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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 211 185 184
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -1
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 29 51 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.86% 0.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 1.05% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 24 22 41
Average salary £40,000 £33,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.51% +3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £26,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
5223 4869 4410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.54% 82.19% 77.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4310 4110 3882
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £38,925
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +0.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £26,250
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £54,050 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 December 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 December 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 -16 8 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Devon - 7 £35,500 -
Wiltshire -5 5 £42,500 +9.33% 1
Gloucestershire -13 4 £37,500 +15.38%
Somerset -3 3 £36,500 - 1
Dorset -8 2 £52,500 +50.00%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 14 (30.43%) C#
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 13 (28.26%) Degree
4 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (26.09%) SQL
5 11 (23.91%) Data Analysis
6 10 (21.74%) QA
7 9 (19.57%) SharePoint
7 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
7 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (19.57%) TDD
7 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Finance
9 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
9 7 (15.22%) HTML
9 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (15.22%) ISEB
9 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
9 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
9 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
9 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
10 6 (13.04%) Validation
10 6 (13.04%) Coaching
10 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
10 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
11 5 (10.87%) CMS
11 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.87%) MVVM
11 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (19.57%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.87%) CMS
3 2 (4.35%) ColdFusion
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) LAN
1 1 (2.17%) WAN
1 1 (2.17%) Intranet
1 1 (2.17%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
1 4 (8.70%) TeamCity
1 4 (8.70%) Hudson
1 4 (8.70%) SoapUI
1 4 (8.70%) SpecFlow
1 4 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Rational Application Developer
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (45.65%) Developer
2 19 (41.30%) Analyst
3 15 (32.61%) Test Analyst
4 8 (17.39%) Software Developer
5 7 (15.22%) .NET Developer
6 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
7 4 (8.70%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.70%) SQL Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Senior .NET Developer
8 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
9 2 (4.35%) Web Developer
9 2 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
9 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
9 2 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Senior C# Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C# Web Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C# Software Developer
9 2 (4.35%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (34.78%) .NET
2 7 (15.22%) HTML
3 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.70%) CSS
5 3 (6.52%) Web Services
5 3 (6.52%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) jQuery
6 2 (4.35%) XHTML
6 2 (4.35%) SOAP
7 1 (2.17%) Servlets
7 1 (2.17%) COM
7 1 (2.17%) EJB
7 1 (2.17%) J2EE
7 1 (2.17%) ADO.NET
7 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.17%) Spring
7 1 (2.17%) Ajax
7 1 (2.17%) .NET Framework
7 1 (2.17%) JSON
7 1 (2.17%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.17%) Replication
2 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
2 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (28.26%) Windows
2 5 (10.87%) Windows 8
2 5 (10.87%) Windows Phone
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Windows CE
3 1 (2.17%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) Data Analysis
2 9 (19.57%) Automated Testing
2 9 (19.57%) Unit Testing
2 9 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) TDD
3 7 (15.22%) Mentoring
4 6 (13.04%) Coaching
4 6 (13.04%) Test Strategy
4 6 (13.04%) Validation
5 5 (10.87%) Data Security
5 5 (10.87%) Pair Programming
5 5 (10.87%) OO
5 5 (10.87%) Test Automation
5 5 (10.87%) MVVM
5 5 (10.87%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (10.87%) Test Scripting
6 4 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (8.70%) Automation Testing
6 4 (8.70%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) C#
2 12 (26.09%) SQL
3 7 (15.22%) T-SQL
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
4 5 (10.87%) XAML
5 3 (6.52%) VB.NET
5 3 (6.52%) Java
6 1 (2.17%) C
6 1 (2.17%) C++
6 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) VB
6 1 (2.17%) VB6
6 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Degree
2 7 (15.22%) ISEB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB
2 7 (15.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (21.74%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Xamarin
3 3 (6.52%) Oracle
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