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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 70 96 88
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 63 41 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.18% 2.10% 1.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.80% 2.44% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 51 39 30
Average salary £55,000 £34,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.76% +7.93%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £40,300 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
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
1656 1678 1293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.59% 86.14% 76.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1322 1386 1098
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 19 December 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 99 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (44.20%) Selenium
3 52 (37.68%) Finance
4 51 (36.96%) Test Strategy
5 48 (34.78%) Test Automation
6 47 (34.06%) Waterfall
7 46 (33.33%) Test Management
8 44 (31.88%) V-Model
9 43 (31.16%) Test Planning
9 43 (31.16%) Validation
10 41 (29.71%) Scrum
11 40 (28.99%) ISEB
12 39 (28.26%) Test Scripting
13 31 (22.46%) MS Excel
14 29 (21.01%) Microsoft
14 29 (21.01%) QA
15 27 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 26 (18.84%) SQL
17 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
18 24 (17.39%) WebDriver
19 23 (16.67%) Open Source
20 21 (15.22%) TestNG
20 21 (15.22%) JUnit
20 21 (15.22%) Automated Testing
21 16 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
22 15 (10.87%) TDD
22 15 (10.87%) BDD
23 14 (10.14%) Degree
23 14 (10.14%) Banking
24 13 (9.42%) ISTQB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 31 (22.46%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
3 4 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) SaaS
1 1 (0.72%) PaaS
1 1 (0.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.72%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.52%) MS Access
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.45%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 61 (44.20%) Selenium
2 24 (17.39%) WebDriver
3 21 (15.22%) TestNG
3 21 (15.22%) JUnit
4 16 (11.59%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (2.90%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
7 2 (1.45%) JMeter
7 2 (1.45%) FitNesse
7 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.72%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.72%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.72%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.72%) Selenium IDE
General
1 52 (37.68%) Finance
2 14 (10.14%) Banking
3 12 (8.70%) Retail
3 12 (8.70%) Aerospace
4 4 (2.90%) Advertising
4 4 (2.90%) Games
4 4 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.45%) Military
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (21.01%) Tester
2 27 (19.57%) Analyst
3 22 (15.94%) Test Team Leader
3 22 (15.94%) Test Engineer
3 22 (15.94%) Team Leader
4 21 (15.22%) Test Analyst
5 20 (14.49%) Senior Test Engineer
6 18 (13.04%) Software Tester
7 17 (12.32%) Senior Tester
8 14 (10.14%) ScrumMaster
9 11 (7.97%) Automated Tester
10 9 (6.52%) Senior Software Tester
11 6 (4.35%) Test Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) Test Manager
11 6 (4.35%) Consultant
11 6 (4.35%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.90%) Test Leader
12 4 (2.90%) Software Test Engineer
12 4 (2.90%) Test Automation Analyst
12 4 (2.90%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) .NET
2 2 (1.45%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.72%) Velocity
3 1 (0.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.72%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.67%) Open Source
2 6 (4.35%) Mathematics
3 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.45%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.45%) Social Media
5 2 (1.45%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.72%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.35%) Windows
2 2 (1.45%) Linux
2 2 (1.45%) Android
2 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (71.74%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (36.96%) Test Strategy
3 48 (34.78%) Test Automation
4 47 (34.06%) Waterfall
5 46 (33.33%) Test Management
6 44 (31.88%) V-Model
7 43 (31.16%) Validation
7 43 (31.16%) Test Planning
8 41 (29.71%) Scrum
9 39 (28.26%) Test Scripting
10 25 (18.12%) Mentoring
11 21 (15.22%) Automated Testing
12 15 (10.87%) TDD
12 15 (10.87%) BDD
13 10 (7.25%) Manual Testing
13 10 (7.25%) Line Management
14 9 (6.52%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (5.80%) Software Engineering
16 7 (5.07%) UML
17 5 (3.62%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.84%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) C
3 8 (5.80%) C#
4 6 (4.35%) C++
5 4 (2.90%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) VB
5 4 (2.90%) VBA
6 2 (1.45%) Ruby
7 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.72%) Python
7 1 (0.72%) Lisp
7 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (28.99%) ISEB
2 27 (19.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 14 (10.14%) Degree
4 13 (9.42%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.07%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.62%) HND
7 3 (2.17%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.45%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.72%) MCSE
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (21.01%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (21.01%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.42%) Oracle
3 3 (2.17%) Telerik
4 1 (0.72%) New Relic
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