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

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 184 182 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 51 40 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 0.69% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 0.84% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 37 38 10
Average salary £44,000 £38,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £28,800 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,600 £46,350 £42,750
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -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
5005 4741 4242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.32% 81.87% 78.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 3934 3720
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 4 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 4 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
Bristol -13 18 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Gloucestershire -7 15 £33,000 +32.00%
Somerset +18 6 £53,000 -
Wiltshire +8 6 £57,500 +91.66%
Devon - 3 - -
Dorset -11 2 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 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 55 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (42.61%) Finance
3 48 (41.74%) Test Management
4 39 (33.91%) Software Testing
5 37 (32.17%) Test Planning
6 32 (27.83%) Waterfall
7 31 (26.96%) Validation
8 29 (25.22%) V-Model
9 27 (23.48%) SQL
10 26 (22.61%) Performance Testing
10 26 (22.61%) Coaching
11 25 (21.74%) ISEB
12 24 (20.87%) Test Scripting
12 24 (20.87%) Mentoring
13 23 (20.00%) Selenium
14 22 (19.13%) QA
15 20 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
16 19 (16.52%) Degree
16 19 (16.52%) XML
17 16 (13.91%) ISTQB
18 14 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
19 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
19 13 (11.30%) Software Delivery
20 12 (10.43%) WebDriver
21 11 (9.57%) JUnit
21 11 (9.57%) Open Source
21 11 (9.57%) TestNG
21 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
22 10 (8.70%) Project Management
23 9 (7.83%) Scrum

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

For the 6 months to 4 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 (2.61%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.87%) Unified Communications
1 1 (0.87%) LAN
1 1 (0.87%) VoIP
1 1 (0.87%) WAN
1 1 (0.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.61%) Big Data
2 2 (1.74%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 23 (20.00%) Selenium
2 12 (10.43%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.57%) JUnit
3 11 (9.57%) TestNG
4 5 (4.35%) JIRA
5 2 (1.74%) TestPartner
5 2 (1.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.87%) LoadRunner
General
1 49 (42.61%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Banking
3 6 (5.22%) Retail
4 4 (3.48%) Law
5 3 (2.61%) General Ledger
5 3 (2.61%) Legal
5 3 (2.61%) Billing
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (31.30%) Test Manager
2 34 (29.57%) Analyst
3 31 (26.96%) Test Analyst
4 17 (14.78%) Test Engineer
4 17 (14.78%) Test Leader
5 16 (13.91%) Senior Test Engineer
6 12 (10.43%) Team Leader
6 12 (10.43%) Test Team Leader
7 3 (2.61%) IT Business Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) Lead Test Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) Security Consultant
7 3 (2.61%) Business Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (2.61%) Change Manager
7 3 (2.61%) Consultant
7 3 (2.61%) Business Analyst
8 2 (1.74%) Project Manager
8 2 (1.74%) Senior Test Analyst
9 1 (0.87%) QA Leader
9 1 (0.87%) Test Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.52%) XML
2 5 (4.35%) .NET
3 3 (2.61%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) Open Source
2 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.61%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.87%) NHS
5 1 (0.87%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (41.74%) Test Management
3 39 (33.91%) Software Testing
4 37 (32.17%) Test Planning
5 32 (27.83%) Waterfall
6 31 (26.96%) Validation
7 29 (25.22%) V-Model
8 26 (22.61%) Performance Testing
8 26 (22.61%) Coaching
9 24 (20.87%) Test Scripting
9 24 (20.87%) Mentoring
10 20 (17.39%) Non-Functional Testing
11 14 (12.17%) User Acceptance Testing
12 13 (11.30%) Test Automation
12 13 (11.30%) Software Delivery
13 11 (9.57%) Automated Testing
14 10 (8.70%) Project Management
15 9 (7.83%) Scrum
15 9 (7.83%) Regression Testing
15 9 (7.83%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.48%) SQL
2 2 (1.74%) Java
2 2 (1.74%) C
3 1 (0.87%) C#
Qualifications
1 25 (21.74%) ISEB
2 19 (16.52%) Degree
3 16 (13.91%) ISTQB
4 6 (5.22%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.61%) CISSP
6 2 (1.74%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.87%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) QA
2 3 (2.61%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (4.35%) Microsoft
2 3 (2.61%) Splunk
2 3 (2.61%) ArcSight
3 1 (0.87%) HP