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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 44 65 33
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -32
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 81 47 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 4.54% 2.99% 5.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.40% 3.59% 7.41%
Number of salaries quoted 60 37 87
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £38,500 £37,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
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
1501 1309 1214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.09% 83.32% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1178 1144 1055
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 August 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.47%) Scrum
3 43 (30.07%) Test Scripting
4 40 (27.97%) QA
5 36 (25.17%) ISEB
5 36 (25.17%) Test Strategy
6 33 (23.08%) Selenium
7 27 (18.88%) SQL
7 27 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 26 (18.18%) Finance
9 25 (17.48%) Validation
9 25 (17.48%) Automated Testing
9 25 (17.48%) Waterfall
10 24 (16.78%) Test Automation
10 24 (16.78%) Degree
11 23 (16.08%) V-Model
12 22 (15.38%) TDD
13 18 (12.59%) C
13 18 (12.59%) Test Management
14 17 (11.89%) WebDriver
14 17 (11.89%) C#
14 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
15 16 (11.19%) BDD
16 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
16 14 (9.79%) Windows
17 13 (9.09%) Telecoms
18 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
19 11 (7.69%) Open Source
19 11 (7.69%) Manual Testing
20 10 (6.99%) TestNG

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (2.10%) IIS
2 1 (0.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (3.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (3.50%) DataStage
1 5 (3.50%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (1.40%) MS Access
2 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 33 (23.08%) Selenium
2 17 (11.89%) WebDriver
3 10 (6.99%) TestNG
3 10 (6.99%) JUnit
4 7 (4.90%) Visual Studio
4 7 (4.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (2.80%) MbUnit
5 4 (2.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (2.80%) FitNesse
6 3 (2.10%) JMeter
6 3 (2.10%) MonkeyTalk
6 3 (2.10%) Calabash
6 3 (2.10%) Ranorex
6 3 (2.10%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.10%) SoapUI
7 2 (1.40%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.70%) Maven
8 1 (0.70%) NUnit
8 1 (0.70%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (18.18%) Finance
2 13 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.59%) Retail
4 5 (3.50%) Legal
5 4 (2.80%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (33.57%) Analyst
2 42 (29.37%) Tester
3 38 (26.57%) Test Analyst
4 32 (22.38%) Software Tester
5 17 (11.89%) Senior Tester
6 16 (11.19%) ScrumMaster
7 14 (9.79%) Senior Software Tester
8 12 (8.39%) Test Engineer
9 11 (7.69%) Junior
10 10 (6.99%) Test Team Leader
10 10 (6.99%) Team Leader
11 9 (6.29%) Junior Tester
11 9 (6.29%) Test Leader
12 6 (4.20%) Software Engineer
12 6 (4.20%) QA Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Senior Test Engineer
13 5 (3.50%) Data Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse Test Analyst
13 5 (3.50%) Junior Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.59%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) SOAP
2 4 (2.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) Velocity
4 1 (0.70%) XML
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) HTML
4 1 (0.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.69%) Open Source
2 10 (6.99%) Computer Science
3 8 (5.59%) Mathematics
4 6 (4.20%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.10%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.10%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.40%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.79%) Windows
2 6 (4.20%) Linux
3 5 (3.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (41.96%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (31.47%) Scrum
3 43 (30.07%) Test Scripting
4 36 (25.17%) Test Strategy
5 25 (17.48%) Validation
5 25 (17.48%) Automated Testing
5 25 (17.48%) Waterfall
6 24 (16.78%) Test Automation
7 23 (16.08%) V-Model
8 22 (15.38%) TDD
9 18 (12.59%) Test Management
10 16 (11.19%) BDD
11 12 (8.39%) Software Engineering
12 11 (7.69%) Manual Testing
13 9 (6.29%) Integration Testing
14 8 (5.59%) Scalability Testing
15 7 (4.90%) Performance Testing
15 7 (4.90%) UML
15 7 (4.90%) Data Security
16 6 (4.20%) CAPA
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.88%) SQL
2 18 (12.59%) C
3 17 (11.89%) C#
4 6 (4.20%) C++
5 5 (3.50%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) Ruby
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.70%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 36 (25.17%) ISEB
2 27 (18.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (16.78%) Degree
4 9 (6.29%) HND
5 7 (4.90%) ISTQB
5 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (27.97%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (9.79%) Microsoft
2 9 (6.29%) Oracle
3 6 (4.20%) Telerik
4 5 (3.50%) Cognos
4 5 (3.50%) Informatica
4 5 (3.50%) MicroStrategy
5 2 (1.40%) SAP
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Posted: 2 hours ago
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