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 3 months to 27 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West / Gloucestershire
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 85 75
Rank change year-on-year +21 -10  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 33 21 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 3.87% 1.88% 3.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.21% 2.12% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 22 12 21
Median salary £40,000 £55,000 £34,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -27.27% +58.27%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £36,000 £30,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,550 £72,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year - -5.55%  

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 783 991 995
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Gloucestershire 91.90% 88.64% 87.74%
Number of salaries quoted 632 655 769
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Gloucestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Gloucestershire citing Test Strategy as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester - 9 £37,500 -
Cirencester - 3 - -
Tewkesbury - 1 £31,500 -
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (74.03%) Security Cleared
3 49 (63.64%) Java
4 41 (53.25%) C++
4 41 (53.25%) Degree
5 38 (49.35%) Cybersecurity
6 37 (48.05%) MODAF
6 37 (48.05%) C
7 34 (44.16%) DV Cleared
8 31 (40.26%) TOGAF
9 27 (35.06%) Test Scripting
9 27 (35.06%) Linux
9 27 (35.06%) Cucumber
10 26 (33.77%) Selenium
11 25 (32.47%) ITIL
11 25 (32.47%) Amazon AWS
12 24 (31.17%) Big Data
12 24 (31.17%) Management Information System
13 23 (29.87%) Python
14 21 (27.27%) SysML
14 21 (27.27%) UML
14 21 (27.27%) ISEB
15 20 (25.97%) HP
15 20 (25.97%) ISTQB
15 20 (25.97%) Non-Functional Testing
15 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
16 19 (24.68%) Ruby
17 18 (23.38%) Requirements Management
17 18 (23.38%) Mathematics
17 18 (23.38%) Hadoop

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 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.30%) SAS
Business Applications
1 7 (9.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (32.47%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (23.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.48%) Internet
2 7 (9.09%) SSH
3 3 (3.90%) HTTP
3 3 (3.90%) HTTPS
3 3 (3.90%) SSL
4 2 (2.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (31.17%) Big Data
2 18 (23.38%) Hadoop
3 7 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 27 (35.06%) Cucumber
2 26 (33.77%) Selenium
3 13 (16.88%) JMeter
3 13 (16.88%) LoadRunner
3 13 (16.88%) Rational DOORS
4 8 (10.39%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (9.09%) Bitbucket
5 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
5 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
5 7 (9.09%) JIRA
5 7 (9.09%) Maven
5 7 (9.09%) Vagrant
5 7 (9.09%) Zephyr
6 1 (1.30%) Appium
6 1 (1.30%) Selenium IDE
6 1 (1.30%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.30%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (20.78%) Local Government
1 16 (20.78%) Marketing
2 8 (10.39%) Finance
3 7 (9.09%) Electronics
3 7 (9.09%) Manufacturing
3 7 (9.09%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.19%) Banking
5 3 (3.90%) Games
6 1 (1.30%) Retail
6 1 (1.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Test Engineer
2 19 (24.68%) Consultant
3 18 (23.38%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (18.18%) Test Automation Engineer
5 12 (15.58%) Senior Consultant
6 8 (10.39%) Software Test Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Information Systems Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Software Integration Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 6 (7.79%) Automation Test Lead
8 6 (7.79%) Integration Consultant
8 6 (7.79%) Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Automation Tester
9 5 (6.49%) Test Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Test Specialist
11 3 (3.90%) Requirements Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Web Services
1 10 (12.99%) XML
2 7 (9.09%) Gherkin
2 7 (9.09%) REST
2 7 (9.09%) SOAP
3 3 (3.90%) EJB
3 3 (3.90%) Hibernate
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) J2EE
3 3 (3.90%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.17%) Management Information System
2 15 (19.48%) Internet of Things
3 6 (7.79%) Linux Command Line
4 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.90%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 27 (35.06%) Linux
2 16 (20.78%) Windows
3 3 (3.90%) Android
3 3 (3.90%) VMS
3 3 (3.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (76.62%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (49.35%) Cybersecurity
3 37 (48.05%) MODAF
4 31 (40.26%) TOGAF
5 27 (35.06%) Test Scripting
6 25 (32.47%) ITIL
7 21 (27.27%) SysML
7 21 (27.27%) UML
8 20 (25.97%) Non-Functional Testing
8 20 (25.97%) Test Automation
9 18 (23.38%) Mathematics
9 18 (23.38%) Requirements Management
10 16 (20.78%) Business Analysis
10 16 (20.78%) Project Management
10 16 (20.78%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 15 (19.48%) IT Strategy
12 14 (18.18%) Scrum
13 12 (15.58%) Integration Testing
14 10 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (12.99%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (63.64%) Java
2 41 (53.25%) C++
3 37 (48.05%) C
4 23 (29.87%) Python
5 19 (24.68%) Ruby
6 16 (20.78%) C#
7 11 (14.29%) SQL
8 7 (9.09%) Perl
8 7 (9.09%) XPath
9 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 57 (74.03%) Security Cleared
2 41 (53.25%) Degree
3 34 (44.16%) DV Cleared
4 21 (27.27%) ISEB
5 20 (25.97%) ISTQB
6 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.09%) Docker
1 7 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (25.97%) HP
2 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.09%) SAP
3 7 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (3.90%) Atlassian
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle
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