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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 82 97 49
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -48
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 44 25 77
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.18% 1.38% 4.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.73% 5.53%
Number of salaries quoted 37 24 70
Average salary £33,500 £38,750 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.54% +9.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £48,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1675 1444 1392
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.04% 79.69% 76.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1326 1247 1210
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
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 17 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Bristol

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 41 (56.94%) SQL
3 31 (43.06%) Selenium
4 28 (38.89%) ISEB
5 22 (30.56%) QA
6 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
7 19 (26.39%) C#
8 18 (25.00%) Degree
9 16 (22.22%) Visual Studio
9 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
10 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (20.83%) Scrum
10 15 (20.83%) Validation
11 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
11 14 (19.44%) SOAP
11 14 (19.44%) HND
11 14 (19.44%) V-Model
12 13 (18.06%) WebDriver
12 13 (18.06%) MbUnit
12 13 (18.06%) Web Services
12 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
13 12 (16.67%) ISTQB
14 10 (13.89%) Finance
15 9 (12.50%) Oracle
15 9 (12.50%) Test Management
16 8 (11.11%) HP
16 8 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
16 8 (11.11%) LoadRunner
17 7 (9.72%) .NET
17 7 (9.72%) XML

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
1 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.78%) JDE OneWorld
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.39%) GPRS
1 1 (1.39%) GSM
1 1 (1.39%) LAN
1 1 (1.39%) SMS
1 1 (1.39%) UMTS
1 1 (1.39%) WAN
1 1 (1.39%) WCDMA
1 1 (1.39%) Firewall
1 1 (1.39%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.39%) DataStage
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.39%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (43.06%) Selenium
2 16 (22.22%) Visual Studio
3 13 (18.06%) WebDriver
3 13 (18.06%) MbUnit
4 8 (11.11%) QuickTest Pro
4 8 (11.11%) LoadRunner
5 7 (9.72%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.17%) JIRA
7 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) NUnit
8 1 (1.39%) MonkeyTalk
8 1 (1.39%) Calabash
General
1 10 (13.89%) Finance
2 4 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.78%) Electronics
3 2 (2.78%) Legal
3 2 (2.78%) Advertising
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.39%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (43.06%) Test Engineer
2 24 (33.33%) Analyst
3 20 (27.78%) Test Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Automation Engineer
4 13 (18.06%) Test Automation Engineer
5 11 (15.28%) Tester
6 6 (8.33%) Software Tester
7 5 (6.94%) Junior
8 4 (5.56%) Graduate
9 3 (4.17%) Test Leader
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Tester
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Test Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) QA Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Junior Tester
9 3 (4.17%) ScrumMaster
10 2 (2.78%) QA Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Junior Test Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Software Test Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Manual Test Analyst
10 2 (2.78%) Integration Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.44%) SOAP
2 13 (18.06%) Web Services
3 7 (9.72%) XML
3 7 (9.72%) .NET
4 3 (4.17%) HTML
4 3 (4.17%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.78%) Middleware
6 1 (1.39%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.78%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (6.94%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
3 2 (2.78%) UNIX
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (58.33%) Test Scripting
2 20 (27.78%) Test Automation
3 16 (22.22%) Waterfall
4 15 (20.83%) Validation
4 15 (20.83%) Scrum
4 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (19.44%) Software Engineering
5 14 (19.44%) V-Model
6 13 (18.06%) Automated Testing
7 9 (12.50%) Test Management
8 6 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (8.33%) Manual Testing
8 6 (8.33%) SOA
9 4 (5.56%) OO
9 4 (5.56%) BPEL
9 4 (5.56%) Test Strategy
10 3 (4.17%) Data Security
10 3 (4.17%) TDD
10 3 (4.17%) UML
10 3 (4.17%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (56.94%) SQL
2 19 (26.39%) C#
3 3 (4.17%) Java
4 2 (2.78%) VBScript
4 2 (2.78%) VB
5 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.39%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (38.89%) ISEB
2 18 (25.00%) Degree
3 14 (19.44%) HND
4 12 (16.67%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.39%) Postgraduate
5 1 (1.39%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.39%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (30.56%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) GAMP
2 1 (1.39%) GMP
2 1 (1.39%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) VMware ESX
1 1 (1.39%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.39%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (12.50%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) HP
3 6 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.17%) Telerik
5 1 (1.39%) Cognos
5 1 (1.39%) CommVault
5 1 (1.39%) Informatica
5 1 (1.39%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (1.39%) VMware
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