Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 326 315 318
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -60
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,311 1,736 1,923
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 1.06% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.05% 1.16% 1.15%
Number of salaries quoted 952 1,291 1,557
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £32,000
90th Percentile £78,750 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +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 125,291 149,786 166,921
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 92.07% 91.83% 92.18%
Number of salaries quoted 99,093 119,110 132,132
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 21 November 2019.

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 21 November 2019. 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 -5 1,221 £50,500 -1.94% 156
UK excluding London -13 830 £47,500 - 152
London -8 451 £67,500 +12.50% 24
South East -3 281 £47,500 -5.00% 37
North of England +10 189 £47,250 +5.00% 49
South West +1 122 £47,500 - 18
Midlands +13 120 £45,000 -5.26% 19
Yorkshire +6 89 £44,250 -6.84% 21
North West -7 87 £47,500 +11.76% 27
West Midlands -10 81 £47,000 +2.17% 14
East of England +30 60 £53,750 +2.38% 9
East Midlands +18 37 £40,000 -33.33% 5
Scotland -36 32 £43,250 +10.90% 12
Wales +5 27 £45,000 -10.00% 8
North East +36 13 £47,500 +90.00% 1
Northern Ireland 0 4 £27,500 -57.69%

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 824 (62.85%) Test Automation
2 787 (60.03%) Agile Software Development
3 562 (42.87%) QA
4 412 (31.43%) Selenium
5 339 (25.86%) Java
6 262 (19.98%) Software Testing
7 258 (19.68%) Finance
8 257 (19.60%) Scrum
9 239 (18.23%) Test Scripting
10 231 (17.62%) Functional Testing
11 227 (17.32%) C#
12 221 (16.86%) SQL
13 218 (16.63%) DevOps
14 210 (16.02%) JIRA
15 204 (15.56%) Regression Testing
16 202 (15.41%) BDD
17 198 (15.10%) SDLC
18 195 (14.87%) ISTQB
19 187 (14.26%) User Acceptance Testing
20 174 (13.27%) Cucumber
21 173 (13.20%) Linux
22 172 (13.12%) TDD
23 167 (12.74%) Performance Testing
23 167 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
24 162 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
25 161 (12.28%) Degree
26 158 (12.05%) Non-Functional Testing
27 151 (11.52%) Waterfall
27 151 (11.52%) Test Management
28 149 (11.37%) API Testing

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 55 (4.20%) Confluence
2 21 (1.60%) SharePoint
3 17 (1.30%) CMS
3 17 (1.30%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (0.61%) IIS
5 6 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
6 5 (0.38%) Apache
6 5 (0.38%) Apache Pig
6 5 (0.38%) Apache Solr
6 5 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.38%) Joomla!
7 4 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.23%) Drupal
8 3 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.23%) SugarCRM
8 3 (0.23%) WordPress
9 2 (0.15%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.076%) Camunda
10 1 (0.076%) JBoss
10 1 (0.076%) ThingWorx
Applications
1 35 (2.67%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.76%) SOLIDWORKS
4 7 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.076%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.076%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.07%) Payment Gateway
2 7 (0.53%) SAP PSCD
2 7 (0.53%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.23%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.23%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.15%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.076%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.076%) Endur
5 1 (0.076%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.076%) SAP EWM
5 1 (0.076%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.076%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.076%) Sonata
5 1 (0.076%) TIBCO BusinessEvents
5 1 (0.076%) TIBCO iProcess
Cloud Services
1 126 (9.61%) Azure
2 75 (5.72%) AWS
3 42 (3.20%) SaaS
4 32 (2.44%) Sauce Labs
5 28 (2.14%) GCP
6 20 (1.53%) BrowserStack
7 19 (1.45%) GitHub
8 17 (1.30%) Office 365
