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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 218 183 157
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 13 34 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.66% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.81% 1.39%
Number of salaries quoted 10 26 53
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 £21,150 £32,500 £25,700
10% offered a salary of more than £40,500 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +2.59%
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
4936 4175 4313
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.41% 81.62% 75.85%
Number of salaries quoted 4050 3580 3780
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -5.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £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 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Gloucestershire -14 5 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Bristol -8 3 £28,250 -9.60% 1
Wiltshire -13 2 £24,500 -52.19% 2
Somerset -13 1 £29,000 -17.14% 1
Devon - 1 - - 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 21 (42.00%) .NET
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (36.00%) C#
4 16 (32.00%) SQL
4 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (26.00%) Finance
6 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
7 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
7 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET
7 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (18.00%) QA
8 9 (18.00%) HTML
9 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.00%) ISEB
9 8 (16.00%) Degree
9 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
9 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.00%) Line Management
10 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
10 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
10 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
11 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
11 6 (12.00%) OO
11 6 (12.00%) XML
11 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
11 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
11 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 6 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.00%) CMS
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (4.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (2.00%) SAP CO
3 1 (2.00%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.00%) Intranet
1 1 (2.00%) SMPP
1 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (16.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.00%) Subversion
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) TestComplete
2 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 13 (26.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Law
3 1 (2.00%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Analyst
2 12 (24.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Test Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) .NET Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 4 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 4 (8.00%) Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) Automated Test Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Technical Manager
6 3 (6.00%) Training Consultant
7 2 (4.00%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.00%) Test Manager
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Team Leader
7 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
7 2 (4.00%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.00%) .NET
2 11 (22.00%) ASP.NET
3 9 (18.00%) HTML
4 6 (12.00%) XML
5 5 (10.00%) REST
5 5 (10.00%) JSON
5 5 (10.00%) WCF
5 5 (10.00%) SOAP
6 4 (8.00%) Web Services
7 2 (4.00%) CSS
7 2 (4.00%) COM
8 1 (2.00%) HTML5
8 1 (2.00%) LINQ to SQL
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
8 1 (2.00%) Spring
8 1 (2.00%) LINQ
8 1 (2.00%) jQuery
8 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 16 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.00%) Mathematics
4 1 (2.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 21 (42.00%) Windows
2 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.00%) Regression Testing
3 8 (16.00%) Test Strategy
3 8 (16.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (14.00%) Line Management
4 7 (14.00%) Data Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) OO
5 6 (12.00%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (12.00%) Data Security
5 6 (12.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (12.00%) Test Scripting
6 5 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Coaching
6 5 (10.00%) Validation
7 4 (8.00%) EAM
7 4 (8.00%) Change Control
7 4 (8.00%) Test Management
8 3 (6.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 18 (36.00%) C#
2 16 (32.00%) SQL
3 11 (22.00%) VB.NET
4 6 (12.00%) T-SQL
5 4 (8.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (8.00%) VBScript
6 2 (4.00%) VB
6 2 (4.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) VB6
7 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.00%) Java
7 1 (2.00%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (16.00%) ISEB
1 8 (16.00%) Degree
1 8 (16.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (14.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.00%) SCCM
1 1 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (2.00%) Twitter
3 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.00%) HP
3 1 (2.00%) SAP
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