) HP
3 142 (7.42%) Oracle
4 79 (4.13%) SAP
5 30 (1.57%) Cognizant
6 27 (1.41%) VMware
7 23 (1.20%) Atlassian
8 20 (1.05%) Murex
9 19 (0.99%) Red Hat
10 15 (0.78%) Hyperion
11 13 (0.68%) Concur
11 13 (0.68%) Google
11 13 (0.68%) Salesforce.com
12 12 (0.63%) Tableau
13 11 (0.58%) Cisco
13 11 (0.58%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
13 11 (0.58%) Xerox
14 10 (0.52%) Cadence
14 10 (0.52%) IBM
15 9 (0.47%) Adobe