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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 119 65 100
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +35
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 16 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.89% 3.17% 1.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.99% 3.67% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 11 39 27
Average salary £39,000 £55,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.09% +37.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,200 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £57,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
1609 1688 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.04% 86.25% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1368 1252
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
3 19 (33.33%) QA
3 19 (33.33%) Java
4 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (29.82%) ISEB
6 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
6 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (26.32%) Line Management
7 15 (26.32%) Oracle
7 15 (26.32%) XML
8 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
9 12 (21.05%) CSS
9 12 (21.05%) HTML
9 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
9 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
10 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
10 11 (19.30%) Tapestry
10 11 (19.30%) Logistics
10 11 (19.30%) Pattern Recognition
10 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
10 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
10 11 (19.30%) Data Modelling
10 11 (19.30%) Logical Data Model
10 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (19.30%) Data Quality
10 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
11 10 (17.54%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 2 (3.51%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (19.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) HTTP
1 4 (7.02%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (17.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (7.02%) Selenium
3 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.75%) Jasmine
3 1 (1.75%) JBehave
3 1 (1.75%) JIRA
3 1 (1.75%) JUnit
3 1 (1.75%) Protractor
3 1 (1.75%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.75%) Subversion
3 1 (1.75%) TestNG
3 1 (1.75%) UltraEdit
3 1 (1.75%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (12.28%) Law
2 6 (10.53%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Aerospace
3 4 (7.02%) Military
4 2 (3.51%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Publishing
5 1 (1.75%) Back Office
5 1 (1.75%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Analyst
2 13 (22.81%) Tester
3 11 (19.30%) Applications Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Applications Support
3 11 (19.30%) Applications Support Engineer
3 11 (19.30%) Software Tester
3 11 (19.30%) Support Engineer
4 10 (17.54%) Test Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Software Analyst
5 6 (10.53%) Software Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Test Leader
6 5 (8.77%) Python Software Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) JavaScript Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) QA Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) QA Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Software QA Tester
8 3 (5.26%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (26.32%) XML
2 12 (21.05%) CSS
2 12 (21.05%) HTML
3 11 (19.30%) Tapestry
4 4 (7.02%) J2EE
5 2 (3.51%) .NET
6 1 (1.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 16 (28.07%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (21.05%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.28%) LIMS
4 5 (8.77%) User Experience
5 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.75%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.75%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.02%) Windows
2 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.09%) Software Engineering
2 18 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (26.32%) Line Management
4 14 (24.56%) Manual Testing
5 12 (21.05%) Automated Testing
6 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (19.30%) Data Modelling
6 11 (19.30%) Logical Data Model
6 11 (19.30%) Logistics
6 11 (19.30%) Pattern Recognition
6 11 (19.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (15.79%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.04%) Automation Testing
8 8 (14.04%) Scrum
8 8 (14.04%) SDLC
8 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 8 (14.04%) User Stories
8 8 (14.04%) Waterfall
9 7 (12.28%) TDD
10 6 (10.53%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (35.09%) SQL
2 19 (33.33%) Java
3 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
4 11 (19.30%) PL/SQL
5 5 (8.77%) Python
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) C#
6 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (29.82%) ISEB
2 11 (19.30%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.54%) Degree
4 8 (14.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (33.33%) QA
2 11 (19.30%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 15 (26.32%) Oracle
3 2 (3.51%) Telerik
4 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
4 1 (1.75%) Epicor
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