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 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 288 259 237
Rank change year-on-year -29 -22  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 988 1274 1498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.29% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.24% 1.46% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 745 1035 1187
Median salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £30,716 £31,250
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £76,250 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £41,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -7.77% -  

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 79794 87486 96432
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 89.73% 88.91% 88.08%
Number of salaries quoted 263997 301274 311895
Median salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,250 £31,000 £29,789
10% offered a salary of more than £81,250 £77,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the UK

Test Strategy
Top 11 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 June 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 -26 930 £47,500 -5.00% 101
UK excluding London -24 603 £41,500 -7.77% 75
London -29 368 £60,000 -4.00% 35
South East -13 168 £45,000 +5.88% 17
North of England -21 156 £39,500 -1.25% 22
South West +20 83 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Midlands -37 81 £40,000 -14.89% 10
East of England -11 73 £40,000 -15.78% 10
Scotland +6 43 £50,000 +11.11% 7
Wales -5 8 £37,750 -2.58% 2
Northern Ireland -3 2 £39,000 -44.28%

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1314 (63.20%) Test Automation
2 1224 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
3 746 (35.88%) QA
4 712 (34.25%) Selenium
5 628 (30.21%) Finance
6 564 (27.13%) Java
7 518 (24.92%) Test Scripting
8 501 (24.10%) ISTQB
9 471 (22.66%) SQL
10 401 (19.29%) Software Testing
11 400 (19.24%) C#
11 400 (19.24%) ISEB
12 360 (17.32%) Regression Testing
13 349 (16.79%) Degree
14 337 (16.21%) User Acceptance Testing
15 332 (15.97%) Scrum
16 321 (15.44%) BDD
17 318 (15.30%) Functional Testing
18 316 (15.20%) SDLC
19 296 (14.24%) Cucumber
20 292 (14.05%) Test Management
21 289 (13.90%) .NET
22 280 (13.47%) Microsoft
23 277 (13.32%) WebDriver
24 271 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
25 270 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
26 252 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
27 247 (11.88%) TDD
27 247 (11.88%) JIRA
28 231 (11.11%) Banking

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 44 (2.12%) Confluence
2 27 (1.30%) SharePoint
3 23 (1.11%) Tomcat
4 19 (0.91%) WebLogic
5 18 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
6 14 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (0.67%) IIS
7 11 (0.53%) WebSphere
8 9 (0.43%) CMS
8 9 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (0.34%) Apache
10 6 (0.29%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.19%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.19%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.14%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.14%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.096%) JBoss
13 2 (0.096%) Jetty
13 2 (0.096%) Oracle Coherence
14 1 (0.048%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 90 (4.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 58 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.19%) Campfire
6 1 (0.048%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.048%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 23 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (0.38%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
4 7 (0.34%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
6 5 (0.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 4 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.19%) HFM
7 4 (0.19%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 4 (0.19%) IntelliMatch
7 4 (0.19%) Markit EDM
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
7 4 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
8 3 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 3 (0.14%) SAP HCM
8 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
8 3 (0.14%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 102 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.88%) SaaS
4 20 (0.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (0.91%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.38%) BrowserStack
7 8 (0.38%) GitHub
7 8 (0.38%) PaaS
8 7 (0.34%) OpenShift
9 6 (0.29%) SuccessFactors
10 4 (0.19%) Asana
10 4 (0.19%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.19%) IaaS
10 4 (0.19%) Slack
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Analytics
11 3 (0.14%) iPaaS
12 2 (0.096%) IBM Blueworks
13 1 (0.048%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.048%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (2.65%) Internet
