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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 9 August 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
6 months to
9 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 226 358 355
Rank change year-on-year +132 -3 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 3,009 1,014 556
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 1.77% 0.89% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.84% 0.95% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1,049 769 445
10th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £32,500
25th Percentile £47,500 £45,000 £40,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £62,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +4.55% +10.00%
75th Percentile £78,750 £72,500 £75,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% +5.56%

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 163,158 107,241 60,516
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 95.78% 94.06% 93.05%
Number of salaries quoted 83,987 72,859 49,103
10th Percentile £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
25th Percentile £45,000 £42,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
75th Percentile £80,000 £75,000 £73,750
90th Percentile £96,250 £92,500 £90,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Test Strategy.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Test Strategy over the 6 months to 9 August 2022.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Top 17 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 9 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England +136 2,622 £62,500 +4.17% 179
London +128 1,463 £70,000 - 79
UK excluding London +137 1,267 £55,000 +10.00% 113
Work from Home +105 1,118 £60,000 +9.09% 79
South East +53 325 £57,500 +15.00% 18
North of England +81 321 £45,000 -5.26% 20
Midlands +71 215 £50,000 - 28
South West +83 167 £51,250 -9.29% 27
West Midlands +32 154 £50,000 - 18
North West +38 148 £55,000 +29.41% 14
Yorkshire +25 143 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East of England -2 114 £55,000 -8.33% 5
Scotland +10 72 £55,000 +15.79% 8
East Midlands +26 61 £55,000 +22.22% 9
Wales +23 57 £41,089 -8.69% 3
North East +13 30 £40,000 -15.79% 1
Northern Ireland -23 3 - - 4

For the 6 months to 9 August 2022, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1,559 (51.81%) Test Automation
2 1,548 (51.45%) Agile
3 1,464 (48.65%) QA
4 1,133 (37.65%) Software Testing
5 857 (28.48%) Finance
6 822 (27.32%) Java
7 783 (26.02%) CI/CD
8 745 (24.76%) JavaScript
9 731 (24.29%) Test Scripting
10 728 (24.19%) Google
11 723 (24.03%) Test Management
12 722 (23.99%) Social Skills
13 710 (23.60%) Azure
14 678 (22.53%) DevOps
15 670 (22.27%) Python
16 667 (22.17%) AWS
17 653 (21.70%) Microsoft
18 642 (21.34%) JMeter
19 636 (21.14%) Selenium
20 593 (19.71%) BDD
21 568 (18.88%) Software Engineering
22 527 (17.51%) Virtual Team
23 525 (17.45%) Defect Management
24 507 (16.85%) IBM
25 506 (16.82%) Scrum
26 503 (16.72%) HP
27 502 (16.68%) HP Quality Center
28 501 (16.65%) Zephyr
29 498 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
30 494 (16.42%) HP ALM

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
1 155 (5.15%) Confluence
2 79 (2.63%) CMS
3 31 (1.03%) Headless CMS
4 26 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
5 16 (0.53%) Apache
6 15 (0.50%) IIS
7 14 (0.47%) Apache Spark
8 13 (0.43%) Apache Airflow
8 13 (0.43%) Ethereum
9 12 (0.40%) SharePoint
10 10 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (0.30%) Apache Pig
11 9 (0.30%) WordPress
12 7 (0.23%) nginx
12 7 (0.23%) Tomcat
13 5 (0.17%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.100%) NServiceBus
15 2 (0.066%) Camunda
15 2 (0.066%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.066%) SAS
Applications
1 41 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (1.26%) Chatbot
3 15 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
4 12 (0.40%) Simulink
5 8 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 6 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.20%) Sketch
6 6 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.066%) Blender
7 2 (0.066%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.066%) Revit
8 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 23 (0.76%) SAP S/4HANA
2 22 (0.73%) SAP ERP
3 13 (0.43%) SAP APO
3 13 (0.43%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
4 12 (0.40%) SAP Retail
5 11 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
6 9 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
6 9 (0.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 9 (0.30%) SAP BPC
6 9 (0.30%) SAP FI
7 4 (0.13%) NetSuite
8 3 (0.100%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.100%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.033%) assyst
9 1 (0.033%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.033%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
9 1 (0.033%) Summit
9 1 (0.033%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 710 (23.60%) Azure
2 667 (22.17%) AWS
3 324 (10.77%) GCP
4 185 (6.15%) Azure DevOps
5 181 (6.02%) GitHub
6 154 (5.12%) Serverless
7 120 (3.99%) SaaS
8 76 (2.53%) OpenShift
9 74 (2.46%) AWS Lambda
10 62 (2.06%) BrowserStack
11 61 (2.03%) npm
12 52 (1.73%) PaaS
12 52 (1.73%) Sauce Labs
13 39 (1.30%) IaaS
14 38 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
15 37 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
16 36 (1.20%) Power Platform
17 33 (1.10%) Amazon SQS
18 32 (1.06%) Firebase
18 32 (1.06%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 149 (4.95%) HTTP
2 75 (2.49%) TCP/IP
3 52 (1.73%) Broadband
4 30 (1.00%) Wireshark
5 28 (0.93%) DHCP
5 28 (0.93%) IMAP
5 28 (0.93%) SSL
5 28 (0.93%) tcpdump
6 14 (0.47%) Firewall
7 13 (0.43%) PPP
8 7 (0.23%) VPN
9 5 (0.17%) FTP
9 5 (0.17%) Internet
10 4 (0.13%) DAB
10 4 (0.13%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.100%) Network Security
12 2 (0.066%) 4G
12 2 (0.066%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (0.066%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.066%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 131 (4.35%) NoSQL
2 113 (3.76%) MySQL
3 112 (3.72%) MongoDB
4 107 (3.56%) SQL Server
5 101 (3.36%) Big Data
5 101 (3.36%) Relational Database
6 71 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
8 44 (1.46%) Tableau
9 36 (1.20%) Hadoop
10 35 (1.16%) Power BI
10 35 (1.16%) RDBMS
11 32 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (1.03%) Redis
13 25 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
14 23 (0.76%) DB2
15 21 (0.70%) Amazon Redshift
16 19 (0.63%) Data Lake
17 16 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.43%) DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 642 (21.34%) JMeter
2 636 (21.14%) Selenium
3 501 (16.65%) Zephyr
4 454 (15.09%) Rational Quality Manager
5 428 (14.22%) Git (software)
6 408 (13.56%) JIRA
7 377 (12.53%) Jenkins
8 326 (10.83%) Cucumber
9 264 (8.77%) Postman
10 217 (7.21%) SpecFlow
11 210 (6.98%) Cypress.io
12 187 (6.21%) WebDriver
13 116 (3.86%) JUnit
14 82 (2.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 82 (2.73%) Rational DOORS
15 81 (2.69%) TestRail
16 76 (2.53%) Maven
17 73 (2.43%) GitLab
17 73 (2.43%) REST Assured
18 72 (2.39%) Appium
General
1 857 (28.48%) Finance
2 722 (23.99%) Social Skills
3 434 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
4 266 (8.84%) Banking
5 220 (7.31%) Manufacturing
6 213 (7.08%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 183 (6.08%) Games
8 136 (4.52%) Retail
9 124 (4.12%) Marketing
10 111 (3.69%) Automotive
11 96 (3.19%) Presentation Skills
12 89 (2.96%) Publishing
13 63 (2.09%) Organisational Skills
14 60 (1.99%) Telecoms
15 55 (1.83%) Public Sector
16 46 (1.53%) Documentation Skills
17 42 (1.40%) Aerospace
18 40 (1.33%) Law
19 37 (1.23%) Financial Institution
20 33 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 555 (18.44%) QA Leader
2 332 (11.03%) Test Engineer
3 328 (10.90%) QA Engineer
4 269 (8.94%) Software Engineer
5 225 (7.48%) Developer
6 202 (6.71%) Test Manager
7 188 (6.25%) Technical Leader
8 184 (6.11%) Analyst
9 161 (5.35%) Tester
10 137 (4.55%) Software Test Engineer
11 120 (3.99%) Senior Software Engineer
12 105 (3.49%) Test Leader
13 90 (2.99%) Architect
14 89 (2.96%) Quality Engineer
15 79 (2.63%) Senior QA Engineer
16 74 (2.46%) Automation Tester
17 72 (2.39%) Automation Engineer
18 70 (2.33%) Test Automation Engineer
19 67 (2.23%) QA Analyst
20 63 (2.09%) Software Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 480 (15.95%) REST
2 415 (13.79%) .NET
3 383 (12.73%) Node.js
4 249 (8.28%) React
5 224 (7.44%) .NET Core
6 187 (6.21%) JSON
7 156 (5.18%) HTML
8 136 (4.52%) SOAP
9 133 (4.42%) CSS
10 127 (4.22%) Web Services
11 104 (3.46%) RESTful
12 101 (3.36%) Spring
13 97 (3.22%) AngularJS
13 97 (3.22%) Gherkin
14 88 (2.92%) Playwright
15 85 (2.82%) Spring Boot
16 83 (2.76%) Kafka
17 76 (2.53%) GraphQL
18 75 (2.49%) XML
19 63 (2.09%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 527 (17.51%) Virtual Team
2 274 (9.11%) User Experience
3 255 (8.47%) Public Cloud
4 241 (8.01%) Cloud Native
5 191 (6.35%) Life Science
6 111 (3.69%) Mobile App
