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 1 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 87 85 108
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +23
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 36 37 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.82% 2.00% 0.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.33% 1.17%
Number of salaries quoted 25 33 16
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
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
1618 1586 1449
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.76% 85.68% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1270 1263
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 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £43,800 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.05% +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 1 April 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (45.10%) Selenium
3 44 (43.14%) ISEB
3 44 (43.14%) Finance
4 35 (34.31%) Scrum
4 35 (34.31%) QA
4 35 (34.31%) Waterfall
5 34 (33.33%) Test Management
5 34 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 33 (32.35%) Test Planning
7 32 (31.37%) V-Model
8 31 (30.39%) Validation
9 30 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 26 (25.49%) Test Automation
11 24 (23.53%) Banking
12 22 (21.57%) Aerospace
12 22 (21.57%) Retail
13 21 (20.59%) SQL
14 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
15 19 (18.63%) WebDriver
16 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
17 14 (13.73%) Java
18 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
19 11 (10.78%) JUnit
19 11 (10.78%) TestNG
19 11 (10.78%) Open Source
19 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
20 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
20 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
21 9 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 1 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (12.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.96%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.92%) Internet
2 1 (0.98%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.92%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.92%) Relational Database
2 2 (1.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 46 (45.10%) Selenium
2 19 (18.63%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.78%) TestNG
3 11 (10.78%) JUnit
4 7 (6.86%) SoapUI
5 6 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.94%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.96%) MbUnit
7 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.98%) JMeter
8 1 (0.98%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.98%) Selenium IDE
General
1 44 (43.14%) Finance
2 24 (23.53%) Banking
3 22 (21.57%) Retail
3 22 (21.57%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.94%) Advertising
6 2 (1.96%) Publishing
6 2 (1.96%) Billing
7 1 (0.98%) Legal
7 1 (0.98%) Games
7 1 (0.98%) Military
Job Titles
1 21 (20.59%) Analyst
1 21 (20.59%) Test Engineer
2 17 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
3 14 (13.73%) Test Analyst
4 13 (12.75%) Test Team Leader
4 13 (12.75%) Team Leader
5 10 (9.80%) Test Manager
5 10 (9.80%) Tester
6 8 (7.84%) Consultant
6 8 (7.84%) Test Consultant
7 7 (6.86%) Test Leader
8 6 (5.88%) Software Tester
8 6 (5.88%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.90%) ScrumMaster
10 4 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.92%) Graduate
10 4 (3.92%) Applications Support Analyst
11 3 (2.94%) Developer
12 2 (1.96%) Support Technician
12 2 (1.96%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) Web Services
2 5 (4.90%) XML
3 2 (1.96%) SOAP
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Open Source
2 4 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.96%) Social Media
3 2 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.96%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.98%) iPad
4 1 (0.98%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.98%) Replication
4 1 (0.98%) Economics
4 1 (0.98%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.92%) Windows
2 3 (2.94%) Linux
2 3 (2.94%) Apple iOS
3 2 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (34.31%) Waterfall
2 35 (34.31%) Scrum
3 34 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 34 (33.33%) Test Management
4 33 (32.35%) Test Planning
5 32 (31.37%) V-Model
6 31 (30.39%) Validation
7 26 (25.49%) Test Automation
8 20 (19.61%) Test Scripting
9 11 (10.78%) Mentoring
10 10 (9.80%) Automated Testing
11 9 (8.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (8.82%) Performance Testing
12 8 (7.84%) TDD
13 7 (6.86%) BDD
14 6 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (4.90%) Manual Testing
16 3 (2.94%) Line Management
16 3 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.59%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) Java
3 7 (6.86%) C#
4 2 (1.96%) Ruby
4 2 (1.96%) VB
4 2 (1.96%) VBA
5 1 (0.98%) Python
5 1 (0.98%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (43.14%) ISEB
2 30 (29.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 17 (16.67%) ISTQB
4 5 (4.90%) Degree
5 3 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.94%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (34.31%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 6 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (0.98%) Apple
3 1 (0.98%) New Relic
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