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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 230 176 194
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +18
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 24 67 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.42% 1.12% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 1.29% 0.95%
Number of salaries quoted 20 52 41
Average salary £40,000 £46,500 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.97% +22.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,050 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
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
5019 5189 4618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.53% 86.48% 84.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4157 4360 3903
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 11 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South West region over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(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
Bristol -37 15 £37,500 -27.18%
Dorset +10 4 £45,000 +20.00% 2
Wiltshire 0 3 £47,304 - 2
Gloucestershire -10 2 £27,500 -26.66% 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (44.12%) Finance
3 26 (38.24%) ISTQB
4 21 (30.88%) QA
4 21 (30.88%) ISEB
5 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (20.59%) Test Management
8 13 (19.12%) Banking
9 12 (17.65%) Java
9 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
10 9 (13.24%) Oracle
10 9 (13.24%) HP UFT
10 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
10 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (11.76%) Degree
11 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
11 8 (11.76%) Data Management
11 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
11 8 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 8 (11.76%) C#
11 8 (11.76%) .NET
11 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
12 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
12 7 (10.29%) Change Management
12 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Office
2 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) Internet
2 3 (4.41%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) Big Data
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) HP UFT
2 7 (10.29%) Selenium
2 7 (10.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.35%) LoadRunner
3 5 (7.35%) YourKit
4 3 (4.41%) JIRA
5 2 (2.94%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.47%) SoapUI
6 1 (1.47%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.47%) WinRunner
General
1 30 (44.12%) Finance
2 13 (19.12%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Investment Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Retail
4 3 (4.41%) Advertising
4 3 (4.41%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (27.94%) Analyst
1 19 (27.94%) Test Analyst
2 17 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 13 (19.12%) Tester
4 8 (11.76%) Consultant
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Penetration Tester
5 7 (10.29%) Senior Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Lead Tester
6 6 (8.82%) QA Leader
6 6 (8.82%) QA Tester
6 6 (8.82%) Test Leader
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Developer
7 5 (7.35%) .NET Software Developer
7 5 (7.35%) Business Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) Business Continuity Consultant
7 5 (7.35%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (7.35%) C# Developer
7 5 (7.35%) C# Software Developer
7 5 (7.35%) HR Manager
7 5 (7.35%) Testing Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) .NET
2 6 (8.82%) Middleware
3 5 (7.35%) JMS
3 5 (7.35%) XML
3 5 (7.35%) XML Messaging
4 2 (2.94%) Web Services
5 1 (1.47%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Computer Science
1 8 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.35%) SWIFT
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.41%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.94%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.94%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (7.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (48.53%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.41%) Test Scripting
3 17 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 14 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (20.59%) Test Management
5 12 (17.65%) Waterfall
6 9 (13.24%) Software Testing
6 9 (13.24%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (13.24%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Data Management
7 8 (11.76%) Non-Functional Testing
7 8 (11.76%) Risk Management
8 7 (10.29%) Automated Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Business Continuity
8 7 (10.29%) Change Management
8 7 (10.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Regression Testing
8 7 (10.29%) Software Delivery
9 6 (8.82%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.65%) Java
2 8 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (38.24%) ISTQB
2 21 (30.88%) ISEB
3 8 (11.76%) Degree
4 7 (10.29%) Security Cleared
5 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
6 4 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (30.88%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) CA Service Virtualization
1 5 (7.35%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (7.35%) nmon
1 5 (7.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 9 (13.24%) Oracle
2 5 (7.35%) Dynatrace
2 5 (7.35%) HP
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.47%) Capita
4 1 (1.47%) Informatica
4 1 (1.47%) Teradata
Stroud, Gloucestershire
ISL
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £60000 per annum + pension, health care, 24 days leave
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: From £33,899 to £48,614 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Salary: From £28,013 to £36,842 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago