The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 166 187 162
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -25
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 65 24 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.46% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.32% 0.58% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 49 21 49
Average salary £39,000 £36,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,161 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,300 £47,500 £43,200
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4916 4131 4264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.17% 79.41% 76.77%
Number of salaries quoted 4008 3543 3769
Average salary £41,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Test Strategy
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +24 39 £38,500 +10.00% 3
Wiltshire +3 8 £45,000 +7.78% 2
Dorset -1 8 £48,000 +1.05% 1
Devon - 4 £26,000 -
Gloucestershire -3 3 £36,000 +10.76%
Somerset -21 2 £38,750 +8.39%
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 45 (42.45%) Automated Testing
2 41 (38.68%) QA
3 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (28.30%) Software Testing
5 29 (27.36%) Degree
6 28 (26.42%) Test Automation
7 24 (22.64%) ISEB
8 22 (20.75%) Selenium
9 21 (19.81%) Scrum
10 19 (17.92%) Test Management
10 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
11 17 (16.04%) SQL
12 14 (13.21%) Finance
12 14 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
12 14 (13.21%) ISTQB
13 12 (11.32%) C#
13 12 (11.32%) Perl
13 12 (11.32%) Waterfall
14 11 (10.38%) WebDriver
14 11 (10.38%) UML
14 11 (10.38%) Python
14 11 (10.38%) Ruby
15 9 (8.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (8.49%) Performance Testing
15 9 (8.49%) Linux
15 9 (8.49%) Validation
15 9 (8.49%) Data Security
15 9 (8.49%) JMeter
15 9 (8.49%) Project Management
16 8 (7.55%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 1 (0.94%) Mule
1 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
1 1 (0.94%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.89%) 3G
1 2 (1.89%) LTE
1 2 (1.89%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.94%) MVNO
2 1 (0.94%) 4G
2 1 (0.94%) GSM
2 1 (0.94%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.94%) UMTS
2 1 (0.94%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (20.75%) Selenium
2 11 (10.38%) WebDriver
3 9 (8.49%) JMeter
4 6 (5.66%) JUnit
4 6 (5.66%) FitNesse
4 6 (5.66%) Ranorex
5 5 (4.72%) TestNG
5 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (2.83%) WatiN
6 3 (2.83%) SoapUI
6 3 (2.83%) WATIR
7 2 (1.89%) Maven
8 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.94%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.94%) Toad
8 1 (0.94%) ClearQuest
8 1 (0.94%) Bugzilla
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 6 (5.66%) Retail
3 5 (4.72%) Legal
3 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.89%) Back Office
4 2 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Banking
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Tester
2 30 (28.30%) Analyst
3 22 (20.75%) Senior Tester
4 16 (15.09%) Test Leader
5 14 (13.21%) Test Manager
5 14 (13.21%) Test Analyst
5 14 (13.21%) Software Tester
6 10 (9.43%) QA Tester
6 10 (9.43%) Senior Software Tester
6 10 (9.43%) Automation Tester
6 10 (9.43%) Senior Automation Tester
7 9 (8.49%) Business Analyst
8 8 (7.55%) Senior QA Tester
9 7 (6.60%) Test Engineer
9 7 (6.60%) QA Analyst
9 7 (6.60%) Software Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Test Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Test Strategy Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Strategy Manager
10 5 (4.72%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.55%) .NET
1 8 (7.55%) HTML
1 8 (7.55%) Silverlight
1 8 (7.55%) HTML5
2 1 (0.94%) Spring
2 1 (0.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Open Source
2 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
3 2 (1.89%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.94%) Physics
4 1 (0.94%) Verilog
4 1 (0.94%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.49%) Linux
2 6 (5.66%) UNIX
3 5 (4.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) Automated Testing
2 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (28.30%) Software Testing
4 28 (26.42%) Test Automation
5 21 (19.81%) Scrum
6 19 (17.92%) Test Management
6 19 (17.92%) Test Scripting
7 14 (13.21%) User Acceptance Testing
8 12 (11.32%) Waterfall
9 11 (10.38%) UML
10 9 (8.49%) Performance Testing
10 9 (8.49%) Validation
10 9 (8.49%) Data Security
10 9 (8.49%) Project Management
11 8 (7.55%) Automation Testing
11 8 (7.55%) System Testing
12 7 (6.60%) Continuous Improvement
12 7 (6.60%) Risk Management
13 6 (5.66%) Business Analysis
13 6 (5.66%) Scalability Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) SQL
2 12 (11.32%) C#
2 12 (11.32%) Perl
3 11 (10.38%) Python
3 11 (10.38%) Ruby
4 8 (7.55%) JavaScript
4 8 (7.55%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.77%) Java
6 3 (2.83%) PHP
7 2 (1.89%) C
7 2 (1.89%) C++
8 1 (0.94%) C-shell
8 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (27.36%) Degree
2 24 (22.64%) ISEB
3 14 (13.21%) ISTQB
4 9 (8.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.94%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.94%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (38.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (5.66%) Telerik
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.89%) HP
3 2 (1.89%) VMware
4 1 (0.94%) Twitter
4 1 (0.94%) Green Hat
4 1 (0.94%) Compuware
4 1 (0.94%) Empirix
4 1 (0.94%) Informatica
4 1 (0.94%) IBM
Dorset
Mason Frank International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bristol, Somerset
Kainos Software
Posted: 2 days ago
South West
Dunnhumby
Posted: 10 days ago
Berkshire Wilts Oxon Newbury Swindon
Questor Resourcing
Salary: To £54k+ car allow' + bonus + bens
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Salary: £1 per annum + Competitive Salary
Posted: 24 days ago