Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South West
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 225 178
Rank change year-on-year +14 -47 -24
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 129 124 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.25% 1.13% 1.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.39% 1.28% 1.88%
Number of salaries quoted 108 90 165
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £35,875 £30,000 £30,400
90th Percentile £56,250 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,323 £50,000
% change year-on-year +1.37% -1.36% +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 9265 9722 10568
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.53% 88.81% 88.79%
Number of salaries quoted 7634 8094 8868
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,075
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 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 +24 58 £50,000 +19.05% 1
Bristol 0 33 £46,500 +26.53% 1
Wiltshire +10 28 £50,000 +42.86%
Somerset -2 13 £50,000 +48.15%
Devon +17 4 £48,750 +57.03%
Dorset -9 3 - -
Cornwall +1 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 81 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (55.04%) Test Automation
3 43 (33.33%) Selenium
4 36 (27.91%) Test Scripting
5 35 (27.13%) Degree
5 35 (27.13%) Java
6 33 (25.58%) ISTQB
7 31 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
8 30 (23.26%) Test Management
8 30 (23.26%) Software Testing
9 29 (22.48%) Waterfall
10 28 (21.71%) Functional Testing
10 28 (21.71%) Non-Functional Testing
11 26 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
11 26 (20.16%) Scrum
12 25 (19.38%) Defect Management
13 24 (18.60%) Cucumber
13 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
14 23 (17.83%) Integration Testing
14 23 (17.83%) ISEB
15 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
15 22 (17.05%) QA
16 21 (16.28%) Manual Testing
16 21 (16.28%) Mentoring
17 20 (15.50%) SQL
17 20 (15.50%) Web Services
18 18 (13.95%) C#
18 18 (13.95%) Banking
19 17 (13.18%) ITIL
19 17 (13.18%) Linux

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 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.33%) Apache
2 3 (2.33%) Apache Pig
2 3 (2.33%) Apache Solr
2 3 (2.33%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.55%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.53%) Amazon S3
3 3 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
4 1 (0.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (3.88%) SSH
2 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
2 1 (0.78%) HTTP
2 1 (0.78%) Internet
2 1 (0.78%) IPsec
2 1 (0.78%) IPv4
2 1 (0.78%) IPv6
2 1 (0.78%) PuTTY
2 1 (0.78%) SNMP
2 1 (0.78%) SSL
2 1 (0.78%) VLAN
2 1 (0.78%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.78%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.53%) Hadoop
2 4 (3.10%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.33%) HBase
3 3 (2.33%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.33%) 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 43 (33.33%) Selenium
2 24 (18.60%) Cucumber
3 17 (13.18%) HP UFT
3 17 (13.18%) JIRA
4 13 (10.08%) Git (software)
5 12 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 12 (9.30%) LoadRunner
6 11 (8.53%) JMeter
6 11 (8.53%) Rational DOORS
7 9 (6.98%) WebDriver
8 8 (6.20%) SpecFlow
9 7 (5.43%) JUnit
9 7 (5.43%) NUnit
10 6 (4.65%) CruiseControl
10 6 (4.65%) Hudson
10 6 (4.65%) Maven
10 6 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (4.65%) TeamCity
10 6 (4.65%) Visual Studio
11 5 (3.88%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (13.95%) Banking
2 16 (12.40%) Finance
3 6 (4.65%) Investment Banking
3 6 (4.65%) Law
4 4 (3.10%) Advertising
4 4 (3.10%) Back Office
4 4 (3.10%) Electronics
4 4 (3.10%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.10%) Marketing
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 47 (36.43%) Analyst
2 41 (31.78%) Test Analyst
3 24 (18.60%) Test Manager
4 17 (13.18%) Test Leader
5 12 (9.30%) Senior Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Senior Test Analyst
5 12 (9.30%) Team Leader
5 12 (9.30%) Tester
6 11 (8.53%) Consultant
6 11 (8.53%) Senior Consultant
7 10 (7.75%) Automation Test Analyst
7 10 (7.75%) Test Engineer
7 10 (7.75%) Test Team Leader
8 9 (6.98%) Test Automation Engineer
9 7 (5.43%) Developer
9 7 (5.43%) Technical Tester
10 6 (4.65%) Functional Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Functional Test Analyst
10 6 (4.65%) Lead Tester
10 6 (4.65%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.50%) Web Services
2 14 (10.85%) Gherkin
3 12 (9.30%) .NET
4 8 (6.20%) SOAP
5 7 (5.43%) XML
6 6 (4.65%) HTML
6 6 (4.65%) REST
7 3 (2.33%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.33%) CSS
7 3 (2.33%) Hibernate
7 3 (2.33%) JPA
7 3 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
7 3 (2.33%) Spring
7 3 (2.33%) Spring Boot
7 3 (2.33%) Spring Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) jQuery
9 1 (0.78%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.78%) HTML5
9 1 (0.78%) JSON
9 1 (0.78%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (8.53%) Computer Science
2 11 (8.53%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.88%) Fintech
4 4 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.78%) Cyber Warfare
5 1 (0.78%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 17 (13.18%) Linux
2 14 (10.85%) Windows
3 4 (3.10%) Unix
4 3 (2.33%) Android
4 3 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (62.79%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (55.04%) Test Automation
3 36 (27.91%) Test Scripting
4 31 (24.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (23.26%) Software Testing
5 30 (23.26%) Test Management
6 29 (22.48%) Waterfall
7 28 (21.71%) Functional Testing
7 28 (21.71%) Non-Functional Testing
8 26 (20.16%) Scrum
8 26 (20.16%) Stakeholder Management
9 25 (19.38%) Defect Management
10 23 (17.83%) Integration Testing
11 21 (16.28%) Manual Testing
11 21 (16.28%) Mentoring
12 17 (13.18%) ITIL
13 16 (12.40%) SDLC
14 14 (10.85%) V-Model
15 13 (10.08%) BDD
15 13 (10.08%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) Java
2 20 (15.50%) SQL
3 18 (13.95%) C#
4 14 (10.85%) C++
5 11 (8.53%) C
5 11 (8.53%) JavaScript
6 9 (6.98%) Ruby
7 6 (4.65%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.10%) Python
8 4 (3.10%) XPath
9 3 (2.33%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.78%) F#
11 1 (0.78%) Groovy
11 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.78%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 35 (27.13%) Degree
2 33 (25.58%) ISTQB
3 24 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 23 (17.83%) ISEB
5 17 (13.18%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (4.65%) CEH
7 6 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 6 (4.65%) MCSA
7 6 (4.65%) MCSE
7 6 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (17.05%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.43%) Docker
2 3 (2.33%) HDFS
3 1 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (10.85%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
4 1 (0.78%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 22 (17.05%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.18%) HP
3 14 (10.85%) Cognizant
4 6 (4.65%) Cadence
4 6 (4.65%) Oracle
5 4 (3.10%) SAP
6 1 (0.78%) CA
6 1 (0.78%) Google
6 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.78%) Software AG
6 1 (0.78%) VMware
6 1 (0.78%) webMethods