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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South West
Rank 208 211 179
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 19 28 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.38% 0.50% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.56% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 18 22 55
Median salary £44,250 £38,750 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.19% -27.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,577 £31,150 £28,200
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £49,730 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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
4378 4962 5279
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.32% 88.89% 86.90%
Number of salaries quoted 3579 4179 4432
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Gloucestershire -13 8 £44,250 +43.90% 2
Wiltshire +24 4 £50,000 +5.69% 1
Bristol -8 2 £52,500 +40.00%
Somerset - 2 £51,000 -
Dorset +18 1 £43,000 +38.70%
Cornwall - 1 £27,500 -
Devon - 1 £28,591 - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
3 21 (44.68%) Test Automation
4 20 (42.55%) Test Management
5 18 (38.30%) SQL
5 18 (38.30%) BDD
6 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
6 16 (34.04%) Degree
7 15 (31.91%) ISEB
8 14 (29.79%) SDLC
9 13 (27.66%) Defect Management
9 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
9 13 (27.66%) Scrum
9 13 (27.66%) Selenium
9 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
10 12 (25.53%) TDD
10 12 (25.53%) QA
10 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
10 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
10 12 (25.53%) Java
10 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
11 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
11 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
11 11 (23.40%) Finance
11 11 (23.40%) JIRA
11 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
12 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
12 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing

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 2 (4.26%) MS Exchange
1 2 (4.26%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (12.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) SSH
2 2 (4.26%) DNS
2 2 (4.26%) FTP
2 2 (4.26%) Internet
2 2 (4.26%) Intranet
2 2 (4.26%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Selenium
2 12 (25.53%) Jenkins
3 11 (23.40%) JIRA
4 10 (21.28%) Cucumber
4 10 (21.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (17.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (17.02%) Git (software)
6 7 (14.89%) Zephyr
7 6 (12.77%) Bitbucket
7 6 (12.77%) Maven
7 6 (12.77%) Vagrant
8 4 (8.51%) Spock
9 3 (6.38%) Appium
9 3 (6.38%) Hudson
9 3 (6.38%) TeamCity
9 3 (6.38%) Visual Studio
10 2 (4.26%) Bugzilla
10 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
10 2 (4.26%) HP UFT
10 2 (4.26%) NUnit
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 6 (12.77%) Electronics
2 6 (12.77%) Manufacturing
2 6 (12.77%) Marketing
2 6 (12.77%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.64%) Back Office
4 4 (8.51%) Banking
5 3 (6.38%) Retail
6 2 (4.26%) Private Banking
6 2 (4.26%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Analyst
1 13 (27.66%) Test Analyst
1 13 (27.66%) Test Manager
2 7 (14.89%) Test Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Tester
4 5 (10.64%) Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Senior Test Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.38%) Business Test Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Developer in Test
6 3 (6.38%) Software Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) C++/C# Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) Integration Test Analyst
7 2 (4.26%) QA Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Quality Manager
7 2 (4.26%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) REST
1 7 (14.89%) SOAP
1 7 (14.89%) Web Services
1 7 (14.89%) XML
2 6 (12.77%) Gherkin
3 1 (2.13%) .NET
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.38%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.26%) Handset
4 2 (4.26%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.89%) Linux
2 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
2 2 (4.26%) VMS
2 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
2 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (80.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (44.68%) Test Automation
3 20 (42.55%) Test Management
4 18 (38.30%) BDD
5 14 (29.79%) SDLC
6 13 (27.66%) Defect Management
6 13 (27.66%) Regression Testing
6 13 (27.66%) Scrum
6 13 (27.66%) Software Testing
7 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
7 12 (25.53%) TDD
7 12 (25.53%) Test Scripting
8 11 (23.40%) Automated Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (23.40%) Waterfall
9 10 (21.28%) Functional Testing
10 8 (17.02%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (14.89%) Data Transformation
11 7 (14.89%) Kanban
11 7 (14.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) Java
3 6 (12.77%) Ruby
4 5 (10.64%) XPath
5 4 (8.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.51%) Python
6 2 (4.26%) C#
6 2 (4.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 24 (51.06%) ISTQB
2 16 (34.04%) Degree
3 15 (31.91%) ISEB
4 12 (25.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (25.53%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 14001
2 2 (4.26%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) Docker
2 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
2 2 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.26%) AirWatch
2 2 (4.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (4.26%) SCCM
3 1 (2.13%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.89%) HP
3 6 (12.77%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Altiris
4 2 (4.26%) Atlassian
4 2 (4.26%) Citrix
4 2 (4.26%) Veritas
4 2 (4.26%) VMware
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