Period
to 20 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset 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 6 months to 20 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
South West > Somerset
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 73 77
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4 -
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 23 45 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.67% 3.41% 2.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.93% 3.69% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 20 41 27
Somerset median annual salary £44,265 £40,000 £41,377
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.66% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £40,814 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,223 £43,750 £48,750
South West median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +5.07% -6.98% +1.18%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 786 1,220 1,213
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 91.08% 92.56% 92.10%
Number of salaries quoted 663 961 1,063
Somerset median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,800 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £57,500
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Somerset

System Testing
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

Salary trend for System Testing in Somerset

System Testing
Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 20 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton +12 20 £44,000 +14.29% 4
Yeovil - 1 £45,000 - 1
System Testing
South West

For the 6 months to 20 September 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET MVC
2 20 (86.96%) WPF
2 20 (86.96%) Visual Studio Team System
2 20 (86.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 20 (86.96%) MVC
2 20 (86.96%) .NET
2 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
3 15 (65.22%) C#
4 11 (47.83%) Xamarin
5 9 (39.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
6 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
6 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
7 7 (30.43%) Geospatial Data
7 7 (30.43%) Service Management
8 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
9 5 (21.74%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (21.74%) Scrum
10 4 (17.39%) Java
10 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
10 4 (17.39%) Collaborative Working
11 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
11 3 (13.04%) People Management
12 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
12 2 (8.70%) Big Data

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Cloud Services
1 20 (86.96%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Geospatial Data
2 4 (17.39%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) Big Data
3 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (86.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 20 (86.96%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Support Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Software Engineer
3 7 (30.43%) Lead Software Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Developer
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) .NET Software Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Customer Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Lead .NET Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Lead Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Lead Software Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Software Developer
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Java Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Junior Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (86.96%) .NET
1 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET
1 20 (86.96%) ASP.NET MVC
1 20 (86.96%) WPF
2 8 (34.78%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.35%) J2EE
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 23 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 20 (86.96%) MVC
3 9 (39.13%) Continuous Delivery
4 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
5 7 (30.43%) Service Management
6 6 (26.09%) Unit Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Deployment Automation
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) Collaborative Working
9 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
9 3 (13.04%) People Management
10 1 (4.35%) Acceptance Criteria
10 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
10 1 (4.35%) Data Science
10 1 (4.35%) Defect Management
10 1 (4.35%) ETL
10 1 (4.35%) Regression Testing
10 1 (4.35%) SDLC
10 1 (4.35%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 8 (34.78%) SC Cleared
3 5 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) ISEB
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Xamarin