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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 176 201 187
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -14
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 64 28 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.46% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.29% 0.55% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 52 23 28
Average salary £40,625 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,100 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £48,250
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
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
4945 5083 4251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 84.16% 82.70% 81.22%
Number of salaries quoted 4176 4141 3657
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,250 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 +5 23 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Gloucestershire -6 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Dorset +18 12 £40,000 -
Wiltshire - 12 £40,000 - 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 53 (58.24%) C#
2 49 (53.85%) .NET
3 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 36 (39.56%) Unit Testing
4 33 (36.26%) Windows
5 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (31.87%) SQL
7 28 (30.77%) .NET Framework
7 28 (30.77%) SDLC
8 25 (27.47%) Software Engineering
9 24 (26.37%) SharePoint
10 22 (24.18%) XAML
10 22 (24.18%) Windows 8
10 22 (24.18%) Xamarin
10 22 (24.18%) Windows Phone
10 22 (24.18%) Android Development
10 22 (24.18%) iOS Development
10 22 (24.18%) Degree
10 22 (24.18%) Android
10 22 (24.18%) MVVM
10 22 (24.18%) Apple iOS
11 20 (21.98%) Test Management
12 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
13 18 (19.78%) TDD
14 17 (18.68%) Games
14 17 (18.68%) HTML
14 17 (18.68%) Change Control
15 16 (17.58%) Xbox
16 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
16 15 (16.48%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 24 (26.37%) SharePoint
2 15 (16.48%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (9.89%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.69%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.10%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (12.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (9.89%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.59%) JUnit
3 6 (6.59%) Selenium
4 5 (5.49%) JMeter
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
General
1 17 (18.68%) Games
2 10 (10.99%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Finance
4 5 (5.49%) Aerospace
4 5 (5.49%) Military
5 3 (3.30%) Marketing
6 2 (2.20%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Billing
6 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 63 (69.23%) Developer
2 30 (32.97%) Software Developer
3 28 (30.77%) Analyst
4 17 (18.68%) Software Engineer
5 16 (17.58%) Applications Developer
6 15 (16.48%) .NET Developer
7 13 (14.29%) C# Developer
8 11 (12.09%) Senior Developer
9 10 (10.99%) C# Software Developer
10 9 (9.89%) Analyst Developer
10 9 (9.89%) SQL Developer
11 8 (8.79%) Lead Software Developer
11 8 (8.79%) Lead Software Engineer
11 8 (8.79%) Lead Developer
11 8 (8.79%) Software Applications Engineer
12 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
12 7 (7.69%) Business Analyst
13 6 (6.59%) Senior Software Developer
13 6 (6.59%) AWS Developer
14 4 (4.40%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (53.85%) .NET
2 28 (30.77%) .NET Framework
3 17 (18.68%) HTML
4 11 (12.09%) .NET Compact Framework
5 10 (10.99%) CSS
6 8 (8.79%) HTML5
6 8 (8.79%) CSS3
7 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET
8 2 (2.20%) XML
9 1 (1.10%) LAMP
9 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.10%) Spring
9 1 (1.10%) JSF
9 1 (1.10%) J2EE
9 1 (1.10%) Web Services
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Flex
9 1 (1.10%) JBoss Seam
9 1 (1.10%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) Xbox
2 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (9.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.49%) Data Conversion
5 3 (3.30%) iPhone
6 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.20%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.20%) EMV
6 2 (2.20%) CMDB
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 33 (36.26%) Windows
2 22 (24.18%) Android
2 22 (24.18%) Apple iOS
2 22 (24.18%) Windows 8
2 22 (24.18%) Windows Phone
3 9 (9.89%) Windows CE
4 2 (2.20%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (39.56%) Unit Testing
2 32 (35.16%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (30.77%) SDLC
4 25 (27.47%) Software Engineering
5 22 (24.18%) Android Development
5 22 (24.18%) iOS Development
5 22 (24.18%) MVVM
6 20 (21.98%) Test Management
7 19 (20.88%) Test Automation
8 18 (19.78%) TDD
9 17 (18.68%) Change Control
10 14 (15.38%) Pair Programming
10 14 (15.38%) OO
11 13 (14.29%) OOD
11 13 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (13.19%) Data Analysis
13 10 (10.99%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (9.89%) Test Strategy
15 8 (8.79%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (8.79%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 53 (58.24%) C#
2 29 (31.87%) SQL
3 22 (24.18%) XAML
4 15 (16.48%) JavaScript
5 11 (12.09%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.20%) VB.NET
6 2 (2.20%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (24.18%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) ISEB
3 2 (2.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.10%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) Xamarin
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle
3 8 (8.79%) Kofax
4 5 (5.49%) JDA
4 5 (5.49%) SAP
5 2 (2.20%) Cognos
5 2 (2.20%) BMC
5 2 (2.20%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (2.20%) Remedy
6 1 (1.10%) Google
6 1 (1.10%) Cognizant
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000 - £45,000 + outstanding package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
CPS Group
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago