Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South West
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 209 234
Rank change year-on-year +6 +25 -36
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 130 142 123
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.25% 1.39% 1.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.36% 1.51% 1.25%
Number of salaries quoted 94 109 90
South West median annual salary £46,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +15.00% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £22,750 £31,000 £28,450
90th Percentile £60,000 £55,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £51,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +2.00% - -

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 9,558 9,388 9,850
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.19% 91.72% 90.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7,869 7,753 8,238
South West median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,100 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +0.20% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +1 49 £46,000 +8.24% 3
Bristol -5 33 £52,500 +23.53% 9
Wiltshire -3 26 £36,750 -26.50% 5
Dorset -21 11 £30,500 - 1
Somerset +19 8 £38,000 -5.00% 2
Cornwall +9 1 £31,000 -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 87 (66.92%) Test Automation
2 85 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 52 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 46 (35.38%) Python
5 45 (34.62%) Linux
6 44 (33.85%) Windows
7 43 (33.08%) C
8 39 (30.00%) C#
8 39 (30.00%) Finance
9 36 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (27.69%) QA
10 34 (26.15%) SC Cleared
11 32 (24.62%) Software Engineering
11 32 (24.62%) Scrum
12 30 (23.08%) Java
12 30 (23.08%) Software Testing
13 28 (21.54%) ISTQB
13 28 (21.54%) JavaScript
14 27 (20.77%) C++
15 25 (19.23%) Selenium
15 25 (19.23%) Manual Testing
16 24 (18.46%) Degree
16 24 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
17 23 (17.69%) DV Cleared
17 23 (17.69%) SQL
18 22 (16.92%) Collaborative Working
19 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
19 20 (15.38%) UML
19 20 (15.38%) Computer Science
20 19 (14.62%) Android

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 8 (6.15%) WebLogic
2 5 (3.85%) CMS
3 4 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.31%) Confluence
5 1 (0.77%) Apache
5 1 (0.77%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.77%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Visio
2 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Sonata
2 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.08%) Office 365
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) G Suite
3 3 (2.31%) Slack
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.62%) SSL
2 14 (10.77%) HTTP
3 11 (8.46%) Ethernet
3 11 (8.46%) IPsec
3 11 (8.46%) IPv4
3 11 (8.46%) IPv6
3 11 (8.46%) Network Security
3 11 (8.46%) SNMP
3 11 (8.46%) SSH
3 11 (8.46%) VLAN
3 11 (8.46%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (6.15%) HTTPS
4 8 (6.15%) Wireshark
5 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.69%) Big Data
2 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.77%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.77%) HBase
4 1 (0.77%) MySQL
4 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.77%) Redis
4 1 (0.77%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 25 (19.23%) Selenium
2 19 (14.62%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.46%) SpecFlow
3 11 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (6.92%) WebDriver
5 8 (6.15%) Cucumber
5 8 (6.15%) JIRA
5 8 (6.15%) Visual Studio
6 7 (5.38%) SoapUI
6 7 (5.38%) Visual Studio Team System
7 6 (4.62%) Jenkins
7 6 (4.62%) JMeter
7 6 (4.62%) LoadRunner
7 6 (4.62%) TestComplete
8 5 (3.85%) Appium
8 5 (3.85%) git-flow
8 5 (3.85%) UI Automator
9 4 (3.08%) Bitbucket
9 4 (3.08%) HP UFT
9 4 (3.08%) JUnit
General
1 39 (30.00%) Finance
2 12 (9.23%) Electronics
3 9 (6.92%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.15%) Games
4 8 (6.15%) Retail
5 7 (5.38%) Military
6 5 (3.85%) Aerospace
6 5 (3.85%) Marketing
7 4 (3.08%) Banking
7 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
8 3 (2.31%) Law
9 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.54%) Local Government
10 1 (0.77%) Advertising
10 1 (0.77%) Back Office
10 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 35 (26.92%) Analyst
1 35 (26.92%) Test Analyst
2 27 (20.77%) Test Engineer
3 20 (15.38%) Software Analyst
3 20 (15.38%) Software Test Analyst
4 15 (11.54%) Tester
5 12 (9.23%) Graduate
5 12 (9.23%) Graduate Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Graduate Software Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Graduate Software Test Analyst
5 12 (9.23%) Graduate Test Analyst
6 11 (8.46%) Automation Tester
6 11 (8.46%) Test Leader
7 10 (7.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 10 (7.69%) Test Automation Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Senior Test Engineer
8 9 (6.92%) Software Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (9.23%) HTML
2 11 (8.46%) XML
3 10 (7.69%) Gherkin
4 9 (6.92%) J2EE
4 9 (6.92%) Node.js
4 9 (6.92%) Spring
5 8 (6.15%) .NET
5 8 (6.15%) EJB
5 8 (6.15%) Hibernate
5 8 (6.15%) Web Services
6 7 (5.38%) SOAP
7 4 (3.08%) CSS
7 4 (3.08%) STL
7 4 (3.08%) Yocto
8 3 (2.31%) REST
9 2 (1.54%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.54%) JSON
10 1 (0.77%) Qt
10 1 (0.77%) Symfony
10 1 (0.77%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 15 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.92%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (6.15%) iPhone
5 6 (4.62%) CAN bus
6 5 (3.85%) User Experience
7 4 (3.08%) Device Driver
7 4 (3.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 3 (2.31%) Cybercrime
8 3 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
8 3 (2.31%) Fintech
9 2 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.54%) VHDL
10 1 (0.77%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.77%) Cyber Warfare
10 1 (0.77%) Cyberattack
10 1 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.62%) Linux
2 44 (33.85%) Windows
3 19 (14.62%) Android
4 11 (8.46%) Apple iOS
5 10 (7.69%) Embedded Linux
6 8 (6.15%) Windows Phone
7 6 (4.62%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (66.92%) Test Automation
2 85 (65.38%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.69%) Continuous Integration
4 32 (24.62%) Scrum
4 32 (24.62%) Software Engineering
5 30 (23.08%) Software Testing
6 25 (19.23%) Manual Testing
7 24 (18.46%) Cybersecurity
8 22 (16.92%) Collaborative Working
9 20 (15.38%) Problem-Solving
9 20 (15.38%) UML
10 19 (14.62%) Regression Testing
11 18 (13.85%) Functional Testing
11 18 (13.85%) Open Source
11 18 (13.85%) SDLC
11 18 (13.85%) Strategic Thinking
11 18 (13.85%) Test Management
11 18 (13.85%) User Acceptance Testing
12 17 (13.08%) Test Scripting
13 16 (12.31%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (35.38%) Python
2 43 (33.08%) C
3 39 (30.00%) C#
4 30 (23.08%) Java
5 28 (21.54%) JavaScript
6 27 (20.77%) C++
7 23 (17.69%) SQL
8 13 (10.00%) Objective-C
9 12 (9.23%) Embedded C
9 12 (9.23%) Ruby
10 11 (8.46%) Shell Script
11 9 (6.92%) Perl
12 8 (6.15%) Assembly Language
13 6 (4.62%) Embedded C++
13 6 (4.62%) Scala
13 6 (4.62%) Tcl
14 5 (3.85%) Apple Swift
14 5 (3.85%) Kotlin
15 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
16 1 (0.77%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 34 (26.15%) SC Cleared
3 28 (21.54%) ISTQB
4 24 (18.46%) Degree
5 23 (17.69%) DV Cleared
6 17 (13.08%) ISEB
7 4 (3.08%) CEH
7 4 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.08%) MCSA
7 4 (3.08%) MCSE
7 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.54%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (27.69%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.77%) Oozie
Vendors
1 16 (12.31%) Microsoft
2 15 (11.54%) Cisco
3 10 (7.69%) EMC
4 8 (6.15%) Atlassian
5 7 (5.38%) Juniper
6 5 (3.85%) SAP
7 4 (3.08%) Google
7 4 (3.08%) HP
8 3 (2.31%) Agilent
9 2 (1.54%) Cognizant
10 1 (0.77%) Apple
10 1 (0.77%) Automation Anywhere
10 1 (0.77%) Blue Prism
10 1 (0.77%) Cadence
10 1 (0.77%) Informatica
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle
10 1 (0.77%) UiPath
10 1 (0.77%) Zend