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 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England / South West
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 184 168
Rank change year-on-year +27 -16  
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 87 52 81
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.64% 1.01% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.82% 1.14% 1.55%
Number of salaries quoted 58 38 60
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +9.89%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £29,000 £31,850
10% offered a salary of more than £50,297 £72,500 £55,550
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -5.55% -  

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 4793 4576 5222
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.31% 88.46% 86.89%
Number of salaries quoted 3946 3833 4370
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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
Bristol +2 31 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Gloucestershire -8 27 £37,500 -33.33%
Somerset +14 20 £37,500 -16.66%
Wiltshire +5 5 £54,245 +11.27% 2
Devon +7 3 £31,500 -12.50% 2
Cornwall - 1 - -
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 127 (65.80%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (58.55%) Test Automation
3 66 (34.20%) Selenium
4 64 (33.16%) Test Scripting
5 59 (30.57%) Java
6 57 (29.53%) ISTQB
7 56 (29.02%) Software Testing
8 52 (26.94%) Security Cleared
9 49 (25.39%) Degree
10 47 (24.35%) C#
11 45 (23.32%) Cucumber
12 43 (22.28%) QA
13 41 (21.24%) Waterfall
14 40 (20.73%) ISEB
15 37 (19.17%) C
16 36 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
17 35 (18.13%) C++
17 35 (18.13%) Non-Functional Testing
18 32 (16.58%) Windows
18 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
19 31 (16.06%) BDD
20 29 (15.03%) HP Quality Center
20 29 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
20 29 (15.03%) Test Management
20 29 (15.03%) MODAF
20 29 (15.03%) UML
20 29 (15.03%) Banking
21 28 (14.51%) Integration Testing
21 28 (14.51%) Cybersecurity
22 27 (13.99%) 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 (3.63%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.04%) CMS
2 2 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (1.04%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.52%) Apache
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
3 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 21 (10.88%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.29%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.74%) Internet
2 5 (2.59%) SSH
3 1 (0.52%) FTP
3 1 (0.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (9.33%) Big Data
2 16 (8.29%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.11%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.59%) SQL Server
5 4 (2.07%) MySQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.52%) DB2
7 1 (0.52%) HBase
7 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.52%) Redis
Development Applications
1 66 (34.20%) Selenium
2 45 (23.32%) Cucumber
3 18 (9.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (8.81%) WebDriver
5 16 (8.29%) HP UFT
6 14 (7.25%) SpecFlow
7 13 (6.74%) JIRA
7 13 (6.74%) JMeter
8 12 (6.22%) LoadRunner
9 11 (5.70%) Jenkins
9 11 (5.70%) NUnit
9 11 (5.70%) Rational DOORS
9 11 (5.70%) Visual Studio
10 7 (3.63%) Eclipse
10 7 (3.63%) Git (software)
10 7 (3.63%) IntelliJ
11 6 (3.11%) Zephyr
12 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
12 5 (2.59%) LoadUI
12 5 (2.59%) Vagrant
General
1 29 (15.03%) Banking
2 21 (10.88%) Finance
3 13 (6.74%) Local Government
3 13 (6.74%) Marketing
4 5 (2.59%) Electronics
4 5 (2.59%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.55%) Games
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (27.98%) Analyst
2 51 (26.42%) Test Analyst
3 28 (14.51%) Test Engineer
4 26 (13.47%) Tester
5 25 (12.95%) Test Manager
6 19 (9.84%) Senior Analyst
7 18 (9.33%) Consultant
7 18 (9.33%) Senior Test Analyst
7 18 (9.33%) Test Automation Engineer
8 13 (6.74%) Architect
8 13 (6.74%) QA Tester
9 12 (6.22%) Senior Consultant
9 12 (6.22%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (5.70%) Technical Architect
11 10 (5.18%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.18%) Senior Test Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Software Test Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Software Tester
11 10 (5.18%) Test Leader
12 9 (4.66%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (13.47%) .NET
2 22 (11.40%) REST
3 19 (9.84%) SOAP
3 19 (9.84%) Web Services
4 12 (6.22%) Gherkin
4 12 (6.22%) WCF
5 8 (4.15%) HTML
5 8 (4.15%) Middleware
6 7 (3.63%) WSDL
7 6 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
8 5 (2.59%) AngularJS
8 5 (2.59%) ASP.NET
8 5 (2.59%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (2.59%) Ext JS
8 5 (2.59%) Node.js
8 5 (2.59%) React
8 5 (2.59%) XML
9 3 (1.55%) LAMP
10 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.52%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 26 (13.47%) Management Information System
2 17 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (6.74%) Internet of Things
4 10 (5.18%) Computer Science
5 7 (3.63%) DataPower
6 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.59%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.04%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 32 (16.58%) Windows
2 21 (10.88%) Linux
3 9 (4.66%) Android
3 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.55%) Unix
4 3 (1.55%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.52%) VMS
5 1 (0.52%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (65.80%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (58.55%) Test Automation
3 64 (33.16%) Test Scripting
4 56 (29.02%) Software Testing
5 41 (21.24%) Waterfall
6 36 (18.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 35 (18.13%) Non-Functional Testing
8 31 (16.06%) BDD
9 29 (15.03%) MODAF
9 29 (15.03%) Test Management
9 29 (15.03%) UML
9 29 (15.03%) User Acceptance Testing
10 28 (14.51%) Cybersecurity
10 28 (14.51%) Integration Testing
11 27 (13.99%) Scrum
12 24 (12.44%) TOGAF
13 22 (11.40%) Defect Management
14 21 (10.88%) ITIL
15 20 (10.36%) SDLC
16 19 (9.84%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 59 (30.57%) Java
2 47 (24.35%) C#
3 37 (19.17%) C
4 35 (18.13%) C++
5 26 (13.47%) Ruby
6 24 (12.44%) JavaScript
6 24 (12.44%) Python
7 19 (9.84%) SQL
8 8 (4.15%) Scala
9 5 (2.59%) XPath
10 4 (2.07%) Perl
11 3 (1.55%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (29.53%) ISTQB
2 52 (26.94%) Security Cleared
3 49 (25.39%) Degree
4 40 (20.73%) ISEB
5 26 (13.47%) DV Cleared
6 18 (9.33%) SC Cleared
7 12 (6.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (4.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.04%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.52%) CEH
10 1 (0.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (22.28%) QA
2 7 (3.63%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (3.11%) Docker
2 5 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.55%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.04%) Xen
4 2 (1.04%) XenApp
4 2 (1.04%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.52%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 29 (15.03%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.04%) SCCM
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 32 (16.58%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.47%) HP
3 12 (6.22%) Cognizant
3 12 (6.22%) SAP
4 7 (3.63%) IBM
4 7 (3.63%) Software AG
4 7 (3.63%) Unisys
5 5 (2.59%) Sencha
5 5 (2.59%) VMware
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle
7 2 (1.04%) Citrix
7 2 (1.04%) Sitecore
Bristol, Avon
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Sanderson
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Plymouth
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Cognizant
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Cognizant
Salary: Unspecified Market Standards
Posted: 25 days ago