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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Test Strategy
South West / Bristol
Rank 114 109 83
Rank change year-on-year -5 -26  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 17 26 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.92% 1.40% 2.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.02% 1.57% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 15 24 35
Median salary £42,500 £36,250 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.24% -5.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £27,500 £24,950
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £40,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1671 1659 1638
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.91% 89.58% 85.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1375 1449 1374
Median salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.65% +1.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 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 Bristol region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 13 (61.90%) QA
2 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
4 7 (33.33%) Ruby
4 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 7 (33.33%) C#
4 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
6 5 (23.81%) Scala
6 5 (23.81%) Selenium
6 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
7 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
7 4 (19.05%) WATIR
7 4 (19.05%) Python
7 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
8 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) C++
8 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
8 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Games
8 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Degree
8 3 (14.29%) NUnit
9 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework

Test Strategy
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 6 (28.57%) Cucumber
2 5 (23.81%) Selenium
3 4 (19.05%) WATIR
4 3 (14.29%) NUnit
4 3 (14.29%) Visual Studio
5 1 (4.76%) JIRA
5 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (14.29%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Tester
2 5 (23.81%) QA Tester
3 4 (19.05%) Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) QA Leader
4 3 (14.29%) QA Manager
4 3 (14.29%) QA Test Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Test Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Developer in Test
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior QA Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Test Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Tester
5 2 (9.52%) Test Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Test Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Test Automation Architect
6 1 (4.76%) Programme Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
2 1 (4.76%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Android
1 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (42.86%) Automated Testing
3 7 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 6 (28.57%) Performance Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Scripting
6 4 (19.05%) Non-Functional Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Security Testing
6 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
7 3 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 3 (14.29%) Regression Testing
8 2 (9.52%) BDD
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (9.52%) Manual Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Test Management
8 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (9.52%) Validation
8 2 (9.52%) V-Model
8 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
1 7 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 7 (33.33%) Ruby
2 5 (23.81%) Scala
3 4 (19.05%) Python
4 3 (14.29%) C++
4 3 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) ISTQB
2 3 (14.29%) Degree
3 2 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (4.76%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (61.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) HP
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