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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 210 217 158
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -59
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 41 36 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.72% 0.62% 1.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.83% 0.71% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 32 26 50
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +12.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,750 £55,574 £56,150
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
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
4960 5063 5178
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.60% 86.75% 85.07%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4222 4206
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,100 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 August 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +17 10 £53,223 +63.76% 2
Gloucestershire -12 10 £40,000 +3.22% 1
Bristol +4 7 £36,000 -17.71% 1
Dorset - 5 £25,000 -
Somerset +1 4 £55,000 -
Devon - 3 £33,500 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) ISEB
3 23 (34.85%) Finance
4 22 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 22 (33.33%) QA
5 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
5 21 (31.82%) SDLC
6 19 (28.79%) Test Management
7 18 (27.27%) Degree
7 18 (27.27%) Scrum
8 17 (25.76%) Waterfall
9 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
9 15 (22.73%) SQL
9 15 (22.73%) Telecoms
10 14 (21.21%) BDD
11 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
11 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
11 13 (19.70%) Non-Functional Testing
11 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
12 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
12 12 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (16.67%) Workflow
13 11 (16.67%) SOAP
14 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
14 10 (15.15%) TDD
14 10 (15.15%) JIRA
14 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
14 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
14 10 (15.15%) Git (software)

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.52%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.03%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) SSH
2 4 (6.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) Intranet
2 4 (6.06%) Skype
3 1 (1.52%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (15.15%) Cucumber
1 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
1 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
1 10 (15.15%) JIRA
2 9 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (12.12%) Selenium
4 6 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (9.09%) Maven
4 6 (9.09%) Zephyr
5 4 (6.06%) ClearCase
5 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
5 4 (6.06%) Hudson
5 4 (6.06%) TeamCity
5 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.55%) Bugzilla
6 3 (4.55%) Capybara
6 3 (4.55%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
6 3 (4.55%) TestLink
7 2 (3.03%) JMeter
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 15 (22.73%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
3 8 (12.12%) Marketing
4 7 (10.61%) Electronics
5 6 (9.09%) Manufacturing
5 6 (9.09%) Retail
6 5 (7.58%) Back Office
7 2 (3.03%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Automotive
8 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (25.76%) Analyst
2 15 (22.73%) Test Manager
3 12 (18.18%) Test Analyst
4 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 6 (9.09%) Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Software Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Test Architect
6 6 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.58%) Developer in Test
7 5 (7.58%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.58%) Test Automation Developer
7 5 (7.58%) Test Automation Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) IT Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Java Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) SOAP
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) REST
4 6 (9.09%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) Drools
6 1 (1.52%) Sass
6 1 (1.52%) Symfony
6 1 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Client/Server
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.06%) Mobile Computing
5 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.55%) Handset
6 1 (1.52%) Blog
6 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Android
1 6 (9.09%) Linux
2 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.06%) Windows
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (31.82%) SDLC
2 21 (31.82%) Test Automation
3 19 (28.79%) Test Management
4 18 (27.27%) Scrum
5 17 (25.76%) Waterfall
6 14 (21.21%) BDD
7 13 (19.70%) Defect Management
7 13 (19.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Regression Testing
7 13 (19.70%) Test Scripting
8 12 (18.18%) Automated Testing
8 12 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (16.67%) Workflow
10 10 (15.15%) Manual Testing
10 10 (15.15%) TDD
11 9 (13.64%) Project Management
11 9 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (12.12%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (12.12%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) Java
3 6 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (4.55%) C#
4 3 (4.55%) C++
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) ISEB
2 22 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 18 (27.27%) Degree
4 12 (18.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.03%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
8 1 (1.52%) IISP
8 1 (1.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) QA
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (3.03%) ISO 14001
3 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) AirWatch
1 4 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 9 (13.64%) SAP
3 8 (12.12%) HP
4 4 (6.06%) Altiris
4 4 (6.06%) Citrix
4 4 (6.06%) Veritas
4 4 (6.06%) VMware
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle
6 1 (1.52%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.52%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.52%) Splunk
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