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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 221 178 168
Rank change year-on-year
-43 -10
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 17 33 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.65% 0.89%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.79% 1.18%
Number of salaries quoted 12 29 46
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £36,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £44,500 £52,500 £48,350
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
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
5047 4153 4331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 81.15% 81.62% 75.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4125 3572 3805
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 £27,500 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -6 4 £29,500 -5.60%
Gloucestershire -10 4 £37,500 - 2
Wiltshire -6 2 £24,500 -51.00% 3
Somerset -18 2 £29,000 -14.07% 1
Devon - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 1 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (42.31%) Windows
2 21 (40.38%) .NET
2 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
3 19 (36.54%) C#
4 16 (30.77%) SQL
4 16 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (25.00%) Finance
5 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (23.08%) QA
6 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
7 11 (21.15%) VB.NET
7 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
7 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
8 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
9 9 (17.31%) ISEB
10 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 8 (15.38%) HTML
10 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
10 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
10 8 (15.38%) Degree
10 8 (15.38%) Line Management
11 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
11 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
11 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
11 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
12 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
12 6 (11.54%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (7.69%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP CO
2 1 (1.92%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.92%) Intranet
1 1 (1.92%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.92%) Subversion
2 1 (1.92%) Selenium
2 1 (1.92%) TestComplete
2 1 (1.92%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.92%) Law
3 1 (1.92%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 21 (40.38%) Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Test Analyst
2 12 (23.08%) Developer
3 6 (11.54%) .NET Developer
4 5 (9.62%) Consultant
5 4 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Senior Test Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Automated Test Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Training Consultant
6 3 (5.77%) Technical Manager
6 3 (5.77%) Team Leader
6 3 (5.77%) Business Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Test Manager
7 2 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.85%) Service Manager
7 2 (3.85%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) .NET
2 12 (23.08%) ASP.NET
3 8 (15.38%) HTML
4 6 (11.54%) XML
5 5 (9.62%) JSON
5 5 (9.62%) WCF
5 5 (9.62%) SOAP
5 5 (9.62%) REST
6 4 (7.69%) Web Services
7 2 (3.85%) CSS
7 2 (3.85%) COM
7 2 (3.85%) Middleware
8 1 (1.92%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.92%) Spring
8 1 (1.92%) Ajax
8 1 (1.92%) LINQ
8 1 (1.92%) jQuery
8 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.92%) HTML5
8 1 (1.92%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.92%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.92%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 22 (42.31%) Windows
2 1 (1.92%) Windows XP
2 1 (1.92%) Android
2 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
2 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (21.15%) Automated Testing
2 11 (21.15%) Test Scripting
3 10 (19.23%) Regression Testing
4 8 (15.38%) Line Management
5 7 (13.46%) Mentoring
5 7 (13.46%) Test Strategy
5 7 (13.46%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (13.46%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.46%) Data Analysis
5 7 (13.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 6 (11.54%) OO
6 6 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (9.62%) Data Security
7 5 (9.62%) Manual Testing
7 5 (9.62%) Waterfall
7 5 (9.62%) Change Control
8 4 (7.69%) Coaching
8 4 (7.69%) Validation
8 4 (7.69%) EAM
Programming Languages
1 19 (36.54%) C#
2 16 (30.77%) SQL
3 11 (21.15%) VB.NET
4 6 (11.54%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) VBScript
6 3 (5.77%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) VB
7 2 (3.85%) VB6
8 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.92%) Java
8 1 (1.92%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (17.31%) ISEB
2 8 (15.38%) Degree
3 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 6 (11.54%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (23.08%) QA
2 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (40.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) HP
3 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
3 1 (1.92%) Twitter
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