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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 192 183 121
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -62
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 31 36 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.54% 0.67% 1.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.86% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 21 34 81
Average salary £48,000 £36,800 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.43% +5.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £43,390 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £36,100 £36,500
% change year-on-year
+10.80% -1.09%
Processes & Methodologies Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4565 4175 4344
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 79.84% 77.67% 77.19%
Number of salaries quoted 3791 3659 3705
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.43%
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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Bristol +17 22 £52,500 +75.00%
Gloucestershire +3 6 £30,000 -19.24%
Somerset - 1 £27,500 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 33 (44.59%) Degree
2 30 (40.54%) Windows
3 28 (37.84%) Unit Testing
3 28 (37.84%) Test Scripting
4 25 (33.78%) C#
5 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
6 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
7 19 (25.68%) QA
7 19 (25.68%) TDD
8 17 (22.97%) Pair Programming
8 17 (22.97%) Telecoms
8 17 (22.97%) ISEB
8 17 (22.97%) Windows Phone
8 17 (22.97%) Windows 8
9 16 (21.62%) Digital Media
9 16 (21.62%) MVVM
9 16 (21.62%) XAML
10 14 (18.92%) Middleware
10 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
11 12 (16.22%) Regression Testing
12 11 (14.86%) SQL
12 11 (14.86%) .NET
12 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
12 11 (14.86%) Stress Testing
13 10 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (13.51%) Business Analysis
14 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
14 9 (12.16%) SharePoint
15 8 (10.81%) C

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (12.16%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.76%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (6.76%) WebLogic
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.05%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.70%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (6.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.35%) DWDM
2 1 (1.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.76%) JDeveloper
2 3 (4.05%) NUnit
2 3 (4.05%) Subversion
2 3 (4.05%) TeamCity
2 3 (4.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.35%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.35%) TestComplete
3 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 17 (22.97%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.11%) Finance
2 6 (8.11%) Aerospace
3 5 (6.76%) Military
3 5 (6.76%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.35%) Games
4 1 (1.35%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Back Office
4 1 (1.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Analyst
2 22 (29.73%) Developer
3 16 (21.62%) Software Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Junior Developer
4 15 (20.27%) Junior
5 13 (17.57%) Junior Software Developer
6 12 (16.22%) Test Analyst
7 10 (13.51%) Business Analyst
8 9 (12.16%) QA Analyst
8 9 (12.16%) QA Test Analyst
8 9 (12.16%) Test Engineer
9 7 (9.46%) QA Engineer
9 7 (9.46%) Software Engineer
10 6 (8.11%) .NET Developer
11 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
11 5 (6.76%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (6.76%) C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) C Software Engineer
11 5 (6.76%) Technical Solutions Architect
11 5 (6.76%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.92%) Middleware
2 11 (14.86%) .NET
3 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
4 5 (6.76%) J2EE
4 5 (6.76%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.70%) REST
5 2 (2.70%) HTML
5 2 (2.70%) SOAP
5 2 (2.70%) Web Services
6 1 (1.35%) Ajax
6 1 (1.35%) XML
6 1 (1.35%) CSS
6 1 (1.35%) JSON
6 1 (1.35%) jQuery
6 1 (1.35%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (21.62%) Digital Media
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.76%) Clustering
3 5 (6.76%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.76%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.76%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.70%) Mathematics
4 2 (2.70%) Replication
5 1 (1.35%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.35%) NHS
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.35%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.54%) Windows
2 17 (22.97%) Windows Phone
2 17 (22.97%) Windows 8
3 2 (2.70%) Android
3 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.35%) Linux
4 1 (1.35%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
4 1 (1.35%) VMS
4 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Unit Testing
1 28 (37.84%) Test Scripting
2 20 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.03%) Test Automation
3 19 (25.68%) TDD
4 17 (22.97%) Pair Programming
5 16 (21.62%) MVVM
6 12 (16.22%) Regression Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Manual Testing
7 11 (14.86%) Stress Testing
8 10 (13.51%) Root Cause Analysis
8 10 (13.51%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.16%) Software Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Software Engineering
11 7 (9.46%) Change Control
11 7 (9.46%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (8.11%) Project Management
13 5 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (6.76%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (33.78%) C#
2 16 (21.62%) XAML
3 11 (14.86%) SQL
4 8 (10.81%) C
5 5 (6.76%) C++
5 5 (6.76%) Java
6 4 (5.41%) T-SQL
6 4 (5.41%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.35%) VBScript
7 1 (1.35%) VB
7 1 (1.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) Degree
2 17 (22.97%) ISEB
3 4 (5.41%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.70%) HNC
5 1 (1.35%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (25.68%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) GAMP
2 1 (1.35%) GMP
2 1 (1.35%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.35%) DO-178B
System Software
1 4 (5.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (29.73%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.11%) Cisco
2 6 (8.11%) Oracle
3 5 (6.76%) JBoss
4 2 (2.70%) Lotus
4 2 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (1.35%) Nokia
5 1 (1.35%) HP
5 1 (1.35%) Sun
5 1 (1.35%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds
Cirencester
CPS Group
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago