Period
to 26 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 6 months to 26 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 164 165
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -7
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 34 37 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.91% 0.97% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 1.05% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 19 27 14
Bristol median annual salary £53,000 £42,500 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +24.71% +15.65% -13.53%
10th Percentile £39,400 £32,100 £28,125
90th Percentile £60,100 £59,000 £50,550
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -11.11%

Test Strategy 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 3,478 3,534 3,028
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 93.22% 92.56% 91.56%
Number of salaries quoted 2,840 2,911 2,626
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Bristol over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, IT jobs citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (47.06%) C#
4 12 (35.29%) Android
4 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (35.29%) Selenium
4 12 (35.29%) Apple iOS
4 12 (35.29%) SpecFlow
5 11 (32.35%) QA
5 11 (32.35%) Ruby
5 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 9 (26.47%) Java
6 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
6 9 (26.47%) SQL
6 9 (26.47%) Windows
6 9 (26.47%) Test Management
6 9 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (20.59%) Scala
8 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
8 7 (20.59%) Open Source
8 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
9 6 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
9 6 (17.65%) TestComplete
9 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
9 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
9 6 (17.65%) BDD
9 6 (17.65%) Gherkin

Test Strategy
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 6 (17.65%) CMS
2 1 (2.94%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.94%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.94%) Big Data
3 1 (2.94%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.94%) HBase
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 12 (35.29%) Selenium
1 12 (35.29%) SpecFlow
2 7 (20.59%) Git (software)
2 7 (20.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (20.59%) WebDriver
3 6 (17.65%) git-flow
3 6 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 6 (17.65%) SoapUI
3 6 (17.65%) TestComplete
3 6 (17.65%) Visual Studio
4 5 (14.71%) Appium
4 5 (14.71%) JMeter
4 5 (14.71%) LoadRunner
4 5 (14.71%) UI Automator
4 5 (14.71%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (11.76%) Bitbucket
5 4 (11.76%) JUnit
5 4 (11.76%) TestNG
6 3 (8.82%) Jasmine
6 3 (8.82%) Protractor
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
1 5 (14.71%) Marketing
2 4 (11.76%) Electronics
2 4 (11.76%) Manufacturing
2 4 (11.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (8.82%) Military
4 1 (2.94%) Advertising
4 1 (2.94%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (32.35%) Test Engineer
2 9 (26.47%) Senior Test Engineer
3 8 (23.53%) Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Automation Tester
3 8 (23.53%) Test Analyst
3 8 (23.53%) Tester
4 7 (20.59%) Test Leader
5 6 (17.65%) QA Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) QA Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Automation Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Senior Tester
5 6 (17.65%) Test Automation Engineer
6 4 (11.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 4 (11.76%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Software Test Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Senior Test Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Software Analyst
7 3 (8.82%) Software Manager
7 3 (8.82%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) Gherkin
1 6 (17.65%) SOAP
2 5 (14.71%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) .NET
4 3 (8.82%) CSS
4 3 (8.82%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) User Experience
2 3 (8.82%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.94%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Android
1 12 (35.29%) Apple iOS
2 9 (26.47%) Windows
3 6 (17.65%) Unix
4 3 (8.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Test Automation
2 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (32.35%) Scrum
5 9 (26.47%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (26.47%) Test Management
6 8 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 7 (20.59%) Open Source
8 6 (17.65%) Acceptance Criteria
8 6 (17.65%) BDD
8 6 (17.65%) Case Management
8 6 (17.65%) Content Management
8 6 (17.65%) Cross-Browser Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Innovative Thinking
8 6 (17.65%) Non-Functional Testing
8 6 (17.65%) Software Delivery
8 6 (17.65%) Task Automation
8 6 (17.65%) TDD
8 6 (17.65%) Test Scripting
8 6 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) C#
2 11 (32.35%) Ruby
3 9 (26.47%) Java
3 9 (26.47%) JavaScript
3 9 (26.47%) SQL
4 7 (20.59%) Scala
5 5 (14.71%) Apple Swift
5 5 (14.71%) Kotlin
5 5 (14.71%) Objective-C
5 5 (14.71%) Python
6 3 (8.82%) C++
7 2 (5.88%) C
8 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.65%) ISTQB
2 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
3 3 (8.82%) Degree
3 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.94%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (32.35%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) SAP
3 1 (2.94%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) Cadence
3 1 (2.94%) Google
3 1 (2.94%) Informatica