9 14 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 13 (0.99%) FinancialForce
10 13 (0.99%) Force.com
11 11 (0.84%) G Suite
12 10 (0.76%) PaaS
13 9 (0.69%) Tricentis Tosca
14 8 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
14 8 (0.61%) OpenShift
15 7 (0.53%) IaaS
15 7 (0.53%) Power Platform
16 6 (0.46%) CloudBees
17 4 (0.31%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 8 (0.61%) LTE
1 8 (0.61%) VoIP
2 7 (0.53%) 3G
3 6 (0.46%) 4G
3 6 (0.46%) TETRA
4 5 (0.38%) Firewall
4 5 (0.38%) FTP
4 5 (0.38%) Network Security
5 4 (0.31%) BGP
5 4 (0.31%) HTTP
5 4 (0.31%) Intranet
5 4 (0.31%) Skype
6 3 (0.23%) IPsec
6 3 (0.23%) OSPF
6 3 (0.23%) PuTTY
6 3 (0.23%) SSL
6 3 (0.23%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.23%) WinSCP
7 2 (0.15%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.076%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.89%) Relational Database
1 51 (3.89%) SQL Server
2 50 (3.81%) Oracle Database
3 43 (3.28%) Oracle Database 12c
4 37 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
5 29 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (1.30%) Redis
7 16 (1.22%) NoSQL
8 15 (1.14%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.07%) MySQL
9 14 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (0.84%) Big Data
10 11 (0.84%) Blockchain
10 11 (0.84%) RDBMS
11 10 (0.76%) Amazon Redshift
12 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (0.53%) Power BI
14 7 (0.53%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 412 (31.43%) Selenium
2 210 (16.02%) JIRA
3 174 (13.27%) Cucumber
4 145 (11.06%) WebDriver
5 126 (9.61%) JMeter
6 100 (7.63%) Jenkins
7 97 (7.40%) Git (software)
8 93 (7.09%) LoadRunner
9 68 (5.19%) SoapUI
10 67 (5.11%) HP UFT
11 60 (4.58%) Appium
11 60 (4.58%) SpecFlow
12 44 (3.36%) TestRail
13 32 (2.44%) TeamCity
13 32 (2.44%) Visual Studio
14 30 (2.29%) Robot Framework
15 29 (2.21%) Calabash
16 24 (1.83%) Maven
17 23 (1.75%) Visual Studio Team System
18 20 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 258 (19.68%) Finance
2 85 (6.48%) Banking
3 65 (4.96%) Public Sector
4 55 (4.20%) Retail
5 53 (4.04%) Marketing
6 46 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 31 (2.36%) Manufacturing
8 30 (2.29%) Electronics
9 16 (1.22%) Legal
10 15 (1.14%) Games
11 14 (1.07%) Front Office
12 13 (0.99%) Advertising
12 13 (0.99%) Investment Banking
13 12 (0.92%) Law
14 10 (0.76%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.31%) Automotive
15 4 (0.31%) Back Office
15 4 (0.31%) Billing
15 4 (0.31%) Military
16 3 (0.23%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 243 (18.54%) Analyst
2 228 (17.39%) Test Manager
3 188 (14.34%) Tester
4 169 (12.89%) Test Engineer
5 158 (12.05%) Test Leader
6 154 (11.75%) Test Analyst
7 108 (8.24%) Developer
8 88 (6.71%) Test Automation Engineer
9 86 (6.56%) QA Engineer
10 62 (4.73%) Lead Tester
11 58 (4.42%) Java Developer
12 52 (3.97%) Automation Tester
13 50 (3.81%) QA Analyst
14 49 (3.74%) Automation Test Lead
15 46 (3.51%) Performance Tester
16 45 (3.43%) QA Tester
16 45 (3.43%) Software Tester
17 44 (3.36%) Automation Test Analyst
17 44 (3.36%) Senior Test Engineer
18 43 (3.28%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 142 (10.83%) Web Services
2 94 (7.17%) .NET
3 67 (5.11%) Spring
4 63 (4.81%) REST
5 61 (4.65%) Gherkin
6 60 (4.58%) SOAP
7 56 (4.27%) Spring Boot
8 54 (4.12%) Node.js
9 49 (3.74%) HTML
10 42 (3.20%) CSS
11 37 (2.82%) JSON
11 37 (2.82%) Kafka
12 31 (2.36%) XML
13 29 (2.21%) RESTful
14 12 (0.92%) HTML5
14 12 (0.92%) jQuery
15 11 (0.84%) Middleware
15 11 (0.84%) React
15 11 (0.84%) SAP Fiori
16 10 (0.76%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 93 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (5.57%) Mobile App
3 57 (4.35%) User Experience
4 55 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 51 (3.89%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 29 (2.21%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.14%) Fixed Income
9 22 (1.68%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (0.99%) Blog
11 12 (0.92%) Data Centre
12 11 (0.84%) Algorithms
12 11 (0.84%) Robotics
13 10 (0.76%) Driving Licence
13 10 (0.76%) Life Science
13 10 (0.76%) SWIFT
14 8 (0.61%) Derivative
