The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 92 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 1.19% 0.54% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.70% -
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 0
Average salary £31,500 £26,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.15% -
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 Gloucestershire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
913 719 764
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 83.30% 77.31% 77.64%
Number of salaries quoted 718 638 656
Average salary £44,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £50,000 £54,000
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 Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Gloucestershire region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham - 11 £31,500 -
Gloucester -10 2 £50,000 +31.57%
Test Strategy
South West

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 19 (54.29%) SQL
3 18 (51.43%) Performance Testing
4 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
4 17 (48.57%) Coaching
5 16 (45.71%) XML
6 15 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
9 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
9 6 (17.14%) Test Management
10 5 (14.29%) JIRA
10 5 (14.29%) Validation
10 5 (14.29%) ISEB
10 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (14.29%) Investment Management
11 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
11 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (8.57%) Release Management
12 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (8.57%) .NET
12 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
13 2 (5.71%) C
13 2 (5.71%) Java
13 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
13 2 (5.71%) Oracle
13 2 (5.71%) JSF
14 1 (2.86%) Google
14 1 (2.86%) Banking

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
2 1 (2.86%) Selenium
2 1 (2.86%) Liquibase
General
1 20 (57.14%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (65.71%) Analyst
1 23 (65.71%) Test Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Test Leader
3 9 (25.71%) Test Manager
4 5 (14.29%) Lead Test Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) QA Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Manager
6 1 (2.86%) QA Manager
6 1 (2.86%) QA Test Manager
6 1 (2.86%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (45.71%) XML
2 3 (8.57%) .NET
3 2 (5.71%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (51.43%) Performance Testing
2 17 (48.57%) Coaching
2 17 (48.57%) Test Scripting
3 15 (42.86%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (17.14%) Test Planning
4 6 (17.14%) Test Management
5 5 (14.29%) Investment Management
5 5 (14.29%) Validation
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (11.43%) Test Automation
7 3 (8.57%) Waterfall
7 3 (8.57%) Release Management
7 3 (8.57%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) C
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 7 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) ISEB
4 2 (5.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (5.71%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) HP
2 1 (2.86%) Google