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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 167 190 153
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -37
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 71 21 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.14% 0.41% 1.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 0.51% 1.52%
Number of salaries quoted 50 20 50
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% -3.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,050 £50,100
UK excluding London average salary £47,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -
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
5047 4153 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.15% 81.62% 75.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4125 3572 3805
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 +23 38 £39,000 +7.58% 4
Wiltshire +12 11 £45,000 +22.86%
Dorset +2 8 £22,500 -55.00% 1
Somerset -12 5 £29,000 -27.50%
Gloucestershire -2 4 £42,500 +30.76% 1
Devon - 3 £26,000 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) Automated Testing
3 43 (35.25%) Software Testing
3 43 (35.25%) Selenium
4 41 (33.61%) QA
5 36 (29.51%) Mentoring
6 32 (26.23%) Test Management
6 32 (26.23%) Scrum
7 29 (23.77%) Test Automation
8 27 (22.13%) WebDriver
8 27 (22.13%) Degree
9 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
10 22 (18.03%) Waterfall
10 22 (18.03%) Test Planning
11 19 (15.57%) Validation
11 19 (15.57%) ISEB
11 19 (15.57%) Open Source
12 18 (14.75%) Finance
13 16 (13.11%) V-Model
14 14 (11.48%) SQL
15 13 (10.66%) Ruby
15 13 (10.66%) Coaching
16 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
17 11 (9.02%) C#
17 11 (9.02%) JUnit
17 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
18 10 (8.20%) TestNG
18 10 (8.20%) UML
18 10 (8.20%) Data Security
19 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (2.46%) SAS
2 2 (1.64%) CMS
3 1 (0.82%) Mule
3 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) 3GPP
1 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
1 1 (0.82%) 3G
1 1 (0.82%) LTE
1 1 (0.82%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
1 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 43 (35.25%) Selenium
2 27 (22.13%) WebDriver
3 11 (9.02%) JUnit
4 10 (8.20%) TestNG
5 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.56%) WATIR
6 6 (4.92%) FitNesse
6 6 (4.92%) JMeter
6 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.92%) Ranorex
7 4 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
8 3 (2.46%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.64%) Maven
10 1 (0.82%) JIRA
10 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (14.75%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Legal
2 6 (4.92%) Retail
3 4 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (26.23%) Analyst
2 31 (25.41%) Tester
3 22 (18.03%) Senior Tester
4 18 (14.75%) Test Analyst
5 16 (13.11%) Test Manager
6 14 (11.48%) Software Tester
7 12 (9.84%) Test Engineer
7 12 (9.84%) Senior Software Tester
8 11 (9.02%) Automation Tester
8 11 (9.02%) Test Leader
9 10 (8.20%) Team Leader
9 10 (8.20%) Test Team Leader
10 9 (7.38%) Senior Automation Tester
11 8 (6.56%) Senior Test Engineer
11 8 (6.56%) QA Engineer
11 8 (6.56%) Business Analyst
11 8 (6.56%) Quality Engineer
12 7 (5.74%) QA Tester
13 6 (4.92%) QA Analyst
14 5 (4.10%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.56%) Gherkin
2 7 (5.74%) .NET
3 5 (4.10%) HTML
3 5 (4.10%) Silverlight
3 5 (4.10%) HTML5
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.82%) JMS
4 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (15.57%) Open Source
2 8 (6.56%) Blog
3 7 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.82%) Handset
6 1 (0.82%) VHDL
6 1 (0.82%) Verilog
6 1 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (0.82%) CPLD
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (4.92%) UNIX
2 5 (4.10%) Linux
3 2 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (68.85%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (36.07%) Automated Testing
3 43 (35.25%) Software Testing
4 36 (29.51%) Mentoring
5 32 (26.23%) Test Management
5 32 (26.23%) Scrum
6 29 (23.77%) Test Automation
7 26 (21.31%) Test Scripting
8 22 (18.03%) Test Planning
8 22 (18.03%) Waterfall
9 19 (15.57%) Validation
10 16 (13.11%) V-Model
11 13 (10.66%) Coaching
12 11 (9.02%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (8.20%) UML
13 10 (8.20%) Data Security
14 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
14 9 (7.38%) ERP
14 9 (7.38%) Line Management
14 9 (7.38%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.48%) SQL
2 13 (10.66%) Ruby
3 11 (9.02%) C#
4 6 (4.92%) Perl
5 5 (4.10%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.10%) Python
5 5 (4.10%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.64%) VBA
6 2 (1.64%) C
6 2 (1.64%) Java
7 1 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.82%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Degree
2 19 (15.57%) ISEB
3 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.64%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (33.61%) QA
2 2 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.64%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (5.74%) Telerik
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 4 (3.28%) Oracle
4 3 (2.46%) Business Objects
5 2 (1.64%) VMware
6 1 (0.82%) Teradata
6 1 (0.82%) SAP
6 1 (0.82%) EMC
6 1 (0.82%) Informatica
6 1 (0.82%) Epicor
6 1 (0.82%) JD Edwards
6 1 (0.82%) Sage
6 1 (0.82%) Twitter
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