The table below looks at the statistics 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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 189 211 190
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 56 28 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.88% 0.47% 0.63%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 46 22 22
Average salary £55,000 £43,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.90% +19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £29,712 £25,550
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £49,750
UK excluding London average salary £46,000 £45,000 £46,000
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -2.17%
Test Strategy
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5232 4870 4417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.61% 82.08% 77.61%
Number of salaries quoted 4316 4124 3883
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,325 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £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 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 December 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 December 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
(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
Bristol +38 31 £55,000 +17.02% 2
Gloucestershire -3 17 £41,250 -4.06%
Devon - 4 - -
Wiltshire -9 2 £37,500 +17.18%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (48.44%) Selenium
3 50 (39.06%) Software Testing
4 45 (35.16%) Test Planning
5 43 (33.59%) Test Management
6 42 (32.81%) Validation
6 42 (32.81%) Waterfall
7 38 (29.69%) V-Model
8 37 (28.91%) Mentoring
9 36 (28.13%) Finance
10 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
11 33 (25.78%) WebDriver
12 29 (22.66%) Open Source
13 25 (19.53%) QA
14 24 (18.75%) Automated Testing
15 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
16 20 (15.63%) Scrum
16 20 (15.63%) JUnit
16 20 (15.63%) TestNG
17 18 (14.06%) Degree
18 15 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (9.38%) ISTQB
20 10 (7.81%) ISEB
21 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
21 9 (7.03%) ERP
21 9 (7.03%) Coaching
21 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
22 8 (6.25%) Line Management
22 8 (6.25%) Gherkin

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 3 (2.34%) SAS
2 2 (1.56%) CMS
3 1 (0.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.78%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.78%) 3G
1 1 (0.78%) LTE
1 1 (0.78%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 8 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.34%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.78%) Big Data
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 62 (48.44%) Selenium
2 33 (25.78%) WebDriver
3 20 (15.63%) TestNG
3 20 (15.63%) JUnit
4 9 (7.03%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.25%) WATIR
6 4 (3.13%) QuickTest Pro
7 3 (2.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (2.34%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.78%) Liquibase
8 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.78%) Ranorex
8 1 (0.78%) JMeter
8 1 (0.78%) JIRA
8 1 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.78%) FitNesse
General
1 36 (28.13%) Finance
2 4 (3.13%) Legal
2 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.56%) Military
3 2 (1.56%) Banking
3 2 (1.56%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (23.44%) Analyst
2 28 (21.88%) Test Analyst
3 25 (19.53%) Test Leader
4 22 (17.19%) Test Engineer
5 21 (16.41%) Test Team Leader
5 21 (16.41%) Team Leader
6 18 (14.06%) Senior Test Engineer
6 18 (14.06%) Tester
7 16 (12.50%) Test Manager
8 10 (7.81%) Senior Tester
8 10 (7.81%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (7.03%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
10 8 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
11 7 (5.47%) Automation Tester
11 7 (5.47%) Software Tester
12 6 (4.69%) Senior Software Tester
13 5 (3.91%) Selenium Tester
13 5 (3.91%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.25%) .NET
1 8 (6.25%) Gherkin
2 2 (1.56%) JSF
3 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (22.66%) Open Source
2 15 (11.72%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.25%) Blog
4 4 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.78%) Handset
6 1 (0.78%) VHDL
6 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.78%) CPLD
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.69%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (61.72%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (39.06%) Software Testing
3 45 (35.16%) Test Planning
4 43 (33.59%) Test Management
5 42 (32.81%) Waterfall
5 42 (32.81%) Validation
6 38 (29.69%) V-Model
7 37 (28.91%) Mentoring
8 35 (27.34%) Test Automation
9 24 (18.75%) Automated Testing
10 22 (17.19%) Test Scripting
11 20 (15.63%) Scrum
12 15 (11.72%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.03%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.03%) ERP
13 9 (7.03%) Coaching
14 8 (6.25%) Line Management
14 8 (6.25%) Investment Management
14 8 (6.25%) Benchmarking
14 8 (6.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.25%) SQL
1 8 (6.25%) Ruby
2 5 (3.91%) Java
3 4 (3.13%) C#
4 2 (1.56%) VBA
4 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (14.06%) Degree
2 12 (9.38%) ISTQB
3 10 (7.81%) ISEB
4 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.91%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (19.53%) QA
2 2 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.56%) Basel II
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (4.69%) Oracle
2 5 (3.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (3.91%) HP
3 3 (2.34%) Business Objects
3 3 (2.34%) Telerik
4 1 (0.78%) Google
4 1 (0.78%) SAP
4 1 (0.78%) EMC
4 1 (0.78%) Epicor
4 1 (0.78%) JD Edwards
4 1 (0.78%) Sage
4 1 (0.78%) Teradata
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