Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 216 162 222
Rank change year-on-year -54 +60 -33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 139 194 129
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.29% 1.88% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.41% 2.06% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 126 142 103
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £33,500 £30,750 £27,100
90th Percentile £72,500 £57,500 £64,750
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 9,849 9,438 9,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.19% 91.61% 89.74%
Number of salaries quoted 8,111 7,759 8,238
South West median annual salary £42,500 £41,377 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.72% +3.44% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £25,675
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year - +3.09% +2.11%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 +26 75 £46,000 +8.24% 7
Bristol -23 31 £50,000 +17.65% 4
Wiltshire -4 20 £40,000 -21.55% 3
Somerset -10 8 £70,000 +86.67% 6
Devon +8 2 £70,000 +117.05% 2
Cornwall -16 2 £29,250 -
Dorset -47 2 £41,250 +11.49% 2
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 South West region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 96 (69.06%) Test Automation
2 89 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (38.85%) Security Cleared
4 48 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (34.53%) Finance
5 47 (33.81%) C
5 47 (33.81%) Linux
6 43 (30.94%) Python
7 35 (25.18%) Windows
8 31 (22.30%) Waterfall
9 29 (20.86%) SC Cleared
10 28 (20.14%) UML
11 27 (19.42%) C++
11 27 (19.42%) DV Cleared
11 27 (19.42%) Functional Testing
12 26 (18.71%) QA
12 26 (18.71%) C#
12 26 (18.71%) Scrum
13 24 (17.27%) Regression Testing
13 24 (17.27%) Java
13 24 (17.27%) ISTQB
13 24 (17.27%) Jenkins
14 23 (16.55%) Selenium
14 23 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
15 22 (15.83%) Test Management
15 22 (15.83%) Git (software)
16 21 (15.11%) Software Testing
17 20 (14.39%) Software Engineering
17 20 (14.39%) Non-Functional Testing
17 20 (14.39%) Acceptance Criteria

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 6 (4.32%) Confluence
2 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.16%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.44%) Apache
4 2 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.72%) Amazon Kinesis
3 1 (0.72%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.72%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.79%) SSL
2 12 (8.63%) Ethernet
2 12 (8.63%) IPsec
2 12 (8.63%) IPv4
2 12 (8.63%) IPv6
2 12 (8.63%) SNMP
2 12 (8.63%) SSH
2 12 (8.63%) VLAN
2 12 (8.63%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (5.76%) Network Security
3 8 (5.76%) Wireshark
4 5 (3.60%) HTTP
5 3 (2.16%) HTTPS
6 2 (1.44%) Internet
6 2 (1.44%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.72%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.60%) Big Data
2 3 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.72%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.72%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.72%) HBase
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.72%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 24 (17.27%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.55%) Selenium
3 22 (15.83%) Git (software)
4 17 (12.23%) JIRA
5 13 (9.35%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.47%) Bitbucket
6 9 (6.47%) JUnit
7 7 (5.04%) Maven
7 7 (5.04%) SpecFlow
8 6 (4.32%) Appium
8 6 (4.32%) CruiseControl
8 6 (4.32%) TeamCity
8 6 (4.32%) WebDriver
9 5 (3.60%) GitLab
9 5 (3.60%) Gradle
9 5 (3.60%) Hudson
9 5 (3.60%) NUnit
9 5 (3.60%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.60%) UI Automator
10 3 (2.16%) LabVIEW
General
1 48 (34.53%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Banking
3 7 (5.04%) Electronics
4 5 (3.60%) Advertising
4 5 (3.60%) Back Office
5 4 (2.88%) Games
6 3 (2.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.16%) Marketing
7 2 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.72%) Military
8 1 (0.72%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (20.86%) Test Engineer
2 21 (15.11%) Analyst
2 21 (15.11%) Test Manager
