The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 199 186 166
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 31 25 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.52% 0.48% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 0.60% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 26 25 41
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +41.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £28,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £44,500 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4826 4155 4301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 80.53% 79.29% 77.79%
Number of salaries quoted 3919 3596 3810
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
System Testing
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -1 9 £40,000 +6.66% 1
Bristol -9 7 £34,000 +11.47%
Somerset -15 5 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Devon -5 4 - - 1
Dorset -11 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 24 (38.10%) C#
3 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
4 22 (34.92%) QA
4 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
5 21 (33.33%) .NET
6 19 (30.16%) Unit Testing
7 16 (25.40%) SQL
8 15 (23.81%) Finance
9 13 (20.63%) Degree
9 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
10 12 (19.05%) ISEB
10 12 (19.05%) Manual Testing
11 11 (17.46%) Stress Testing
11 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
11 11 (17.46%) VB.NET
11 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
12 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
12 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
13 9 (14.29%) Middleware
13 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
13 9 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
14 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
14 8 (12.70%) TDD
14 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
15 7 (11.11%) HTML
15 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
15 7 (11.11%) Waterfall

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 10 (15.87%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 10 (15.87%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
2 1 (1.59%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (1.59%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (1.59%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.59%) Intranet
1 1 (1.59%) SMPP
1 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (12.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.59%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.59%) Selenium
General
1 15 (23.81%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Legal
3 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.59%) Law
4 1 (1.59%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Analyst
2 18 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 15 (23.81%) Developer
4 11 (17.46%) Test Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) QA Test Analyst
5 9 (14.29%) QA Analyst
6 8 (12.70%) Software Developer
7 7 (11.11%) QA Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) .NET Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Junior Developer
8 6 (9.52%) Consultant
8 6 (9.52%) Junior
9 5 (7.94%) Business Analyst
10 4 (6.35%) Automated Test Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Junior Software Developer
10 4 (6.35%) Team Leader
10 4 (6.35%) Senior Test Engineer
10 4 (6.35%) Support Analyst
11 3 (4.76%) Technical Manager
11 3 (4.76%) Training Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (33.33%) .NET
2 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.29%) Middleware
4 7 (11.11%) HTML
5 6 (9.52%) XML
6 5 (7.94%) SOAP
6 5 (7.94%) JSON
6 5 (7.94%) WCF
6 5 (7.94%) REST
7 4 (6.35%) Web Services
8 2 (3.17%) COM
8 2 (3.17%) CSS
9 1 (1.59%) HTML5
9 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.59%) LINQ to SQL
9 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (1.59%) ADO.NET
9 1 (1.59%) jQuery
9 1 (1.59%) LINQ
9 1 (1.59%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.35%) Digital Media
3 4 (6.35%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.59%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Windows
2 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
2 4 (6.35%) Windows Phone
3 2 (3.17%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.17%) Android
4 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Test Scripting
2 19 (30.16%) Unit Testing
3 12 (19.05%) Manual Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Stress Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Regression Testing
4 11 (17.46%) Automated Testing
5 9 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 9 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
6 8 (12.70%) Data Analysis
6 8 (12.70%) TDD
7 7 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.52%) CRM
8 6 (9.52%) OO
8 6 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (7.94%) Data Security
9 5 (7.94%) Business Analysis
9 5 (7.94%) Use Case
9 5 (7.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) C#
2 16 (25.40%) SQL
3 11 (17.46%) VB.NET
4 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.35%) XAML
5 4 (6.35%) VBScript
6 2 (3.17%) VB6
6 2 (3.17%) VB
6 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.17%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) Degree
2 12 (19.05%) ISEB
3 8 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (34.92%) QA
2 4 (6.35%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) SCCM
1 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.35%) Oracle
3 1 (1.59%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.59%) Twitter
3 1 (1.59%) HP
3 1 (1.59%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (1.59%) SAP
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