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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 208 208 173
Rank change year-on-year
0 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 40 36 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.70% 0.61% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.80% 0.70% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 31 23 49
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,591 £33,300 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £66,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £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
4991 5141 5179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.72% 87.31% 84.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4180 4326 4261
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,150 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £61,000
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 27 September 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 27 September 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 -5 11 £40,000 -40.74% 1
Wiltshire +5 8 £53,223 +20.75%
Bristol -10 7 £36,000 -15.29% 2
Devon - 5 £28,591 -
Dorset - 5 £25,000 -
Somerset -4 3 £56,250 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 27 (40.91%) ISEB
3 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
4 22 (33.33%) Test Management
4 22 (33.33%) SDLC
4 22 (33.33%) QA
5 21 (31.82%) Finance
6 19 (28.79%) SQL
7 18 (27.27%) Scrum
7 18 (27.27%) Waterfall
8 17 (25.76%) BDD
8 17 (25.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
9 16 (24.24%) Degree
9 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
10 14 (21.21%) Regression Testing
10 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
11 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
12 11 (16.67%) JIRA
12 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
12 11 (16.67%) Java
12 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
12 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 11 (16.67%) Manual Testing
12 11 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
13 10 (15.15%) SOAP
13 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
13 10 (15.15%) Workflow

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 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.03%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.52%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.09%) SSH
2 4 (6.06%) DNS
2 4 (6.06%) Internet
2 4 (6.06%) Intranet
2 4 (6.06%) Skype
3 1 (1.52%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) Big Data
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 11 (16.67%) JIRA
2 10 (15.15%) Git (software)
3 9 (13.64%) Cucumber
3 9 (13.64%) Selenium
3 9 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.09%) Zephyr
5 5 (7.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.58%) Hudson
5 5 (7.58%) Maven
5 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
6 4 (6.06%) Bugzilla
6 4 (6.06%) Capybara
6 4 (6.06%) ClearCase
6 4 (6.06%) HP UFT
6 4 (6.06%) TestLink
6 4 (6.06%) WebDriver
7 3 (4.55%) SoapUI
7 3 (4.55%) Spock
8 2 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (31.82%) Finance
2 12 (18.18%) Telecoms
3 8 (12.12%) Banking
4 7 (10.61%) Marketing
5 6 (9.09%) Retail
6 5 (7.58%) Back Office
6 5 (7.58%) Electronics
6 5 (7.58%) Manufacturing
7 2 (3.03%) Private Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Automotive
8 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (28.79%) Analyst
2 14 (21.21%) Test Analyst
3 13 (19.70%) Test Manager
4 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 7 (10.61%) Developer
6 6 (9.09%) QA Leader
6 6 (9.09%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.58%) Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Developer in Test
7 5 (7.58%) Software Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Test Architect
8 4 (6.06%) Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Business IT Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Integration Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Integration Test Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) IT Business Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Senior Test Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Test Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Software Tester
8 4 (6.06%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) SOAP
2 9 (13.64%) Web Services
3 8 (12.12%) REST
4 5 (7.58%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.03%) HTML
5 2 (3.03%) HTML5
5 2 (3.03%) XML
6 1 (1.52%) .NET
6 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.52%) CSS
6 1 (1.52%) Drools
6 1 (1.52%) Sass
6 1 (1.52%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 8 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.58%) Mobile App
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science
4 4 (6.06%) Handset
4 4 (6.06%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.52%) Blog
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.09%) Linux
2 5 (7.58%) Android
3 4 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 4 (6.06%) Windows
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 7
3 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (75.76%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (34.85%) Test Automation
3 22 (33.33%) SDLC
3 22 (33.33%) Test Management
4 18 (27.27%) Scrum
4 18 (27.27%) Waterfall
5 17 (25.76%) BDD
6 16 (24.24%) Test Scripting
7 14 (21.21%) Defect Management
7 14 (21.21%) Regression Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Automated Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Manual Testing
8 11 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
8 11 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (15.15%) Software Testing
9 10 (15.15%) TDD
9 10 (15.15%) Workflow
10 9 (13.64%) Functional Testing
11 8 (12.12%) Project Management
11 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (28.79%) SQL
2 11 (16.67%) Java
3 5 (7.58%) Ruby
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) C#
5 3 (4.55%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) PHP
6 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (40.91%) ISEB
1 27 (40.91%) ISTQB
2 17 (25.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 16 (24.24%) Degree
4 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.03%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 14001
2 2 (3.03%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.03%) SLA
3 1 (1.52%) SDET
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Hyper-V
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
1 4 (6.06%) VMware ESX
1 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) AirWatch
1 4 (6.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 3 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.12%) HP
2 8 (12.12%) SAP
3 4 (6.06%) Altiris
3 4 (6.06%) Citrix
3 4 (6.06%) Veritas
3 4 (6.06%) VMware
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle
Gloucestershire
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