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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 103 131 108
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -23
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 3 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 1.65% 0.16% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 0.18% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 30 3 13
Average salary £55,000 £47,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% +31.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,950 £33,500 £35,600
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £49,500
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
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
1674 1648 1298
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 83.95% 86.28% 76.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1340 1361 1102
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,517 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 60 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (72.46%) Software Testing
3 46 (66.67%) Selenium
4 42 (60.87%) Test Management
4 42 (60.87%) Test Planning
5 39 (56.52%) V-Model
5 39 (56.52%) Waterfall
6 38 (55.07%) Validation
7 24 (34.78%) Test Automation
8 23 (33.33%) WebDriver
8 23 (33.33%) Open Source
8 23 (33.33%) Mentoring
9 22 (31.88%) JUnit
9 22 (31.88%) TestNG
10 19 (27.54%) Finance
11 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
12 11 (15.94%) Degree
13 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
14 8 (11.59%) QA
15 7 (10.14%) ISEB
15 7 (10.14%) Scrum
16 5 (7.25%) Line Management
17 4 (5.80%) Legal
17 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
17 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
17 4 (5.80%) Scalability Testing
17 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
18 3 (4.35%) SQL
18 3 (4.35%) UML
18 3 (4.35%) Microsoft

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 46 (66.67%) Selenium
2 23 (33.33%) WebDriver
3 22 (31.88%) TestNG
3 22 (31.88%) JUnit
4 3 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.90%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.45%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (27.54%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Legal
3 2 (2.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (31.88%) Test Team Leader
1 22 (31.88%) Team Leader
2 20 (28.99%) Test Engineer
3 19 (27.54%) Senior Test Engineer
4 15 (21.74%) Tester
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Tester
6 8 (11.59%) Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Test Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Automation Tester
8 6 (8.70%) Test Leader
8 6 (8.70%) Software Tester
9 5 (7.25%) Senior Software Tester
9 5 (7.25%) Selenium Tester
10 4 (5.80%) Senior Automation Tester
11 3 (4.35%) Test Manager
11 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
11 3 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Software Engineer
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.90%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (86.96%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (72.46%) Software Testing
3 42 (60.87%) Test Management
3 42 (60.87%) Test Planning
4 39 (56.52%) V-Model
4 39 (56.52%) Waterfall
5 38 (55.07%) Validation
6 24 (34.78%) Test Automation
7 23 (33.33%) Mentoring
8 13 (18.84%) Automated Testing
9 10 (14.49%) Test Scripting
10 7 (10.14%) Scrum
11 5 (7.25%) Line Management
12 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (5.80%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.80%) Scalability Testing
13 3 (4.35%) Manual Testing
13 3 (4.35%) UML
13 3 (4.35%) Data Security
13 3 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) VBA
2 2 (2.90%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (15.94%) Degree
2 7 (10.14%) ISEB
3 4 (5.80%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft
1 3 (4.35%) Telerik
2 2 (2.90%) HP