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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 252 260 252
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1091 1360 1432
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.28% 1.31% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.48% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 847 1061 1072
Median salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £72,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year - -3.95%  

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 75940 92082 94020
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.12% 88.56% 87.01%
Number of salaries quoted 62461 76226 76084
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 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
England +14 1030 £47,500 - 138
London +7 355 £57,604 +0.18% 53
South East +35 247 £42,500 +6.25% 25
South West +56 109 £42,500 +6.25% 10
East of England +15 91 £45,000 -5.26% 6
Yorkshire +13 89 £43,750 +9.37% 12
Hampshire +44 72 £40,000 -11.11% 6
West Yorkshire +20 71 £45,000 +12.50% 8
City of London +6 69 £60,000 -7.69% 14
Leeds +34 61 £45,000 +23.28% 7
Surrey +29 57 £52,500 +31.25% 7
Berkshire +50 48 £45,000 -10.00% 5
North West -43 47 £40,000 -11.11% 10
Hertfordshire +30 45 £45,000 -21.73% 1
Gloucestershire +33 40 £46,250 -15.90% 2
West Midlands -23 39 £42,500 -10.52% 9
East Midlands -1 37 £41,250 +10.00% 8
Manchester -47 32 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Watford +11 27 £45,000 -25.00% 1
Somerset +8 22 £40,000 +44.14% 3
South Wales +3 21 £38,500 +14.92% 2
Wales -2 21 £38,500 +14.92% 3
Fareham +28 20 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Birmingham -11 20 £36,500 -18.88% 5
Reading +33 19 £37,500 -21.05% 3
Woking +25 19 £50,000 +50.37%
Bristol -2 19 £42,500 +17.24% 2
Essex +9 18 £57,500 +4.54% 1
Cardiff 0 17 £40,250 +29.83% 2
Scotland -8 17 £42,500 -19.04% 3

For the 6 months to 28 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 with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 1287 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
2 842 (37.89%) QA
3 672 (30.24%) Selenium
4 600 (27.00%) Test Automation
5 589 (26.51%) Finance
6 535 (24.08%) ISTQB
7 520 (23.40%) Java
8 506 (22.77%) ISEB
9 492 (22.14%) SQL
10 477 (21.47%) Test Scripting
11 395 (17.78%) Software Testing
12 385 (17.33%) SDLC
13 382 (17.19%) C#
14 377 (16.97%) Automated Testing
15 369 (16.61%) Scrum
16 346 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
17 344 (15.48%) Regression Testing
18 341 (15.35%) Degree
19 331 (14.90%) Test Management
20 317 (14.27%) Functional Testing
21 299 (13.46%) .NET
22 298 (13.41%) Microsoft
23 292 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
24 279 (12.56%) Waterfall
25 274 (12.33%) BDD
26 264 (11.88%) Non-Functional Testing
27 262 (11.79%) Mentoring
28 257 (11.57%) Cucumber
29 253 (11.39%) Automation Testing
30 251 (11.30%) 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 34 (1.53%) WebLogic
2 33 (1.49%) SharePoint
3 29 (1.31%) Confluence
4 24 (1.08%) IIS
5 22 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
6 19 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 15 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 13 (0.59%) WebSphere
9 12 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (0.50%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.45%) SAS
12 9 (0.41%) CMS
13 8 (0.36%) Apache
14 5 (0.23%) JBoss
14 5 (0.23%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.18%) Documentum
15 4 (0.18%) Jetty
16 2 (0.090%) Apache Solr
16 2 (0.090%) IBM Domino
16 2 (0.090%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 161 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.49%) MS Office
3 21 (0.95%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.68%) MS Project
6 2 (0.090%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.045%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.045%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
4 8 (0.36%) Oracle ERP
5 7 (0.32%) Markit EDM
6 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
8 4 (0.18%) SAP HR
9 3 (0.14%) Infor M3
9 3 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
9 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.14%) SAP HCM
9 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
10 2 (0.090%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle ASCP
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle EBS
10 2 (0.090%) Oracle SCM
10 2 (0.090%) SAP IS-U
10 2 (0.090%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 83 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
1 83 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 47 (2.12%) SaaS
3 23 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 21 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 12 (0.54%) PaaS
7 9 (0.41%) IaaS
8 7 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
9 4 (0.18%) Force.com
10 3 (0.14%) GitHub
10 3 (0.14%) iPaaS
10 3 (0.14%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.045%) Basecamp
11 1 (0.045%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.045%) Heroku
