Period
to 19 February 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 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 19 February 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 94 65 95
Rank change year-on-year -29 +30 +32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 20 63 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 1.37% 4.41% 3.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.51% 4.82% 3.61%
Number of salaries quoted 18 78 48
Gloucestershire median annual salary £53,000 £50,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.00% +16.28% -1.71%
10th Percentile £42,300 £33,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £63,750 £60,000
South West median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +25.00% -3.61%

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 Gloucestershire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,325 1,306 1,995
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 90.63% 91.46% 93.71%
Number of salaries quoted 966 1,059 1,644
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +8.43% -2.35%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £67,500 £62,500 £61,775
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Gloucestershire.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Gloucestershire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Gloucestershire over the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Gloucestershire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Gloucestershire region over the 6 months to 19 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester -9 4 £52,000 -0.95% 3
Cirencester -7 1 £70,000 +33.33%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (70.00%) C
3 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
4 12 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 12 (60.00%) Python
5 10 (50.00%) C++
5 10 (50.00%) Java
5 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
6 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (45.00%) UML
7 8 (40.00%) Linux
7 8 (40.00%) SQL
7 8 (40.00%) Test Management
7 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
7 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
8 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
9 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (30.00%) SDLC
9 6 (30.00%) Windows
10 5 (25.00%) Device Driver
10 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
10 5 (25.00%) Finance
10 5 (25.00%) SSL
10 5 (25.00%) Cisco
10 5 (25.00%) HP
10 5 (25.00%) OO
10 5 (25.00%) OOD

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Gloucestershire 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 4 (20.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) SSL
2 4 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.00%) IPsec
3 1 (5.00%) IPv4
3 1 (5.00%) IPv6
3 1 (5.00%) Network Security
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) SSH
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) Big Data
1 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (20.00%) HP UFT
3 3 (15.00%) JIRA
4 2 (10.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (10.00%) Selenium
5 1 (5.00%) JMeter
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Games
3 1 (5.00%) Electronics
3 1 (5.00%) Law
3 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.00%) Marketing
3 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Test Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Kernel Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Kernel Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Network Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Requirements Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Test Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Analyst
3 4 (20.00%) Test Manager
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Test Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Test Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Test and Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) STL
1 5 (25.00%) Yocto
2 4 (20.00%) EJB
2 4 (20.00%) Hibernate
2 4 (20.00%) HTML
2 4 (20.00%) J2EE
2 4 (20.00%) Spring
2 4 (20.00%) XML
3 3 (15.00%) Web Services
4 2 (10.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Device Driver
1 5 (25.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (5.00%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (5.00%) Cybercrime
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (30.00%) Windows
3 5 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Android
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (70.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (65.00%) Software Engineering
3 12 (60.00%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 9 (45.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (45.00%) UML
6 8 (40.00%) Test Management
7 7 (35.00%) Software Testing
8 6 (30.00%) SDLC
8 6 (30.00%) Test Scripting
9 5 (25.00%) Device Driver Development
9 5 (25.00%) OO
9 5 (25.00%) OOD
9 5 (25.00%) Open Source
9 5 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (25.00%) Waterfall
10 4 (20.00%) MODAF
10 4 (20.00%) SysML
10 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineering
10 4 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) C
2 12 (60.00%) Python
3 10 (50.00%) C++
3 10 (50.00%) Java
4 8 (40.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (25.00%) C#
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C
5 5 (25.00%) Embedded C++
6 4 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 4 (20.00%) Objective-C
6 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 4 (20.00%) VB
7 1 (5.00%) Perl
7 1 (5.00%) Ruby
7 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
3 8 (40.00%) ISTQB
4 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) ISEB
5 4 (20.00%) MCP
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (20.00%) OCP
5 4 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
5 4 (20.00%) SAP Certification
6 1 (5.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (20.00%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco
1 5 (25.00%) HP
1 5 (25.00%) SAP
2 4 (20.00%) Atlassian
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) EMC
3 1 (5.00%) Juniper