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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 98 98 79
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 22 39 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.42% 2.07% 2.82%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 2.29% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 18 28 49
Median salary £34,750 £39,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.89% -29.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,550 £31,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,050 £50,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
1431 1706 1729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 92.26% 90.55% 85.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1162 1490 1387
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 9 December 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) SDLC
3 16 (43.24%) ISEB
4 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
4 15 (40.54%) QA
5 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 13 (35.14%) SQL
6 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
7 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
8 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
9 9 (24.32%) Selenium
9 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
10 8 (21.62%) Degree
10 8 (21.62%) Finance
10 8 (21.62%) Java
10 8 (21.62%) Windows
11 7 (18.92%) C#
11 7 (18.92%) Usability Testing
11 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
12 6 (16.22%) Oracle
12 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
12 6 (16.22%) User Stories
13 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
13 5 (13.51%) User Experience
13 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
13 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
13 5 (13.51%) Validation
13 5 (13.51%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.70%) IIS
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (16.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (13.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.70%) 2G
1 1 (2.70%) 3G
1 1 (2.70%) 4G
1 1 (2.70%) LTE
1 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (2.70%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.70%) MS Access
3 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (32.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (24.32%) Selenium
3 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
4 3 (8.11%) JIRA
4 3 (8.11%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (5.41%) Jasmine
5 2 (5.41%) JUnit
5 2 (5.41%) LoadRunner
5 2 (5.41%) Protractor
5 2 (5.41%) TestNG
6 1 (2.70%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.70%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 5 (13.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.11%) Advertising
4 2 (5.41%) Billing
4 2 (5.41%) Electronics
4 2 (5.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.41%) Marketing
5 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (72.97%) Analyst
2 18 (48.65%) Test Analyst
3 10 (27.03%) Tester
4 8 (21.62%) Software Analyst
4 8 (21.62%) Software Test Analyst
5 6 (16.22%) Software Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Business Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) QA Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (10.81%) QA Tester
6 4 (10.81%) Software QA Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Business Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Support
7 3 (8.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (8.11%) Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Agile Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Automation Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Senior Tester
7 3 (8.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) .NET
1 5 (13.51%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Gherkin
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) LINQ
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) User Experience
2 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.41%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) Linux
3 1 (2.70%) Unix
3 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (64.86%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (56.76%) SDLC
3 13 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Automated Testing
4 11 (29.73%) Test Scripting
5 9 (24.32%) Test Automation
6 7 (18.92%) Manual Testing
6 7 (18.92%) Usability Testing
7 6 (16.22%) User Stories
8 5 (13.51%) Business Analysis
8 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (13.51%) Process Improvement
8 5 (13.51%) Software Delivery
8 5 (13.51%) Test Planning
8 5 (13.51%) Validation
9 4 (10.81%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.81%) Prototyping
9 4 (10.81%) Requirements Management
9 4 (10.81%) Scrum
9 4 (10.81%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) SQL
2 8 (21.62%) Java
3 7 (18.92%) C#
4 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.41%) C
6 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) ISEB
2 15 (40.54%) ISTQB
3 8 (21.62%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ISEB Practitioner
4 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (40.54%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) Oracle
3 4 (10.81%) HP
4 2 (5.41%) SAP
5 1 (2.70%) Huawei
5 1 (2.70%) Nokia
5 1 (2.70%) VMware
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