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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Strategy
Rank 202 178 198
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 37 58 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.95% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 1.15% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 28 45 13
Average salary £42,750 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.03% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,350 £33,900 £23,400
10% offered a salary of more than £58,250 £50,000 £52,900
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +4.65%
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
4982 5036 4206
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 83.10% 82.60% 80.62%
Number of salaries quoted 4154 4082 3701
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 3 July 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 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 16 £35,000 +4.78% 3
Somerset +16 5 £53,000 +17.77%
Wiltshire -7 5 £32,500 -36.89% 3
Bristol -55 5 £55,000 +42.85%
Devon -12 2 - -
Cornwall - 2 £55,500 - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (29.59%) QA
4 28 (28.57%) Test Management
5 27 (27.55%) ISEB
6 26 (26.53%) SQL
6 26 (26.53%) Performance Testing
6 26 (26.53%) Coaching
7 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
8 23 (23.47%) User Acceptance Testing
8 23 (23.47%) ISTQB
9 21 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
10 20 (20.41%) Test Planning
11 19 (19.39%) Software Testing
11 19 (19.39%) Degree
12 18 (18.37%) Regression Testing
12 18 (18.37%) XML
13 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
13 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
14 13 (13.27%) Software Delivery
14 13 (13.27%) Project Management
14 13 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
15 12 (12.24%) Scrum
15 12 (12.24%) Validation
15 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
16 10 (10.20%) .NET
16 10 (10.20%) Waterfall
17 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
18 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (3.06%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.02%) LAN
1 1 (1.02%) VoIP
1 1 (1.02%) WAN
1 1 (1.02%) Internet
1 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) Relational Database
2 4 (4.08%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.02%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (5.10%) JIRA
3 3 (3.06%) Selenium
3 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.04%) TestDirector
4 2 (2.04%) JMeter
4 2 (2.04%) TestPartner
4 2 (2.04%) JUnit
4 2 (2.04%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.02%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (40.82%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Retail
3 7 (7.14%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Law
5 3 (3.06%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Billing
5 3 (3.06%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (43.88%) Test Manager
2 29 (29.59%) Analyst
3 25 (25.51%) Test Analyst
4 11 (11.22%) Test Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Test Leader
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Test Engineer
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Test Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Business Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Manager
7 4 (4.08%) QA Manager
7 4 (4.08%) Senior Analyst
7 4 (4.08%) QA Test Manager
8 3 (3.06%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) Consultant
8 3 (3.06%) IT Business Analyst
8 3 (3.06%) Change Manager
9 2 (2.04%) Test Team Leader
9 2 (2.04%) Senior Test Analyst
9 2 (2.04%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.37%) XML
2 10 (10.20%) .NET
3 3 (3.06%) Apache Flex
4 2 (2.04%) Web Services
4 2 (2.04%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.12%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
4 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.04%) GIS
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
5 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 5 (5.10%) Windows
1 5 (5.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (33.67%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (28.57%) Test Management
3 26 (26.53%) Coaching
3 26 (26.53%) Performance Testing
4 24 (24.49%) Test Scripting
5 23 (23.47%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
7 20 (20.41%) Test Planning
8 19 (19.39%) Software Testing
9 18 (18.37%) Regression Testing
10 14 (14.29%) Automated Testing
10 14 (14.29%) Mentoring
11 13 (13.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 13 (13.27%) Project Management
11 13 (13.27%) Software Delivery
12 12 (12.24%) Scrum
12 12 (12.24%) Validation
13 10 (10.20%) Waterfall
14 9 (9.18%) PRINCE2
15 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) SQL
2 4 (4.08%) C
3 2 (2.04%) C#
3 2 (2.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 27 (27.55%) ISEB
2 23 (23.47%) ISTQB
3 19 (19.39%) Degree
4 8 (8.16%) DV Cleared
4 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 7 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (6.12%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (3.06%) CISSP
8 2 (2.04%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (1.02%) IIBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (29.59%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.06%) Splunk
2 3 (3.06%) ArcSight
3 2 (2.04%) HP
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 - 60,000 plus excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
Nationwide
Salary: £48861 - £62434 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 to 38,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 25,000 to 32,000
Posted: 6 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + pension, bonus, flexi working
Posted: 25 days ago