11 1 (0.045%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 54 (2.43%) Internet
2 37 (1.67%) HTTP
3 22 (0.99%) TCP/IP
4 17 (0.77%) Firewall
5 16 (0.72%) ATM
6 12 (0.54%) Network Security
7 8 (0.36%) SSH
8 7 (0.32%) HTTPS
8 7 (0.32%) VoIP
9 5 (0.23%) SSL
10 4 (0.18%) 3G
10 4 (0.18%) 4G
10 4 (0.18%) MPLS
10 4 (0.18%) MVNO
10 4 (0.18%) VoLTE
11 3 (0.14%) Wireshark
12 2 (0.090%) IMAP
12 2 (0.090%) Intranet
12 2 (0.090%) NAS
12 2 (0.090%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (7.92%) SQL Server
2 80 (3.60%) Big Data
3 77 (3.47%) Relational Database
4 59 (2.66%) Data Warehouse
5 46 (2.07%) Hadoop
6 29 (1.31%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.13%) MySQL
8 25 (1.13%) Power BI
9 18 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (0.68%) DB2
10 15 (0.68%) GIS
11 14 (0.63%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 13 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.54%) KDB
13 12 (0.54%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.54%) Redis
13 12 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.50%) Kdb+
14 11 (0.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 672 (30.24%) Selenium
2 257 (11.57%) Cucumber
3 227 (10.22%) JIRA
3 227 (10.22%) WebDriver
4 208 (9.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 163 (7.34%) HP UFT
6 158 (7.11%) LoadRunner
7 153 (6.89%) JMeter
8 129 (5.81%) Jenkins
9 118 (5.31%) Visual Studio
10 110 (4.95%) SoapUI
11 100 (4.50%) Git (software)
12 80 (3.60%) SpecFlow
13 78 (3.51%) JUnit
14 63 (2.84%) NUnit
15 57 (2.57%) Protractor
16 51 (2.30%) TestNG
17 39 (1.76%) TeamCity
18 38 (1.71%) Gatling
19 36 (1.62%) FitNesse
General
1 589 (26.51%) Finance
2 187 (8.42%) Banking
3 102 (4.59%) Retail
4 66 (2.97%) Legal
5 54 (2.43%) Law
6 52 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 48 (2.16%) Marketing
8 35 (1.58%) Games
9 34 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 28 (1.26%) Financial Institution
10 28 (1.26%) Military
11 27 (1.22%) Back Office
12 24 (1.08%) Electronics
13 20 (0.90%) Front Office
13 20 (0.90%) Investment Banking
14 16 (0.72%) Automotive
15 14 (0.63%) Aerospace
15 14 (0.63%) Local Government
16 13 (0.59%) Advertising
17 8 (0.36%) French Language
Job Titles
1 529 (23.81%) Analyst
2 418 (18.81%) Test Manager
3 403 (18.14%) Test Analyst
4 284 (12.78%) Test Engineer
5 216 (9.72%) Tester
6 213 (9.59%) Test Leader
7 157 (7.07%) Consultant
8 147 (6.62%) QA Engineer
9 117 (5.27%) Developer
10 106 (4.77%) Test Consultant
11 100 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
12 92 (4.14%) Software Test Engineer
13 91 (4.10%) QA Leader
14 89 (4.01%) QA Analyst
15 87 (3.92%) Lead Test Analyst
16 83 (3.74%) Senior Test Engineer
17 80 (3.60%) QA Tester
18 77 (3.47%) Senior Test Analyst
19 76 (3.42%) Test Automation Engineer
20 70 (3.15%) Automation Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (13.46%) .NET
2 212 (9.54%) Web Services
3 94 (4.23%) Gherkin
3 94 (4.23%) XML
4 92 (4.14%) HTML
5 81 (3.65%) SOAP
6 80 (3.60%) REST
7 67 (3.02%) CSS
8 64 (2.88%) ASP.NET
9 40 (1.80%) AngularJS
10 38 (1.71%) RESTful
11 36 (1.62%) Spring
12 31 (1.40%) .NET Framework
13 30 (1.35%) Hibernate
14 26 (1.17%) J2EE
15 22 (0.99%) ASP.NET Web API
15 22 (0.99%) WCF
16 20 (0.90%) JMS
16 20 (0.90%) Middleware
17 19 (0.86%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 211 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 101 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 66 (2.97%) Mobile App
5 55 (2.48%) User Experience
6 45 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
7 42 (1.89%) Client/Server
8 36 (1.62%) Data Centre
9 28 (1.26%) Fintech
10 25 (1.13%) Fixed Income
11 22 (0.99%) Derivative
11 22 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 20 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 19 (0.86%) Online Banking
14 17 (0.77%) Equities
15 15 (0.68%) Mobile Banking
16 13 (0.59%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.59%) Driving Licence
16 13 (0.59%) Internet of Things
17 12 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 209 (9.41%) Windows
2 199 (8.96%) Linux
3 77 (3.47%) Unix
4 45 (2.03%) Android
5 35 (1.58%) Windows Server
6 32 (1.44%) Apple iOS
7 22 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (0.72%) Windows 10
8 16 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (0.41%) Solaris
10 8 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 7 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.32%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.23%) VMS
13 3 (0.14%) AIX
13 3 (0.14%) zOS
14 2 (0.090%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.090%) Windows Server 2003
15 1 (0.045%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1287 (57.92%) Agile Software Development
2 600 (27.00%) Test Automation
3 477 (21.47%) Test Scripting
4 395 (17.78%) Software Testing
5 385 (17.33%) SDLC
6 377 (16.97%) Automated Testing
7 369 (16.61%) Scrum
8 346 (15.57%) User Acceptance Testing
9 344 (15.48%) Regression Testing
10 331 (14.90%) Test Management
11 317 (14.27%) Functional Testing
12 292 (13.14%) Continuous Integration
13 279 (12.56%) Waterfall
