Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 172 139
Rank change year-on-year +11 -33 -47
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 32 10 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.88% 0.31% 1.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 0.34% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 28 9 45
Bristol median annual salary £47,000 £42,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.90% - -1.18%
10th Percentile £36,375 £33,950 £31,750
90th Percentile £79,250 £58,000 £53,550
South West median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +6.25%

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 3,328 2,960 3,259
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 91.38% 91.41% 90.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2,742 2,434 2,866
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,825 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £71,250 £66,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 January 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 16 (50.00%) Selenium
4 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
5 12 (37.50%) Scrum
5 12 (37.50%) C#
6 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
6 11 (34.38%) SpecFlow
7 8 (25.00%) Finance
7 8 (25.00%) .NET
7 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
8 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
8 7 (21.88%) Java
8 7 (21.88%) SQL
8 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
8 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
8 7 (21.88%) JIRA
8 7 (21.88%) QA
8 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
9 6 (18.75%) Degree
9 6 (18.75%) NUnit
9 6 (18.75%) CruiseControl
9 6 (18.75%) Cadence
9 6 (18.75%) Back Office
9 6 (18.75%) Advertising
9 6 (18.75%) ERP
9 6 (18.75%) JUnit

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 5 (15.63%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.50%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) MQTT
1 1 (3.13%) PuTTY
1 1 (3.13%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Selenium
2 12 (37.50%) Cucumber
3 11 (34.38%) SpecFlow
4 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
4 7 (21.88%) JIRA
5 6 (18.75%) CruiseControl
5 6 (18.75%) Git (software)
5 6 (18.75%) Hudson
5 6 (18.75%) JUnit
5 6 (18.75%) NUnit
5 6 (18.75%) TeamCity
6 5 (15.63%) SoapUI
7 4 (12.50%) LoadUI
7 4 (12.50%) Zephyr
8 1 (3.13%) Android Studio
8 1 (3.13%) Appium
8 1 (3.13%) Calabash
8 1 (3.13%) eggPlant
8 1 (3.13%) Ranorex
8 1 (3.13%) TestRail
General
1 8 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (18.75%) Advertising
2 6 (18.75%) Back Office
3 1 (3.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Analyst
1 12 (37.50%) Test Analyst
2 9 (28.13%) Test Manager
3 5 (15.63%) Automation Test Analyst
3 5 (15.63%) Test Leader
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Automation Test Lead
5 2 (6.25%) Head of Test
5 2 (6.25%) Software Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
5 2 (6.25%) Test Automation Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Head of Development
6 1 (3.13%) Head of Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Manager
6 1 (3.13%) Test Automation Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Test Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (21.88%) Gherkin
3 5 (15.63%) Node.js
4 4 (12.50%) REST
4 4 (12.50%) Velocity
5 3 (9.38%) .NET Framework
6 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.13%) Android
1 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (3.13%) Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (3.13%) Windows
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
1 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (81.25%) Test Automation
3 13 (40.63%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (37.50%) Scrum
5 11 (34.38%) Waterfall
6 7 (21.88%) Exploratory Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Regression Testing
6 7 (21.88%) Software Testing
7 6 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (18.75%) ERP
8 5 (15.63%) API Testing
8 5 (15.63%) BDD
8 5 (15.63%) Coaching
8 5 (15.63%) Microservices
8 5 (15.63%) Open Source
8 5 (15.63%) Test Scripting
8 5 (15.63%) User Acceptance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Performance Management
9 4 (12.50%) Statistics
9 4 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) C#
2 7 (21.88%) Java
2 7 (21.88%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
3 5 (15.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (3.13%) F#
4 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Cadence
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) HP
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.13%) Software AG
3 1 (3.13%) VMware
3 1 (3.13%) webMethods
3 1 (3.13%) Xamarin