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 2 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 162 190 169
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -21
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 65 25 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.49% 1.02%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.61% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 45 24 36
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -12.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,400 £30,000 £35,250
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,700 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
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
5011 4129 4257
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.43% 81.62% 75.84%
Number of salaries quoted 4109 3544 3724
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +15 32 £45,000 +28.57% 7
Wiltshire +8 11 £45,000 +22.86%
Gloucestershire -13 7 £40,000 +5.26% 3
Dorset +1 6 £41,250 -25.00% 1
Somerset -11 5 £29,000 -27.50%
Devon - 2 £26,000 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 81 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (35.77%) Selenium
3 40 (32.52%) Automated Testing
3 40 (32.52%) Software Testing
4 39 (31.71%) QA
5 36 (29.27%) Mentoring
6 29 (23.58%) Test Management
7 28 (22.76%) WebDriver
7 28 (22.76%) Scrum
8 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
9 25 (20.33%) Degree
10 23 (18.70%) Waterfall
10 23 (18.70%) Test Scripting
10 23 (18.70%) Test Planning
11 21 (17.07%) Finance
12 20 (16.26%) Validation
13 19 (15.45%) ISEB
13 19 (15.45%) Open Source
14 16 (13.01%) V-Model
15 13 (10.57%) Coaching
15 13 (10.57%) SQL
15 13 (10.57%) ISTQB
16 12 (9.76%) Ruby
16 12 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
17 11 (8.94%) JUnit
18 10 (8.13%) TestNG
18 10 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
18 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (8.13%) Line Management
18 10 (8.13%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (2.44%) SAS
2 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Mule
3 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.50%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.81%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.81%) 3G
1 1 (0.81%) LTE
1 1 (0.81%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.50%) RDBMS
1 8 (6.50%) Relational Database
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 44 (35.77%) Selenium
2 28 (22.76%) WebDriver
3 11 (8.94%) JUnit
4 10 (8.13%) TestNG
5 9 (7.32%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.50%) WATIR
7 6 (4.88%) FitNesse
7 6 (4.88%) JMeter
7 6 (4.88%) Ranorex
8 4 (3.25%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (3.25%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (2.44%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.44%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.63%) Maven
11 1 (0.81%) JIRA
11 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.81%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (17.07%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Retail
3 5 (4.07%) Legal
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.63%) Electronics
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Analyst
2 28 (22.76%) Tester
3 20 (16.26%) Test Analyst
4 18 (14.63%) Senior Tester
5 17 (13.82%) Test Manager
6 14 (11.38%) Test Leader
7 12 (9.76%) Software Tester
7 12 (9.76%) Test Engineer
8 11 (8.94%) Automation Tester
9 10 (8.13%) Senior Software Tester
9 10 (8.13%) Test Team Leader
9 10 (8.13%) Team Leader
10 8 (6.50%) Senior Test Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) QA Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Business Analyst
10 8 (6.50%) Quality Engineer
10 8 (6.50%) Senior Automation Tester
11 6 (4.88%) QA Tester
11 6 (4.88%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) .NET
1 8 (6.50%) Gherkin
2 4 (3.25%) HTML
2 4 (3.25%) Silverlight
2 4 (3.25%) HTML5
3 1 (0.81%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.81%) XML
3 1 (0.81%) JMS
3 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.45%) Open Source
2 10 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.50%) Blog
4 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.81%) Handset
6 1 (0.81%) VHDL
6 1 (0.81%) Verilog
6 1 (0.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.81%) CPLD
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.88%) UNIX
2 5 (4.07%) Linux
3 2 (1.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (65.85%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (32.52%) Automated Testing
2 40 (32.52%) Software Testing
3 36 (29.27%) Mentoring
4 29 (23.58%) Test Management
5 28 (22.76%) Scrum
6 27 (21.95%) Test Automation
7 23 (18.70%) Waterfall
7 23 (18.70%) Test Planning
7 23 (18.70%) Test Scripting
8 20 (16.26%) Validation
9 16 (13.01%) V-Model
10 13 (10.57%) Coaching
11 12 (9.76%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (8.13%) Line Management
12 10 (8.13%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (7.32%) Automation Testing
13 9 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.32%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.32%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) SQL
2 12 (9.76%) Ruby
3 10 (8.13%) C#
4 5 (4.07%) Perl
5 4 (3.25%) JavaScript
5 4 (3.25%) Python
5 4 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.44%) Java
7 2 (1.63%) C
7 2 (1.63%) VBA
8 1 (0.81%) C++
8 1 (0.81%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 25 (20.33%) Degree
2 19 (15.45%) ISEB
3 13 (10.57%) ISTQB
4 9 (7.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.63%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.81%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (31.71%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.63%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.81%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft
2 4 (3.25%) Oracle
2 4 (3.25%) Telerik
3 3 (2.44%) Business Objects
4 2 (1.63%) VMware
5 1 (0.81%) Teradata
5 1 (0.81%) SAP
5 1 (0.81%) HP
5 1 (0.81%) EMC
5 1 (0.81%) Informatica
5 1 (0.81%) Epicor
5 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
5 1 (0.81%) Sage
5 1 (0.81%) Twitter
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