Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Gloucestershire
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 83 84 101
Rank change year-on-year +1 +17 +12
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 49 59 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 2.94% 3.64% 2.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.14% 3.96% 3.15%
Number of salaries quoted 38 47 37
Gloucestershire median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.24% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,500 £32,550 £29,400
90th Percentile £55,000 £52,500 £78,750
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +15.00% - -11.11%

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 1,560 1,489 1,937
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Gloucestershire 93.47% 91.80% 91.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1,272 1,197 1,493
Gloucestershire median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +8.64%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £65,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 September 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 22 September 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 -9 8 £55,000 +34.15% 1
Gloucester +7 4 - - 1
Tewkesbury -21 3 £30,000 -29.41%
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 40 (81.63%) Security Cleared
2 37 (75.51%) C
3 35 (71.43%) Python
4 34 (69.39%) Windows
5 33 (67.35%) Linux
6 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
8 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
8 24 (48.98%) Finance
8 24 (48.98%) Cybersecurity
9 23 (46.94%) C#
9 23 (46.94%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (44.90%) Software Engineering
10 22 (44.90%) Collaborative Working
11 21 (42.86%) C++
12 20 (40.82%) UML
13 19 (38.78%) SSL
13 19 (38.78%) DV Cleared
14 18 (36.73%) Java
15 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
16 15 (30.61%) Cisco
17 14 (28.57%) HTTP
17 14 (28.57%) Scrum
18 13 (26.53%) Requirements Analysis
19 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
19 12 (24.49%) Open Source
19 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
20 11 (22.45%) Wi-Fi
20 11 (22.45%) IPsec
20 11 (22.45%) Shell Script

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 8 (16.33%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (12.24%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.78%) SSL
2 14 (28.57%) HTTP
3 11 (22.45%) Ethernet
3 11 (22.45%) IPsec
3 11 (22.45%) IPv4
3 11 (22.45%) IPv6
3 11 (22.45%) Network Security
3 11 (22.45%) SNMP
3 11 (22.45%) SSH
3 11 (22.45%) VLAN
3 11 (22.45%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (16.33%) HTTPS
4 8 (16.33%) Wireshark
5 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.33%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
2 4 (8.16%) Selenium
3 3 (6.12%) LabVIEW
4 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.04%) JMeter
5 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (48.98%) Finance
2 8 (16.33%) Games
3 6 (12.24%) Electronics
4 5 (10.20%) Aerospace
4 5 (10.20%) Manufacturing
4 5 (10.20%) Military
5 3 (6.12%) Law
6 2 (4.08%) Banking
7 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (24.49%) Test Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Cybersecurity Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Security Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Software Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Requirements Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Senior Software Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Systems Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) Verification Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Test and Validation Engineer
5 7 (14.29%) Validation Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Analyst
6 5 (10.20%) Firmware Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Senior Firmware Engineer
6 5 (10.20%) Test Analyst
7 4 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.12%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.12%) Test Technician
9 2 (4.08%) Network Systems Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.37%) Node.js
1 9 (18.37%) XML
2 8 (16.33%) EJB
2 8 (16.33%) Hibernate
2 8 (16.33%) HTML
2 8 (16.33%) J2EE
2 8 (16.33%) Spring
3 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
3 4 (8.16%) STL
3 4 (8.16%) Yocto
4 2 (4.08%) .NET
4 2 (4.08%) Web Services
5 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.04%) CGI
5 1 (2.04%) JSON
5 1 (2.04%) Qt
5 1 (2.04%) React
5 1 (2.04%) RESTful
5 1 (2.04%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.33%) iPhone
1 8 (16.33%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (12.24%) CAN bus
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 4 (8.16%) Device Driver
4 4 (8.16%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (6.12%) Cybercrime
6 2 (4.08%) Fintech
7 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (2.04%) Cyber Warfare
7 1 (2.04%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.04%) Mobile App
7 1 (2.04%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Linux
3 10 (20.41%) Embedded Linux
4 8 (16.33%) Android
4 8 (16.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (65.31%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (59.18%) Test Automation
3 24 (48.98%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (46.94%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (44.90%) Collaborative Working
5 22 (44.90%) Software Engineering
6 20 (40.82%) UML
7 14 (28.57%) Scrum
8 13 (26.53%) Requirements Analysis
9 12 (24.49%) Open Source
9 12 (24.49%) Regression Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Functional Testing
10 10 (20.41%) Validation
11 9 (18.37%) User Stories
12 8 (16.33%) Android Development
12 8 (16.33%) Coaching
12 8 (16.33%) iOS Development
12 8 (16.33%) Memory Management
12 8 (16.33%) Mentoring
12 8 (16.33%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 37 (75.51%) C
2 35 (71.43%) Python
3 23 (46.94%) C#
4 21 (42.86%) C++
5 18 (36.73%) Java
6 17 (34.69%) JavaScript
7 11 (22.45%) Shell Script
8 10 (20.41%) Embedded C
8 10 (20.41%) SQL
9 9 (18.37%) Perl
10 8 (16.33%) Assembly Language
10 8 (16.33%) Objective-C
11 6 (12.24%) Tcl
12 4 (8.16%) Bash Shell
12 4 (8.16%) Embedded C++
13 1 (2.04%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (81.63%) Security Cleared
2 24 (48.98%) SC Cleared
3 19 (38.78%) DV Cleared
4 5 (10.20%) Degree
5 3 (6.12%) ISTQB
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 15 (30.61%) Cisco
2 10 (20.41%) EMC
3 8 (16.33%) Atlassian
4 7 (14.29%) Juniper
5 3 (6.12%) Agilent
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.04%) HP