Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
UK
6 months to
23 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 303 311 284
Rank change year-on-year +8 -27 -12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 1,531 1,824 2,047
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 1.06% 1.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.16% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 1,135 1,429 1,574
UK median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £31,250
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £74,275
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £46,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year -2.17% +8.24% -

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 132,159 157,888 154,780
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 91.76% 91.87% 91.48%
Number of salaries quoted 103,299 127,202 126,944
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,250 £27,750
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £78,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £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 23 May 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 23 May 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 0 1,404 £50,000 - 65
UK excluding London +4 955 £45,000 -2.17% 51
London +19 547 £57,500 - 17
North of England +12 266 £42,500 -5.56% 12
South East -73 241 £42,500 -10.53% 12
North West +58 171 £45,000 -10.00% 7
South West +31 142 £52,000 +13.04% 11
Midlands +47 130 £45,000 -10.00% 8
West Midlands +36 90 £45,000 -5.26% 7
Yorkshire -8 88 £42,500 - 5
Scotland +49 85 £42,178 +5.45% 2
East of England +3 71 £45,000 -10.00% 5
East Midlands +26 40 £45,000 -10.00% 1
Wales +16 18 £39,000 +4.00% 1
North East -3 7 £40,000 -4.76%
Northern Ireland -21 7 £40,000 -11.11%

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 967 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 903 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
3 709 (46.31%) QA
4 441 (28.80%) Selenium
5 405 (26.45%) Java
6 343 (22.40%) SQL
7 327 (21.36%) Scrum
8 320 (20.90%) Software Testing
9 309 (20.18%) Test Scripting
10 305 (19.92%) ISTQB
11 303 (19.79%) C#
12 284 (18.55%) Finance
13 230 (15.02%) Regression Testing
13 230 (15.02%) JIRA
14 218 (14.24%) Waterfall
15 215 (14.04%) SDLC
16 213 (13.91%) Cucumber
16 213 (13.91%) Microsoft
17 211 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
18 204 (13.32%) Test Management
18 204 (13.32%) Functional Testing
19 203 (13.26%) ISEB
20 202 (13.19%) BDD
21 201 (13.13%) Manual Testing
22 200 (13.06%) JavaScript
23 196 (12.80%) Degree
24 195 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
25 187 (12.21%) Non-Functional Testing
25 187 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
26 180 (11.76%) Defect 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 53 (3.46%) Confluence
2 47 (3.07%) SharePoint
3 15 (0.98%) Apache Spark
4 13 (0.85%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (0.78%) Apache
6 11 (0.72%) Apache Pig
6 11 (0.72%) Apache Solr
6 11 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (0.65%) CMS
8 6 (0.39%) IIS
8 6 (0.39%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.20%) EPiServer
10 3 (0.20%) Hyperledger
10 3 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.13%) JBoss
12 1 (0.065%) ColdFusion
12 1 (0.065%) NetWeaver
12 1 (0.065%) SAS
12 1 (0.065%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 55 (3.59%) Microsoft Office
2 54 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (0.59%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.20%) Chatbot
7 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (1.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.59%) Distributed Ledger
2 9 (0.59%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.46%) Payment Gateway
4 5 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 4 (0.26%) SAP VC
6 3 (0.20%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
7 2 (0.13%) Siebel CRM
8 1 (0.065%) Magento
8 1 (0.065%) Markit EDM
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle iProcurement
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.065%) Postilion
8 1 (0.065%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 94 (6.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 78 (5.09%) Amazon AWS
3 31 (2.02%) Office 365
4 29 (1.89%) SaaS
5 27 (1.76%) G Suite
6 22 (1.44%) GitHub
7 19 (1.24%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (1.05%) Power Platform
9 8 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 8 (0.52%) Sauce Labs
10 6 (0.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 6 (0.39%) BlazeMeter
11 5 (0.33%) Tricentis Tosca
12 3 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (0.20%) DigitalOcean
12 3 (0.20%) Serverless
12 3 (0.20%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 46 (3.00%) Broadband
2 23 (1.50%) HTTP
3 14 (0.91%) Internet
4 5 (0.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (0.26%) DNS
5 4 (0.26%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.26%) SSH
6 3 (0.20%) ATM
6 3 (0.20%) NFC
6 3 (0.20%) Wireless
6 3 (0.20%) ZigBee
7 2 (0.13%) 3G
7 2 (0.13%) 4G
7 2 (0.13%) BGP
7 2 (0.13%) Firewall
7 2 (0.13%) IPsec
7 2 (0.13%) LTE
7 2 (0.13%) OSPF
7 2 (0.13%) TETRA
7 2 (0.13%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.12%) SQL Server
2 55 (3.59%) Relational Database
3 35 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 34 (2.22%) Big Data
5 28 (1.83%) MongoDB
6 19 (1.24%) Blockchain
7 17 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 16 (1.05%) Power BI
9 13 (0.85%) Redis
10 12 (0.78%) Hadoop
11 11 (0.72%) HBase
11 11 (0.72%) MySQL
11 11 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
14 8 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
14 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 6 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 6 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 441 (28.80%) Selenium
2 230 (15.02%) JIRA
3 213 (13.91%) Cucumber
4 122 (7.97%) JMeter
5 121 (7.90%) WebDriver
6 115 (7.51%) SoapUI
7 105 (6.86%) Jenkins
8 104 (6.79%) LoadRunner
9 98 (6.40%) Git (software)
10 84 (5.49%) SpecFlow
11 76 (4.96%) HP UFT
12 74 (4.83%) Visual Studio
13 63 (4.11%) Team Foundation Server
14 35 (2.29%) Appium
15 32 (2.09%) JUnit
16 29 (1.89%) Subversion
16 29 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
17 27 (1.76%) TeamCity
18 23 (1.50%) Hudson
19 22 (1.44%) Maven
General
1 284 (18.55%) Finance
2 112 (7.32%) Retail
3 85 (5.55%) Banking
4 74 (4.83%) Marketing
5 52 (3.40%) Telecoms
6 38 (2.48%) Law
6 38 (2.48%) Manufacturing
7 23 (1.50%) Electronics
8 17 (1.11%) Financial Institution
8 17 (1.11%) Games
9 15 (0.98%) Back Office
10 14 (0.91%) Front Office
11 13 (0.85%) Advertising
12 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.72%) Aerospace
14 7 (0.46%) Corporate Banking
14 7 (0.46%) Investment Banking
15 4 (0.26%) Automotive
16 3 (0.20%) Legal
17 2 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 383 (25.02%) Analyst
2 276 (18.03%) Test Engineer
3 255 (16.66%) Test Analyst
4 227 (14.83%) Test Manager
5 186 (12.15%) Tester
6 146 (9.54%) QA Engineer
6 146 (9.54%) Test Leader
7 123 (8.03%) Test Automation Engineer
8 94 (6.14%) Developer
9 91 (5.94%) QA Analyst
10 85 (5.55%) Automation Tester
11 81 (5.29%) Senior Analyst
12 75 (4.90%) QA Tester
13 70 (4.57%) Business Analyst
14 68 (4.44%) QA Test Engineer
15 63 (4.11%) Software Test Engineer
16 57 (3.72%) Senior Test Analyst
17 52 (3.40%) Senior Test Engineer
18 49 (3.20%) Automation Test Lead
18 49 (3.20%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (11.04%) Web Services
2 164 (10.71%) .NET
3 99 (6.47%) REST
4 88 (5.75%) XML
5 81 (5.29%) HTML
6 76 (4.96%) Gherkin
7 75 (4.90%) SOAP
8 60 (3.92%) CSS
9 55 (3.59%) JSON
10 37 (2.42%) Node.js
11 36 (2.35%) RESTful
12 27 (1.76%) Spring
13 21 (1.37%) ASP.NET
13 21 (1.37%) WebdriverIO
14 20 (1.31%) AngularJS
14 20 (1.31%) HTML5
15 17 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
16 15 (0.98%) Spring Boot
17 14 (0.91%) Jest
17 14 (0.91%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 122 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (4.90%) Client/Server
3 64 (4.18%) Enterprise Software
4 57 (3.72%) User Experience
5 47 (3.07%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.48%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.02%) Fintech
8 27 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (1.76%) Management Information System
9 17 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 16 (1.05%) Social Media
11 15 (0.98%) Public Cloud
