Period
to 19 November 2018

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 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 85 106
Rank change year-on-year -11 +21 +13
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 55 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.11% 3.71% 2.53%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.29% 4.10% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 23 57 33
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £50,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.00% +20.48% +3.11%
10th Percentile £34,200 £37,200 £30,000
90th Percentile £57,200 £56,250 £60,000
South West median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% +18.42% -15.56%

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 1,439 1,342 2,092
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 92.13% 90.49% 92.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1,124 1,096 1,714
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £68,750 £62,500 £62,500
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 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 November 2018.

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 November 2018. 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
Cheltenham -2 8 £55,000 +34.15% 1
Gloucester -1 4 - - 1
Tewkesbury -15 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Gloucestershire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
3 22 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 22 (66.67%) Windows
4 21 (63.64%) C
5 19 (57.58%) C#
5 19 (57.58%) Java
5 19 (57.58%) Python
6 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
7 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (48.48%) Linux
8 15 (45.45%) HTTP
9 14 (42.42%) DV Cleared
9 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
10 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
10 13 (39.39%) C++
11 12 (36.36%) UML
11 12 (36.36%) SSL
11 12 (36.36%) Cisco
12 11 (33.33%) SQL
13 10 (30.30%) XML
13 10 (30.30%) User Stories
14 9 (27.27%) Big Data
14 9 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
14 9 (27.27%) Android
14 9 (27.27%) iPhone
14 9 (27.27%) Visualisation
14 9 (27.27%) Atlassian
14 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
14 9 (27.27%) Spring

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 9 (27.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (18.18%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 15 (45.45%) HTTP
2 12 (36.36%) SSL
3 9 (27.27%) HTTPS
4 6 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 3 (9.09%) IPsec
5 3 (9.09%) IPv4
5 3 (9.09%) IPv6
5 3 (9.09%) Network Security
5 3 (9.09%) SNMP
5 3 (9.09%) SSH
5 3 (9.09%) VLAN
5 3 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Cucumber
1 4 (12.12%) Selenium
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) JIRA
3 2 (6.06%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.03%) JMeter
4 1 (3.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
1 9 (27.27%) Games
2 6 (18.18%) Electronics
3 5 (15.15%) Aerospace
3 5 (15.15%) Manufacturing
3 5 (15.15%) Military
4 3 (9.09%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Requirements Engineer
1 9 (27.27%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Test Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Firmware Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Firmware Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Test Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Network Systems Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Software Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Systems Test Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Security Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 3 (9.09%) Validation Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 1 (3.03%) UI/UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (30.30%) XML
2 9 (27.27%) EJB
2 9 (27.27%) Hibernate
2 9 (27.27%) HTML
2 9 (27.27%) J2EE
2 9 (27.27%) Spring
3 4 (12.12%) Gherkin
3 4 (12.12%) Node.js
4 3 (9.09%) Web Services
5 2 (6.06%) .NET
6 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 1 (3.03%) CGI
6 1 (3.03%) JSON
6 1 (3.03%) Qt
6 1 (3.03%) React
6 1 (3.03%) RESTful
6 1 (3.03%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (27.27%) iPhone
2 8 (24.24%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (18.18%) CAN bus
4 5 (15.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.09%) Cybercrime
6 1 (3.03%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (3.03%) Cyberattack
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile App
6 1 (3.03%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Linux
3 9 (27.27%) Android
3 9 (27.27%) Windows Phone
4 6 (18.18%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 18 (54.55%) Software Engineering
4 16 (48.48%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (42.42%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (36.36%) UML
7 10 (30.30%) User Stories
8 9 (27.27%) Android Development
8 9 (27.27%) Coaching
8 9 (27.27%) iOS Development
8 9 (27.27%) Mentoring
8 9 (27.27%) Mobile Development
8 9 (27.27%) MODAF
8 9 (27.27%) Reverse Engineering
8 9 (27.27%) Scrum
8 9 (27.27%) SysML
8 9 (27.27%) Systems Engineering
8 9 (27.27%) TOGAF
8 9 (27.27%) Visualisation
8 9 (27.27%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 21 (63.64%) C
2 19 (57.58%) C#
2 19 (57.58%) Java
2 19 (57.58%) Python
3 13 (39.39%) C++
3 13 (39.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (33.33%) SQL
5 9 (27.27%) Objective-C
5 9 (27.27%) Perl
6 6 (18.18%) Embedded C
6 6 (18.18%) Tcl
7 3 (9.09%) Assembly Language
7 3 (9.09%) Shell Script
8 1 (3.03%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 23 (69.70%) Security Cleared
2 14 (42.42%) DV Cleared
3 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
4 5 (15.15%) Degree
5 4 (12.12%) ISEB
5 4 (12.12%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Cisco
2 9 (27.27%) Atlassian
3 3 (9.09%) EMC
3 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft
5 1 (3.03%) HP