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 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Test Strategy
Rank 148 192 157
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -35
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 75 23 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.23% 0.45% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.56% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 50 22 55
Average salary £37,750 £35,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.85% -1.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,150 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £56,150 £47,350 £50,600
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -4.49%
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
4883 4141 4280
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.23% 80.58% 75.00%
Number of salaries quoted 3948 3539 3773
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 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 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 27 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 +30 41 £38,000 +8.57% 3
Wiltshire +8 12 £45,000 +22.86%
Dorset 0 8 £22,500 -52.63% 1
Somerset -18 5 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Gloucestershire +1 4 £38,750 +19.23% 2
Devon - 3 £26,000 -
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
England

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.52%) Automated Testing
3 46 (37.70%) QA
4 39 (31.97%) Selenium
4 39 (31.97%) Software Testing
5 34 (27.87%) Scrum
6 30 (24.59%) Degree
6 30 (24.59%) Test Automation
7 28 (22.95%) Test Scripting
8 26 (21.31%) Test Management
8 26 (21.31%) WebDriver
9 21 (17.21%) ISEB
10 18 (14.75%) SQL
10 18 (14.75%) Open Source
10 18 (14.75%) Waterfall
11 17 (13.93%) Ruby
12 15 (12.30%) Validation
13 14 (11.48%) Finance
14 13 (10.66%) C#
15 12 (9.84%) UML
15 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
15 12 (9.84%) V-Model
16 11 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
17 10 (8.20%) WATIR
17 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
17 10 (8.20%) Data Security
17 10 (8.20%) Perl
17 10 (8.20%) JUnit
18 9 (7.38%) .NET
18 9 (7.38%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 2 (1.64%) CMS
2 1 (0.82%) Mule
2 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.82%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.82%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.64%) 3G
1 2 (1.64%) LTE
1 2 (1.64%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (0.82%) MVNO
2 1 (0.82%) 4G
2 1 (0.82%) 2G
2 1 (0.82%) GSM
2 1 (0.82%) 3GPP
2 1 (0.82%) UMTS
2 1 (0.82%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) RDBMS
1 8 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.10%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (31.97%) Selenium
2 26 (21.31%) WebDriver
3 10 (8.20%) JUnit
3 10 (8.20%) WATIR
4 9 (7.38%) TestNG
5 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.56%) JMeter
6 6 (4.92%) FitNesse
6 6 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.92%) Ranorex
7 3 (2.46%) Selenium IDE
7 3 (2.46%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.46%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.64%) Maven
8 2 (1.64%) WatiN
9 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.82%) JIRA
9 1 (0.82%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.82%) Toad
General
1 14 (11.48%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Legal
2 6 (4.92%) Retail
3 5 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.82%) Back Office
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (27.87%) Tester
2 33 (27.05%) Analyst
3 22 (18.03%) Senior Tester
4 17 (13.93%) Test Analyst
5 15 (12.30%) Test Manager
5 15 (12.30%) Software Tester
6 12 (9.84%) Test Leader
6 12 (9.84%) Senior Software Tester
7 10 (8.20%) Automation Tester
8 9 (7.38%) Senior Automation Tester
8 9 (7.38%) Test Engineer
8 9 (7.38%) Team Leader
8 9 (7.38%) QA Tester
8 9 (7.38%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (7.38%) Business Analyst
9 8 (6.56%) Quality Engineer
9 8 (6.56%) QA Engineer
10 7 (5.74%) Senior QA Tester
10 7 (5.74%) QA Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.38%) .NET
2 8 (6.56%) Gherkin
3 7 (5.74%) HTML
3 7 (5.74%) Silverlight
3 7 (5.74%) HTML5
4 1 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.82%) JMS
4 1 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.75%) Open Source
2 8 (6.56%) Blog
3 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.64%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.82%) Handset
5 1 (0.82%) VHDL
5 1 (0.82%) Verilog
5 1 (0.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (0.82%) CPLD
5 1 (0.82%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (0.82%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.82%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.56%) Linux
2 6 (4.92%) UNIX
3 4 (3.28%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (44.26%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (38.52%) Automated Testing
3 39 (31.97%) Software Testing
4 34 (27.87%) Scrum
5 30 (24.59%) Test Automation
6 28 (22.95%) Test Scripting
7 26 (21.31%) Test Management
8 18 (14.75%) Waterfall
9 15 (12.30%) Validation
10 12 (9.84%) UML
10 12 (9.84%) V-Model
11 11 (9.02%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (8.20%) Data Security
12 10 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 9 (7.38%) Automation Testing
13 9 (7.38%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (7.38%) E-Commerce
13 9 (7.38%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.56%) ERP
14 8 (6.56%) Benchmarking
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.75%) SQL
2 17 (13.93%) Ruby
3 13 (10.66%) C#
4 10 (8.20%) Perl
5 9 (7.38%) Python
6 7 (5.74%) JavaScript
6 7 (5.74%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.28%) Java
8 3 (2.46%) C
9 2 (1.64%) C++
9 2 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (0.82%) VBA
10 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.82%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 30 (24.59%) Degree
2 21 (17.21%) ISEB
3 12 (9.84%) ISTQB
4 8 (6.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (2.46%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.64%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.82%) PhD
7 1 (0.82%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (37.70%) QA
2 1 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.82%) Basel II
System Software
1 2 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (5.74%) Telerik
2 5 (4.10%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.64%) VMware
4 1 (0.82%) HP
4 1 (0.82%) EMC
4 1 (0.82%) Informatica
4 1 (0.82%) Twitter
4 1 (0.82%) Green Hat
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle
4 1 (0.82%) Business Objects
Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Cornwall
Proteus Europe
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
set2recruit
Salary: £60000 Per Annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £70,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Kainos
Salary: £45,000 - £65,000 per year
Posted: 20 days ago
Bath
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Dorset
Mason Frank
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago