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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 85 109 77
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 38 9 32
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 2.06% 0.58% 2.03%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.45% 0.68% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 30
Average salary £38,750 £35,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,810 £28,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,300 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
1551 1316 1233
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.16% 84.52% 78.19%
Number of salaries quoted 1257 1151 1066
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (87.84%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.70%) Software Testing
3 34 (45.95%) Automated Testing
4 30 (40.54%) QA
5 28 (37.84%) Test Management
6 24 (32.43%) Selenium
6 24 (32.43%) Mentoring
7 23 (31.08%) Degree
8 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
9 21 (28.38%) Waterfall
10 19 (25.68%) Scrum
10 19 (25.68%) Test Planning
11 16 (21.62%) WebDriver
11 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
12 15 (20.27%) V-Model
13 14 (18.92%) Validation
14 11 (14.86%) Open Source
14 11 (14.86%) ISEB
15 10 (13.51%) SQL
15 10 (13.51%) JUnit
15 10 (13.51%) TestNG
16 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
16 9 (12.16%) Line Management
16 9 (12.16%) Coaching
16 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
16 9 (12.16%) C#
16 9 (12.16%) Data Security
17 8 (10.81%) UML
17 8 (10.81%) Scalability Testing
18 7 (9.46%) Risk Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) LTE
1 1 (1.35%) Radio Access Network
1 1 (1.35%) MVNO
1 1 (1.35%) 4G
1 1 (1.35%) GSM
1 1 (1.35%) UMTS
1 1 (1.35%) 3G
1 1 (1.35%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 24 (32.43%) Selenium
2 16 (21.62%) WebDriver
3 10 (13.51%) JUnit
3 10 (13.51%) TestNG
4 6 (8.11%) JMeter
4 6 (8.11%) Ranorex
4 6 (8.11%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.11%) FitNesse
5 3 (4.05%) SoapUI
6 2 (2.70%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.11%) Legal
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 1 (1.35%) Advertising
3 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (37.84%) Tester
2 21 (28.38%) Senior Tester
3 17 (22.97%) Analyst
4 14 (18.92%) Software Tester
5 12 (16.22%) Senior Software Tester
6 11 (14.86%) Test Manager
7 10 (13.51%) Test Team Leader
7 10 (13.51%) Team Leader
7 10 (13.51%) Automation Tester
8 9 (12.16%) Test Analyst
9 8 (10.81%) Test Engineer
9 8 (10.81%) Senior Automation Tester
10 7 (9.46%) QA Tester
11 6 (8.11%) Senior Test Engineer
11 6 (8.11%) QA Analyst
12 5 (6.76%) Strategy Manager
12 5 (6.76%) Senior QA Tester
12 5 (6.76%) Test Leader
12 5 (6.76%) Test Architect
12 5 (6.76%) Test Strategy Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) Silverlight
1 5 (6.76%) HTML5
1 5 (6.76%) HTML
2 4 (5.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Open Source
2 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.35%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.35%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (87.84%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (52.70%) Software Testing
3 34 (45.95%) Automated Testing
4 28 (37.84%) Test Management
5 24 (32.43%) Mentoring
6 22 (29.73%) Test Automation
7 21 (28.38%) Waterfall
8 19 (25.68%) Scrum
8 19 (25.68%) Test Planning
9 16 (21.62%) Test Scripting
10 15 (20.27%) V-Model
11 14 (18.92%) Validation
12 9 (12.16%) Automation Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Line Management
12 9 (12.16%) Coaching
12 9 (12.16%) Performance Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Data Security
13 8 (10.81%) UML
13 8 (10.81%) Scalability Testing
14 7 (9.46%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 9 (12.16%) C#
3 6 (8.11%) Perl
4 5 (6.76%) Ruby
4 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.76%) Python
5 2 (2.70%) VBA
6 1 (1.35%) C-shell
6 1 (1.35%) C
6 1 (1.35%) C++
Qualifications
1 23 (31.08%) Degree
2 11 (14.86%) ISEB
3 5 (6.76%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.35%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (40.54%) QA
Vendors
1 7 (9.46%) Telerik
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
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