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 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
South West / Somerset
Rank 54 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +12 +4  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 24 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.74% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.98% 0.37% 0.22%
Number of salaries quoted 17 2 1
Median salary £42,500 £31,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +34.92% +5.00%  
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 Somerset with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Somerset
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 603 547 456
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 93.93% 86.96% 90.66%
Number of salaries quoted 489 479 398
Median salary £39,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.59% +2.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £30,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Somerset 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 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
Salary Histogram in Somerset

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in Somerset over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Salary histogram 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 3 months to 24 March 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
Taunton - 13 £39,000 -
Bath +6 7 £51,000 +82.14%
Bridgwater - 1 £42,500 -
System Testing
South West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Somerset region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
3 19 (65.52%) Automated Testing
4 18 (62.07%) Scrum
4 18 (62.07%) Java
4 18 (62.07%) Hadoop
5 17 (58.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (55.17%) Unit Testing
7 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
7 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
10 5 (17.24%) C
11 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
11 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
11 4 (13.79%) QA
11 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
11 4 (13.79%) .NET
12 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
12 3 (10.34%) MVC
12 3 (10.34%) Xamarin
12 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
12 3 (10.34%) WPF
12 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
12 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
13 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
13 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement

System Testing
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (62.07%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (10.34%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.45%) JIRA
2 1 (3.45%) Selenium
2 1 (3.45%) SoapUI
2 1 (3.45%) SpecFlow
Job Titles
1 16 (55.17%) Java Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Java Software Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Software Engineer
3 8 (27.59%) Lead Software Engineer
4 7 (24.14%) Developer
5 6 (20.69%) Test Manager
6 5 (17.24%) Java Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Lead Developer
6 5 (17.24%) Lead Java Developer
7 4 (13.79%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (13.79%) Java Software Developer
7 4 (13.79%) Lead Software Developer
7 4 (13.79%) Software Developer
8 3 (10.34%) Analyst
9 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
9 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
10 1 (3.45%) .NET Software Engineer
10 1 (3.45%) Technical Analyst
10 1 (3.45%) Technical Test Analyst
10 1 (3.45%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET
2 3 (10.34%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (10.34%) WPF
3 2 (6.90%) .NET Framework
4 1 (3.45%) SOAP
4 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.45%) Replication
1 1 (3.45%) RIA
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (86.21%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (68.97%) Software Engineering
2 20 (68.97%) Test Automation
3 19 (65.52%) Automated Testing
4 18 (62.07%) Scrum
5 17 (58.62%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (55.17%) Unit Testing
7 8 (27.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Software Testing
8 4 (13.79%) Test Strategy
9 3 (10.34%) MVC
10 2 (6.90%) Analytics
10 2 (6.90%) Automation Testing
10 2 (6.90%) ITIL
10 2 (6.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 2 (6.90%) User Stories
11 1 (3.45%) BDD
11 1 (3.45%) Integration Testing
11 1 (3.45%) Line Management
11 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (62.07%) Java
2 5 (17.24%) C
3 2 (6.90%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (31.03%) SC Cleared
1 9 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB
3 3 (10.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.34%) Xamarin