Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 162 156
Rank change year-on-year +3 -6 -49
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 38 28 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.02% 0.80% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.09% 0.86% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 33 25 38
Bristol median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -11.11%
10th Percentile £37,600 £32,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,250 £54,150 £52,500
South West median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -8.57%

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 3,477 3,239 3,362
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 93.02% 92.31% 92.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,928 2,632 2,975
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £68,750 £67,500
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +2.56%

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 22 April 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (44.74%) Selenium
5 16 (42.11%) Waterfall
6 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
6 14 (36.84%) SpecFlow
6 14 (36.84%) Scrum
6 14 (36.84%) C#
6 14 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (31.58%) Finance
7 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
8 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
8 11 (28.95%) .NET
9 10 (26.32%) ERP
9 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
9 10 (26.32%) CruiseControl
9 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
9 10 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
10 9 (23.68%) Degree
10 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
10 9 (23.68%) Hudson
10 9 (23.68%) NUnit
10 9 (23.68%) Advertising
10 9 (23.68%) Cadence
10 9 (23.68%) Back Office
10 9 (23.68%) 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (10.53%) SaaS
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.63%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.63%) MQTT
1 1 (2.63%) PuTTY
1 1 (2.63%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Big Data
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (2.63%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Selenium
2 14 (36.84%) Cucumber
2 14 (36.84%) SpecFlow
3 12 (31.58%) Jenkins
4 10 (26.32%) CruiseControl
4 10 (26.32%) Git (software)
4 10 (26.32%) TeamCity
5 9 (23.68%) Hudson
5 9 (23.68%) JUnit
5 9 (23.68%) NUnit
6 8 (21.05%) JIRA
7 5 (13.16%) SoapUI
8 4 (10.53%) LoadUI
8 4 (10.53%) Zephyr
9 2 (5.26%) Appium
10 1 (2.63%) Android Studio
10 1 (2.63%) Calabash
10 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (2.63%) UI Automator
General
1 12 (31.58%) Finance
2 9 (23.68%) Advertising
2 9 (23.68%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Electronics
3 1 (2.63%) Games
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Test Manager
2 9 (23.68%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Test Analyst
3 5 (13.16%) Automation Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Senior Test Analyst
4 4 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 3 (7.89%) Automation Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Software Tester
5 3 (7.89%) Test Automation Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Tester
6 2 (5.26%) Head of Test
7 1 (2.63%) Automation Test Lead
7 1 (2.63%) Cloud Automation Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Environment And Release Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Head of Software Development
7 1 (2.63%) Mobile Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Test Automation Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) .NET
2 9 (23.68%) Gherkin
3 5 (13.16%) Node.js
4 4 (10.53%) REST
4 4 (10.53%) Velocity
5 3 (7.89%) .NET Framework
6 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (26.32%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Android
1 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
2 1 (2.63%) Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (2.63%) Unix
2 1 (2.63%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
2 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (76.32%) Test Automation
3 18 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (42.11%) Waterfall
5 14 (36.84%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (36.84%) Scrum
6 11 (28.95%) Regression Testing
7 10 (26.32%) ERP
7 10 (26.32%) Exploratory Testing
8 8 (21.05%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (15.79%) Microservices
10 5 (13.16%) API Testing
10 5 (13.16%) BDD
10 5 (13.16%) Coaching
10 5 (13.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (13.16%) Deployment Automation
10 5 (13.16%) Open Source
10 5 (13.16%) TDD
11 4 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
2 9 (23.68%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) SQL
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 5 (13.16%) VB.NET
5 3 (7.89%) Python
6 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
6 1 (2.63%) F#
6 1 (2.63%) Kotlin
6 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (21.05%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Ansible
1 1 (2.63%) HockeyApp
1 1 (2.63%) HP ALM
1 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 9 (23.68%) Cadence
2 9 (23.68%) Oracle
3 1 (2.63%) Apple
3 1 (2.63%) Google
3 1 (2.63%) HP
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Software AG
3 1 (2.63%) Sybase
3 1 (2.63%) VMware
3 1 (2.63%) webMethods
3 1 (2.63%) Xamarin