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 19 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 80 108 83
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 40 10 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.23% 0.62% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.65% 0.75% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 28 10 25
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 £36,700 £22,350 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,300 £46,825 £41,900
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
1509 1335 1264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.25% 83.18% 78.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1184 1161 1099
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 19 August 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 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 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (48.61%) Automated Testing
2 35 (48.61%) QA
3 32 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 25 (34.72%) Degree
5 24 (33.33%) Test Automation
6 23 (31.94%) Test Management
7 22 (30.56%) Selenium
8 20 (27.78%) Scrum
9 17 (23.61%) Waterfall
10 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
11 14 (19.44%) WebDriver
12 13 (18.06%) ISEB
12 13 (18.06%) SQL
13 12 (16.67%) Perl
14 11 (15.28%) C#
14 11 (15.28%) Python
14 11 (15.28%) Ruby
15 10 (13.89%) V-Model
15 10 (13.89%) Validation
16 9 (12.50%) JMeter
16 9 (12.50%) Open Source
17 8 (11.11%) Bash Shell
17 8 (11.11%) HTML5
17 8 (11.11%) TestNG
17 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
17 8 (11.11%) Performance Testing
17 8 (11.11%) Silverlight
17 8 (11.11%) Data Security
17 8 (11.11%) Project Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (1.39%) 2G
1 1 (1.39%) GSM
1 1 (1.39%) UMTS
1 1 (1.39%) 3G
1 1 (1.39%) LTE
1 1 (1.39%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.39%) MVNO
1 1 (1.39%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (30.56%) Selenium
2 14 (19.44%) WebDriver
3 9 (12.50%) JMeter
4 8 (11.11%) TestNG
4 8 (11.11%) JUnit
5 6 (8.33%) FitNesse
5 6 (8.33%) Ranorex
6 5 (6.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.17%) WatiN
7 3 (4.17%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.17%) WATIR
8 1 (1.39%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.39%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.39%) ClearQuest
General
1 5 (6.94%) Legal
2 3 (4.17%) Finance
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 30 (41.67%) Tester
2 22 (30.56%) Senior Tester
3 15 (20.83%) Analyst
4 13 (18.06%) Software Tester
5 11 (15.28%) Test Manager
5 11 (15.28%) Senior Software Tester
5 11 (15.28%) Automation Tester
6 10 (13.89%) Senior Automation Tester
6 10 (13.89%) QA Tester
7 8 (11.11%) Test Team Leader
7 8 (11.11%) Senior QA Tester
7 8 (11.11%) Team Leader
8 7 (9.72%) Test Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) QA Analyst
9 6 (8.33%) Test Leader
9 6 (8.33%) Test Engineer
10 5 (6.94%) Architect
10 5 (6.94%) Test Architect
10 5 (6.94%) Test Strategy Manager
10 5 (6.94%) Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) HTML5
1 8 (11.11%) Silverlight
1 8 (11.11%) HTML
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Open Source
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Verilog
3 1 (1.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.56%) UNIX
2 3 (4.17%) Windows
2 3 (4.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (52.78%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (48.61%) Automated Testing
3 32 (44.44%) Software Testing
4 24 (33.33%) Test Automation
5 23 (31.94%) Test Management
6 20 (27.78%) Scrum
7 17 (23.61%) Waterfall
8 16 (22.22%) Test Scripting
9 10 (13.89%) V-Model
9 10 (13.89%) Validation
10 8 (11.11%) Automation Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Performance Testing
10 8 (11.11%) Data Security
10 8 (11.11%) Project Management
11 7 (9.72%) UML
11 7 (9.72%) Risk Management
11 7 (9.72%) Scalability Testing
12 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
13 5 (6.94%) Dependency Management
13 5 (6.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 13 (18.06%) SQL
2 12 (16.67%) Perl
3 11 (15.28%) C#
3 11 (15.28%) Python
3 11 (15.28%) Ruby
4 8 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 8 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.17%) PHP
6 2 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (1.39%) C++
7 1 (1.39%) C
7 1 (1.39%) VBA
7 1 (1.39%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 25 (34.72%) Degree
2 13 (18.06%) ISEB
3 5 (6.94%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.39%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (48.61%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) Telerik
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.39%) Compuware
3 1 (1.39%) HP
3 1 (1.39%) IBM
3 1 (1.39%) Empirix
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