Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
England > South West
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 194 234 219
Rank change year-on-year +40 -15 -32
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 134 113 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.34% 1.10% 1.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.44% 1.21% 1.34%
Number of salaries quoted 91 104 99
South West median annual salary £50,000 £45,750 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.29% +18.83% -10.47%
10th Percentile £28,500 £36,750 £30,000
90th Percentile £60,500 £56,425 £60,000
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -5.00%

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 9,287 9,352 9,843
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.64% 91.32% 91.05%
Number of salaries quoted 7,363 7,679 8,193
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +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 14 December 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 14 December 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
Bristol +38 44 £54,500 +21.11% 5
Wiltshire -10 31 £57,500 +15.00% 5
Gloucestershire -11 27 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Dorset +17 16 £29,000 -20.55% 3
Somerset +18 10 £41,500 -17.00% 9
Devon +9 6 £50,000 +2.56% 1
Test Strategy
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 85 (63.43%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (59.70%) Test Automation
3 42 (31.34%) QA
4 41 (30.60%) Security Cleared
5 38 (28.36%) C#
6 36 (26.87%) Java
6 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
6 36 (26.87%) Scrum
6 36 (26.87%) Software Testing
7 35 (26.12%) Finance
8 33 (24.63%) ISTQB
8 33 (24.63%) Selenium
9 31 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (23.13%) SQL
10 29 (21.64%) Linux
11 28 (20.90%) Windows
12 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
12 25 (18.66%) Degree
13 24 (17.91%) C
13 24 (17.91%) ISEB
14 23 (17.16%) Python
14 23 (17.16%) Non-Functional Testing
15 21 (15.67%) SDLC
15 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
15 21 (15.67%) User Acceptance Testing
16 20 (14.93%) Test Management
16 20 (14.93%) Computer Science
16 20 (14.93%) Functional Testing
17 19 (14.18%) Software Engineering
18 18 (13.43%) Test Scripting

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 11 (8.21%) CMS
2 10 (7.46%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.97%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.22%) Apache
4 7 (5.22%) Confluence
5 6 (4.48%) Apache Spark
5 6 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
6 5 (3.73%) Apache Pig
6 5 (3.73%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Sonata
2 1 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.97%) Office 365
2 7 (5.22%) G Suite
2 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.73%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (1.49%) GitHub
4 2 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.49%) SaaS
5 1 (0.75%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 13 (9.70%) HTTP
2 11 (8.21%) SSL
3 8 (5.97%) HTTPS
4 5 (3.73%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.24%) Ethernet
5 3 (2.24%) IPsec
5 3 (2.24%) IPv4
5 3 (2.24%) IPv6
5 3 (2.24%) Network Security
5 3 (2.24%) SNMP
5 3 (2.24%) SSH
5 3 (2.24%) VLAN
5 3 (2.24%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.75%) Internet
6 1 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.70%) Big Data
2 7 (5.22%) Redis
3 6 (4.48%) HBase
4 5 (3.73%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.24%) MySQL
6 3 (2.24%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (1.49%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.75%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 33 (24.63%) Selenium
2 14 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 13 (9.70%) JIRA
4 11 (8.21%) Cucumber
4 11 (8.21%) SpecFlow
4 11 (8.21%) Visual Studio
4 11 (8.21%) WebDriver
5 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (6.72%) TestNG
7 8 (5.97%) Jasmine
7 8 (5.97%) JUnit
7 8 (5.97%) Protractor
8 7 (5.22%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
9 6 (4.48%) git-flow
9 6 (4.48%) JMeter
9 6 (4.48%) LoadRunner
9 6 (4.48%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.48%) TestComplete
10 5 (3.73%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 35 (26.12%) Finance
2 16 (11.94%) Electronics
2 16 (11.94%) Manufacturing
3 15 (11.19%) Retail
4 12 (8.96%) Marketing
4 12 (8.96%) Military
5 10 (7.46%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.97%) Games
7 5 (3.73%) Aerospace
8 3 (2.24%) Law
9 2 (1.49%) Banking
9 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.49%) Local Government
10 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 41 (30.60%) Analyst
1 41 (30.60%) Test Analyst
2 24 (17.91%) Test Leader
3 20 (14.93%) Software Analyst
3 20 (14.93%) Software Test Analyst
4 18 (13.43%) Test Manager
5 15 (11.19%) Tester
6 14 (10.45%) Test Engineer
7 13 (9.70%) Senior Analyst
7 13 (9.70%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (7.46%) QA Engineer
9 9 (6.72%) Lead Test Analyst
9 9 (6.72%) Software Manager
10 8 (5.97%) Automation Tester
10 8 (5.97%) QA Tester
10 8 (5.97%) Requirements Engineer
10 8 (5.97%) Senior Software Test Analyst
10 8 (5.97%) Senior Test Manager
10 8 (5.97%) Software Test Manager
10 8 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.43%) HTML
2 14 (10.45%) Spring
3 13 (9.70%) Hibernate
3 13 (9.70%) Web Services
4 12 (8.96%) .NET
4 12 (8.96%) Gherkin
5 11 (8.21%) SOAP
6 10 (7.46%) CSS
6 10 (7.46%) XML
7 9 (6.72%) J2EE
8 8 (5.97%) EJB
9 7 (5.22%) Node.js
10 5 (3.73%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (3.73%) JPA
10 5 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
10 5 (3.73%) Spring Boot
10 5 (3.73%) Spring Cloud
11 3 (2.24%) AngularJS
11 3 (2.24%) REST
12 2 (1.49%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.97%) iPhone
3 7 (5.22%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.73%) CAN bus
5 3 (2.24%) Cybercrime
5 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.49%) Fintech
6 2 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.75%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.75%) Cyberattack
7 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (21.64%) Linux
2 28 (20.90%) Windows
3 16 (11.94%) Android
4 8 (5.97%) Apple iOS
4 8 (5.97%) Windows Phone
5 6 (4.48%) Unix
6 5 (3.73%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.75%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (63.43%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (59.70%) Test Automation
3 36 (26.87%) Scrum
3 36 (26.87%) Software Testing
4 31 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
5 23 (17.16%) Non-Functional Testing
6 21 (15.67%) Problem-Solving
6 21 (15.67%) SDLC
6 21 (15.67%) User Acceptance Testing
7 20 (14.93%) Computer Science
7 20 (14.93%) Functional Testing
7 20 (14.93%) Test Management
8 19 (14.18%) Software Engineering
9 18 (13.43%) Manual Testing
9 18 (13.43%) Test Scripting
10 17 (12.69%) DevOps
10 17 (12.69%) TDD
11 16 (11.94%) Coaching
12 15 (11.19%) Business Intelligence
12 15 (11.19%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 38 (28.36%) C#
2 36 (26.87%) Java
2 36 (26.87%) JavaScript
3 31 (23.13%) SQL
4 24 (17.91%) C
5 23 (17.16%) Python
6 11 (8.21%) C++
7 8 (5.97%) Objective-C
7 8 (5.97%) Perl
7 8 (5.97%) Ruby
8 7 (5.22%) Scala
9 6 (4.48%) T-SQL
10 5 (3.73%) Embedded C
10 5 (3.73%) Tcl
11 4 (2.99%) TypeScript
12 3 (2.24%) PHP
12 3 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 2 (1.49%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 41 (30.60%) Security Cleared
2 33 (24.63%) ISTQB
3 25 (18.66%) Degree
3 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
4 24 (17.91%) ISEB
5 17 (12.69%) DV Cleared
6 10 (7.46%) MCSA
6 10 (7.46%) MCSE
6 10 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (6.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (4.48%) CEH
9 2 (1.49%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.75%) HNC
10 1 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (31.34%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Docker
2 5 (3.73%) Firmware
2 5 (3.73%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (3.73%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.75%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (11.19%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.21%) Cisco
2 11 (8.21%) SAP
3 9 (6.72%) Google
4 8 (5.97%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.99%) HP
6 3 (2.24%) EMC
6 3 (2.24%) Juniper
7 2 (1.49%) Cognizant
7 2 (1.49%) Zend
8 1 (0.75%) Informatica
8 1 (0.75%) Mentor Graphics