The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South East / West Sussex
Rank 83 95 93
Rank change year-on-year +12 -2  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 11 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 1.44% 0.99% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.63% 1.10% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 15 3 4
Median salary £50,000 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 advertised in West Sussex with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
West Sussex
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 920 997 965
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.21% 89.42% 86.55%
Number of salaries quoted 840 899 827
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.55% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Sussex 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 West Sussex

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in West Sussex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in West Sussex.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in West Sussex over the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in West Sussex

Test Strategy
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 22 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
Crawley +8 6 £37,500 -
Worthing -5 3 £50,000 -
Haywards Heath - 3 £52,500 - 1
Gatwick - 1 £52,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 22 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 across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 11 (44.00%) TDD
2 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
2 10 (40.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
3 8 (32.00%) Java
4 7 (28.00%) C#
4 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
4 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 6 (24.00%) Selenium
5 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 6 (24.00%) Finance
5 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
6 5 (20.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
6 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
6 5 (20.00%) C++
6 5 (20.00%) Windows
7 4 (16.00%) XML
7 4 (16.00%) Scrum
7 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
8 3 (12.00%) Planning and Forecasting
8 3 (12.00%) Line Management
8 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex 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 3 (12.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (28.00%) Visual Studio
2 6 (24.00%) Selenium
2 6 (24.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (12.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
4 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (8.00%) Mockito
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Analyst
1 9 (36.00%) Test Analyst
2 5 (20.00%) Software Test Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Automation Test Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Financial Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Test Lead
4 3 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Test Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Tester
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Tester
5 2 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 2 (8.00%) Test Leader
6 1 (4.00%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 3 (12.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.00%) J2EE
3 2 (8.00%) Spring
3 2 (8.00%) Velocity
4 1 (4.00%) CSS
4 1 (4.00%) DOM
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) REST
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Smartcard
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 7 (28.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (44.00%) TDD
2 10 (40.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (32.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (24.00%) Regression Testing
5 5 (20.00%) BDD
5 5 (20.00%) Defect Management
5 5 (20.00%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.00%) Test Planning
6 4 (16.00%) Scrum
6 4 (16.00%) Test Automation
7 3 (12.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Line Management
7 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
7 3 (12.00%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.00%) Coaching
8 2 (8.00%) Exploratory Testing
8 2 (8.00%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (8.00%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) SQL
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) C#
4 6 (24.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (20.00%) C++
6 3 (12.00%) C
6 3 (12.00%) Embedded C
6 3 (12.00%) Embedded C++
7 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
8 1 (4.00%) VB
8 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Degree
1 3 (12.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) hybris
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
Haywards Heath, West Sussex
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