Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 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 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Test Strategy
South West > Wiltshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 104 66
Rank change year-on-year +12 -38 +33
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 29 23 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 1.87% 1.35% 3.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 1.62% 4.28%
Number of salaries quoted 44 20 82
Wiltshire median annual salary £50,000 £37,500 £47,304
Median salary % change year-on-year +33.33% -20.73% +5.12%
10th Percentile £40,000 £32,450 £32,500
90th Percentile £56,250 £56,998 £58,887
South West median annual salary £45,000 £38,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +16.88% -14.44% +12.50%

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 Wiltshire with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Wiltshire
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1359 1423 1962
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 87.79% 83.46% 89.84%
Number of salaries quoted 1127 1209 1725
Wiltshire median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £57,500 £60,000
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%

Test Strategy
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

Job postings citing Test Strategy as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire.

Job vacancy trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Wiltshire.

Salary trend for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Test Strategy in Wiltshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for Test Strategy in Wiltshire

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 24 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
Swindon +12 14 £52,500 -1.36%
Chippenham +14 9 £52,500 +50.00%
Salisbury - 7 £45,000 - 1
Corsham - 2 £65,000 -
Test Strategy
South West

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for Test Strategy.

1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
2 19 (65.52%) Functional Testing
3 16 (55.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
5 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
6 11 (37.93%) ISEB
7 10 (34.48%) Integration Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
7 10 (34.48%) System Integration Testing
8 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
8 9 (31.03%) QA
9 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 8 (27.59%) Test Planning
10 7 (24.14%) DevOps
10 7 (24.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (24.14%) OpenUP
10 7 (24.14%) Process Improvement
10 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
10 7 (24.14%) Waterfall
10 7 (24.14%) Scenario Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (24.14%) Unified Process
10 7 (24.14%) Quality Management
10 7 (24.14%) Change Management
10 7 (24.14%) Risk Management
10 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office

Test Strategy
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 (24.14%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) WebLogic
3 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Development Applications
1 7 (24.14%) Selenium
1 7 (24.14%) WebDriver
2 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
2 6 (20.69%) JMeter
2 6 (20.69%) LoadRunner
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) GitLab
4 1 (3.45%) Gradle
4 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) TestRail
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
1 6 (20.69%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Team Leader
2 10 (34.48%) Test Team Leader
3 7 (24.14%) Analyst
3 7 (24.14%) Lead Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Technical Leader
3 7 (24.14%) Technical Tester
3 7 (24.14%) Test Leader
3 7 (24.14%) Tester
4 6 (20.69%) Banking Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Functional Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Functional Test Analyst
4 6 (20.69%) Test Analyst
5 5 (17.24%) Automation Team Leader
6 4 (13.79%) QA Leader
6 4 (13.79%) QA Team Leader
7 3 (10.34%) Automation Test Lead
7 3 (10.34%) Test Manager
8 1 (3.45%) QA Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) XML
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) CSS3
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) HTML5
2 1 (3.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Linux
2 2 (6.90%) Unix
2 2 (6.90%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (65.52%) Functional Testing
2 19 (65.52%) Test Automation
3 16 (55.17%) User Acceptance Testing
4 14 (48.28%) Scrum
5 13 (44.83%) Non-Functional Testing
5 13 (44.83%) Software Testing
6 11 (37.93%) Test Scripting
7 10 (34.48%) Integration Testing
7 10 (34.48%) Manual Testing
7 10 (34.48%) System Integration Testing
8 8 (27.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (27.59%) Test Planning
9 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
9 7 (24.14%) ITIL
9 7 (24.14%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Release Management
9 7 (24.14%) Stress Testing
9 7 (24.14%) Test Management
9 7 (24.14%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
3 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (37.93%) ISEB
2 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) CEH
3 7 (24.14%) ISTQB
3 7 (24.14%) MCSA
3 7 (24.14%) MCSE
3 7 (24.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (13.79%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
6 1 (3.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Cognizant
3 2 (6.90%) Oracle
4 1 (3.45%) Google