Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 155 156
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 25 48 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.64% 1.26% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 1.37% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 18 36 29
Bristol median annual salary £42,250 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +6.25% -2.44%
10th Percentile £37,850 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,250 £59,375 £43,500
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,750
% change year-on-year +15.00% -1.84% -5.23%

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 3,616 3,512 3,193
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 92.48% 92.03% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 2,984 2,919 2,769
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £67,500 £66,250
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% -

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 17 July 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 8 (32.00%) Selenium
4 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (28.00%) Java
6 6 (24.00%) Python
6 6 (24.00%) Scrum
6 6 (24.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) Android
6 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
6 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
6 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (24.00%) Software Delivery
6 6 (24.00%) Case Management
7 5 (20.00%) Apple Swift
7 5 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
7 5 (20.00%) UI Automator
7 5 (20.00%) Appium
7 5 (20.00%) Kotlin
7 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
7 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
7 5 (20.00%) JIRA
7 5 (20.00%) QA
7 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing

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 1 (4.00%) Apache Spark
1 1 (4.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.00%) HBase
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 8 (32.00%) Selenium
3 5 (20.00%) Appium
3 5 (20.00%) CruiseControl
3 5 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 5 (20.00%) JIRA
3 5 (20.00%) TeamCity
3 5 (20.00%) UI Automator
4 4 (16.00%) Bitbucket
4 4 (16.00%) Cucumber
4 4 (16.00%) Hudson
4 4 (16.00%) JUnit
4 4 (16.00%) NUnit
4 4 (16.00%) SpecFlow
5 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
5 1 (4.00%) LoadUI
5 1 (4.00%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.00%) TestNG
5 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Advertising
2 4 (16.00%) Back Office
3 2 (8.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (44.00%) Test Engineer
2 9 (36.00%) Senior Test Engineer
3 6 (24.00%) Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Automation Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) Software Tester
4 4 (16.00%) Test Manager
4 4 (16.00%) Tester
5 3 (12.00%) Analyst
5 3 (12.00%) Embedded Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Mobile Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) QA Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Test Analyst
6 2 (8.00%) QA Test Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Big Data Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Environment And Release Manager
7 1 (4.00%) QA Automation Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) .NET
1 4 (16.00%) Gherkin
2 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (16.00%) User Experience
4 3 (12.00%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (4.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 6 (24.00%) Android
1 6 (24.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (12.00%) Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (80.00%) Test Automation
2 19 (76.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (32.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (24.00%) Case Management
5 6 (24.00%) Scrum
5 6 (24.00%) Software Delivery
5 6 (24.00%) Test Planning
5 6 (24.00%) Waterfall
6 5 (20.00%) Exploratory Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Manual Testing
6 5 (20.00%) Regression Testing
7 4 (16.00%) ERP
8 3 (12.00%) Requirements Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Software Testing
8 3 (12.00%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (8.00%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (8.00%) Non-Functional Testing
9 2 (8.00%) SDLC
10 1 (4.00%) Black-Box Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 5 (20.00%) Apple Swift
3 5 (20.00%) Kotlin
3 5 (20.00%) Objective-C
3 5 (20.00%) Ruby
4 4 (16.00%) C#
4 4 (16.00%) SQL
5 3 (12.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (4.00%) Scala
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (4.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
2 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) Ansible
1 1 (4.00%) Oozie
1 1 (4.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Cadence
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) Apple
3 1 (4.00%) Google
3 1 (4.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) SAP
3 1 (4.00%) Sybase