The first table below looks at the demand for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 182 208 158
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -50
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 43 12 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.74% 0.22% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.93% 0.29% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 41 12 50
Average salary £38,500 £36,250 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.20% +1.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £42,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4638 4189 4365
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.95% 77.85% 77.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3851 3683 3717
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.23%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Test Strategy Salary Trend in the South West

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in the South West

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South West region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +23 27 £38,500 -7.22% 5
Gloucestershire - 6 £25,500 - 3
Somerset -7 4 £55,000 +74.60% 4
Wiltshire - 4 £28,750 - 3
Dorset - 2 £56,250 - 2
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 33 (39.76%) Automated Testing
2 31 (37.35%) QA
3 25 (30.12%) ISEB
4 24 (28.92%) Test Management
5 23 (27.71%) Degree
6 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
7 16 (19.28%) SQL
7 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (18.07%) Finance
8 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (18.07%) Software Testing
9 13 (15.66%) UML
10 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
11 11 (13.25%) Perl
11 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
11 11 (13.25%) Scrum
12 10 (12.05%) ISTQB
12 10 (12.05%) Ruby
12 10 (12.05%) Python
13 9 (10.84%) Back Office
13 9 (10.84%) TDD
14 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
14 8 (9.64%) Internet
14 8 (9.64%) Windows
14 8 (9.64%) HTML
14 8 (9.64%) HTML5
14 8 (9.64%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (9.64%) User Stories
15 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
15 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.20%) Mule
Applications
1 7 (8.43%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.02%) MS Office
3 4 (4.82%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.64%) Internet
2 4 (4.82%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.41%) Network Security
4 1 (1.20%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (1.20%) 4G
4 1 (1.20%) LTE
4 1 (1.20%) MVNO
4 1 (1.20%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.20%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.20%) GSM
4 1 (1.20%) UMTS
4 1 (1.20%) 3G
4 1 (1.20%) IPv4
4 1 (1.20%) IPv6
4 1 (1.20%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.20%) MySQL
2 1 (1.20%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.43%) Selenium
2 5 (6.02%) JMeter
3 3 (3.61%) WatiN
3 3 (3.61%) WATIR
3 3 (3.61%) FitNesse
4 2 (2.41%) Ranorex
4 2 (2.41%) WebDriver
4 2 (2.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.20%) TestComplete
5 1 (1.20%) Toad
5 1 (1.20%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.20%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.20%) Maven
5 1 (1.20%) JIRA
5 1 (1.20%) Bugzilla
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Back Office
3 4 (4.82%) Retail
4 3 (3.61%) Electronics
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
5 2 (2.41%) Advertising
6 1 (1.20%) Automotive
6 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (40.96%) Analyst
2 28 (33.73%) Tester
3 22 (26.51%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.66%) Senior Tester
4 13 (15.66%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.05%) Test Manager
6 8 (9.64%) Test Leader
7 7 (8.43%) Automation Tester
7 7 (8.43%) Senior Automation Tester
7 7 (8.43%) Business Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Software Test Analyst
7 7 (8.43%) Senior QA Tester
7 7 (8.43%) QA Tester
8 6 (7.23%) Head of Testing
9 4 (4.82%) Development Manager
9 4 (4.82%) Telephony Analyst
9 4 (4.82%) Agile Development Manager
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Test Analyst
10 3 (3.61%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) HTML
1 8 (9.64%) HTML5
2 7 (8.43%) Silverlight
3 4 (4.82%) ODBC
3 4 (4.82%) .NET
4 3 (3.61%) LAMP
5 1 (1.20%) JMS
5 1 (1.20%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Management Information System
1 6 (7.23%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.61%) EPoS
3 2 (2.41%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.20%) Telematics
4 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.20%) Physics
4 1 (1.20%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 8 (9.64%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) UNIX
3 5 (6.02%) Linux
4 4 (4.82%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.20%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (39.76%) Automated Testing
2 24 (28.92%) Test Management
3 22 (26.51%) Test Scripting
4 16 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (18.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (18.07%) Software Testing
6 13 (15.66%) UML
7 12 (14.46%) Test Automation
8 11 (13.25%) PRINCE2
8 11 (13.25%) Scrum
9 9 (10.84%) TDD
10 8 (9.64%) Performance Testing
10 8 (9.64%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (9.64%) User Stories
11 7 (8.43%) Manual Testing
12 6 (7.23%) Requirements Analysis
13 5 (6.02%) Web Testing
13 5 (6.02%) Automation Testing
13 5 (6.02%) Migration
14 4 (4.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.28%) SQL
2 11 (13.25%) Perl
3 10 (12.05%) Ruby
3 10 (12.05%) Python
4 7 (8.43%) Bash Shell
4 7 (8.43%) Java
4 7 (8.43%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.43%) C#
5 6 (7.23%) PHP
6 3 (3.61%) C
7 2 (2.41%) C++
8 1 (1.20%) C-shell
8 1 (1.20%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 25 (30.12%) ISEB
2 23 (27.71%) Degree
3 10 (12.05%) ISTQB
4 7 (8.43%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.61%) HND
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (37.35%) QA
2 4 (4.82%) SLA
3 2 (2.41%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) Cisco IPCC
2 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.02%) Empirix
2 5 (6.02%) HP
3 4 (4.82%) Telerik
3 4 (4.82%) Cisco
3 4 (4.82%) Genesys
3 4 (4.82%) Verint
4 1 (1.20%) Green Hat
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle
4 1 (1.20%) Informatica
4 1 (1.20%) IBM
4 1 (1.20%) Sun
4 1 (1.20%) Compuware
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