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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 103 45 73
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +28
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 33 82 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.75% 4.61% 2.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.98% 5.33% 3.53%
Number of salaries quoted 22 61 37
Average salary £32,000 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,750 £61,500 £38,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1670 1538 1333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 88.36% 86.55% 84.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1444 1211 1166
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 25 (35.71%) Java
4 23 (32.86%) Oracle
5 22 (31.43%) SQL
6 21 (30.00%) Visual Studio
7 20 (28.57%) ISEB
8 18 (25.71%) Windows
8 18 (25.71%) IIS
8 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
9 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
9 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
10 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
11 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
11 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
11 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (17.14%) Selenium
12 12 (17.14%) Scrum
13 11 (15.71%) HTML
13 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
14 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.29%) WebDriver
14 10 (14.29%) XML
15 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
15 9 (12.86%) Line Management
15 9 (12.86%) QA
15 9 (12.86%) V-Model
15 9 (12.86%) TDD
16 8 (11.43%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 18 (25.71%) IIS
2 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.57%) Internet
2 3 (4.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (24.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (30.00%) Visual Studio
2 12 (17.14%) Selenium
3 10 (14.29%) WebDriver
4 4 (5.71%) MbUnit
5 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.43%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.43%) HP UFT
General
1 4 (5.71%) Aerospace
1 4 (5.71%) Military
2 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 2 (2.86%) Law
2 2 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (1.43%) Publishing
3 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 25 (35.71%) Analyst
2 24 (34.29%) Test Analyst
3 16 (22.86%) Software Test Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Tester
5 10 (14.29%) Software Tester
5 10 (14.29%) Test Engineer
6 9 (12.86%) Test Leader
7 7 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 7 (10.00%) Applications Support
8 6 (8.57%) Applications Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Automated Test Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Senior Software Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Graduate
11 2 (2.86%) Technical Support
11 2 (2.86%) Test Manager
12 1 (1.43%) 1st Line Support
12 1 (1.43%) Business Analyst
12 1 (1.43%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) HTML
2 10 (14.29%) XML
3 6 (8.57%) Tapestry
3 6 (8.57%) Web Services
3 6 (8.57%) CSS
4 4 (5.71%) SOAP
5 1 (1.43%) J2EE
5 1 (1.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.57%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.86%) LIMS
4 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.43%) iPhone
4 1 (1.43%) iPad
4 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 18 (25.71%) Windows
2 1 (1.43%) Linux
2 1 (1.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (55.71%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (40.00%) Performance Testing
3 18 (25.71%) Test Scripting
4 13 (18.57%) Test Automation
4 13 (18.57%) Automated Testing
5 12 (17.14%) Scrum
6 11 (15.71%) Software Engineering
7 10 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (12.86%) Line Management
8 9 (12.86%) TDD
8 9 (12.86%) V-Model
9 7 (10.00%) Software Delivery
9 7 (10.00%) CAPA
9 7 (10.00%) Waterfall
10 6 (8.57%) Logical Data Model
10 6 (8.57%) Pattern Recognition
10 6 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (8.57%) Logistics
10 6 (8.57%) Data Modelling
11 5 (7.14%) DSDM
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) Java
2 22 (31.43%) SQL
3 7 (10.00%) C#
3 7 (10.00%) Ruby
4 6 (8.57%) JavaScript
4 6 (8.57%) C
4 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 5 (7.14%) VB
5 5 (7.14%) C++
6 3 (4.29%) Python
7 1 (1.43%) Perl
7 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) ISEB
2 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
3 12 (17.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 4 (5.71%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.43%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Oracle
2 9 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.43%) Apple
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