Period
to 23 October 2018

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

Test Strategy
South West > Somerset
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 99 102
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3 -1
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 9 19 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.05% 1.45% 1.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.16% 1.57% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 26 13
Somerset median annual salary £41,500 £50,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.00% +42.86% -37.50%
10th Percentile £34,750 £32,000 £31,081
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £58,500
South West median annual salary £46,000 £42,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year +8.24% +10.39% -14.44%

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 778 1,213 1,241
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 90.57% 92.31% 92.82%
Number of salaries quoted 643 997 1,082
Somerset median annual salary £43,972 £41,377 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.27% +3.44% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £66,000 £60,000 £58,625
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 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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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
Bath +24 6 £38,000 -24.00% 1
Yeovil - 2 £45,000 - 1
Taunton +6 1 - - 1
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 Somerset region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
4 3 (33.33%) Selenium
4 3 (33.33%) Wealth Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Sonata
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
5 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
5 2 (22.22%) Big Data
5 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Service Design
5 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (22.22%) API Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Defect Management
5 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
5 2 (22.22%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Master's Degree

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Sonata
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (44.44%) HP UFT
2 3 (33.33%) Selenium
2 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
3 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Analyst
1 5 (55.56%) Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) ETL Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Software QA Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Test Data Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Test Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
3 1 (11.11%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science
2 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) Regression Testing
2 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
3 4 (44.44%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (44.44%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) Test Management
4 3 (33.33%) Test Planning
4 3 (33.33%) Waterfall
4 3 (33.33%) Wealth Management
5 2 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (22.22%) Data Analysis
5 2 (22.22%) ETL
5 2 (22.22%) Integration Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Scenario Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (22.22%) System Testing
5 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
5 2 (22.22%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (22.22%) Cognizant