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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 126 94 112
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 32 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 1.60% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 1.89% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3 31 7
Average salary £55,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,800 £33,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £45,000 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
1583 1691 1421
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.26% 84.63% 81.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1362 1240
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

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 22 May 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Test Management
3 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
4 21 (44.68%) Waterfall
4 21 (44.68%) Test Planning
5 19 (40.43%) QA
6 16 (34.04%) Validation
6 16 (34.04%) V-Model
7 15 (31.91%) Mentoring
8 14 (29.79%) Finance
9 13 (27.66%) Selenium
9 13 (27.66%) Software Delivery
10 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
10 11 (23.40%) ISEB
11 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
11 7 (14.89%) Line Management
11 7 (14.89%) SQL
12 6 (12.77%) JUnit
12 6 (12.77%) Open Source
12 6 (12.77%) TestNG
12 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
13 5 (10.64%) System Testing
13 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (10.64%) People Management
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
14 4 (8.51%) Project Management
14 4 (8.51%) .NET
14 4 (8.51%) UML
14 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 7 (14.89%) WebDriver
3 6 (12.77%) JUnit
3 6 (12.77%) TestNG
General
1 14 (29.79%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Billing
2 3 (6.38%) General Ledger
2 3 (6.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (31.91%) Test Manager
2 11 (23.40%) Test Engineer
2 11 (23.40%) Senior Test Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Test Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Test Team Leader
4 7 (14.89%) Team Leader
5 4 (8.51%) Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Business Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Change Manager
6 3 (6.38%) Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Senior IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Software Manager
8 1 (2.13%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (2.13%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (2.13%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.77%) Open Source
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (70.21%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) Test Management
3 22 (46.81%) Software Testing
4 21 (44.68%) Waterfall
4 21 (44.68%) Test Planning
5 16 (34.04%) Validation
5 16 (34.04%) V-Model
6 15 (31.91%) Mentoring
7 13 (27.66%) Software Delivery
8 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
9 7 (14.89%) Line Management
10 6 (12.77%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.64%) System Testing
11 5 (10.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (10.64%) People Management
12 4 (8.51%) Project Management
12 4 (8.51%) UML
12 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (8.51%) Scrum
12 4 (8.51%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) ISEB
2 5 (10.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (6.38%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (40.43%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) Microsoft