The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 84 108 97
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -11
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 39 11 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.15% 0.69% 1.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.55% 0.83% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 28 11 22
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £22,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,500 £38,500 £40,700
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1528 1330 1247
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.37% 82.92% 79.58%
Number of salaries quoted 1207 1166 1098
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 £25,000 £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%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bristol region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Bristol

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy.

1 38 (55.07%) QA
2 34 (49.28%) Automated Testing
3 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
5 25 (36.23%) Degree
6 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
7 19 (27.54%) Scrum
8 17 (24.64%) Selenium
8 17 (24.64%) Test Management
9 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
10 13 (18.84%) ISEB
11 12 (17.39%) Perl
11 12 (17.39%) SQL
11 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
12 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
12 11 (15.94%) Ruby
12 11 (15.94%) Python
12 11 (15.94%) C#
13 9 (13.04%) JMeter
14 8 (11.59%) Data Security
14 8 (11.59%) Project Management
14 8 (11.59%) HTML
14 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
14 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
14 8 (11.59%) HTML5
14 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
14 8 (11.59%) Silverlight
14 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
15 7 (10.14%) UML
15 7 (10.14%) Risk Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing Test Strategy 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 Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.45%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.45%) MVNO
1 1 (1.45%) 4G
1 1 (1.45%) LTE
1 1 (1.45%) 3G
1 1 (1.45%) GSM
1 1 (1.45%) UMTS
1 1 (1.45%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (24.64%) Selenium
2 11 (15.94%) WebDriver
3 9 (13.04%) JMeter
4 6 (8.70%) FitNesse
4 6 (8.70%) Ranorex
5 5 (7.25%) TestNG
5 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (7.25%) JUnit
6 3 (4.35%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.35%) WatiN
6 3 (4.35%) WATIR
7 1 (1.45%) ClearQuest
7 1 (1.45%) Bugzilla
General
1 5 (7.25%) Legal
2 1 (1.45%) Advertising
2 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 29 (42.03%) Tester
2 22 (31.88%) Senior Tester
3 14 (20.29%) Analyst
4 12 (17.39%) Software Tester
5 11 (15.94%) Test Manager
6 10 (14.49%) QA Tester
6 10 (14.49%) Test Leader
6 10 (14.49%) Senior Software Tester
6 10 (14.49%) Automation Tester
6 10 (14.49%) Senior Automation Tester
7 8 (11.59%) Senior QA Tester
8 6 (8.70%) QA Analyst
8 6 (8.70%) Test Analyst
9 5 (7.25%) Test Architect
9 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy Manager
9 5 (7.25%) Strategy Manager
9 5 (7.25%) Architect
9 5 (7.25%) Team Leader
9 5 (7.25%) Test Team Leader
10 4 (5.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) HTML
1 8 (11.59%) HTML5
1 8 (11.59%) Silverlight
2 5 (7.25%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Open Source
2 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) UNIX
2 3 (4.35%) Windows
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (49.28%) Automated Testing
2 33 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.68%) Software Testing
4 21 (30.43%) Test Automation
5 19 (27.54%) Scrum
6 17 (24.64%) Test Management
7 15 (21.74%) Test Scripting
8 12 (17.39%) Waterfall
9 8 (11.59%) Data Security
9 8 (11.59%) Project Management
9 8 (11.59%) Automation Testing
9 8 (11.59%) Performance Testing
10 7 (10.14%) UML
10 7 (10.14%) Risk Management
11 6 (8.70%) Scalability Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (7.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 5 (7.25%) Dependency Management
12 5 (7.25%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (7.25%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) Perl
1 12 (17.39%) SQL
2 11 (15.94%) Ruby
2 11 (15.94%) Python
2 11 (15.94%) C#
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.59%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (2.90%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) C-shell
6 1 (1.45%) C++
6 1 (1.45%) C
Qualifications
1 25 (36.23%) Degree
2 13 (18.84%) ISEB
3 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.45%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (55.07%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Telerik
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.45%) Compuware
3 1 (1.45%) HP
3 1 (1.45%) Empirix
3 1 (1.45%) IBM
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