The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 120 83 122
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +39
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 15 43 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.83% 2.20% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 2.55% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15 36 7
Average salary £37,500 £51,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.18% +37.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
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
1609 1688 1528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 89.04% 86.25% 87.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1433 1368 1252
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 15 (39.47%) ISTQB
4 14 (36.84%) QA
4 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (34.21%) Test Management
6 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 12 (31.58%) ISEB
6 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
8 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (21.05%) Data Management
9 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Banking
9 7 (18.42%) Change Management
9 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
9 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (15.79%) Release Management
10 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
11 5 (13.16%) Selenium
11 5 (13.16%) Retail
11 5 (13.16%) Java
12 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
12 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
12 4 (10.53%) Line Management
12 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
12 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
12 4 (10.53%) Oracle

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) Relational Database
1 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (13.16%) Selenium
3 4 (10.53%) HP UFT
4 3 (7.89%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) WinRunner
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 7 (18.42%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 3 (7.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
1 14 (36.84%) Test Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Test Manager
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Penetration Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Senior Tester
3 7 (18.42%) Tester
4 6 (15.79%) Test Leader
5 5 (13.16%) Business Manager
5 5 (13.16%) HR Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) Head of Test
7 3 (7.89%) Head of Testing
7 3 (7.89%) QA Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) QA Test Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Applications Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Business Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
9 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Test Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Senior QA Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Client/Server
1 3 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.26%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (76.32%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (47.37%) Test Scripting
3 14 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (34.21%) Test Management
5 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
6 11 (28.95%) Waterfall
7 8 (21.05%) Data Management
7 8 (21.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (18.42%) Change Management
8 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (18.42%) Performance Testing
8 7 (18.42%) Regression Testing
8 7 (18.42%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Automated Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Release Management
10 4 (10.53%) Defect Management
10 4 (10.53%) Line Management
10 4 (10.53%) Manual Testing
10 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
11 3 (7.89%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.16%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (39.47%) ISTQB
2 12 (31.58%) ISEB
3 3 (7.89%) Degree
3 3 (7.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (36.84%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) Capita