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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / South West
Rank 170 191 217
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 55 57 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.13% 1.02% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.15% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 23
Median salary £40,000 £34,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £35,100
10% offered a salary of more than £46,200 £47,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%

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
4310 4956 5242
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 88.28% 88.90% 86.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3523 4163 4392
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 21 January 2017.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South West region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +10 16 £43,750 -7.89% 2
Wiltshire +6 11 £32,500 -1.51% 4
Somerset +14 10 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Gloucestershire -13 7 £40,000 -9.09%
Cornwall - 2 - -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.85%) Automated Testing
3 43 (38.74%) Java
4 35 (31.53%) SQL
4 35 (31.53%) Security Cleared
5 34 (30.63%) SC Cleared
5 34 (30.63%) Hadoop
6 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
7 27 (24.32%) Finance
8 25 (22.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
10 20 (18.02%) Regression Testing
11 19 (17.12%) QA
12 17 (15.32%) Degree
12 17 (15.32%) ISEB
13 16 (14.41%) ISTQB
13 16 (14.41%) Unit Testing
13 16 (14.41%) Test Automation
14 15 (13.51%) iSeries
14 15 (13.51%) RPG IV
14 15 (13.51%) RPG III
14 15 (13.51%) IFS
14 15 (13.51%) AS400
14 15 (13.51%) FTP
14 15 (13.51%) RPG
14 15 (13.51%) DB2
15 13 (11.71%) Scrum
16 12 (10.81%) TDD
16 12 (10.81%) Python
17 11 (9.91%) XML

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.90%) Apache Pig
2 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (6.31%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP CO
1 2 (1.80%) SAP FI
1 2 (1.80%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.31%) Lucidchart
2 4 (3.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.63%) Hadoop
2 15 (13.51%) DB2
3 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Accumulo
4 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.90%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.90%) HBase
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.90%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) JIRA
1 9 (8.11%) Selenium
1 9 (8.11%) WebDriver
2 7 (6.31%) Bugzilla
2 7 (6.31%) Cucumber
3 6 (5.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.70%) MSTest
4 3 (2.70%) NUnit
4 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
4 3 (2.70%) SpecFlow
5 2 (1.80%) JMeter
5 2 (1.80%) MSI
6 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.90%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 27 (24.32%) Finance
2 9 (8.11%) Retail
3 7 (6.31%) Banking
3 7 (6.31%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.70%) Marketing
5 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (44.14%) Developer
2 26 (23.42%) Java Developer
3 24 (21.62%) Analyst
4 23 (20.72%) Senior Developer
5 19 (17.12%) Senior Java Developer
6 15 (13.51%) AS400 Developer
6 15 (13.51%) RPG Developer
6 15 (13.51%) Test Analyst
7 10 (9.01%) Test Engineer
7 10 (9.01%) Tester
8 8 (7.21%) Lead Developer
9 7 (6.31%) Java Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Lead Java Developer
9 7 (6.31%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (6.31%) Software Engineer
10 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Business Test Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Software Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (5.41%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.91%) .NET
1 11 (9.91%) XML
2 6 (5.41%) HTML
2 6 (5.41%) J2EE
2 6 (5.41%) Web Services
3 5 (4.50%) WCF
3 5 (4.50%) WPF
4 4 (3.60%) CSS
4 4 (3.60%) SOAP
5 3 (2.70%) LINQ
5 3 (2.70%) WF
6 2 (1.80%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.80%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.80%) Django
6 2 (1.80%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.80%) jQuery
6 2 (1.80%) RESTful
6 2 (1.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.80%) WinForms
7 1 (0.90%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.51%) AS400
1 15 (13.51%) iSeries
2 9 (8.11%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.60%) Replication
4 3 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (5.41%) Unix
2 2 (1.80%) Android
2 2 (1.80%) Apple iOS
2 2 (1.80%) Linux
2 2 (1.80%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (56.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (46.85%) Automated Testing
3 28 (25.23%) Software Engineering
4 25 (22.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (21.62%) Software Testing
6 20 (18.02%) Regression Testing
7 16 (14.41%) Test Automation
7 16 (14.41%) Unit Testing
8 13 (11.71%) Scrum
9 12 (10.81%) TDD
10 11 (9.91%) Process Improvement
11 10 (9.01%) OO
12 9 (8.11%) Business Analysis
13 8 (7.21%) Project Management
13 8 (7.21%) SDLC
13 8 (7.21%) Web Testing
14 7 (6.31%) E-Commerce
14 7 (6.31%) Performance Testing
14 7 (6.31%) Test Management
14 7 (6.31%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.74%) Java
2 35 (31.53%) SQL
3 15 (13.51%) RPG
3 15 (13.51%) RPG III
3 15 (13.51%) RPG IV
4 12 (10.81%) Python
5 10 (9.01%) C++
6 9 (8.11%) C
7 6 (5.41%) C#
7 6 (5.41%) Perl
7 6 (5.41%) T-SQL
7 6 (5.41%) VB
8 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.80%) PHP
11 1 (0.90%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.90%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 35 (31.53%) Security Cleared
2 34 (30.63%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.32%) Degree
3 17 (15.32%) ISEB
4 16 (14.41%) ISTQB
5 7 (6.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (2.70%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.90%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.90%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (17.12%) QA
2 4 (3.60%) ISO 14001
2 4 (3.60%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (0.90%) Ansible
1 1 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.90%) Oozie
Vendors
1 15 (13.51%) IFS
2 8 (7.21%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.50%) Infor
4 2 (1.80%) SAP
5 1 (0.90%) HP
5 1 (0.90%) Informatica
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle
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