Period
to 22 October 2018

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 22 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 310 315 260
Rank change year-on-year +5 -55 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,777 1,867 2,571
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.08% 1.07% 1.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 1.17% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1,323 1,465 2,115
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £77,500 £76,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.76% -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 150,018 159,708 172,425
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.04% 91.56% 90.91%
Number of salaries quoted 119,346 125,959 143,498
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%
10th Percentile £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £83,750 £80,000 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -

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 22 October 2018.

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 22 October 2018. 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 +1 1,629 £50,000 - 234
UK excluding London +7 1,101 £47,500 +11.76% 179
London +12 637 £60,000 - 72
South East +26 374 £50,000 +8.70% 34
North of England -8 246 £45,750 +7.65% 60
Midlands +3 141 £47,500 +18.75% 26
South West +4 138 £46,000 +8.24% 26
North West +23 127 £45,000 +5.88% 33
Yorkshire -7 115 £47,500 +11.76% 22
West Midlands +35 114 £46,750 +3.89% 20
East of England -14 93 £50,500 +12.22% 16
Scotland +16 86 £39,500 -24.76% 7
East Midlands -47 27 £60,000 +71.43% 6
Wales +2 24 £41,500 +1.22% 8
Northern Ireland +9 12 £65,000 +96.97% 1
North East -24 4 £27,500 -21.43% 5

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, 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 1,162 (65.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,138 (64.04%) Test Automation
3 693 (39.00%) QA
4 559 (31.46%) Selenium
5 430 (24.20%) Finance
6 378 (21.27%) Java
7 351 (19.75%) SQL
8 328 (18.46%) Scrum
9 303 (17.05%) Software Testing
10 292 (16.43%) Test Scripting
11 254 (14.29%) SDLC
12 252 (14.18%) Waterfall
13 251 (14.12%) JIRA
14 249 (14.01%) Test Management
15 246 (13.84%) JavaScript
16 245 (13.79%) ISTQB
17 239 (13.45%) C#
18 238 (13.39%) Functional Testing
19 226 (12.72%) Degree
20 225 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing
21 222 (12.49%) BDD
22 218 (12.27%) Cucumber
23 216 (12.16%) .NET
24 208 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
25 201 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
26 196 (11.03%) Regression Testing
27 192 (10.80%) ISEB
28 190 (10.69%) Manual Testing
29 188 (10.58%) TDD
30 185 (10.41%) Microsoft

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
1 104 (5.85%) Confluence
2 38 (2.14%) WebLogic
3 29 (1.63%) Apache
4 20 (1.13%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.07%) CMS
5 19 (1.07%) JBoss
6 12 (0.68%) Apache Spark
6 12 (0.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 9 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (0.45%) Mule
9 7 (0.39%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (0.39%) Drupal
9 7 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
10 6 (0.34%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.23%) IIS
12 4 (0.23%) SAS
13 3 (0.17%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.17%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 28 (1.58%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.056%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 13 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
2 5 (0.28%) SAP BPC
3 4 (0.23%) Infor SunSystems
3 4 (0.23%) SAP CO
3 4 (0.23%) SAP FI
3 4 (0.23%) SAP FI/CO
3 4 (0.23%) SAP FS
3 4 (0.23%) SAP FSCM
3 4 (0.23%) Sonata
4 3 (0.17%) Epicor Tropos
4 3 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.17%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.17%) SAP HCM
4 3 (0.17%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.17%) SAP IS-U
5 2 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.11%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 116 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 82 (4.61%) Amazon AWS
3 42 (2.36%) GitHub
4 35 (1.97%) SaaS
5 28 (1.58%) PaaS
6 22 (1.24%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (1.24%) IaaS
7 19 (1.07%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 14 (0.79%) BrowserStack
9 13 (0.73%) Google Analytics
9 13 (0.73%) Office 365
10 10 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (0.56%) G Suite
10 10 (0.56%) Sauce Labs
10 10 (0.56%) Slack
11 9 (0.51%) BlazeMeter
12 8 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 8 (0.45%) OpenShift
13 7 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.34%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 36 (2.03%) HTTP
2 25 (1.41%) SSL
3 20 (1.13%) HTTPS
4 15 (0.84%) Internet
5 14 (0.79%) Ethernet
6 12 (0.68%) VLAN
7 11 (0.62%) Wireshark
8 10 (0.56%) LAN
8 10 (0.56%) SSH
8 10 (0.56%) TCP/IP
8 10 (0.56%) WAN
8 10 (0.56%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.51%) IPsec
9 9 (0.51%) IPv4
9 9 (0.51%) IPv6
9 9 (0.51%) Network Security
9 9 (0.51%) SNMP
10 3 (0.17%) Modbus
10 3 (0.17%) Wireless
11 2 (0.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 53 (2.98%) Big Data
3 47 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (2.14%) Relational Database
5 24 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (0.68%) MySQL
6 12 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (0.56%) Blockchain
8 10 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
8 10 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 8 (0.45%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (0.39%) Data Mining
10 7 (0.39%) DB2
11 6 (0.34%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.34%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2014
11 6 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 559 (31.46%) Selenium
2 251 (14.12%) JIRA
3 218 (12.27%) Cucumber
4 182 (10.24%) WebDriver
5 173 (9.74%) Jenkins
6 142 (7.99%) Git (software)
7 86 (4.84%) JMeter
8 78 (4.39%) SpecFlow
9 69 (3.88%) Visual Studio
10 66 (3.71%) SoapUI
11 62 (3.49%) HP UFT
11 62 (3.49%) JUnit
12 56 (3.15%) TeamCity
13 55 (3.10%) Team Foundation Server
14 54 (3.04%) LoadRunner
15 48 (2.70%) TestNG
16 43 (2.42%) Visual Studio Team System
17 40 (2.25%) Appium
18 34 (1.91%) Maven
19 29 (1.63%) Gatling
General
1 430 (24.20%) Finance
2 159 (8.95%) Banking
3 108 (6.08%) Marketing
3 108 (6.08%) Retail
4 54 (3.04%) Retail Banking
5 36 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.69%) Law
7 28 (1.58%) Games
8 25 (1.41%) Corporate Banking
9 22 (1.24%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.07%) Electronics
11 16 (0.90%) Advertising
11 16 (0.90%) Manufacturing
12 14 (0.79%) Publishing
13 12 (0.68%) Aerospace
13 12 (0.68%) Telecoms
14 11 (0.62%) Back Office
14 11 (0.62%) Military
14 11 (0.62%) Retail Finance
15 9 (0.51%) Legal
Job Titles
1 400 (22.51%) Analyst
2 293 (16.49%) Test Analyst
3 267 (15.03%) Test Manager
4 233 (13.11%) Test Engineer
5 197 (11.09%) Tester
6 155 (8.72%) Test Leader
7 141 (7.93%) Developer
8 121 (6.81%) QA Engineer
9 105 (5.91%) Automation Tester
10 85 (4.78%) Test Automation Engineer
11 74 (4.16%) QA Leader
12 69 (3.88%) Consultant
13 66 (3.71%) QA Tester
14 63 (3.55%) QA Manager
15 60 (3.38%) Senior Test Engineer
16 59 (3.32%) QA Analyst
17 56 (3.15%) Business Analyst
18 50 (2.81%) Senior Analyst
18 50 (2.81%) Software Analyst
19 49 (2.76%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 216 (12.16%) .NET
2 153 (8.61%) HTML
3 101 (5.68%) Web Services
4 98 (5.51%) XML
5 94 (5.29%) CSS
6 80 (4.50%) Gherkin
7 74 (4.16%) SOAP
8 59 (3.32%) JSON
9 57 (3.21%) AngularJS
10 53 (2.98%) REST
11 51 (2.87%) HTML5
12 43 (2.42%) RESTful
13 40 (2.25%) Node.js
14 35 (1.97%) Spring
15 33 (1.86%) React
16 32 (1.80%) jQuery
17 30 (1.69%) Hibernate
18 29 (1.63%) J2EE
19 20 (1.13%) Redux
20 19 (1.07%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 156 (8.78%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (5.35%) Computer Science
3 68 (3.83%) User Experience
4 56 (3.15%) Fintech
5 52 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 42 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.36%) Mobile App
7 21 (1.18%) Algorithms
8 20 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 20 (1.13%) Reinsurance
9 19 (1.07%) Data Structures
10 15 (0.84%) Robotics
11 14 (0.79%) iPhone
11 14 (0.79%) Tandem
12 13 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 12 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
13 12 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.39%) Client/Server
14 7 (0.39%) DataPower
14 7 (0.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 167 (9.40%) Windows
2 128 (7.20%) Linux
3 83 (4.67%) Android
4 71 (4.00%) Apple iOS
5 48 (2.70%) Unix
6 14 (0.79%) Windows Phone
7 10 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (0.45%) Windows Server
9 6 (0.34%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 10
11 2 (0.11%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.056%) AIX
12 1 (0.056%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1,162 (65.39%) Agile Software Development
2 1,138 (64.04%) Test Automation
3 328 (18.46%) Scrum
4 303 (17.05%) Software Testing
5 292 (16.43%) Test Scripting
6 254 (14.29%) SDLC
7 252 (14.18%) Waterfall
8 249 (14.01%) Test Management
9 238 (13.39%) Functional Testing
10 225 (12.66%) Non-Functional Testing
11 222 (12.49%) BDD
12 208 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
13 201 (11.31%) User Acceptance Testing
14 196 (11.03%) Regression Testing
15 190 (10.69%) Manual Testing
16 188 (10.58%) TDD
17 181 (10.19%) Scenario Testing
18 172 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
19 169 (9.51%) Performance Testing
20 160 (9.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 378 (21.27%) Java
2 351 (19.75%) SQL
3 246 (13.84%) JavaScript
4 239 (13.45%) C#
5 143 (8.05%) Python
6 78 (4.39%) C++
7 66 (3.71%) Ruby
8 64 (3.60%) C
9 32 (1.80%) Scala
10 29 (1.63%) Shell Script
11 24 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 22 (1.24%) PHP
13 20 (1.13%) PL/SQL
14 19 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 17 (0.96%) Perl
15 17 (0.96%) PowerShell
16 14 (0.79%) T-SQL
16 14 (0.79%) VBScript
17 13 (0.73%) Kotlin
18 11 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 245 (13.79%) ISTQB
2 226 (12.72%) Degree
3 192 (10.80%) ISEB
4 102 (5.74%) Security Cleared
5 79 (4.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 55 (3.10%) SC Cleared
7 53 (2.98%) Computer Science Degree
8 40 (2.25%) DV Cleared
9 35 (1.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 19 (1.07%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 10 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (0.45%) Master's Degree
13 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.39%) MCSA
13 7 (0.39%) MCSE
14 6 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
15 5 (0.28%) CEH
15 5 (0.28%) HND
15 5 (0.28%) NVQ Level 4
16 4 (0.23%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 693 (39.00%) QA
2 12 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.23%) COBIT
4 4 (0.23%) GDPR
4 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.23%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.11%) IEC 61131
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 15504 (SPICE)
5 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) MiFID
5 2 (0.11%) PMO
5 2 (0.11%) PSD2
5 2 (0.11%) SLA
6 1 (0.056%) ISO 15765
6 1 (0.056%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (3.49%) Docker
2 7 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.34%) Firmware
4 4 (0.23%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.11%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.11%) XenApp
6 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.056%) HDFS
7 1 (0.056%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.056%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.056%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.056%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 86 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (1.24%) Ansible
2 22 (1.24%) HP ALM
2 22 (1.24%) Puppet
3 20 (1.13%) Kubernetes
4 7 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (0.34%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.28%) Grafana
6 5 (0.28%) Kibana
6 5 (0.28%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.23%) Oozie
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (0.23%) Rancher
8 3 (0.17%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (0.17%) SCCM
9 2 (0.11%) Control-M
9 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.056%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.056%) Marathon
10 1 (0.056%) Packer
Vendors
1 185 (10.41%) Microsoft
2 137 (7.71%) Oracle
3 97 (5.46%) SAP
4 56 (3.15%) HP
5 42 (2.36%) Google
6 37 (2.08%) TIBCO
7 36 (2.03%) Atlassian
8 33 (1.86%) IBM
9 29 (1.63%) Cognizant
10 28 (1.58%) ServiceNow
11 25 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
12 23 (1.29%) Automation Anywhere
13 20 (1.13%) Cisco
14 18 (1.01%) Adobe
15 16 (0.90%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
16 15 (0.84%) Pega
16 15 (0.84%) Sitecore
17 14 (0.79%) New Relic
18 13 (0.73%) UiPath
19 12 (0.68%) Maxymiser