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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 96 67 82
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 34 61 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.75% 3.05% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 3.61% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 33 48 36
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,200 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £61,500 £41,000
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
1583 1691 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.26% 84.63% 81.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1362 1240
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 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 72 (75.79%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (44.21%) ISEB
3 35 (36.84%) Selenium
4 30 (31.58%) QA
4 30 (31.58%) Finance
4 30 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 29 (30.53%) Scrum
6 24 (25.26%) Test Management
7 23 (24.21%) V-Model
8 22 (23.16%) Waterfall
8 22 (23.16%) Test Strategy
8 22 (23.16%) Test Planning
9 21 (22.11%) Performance Testing
9 21 (22.11%) SQL
9 21 (22.11%) Java
10 20 (21.05%) Validation
10 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
11 19 (20.00%) Test Automation
12 18 (18.95%) WebDriver
12 18 (18.95%) Banking
12 18 (18.95%) Retail
12 18 (18.95%) Aerospace
13 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
14 15 (15.79%) Windows
15 14 (14.74%) Visual Studio
16 12 (12.63%) Oracle
16 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
17 11 (11.58%) C#
17 11 (11.58%) SharePoint
18 10 (10.53%) IIS

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 11 (11.58%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.53%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Internet
2 2 (2.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (36.84%) Selenium
2 18 (18.95%) WebDriver
3 14 (14.74%) Visual Studio
4 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.26%) JUnit
5 5 (5.26%) TestNG
6 4 (4.21%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (4.21%) MbUnit
6 4 (4.21%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.05%) Bugzilla
General
1 30 (31.58%) Finance
2 18 (18.95%) Banking
2 18 (18.95%) Retail
2 18 (18.95%) Aerospace
3 3 (3.16%) Advertising
4 2 (2.11%) Billing
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Games
5 1 (1.05%) Back Office
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (28.42%) Analyst
2 23 (24.21%) Test Analyst
3 18 (18.95%) Test Engineer
4 12 (12.63%) Test Manager
4 12 (12.63%) Senior Test Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 9 (9.47%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (7.37%) Tester
7 7 (7.37%) Test Team Leader
7 7 (7.37%) Team Leader
8 5 (5.26%) Software Tester
8 5 (5.26%) Applications Support
9 4 (4.21%) Automated Test Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Test Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Consultant
9 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Graduate
10 3 (3.16%) Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) Web Services
2 7 (7.37%) XML
3 4 (4.21%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.05%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.26%) Open Source
2 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.05%) iPhone
4 1 (1.05%) iPad
4 1 (1.05%) Economics
4 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (15.79%) Windows
2 4 (4.21%) Linux
3 2 (2.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (75.79%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (30.53%) Scrum
3 24 (25.26%) Test Management
4 23 (24.21%) V-Model
5 22 (23.16%) Waterfall
5 22 (23.16%) Test Strategy
5 22 (23.16%) Test Planning
6 21 (22.11%) Performance Testing
7 20 (21.05%) Validation
7 20 (21.05%) Test Scripting
8 19 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 9 (9.47%) Automated Testing
10 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
10 7 (7.37%) TDD
10 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.26%) Manual Testing
11 5 (5.26%) Software Delivery
11 5 (5.26%) Mentoring
12 3 (3.16%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (3.16%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.11%) SQL
1 21 (22.11%) Java
2 11 (11.58%) C#
3 4 (4.21%) Python
4 3 (3.16%) Ruby
5 1 (1.05%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) VB
5 1 (1.05%) VBA
5 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 42 (44.21%) ISEB
2 30 (31.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (17.89%) ISTQB
4 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.37%) Degree
6 4 (4.21%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (31.58%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (12.63%) Oracle
2 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.05%) Apple
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