14 8 (0.61%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.53%) Cloud Native
15 7 (0.53%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 173 (13.20%) Linux
2 145 (11.06%) Windows
3 79 (6.03%) Unix
4 51 (3.89%) Android
4 51 (3.89%) Apple iOS
5 14 (1.07%) Mac OS
6 9 (0.69%) CentOS
6 9 (0.69%) Windows 7
6 9 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.46%) Robot Operating System
Processes & Methodologies
1 824 (62.85%) Test Automation
2 787 (60.03%) Agile Software Development
3 262 (19.98%) Software Testing
4 257 (19.60%) Scrum
5 239 (18.23%) Test Scripting
6 231 (17.62%) Functional Testing
7 218 (16.63%) DevOps
8 204 (15.56%) Regression Testing
9 202 (15.41%) BDD
10 198 (15.10%) SDLC
11 187 (14.26%) User Acceptance Testing
12 172 (13.12%) TDD
13 167 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
13 167 (12.74%) Performance Testing
14 162 (12.36%) Stakeholder Management
15 158 (12.05%) Non-Functional Testing
16 151 (11.52%) Test Management
16 151 (11.52%) Waterfall
17 149 (11.37%) API Testing
18 144 (10.98%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 339 (25.86%) Java
2 227 (17.32%) C#
3 221 (16.86%) SQL
4 140 (10.68%) JavaScript
5 116 (8.85%) Python
6 50 (3.81%) Ruby
7 47 (3.59%) C++
8 42 (3.20%) Java 8
9 31 (2.36%) PL/SQL
10 24 (1.83%) C
10 24 (1.83%) PHP
11 21 (1.60%) VBScript
12 14 (1.07%) T-SQL
13 13 (0.99%) Bash Shell
14 11 (0.84%) Scala
15 10 (0.76%) Groovy
15 10 (0.76%) Shell Script
16 9 (0.69%) Perl
17 8 (0.61%) VB
17 8 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 195 (14.87%) ISTQB
2 161 (12.28%) Degree
3 129 (9.84%) ISEB
4 77 (5.87%) Security Cleared
5 64 (4.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 51 (3.89%) SC Cleared
7 50 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
8 24 (1.83%) CISSP
8 24 (1.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 21 (1.60%) DV Cleared
10 17 (1.30%) Master's Degree
10 17 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.07%) CISM
12 12 (0.92%) HND
12 12 (0.92%) MCSE
13 11 (0.84%) CEH
13 11 (0.84%) MCSA
13 11 (0.84%) OCP
13 11 (0.84%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 562 (42.87%) QA
2 22 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.22%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.99%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
5 5 (0.38%) GDPR
5 5 (0.38%) NCSC
5 5 (0.38%) NIST
5 5 (0.38%) SLA
6 4 (0.31%) PMO
7 3 (0.23%) GMP
7 3 (0.23%) HL7
7 3 (0.23%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.15%) GAMP
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 1 (0.076%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.076%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (3.59%) Docker
2 10 (0.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (0.38%) HDFS
4 1 (0.076%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.076%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.076%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.076%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.076%) vSphere
4 1 (0.076%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 63 (4.81%) HP Quality Center
2 25 (1.91%) Kubernetes
3 24 (1.83%) HP ALM
4 18 (1.37%) CA Service Virtualization
5 10 (0.76%) SCOM
6 9 (0.69%) SCCM
7 7 (0.53%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (0.38%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (0.23%) Grafana
9 3 (0.23%) Terraform
10 2 (0.15%) Ansible
10 2 (0.15%) MIIS
10 2 (0.15%) Puppet
11 1 (0.076%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.076%) Kibana
11 1 (0.076%) Matomo
11 1 (0.076%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.076%) Perfmon
11 1 (0.076%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 127 (9.69%) Oracle
2 121 (9.23%) Microsoft
3 105 (8.01%) HP
4 53 (4.04%) SAP
5 39 (2.97%) Google
6 27 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (1.60%) Atlassian
8 18 (1.37%) CA
8 18 (1.37%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 18 (1.37%) WorldPay
9 13 (0.99%) Advent
10 9 (0.69%) Green Hat
10 9 (0.69%) MuleSoft
10 9 (0.69%) Splunk
11 8 (0.61%) ArcSight
11 8 (0.61%) Intel
11 8 (0.61%) Perfecto Mobile
11 8 (0.61%) WSO2
12 6 (0.46%) Tableau
12 6 (0.46%) VMware