3 18 (12.95%) Test Analyst
4 14 (10.07%) Tester
5 12 (8.63%) Systems Engineer
6 11 (7.91%) Test Leader
7 10 (7.19%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Senior Test Analyst
7 10 (7.19%) Software Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.47%) Verification Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Automation Tester
9 8 (5.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Senior Software Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Senior Test Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Test and Validation Engineer
9 8 (5.76%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.23%) Web Services
2 11 (7.91%) Node.js
3 9 (6.47%) .NET
4 8 (5.76%) Gherkin
4 8 (5.76%) STL
4 8 (5.76%) Yocto
5 5 (3.60%) J2EE
5 5 (3.60%) XML
6 4 (2.88%) REST
7 3 (2.16%) EJB
7 3 (2.16%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.16%) HTML
7 3 (2.16%) SOAP
7 3 (2.16%) Spring
8 2 (1.44%) CSS
8 2 (1.44%) FIX Protocol
8 2 (1.44%) jQuery
8 2 (1.44%) JSON
8 2 (1.44%) Velocity
9 1 (0.72%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Computer Science
2 8 (5.76%) Device Driver
2 8 (5.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 8 (5.76%) Self-Motivation
3 7 (5.04%) Fintech
4 4 (2.88%) User Experience
5 3 (2.16%) iPhone
5 3 (2.16%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.44%) CAN bus
6 2 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.44%) Internet of Things
6 2 (1.44%) VHDL
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.72%) Cyber Warfare
7 1 (0.72%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.72%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.72%) Robotics
7 1 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (33.81%) Linux
2 35 (25.18%) Windows
3 10 (7.19%) Android
3 10 (7.19%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (6.47%) Unix
5 7 (5.04%) Apple iOS
6 3 (2.16%) Windows Phone
7 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (69.06%) Test Automation
2 89 (64.03%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (34.53%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (22.30%) Waterfall
5 28 (20.14%) UML
6 27 (19.42%) Functional Testing
7 26 (18.71%) Scrum
8 24 (17.27%) Regression Testing
9 23 (16.55%) User Acceptance Testing
10 22 (15.83%) Test Management
11 21 (15.11%) Software Testing
12 20 (14.39%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (14.39%) Collaborative Working
12 20 (14.39%) Non-Functional Testing
12 20 (14.39%) Software Engineering
13 19 (13.67%) Manual Testing
13 19 (13.67%) Open Source
14 18 (12.95%) Requirements Analysis
14 18 (12.95%) SDLC
15 17 (12.23%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 47 (33.81%) C
2 43 (30.94%) Python
3 27 (19.42%) C++
4 26 (18.71%) C#
5 24 (17.27%) Java
6 18 (12.95%) SQL
7 13 (9.35%) Bash Shell
7 13 (9.35%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.35%) Shell Script
8 12 (8.63%) Embedded C
8 12 (8.63%) Ruby
9 10 (7.19%) Embedded C++
10 8 (5.76%) Assembly Language
10 8 (5.76%) Objective-C
11 5 (3.60%) Apple Swift
11 5 (3.60%) Kotlin
12 3 (2.16%) Perl
13 2 (1.44%) Jython
13 2 (1.44%) Tcl
13 2 (1.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (38.85%) Security Cleared
2 29 (20.86%) SC Cleared
3 27 (19.42%) DV Cleared
4 24 (17.27%) ISTQB
5 17 (12.23%) ISEB
6 15 (10.79%) Degree
7 5 (3.60%) CEH
7 5 (3.60%) MCSA
7 5 (3.60%) MCSE
7 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.71%) QA
2 2 (1.44%) MiFID
3 1 (0.72%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (3.60%) Docker
2 4 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.72%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (4.32%) Puppet
2 5 (3.60%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (1.44%) CA Service Virtualization
3 2 (1.44%) HP ALM
4 1 (0.72%) Ansible
4 1 (0.72%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 12 (8.63%) EMC
1 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
2 11 (7.91%) Cisco
3 8 (5.76%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.76%) Juniper
4 5 (3.60%) Cadence
5 4 (2.88%) Oracle
6 3 (2.16%) Agilent
6 3 (2.16%) HP
7 2 (1.44%) CA
7 2 (1.44%) Google
7 2 (1.44%) SAP
8 1 (0.72%) Apple
8 1 (0.72%) Automation Anywhere
8 1 (0.72%) Blue Prism
8 1 (0.72%) Informatica
8 1 (0.72%) Sybase
8 1 (0.72%) Xamarin