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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 98 87
Rank change year-on-year +11 -11  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 51 18 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 2.75% 1.14% 2.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.05% 1.25% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 37 17 44
Median salary £42,500 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.76% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,800 £29,400 £24,300
10% offered a salary of more than £53,800 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,625 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.78% -2.77%  

Software Testing 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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1673 1435 1732
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.19% 90.88% 89.09%
Number of salaries quoted 1396 1235 1491
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £68,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for Software Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 55 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (52.50%) ISTQB
4 37 (46.25%) SDLC
5 32 (40.00%) Selenium
6 30 (37.50%) Degree
6 30 (37.50%) ISEB
7 27 (33.75%) SQL
8 24 (30.00%) Java
9 23 (28.75%) QA
10 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (26.25%) Waterfall
12 20 (25.00%) C#
13 18 (22.50%) Windows
13 18 (22.50%) Computer Science
14 17 (21.25%) Manual Testing
14 17 (21.25%) Computer Science Degree
15 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
15 16 (20.00%) Test Strategy
15 16 (20.00%) Jasmine
15 16 (20.00%) Protractor
15 16 (20.00%) .NET
16 15 (18.75%) OO
16 15 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (18.75%) Marketing
16 15 (18.75%) SpecFlow
16 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
17 14 (17.50%) Behat
17 14 (17.50%) Capybara
17 14 (17.50%) TDD

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:

Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.25%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 15 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.00%) IaaS
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (10.00%) PaaS
2 8 (10.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.25%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 32 (40.00%) Selenium
2 16 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 16 (20.00%) Jasmine
2 16 (20.00%) Protractor
3 15 (18.75%) SpecFlow
3 15 (18.75%) WebDriver
4 14 (17.50%) Capybara
4 14 (17.50%) WATIR
5 13 (16.25%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (11.25%) HP UFT
7 8 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 8 (10.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (10.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (8.75%) Mercurial
9 6 (7.50%) Rational DOORS
9 6 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
10 5 (6.25%) JIRA
10 5 (6.25%) JUnit
10 5 (6.25%) TestNG
11 3 (3.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (18.75%) Marketing
2 8 (10.00%) Finance
3 7 (8.75%) Manufacturing
4 5 (6.25%) Electronics
4 5 (6.25%) Games
4 5 (6.25%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 24 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 23 (28.75%) Analyst
2 23 (28.75%) Tester
3 18 (22.50%) Test Analyst
4 13 (16.25%) Software Tester
5 10 (12.50%) Automation Tester
5 10 (12.50%) QA Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) QA Test Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Lead Tester
6 8 (10.00%) Test Automation Engineer
7 7 (8.75%) Software Engineer
8 6 (7.50%) Automation Test Lead
8 6 (7.50%) Java Automation Tester
8 6 (7.50%) Test Leader
9 5 (6.25%) Senior Tester
9 5 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) C++ Software Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
10 4 (5.00%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.00%) .NET
2 14 (17.50%) Behat
3 9 (11.25%) JSON
4 8 (10.00%) AngularJS
4 8 (10.00%) HTML
4 8 (10.00%) React
4 8 (10.00%) REST
5 7 (8.75%) XML
6 5 (6.25%) CSS
7 3 (3.75%) Gherkin
7 3 (3.75%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 18 (22.50%) Computer Science
2 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.25%) User Experience
4 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Windows
2 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.25%) Android
3 1 (1.25%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.25%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 49 (61.25%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.25%) SDLC
4 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (26.25%) Waterfall
6 17 (21.25%) Manual Testing
7 16 (20.00%) Test Strategy
8 15 (18.75%) OO
9 14 (17.50%) TDD
10 13 (16.25%) Test Management
10 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
10 13 (16.25%) User Acceptance Testing
10 13 (16.25%) V-Model
11 12 (15.00%) Open Source
12 11 (13.75%) Continuous Delivery
13 10 (12.50%) ETL
13 10 (12.50%) Integration Testing
13 10 (12.50%) Kanban
14 9 (11.25%) Defect Management
14 9 (11.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.75%) SQL
2 24 (30.00%) Java
3 20 (25.00%) C#
4 12 (15.00%) C++
5 11 (13.75%) Ruby
6 10 (12.50%) T-SQL
7 6 (7.50%) C
7 6 (7.50%) Python
8 5 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (52.50%) ISTQB
2 30 (37.50%) Degree
2 30 (37.50%) ISEB
3 17 (21.25%) Computer Science Degree
4 6 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CEH
5 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (28.75%) QA
2 6 (7.50%) Def Stans
2 6 (7.50%) MISRA
2 6 (7.50%) MISRA C
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (11.25%) Cognizant
1 9 (11.25%) HP
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.50%) IBM
3 5 (6.25%) SAP
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.25%) Cadence
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