The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 125 111 84
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -27
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 4 5 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.32% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.38% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 25
Average salary £29,500 £31,250 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.60% -23.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,100 £24,250 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £33,100 £38,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
System Testing
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1564 1306 1228
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 84.04% 84.10% 77.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1274 1144 1058
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Bristol region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Bristol

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) QA
2 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
3 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
5 6 (35.29%) ISEB
5 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
6 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (23.53%) Line Management
7 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Legal
8 3 (17.65%) Finance
8 3 (17.65%) TDD
8 3 (17.65%) Use Case
8 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Degree
8 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
8 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (17.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle EBS
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (5.88%) TestComplete
General
1 4 (23.53%) Legal
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Business Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Mobile Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 2 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (11.76%) QA Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Test Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Test Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Junior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle Team Leader
5 1 (5.88%) Junior
5 1 (5.88%) QA Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 6 (35.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Automated Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Unit Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Regression Testing
3 5 (29.41%) Waterfall
4 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (23.53%) Line Management
4 4 (23.53%) Manual Testing
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Use Case
5 3 (17.65%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Data Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) Stress Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Business Analysis
5 3 (17.65%) CRM
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
5 3 (17.65%) BDD
5 3 (17.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) VB.NET
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle