Period
to 9 December 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 9 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Bristol
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 184 169
Rank change year-on-year +38 -15 -19
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 44 22 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.22% 0.58% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.62% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 30 20 10
Bristol median annual salary £53,500 £45,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.89% +22.45% -13.53%
10th Percentile £37,375 £33,625 £33,850
90th Percentile £60,500 £61,375 £52,400
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% +16.88% -10.47%

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 3,420 3,527 3,037
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 94.66% 93.31% 93.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2,754 2,927 2,551
Bristol median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £70,000
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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 9 December 2018.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Bristol

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 31 (70.45%) Test Automation
2 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (47.73%) C#
4 19 (43.18%) Selenium
5 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
5 14 (31.82%) SQL
5 14 (31.82%) Scrum
6 12 (27.27%) QA
6 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (27.27%) SDLC
7 11 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
7 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
7 11 (25.00%) Marketing
7 11 (25.00%) Open Source
7 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
7 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (22.73%) Finance
9 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
9 9 (20.45%) Electronics
9 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
9 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
9 9 (20.45%) Windows
9 9 (20.45%) Java
9 9 (20.45%) SAP
9 9 (20.45%) Test Management
9 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
10 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
10 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
10 8 (18.18%) Android

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 6 (13.64%) CMS
2 1 (2.27%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.27%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Big Data
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.27%) HBase
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 19 (43.18%) Selenium
2 11 (25.00%) SpecFlow
3 8 (18.18%) TestNG
3 8 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 7 (15.91%) Jasmine
4 7 (15.91%) JUnit
4 7 (15.91%) Protractor
4 7 (15.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (15.91%) WebDriver
5 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 6 (13.64%) git-flow
5 6 (13.64%) SoapUI
5 6 (13.64%) TestComplete
6 5 (11.36%) JMeter
6 5 (11.36%) LoadRunner
6 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Coded UI
6 5 (11.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (4.55%) Cucumber
7 2 (4.55%) JIRA
8 1 (2.27%) PHPUnit
General
1 11 (25.00%) Marketing
2 10 (22.73%) Finance
3 9 (20.45%) Electronics
3 9 (20.45%) Manufacturing
3 9 (20.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (15.91%) Military
5 2 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Test Analyst
1 13 (29.55%) Test Leader
2 9 (20.45%) Test Manager
3 8 (18.18%) Lead Test Analyst
3 8 (18.18%) Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Automation Tester
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Senior Test Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Software Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Software Manager
4 7 (15.91%) Software Test Analyst
4 7 (15.91%) Software Test Manager
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Automation Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Senior QA Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Senior Tester
5 6 (13.64%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) .NET
1 7 (15.91%) CSS
1 7 (15.91%) Gherkin
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
2 6 (13.64%) SOAP
3 5 (11.36%) Web Services
4 2 (4.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Android
2 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.64%) Unix
4 3 (6.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (70.45%) Test Automation
2 27 (61.36%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (31.82%) Scrum
4 12 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (27.27%) SDLC
5 11 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (25.00%) Open Source
5 11 (25.00%) Software Testing
6 9 (20.45%) Programme Management
6 9 (20.45%) Test Management
7 8 (18.18%) Acceptance Criteria
7 8 (18.18%) User Acceptance Testing
8 7 (15.91%) DevOps
8 7 (15.91%) Line Management
8 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineering
9 6 (13.64%) BDD
9 6 (13.64%) Non-Functional Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Test Scripting
9 6 (13.64%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 21 (47.73%) C#
2 14 (31.82%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.82%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 7 (15.91%) Scala
5 6 (13.64%) Ruby
6 4 (9.09%) C
7 3 (6.82%) C++
8 2 (4.55%) Python
8 2 (4.55%) TypeScript
9 1 (2.27%) PHP
9 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) ISTQB
3 7 (15.91%) SC Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) Degree
5 3 (6.82%) ISEB
6 1 (2.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (27.27%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) Oozie
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) SAP
2 7 (15.91%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.27%) Informatica