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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 100 103 126
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 26 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.20% 1.30% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.47% 1.52% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 14 25 6
Average salary £44,500 £38,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.58% -0.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £33,200 £33,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £43,250
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
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
1630 1706 1487
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 81.38% 85.04% 80.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1356 1289
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) Test Management
3 34 (57.63%) Software Testing
4 33 (55.93%) Waterfall
4 33 (55.93%) Test Planning
5 28 (47.46%) V-Model
5 28 (47.46%) Validation
6 25 (42.37%) Selenium
7 21 (35.59%) Mentoring
8 20 (33.90%) Finance
9 17 (28.81%) QA
10 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
10 13 (22.03%) Software Delivery
11 12 (20.34%) Open Source
11 12 (20.34%) TestNG
11 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
11 12 (20.34%) JUnit
12 11 (18.64%) ISEB
12 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
13 7 (11.86%) Line Management
13 7 (11.86%) SQL
14 5 (8.47%) Microsoft
14 5 (8.47%) System Testing
14 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
14 5 (8.47%) People Management
14 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (6.78%) BDD
15 4 (6.78%) QMS
15 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.08%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 25 (42.37%) Selenium
2 13 (22.03%) WebDriver
3 12 (20.34%) JUnit
3 12 (20.34%) TestNG
General
1 20 (33.90%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 3 (5.08%) Banking
2 3 (5.08%) Retail
2 3 (5.08%) Billing
2 3 (5.08%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.69%) Law
3 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.81%) Senior Test Engineer
1 17 (28.81%) Test Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Team Leader
2 13 (22.03%) Test Manager
2 13 (22.03%) Test Team Leader
3 9 (15.25%) Test Leader
4 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 5 (8.47%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Change Manager
6 3 (5.08%) Business Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Senior Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) IT Business Analyst
8 1 (1.69%) Software Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Software Test Manager
8 1 (1.69%) Senior IT Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) .NET
2 3 (5.08%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Open Source
2 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.69%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (76.27%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (61.02%) Test Management
3 34 (57.63%) Software Testing
4 33 (55.93%) Waterfall
4 33 (55.93%) Test Planning
5 28 (47.46%) V-Model
5 28 (47.46%) Validation
6 21 (35.59%) Mentoring
7 13 (22.03%) Software Delivery
8 12 (20.34%) Test Automation
9 11 (18.64%) Automated Testing
10 7 (11.86%) Line Management
11 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (8.47%) People Management
11 5 (8.47%) System Testing
12 4 (6.78%) QMS
12 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (6.78%) BDD
12 4 (6.78%) TDD
12 4 (6.78%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) SQL
2 1 (1.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) ISEB
2 5 (8.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.08%) ISTQB
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (28.81%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft