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 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 210 169 200
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 66 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.58% 1.07% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.29% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 24 49 21
Average salary £41,500 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.41% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,150 £32,161 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £50,300 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
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
4920 5101 4236
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.10% 82.75% 81.27%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4167 3641
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,800 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +9 15 £37,500 +4.16% 1
Bristol -48 7 £45,000 +16.88% 1
Wiltshire -7 6 £32,500 -27.77% 1
Cornwall - 3 £55,500 -
Somerset +11 2 £62,500 +61.29% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 27 (31.76%) ISEB
2 27 (31.76%) Test Management
3 26 (30.59%) Test Planning
4 25 (29.41%) Coaching
5 23 (27.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
6 22 (25.88%) Regression Testing
6 22 (25.88%) QA
6 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
7 21 (24.71%) SQL
8 20 (23.53%) Performance Testing
8 20 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (21.18%) Non-Functional Testing
10 17 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (18.82%) Degree
12 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
12 15 (17.65%) Validation
13 13 (15.29%) XML
14 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
15 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
15 11 (12.94%) Automated Testing
15 11 (12.94%) Scrum
16 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (11.76%) Project Management
16 10 (11.76%) Mentoring
17 9 (10.59%) System Testing
18 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
18 8 (9.41%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (3.53%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.18%) LAN
1 1 (1.18%) VoIP
1 1 (1.18%) WAN
1 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.71%) Big Data
1 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (8.24%) JIRA
2 4 (4.71%) Selenium
2 4 (4.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (4.71%) JUnit
2 4 (4.71%) JMeter
3 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.53%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (2.35%) TestPartner
General
1 35 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (7.06%) Retail
3 4 (4.71%) Law
4 3 (3.53%) Billing
5 2 (2.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.18%) Legal
6 1 (1.18%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 38 (44.71%) Test Manager
2 23 (27.06%) Analyst
3 20 (23.53%) Test Analyst
4 13 (15.29%) Test Engineer
5 8 (9.41%) Senior Test Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Test Leader
7 5 (5.88%) Consultant
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Manager
8 4 (4.71%) QA Manager
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Senior Test Manager
8 4 (4.71%) QA Test Manager
9 3 (3.53%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (3.53%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.53%) Business Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) Principle Engineer
10 2 (2.35%) Business Manager
10 2 (2.35%) IT Business Analyst
10 2 (2.35%) AWS Consultant
11 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.29%) XML
2 8 (9.41%) .NET
3 7 (8.24%) Web Services
4 3 (3.53%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.18%) Apache Flex
5 1 (1.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 20 (23.53%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.53%) GIS
3 3 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.06%) Windows
1 6 (7.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) Test Management
2 26 (30.59%) Test Planning
3 25 (29.41%) Coaching
4 23 (27.06%) User Acceptance Testing
5 22 (25.88%) Agile Software Development
5 22 (25.88%) Regression Testing
5 22 (25.88%) Test Scripting
6 20 (23.53%) Performance Testing
7 18 (21.18%) Non-Functional Testing
8 17 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 15 (17.65%) Validation
9 15 (17.65%) Software Testing
10 11 (12.94%) Automated Testing
10 11 (12.94%) Scrum
11 10 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (11.76%) Project Management
11 10 (11.76%) Mentoring
12 9 (10.59%) System Testing
13 8 (9.41%) Test Automation
13 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 21 (24.71%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) C
3 2 (2.35%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (31.76%) ISEB
2 23 (27.06%) ISTQB
3 16 (18.82%) Degree
4 12 (14.12%) Security Cleared
5 11 (12.94%) DV Cleared
6 7 (8.24%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 6 (7.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.53%) CISSP
9 2 (2.35%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (1.18%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.18%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.88%) QA
2 3 (3.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 8 (9.41%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.53%) HP
2 3 (3.53%) Splunk
2 3 (3.53%) ArcSight
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Horizon Nuclear Power Services Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Talent International
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
University of the West of England
Salary: From £42,067 to £47,328 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Chippenham
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago