Period
to 15 January 2018

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 6 months to 15 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South West
6 months to
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 203 213
Rank change year-on-year +4 +10 -53
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 128 135 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.28% 1.30% 1.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.45% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 135 102 121
South West median annual salary £47,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.67% -11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £36,750 £30,000 £29,500
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +5.26%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 8,909 9,287 10,284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.16% 89.34% 89.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7,323 7,701 8,663
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £64,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

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 6 months to 15 January 2018.

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 6 months to 15 January 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
Gloucestershire +27 63 £50,000 +17.65% 8
Wiltshire +13 33 £50,000 +42.86% 5
Bristol +4 29 £46,500 +3.91% 3
Somerset -11 8 £50,000 +42.86% 1
Devon +17 5 £50,000 +74.88%
Dorset -27 4 £36,500 +37.74%
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 84 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (64.84%) Test Automation
3 41 (32.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (29.69%) Scrum
5 36 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (27.34%) Test Management
7 32 (25.00%) Test Scripting
7 32 (25.00%) Selenium
7 32 (25.00%) Java
8 31 (24.22%) Functional Testing
9 30 (23.44%) ISTQB
10 29 (22.66%) QA
10 29 (22.66%) Integration Testing
10 29 (22.66%) Security Cleared
10 29 (22.66%) Waterfall
10 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
11 27 (21.09%) ISEB
11 27 (21.09%) Manual Testing
11 27 (21.09%) Degree
12 25 (19.53%) Web Services
12 25 (19.53%) JIRA
12 25 (19.53%) Cucumber
13 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (18.75%) ITIL
13 24 (18.75%) Finance
14 23 (17.97%) BDD
15 22 (17.19%) Linux
16 21 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
17 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
17 20 (15.63%) Coaching

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 13 (10.16%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.34%) Apache
2 3 (2.34%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.34%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.34%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.41%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.59%) Amazon S3
3 4 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.34%) BlazeMeter
4 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.34%) SaaS
5 1 (0.78%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.78%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.91%) SSH
2 4 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.78%) HTTP
3 1 (0.78%) IPsec
3 1 (0.78%) IPv4
3 1 (0.78%) IPv6
3 1 (0.78%) MQTT
3 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
3 1 (0.78%) SNMP
3 1 (0.78%) SSL
3 1 (0.78%) VLAN
3 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.59%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.34%) HBase
3 3 (2.34%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 32 (25.00%) Selenium
2 25 (19.53%) Cucumber
2 25 (19.53%) JIRA
3 17 (13.28%) Jenkins
4 13 (10.16%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.38%) WebDriver
6 11 (8.59%) LoadRunner
6 11 (8.59%) Rational DOORS
6 11 (8.59%) SpecFlow
7 10 (7.81%) JMeter
7 10 (7.81%) Maven
8 8 (6.25%) Zephyr
9 7 (5.47%) JUnit
10 6 (4.69%) CruiseControl
10 6 (4.69%) HP UFT
10 6 (4.69%) Hudson
10 6 (4.69%) NUnit
10 6 (4.69%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.69%) TeamCity
11 5 (3.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 24 (18.75%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Banking
3 5 (3.91%) Advertising
3 5 (3.91%) Back Office
4 4 (3.13%) Electronics
4 4 (3.13%) Law
4 4 (3.13%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.13%) Marketing
4 4 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (21.88%) Test Manager
2 26 (20.31%) Analyst
3 22 (17.19%) Test Analyst
4 20 (15.63%) Test Leader
5 15 (11.72%) Tester
6 14 (10.94%) Technical Tester
7 13 (10.16%) Lead Tester
7 13 (10.16%) Team Leader
7 13 (10.16%) Technical Leader
7 13 (10.16%) Test Engineer
8 11 (8.59%) Consultant
8 11 (8.59%) Senior Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) Senior Consultant
8 11 (8.59%) Senior Test Analyst
8 11 (8.59%) Test Team Leader
9 10 (7.81%) Test Automation Engineer
10 8 (6.25%) Automation Test Analyst
11 7 (5.47%) Developer
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Manager
11 7 (5.47%) Senior Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.53%) Web Services
2 13 (10.16%) Gherkin
3 10 (7.81%) .NET
4 8 (6.25%) REST
4 8 (6.25%) SOAP
5 6 (4.69%) Node.js
6 5 (3.91%) Velocity
6 5 (3.91%) XML
7 3 (2.34%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.34%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.34%) CSS
7 3 (2.34%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.34%) HTML
7 3 (2.34%) JPA
7 3 (2.34%) jQuery
7 3 (2.34%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.34%) Spring
7 3 (2.34%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.34%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (1.56%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.59%) Management Information System
2 9 (7.03%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.91%) Fintech
4 4 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.56%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.56%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.78%) Cyber Warfare
7 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 22 (17.19%) Linux
2 3 (2.34%) Windows
3 2 (1.56%) Android
3 2 (1.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (65.63%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (64.84%) Test Automation
3 41 (32.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 38 (29.69%) Scrum
5 36 (28.13%) Non-Functional Testing
6 35 (27.34%) Test Management
7 32 (25.00%) Test Scripting
8 31 (24.22%) Functional Testing
9 29 (22.66%) Integration Testing
9 29 (22.66%) Waterfall
10 27 (21.09%) Manual Testing
11 24 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (18.75%) ITIL
12 23 (17.97%) BDD
13 20 (15.63%) Coaching
13 20 (15.63%) Mentoring
14 19 (14.84%) Change Management
15 18 (14.06%) Process Improvement
15 18 (14.06%) Risk Management
15 18 (14.06%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 32 (25.00%) Java
2 17 (13.28%) C#
2 17 (13.28%) SQL
3 14 (10.94%) C
4 12 (9.38%) C++
5 10 (7.81%) Ruby
6 6 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 6 (4.69%) VB.NET
7 4 (3.13%) XPath
8 3 (2.34%) Python
8 3 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.78%) F#
9 1 (0.78%) Groovy
9 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (23.44%) ISTQB
2 29 (22.66%) Security Cleared
3 27 (21.09%) Degree
3 27 (21.09%) ISEB
4 14 (10.94%) SC Cleared
5 13 (10.16%) CEH
5 13 (10.16%) MCSA
5 13 (10.16%) MCSE
5 13 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (5.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (3.13%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (22.66%) QA
2 1 (0.78%) GDPR
System Software
1 7 (5.47%) Docker
2 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.34%) HDFS
4 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.69%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.34%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.78%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.47%) HP
3 6 (4.69%) Cadence
3 6 (4.69%) Oracle
4 4 (3.13%) SAP
5 3 (2.34%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) CA
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Software AG
6 1 (0.78%) VMware
6 1 (0.78%) webMethods
6 1 (0.78%) Xamarin