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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 65 84 108
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +24
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 62 36 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.25% 2.11% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.89% 2.44% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 38 32 17
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,175 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
1593 1473 1361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.49% 86.29% 78.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1308 1172 1195
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 £29,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 February 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (46.09%) Selenium
2 53 (46.09%) Finance
3 51 (44.35%) ISEB
4 40 (34.78%) Test Management
5 39 (33.91%) Waterfall
6 38 (33.04%) Test Strategy
7 37 (32.17%) Test Planning
8 36 (31.30%) V-Model
9 35 (30.43%) Test Automation
9 35 (30.43%) Validation
9 35 (30.43%) Scrum
10 34 (29.57%) QA
10 34 (29.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 28 (24.35%) SQL
12 25 (21.74%) Test Scripting
13 24 (20.87%) Banking
14 22 (19.13%) Aerospace
14 22 (19.13%) MS Excel
14 22 (19.13%) Retail
15 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
16 18 (15.65%) ISTQB
16 18 (15.65%) WebDriver
17 14 (12.17%) Automated Testing
17 14 (12.17%) QuickTest Pro
18 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
19 12 (10.43%) Java
19 12 (10.43%) JUnit
19 12 (10.43%) Open Source
19 12 (10.43%) TestNG

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (0.87%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (19.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.87%) SaaS
1 1 (0.87%) PaaS
1 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.61%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.09%) MS Access
2 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 53 (46.09%) Selenium
2 18 (15.65%) WebDriver
3 14 (12.17%) QuickTest Pro
4 12 (10.43%) JUnit
4 12 (10.43%) TestNG
5 7 (6.09%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.61%) Eclipse
6 3 (2.61%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (1.74%) Visual Studio
7 2 (1.74%) MbUnit
8 1 (0.87%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.87%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.87%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.87%) JMeter
8 1 (0.87%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.87%) FitNesse
General
1 53 (46.09%) Finance
2 24 (20.87%) Banking
3 22 (19.13%) Retail
3 22 (19.13%) Aerospace
4 4 (3.48%) Advertising
4 4 (3.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Military
5 2 (1.74%) Billing
5 2 (1.74%) Publishing
6 1 (0.87%) Games
6 1 (0.87%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (21.74%) Test Engineer
2 24 (20.87%) Analyst
3 20 (17.39%) Senior Test Engineer
4 18 (15.65%) Test Analyst
5 14 (12.17%) Tester
5 14 (12.17%) Team Leader
5 14 (12.17%) Test Team Leader
6 10 (8.70%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.96%) Consultant
7 8 (6.96%) Test Consultant
8 7 (6.09%) ScrumMaster
8 7 (6.09%) Automated Tester
9 6 (5.22%) Senior Tester
9 6 (5.22%) Applications Support
10 5 (4.35%) Software Tester
10 5 (4.35%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.48%) Test Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Applications Support Analyst
11 4 (3.48%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.09%) Web Services
2 5 (4.35%) XML
3 2 (1.74%) SOAP
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.87%) HTML
4 1 (0.87%) .NET
4 1 (0.87%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Open Source
2 4 (3.48%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.74%) Smartphone
3 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.74%) Social Media
3 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.87%) Replication
4 1 (0.87%) E-Learning
4 1 (0.87%) Economics
4 1 (0.87%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.48%) Windows
2 3 (2.61%) Linux
3 2 (1.74%) Android
3 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (34.78%) Test Management
3 39 (33.91%) Waterfall
4 38 (33.04%) Test Strategy
5 37 (32.17%) Test Planning
6 36 (31.30%) V-Model
7 35 (30.43%) Test Automation
7 35 (30.43%) Validation
7 35 (30.43%) Scrum
8 25 (21.74%) Test Scripting
9 14 (12.17%) Automated Testing
10 13 (11.30%) Mentoring
11 11 (9.57%) TDD
11 11 (9.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.70%) BDD
13 8 (6.96%) Line Management
14 7 (6.09%) Performance Testing
15 6 (5.22%) Continuous Integration
16 4 (3.48%) Manual Testing
16 4 (3.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.35%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) Java
3 6 (5.22%) C#
4 4 (3.48%) VB
4 4 (3.48%) VBA
5 2 (1.74%) Ruby
6 1 (0.87%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.87%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.87%) Python
Qualifications
1 51 (44.35%) ISEB
2 34 (29.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 18 (15.65%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 4 (3.48%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.61%) HND
7 1 (0.87%) MCSE
7 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.87%) VCP4
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (29.57%) QA
Vendors
1 19 (16.52%) Microsoft
2 11 (9.57%) Oracle
3 1 (0.87%) New Relic
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