Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 173 146
Rank change year-on-year 0 -27 -60
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 11 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.86% 0.34% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 0.38% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 25 10 41
Bristol median annual salary £46,500 £36,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.53% -13.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £33,000 £33,850 £33,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £53,750 £56,250
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%

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 3515 2932 3421
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.80% 90.97% 90.34%
Number of salaries quoted 2903 2483 2950
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +6.02% +3.75%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
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%

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 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Selenium
2 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (42.42%) Waterfall
3 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (36.36%) Degree
4 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 11 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Test Management
5 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
6 10 (30.30%) C#
6 10 (30.30%) Java
6 10 (30.30%) .NET
6 10 (30.30%) Windows
7 9 (27.27%) HP
7 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
7 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
7 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
8 8 (24.24%) SDLC
8 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
8 8 (24.24%) V-Model
8 8 (24.24%) Cognizant
8 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
8 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
8 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (24.24%) Scrum
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
9 7 (21.21%) SQL

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.03%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.03%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 20 (60.61%) Selenium
2 9 (27.27%) Cucumber
2 9 (27.27%) HP UFT
3 7 (21.21%) SpecFlow
4 6 (18.18%) CruiseControl
4 6 (18.18%) Git (software)
4 6 (18.18%) Hudson
4 6 (18.18%) Jenkins
4 6 (18.18%) JUnit
4 6 (18.18%) NUnit
4 6 (18.18%) TeamCity
5 3 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (3.03%) Ant
6 1 (3.03%) Eclipse
6 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
6 1 (3.03%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (3.03%) SoapUI
6 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (3.03%) TestNG
6 1 (3.03%) WATIR
General
1 4 (12.12%) Advertising
1 4 (12.12%) Back Office
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (54.55%) Analyst
1 18 (54.55%) Test Analyst
2 8 (24.24%) Test Manager
3 6 (18.18%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Software Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Tester
6 2 (6.06%) QA Tester
6 2 (6.06%) Test Automation Specialist
6 2 (6.06%) Test Specialist
7 1 (3.03%) Junior Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Automation Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior QA Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Test Analyst
7 1 (3.03%) Senior Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Software Tester
7 1 (3.03%) Test Automation Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) .NET
2 7 (21.21%) Gherkin
3 3 (9.09%) HTML
4 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.03%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (24.24%) Computer Science
3 2 (6.06%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (30.30%) Windows
2 2 (6.06%) Android
2 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
3 1 (3.03%) Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (81.82%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (60.61%) Test Automation
3 14 (42.42%) Waterfall
4 12 (36.36%) Software Testing
5 11 (33.33%) Test Management
5 11 (33.33%) Test Scripting
5 11 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 9 (27.27%) Defect Management
7 8 (24.24%) Integration Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Scrum
7 8 (24.24%) SDLC
7 8 (24.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (24.24%) V-Model
8 7 (21.21%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (15.15%) ERP
9 5 (15.15%) Regression Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Exploratory Testing
10 4 (12.12%) Manual Testing
11 3 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) C#
1 10 (30.30%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) SQL
3 6 (18.18%) VB.NET
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (6.06%) Ruby
5 2 (6.06%) Scala
6 1 (3.03%) F#
Qualifications
1 12 (36.36%) Degree
2 8 (24.24%) Computer Science Degree
2 8 (24.24%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.03%) ISEB
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.03%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) HP
2 8 (24.24%) Cognizant
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.18%) Cadence
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.03%) Software AG
6 1 (3.03%) VMware
6 1 (3.03%) webMethods