The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth with a requirement for Test Strategy skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
Dorset / Bournemouth
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 64 74
Rank change year-on-year +34 +10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 4 5 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bournemouth 2.65% 1.15% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.25% 0.24%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Median salary £26,500 £40,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.75% -30.43%  
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bournemouth
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 131 400 417
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bournemouth 86.75% 92.17% 90.65%
Number of salaries quoted 111 255 343
Median salary £42,500 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.67% +3.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bournemouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bournemouth citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bournemouth

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bournemouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bournemouth.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Bournemouth

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bournemouth

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bournemouth over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bournemouth

Test Strategy
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Bournemouth region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 7 (87.50%) QA
2 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Xen
3 3 (37.50%) SCCM
3 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
3 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (37.50%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Selenium
5 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
5 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 1 (12.50%) Cognizant
5 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
5 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 1 (12.50%) SQL Server

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bournemouth 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Selenium
2 1 (12.50%) HP UFT
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 3 (37.50%) Team Leader
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Software Test Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Automation Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate
3 1 (12.50%) Graduate Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Test
3 1 (12.50%) Head of Testing
3 1 (12.50%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Lead Tester
3 1 (12.50%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (37.50%) Automation Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 3 (37.50%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
4 1 (12.50%) Analytics
4 1 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (12.50%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
1 1 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (87.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Machines
1 3 (37.50%) Virtual Servers
1 3 (37.50%) VMware ESX
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Xen
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
1 3 (37.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Cognizant