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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 48 71 31
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -40
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 81 47 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.46% 2.95% 5.74%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.32% 3.54% 7.40%
Number of salaries quoted 60 37 87
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £38,500 £37,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.87% -6.42%
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
1523 1326 1217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.87% 83.34% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1157 1058
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 September 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 60 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.25%) Scrum
3 44 (30.56%) Test Scripting
4 40 (27.78%) QA
5 37 (25.69%) ISEB
6 36 (25.00%) Test Strategy
7 34 (23.61%) Selenium
8 28 (19.44%) SQL
8 28 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 27 (18.75%) Finance
10 26 (18.06%) Automated Testing
11 25 (17.36%) Validation
11 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
11 25 (17.36%) Waterfall
12 24 (16.67%) Degree
13 23 (15.97%) V-Model
14 22 (15.28%) TDD
15 18 (12.50%) C
15 18 (12.50%) MS Excel
15 18 (12.50%) Test Management
16 17 (11.81%) WebDriver
16 17 (11.81%) C#
17 16 (11.11%) BDD
18 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
19 14 (9.72%) Windows
20 13 (9.03%) Telecoms
21 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
22 11 (7.64%) Open Source
22 11 (7.64%) Manual Testing
23 10 (6.94%) TestNG

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 3 (2.08%) IIS
2 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.25%) MS Office
3 2 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.56%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.47%) DataStage
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (3.47%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.47%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (2.08%) MS Access
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (23.61%) Selenium
2 17 (11.81%) WebDriver
3 10 (6.94%) TestNG
3 10 (6.94%) JUnit
4 7 (4.86%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.47%) QuickTest Pro
6 4 (2.78%) FitNesse
6 4 (2.78%) MbUnit
7 3 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.08%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.08%) MonkeyTalk
7 3 (2.08%) JMeter
7 3 (2.08%) Calabash
7 3 (2.08%) Ranorex
8 2 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.69%) TestComplete
9 1 (0.69%) NUnit
9 1 (0.69%) Maven
9 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.56%) Retail
4 5 (3.47%) Legal
5 4 (2.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (33.33%) Analyst
2 43 (29.86%) Tester
3 38 (26.39%) Test Analyst
4 32 (22.22%) Software Tester
5 18 (12.50%) Senior Tester
6 16 (11.11%) ScrumMaster
7 14 (9.72%) Senior Software Tester
8 12 (8.33%) Test Engineer
9 11 (7.64%) Junior
10 10 (6.94%) Test Team Leader
10 10 (6.94%) Team Leader
11 9 (6.25%) Junior Tester
11 9 (6.25%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.17%) QA Analyst
12 6 (4.17%) Software Engineer
13 5 (3.47%) Data Analyst
13 5 (3.47%) Senior Test Engineer
13 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse Analyst
13 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
13 5 (3.47%) Automated Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.56%) .NET
2 4 (2.78%) SOAP
2 4 (2.78%) Web Services
3 3 (2.08%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.69%) Velocity
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) XML
4 1 (0.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Open Source
2 10 (6.94%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.17%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.08%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.72%) Windows
2 6 (4.17%) Linux
3 5 (3.47%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.25%) Scrum
3 44 (30.56%) Test Scripting
4 36 (25.00%) Test Strategy
5 26 (18.06%) Automated Testing
6 25 (17.36%) Validation
6 25 (17.36%) Test Automation
6 25 (17.36%) Waterfall
7 23 (15.97%) V-Model
8 22 (15.28%) TDD
9 18 (12.50%) Test Management
10 16 (11.11%) BDD
11 12 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 11 (7.64%) Manual Testing
13 9 (6.25%) Integration Testing
14 8 (5.56%) Scalability Testing
15 7 (4.86%) Performance Testing
15 7 (4.86%) Data Security
15 7 (4.86%) UML
16 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.44%) SQL
2 18 (12.50%) C
3 17 (11.81%) C#
4 6 (4.17%) C++
5 5 (3.47%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.69%) Python
6 1 (0.69%) Lisp
6 1 (0.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 37 (25.69%) ISEB
2 28 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (16.67%) Degree
4 9 (6.25%) HND
5 7 (4.86%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.86%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.78%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.78%) QA
Vendors
1 15 (10.42%) Microsoft
2 10 (6.94%) Oracle
3 6 (4.17%) Telerik
4 5 (3.47%) Cognos
4 5 (3.47%) Informatica
4 5 (3.47%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.39%) SAP
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