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 26 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 201 222 167
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -55
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 33 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.61% 0.56% 1.07%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.65% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 49
Median salary £43,750 £45,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% +16.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £32,200 £35,800
10% offered a salary of more than £61,250 £56,900 £50,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +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
4665 5070 5184
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 86.65% 85.96% 85.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3892 4277 4233
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -1 11 £48,750 +30.00% 2
Bristol +20 6 £36,750 -26.50% 1
Dorset - 6 £43,750 - 1
Wiltshire +5 4 £43,750 +34.61% 2
Somerset -8 4 £55,000 -7.17%
Devon - 1 £42,500 -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (40.98%) ISEB
3 22 (36.07%) Finance
4 21 (34.43%) QA
5 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
6 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
7 15 (24.59%) Scrum
7 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
7 15 (24.59%) SDLC
8 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
8 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
9 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Degree
9 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (19.67%) Test Management
10 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
10 11 (18.03%) BDD
10 11 (18.03%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (16.39%) Workflow
11 10 (16.39%) Java
11 10 (16.39%) SQL
11 10 (16.39%) SOAP
12 9 (14.75%) Client/Server
12 9 (14.75%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
12 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
13 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
13 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
13 8 (13.11%) Mentoring

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 3 (4.92%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.92%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.64%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.28%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.64%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) SSH
2 3 (4.92%) DNS
2 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 3 (4.92%) Intranet
2 3 (4.92%) Skype
3 1 (1.64%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) Big Data
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (14.75%) Cucumber
2 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 8 (13.11%) JIRA
3 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 7 (11.48%) Selenium
3 7 (11.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (8.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (8.20%) Maven
4 5 (8.20%) Zephyr
5 4 (6.56%) WebDriver
6 3 (4.92%) ClearCase
6 3 (4.92%) HP UFT
6 3 (4.92%) JMeter
6 3 (4.92%) LoadRunner
6 3 (4.92%) SoapUI
7 2 (3.28%) Bugzilla
7 2 (3.28%) Hudson
7 2 (3.28%) TeamCity
7 2 (3.28%) TestLink
7 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (36.07%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.48%) Marketing
4 6 (9.84%) Banking
4 6 (9.84%) Electronics
5 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (8.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Automotive
6 1 (1.64%) Legal
6 1 (1.64%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (29.51%) Analyst
2 12 (19.67%) Test Analyst
3 9 (14.75%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.75%) Test Manager
4 7 (11.48%) Test Leader
5 6 (9.84%) Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Software Architect
5 6 (9.84%) Test Architect
6 5 (8.20%) Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) QA Leader
6 5 (8.20%) Test Automation Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Business IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Developer in Test
7 4 (6.56%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) IT Business Analyst
7 4 (6.56%) Java Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Managing Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) SOAP
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
3 7 (11.48%) REST
4 5 (8.20%) Gherkin
5 2 (3.28%) HTML
5 2 (3.28%) HTML5
6 1 (1.64%) .NET
6 1 (1.64%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.64%) CSS
6 1 (1.64%) Drools
6 1 (1.64%) Sass
6 1 (1.64%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Client/Server
2 3 (4.92%) Mobile Computing
3 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Handset
4 1 (1.64%) Blog
4 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.84%) Android
2 5 (8.20%) Linux
3 3 (4.92%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.92%) Windows
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
3 3 (4.92%) Windows 8
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (59.02%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (29.51%) Test Automation
3 15 (24.59%) Scrum
3 15 (24.59%) SDLC
3 15 (24.59%) Test Scripting
4 12 (19.67%) Automated Testing
4 12 (19.67%) Test Management
4 12 (19.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (18.03%) BDD
5 11 (18.03%) Manual Testing
5 11 (18.03%) Non-Functional Testing
6 10 (16.39%) Workflow
7 9 (14.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (14.75%) Defect Management
8 8 (13.11%) Mentoring
8 8 (13.11%) Project Management
8 8 (13.11%) Release Management
8 8 (13.11%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (13.11%) Waterfall
9 7 (11.48%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) Java
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Ruby
3 2 (3.28%) PHP
3 2 (3.28%) PL/SQL
3 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.64%) C
4 1 (1.64%) C#
4 1 (1.64%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (40.98%) ISEB
2 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
3 12 (19.67%) Degree
4 9 (14.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared
5 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (1.64%) CISSP
7 1 (1.64%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
2 3 (4.92%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (4.92%) Hyper-V
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
1 3 (4.92%) VMware ESX
1 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (4.92%) AirWatch
1 3 (4.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (4.92%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) CA Service Virtualization
2 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (22.95%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.11%) SAP
3 7 (11.48%) HP
4 3 (4.92%) Altiris
4 3 (4.92%) Citrix
4 3 (4.92%) Veritas
4 3 (4.92%) VMware
5 2 (3.28%) Oracle
6 1 (1.64%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.64%) Intel Security
6 1 (1.64%) Splunk
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Talent International
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Excellent Flexible Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: From £40,000 to £65,000 per annum
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Gloucestershire
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum
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South West
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Posted: 6 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
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