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

Test Strategy
South East / West Sussex
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 109 102
Rank change year-on-year +10 -7  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 8 5 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.74% 0.39% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.44% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 10
Median salary £47,500 £47,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.06% +88.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 947 1142 1077
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 88.01% 89.22% 89.90%
Number of salaries quoted 848 1082 954
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 25 June 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 25 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
Worthing -29 4 £46,375 -0.26%
Haywards Heath -2 2 £52,500 +90.90%
Gatwick +6 1 £30,000 -40.00%
Chichester - 1 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Sussex region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 13 (56.52%) SQL
3 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (39.13%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
5 7 (30.43%) C#
5 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Selenium
5 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
5 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
5 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) .NET
7 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
7 5 (21.74%) Line Management
8 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
8 4 (17.39%) User Stories
8 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
8 4 (17.39%) Finance
9 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (13.04%) XML
9 3 (13.04%) Middleware
9 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
9 3 (13.04%) Unix
9 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 3 (13.04%) SOA

Test Strategy
Co-occurring 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 (13.04%) Confluence
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (13.04%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 7 (30.43%) Selenium
1 7 (30.43%) Visual Studio
1 7 (30.43%) WebDriver
2 5 (21.74%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
3 3 (13.04%) SoapUI
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
General
1 4 (17.39%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 13 (56.52%) Test Analyst
3 7 (30.43%) Automation Test Analyst
4 5 (21.74%) Automation Test Lead
4 5 (21.74%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Financial Analyst
5 4 (17.39%) Service Analyst
6 3 (13.04%) Test Manager
7 2 (8.70%) Automation Tester
7 2 (8.70%) Lead Tester
7 2 (8.70%) SQL Analyst
7 2 (8.70%) Test Leader
7 2 (8.70%) Tester
8 1 (4.35%) Agile Business Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Business Development Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Development Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) IT Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Test Automation Engineer
8 1 (4.35%) UAT Test Analyst
8 1 (4.35%) Web Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) .NET
1 5 (21.74%) .NET Framework
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Fusion
2 3 (13.04%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Unix
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Test Automation
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Regression Testing
3 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Test Planning
3 7 (30.43%) Test Scripting
4 6 (26.09%) BDD
5 5 (21.74%) Line Management
6 4 (17.39%) Business Analysis
6 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
6 4 (17.39%) User Stories
7 3 (13.04%) BPMN
7 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (13.04%) DevOps
7 3 (13.04%) Planning and Forecasting
7 3 (13.04%) SOA
7 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) C#
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) ISEB
2 2 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Atlassian
3 1 (4.35%) HP
3 1 (4.35%) hybris
3 1 (4.35%) SAP