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 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 210 218 179
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -39
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 29 39 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.76% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 25 28 44
Median salary £56,250 £42,750 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% +11.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £32,350 £36,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £58,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £47,500 £44,250
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +7.34%
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
4552 5147 5308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.37% 85.40% 85.49%
Number of salaries quoted 3812 4288 4327
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £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 30 June 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 30 June 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 13 £60,000 +71.42% 1
Dorset - 5 £85,000 -
Wiltshire +13 3 £43,750 +34.61% 3
Somerset -5 3 £55,000 +3.77% 1
Bristol +22 2 £43,000 -21.81%
Devon 0 2 £36,000 -
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England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (43.40%) ISEB
3 22 (41.51%) Finance
4 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
5 17 (32.08%) QA
6 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
7 14 (26.42%) Telecoms
8 13 (24.53%) Scrum
8 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
9 12 (22.64%) Java
10 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
10 11 (20.75%) Degree
11 10 (18.87%) Test Management
11 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
11 10 (18.87%) BDD
11 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
11 10 (18.87%) SDLC
12 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
12 9 (16.98%) SOAP
13 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
13 8 (15.09%) Workflow
13 8 (15.09%) Release Management
13 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
13 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
13 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
14 7 (13.21%) Coaching
14 7 (13.21%) JIRA
14 7 (13.21%) Marketing

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 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (3.77%) SAP Payroll
3 1 (1.89%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) SSH
2 1 (1.89%) Internet
2 1 (1.89%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.32%) Big Data
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Cucumber
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) JIRA
2 7 (13.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (9.43%) Maven
4 5 (9.43%) Selenium
4 5 (9.43%) Zephyr
5 3 (5.66%) HP UFT
5 3 (5.66%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.66%) WebDriver
6 2 (3.77%) JMeter
6 2 (3.77%) Robot Framework
6 2 (3.77%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.89%) Bugzilla
7 1 (1.89%) Capybara
7 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.89%) TestLink
General
1 22 (41.51%) Finance
2 14 (26.42%) Telecoms
3 7 (13.21%) Marketing
4 6 (11.32%) Electronics
5 5 (9.43%) Manufacturing
6 4 (7.55%) Banking
7 3 (5.66%) Retail
8 2 (3.77%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.89%) Automotive
9 1 (1.89%) Legal
Job Titles
1 17 (32.08%) Analyst
2 13 (24.53%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Test Engineer
4 6 (11.32%) Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Software Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Test Architect
4 6 (11.32%) Test Leader
4 6 (11.32%) Test Manager
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Developer in Test
6 4 (7.55%) Java Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Managing Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) QA Leader
6 4 (7.55%) Test Automation Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Java Developer
7 3 (5.66%) QA Analyst
7 3 (5.66%) Software Tester
7 3 (5.66%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.98%) SOAP
2 6 (11.32%) REST
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
3 5 (9.43%) Gherkin
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
4 2 (3.77%) HTML5
5 1 (1.89%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.89%) CSS
5 1 (1.89%) Drools
5 1 (1.89%) Sass
5 1 (1.89%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.09%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) User Experience
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) Blog
4 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.89%) Handset
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.32%) Android
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (56.60%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (35.85%) Test Automation
3 13 (24.53%) Scrum
4 11 (20.75%) Automated Testing
5 10 (18.87%) BDD
5 10 (18.87%) Non-Functional Testing
5 10 (18.87%) SDLC
5 10 (18.87%) Test Management
5 10 (18.87%) Test Scripting
6 9 (16.98%) Manual Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (15.09%) Performance Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Release Management
7 8 (15.09%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (15.09%) Workflow
8 7 (13.21%) Coaching
8 7 (13.21%) Mentoring
9 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (11.32%) Defect Management
9 6 (11.32%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.64%) Java
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Ruby
4 2 (3.77%) C#
4 2 (3.77%) PHP
4 2 (3.77%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (43.40%) ISEB
2 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
3 11 (20.75%) Degree
4 4 (7.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.77%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (1.89%) CISSP
6 1 (1.89%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) SLA
3 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 2 (3.77%) CA Service Virtualization
1 2 (3.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.21%) HP
2 7 (13.21%) SAP
3 2 (3.77%) Oracle
4 1 (1.89%) ArcSight
4 1 (1.89%) Intel Security
4 1 (1.89%) Splunk
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