The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / South West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 180 145
Rank change year-on-year +56 -35  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 108 78 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.12% 1.33% 1.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.36% 1.49% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 83 66 69
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £48,400
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £44,000
% change year-on-year - -3.40%  

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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4579 5223 5264
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.05% 88.74% 87.84%
Number of salaries quoted 3780 4264 4373
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,600 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 the South West

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for Test Strategy in the South West

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in the South West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in the South West

Test Strategy
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the South West region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Gloucestershire +26 39 £46,250 -15.90% 2
Somerset +17 22 £40,000 +44.14% 3
Bristol -8 19 £42,500 +17.24% 1
Wiltshire +5 15 £50,990 +15.53% 2
Devon +2 7 £33,000 +1.53%
Dorset +26 4 £26,500 -33.75%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 113 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (43.45%) Java
3 67 (39.88%) Security Cleared
4 54 (32.14%) Degree
5 50 (29.76%) Selenium
5 50 (29.76%) C++
6 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
7 46 (27.38%) ISTQB
7 46 (27.38%) Cucumber
8 45 (26.79%) C
9 42 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 41 (24.40%) C#
10 41 (24.40%) Cybersecurity
11 40 (23.81%) QA
12 39 (23.21%) MODAF
12 39 (23.21%) ISEB
13 38 (22.62%) DV Cleared
14 37 (22.02%) UML
15 36 (21.43%) Python
16 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
17 33 (19.64%) TOGAF
18 31 (18.45%) Management Information System
18 31 (18.45%) Linux
18 31 (18.45%) Non-Functional Testing
19 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
19 30 (17.86%) Automated Testing
20 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
21 28 (16.67%) BDD
21 28 (16.67%) ITIL
21 28 (16.67%) Scrum

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 7 (4.17%) WebSphere
2 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
3 1 (0.60%) Apache
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.60%) CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (0.60%) SAS
3 1 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (0.60%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.60%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.60%) MS Office
1 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 27 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (11.31%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.33%) Internet
2 8 (4.76%) SSH
3 7 (4.17%) HTTP
4 5 (2.98%) HTTPS
4 5 (2.98%) SSL
5 2 (1.19%) FTP
6 1 (0.60%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (14.88%) Big Data
2 19 (11.31%) Hadoop
3 9 (5.36%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.79%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.60%) DB2
6 1 (0.60%) HBase
6 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.60%) MySQL
6 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 50 (29.76%) Selenium
2 46 (27.38%) Cucumber
3 17 (10.12%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (9.52%) JIRA
5 15 (8.93%) Jenkins
6 14 (8.33%) Rational DOORS
7 13 (7.74%) JMeter
8 12 (7.14%) LoadRunner
9 10 (5.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (5.95%) Git (software)
9 10 (5.95%) SpecFlow
10 9 (5.36%) Zephyr
11 8 (4.76%) Bitbucket
11 8 (4.76%) Maven
11 8 (4.76%) Vagrant
11 8 (4.76%) Visual Studio
12 7 (4.17%) WebDriver
13 6 (3.57%) Eclipse
13 6 (3.57%) NUnit
14 5 (2.98%) IntelliJ
General
1 24 (14.29%) Finance
2 16 (9.52%) Marketing
3 15 (8.93%) Banking
3 15 (8.93%) Local Government
4 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
5 9 (5.36%) Electronics
6 8 (4.76%) Games
6 8 (4.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.19%) Retail
8 1 (0.60%) Advertising
8 1 (0.60%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 41 (24.40%) Test Engineer
2 23 (13.69%) Analyst
3 22 (13.10%) Systems Engineer
3 22 (13.10%) Test Analyst
4 19 (11.31%) Consultant
4 19 (11.31%) Test Automation Engineer
5 18 (10.71%) Software Test Engineer
6 15 (8.93%) Test Manager
7 14 (8.33%) Tester
8 13 (7.74%) Architect
9 11 (6.55%) Senior Consultant
9 11 (6.55%) Technical Architect
10 10 (5.95%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Software Integration Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Test and Integration Engineer
11 9 (5.36%) Senior Test Engineer
12 8 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
12 8 (4.76%) Test Leader
13 7 (4.17%) Automation Tester
13 7 (4.17%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) SOAP
2 20 (11.90%) REST
3 15 (8.93%) .NET
4 13 (7.74%) Web Services
4 13 (7.74%) XML
5 12 (7.14%) WCF
6 10 (5.95%) Gherkin
7 8 (4.76%) Middleware
8 7 (4.17%) Hibernate
8 7 (4.17%) HTML
8 7 (4.17%) Spring
8 7 (4.17%) WSDL
9 6 (3.57%) J2EE
10 5 (2.98%) EJB
11 4 (2.38%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET
11 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
11 4 (2.38%) ASP.NET Web API
11 4 (2.38%) Ext JS
11 4 (2.38%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 31 (18.45%) Management Information System
2 14 (8.33%) Internet of Things
3 12 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.17%) DataPower
4 7 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.98%) iPhone
6 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.79%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 31 (18.45%) Linux
2 27 (16.07%) Windows
3 12 (7.14%) Android
4 7 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 5 (2.98%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.19%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (67.26%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (27.98%) Test Scripting
3 42 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 41 (24.40%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (23.21%) MODAF
6 37 (22.02%) UML
7 34 (20.24%) Software Testing
8 33 (19.64%) TOGAF
9 31 (18.45%) Non-Functional Testing
10 30 (17.86%) Automated Testing
11 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (16.67%) BDD
12 28 (16.67%) ITIL
12 28 (16.67%) Scrum
13 24 (14.29%) SysML
14 21 (12.50%) Test Management
14 21 (12.50%) Waterfall
15 19 (11.31%) Mathematics
15 19 (11.31%) Mentoring
15 19 (11.31%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (43.45%) Java
2 50 (29.76%) C++
3 45 (26.79%) C
4 41 (24.40%) C#
5 36 (21.43%) Python
6 26 (15.48%) Ruby
7 25 (14.88%) SQL
8 19 (11.31%) JavaScript
9 12 (7.14%) Perl
10 8 (4.76%) XPath
11 5 (2.98%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.98%) Scala
12 1 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 67 (39.88%) Security Cleared
2 54 (32.14%) Degree
3 46 (27.38%) ISTQB
4 39 (23.21%) ISEB
5 38 (22.62%) DV Cleared
6 15 (8.93%) SC Cleared
7 11 (6.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.19%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.60%) CEH
9 1 (0.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (23.81%) QA
2 7 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (7.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.95%) Hyper-V
3 9 (5.36%) Docker
4 5 (2.98%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.79%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.79%) Xen
5 3 (1.79%) XenApp
5 3 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 17 (10.12%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.60%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 30 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 21 (12.50%) HP
3 15 (8.93%) SAP
4 13 (7.74%) VMware
5 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.17%) IBM
5 7 (4.17%) Software AG
5 7 (4.17%) Unisys
6 5 (2.98%) Cisco
7 4 (2.38%) Sencha
8 3 (1.79%) Citrix
9 2 (1.19%) Oracle
10 1 (0.60%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.60%) EMC
10 1 (0.60%) Sitecore
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