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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 201 183 203
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 35 43 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.73% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.90% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 26 39 8
Average salary £38,750 £38,500 £37,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £32,161 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,750 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £43,200 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
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
4771 4797 4188
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.26% 81.78% 79.26%
Number of salaries quoted 3972 3993 3683
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +12.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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
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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
Gloucestershire -1 12 £33,000 +32.00%
Somerset +20 7 £53,000 -
Wiltshire 0 5 £55,000 +83.33%
Bristol -32 4 £55,000 +42.85%
Devon -8 3 - -
Dorset +4 2 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 44 (42.31%) Finance
1 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Management
3 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
4 27 (25.96%) SQL
4 27 (25.96%) Test Planning
4 27 (25.96%) Coaching
5 26 (25.00%) ISEB
5 26 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 25 (24.04%) Test Scripting
7 23 (22.12%) QA
8 21 (20.19%) Waterfall
8 21 (20.19%) Validation
9 20 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
9 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
10 19 (18.27%) V-Model
10 19 (18.27%) Degree
10 19 (18.27%) XML
11 17 (16.35%) ISTQB
12 16 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
13 13 (12.50%) Selenium
13 13 (12.50%) Software Delivery
14 11 (10.58%) Automated Testing
14 11 (10.58%) Regression Testing
15 10 (9.62%) Project Management
16 9 (8.65%) PRINCE2
16 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
16 9 (8.65%) Scrum
16 9 (8.65%) Line Management
17 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (2.88%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.96%) LAN
1 1 (0.96%) VoIP
1 1 (0.96%) WAN
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.88%) Big Data
2 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (12.50%) Selenium
2 7 (6.73%) WebDriver
3 6 (5.77%) JUnit
3 6 (5.77%) TestNG
4 5 (4.81%) JIRA
5 2 (1.92%) TestPartner
5 2 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.96%) LoadRunner
General
1 44 (42.31%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (5.77%) Retail
4 4 (3.85%) Law
5 3 (2.88%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.88%) Legal
5 3 (2.88%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (36.54%) Test Manager
2 31 (29.81%) Analyst
3 28 (26.92%) Test Analyst
4 15 (14.42%) Test Leader
5 13 (12.50%) Test Engineer
6 12 (11.54%) Senior Test Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Team Leader
7 7 (6.73%) Test Team Leader
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Test Manager
8 3 (2.88%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Business Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Business Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Change Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Consultant
8 3 (2.88%) Senior Manager
8 3 (2.88%) Security Consultant
9 2 (1.92%) Project Manager
9 2 (1.92%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (1.92%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (18.27%) XML
2 5 (4.81%) .NET
3 3 (2.88%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.77%) Open Source
3 3 (2.88%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) NHS
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (37.50%) Test Management
3 29 (27.88%) Software Testing
4 27 (25.96%) Test Planning
4 27 (25.96%) Coaching
5 26 (25.00%) Performance Testing
6 25 (24.04%) Test Scripting
7 21 (20.19%) Waterfall
7 21 (20.19%) Validation
8 20 (19.23%) Non-Functional Testing
8 20 (19.23%) Mentoring
9 19 (18.27%) V-Model
10 16 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (12.50%) Software Delivery
12 11 (10.58%) Automated Testing
12 11 (10.58%) Regression Testing
13 10 (9.62%) Project Management
14 9 (8.65%) PRINCE2
14 9 (8.65%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (8.65%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.96%) SQL
2 2 (1.92%) Java
2 2 (1.92%) C
3 1 (0.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 26 (25.00%) ISEB
2 19 (18.27%) Degree
3 17 (16.35%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.88%) CISSP
6 2 (1.92%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.96%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (22.12%) QA
2 3 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.88%) Splunk
2 3 (2.88%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.96%) HP