Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 149 121
Rank change year-on-year +23 -28 -51
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 82 32 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.15% 1.00% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 1.09% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 68 30 55
Bristol median annual salary £40,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +23.08% -1.52% -12.00%
10th Percentile £28,025 £24,875 £21,750
90th Percentile £56,625 £44,000 £47,500
South West median annual salary £39,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +21.54% -7.14% -

Software Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3510 2926 3418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.98% 91.12% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2891 2468 2949
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £70,000 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Software Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing in Bristol.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Bristol

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Software Testing in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT jobs citing Software Testing 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 62 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (67.07%) Test Automation
3 49 (59.76%) ISTQB
4 43 (52.44%) Selenium
5 40 (48.78%) QA
6 34 (41.46%) Degree
7 31 (37.80%) SQL
8 30 (36.59%) ISEB
9 27 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (31.71%) SDLC
11 25 (30.49%) Manual Testing
12 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
12 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (25.61%) C#
14 20 (24.39%) Test Management
14 20 (24.39%) Waterfall
15 19 (23.17%) SpecFlow
16 18 (21.95%) Marketing
17 16 (19.51%) TDD
17 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
18 15 (18.29%) Gherkin
18 15 (18.29%) Jasmine
18 15 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
18 15 (18.29%) DevOps
18 15 (18.29%) Protractor
19 14 (17.07%) .NET
19 14 (17.07%) Windows
19 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
20 13 (15.85%) SaaS
20 13 (15.85%) PaaS

Software Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.22%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
1 13 (15.85%) IaaS
1 13 (15.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (15.85%) PaaS
1 13 (15.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.41%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (52.44%) Selenium
2 23 (28.05%) Cucumber
3 19 (23.17%) SpecFlow
4 15 (18.29%) Jasmine
4 15 (18.29%) Protractor
5 14 (17.07%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (15.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 13 (15.85%) Jenkins
7 11 (13.41%) Git (software)
7 11 (13.41%) Mercurial
8 10 (12.20%) Capybara
8 10 (12.20%) WATIR
8 10 (12.20%) WebDriver
9 8 (9.76%) HP UFT
10 5 (6.10%) eggPlant
10 5 (6.10%) MSTest
10 5 (6.10%) Ranorex
11 3 (3.66%) JUnit
12 2 (2.44%) JIRA
12 2 (2.44%) TestNG
General
1 18 (21.95%) Marketing
2 12 (14.63%) Electronics
2 12 (14.63%) Telecoms
3 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 11 (13.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.66%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (37.80%) Tester
2 24 (29.27%) Analyst
3 22 (26.83%) Test Analyst
4 19 (23.17%) Test Engineer
5 16 (19.51%) Software Tester
6 11 (13.41%) Automation Tester
7 8 (9.76%) Agile Tester
7 8 (9.76%) QA Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) QA Test Engineer
7 8 (9.76%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 8 (9.76%) Selenium Tester
7 8 (9.76%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.10%) Automation Test Lead
9 4 (4.88%) Software Analyst
9 4 (4.88%) Test Automation Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Test Engineer
10 3 (3.66%) Senior Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Software Test Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Senior QA Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) Gherkin
2 14 (17.07%) .NET
3 13 (15.85%) AngularJS
3 13 (15.85%) React
4 11 (13.41%) JSON
4 11 (13.41%) REST
5 10 (12.20%) Behat
6 6 (7.32%) XML
7 3 (3.66%) RESTful
7 3 (3.66%) Web Services
8 2 (2.44%) CSS
8 2 (2.44%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (32.93%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.63%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.10%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Fintech
4 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.07%) Windows
2 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.22%) Linux
3 1 (1.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (75.61%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (67.07%) Test Automation
3 26 (31.71%) SDLC
4 25 (30.49%) Manual Testing
5 23 (28.05%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (24.39%) Test Management
6 20 (24.39%) Waterfall
7 16 (19.51%) Stakeholder Management
7 16 (19.51%) TDD
8 15 (18.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 15 (18.29%) DevOps
9 13 (15.85%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (15.85%) Defect Management
9 13 (15.85%) OO
10 12 (14.63%) User Acceptance Testing
11 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (13.41%) Digital Marketing
11 11 (13.41%) Programme Management
11 11 (13.41%) Test Strategy
12 10 (12.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (37.80%) SQL
2 21 (25.61%) C#
3 13 (15.85%) Ruby
4 11 (13.41%) T-SQL
5 5 (6.10%) Java
6 4 (4.88%) C++
7 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.44%) C
8 2 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) Ada
Qualifications
1 49 (59.76%) ISTQB
2 34 (41.46%) Degree
3 30 (36.59%) ISEB
4 12 (14.63%) Computer Science Degree
4 12 (14.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
6 3 (3.66%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.44%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (1.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (48.78%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.44%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.22%) MISRA
4 1 (1.22%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.41%) SAP
3 8 (9.76%) Cognizant
3 8 (9.76%) HP
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle
5 1 (1.22%) IBM