The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 28 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 117 123
Rank change year-on-year -14 +6  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1 10 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.054% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.059% 0.60% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 0 7 10
Median salary - £31,500 £43,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -27.16%  
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £41,500
% change year-on-year -2.43% -1.20%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 1683 1678 1753
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 90.19% 89.92% 85.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1424 1459 1461
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol citing System Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Bristol

System Testing
Salary Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in Bristol.

Salary trend for System Testing in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Bristol region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 10 (58.82%) QA
3 9 (52.94%) TDD
4 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (47.06%) SDLC
5 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
5 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 7 (41.18%) Test Management
6 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
6 5 (29.41%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
7 4 (23.53%) ISEB
7 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
7 4 (23.53%) .NET
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) C++
7 4 (23.53%) Java
7 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
7 4 (23.53%) NUnit
7 4 (23.53%) XML
7 4 (23.53%) OO
7 4 (23.53%) ETL
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 4 (23.53%) WCF

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 4 (23.53%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) MSTest
1 4 (23.53%) NUnit
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Auditor
2 4 (23.53%) C# .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) C# Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior C# .NET Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior C# Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Agile Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Automation Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Tester
3 3 (17.65%) Tester
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) QA Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Test Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) LINQ
1 4 (23.53%) WCF
1 4 (23.53%) WF
1 4 (23.53%) WPF
1 4 (23.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) User Acceptance Testing
2 9 (52.94%) TDD
3 8 (47.06%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (47.06%) SDLC
4 7 (41.18%) Automated Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Performance Testing
4 7 (41.18%) Software Delivery
4 7 (41.18%) Test Management
4 7 (41.18%) Unit Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Software Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (23.53%) ETL
6 4 (23.53%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (23.53%) OO
6 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
6 4 (23.53%) Validation
7 3 (17.65%) Process Improvement
7 3 (17.65%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) C#
2 4 (23.53%) C++
2 4 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (23.53%) PL/SQL
2 4 (23.53%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) ISTQB
2 4 (23.53%) ISEB
3 3 (17.65%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (58.82%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft