The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 54 67 36
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -31
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 75 50 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.12% 3.09% 5.98%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.86% 3.73% 7.49%
Number of salaries quoted 54 44 89
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +19.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £40,000 £37,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1543 1342 1255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.69% 82.94% 79.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1177 1104
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Software Testing
South West

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 30 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 53 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (34.33%) QA
3 45 (33.58%) Test Scripting
4 42 (31.34%) ISEB
5 38 (28.36%) Scrum
6 33 (24.63%) SQL
7 28 (20.90%) Selenium
7 28 (20.90%) Degree
8 26 (19.40%) Test Strategy
8 26 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 24 (17.91%) Finance
9 24 (17.91%) Test Automation
10 21 (15.67%) Automated Testing
11 20 (14.93%) TDD
12 18 (13.43%) Validation
13 17 (12.69%) Waterfall
14 16 (11.94%) ISTQB
14 16 (11.94%) C#
15 15 (11.19%) V-Model
16 14 (10.45%) WebDriver
16 14 (10.45%) BDD
16 14 (10.45%) C
16 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
17 12 (8.96%) Test Management
18 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
18 11 (8.21%) Windows
18 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
19 10 (7.46%) Oracle
19 10 (7.46%) SOA
19 10 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (2.24%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (8.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.22%) MS Office
3 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.97%) JDE OneWorld
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.75%) LTE
1 1 (0.75%) Internet
1 1 (0.75%) GPRS
1 1 (0.75%) GSM
1 1 (0.75%) SMS
1 1 (0.75%) UMTS
1 1 (0.75%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) Oracle BI EE
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (3.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (3.73%) DataStage
2 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (20.90%) Selenium
2 14 (10.45%) WebDriver
3 10 (7.46%) QuickTest Pro
3 10 (7.46%) SoapUI
4 9 (6.72%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.97%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.48%) JUnit
6 6 (4.48%) TestNG
6 6 (4.48%) MbUnit
7 5 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (2.99%) FitNesse
9 3 (2.24%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.24%) Calabash
9 3 (2.24%) Ranorex
9 3 (2.24%) MonkeyTalk
9 3 (2.24%) JMeter
9 3 (2.24%) JIRA
10 1 (0.75%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.75%) TestComplete
General
1 24 (17.91%) Finance
2 14 (10.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.97%) Retail
4 4 (2.99%) Legal
5 2 (1.49%) Games
6 1 (0.75%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 58 (43.28%) Analyst
2 47 (35.07%) Test Analyst
3 34 (25.37%) Tester
4 25 (18.66%) Software Tester
5 13 (9.70%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.70%) ScrumMaster
6 11 (8.21%) Senior Tester
7 10 (7.46%) Junior
7 10 (7.46%) Senior Software Tester
8 9 (6.72%) Test Leader
9 8 (5.97%) Junior Tester
9 8 (5.97%) QA Analyst
10 6 (4.48%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Team Leader
10 6 (4.48%) Test Team Leader
11 5 (3.73%) Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Test Automation Engineer
11 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Data Analyst
11 5 (3.73%) Data Warehouse Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.22%) SOAP
2 6 (4.48%) .NET
2 6 (4.48%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) XML
3 3 (2.24%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.49%) HTML
5 1 (0.75%) Velocity
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.97%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.22%) Open Source
3 6 (4.48%) N-Tier
3 6 (4.48%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.24%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.49%) Replication
5 2 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 11 (8.21%) Windows
2 6 (4.48%) Linux
3 5 (3.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.55%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.58%) Test Scripting
3 38 (28.36%) Scrum
4 26 (19.40%) Test Strategy
5 24 (17.91%) Test Automation
6 21 (15.67%) Automated Testing
7 20 (14.93%) TDD
8 18 (13.43%) Validation
9 17 (12.69%) Waterfall
10 15 (11.19%) V-Model
11 14 (10.45%) BDD
12 12 (8.96%) Test Management
13 11 (8.21%) Software Engineering
14 10 (7.46%) SOA
14 10 (7.46%) Manual Testing
15 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
16 6 (4.48%) UML
16 6 (4.48%) PRINCE2
16 6 (4.48%) Project Management
16 6 (4.48%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.63%) SQL
2 16 (11.94%) C#
3 14 (10.45%) C
4 5 (3.73%) Java
5 3 (2.24%) C++
6 2 (1.49%) VBScript
6 2 (1.49%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) Lisp
7 1 (0.75%) Python
7 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 42 (31.34%) ISEB
2 28 (20.90%) Degree
3 26 (19.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 16 (11.94%) ISTQB
5 8 (5.97%) HND
6 7 (5.22%) Security Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (34.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (7.46%) Oracle
2 9 (6.72%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.97%) HP
4 5 (3.73%) Telerik
4 5 (3.73%) Informatica
4 5 (3.73%) MicroStrategy
4 5 (3.73%) Cognos
5 2 (1.49%) SAP
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