The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 206 175 175
Rank change year-on-year
-31 0
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 21 33 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.65% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.81% 1.02%
Number of salaries quoted 17 31 40
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £32,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £47,670
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
System Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4942 4079 4227
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.12% 80.55% 74.76%
Number of salaries quoted 4001 3482 3736
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

System Testing
Salary Trend in the South West

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

System Testing Salary Trend in the South West

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in the South West

System Testing
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -4 6 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Gloucestershire -9 5 £35,000 -6.66%
Devon -10 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -21 2 £24,500 -42.35% 1
Somerset -23 2 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Dorset -5 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 20 (35.71%) .NET
3 19 (33.93%) C#
4 17 (30.36%) QA
5 16 (28.57%) SQL
5 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
6 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
6 13 (23.21%) Finance
7 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
8 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
8 11 (19.64%) ISEB
8 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
9 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
10 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
10 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (16.07%) Degree
10 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
11 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
12 7 (12.50%) HTML
12 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
12 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
12 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
12 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 6 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
13 6 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
13 6 (10.71%) ISTQB

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the South West 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 9 (16.07%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (17.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.79%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (10.71%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.79%) SAP CO
3 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.79%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.79%) Intranet
1 1 (1.79%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
2 1 (1.79%) TestComplete
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Legal
3 1 (1.79%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.79%) Law
3 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 10 (17.86%) Developer
4 6 (10.71%) Consultant
4 6 (10.71%) Test Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.93%) Business Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Software Developer
6 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
6 4 (7.14%) QA Test Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Team Leader
6 4 (7.14%) QA Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Automated Test Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Training Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Technical Services Manager
8 2 (3.57%) Test Manager
8 2 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) .NET
2 12 (21.43%) ASP.NET
3 7 (12.50%) HTML
4 6 (10.71%) XML
5 5 (8.93%) SOAP
5 5 (8.93%) REST
5 5 (8.93%) JSON
5 5 (8.93%) WCF
6 4 (7.14%) Web Services
6 4 (7.14%) Middleware
7 2 (3.57%) COM
7 2 (3.57%) CSS
8 1 (1.79%) ADO.NET
8 1 (1.79%) Ajax
8 1 (1.79%) LINQ
8 1 (1.79%) jQuery
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.79%) HTML5
8 1 (1.79%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.79%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (39.29%) Windows
2 2 (3.57%) Android
2 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.57%) Test Scripting
2 13 (23.21%) Regression Testing
3 11 (19.64%) Automated Testing
4 10 (17.86%) Unit Testing
5 9 (16.07%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (16.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
6 7 (12.50%) Manual Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Waterfall
6 7 (12.50%) Data Analysis
7 6 (10.71%) OO
7 6 (10.71%) CRM
7 6 (10.71%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (10.71%) Stress Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Use Case
8 5 (8.93%) Business Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Data Protection
8 5 (8.93%) Data Security
8 5 (8.93%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (8.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) C#
2 16 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (19.64%) VB.NET
4 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.14%) VBScript
6 2 (3.57%) VB
6 2 (3.57%) VB6
6 2 (3.57%) C++
6 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.79%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) ISEB
2 9 (16.07%) Degree
3 7 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (10.71%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (30.36%) QA
2 4 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.14%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (8.93%) Oracle
3 1 (1.79%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.79%) SAP
3 1 (1.79%) HP
3 1 (1.79%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.79%) Twitter
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