Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 105 99
Rank change year-on-year +16 -6 +22
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 58 49 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.39% 2.33% 2.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.76% 2.65% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 35 26 31
Gloucestershire median annual salary £40,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.81% +50.00% +13.63%
10th Percentile £30,750 £30,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £51,700 £78,750 £46,875
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,750 £43,000
% change year-on-year -1.84% -5.23% +14.67%

Test Strategy is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Gloucestershire
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1544 1849 1819
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 90.29% 88.09% 87.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1325 1476
Gloucestershire median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +4.43%
10th Percentile £25,750 £27,500 £26,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £64,125
South West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

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 22 July 2017.

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 22 July 2017. 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 +13 13 £37,500 -6.25%
Cirencester -11 8 - -
Tewkesbury - 6 £31,500 -
Cheltenham -3 4 £40,000 -27.27%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (56.90%) Security Cleared
3 31 (53.45%) Test Automation
4 27 (46.55%) Java
5 24 (41.38%) C++
5 24 (41.38%) Degree
6 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
7 20 (34.48%) MODAF
7 20 (34.48%) C
7 20 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (32.76%) Selenium
9 18 (31.03%) DV Cleared
10 17 (29.31%) TOGAF
11 15 (25.86%) ISTQB
11 15 (25.86%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
11 15 (25.86%) ITIL
11 15 (25.86%) Linux
11 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
11 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
12 13 (22.41%) Web Services
12 13 (22.41%) HP
12 13 (22.41%) ISEB
12 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
13 12 (20.69%) Hadoop
13 12 (20.69%) Amazon S3
13 12 (20.69%) Requirements Management
13 12 (20.69%) Ruby
13 12 (20.69%) Mathematics
13 12 (20.69%) SysML

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:

Cloud Services
1 15 (25.86%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.79%) Internet
2 3 (5.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Hadoop
2 10 (17.24%) Big Data
3 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (32.76%) Selenium
2 15 (25.86%) Cucumber
3 10 (17.24%) JMeter
3 10 (17.24%) LoadRunner
3 10 (17.24%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (5.17%) Bitbucket
5 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
5 3 (5.17%) JIRA
5 3 (5.17%) Maven
5 3 (5.17%) Vagrant
5 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
5 3 (5.17%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.72%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (13.79%) Banking
1 8 (13.79%) Local Government
1 8 (13.79%) Marketing
2 4 (6.90%) Finance
3 3 (5.17%) Electronics
3 3 (5.17%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.45%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) Senior Consultant
2 11 (18.97%) Test Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Test Automation Engineer
3 8 (13.79%) Test Manager
4 7 (12.07%) Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Test Analyst
4 7 (12.07%) Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Software Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Information Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Test Analyst
8 3 (5.17%) Automation Tester
8 3 (5.17%) Integration Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) Software Test Engineer
8 3 (5.17%) Test Specialist
9 2 (3.45%) Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Test and Integration Engineer
9 2 (3.45%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) Gherkin
2 3 (5.17%) REST
2 3 (5.17%) SOAP
2 3 (5.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.86%) Management Information System
2 8 (13.79%) Internet of Things
3 3 (5.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (3.45%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.86%) Linux
2 7 (12.07%) Windows
3 3 (5.17%) Unix
4 1 (1.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (63.79%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (53.45%) Test Automation
3 21 (36.21%) Test Scripting
4 20 (34.48%) Cybersecurity
4 20 (34.48%) MODAF
5 17 (29.31%) TOGAF
6 15 (25.86%) ITIL
6 15 (25.86%) Non-Functional Testing
7 13 (22.41%) Integration Testing
8 12 (20.69%) Mathematics
8 12 (20.69%) Requirements Management
8 12 (20.69%) SysML
8 12 (20.69%) UML
9 10 (17.24%) Project Management
10 8 (13.79%) Business Analysis
10 8 (13.79%) High Availability
10 8 (13.79%) IT Strategy
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 8 (13.79%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (13.79%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (46.55%) Java
2 24 (41.38%) C++
3 20 (34.48%) C
4 12 (20.69%) C#
4 12 (20.69%) Python
4 12 (20.69%) Ruby
5 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 3 (5.17%) XPath
6 2 (3.45%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (56.90%) Security Cleared
2 24 (41.38%) Degree
3 18 (31.03%) DV Cleared
4 15 (25.86%) ISTQB
5 13 (22.41%) ISEB
6 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) HP
2 4 (6.90%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.17%) SAP
4 2 (3.45%) VMware
Gloucestershire
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