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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 79 93 71
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -22
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 53 41 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.68% 2.20% 2.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.24% 2.61% 3.51%
Number of salaries quoted 47 39 41
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £41,500 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.47%
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
1636 1568 1254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 82.67% 84.21% 76.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1332 1345 1055
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 26 November 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 94 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (36.76%) Selenium
3 44 (32.35%) Test Strategy
4 41 (30.15%) Test Automation
4 41 (30.15%) Finance
5 38 (27.94%) ISEB
5 38 (27.94%) Test Scripting
6 37 (27.21%) Waterfall
6 37 (27.21%) Scrum
7 33 (24.26%) V-Model
7 33 (24.26%) Test Management
8 32 (23.53%) Validation
8 32 (23.53%) MS Excel
8 32 (23.53%) Test Planning
9 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
9 28 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (19.12%) SQL
11 24 (17.65%) Automated Testing
12 23 (16.91%) TDD
12 23 (16.91%) Mentoring
13 21 (15.44%) QA
13 21 (15.44%) WebDriver
14 18 (13.24%) Open Source
15 17 (12.50%) TestNG
15 17 (12.50%) JUnit
15 17 (12.50%) BDD
16 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
16 16 (11.76%) Degree
17 15 (11.03%) Oracle
18 13 (9.56%) C

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, 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 2 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
Applications
1 32 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Office
3 4 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) SaaS
1 1 (0.74%) PaaS
1 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) MS Access
2 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 50 (36.76%) Selenium
2 21 (15.44%) WebDriver
3 17 (12.50%) TestNG
3 17 (12.50%) JUnit
4 16 (11.76%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.68%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.94%) JMeter
6 4 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.21%) Ranorex
7 3 (2.21%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.47%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.47%) MonkeyTalk
8 2 (1.47%) Jenkins
8 2 (1.47%) Calabash
8 2 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.47%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.47%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.74%) Maven
9 1 (0.74%) Git (software)
9 1 (0.74%) Selenium IDE
General
1 41 (30.15%) Finance
2 6 (4.41%) Banking
3 4 (2.94%) Retail
3 4 (2.94%) Games
3 4 (2.94%) Aerospace
3 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.21%) Advertising
5 2 (1.47%) Legal
5 2 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 37 (27.21%) Analyst
2 33 (24.26%) Tester
3 29 (21.32%) Test Analyst
4 21 (15.44%) Software Tester
5 19 (13.97%) Senior Tester
6 17 (12.50%) Team Leader
6 17 (12.50%) Test Team Leader
7 16 (11.76%) Test Engineer
7 16 (11.76%) ScrumMaster
8 14 (10.29%) Senior Test Engineer
9 11 (8.09%) Senior Software Tester
9 11 (8.09%) Automated Tester
10 6 (4.41%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Consultant
11 4 (2.94%) Senior Analyst
11 4 (2.94%) Test Consultant
11 4 (2.94%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (2.94%) Test Leader
11 4 (2.94%) Senior Test Analyst
12 3 (2.21%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.41%) .NET
2 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.74%) Velocity
3 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.74%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.24%) Open Source
2 8 (5.88%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.21%) Replication
5 2 (1.47%) Social Media
5 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.74%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.74%) E-Learning
6 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.62%) Windows
2 4 (2.94%) Linux
3 3 (2.21%) UNIX
4 1 (0.74%) Android
4 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (69.12%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (32.35%) Test Strategy
3 41 (30.15%) Test Automation
4 38 (27.94%) Test Scripting
5 37 (27.21%) Scrum
5 37 (27.21%) Waterfall
6 33 (24.26%) V-Model
6 33 (24.26%) Test Management
7 32 (23.53%) Validation
7 32 (23.53%) Test Planning
8 24 (17.65%) Automated Testing
9 23 (16.91%) TDD
9 23 (16.91%) Mentoring
10 17 (12.50%) BDD
11 12 (8.82%) Manual Testing
12 9 (6.62%) Line Management
13 8 (5.88%) Software Engineering
13 8 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
14 6 (4.41%) Risk Management
14 6 (4.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) SQL
2 13 (9.56%) C
3 10 (7.35%) C#
4 6 (4.41%) C++
5 4 (2.94%) Java
6 3 (2.21%) VB
6 3 (2.21%) VBA
7 2 (1.47%) Ruby
8 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) Lisp
8 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.74%) PHP
Qualifications
1 38 (27.94%) ISEB
2 28 (20.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (11.76%) Degree
4 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (3.68%) HND
7 3 (2.21%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.21%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.21%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.74%) MCSE
8 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.44%) QA
Vendors
1 28 (20.59%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.03%) Oracle
3 3 (2.21%) Telerik
4 1 (0.74%) New Relic
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