12 14 (0.91%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 13 (0.85%) Driving Licence
14 12 (0.78%) Device Driver
15 10 (0.65%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.59%) Blog
16 9 (0.59%) Photography
16 9 (0.59%) Smart Meter
17 8 (0.52%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 171 (11.17%) Windows
2 147 (9.60%) Linux
3 71 (4.64%) Unix
4 32 (2.09%) Apple iOS
5 30 (1.96%) Android
6 13 (0.85%) Windows Server
7 12 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 5 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.26%) zOS
11 3 (0.20%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.065%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.065%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.065%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 967 (63.16%) Test Automation
2 903 (58.98%) Agile Software Development
3 327 (21.36%) Scrum
4 320 (20.90%) Software Testing
5 309 (20.18%) Test Scripting
6 230 (15.02%) Regression Testing
7 218 (14.24%) Waterfall
8 215 (14.04%) SDLC
9 211 (13.78%) Continuous Integration
10 204 (13.32%) Functional Testing
10 204 (13.32%) Test Management
11 202 (13.19%) BDD
12 201 (13.13%) Manual Testing
13 195 (12.74%) User Acceptance Testing
14 187 (12.21%) Non-Functional Testing
14 187 (12.21%) Problem-Solving
15 180 (11.76%) Defect Management
16 172 (11.23%) Stakeholder Management
17 165 (10.78%) Performance Testing
18 158 (10.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 405 (26.45%) Java
2 343 (22.40%) SQL
3 303 (19.79%) C#
4 200 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 128 (8.36%) Python
6 76 (4.96%) C++
7 56 (3.66%) C
8 47 (3.07%) Ruby
9 42 (2.74%) PHP
10 30 (1.96%) Bash Shell
10 30 (1.96%) PL/SQL
10 30 (1.96%) VB
11 29 (1.89%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.44%) PowerShell
13 16 (1.05%) Embedded C
14 13 (0.85%) Embedded C++
15 11 (0.72%) Groovy
15 11 (0.72%) VBScript
16 9 (0.59%) Apple Swift
17 8 (0.52%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 305 (19.92%) ISTQB
2 203 (13.26%) ISEB
3 196 (12.80%) Degree
4 113 (7.38%) Security Cleared
5 94 (6.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 63 (4.11%) SC Cleared
7 49 (3.20%) Computer Science Degree
8 44 (2.87%) DV Cleared
9 34 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 30 (1.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 24 (1.57%) Oracle Certification
12 20 (1.31%) MCP
12 20 (1.31%) OCP
12 20 (1.31%) SAP Certification
13 14 (0.91%) MCSA
13 14 (0.91%) MCSE
14 13 (0.85%) HND
14 13 (0.85%) MBA
15 10 (0.65%) Master's Degree
15 10 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 709 (46.31%) QA
2 13 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.52%) SLA
4 7 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.39%) GDPR
5 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.26%) PMO
7 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.20%) WCAG
8 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.065%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.065%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.065%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 49 (3.20%) Docker
2 14 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (0.72%) HDFS
4 10 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.52%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.26%) BitLocker
6 4 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 114 (7.45%) HP Quality Center
2 46 (3.00%) HP ALM
3 11 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
4 10 (0.65%) Kubernetes
5 9 (0.59%) Ansible
6 7 (0.46%) Puppet
7 6 (0.39%) CA Service Virtualization
8 5 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (0.26%) MIIS
9 4 (0.26%) SCCM
9 4 (0.26%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.13%) Netcool
11 1 (0.065%) BMC PATROL
11 1 (0.065%) Kibana
11 1 (0.065%) Matomo
Vendors
1 213 (13.91%) Microsoft
2 128 (8.36%) HP
3 88 (5.75%) Oracle
4 77 (5.03%) SAP
5 44 (2.87%) Google
5 44 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
6 18 (1.18%) VMware
7 17 (1.11%) Sage
7 17 (1.11%) Workday
8 16 (1.05%) CA
9 13 (0.85%) WorldPay
10 12 (0.78%) Perfecto Mobile
11 11 (0.72%) Apple
11 11 (0.72%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
12 10 (0.65%) New Relic
13 9 (0.59%) Atlassian
13 9 (0.59%) IBM
13 9 (0.59%) Remedy
14 8 (0.52%) CA Agile Central
15 7 (0.46%) Cisco