14 274 (12.33%) BDD
15 264 (11.88%) Non-Functional Testing
16 262 (11.79%) Mentoring
17 253 (11.39%) Automation Testing
18 251 (11.30%) Stakeholder Management
19 246 (11.07%) TDD
20 229 (10.31%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 520 (23.40%) Java
2 492 (22.14%) SQL
3 382 (17.19%) C#
4 201 (9.05%) JavaScript
5 147 (6.62%) Python
6 137 (6.17%) C++
7 119 (5.36%) C
8 87 (3.92%) Ruby
9 56 (2.52%) Perl
10 25 (1.13%) Shell Script
11 21 (0.95%) Groovy
12 20 (0.90%) Scala
13 19 (0.86%) PL/SQL
13 19 (0.86%) VB.NET
14 18 (0.81%) R
15 15 (0.68%) PHP
15 15 (0.68%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.63%) VB
16 14 (0.63%) VBScript
17 12 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 535 (24.08%) ISTQB
2 506 (22.77%) ISEB
3 341 (15.35%) Degree
4 190 (8.55%) Security Cleared
5 129 (5.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 84 (3.78%) DV Cleared
7 79 (3.56%) SC Cleared
8 43 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 28 (1.26%) ISEB Practitioner
10 25 (1.13%) CISSP
11 12 (0.54%) CISA
11 12 (0.54%) CISM
11 12 (0.54%) IISP
11 12 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.36%) PhD
13 7 (0.32%) HND
13 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 6 (0.27%) CRISC
15 5 (0.23%) MBCS
16 4 (0.18%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 842 (37.89%) QA
2 59 (2.66%) SDET
3 26 (1.17%) SLA
4 19 (0.86%) PCI DSS
5 15 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.32%) PMO
8 5 (0.23%) HL7
8 5 (0.23%) MiFID
8 5 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.14%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.090%) Def Stans
11 2 (0.090%) FATCA
11 2 (0.090%) ISO27002
11 2 (0.090%) WCAG
12 1 (0.045%) Dodd-Frank
12 1 (0.045%) IFRS
12 1 (0.045%) IFRS 9
12 1 (0.045%) SEPA
System Software
1 47 (2.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 29 (1.31%) Hyper-V
3 28 (1.26%) Docker
4 23 (1.04%) Active Directory
5 13 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (0.32%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.14%) Xen
7 3 (0.14%) XenApp
7 3 (0.14%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.045%) Firmware
8 1 (0.045%) HDFS
8 1 (0.045%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.045%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.045%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 175 (7.88%) HP Quality Center
2 21 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
2 21 (0.95%) Puppet
3 8 (0.36%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (0.36%) Perfmon
4 6 (0.27%) Ansible
5 5 (0.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (0.18%) Kibana
7 3 (0.14%) Kubernetes
7 3 (0.14%) SCCM
7 3 (0.14%) Terraform
7 3 (0.14%) WSUS
8 2 (0.090%) Grafana
9 1 (0.045%) Hadoop YARN
9 1 (0.045%) OpenView
Vendors
1 298 (13.41%) Microsoft
2 230 (10.35%) HP
3 173 (7.79%) Oracle
4 141 (6.35%) SAP
5 51 (2.30%) VMware
6 41 (1.85%) IBM
7 31 (1.40%) Atlassian
8 21 (0.95%) Splunk
9 18 (0.81%) Tableau
10 17 (0.77%) Google
11 15 (0.68%) TOWER Software
12 14 (0.63%) Hyperion
12 14 (0.63%) Red Hat
13 12 (0.54%) ArcSight
13 12 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
14 10 (0.45%) Cognizant
15 9 (0.41%) Telerik
15 9 (0.41%) VocaLink
16 8 (0.36%) BT
16 8 (0.36%) Cisco
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Amazing Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Informatiq Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Apollo Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + excellent benefits!
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Salary: £75000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 50,000
Posted: 16 hours ago
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum, Benefits 7% pension / Private Health 25 - 3
Posted: 14 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £44000 - £58000 per annum + OT + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Selby, North Yorkshire
Arnold Ash Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum + company benefits + training on new
Posted: 16 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
TJ Peel
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
East London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Pension + Healthcare
Posted: 19 hours ago
Walton-On-Thames, Surrey
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £42,000 per annum + Salary review every 6 months + ben
Posted: 17 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Energon People
Salary: £75000 - £85000 per annum + BONUS + BENEFITS
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £28000 - £37000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + Excellent Pension and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £55k to £65k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £45000.00 - £46000.00 per annum + bonus, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Flintshire
Oscar
Salary: £35000 - £41000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Pension, Annual Bonus,
Posted: 4 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Spring Technology
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago