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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 111 94 76
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -18
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 26 40 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.40% 1.96% 2.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.57% 2.30% 3.26%
Number of salaries quoted 19 34 46
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
- -7.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,300 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £51,000 £60,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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 1742 1780
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.22% 85.31% 87.68%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1453 1420
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 1 May 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (39.53%) QA
3 17 (39.53%) SQL
4 15 (34.88%) Java
4 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
5 13 (30.23%) Manual Testing
5 13 (30.23%) Oracle
5 13 (30.23%) Scrum
6 12 (27.91%) XML
6 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (25.58%) User Stories
8 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
8 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
8 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
8 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
9 9 (20.93%) Degree
9 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
9 9 (20.93%) HTML
9 9 (20.93%) CSS
9 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
9 9 (20.93%) Finance
9 9 (20.93%) Line Management
9 9 (20.93%) SDLC
10 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
10 8 (18.60%) Logical Data Model
10 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 8 (18.60%) Pattern Recognition
10 8 (18.60%) Data Quality
10 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis

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 (2.33%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (20.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
1 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (27.91%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (9.30%) JBehave
2 4 (9.30%) JUnit
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.33%) JIRA
4 1 (2.33%) Protractor
4 1 (2.33%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.33%) Subversion
4 1 (2.33%) TestNG
4 1 (2.33%) UltraEdit
4 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (20.93%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Aerospace
3 2 (4.65%) Automotive
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (4.65%) Legal
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.33%) Back Office
4 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.33%) Military
4 1 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Analyst
1 11 (25.58%) Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Software Tester
2 10 (23.26%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Applications Support
4 8 (18.60%) Applications Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Applications Support Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
4 8 (18.60%) Test Engineer
5 7 (16.28%) Software Test Engineer
6 6 (13.95%) Developer
6 6 (13.95%) Software Analyst
6 6 (13.95%) Software Test Analyst
7 5 (11.63%) Agile Tester
8 4 (9.30%) QA Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support
8 4 (9.30%) Technical Support Engineer
9 3 (6.98%) QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (27.91%) XML
2 9 (20.93%) CSS
2 9 (20.93%) HTML
3 8 (18.60%) Tapestry
4 4 (9.30%) .NET
5 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Computer Science
2 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (18.60%) LIMS
3 4 (9.30%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.98%) User Experience
5 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.30%) Windows
2 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.33%) Linux
3 1 (2.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (46.51%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (34.88%) Software Engineering
3 13 (30.23%) Manual Testing
3 13 (30.23%) Scrum
4 11 (25.58%) User Stories
5 10 (23.26%) Waterfall
6 9 (20.93%) Line Management
6 9 (20.93%) SDLC
6 9 (20.93%) Test Automation
7 8 (18.60%) Data Modelling
7 8 (18.60%) Logical Data Model
7 8 (18.60%) Logistics
7 8 (18.60%) Pattern Recognition
7 8 (18.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (18.60%) Test Scripting
8 5 (11.63%) Automated Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (11.63%) Functional Testing
8 5 (11.63%) Regression Testing
8 5 (11.63%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (39.53%) SQL
2 15 (34.88%) Java
3 10 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (18.60%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) C#
5 3 (6.98%) C++
5 3 (6.98%) Python
6 2 (4.65%) Ada
6 2 (4.65%) C
6 2 (4.65%) Perl
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) VB
7 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (23.26%) ISTQB
2 9 (20.93%) Degree
3 8 (18.60%) ISEB
3 8 (18.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (39.53%) QA
2 8 (18.60%) Data Quality
3 2 (4.65%) Def Stans
Vendors
1 22 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 13 (30.23%) Oracle
3 3 (6.98%) Telerik
4 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
4 1 (2.33%) Epicor
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