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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 66 100 92
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 63 22 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 3.23% 1.29% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.84% 1.49% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 25
Average salary £55,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+37.50% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,100 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £42,250 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
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
1639 1475 1307
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.09% 86.16% 77.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1209 1138
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 January 2015.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 93 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (47.62%) Selenium
3 56 (44.44%) Finance
4 53 (42.06%) ISEB
5 43 (34.13%) Scrum
5 43 (34.13%) Waterfall
6 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
7 40 (31.75%) V-Model
7 40 (31.75%) Test Strategy
7 40 (31.75%) Test Management
8 38 (30.16%) Validation
8 38 (30.16%) Test Planning
9 37 (29.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 36 (28.57%) QA
11 33 (26.19%) Test Scripting
12 27 (21.43%) SQL
13 26 (20.63%) MS Excel
14 24 (19.05%) Banking
15 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
16 22 (17.46%) Aerospace
16 22 (17.46%) Retail
17 20 (15.87%) WebDriver
18 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
18 19 (15.08%) Mentoring
19 18 (14.29%) Automated Testing
20 16 (12.70%) QuickTest Pro
20 16 (12.70%) JUnit
20 16 (12.70%) TestNG
20 16 (12.70%) Open Source
21 14 (11.11%) Oracle

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (20.63%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.59%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
1 1 (0.79%) SaaS
1 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.14%) MS Access
2 4 (3.17%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 60 (47.62%) Selenium
2 20 (15.87%) WebDriver
3 16 (12.70%) QuickTest Pro
3 16 (12.70%) JUnit
3 16 (12.70%) TestNG
4 7 (5.56%) SoapUI
5 5 (3.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.79%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.79%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.79%) JMeter
8 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.79%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.79%) FitNesse
General
1 56 (44.44%) Finance
2 24 (19.05%) Banking
3 22 (17.46%) Aerospace
3 22 (17.46%) Retail
4 4 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) Advertising
5 2 (1.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.59%) Military
5 2 (1.59%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 26 (20.63%) Analyst
2 22 (17.46%) Tester
3 21 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 21 (16.67%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
5 17 (13.49%) Team Leader
5 17 (13.49%) Test Team Leader
6 12 (9.52%) Senior Tester
6 12 (9.52%) Software Tester
7 10 (7.94%) ScrumMaster
8 9 (7.14%) Automated Tester
8 9 (7.14%) Test Manager
9 8 (6.35%) Consultant
9 8 (6.35%) Test Consultant
10 5 (3.97%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.17%) Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Test Automation Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Senior Software Tester
11 4 (3.17%) Support Analyst
11 4 (3.17%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) .NET
2 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.79%) HTML
3 1 (0.79%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Open Source
2 2 (1.59%) Mathematics
2 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
2 2 (1.59%) Smartphone
2 2 (1.59%) Social Media
2 2 (1.59%) Replication
2 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
3 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.79%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 7 (5.56%) Windows
2 4 (3.17%) Linux
3 2 (1.59%) Android
3 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (73.81%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (34.13%) Scrum
2 43 (34.13%) Waterfall
3 41 (32.54%) Test Automation
4 40 (31.75%) V-Model
4 40 (31.75%) Test Strategy
4 40 (31.75%) Test Management
5 38 (30.16%) Validation
5 38 (30.16%) Test Planning
6 33 (26.19%) Test Scripting
7 19 (15.08%) Mentoring
8 18 (14.29%) Automated Testing
9 13 (10.32%) TDD
10 12 (9.52%) BDD
11 10 (7.94%) Line Management
12 9 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
13 7 (5.56%) Performance Testing
13 7 (5.56%) Manual Testing
14 5 (3.97%) UML
14 5 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.43%) SQL
2 7 (5.56%) C#
2 7 (5.56%) Java
3 4 (3.17%) C
3 4 (3.17%) VB
3 4 (3.17%) VBA
4 3 (2.38%) C++
5 2 (1.59%) Ruby
6 1 (0.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) PHP
6 1 (0.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 53 (42.06%) ISEB
2 37 (29.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (15.08%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.35%) Degree
5 5 (3.97%) HND
6 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 23 (18.25%) Microsoft
2 14 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (0.79%) New Relic
3 1 (0.79%) Telerik
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