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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
England / South West
Rank 216 234 187
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -47
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 26 23 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.40% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.44% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22 22 52
Median salary £42,500 £36,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.24% -19.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,373 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £51,350 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -

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
4510 5182 5229
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 89.70% 89.33% 87.82%
Number of salaries quoted 3679 4253 4383
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £29,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Somerset 0 8 £51,000 +82.14%
Gloucestershire -5 8 £42,500 +36.00% 2
Bristol -12 4 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Wiltshire +19 3 £40,000 -15.44% 3
Devon +4 3 £28,591 -12.02%
Dorset +32 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (52.27%) ISTQB
3 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 20 (45.45%) BDD
5 18 (40.91%) Java
6 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
7 15 (34.09%) Selenium
7 15 (34.09%) Test Management
7 15 (34.09%) SQL
7 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
8 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
9 13 (29.55%) Manual Testing
9 13 (29.55%) QA
10 12 (27.27%) ISEB
11 11 (25.00%) Degree
11 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
12 10 (22.73%) JIRA
12 10 (22.73%) Scrum
12 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
12 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
13 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 9 (20.45%) TDD
13 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
14 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
14 8 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
14 8 (18.18%) Finance

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:

Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (13.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.91%) SSH
2 2 (4.55%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) NoSQL
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (34.09%) Selenium
2 11 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 10 (22.73%) Jenkins
3 10 (22.73%) JIRA
4 8 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (15.91%) Bitbucket
5 7 (15.91%) Git (software)
5 7 (15.91%) Vagrant
5 7 (15.91%) Zephyr
6 6 (13.64%) Maven
6 6 (13.64%) Spock
7 4 (9.09%) HP UFT
8 3 (6.82%) Appium
9 2 (4.55%) Calabash
9 2 (4.55%) Gatling
9 2 (4.55%) The Grinder
9 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
9 2 (4.55%) WATIR
9 2 (4.55%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 6 (13.64%) Electronics
2 6 (13.64%) Manufacturing
2 6 (13.64%) Marketing
2 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Test Analyst
2 9 (20.45%) Tester
3 8 (18.18%) Test Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Test Manager
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Software Test Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Test Engineer
5 6 (13.64%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) Automation Tester
7 4 (9.09%) Automation Test Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Test Specialist
8 3 (6.82%) Business Test Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Test Leader
9 2 (4.55%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Financial Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Lead Test Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Lead Tester
9 2 (4.55%) QA Tester
9 2 (4.55%) Service Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) REST
1 7 (15.91%) SOAP
1 7 (15.91%) Web Services
1 7 (15.91%) XML
2 6 (13.64%) Gherkin
3 3 (6.82%) .NET
4 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (6.82%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.27%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.91%) Linux
2 2 (4.55%) VMS
3 1 (2.27%) Android
3 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 20 (45.45%) BDD
4 16 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Automated Testing
5 15 (34.09%) Test Management
6 14 (31.82%) Test Scripting
7 13 (29.55%) Manual Testing
8 10 (22.73%) Defect Management
8 10 (22.73%) Scrum
9 9 (20.45%) Non-Functional Testing
9 9 (20.45%) TDD
10 8 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Automation Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Data Transformation
11 7 (15.91%) Functional Testing
11 7 (15.91%) Kanban
12 6 (13.64%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.91%) Java
2 15 (34.09%) SQL
3 8 (18.18%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.91%) Ruby
5 6 (13.64%) Python
5 6 (13.64%) XPath
6 2 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (52.27%) ISTQB
2 12 (27.27%) ISEB
3 11 (25.00%) Degree
4 9 (20.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (29.55%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) SDET
System Software
1 7 (15.91%) Docker
2 2 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (15.91%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (6.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) HP
3 6 (13.64%) SAP
4 2 (4.55%) Atlassian
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