7 104 (3.46%) Self-Motivation
8 80 (2.66%) Social Network
9 59 (1.96%) Algorithms
10 48 (1.60%) Social Media
11 42 (1.40%) Blockchain
11 42 (1.40%) Driving Licence
12 40 (1.33%) Analytical Mindset
13 37 (1.23%) Wiki
14 35 (1.16%) Cyberattack
15 32 (1.06%) Data Structures
16 31 (1.03%) Animation
16 31 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
17 30 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
17 30 (1.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 195 (6.48%) Linux
2 171 (5.68%) Apple iOS
3 151 (5.02%) Windows
4 146 (4.85%) Unix
5 145 (4.82%) Android
6 14 (0.47%) Mac OS X
7 12 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (0.27%) CentOS
9 7 (0.23%) VMS
10 5 (0.17%) AIX
11 2 (0.066%) Kali Linux
11 2 (0.066%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.066%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,559 (51.81%) Test Automation
2 1,548 (51.45%) Agile
3 1,133 (37.65%) Software Testing
4 783 (26.02%) CI/CD
5 731 (24.29%) Test Scripting
6 723 (24.03%) Test Management
7 678 (22.53%) DevOps
8 593 (19.71%) BDD
9 568 (18.88%) Software Engineering
10 525 (17.45%) Defect Management
11 506 (16.82%) Scrum
12 498 (16.55%) Problem-Solving
13 488 (16.22%) Project Delivery
14 459 (15.25%) TDD
15 394 (13.09%) API Testing
16 354 (11.76%) Mentoring
16 354 (11.76%) Microservices
17 332 (11.03%) SDLC
18 322 (10.70%) Continuous Integration
19 316 (10.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 822 (27.32%) Java
2 745 (24.76%) JavaScript
3 670 (22.27%) Python
4 447 (14.86%) SQL
5 350 (11.63%) C#
6 204 (6.78%) TypeScript
7 149 (4.95%) C
8 108 (3.59%) C++
9 79 (2.63%) Go
10 77 (2.56%) Ruby
11 64 (2.13%) Kotlin
12 56 (1.86%) Shell Script
13 41 (1.36%) ES6
14 38 (1.26%) Apple Swift
15 37 (1.23%) PHP
16 34 (1.13%) ES8
17 30 (1.00%) Groovy
18 29 (0.96%) Bash
19 28 (0.93%) Scala
20 23 (0.76%) Rust
Qualifications
1 377 (12.53%) Degree
2 210 (6.98%) ISTQB
3 116 (3.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 115 (3.82%) ISEB
5 99 (3.29%) Master's Degree
6 97 (3.22%) Security Cleared
7 91 (3.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 91 (3.02%) SC Cleared
8 46 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
9 42 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 13 (0.43%) Six Sigma Black Belt
10 13 (0.43%) Six Sigma Green Belt
11 12 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
11 12 (0.40%) Numerate Degree
12 11 (0.37%) PMI Certification
13 7 (0.23%) HNC
13 7 (0.23%) ISEB Practitioner
13 7 (0.23%) PhD
14 6 (0.20%) HND
15 4 (0.13%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1,464 (48.65%) QA
2 157 (5.22%) Accessibility
3 69 (2.29%) Automotive SPICE
4 65 (2.16%) MISRA
5 23 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 17 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
7 16 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 14 (0.47%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.43%) Data Quality
10 10 (0.33%) AUTOSAR
10 10 (0.33%) PSD2
11 8 (0.27%) GDPR
11 8 (0.27%) HL7
12 6 (0.20%) WCAG
13 5 (0.17%) EMIR
13 5 (0.17%) NCSC
14 4 (0.13%) ISO 13485
14 4 (0.13%) ISO 26262
14 4 (0.13%) PMO
14 4 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 255 (8.47%) Docker
2 15 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (0.30%) Apache Flume
5 7 (0.23%) vSphere
6 4 (0.13%) IAG
7 3 (0.100%) Active Directory
8 2 (0.066%) Firmware
8 2 (0.066%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.033%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.033%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 502 (16.68%) HP Quality Center
2 494 (16.42%) HP ALM
3 170 (5.65%) Kubernetes
4 105 (3.49%) Terraform
5 30 (1.00%) Grafana
6 15 (0.50%) Ansible
6 15 (0.50%) Prometheus
7 9 (0.30%) vCenter Server
8 7 (0.23%) CA Service Virtualization
9 6 (0.20%) Kibana
9 6 (0.20%) Puppet
10 5 (0.17%) Docker Swarm
10 5 (0.17%) Graphite
10 5 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.17%) Opsgenie
11 3 (0.100%) HP Fortify
12 2 (0.066%) Nessus
12 2 (0.066%) Nexpose
12 2 (0.066%) Oracle Identity Management
12 2 (0.066%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 728 (24.19%) Google
2 653 (21.70%) Microsoft
3 507 (16.85%) IBM
4 503 (16.72%) HP
5 74 (2.46%) Oracle
6 55 (1.83%) Atlassian
7 49 (1.63%) SAP
8 45 (1.50%) FIS
8 45 (1.50%) Salesforce.com
9 31 (1.03%) Adobe
10 27 (0.90%) Databricks
11 26 (0.86%) Revolut
11 26 (0.86%) TrueLayer
12 20 (0.66%) AppDynamics
12 20 (0.66%) Autodesk
13 19 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 19 (0.63%) ServiceNow
14 16 (0.53%) LexisNexis
14 16 (0.53%) New Relic
14 16 (0.53%) VMware