The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 89 68 95
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +27
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 39 59 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.93% 2.93% 1.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 3.44% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 34 46 27
Average salary £32,500 £34,250 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.10% -8.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,750 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1642 1715 1453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.37% 85.28% 80.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1381 1367 1244
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bristol region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (42.31%) Selenium
2 44 (42.31%) ISEB
3 40 (38.46%) Finance
4 34 (32.69%) QA
4 34 (32.69%) Waterfall
5 33 (31.73%) Test Management
5 33 (31.73%) Scrum
6 32 (30.77%) V-Model
6 32 (30.77%) Test Strategy
6 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 32 (30.77%) Test Planning
7 30 (28.85%) Validation
8 23 (22.12%) Banking
9 22 (21.15%) WebDriver
9 22 (21.15%) Test Automation
10 21 (20.19%) Test Scripting
10 21 (20.19%) Retail
10 21 (20.19%) Aerospace
11 20 (19.23%) Java
12 19 (18.27%) SQL
13 18 (17.31%) ISTQB
14 16 (15.38%) Performance Testing
15 10 (9.62%) JUnit
15 10 (9.62%) C#
15 10 (9.62%) Windows
15 10 (9.62%) TestNG
15 10 (9.62%) Open Source
15 10 (9.62%) Mentoring
16 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.81%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.73%) Internet
2 2 (1.92%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 44 (42.31%) Selenium
2 22 (21.15%) WebDriver
3 10 (9.62%) JUnit
3 10 (9.62%) TestNG
4 8 (7.69%) Visual Studio
5 7 (6.73%) SoapUI
6 4 (3.85%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.85%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.88%) MbUnit
8 2 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.96%) Bugzilla
General
1 40 (38.46%) Finance
2 23 (22.12%) Banking
3 21 (20.19%) Retail
3 21 (20.19%) Aerospace
4 3 (2.88%) Advertising
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Billing
5 2 (1.92%) Publishing
6 1 (0.96%) Back Office
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
6 1 (0.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (22.12%) Analyst
2 22 (21.15%) Test Engineer
3 18 (17.31%) Test Analyst
4 17 (16.35%) Senior Test Engineer
5 12 (11.54%) Test Team Leader
5 12 (11.54%) Team Leader
5 12 (11.54%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.62%) Test Leader
7 7 (6.73%) Tester
7 7 (6.73%) Consultant
7 7 (6.73%) Test Consultant
8 5 (4.81%) Applications Support
8 5 (4.81%) Software Tester
9 4 (3.85%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.85%) Graduate
10 3 (2.88%) Developer
10 3 (2.88%) Automated Test Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Applications Support Analyst
11 2 (1.92%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) Web Services
2 6 (5.77%) XML
3 3 (2.88%) SOAP
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.96%) .NET
4 1 (0.96%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.96%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.62%) Open Source
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.92%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) iPhone
4 1 (0.96%) iPad
4 1 (0.96%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.62%) Windows
2 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 3 (2.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.92%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (77.88%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (32.69%) Waterfall
3 33 (31.73%) Test Management
3 33 (31.73%) Scrum
4 32 (30.77%) V-Model
4 32 (30.77%) Test Strategy
4 32 (30.77%) Test Planning
5 30 (28.85%) Validation
6 22 (21.15%) Test Automation
7 21 (20.19%) Test Scripting
8 16 (15.38%) Performance Testing
9 10 (9.62%) Mentoring
10 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
11 8 (7.69%) TDD
12 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
13 6 (5.77%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (4.81%) Manual Testing
15 3 (2.88%) BDD
15 3 (2.88%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.23%) Java
2 19 (18.27%) SQL
3 10 (9.62%) C#
4 4 (3.85%) Python
5 3 (2.88%) Ruby
6 1 (0.96%) Perl
6 1 (0.96%) VB
6 1 (0.96%) VBA
6 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 44 (42.31%) ISEB
2 32 (30.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (17.31%) ISTQB
4 8 (7.69%) Degree
5 4 (3.85%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (32.69%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (6.73%) Oracle
1 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
2 1 (0.96%) Apple
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