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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 187 214 203
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 67 29 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.17% 0.48% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.56% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 44 25 20
Average salary £35,250 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,400 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £46,500 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +2.56%
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
5019 5189 4618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 87.53% 86.48% 84.63%
Number of salaries quoted 4157 4360 3903
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £29,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
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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
Wiltshire +19 21 £33,000 -17.50%
Bristol -4 16 £47,500 +18.75% 3
Dorset +17 14 £42,500 -5.55% 1
Gloucestershire +12 11 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Somerset -6 2 £31,500 -5.26%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
2 39 (35.14%) Regression Testing
3 37 (33.33%) C#
4 36 (32.43%) XML
4 36 (32.43%) Degree
5 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
6 33 (29.73%) SQL
6 33 (29.73%) .NET
6 33 (29.73%) ISEB
7 29 (26.13%) Windows
7 29 (26.13%) Functional Testing
8 28 (25.23%) Software Testing
8 28 (25.23%) Unix
9 27 (24.32%) QA
9 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
10 26 (23.42%) Software Engineering
10 26 (23.42%) HTML
11 25 (22.52%) Finance
12 24 (21.62%) Test Management
12 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
13 23 (20.72%) HP
13 23 (20.72%) Java
14 21 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 20 (18.02%) Android
15 20 (18.02%) Apple iOS
16 19 (17.12%) Banking
16 19 (17.12%) ERP
16 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (17.12%) Relational Database

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 17 (15.32%) MQSeries
2 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) CMS
4 3 (2.70%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (15.32%) Temenos T24
2 7 (6.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.81%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.70%) FTP
2 3 (2.70%) LDAP
2 3 (2.70%) LTE
3 2 (1.80%) DHCP
3 2 (1.80%) DNS
3 2 (1.80%) Firewall
4 1 (0.90%) 2G
4 1 (0.90%) 3G
4 1 (0.90%) LAN
4 1 (0.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
2 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
3 9 (8.11%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (7.21%) OLTP
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.90%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 9 (8.11%) TestDirector
2 7 (6.31%) ClearQuest
2 7 (6.31%) Selenium
3 5 (4.50%) Subversion
4 4 (3.60%) JUnit
4 4 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.70%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.80%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.80%) PowerBuilder
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.90%) JMeter
General
1 25 (22.52%) Finance
2 19 (17.12%) Banking
3 17 (15.32%) Legal
4 9 (8.11%) Investment Banking
4 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
5 8 (7.21%) Financial Institution
6 7 (6.31%) Games
7 3 (2.70%) Retail
8 1 (0.90%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.90%) Billing
8 1 (0.90%) Marketing
8 1 (0.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 50 (45.05%) Developer
2 24 (21.62%) Test Engineer
3 20 (18.02%) C# Developer
4 18 (16.22%) Analyst
5 16 (14.41%) HTML Developer
5 16 (14.41%) Software Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) Applications Developer
6 15 (13.51%) Applications Engineer
6 15 (13.51%) Software Developer
7 14 (12.61%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 14 (12.61%) Test Analyst
8 13 (11.71%) Test Leader
9 12 (10.81%) JavaScript Developer
10 11 (9.91%) .NET Developer
10 11 (9.91%) C# .NET Developer
11 10 (9.01%) SQL Developer
11 10 (9.01%) Web Developer
12 9 (8.11%) Integration Developer
12 9 (8.11%) Middleware Engineer
13 8 (7.21%) C# Application Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (32.43%) XML
2 33 (29.73%) .NET
3 26 (23.42%) HTML
4 17 (15.32%) Middleware
5 12 (10.81%) .NET Framework
6 11 (9.91%) DHTML
7 8 (7.21%) CSS
7 8 (7.21%) CSS3
7 8 (7.21%) J2EE
8 6 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 6 (5.41%) HTML5
8 6 (5.41%) XSLT
9 3 (2.70%) Hibernate
9 3 (2.70%) JMS
9 3 (2.70%) Web Services
10 2 (1.80%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (1.80%) jQuery
10 2 (1.80%) WinForms
10 2 (1.80%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.12%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.32%) Freedom of Information
3 11 (9.91%) Client/Server
3 11 (9.91%) W3C
4 8 (7.21%) Digital Media
5 7 (6.31%) Xbox
6 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.80%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.80%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.90%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.90%) Data Conversion
9 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.90%) Replication
9 1 (0.90%) Statistics
9 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.13%) Windows
2 28 (25.23%) Unix
3 20 (18.02%) Android
3 20 (18.02%) Apple iOS
4 15 (13.51%) Windows 8
4 15 (13.51%) Windows Phone
5 7 (6.31%) Linux
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.90%) Windows CE
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (40.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (35.14%) Regression Testing
2 39 (35.14%) User Acceptance Testing
3 29 (26.13%) Functional Testing
4 28 (25.23%) Software Testing
5 27 (24.32%) Unit Testing
6 26 (23.42%) Software Engineering
7 24 (21.62%) Test Automation
7 24 (21.62%) Test Management
8 19 (17.12%) ERP
9 18 (16.22%) Configuration Management
9 18 (16.22%) Web Application Development
10 17 (15.32%) Data Management
10 17 (15.32%) Electronic Trading
10 17 (15.32%) SDLC
11 16 (14.41%) SOA
12 15 (13.51%) Integration Testing
12 15 (13.51%) MVVM
12 15 (13.51%) TDD
12 15 (13.51%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.33%) C#
2 34 (30.63%) JavaScript
3 33 (29.73%) SQL
4 23 (20.72%) Java
5 15 (13.51%) XAML
6 8 (7.21%) C
6 8 (7.21%) C++
6 8 (7.21%) Perl
6 8 (7.21%) Python
6 8 (7.21%) VB
7 5 (4.50%) XPath
8 4 (3.60%) VBA
9 3 (2.70%) PHP
9 3 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
9 3 (2.70%) VBScript
10 2 (1.80%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.90%) F#
11 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 36 (32.43%) Degree
2 33 (29.73%) ISEB
3 21 (18.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (16.22%) ISTQB
4 18 (16.22%) Security Cleared
5 17 (15.32%) DV Cleared
6 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 5 (4.50%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (24.32%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (8.11%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.21%) vSphere
3 2 (1.80%) KVM
3 2 (1.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.90%) XenApp
4 1 (0.90%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (14.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.72%) HP
2 17 (15.32%) Green Hat
2 17 (15.32%) IBM
2 17 (15.32%) webMethods
3 15 (13.51%) Xamarin
4 14 (12.61%) Oracle
5 12 (10.81%) Microsoft
6 11 (9.91%) Infor
7 10 (9.01%) Sybase
7 10 (9.01%) VMware
8 9 (8.11%) Citrix
9 8 (7.21%) Remedy
10 6 (5.41%) Kofax
11 3 (2.70%) SAP
12 1 (0.90%) Dell KACE
12 1 (0.90%) JDA
12 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.90%) Wyse
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