Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 101 106
Rank change year-on-year -9 +5 +3
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 13 14 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 0.98% 1.05% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.08% 1.16% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 1
Somerset median annual salary £50,000 £33,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.15% -15.63% +34.63%
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +18.42% -15.56% +12.50%

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 Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1200 1209 1090
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.16% 90.77% 86.85%
Number of salaries quoted 987 1023 943
Somerset median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £57,500 £55,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Somerset.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Somerset over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Somerset

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Bath -2 11 £50,000 -13.04%
Taunton +5 1 - -
Test Strategy
South West

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

1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 10 (76.92%) Selenium
3 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 6 (46.15%) BDD
5 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
5 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
5 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
5 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (30.77%) Scrum
5 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
5 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
6 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (23.08%) ISEB
6 3 (23.08%) QA
7 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
7 2 (15.38%) JIRA
7 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (15.38%) JMeter
7 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
7 2 (15.38%) Java
7 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
7 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 2 (15.38%) DevOps
7 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
7 2 (15.38%) Line Management
7 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 10 (76.92%) Selenium
2 4 (30.77%) Cucumber
2 4 (30.77%) HP UFT
2 4 (30.77%) WebDriver
3 2 (15.38%) JIRA
3 2 (15.38%) JMeter
3 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (7.69%) LoadUI
4 1 (7.69%) NUnit
4 1 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 1 (7.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Analyst
1 6 (46.15%) Test Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (38.46%) Senior Test Analyst
3 4 (30.77%) Team Leader
3 4 (30.77%) Test Team Leader
4 3 (23.08%) Test Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Team Leader
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Analyst
5 1 (7.69%) Automation Test Lead
5 1 (7.69%) QA Leader
5 1 (7.69%) QA Manager
5 1 (7.69%) QA Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software QA Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Software Test Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) Gherkin
2 1 (7.69%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) JSON
2 1 (7.69%) REST
2 1 (7.69%) RESTful
2 1 (7.69%) Velocity
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (92.31%) Test Automation
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) Software Testing
3 6 (46.15%) BDD
3 6 (46.15%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Functional Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Manual Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Scrum
4 4 (30.77%) Software Delivery
5 3 (23.08%) Non-Functional Testing
6 2 (15.38%) DevOps
6 2 (15.38%) Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Line Management
6 2 (15.38%) SDLC
6 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Test Planning
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
7 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft