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 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 97 55 71
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 40 76 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.17% 4.19% 3.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 4.82% 3.60%
Number of salaries quoted 31 55 44
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,400 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £61,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £36,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +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
1623 1577 1360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 87.97% 87.03% 84.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1405 1247 1199
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,023 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 29 July 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (37.97%) Java
3 28 (35.44%) SQL
3 28 (35.44%) Performance Testing
4 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
5 22 (27.85%) Oracle
6 20 (25.32%) ISEB
7 19 (24.05%) Windows
8 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
8 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
9 17 (21.52%) IIS
9 17 (21.52%) SharePoint
10 16 (20.25%) Selenium
10 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
11 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
12 14 (17.72%) V-Model
12 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
13 13 (16.46%) Web Services
13 13 (16.46%) XML
14 12 (15.19%) Scrum
14 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
14 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
15 11 (13.92%) QA
15 11 (13.92%) Test Management
15 11 (13.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 11 (13.92%) C#
16 10 (12.66%) TDD
17 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
17 9 (11.39%) Test Planning
17 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 17 (21.52%) IIS
1 17 (21.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.59%) Internet
2 2 (2.53%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (29.11%) Visual Studio
2 16 (20.25%) Selenium
3 14 (17.72%) WebDriver
4 6 (7.59%) MbUnit
5 2 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.53%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.27%) HP UFT
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Aerospace
2 4 (5.06%) Military
3 2 (2.53%) Billing
3 2 (2.53%) Advertising
4 1 (1.27%) Publishing
4 1 (1.27%) Games
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (31.65%) Analyst
2 22 (27.85%) Test Analyst
3 17 (21.52%) Test Engineer
4 15 (18.99%) Software Test Analyst
5 9 (11.39%) Tester
6 8 (10.13%) Applications Support
6 8 (10.13%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.86%) Software Tester
7 7 (8.86%) Senior Test Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Support Engineer
8 6 (7.59%) Graduate
8 6 (7.59%) Automated Test Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (5.06%) Test Manager
10 3 (3.80%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.80%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.53%) Support Specialist
11 2 (2.53%) Developer
11 2 (2.53%) Junior
11 2 (2.53%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) Web Services
1 13 (16.46%) XML
2 9 (11.39%) HTML
3 6 (7.59%) SOAP
4 4 (5.06%) CSS
4 4 (5.06%) Tapestry
5 1 (1.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.13%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.27%) Economics
4 1 (1.27%) iPhone
4 1 (1.27%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (24.05%) Windows
2 2 (2.53%) Linux
3 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (60.76%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (35.44%) Performance Testing
3 18 (22.78%) Test Scripting
4 15 (18.99%) Test Automation
5 14 (17.72%) V-Model
6 12 (15.19%) Waterfall
6 12 (15.19%) Scrum
6 12 (15.19%) Automated Testing
7 11 (13.92%) Test Management
8 10 (12.66%) TDD
9 9 (11.39%) Software Engineering
9 9 (11.39%) Test Planning
9 9 (11.39%) Software Delivery
10 8 (10.13%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (10.13%) Test Strategy
11 7 (8.86%) Validation
11 7 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.59%) Line Management
13 5 (6.33%) DSDM
13 5 (6.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.97%) Java
2 28 (35.44%) SQL
3 11 (13.92%) C#
4 8 (10.13%) Ruby
5 6 (7.59%) C
6 5 (6.33%) VB
6 5 (6.33%) C++
7 4 (5.06%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.06%) Python
7 4 (5.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.27%) Perl
8 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (25.32%) ISEB
2 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
3 11 (13.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (7.59%) Degree
5 4 (5.06%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.53%) HND
7 1 (1.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) QA
Vendors
1 22 (27.85%) Oracle
2 8 (10.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.27%) Apple
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