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 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 219 208 202
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 45 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.78% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.88% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 16 31 44
Median salary £40,750 £42,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.11% -22.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £31,000 £37,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,250 £60,000 £59,250
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year
- -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
4551 5109 5562
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.93% 88.65% 85.99%
Number of salaries quoted 3764 4302 4562
Median salary £42,500 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.16% +7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Gloucestershire -13 8 £43,250 -15.60% 4
Wiltshire +14 2 £50,000 +5.69%
Bristol -1 2 £36,000 -14.28%
Devon - 2 £28,591 -
Dorset +9 1 £43,000 +38.70%
Somerset - 1 £35,000 -
Cornwall - 1 £27,500 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (41.38%) ISTQB
3 22 (37.93%) ISEB
3 22 (37.93%) Test Management
4 19 (32.76%) SDLC
5 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
5 17 (29.31%) Test Automation
5 17 (29.31%) Waterfall
5 17 (29.31%) SQL
6 16 (27.59%) BDD
6 16 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
7 15 (25.86%) Finance
7 15 (25.86%) Degree
7 15 (25.86%) QA
8 14 (24.14%) Scrum
8 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
8 14 (24.14%) Defect Management
9 13 (22.41%) Selenium
10 12 (20.69%) Manual Testing
11 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
11 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
12 10 (17.24%) JIRA
12 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
13 9 (15.52%) TDD
13 9 (15.52%) Java
13 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
13 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
14 8 (13.79%) 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 (6.90%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.90%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.45%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.62%) SSH
2 4 (6.90%) DNS
2 4 (6.90%) Internet
2 4 (6.90%) Intranet
2 4 (6.90%) Skype
3 1 (1.72%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) Selenium
2 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
3 10 (17.24%) JIRA
4 9 (15.52%) Cucumber
5 8 (13.79%) Git (software)
5 8 (13.79%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (8.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (8.62%) Hudson
6 5 (8.62%) TeamCity
6 5 (8.62%) Zephyr
7 4 (6.90%) Bugzilla
7 4 (6.90%) Capybara
7 4 (6.90%) ClearCase
7 4 (6.90%) Maven
7 4 (6.90%) TestLink
7 4 (6.90%) WebDriver
8 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
8 3 (5.17%) Spock
8 3 (5.17%) Vagrant
8 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (25.86%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Retail
3 6 (10.34%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.62%) Back Office
4 5 (8.62%) Banking
5 4 (6.90%) Electronics
5 4 (6.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.90%) Marketing
6 2 (3.45%) Private Banking
6 2 (3.45%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.72%) Automotive
7 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Analyst
2 17 (29.31%) Test Analyst
3 11 (18.97%) Test Manager
4 6 (10.34%) Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Business Analyst
5 5 (8.62%) QA Leader
5 5 (8.62%) Test Leader
6 4 (6.90%) Business IT Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Developer in Test
6 4 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Integration Test Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) IT Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) IT Business Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Software Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Test Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Tester
7 3 (5.17%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) Web Services
2 6 (10.34%) REST
2 6 (10.34%) SOAP
3 4 (6.90%) Gherkin
3 4 (6.90%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.34%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.62%) Client/Server
4 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.90%) Handset
4 4 (6.90%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.62%) Linux
2 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
2 4 (6.90%) Windows
2 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
2 4 (6.90%) Windows 8
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (3.45%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (81.03%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.93%) Test Management
3 19 (32.76%) SDLC
4 17 (29.31%) Test Automation
4 17 (29.31%) Test Scripting
4 17 (29.31%) Waterfall
5 16 (27.59%) BDD
6 15 (25.86%) Regression Testing
7 14 (24.14%) Defect Management
7 14 (24.14%) Scrum
8 12 (20.69%) Manual Testing
9 11 (18.97%) Software Testing
9 11 (18.97%) User Acceptance Testing
10 10 (17.24%) Automated Testing
11 9 (15.52%) Functional Testing
11 9 (15.52%) TDD
12 8 (13.79%) Defect Tracking
12 8 (13.79%) Non-Functional Testing
12 8 (13.79%) Project Management
13 7 (12.07%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.31%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) Java
3 4 (6.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (6.90%) Python
3 4 (6.90%) Ruby
4 3 (5.17%) C++
5 2 (3.45%) C#
5 2 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) ISTQB
2 22 (37.93%) ISEB
3 16 (27.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (25.86%) Degree
5 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
6 4 (6.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.86%) QA
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.45%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) SDET
3 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Docker
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) AirWatch
1 4 (6.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) SAP
3 5 (8.62%) HP
4 4 (6.90%) Altiris
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) Veritas
4 4 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.72%) Atlassian
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