2 22 (1.06%) HTTP
3 20 (0.96%) TCP/IP
4 15 (0.72%) VoIP
5 7 (0.34%) Firewall
5 7 (0.34%) SSH
6 5 (0.24%) 4G
7 4 (0.19%) 3G
7 4 (0.19%) MPLS
7 4 (0.19%) MVNO
7 4 (0.19%) PuTTY
7 4 (0.19%) VoLTE
8 3 (0.14%) ATM
8 3 (0.14%) IPv6
8 3 (0.14%) SAN
9 2 (0.096%) Broadband
9 2 (0.096%) IPv4
9 2 (0.096%) LAN
9 2 (0.096%) PPP
9 2 (0.096%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.17%) Big Data
3 64 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 47 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
5 37 (1.78%) Hadoop
6 33 (1.59%) MongoDB
7 27 (1.30%) NoSQL
8 23 (1.11%) MySQL
8 23 (1.11%) Power BI
9 19 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 14 (0.67%) Redis
12 13 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (0.63%) Neo4j
12 13 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.53%) KDB
13 11 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (0.48%) Kdb+
14 10 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 712 (34.25%) Selenium
2 296 (14.24%) Cucumber
3 277 (13.32%) WebDriver
4 247 (11.88%) JIRA
5 172 (8.27%) HP UFT
6 171 (8.23%) Team Foundation Server
7 156 (7.50%) JMeter
8 144 (6.93%) LoadRunner
9 140 (6.73%) Jenkins
10 118 (5.68%) Visual Studio
11 101 (4.86%) SpecFlow
12 97 (4.67%) JUnit
13 96 (4.62%) SoapUI
14 84 (4.04%) Git (software)
15 82 (3.94%) Protractor
16 70 (3.37%) NUnit
17 63 (3.03%) TestNG
18 53 (2.55%) FitNesse
19 50 (2.41%) Gatling
19 50 (2.41%) TeamCity
General
1 628 (30.21%) Finance
2 231 (11.11%) Banking
3 123 (5.92%) Retail
4 66 (3.17%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.41%) Legal
6 49 (2.36%) Marketing
7 46 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 40 (1.92%) Law
9 36 (1.73%) Financial Institution
10 30 (1.44%) Retail Banking
11 25 (1.20%) Electronics
12 24 (1.15%) Back Office
12 24 (1.15%) Front Office
12 24 (1.15%) Games
12 24 (1.15%) Manufacturing
13 21 (1.01%) Aerospace
14 17 (0.82%) Automotive
15 15 (0.72%) Military
16 13 (0.63%) Local Government
17 12 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 497 (23.91%) Analyst
2 371 (17.85%) Test Analyst
3 339 (16.31%) Test Manager
4 274 (13.18%) Tester
5 225 (10.82%) Test Leader
6 220 (10.58%) Test Engineer
7 160 (7.70%) Developer
8 139 (6.69%) Consultant
8 139 (6.69%) QA Engineer
9 99 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
10 98 (4.71%) QA Tester
11 96 (4.62%) Automation Tester
11 96 (4.62%) Test Consultant
12 84 (4.04%) QA Analyst
13 78 (3.75%) Automation Test Analyst
14 77 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
15 74 (3.56%) Software Tester
16 73 (3.51%) Test Automation Engineer
17 69 (3.32%) Business Analyst
17 69 (3.32%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (13.90%) .NET
2 155 (7.46%) Web Services
3 115 (5.53%) HTML
4 106 (5.10%) Gherkin
5 86 (4.14%) SOAP
6 82 (3.94%) CSS
7 79 (3.80%) XML
8 77 (3.70%) REST
9 64 (3.08%) ASP.NET
10 52 (2.50%) AngularJS
11 44 (2.12%) RESTful
12 35 (1.68%) Spring
13 32 (1.54%) HTML5
14 28 (1.35%) .NET Framework
15 27 (1.30%) Hibernate
16 25 (1.20%) Node.js
17 24 (1.15%) WCF
18 23 (1.11%) Middleware
18 23 (1.11%) Murex Flex
19 22 (1.06%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 217 (10.44%) Analytical Skills
2 129 (6.20%) Computer Science
3 104 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 68 (3.27%) Mobile App
5 54 (2.60%) User Experience
6 53 (2.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 52 (2.50%) Fixed Income
8 49 (2.36%) Client/Server
9 36 (1.73%) Fintech
10 28 (1.35%) Derivative
11 27 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 26 (1.25%) Equities
13 21 (1.01%) Virtual Team
14 18 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
15 16 (0.77%) Greenfield Project
15 16 (0.77%) Online Banking
16 15 (0.72%) Internet of Things
16 15 (0.72%) Mobile Banking
17 14 (0.67%) Data Centre
18 11 (0.53%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 193 (9.28%) Windows
2 175 (8.42%) Linux
3 82 (3.94%) Unix
4 61 (2.93%) Android
5 42 (2.02%) Apple iOS
6 25 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (0.91%) Windows Server
8 16 (0.77%) Solaris
9 10 (0.48%) Windows 10
10 9 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 8 (0.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.24%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (0.19%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.14%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.096%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1314 (63.20%) Test Automation
2 1224 (58.87%) Agile Software Development
3 518 (24.92%) Test Scripting
4 401 (19.29%) Software Testing
5 360 (17.32%) Regression Testing
6 337 (16.21%) User Acceptance Testing
7 332 (15.97%) Scrum
8 321 (15.44%) BDD
9 318 (15.30%) Functional Testing
10 316 (15.20%) SDLC
11 292 (14.05%) Test Management
12 271 (13.04%) Non-Functional Testing
13 270 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
