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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 212 193 185
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -8
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 25 35 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.60% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.73% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 24 25 35
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £36,800
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,950 £26,000 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £52,500 £43,120
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +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
5000 4778 4239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 82.35% 81.91% 78.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4100 3961 3732
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 5 May 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 5 May 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 -12 11 £44,000 -16.19%
Gloucestershire -14 7 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Wiltshire - 4 £40,000 -
Dorset - 3 £40,625 - 3
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
1 21 (38.18%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) TDD
3 16 (29.09%) .NET
3 16 (29.09%) Unit Testing
4 15 (27.27%) Degree
5 13 (23.64%) Windows
5 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
6 12 (21.82%) XAML
6 12 (21.82%) MVVM
6 12 (21.82%) Windows 8
6 12 (21.82%) Xamarin
6 12 (21.82%) Windows Phone
7 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
7 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (20.00%) Pair Programming
8 10 (18.18%) QA
9 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
10 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
10 8 (14.55%) OO
11 7 (12.73%) HTML
11 7 (12.73%) ISEB
11 7 (12.73%) Finance
11 7 (12.73%) BDD
11 7 (12.73%) Software Delivery
12 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
12 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
12 6 (10.91%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 8 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.09%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.45%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Agresso
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.82%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) LAN
1 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) TeamCity
1 3 (5.45%) Hudson
1 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
1 3 (5.45%) SpecFlow
1 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
1 3 (5.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.82%) JUnit
2 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.82%) Selenium
2 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
General
1 7 (12.73%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Marketing
2 4 (7.27%) Games
3 2 (3.64%) Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Law
4 1 (1.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (50.91%) Developer
2 16 (29.09%) Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) Software Developer
4 7 (12.73%) Senior Developer
5 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
5 6 (10.91%) Test Analyst
6 5 (9.09%) Architect
6 5 (9.09%) SQL Developer
6 5 (9.09%) .NET Developer
7 4 (7.27%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Test Manager
7 4 (7.27%) Tester
8 3 (5.45%) Software Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Tester
8 3 (5.45%) Analyst Developer
8 3 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
8 3 (5.45%) Systems Architect
8 3 (5.45%) Senior C# Developer
8 3 (5.45%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) .NET
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
3 6 (10.91%) .NET Framework
4 5 (9.09%) Web Services
5 4 (7.27%) ASP.NET
5 4 (7.27%) CSS
6 3 (5.45%) XML
6 3 (5.45%) jQuery
6 3 (5.45%) .NET Compact Framework
7 2 (3.64%) Apache Flex
7 2 (3.64%) XHTML
7 2 (3.64%) SOAP
8 1 (1.82%) Flash
8 1 (1.82%) J2EE
8 1 (1.82%) Middleware
8 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.82%) LAMP
8 1 (1.82%) Spring
8 1 (1.82%) JSF
8 1 (1.82%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Xbox
3 2 (3.64%) EMV
4 1 (1.82%) Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Social Network
4 1 (1.82%) IPTV
4 1 (1.82%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (1.82%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Open Source
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (23.64%) Windows
2 12 (21.82%) Windows 8
2 12 (21.82%) Windows Phone
3 4 (7.27%) Apple iOS
3 4 (7.27%) Android
4 2 (3.64%) Linux
5 1 (1.82%) UNIX
5 1 (1.82%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.18%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.73%) TDD
3 16 (29.09%) Unit Testing
4 12 (21.82%) MVVM
5 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 11 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 11 (20.00%) Pair Programming
6 9 (16.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (14.55%) Data Analysis
7 8 (14.55%) OO
8 7 (12.73%) BDD
8 7 (12.73%) Software Delivery
9 6 (10.91%) Automation Testing
9 6 (10.91%) Test Management
9 6 (10.91%) OOD
10 5 (9.09%) Scrum
10 5 (9.09%) Performance Testing
10 5 (9.09%) Test Strategy
10 5 (9.09%) People Management
11 4 (7.27%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.18%) C#
2 18 (32.73%) SQL
3 12 (21.82%) XAML
4 6 (10.91%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.91%) T-SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Java
6 1 (1.82%) C
6 1 (1.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) PHP
6 1 (1.82%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (27.27%) Degree
2 7 (12.73%) ISEB
3 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.64%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (21.82%) Xamarin
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle
4 2 (3.64%) Cognos
5 1 (1.82%) Business Objects
5 1 (1.82%) Cognizant
5 1 (1.82%) Google
5 1 (1.82%) Facebook
5 1 (1.82%) Twitter
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