Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 102 125
Rank change year-on-year +34 +23 -31
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 62 72 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 4.32% 3.26% 1.10%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.83% 3.57% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 79 48 9
Gloucestershire median annual salary £50,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £36,750 £30,000 £30,050
90th Percentile £57,750 £60,000 £71,250
South West median annual salary £48,750 £38,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year +26.62% -8.88% +5.63%

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 1,284 2,019 1,802
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 89.54% 91.36% 90.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1,054 1,661 1,343
Gloucestershire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,500 £27,500 £26,750
90th Percentile £62,500 £62,500 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Cirencester - 21 £52,500 -
Cheltenham +31 15 £46,000 +19.48% 1
Gloucester +14 6 £51,250 +46.43%
Tewkesbury - 5 £42,500 - 2
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 35 (56.45%) Test Automation
2 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (32.26%) Web Services
4 19 (30.65%) Test Management
5 18 (29.03%) JIRA
5 18 (29.03%) Java
5 18 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
6 17 (27.42%) Finance
6 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
7 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Functional Testing
8 15 (24.19%) Mentoring
9 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
9 14 (22.58%) Degree
9 14 (22.58%) Banking
9 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
9 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
10 13 (20.97%) C
10 13 (20.97%) UML
10 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
10 13 (20.97%) Requirements Management
10 13 (20.97%) MODAF
10 13 (20.97%) SysML
10 13 (20.97%) Acceptance Criteria
11 12 (19.35%) Coaching
11 12 (19.35%) Defect Management
11 12 (19.35%) Selenium
12 11 (17.74%) BDD
12 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared

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 14 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (16.13%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.84%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (1.61%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.06%) SSH
2 1 (1.61%) Ethernet
2 1 (1.61%) HTTP
2 1 (1.61%) IPsec
2 1 (1.61%) IPv4
2 1 (1.61%) IPv6
2 1 (1.61%) SNMP
2 1 (1.61%) SSL
2 1 (1.61%) VLAN
2 1 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.45%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (29.03%) JIRA
2 12 (19.35%) Selenium
3 10 (16.13%) Cucumber
3 10 (16.13%) Rational DOORS
4 9 (14.52%) WebDriver
5 8 (12.90%) Jenkins
5 8 (12.90%) JMeter
5 8 (12.90%) LoadRunner
5 8 (12.90%) Maven
6 5 (8.06%) Zephyr
7 4 (6.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (6.45%) Bitbucket
7 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
7 4 (6.45%) HP UFT
7 4 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (6.45%) Vagrant
7 4 (6.45%) Visual Studio
8 3 (4.84%) GitLab
8 3 (4.84%) Gradle
9 1 (1.61%) SoapUI
General
1 17 (27.42%) Finance
2 14 (22.58%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Electronics
3 4 (6.45%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.45%) Marketing
3 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (32.26%) Test Manager
2 10 (16.13%) Consultant
2 10 (16.13%) Senior Consultant
2 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Test Analyst
4 8 (12.90%) Test Leader
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Test Analyst
5 7 (11.29%) Senior Test Manager
5 7 (11.29%) Test Automation Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Team Leader
6 6 (9.68%) Test Team Leader
7 4 (6.45%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Developer in Test
8 3 (4.84%) Head of Testing
8 3 (4.84%) Programme Test Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Test Automation Developer
8 3 (4.84%) Test Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) Web Services
2 5 (8.06%) Gherkin
2 5 (8.06%) REST
2 5 (8.06%) SOAP
2 5 (8.06%) XML
3 1 (1.61%) .NET
3 1 (1.61%) CSS
3 1 (1.61%) HTML
3 1 (1.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.06%) Fintech
3 4 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (4.84%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.61%) Cyber Warfare
Operating Systems
1 5 (8.06%) Linux
2 2 (3.23%) Windows
3 1 (1.61%) Android
3 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (56.45%) Test Automation
2 30 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.65%) Test Management
4 18 (29.03%) Non-Functional Testing
5 16 (25.81%) User Acceptance Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Functional Testing
6 15 (24.19%) Mentoring
7 14 (22.58%) Integration Testing
7 14 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 13 (20.97%) Acceptance Criteria
8 13 (20.97%) MODAF
8 13 (20.97%) Requirements Management
8 13 (20.97%) SysML
8 13 (20.97%) TOGAF
8 13 (20.97%) UML
9 12 (19.35%) Coaching
9 12 (19.35%) Defect Management
10 11 (17.74%) BDD
10 11 (17.74%) Programme Management
11 10 (16.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (29.03%) Java
2 13 (20.97%) C
3 11 (17.74%) C++
4 10 (16.13%) SQL
5 5 (8.06%) Ruby
6 4 (6.45%) C#
6 4 (6.45%) XPath
7 2 (3.23%) Python
8 1 (1.61%) Groovy
8 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (27.42%) ISTQB
2 14 (22.58%) Degree
2 14 (22.58%) Security Cleared
3 11 (17.74%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.29%) ISEB
5 5 (8.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (4.84%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.61%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 6 (9.68%) HP
2 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.45%) SAP
3 1 (1.61%) CA
3 1 (1.61%) Google