14 252 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
15 247 (11.88%) TDD
16 224 (10.77%) Performance Testing
17 217 (10.44%) Mentoring
18 211 (10.15%) Manual Testing
19 204 (9.81%) Waterfall
20 192 (9.24%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 564 (27.13%) Java
2 471 (22.66%) SQL
3 400 (19.24%) C#
4 225 (10.82%) JavaScript
5 127 (6.11%) Python
6 122 (5.87%) C++
7 113 (5.44%) C
8 104 (5.00%) Ruby
9 36 (1.73%) Perl
10 27 (1.30%) Scala
11 25 (1.20%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.06%) VB
13 21 (1.01%) Shell Script
14 18 (0.87%) VBScript
15 17 (0.82%) PHP
16 16 (0.77%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.67%) F#
18 10 (0.48%) VB.NET
19 9 (0.43%) XPath
20 8 (0.38%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 501 (24.10%) ISTQB
2 400 (19.24%) ISEB
3 349 (16.79%) Degree
4 148 (7.12%) Security Cleared
5 123 (5.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 97 (4.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 64 (3.08%) DV Cleared
8 60 (2.89%) SC Cleared
9 30 (1.44%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 14 (0.67%) CISSP
11 13 (0.63%) SAP Certification
12 12 (0.58%) CISM
13 11 (0.53%) CISA
13 11 (0.53%) ISEB Practitioner
14 10 (0.48%) PMI Certification
15 7 (0.34%) MCP
15 7 (0.34%) Microsoft Certification
15 7 (0.34%) Network+ Certification
15 7 (0.34%) PMP
16 6 (0.29%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 746 (35.88%) QA
2 16 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 15 (0.72%) PMO
4 11 (0.53%) Data Quality
5 10 (0.48%) SLA
6 8 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 4 (0.19%) HL7
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.19%) MiFID
9 3 (0.14%) SEPA
10 2 (0.096%) GAAP
10 2 (0.096%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.096%) RMADS
10 2 (0.096%) WCAG
11 1 (0.048%) GDPR
11 1 (0.048%) IFRS
11 1 (0.048%) IFRS 9
11 1 (0.048%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (1.39%) Docker
2 17 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (0.38%) Firmware
5 7 (0.34%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.096%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.048%) HDFS
7 1 (0.048%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.048%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.048%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.048%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.048%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.048%) Xen
7 1 (0.048%) XenApp
7 1 (0.048%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 153 (7.36%) HP Quality Center
2 20 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (0.53%) Puppet
4 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
4 4 (0.19%) Terraform
4 4 (0.19%) WebSphere Cast Iron
5 2 (0.096%) Grafana
6 1 (0.048%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.048%) Kibana
6 1 (0.048%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.048%) SCCM
Vendors
1 280 (13.47%) Microsoft
2 179 (8.61%) Oracle
3 170 (8.18%) HP
4 109 (5.24%) SAP
5 33 (1.59%) Cognizant
6 32 (1.54%) Atlassian
7 30 (1.44%) Murex
7 30 (1.44%) Tableau
8 24 (1.15%) Google
9 20 (0.96%) VMware
10 18 (0.87%) Red Hat
11 17 (0.82%) IBM
12 10 (0.48%) TOWER Software
13 8 (0.38%) BT
13 8 (0.38%) CA Agile Central
13 8 (0.38%) Hyperion
13 8 (0.38%) Splunk
13 8 (0.38%) Telerik
14 7 (0.34%) Borland
14 7 (0.34%) Salesforce.com
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Salary: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £70,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Digital Vision Search Ltd
Salary: From £50,000 to £65,000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £70000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + bonus+benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £28,000 per annum + Health, Pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Salary: £46696.00 - £53700.00 per annum + +pension
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertford, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Dawson & Walsh
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £55000 - £62000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, pension, perk box
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Bupa
Posted: 2 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £38000 - £43000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chichester, West Sussex
Staff Finda ltd
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Salary: £0.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Arco
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum depending on experience + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + superb benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £41,000 per annum plus impressive benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
London
SPS Resourcing
Salary: From £80,000 to £85,000 per annum Excellent Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 7 days ago