Period
to 18 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South West
6 months to
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 218 223
Rank change year-on-year -34 +5 +34
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 90 122 125
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.87% 1.20% 1.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.94% 1.31% 1.29%
Number of salaries quoted 71 88 77
South West median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% -6.98% +2.69%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £52,500 £48,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +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 the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 9,564 9,336 9,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.17% 91.68% 90.38%
Number of salaries quoted 7,874 7,709 8,112
South West median annual salary £43,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £25,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing 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 in the South West.

Salary trend for System Testing in the South West

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 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
Devon +34 23 £40,000 - 6
Somerset +8 21 £44,000 +10.00% 8
Wiltshire -8 20 £44,000 +3.53% 3
Bristol -7 17 £40,000 - 1
Cornwall +6 4 £34,000 - 4
Gloucestershire -2 1 £47,500 -13.64%
Dorset -36 1 £28,000 -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 18 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 South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 52 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.56%) Software Engineering
3 40 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 32 (35.56%) BDD
5 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
6 24 (26.67%) .NET
7 23 (25.56%) Scrum
8 21 (23.33%) C#
9 20 (22.22%) MVC
10 19 (21.11%) ASP.NET
10 19 (21.11%) Python
10 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (21.11%) ASP.NET MVC
10 19 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
10 19 (21.11%) Visual Studio Team System
10 19 (21.11%) WPF
11 18 (20.00%) Integration Testing
11 18 (20.00%) TeamCity
11 18 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
11 18 (20.00%) Firmware
12 16 (17.78%) Manufacturing
12 16 (17.78%) TDD
13 15 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
14 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
14 14 (15.56%) QA
15 13 (14.44%) C++
15 13 (14.44%) Java
15 13 (14.44%) SQL
15 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
15 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 9 (10.00%) JBoss
1 9 (10.00%) Jetty
1 9 (10.00%) Tomcat
1 9 (10.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Mathcad
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) Internet
2 3 (3.33%) NetScaler
3 2 (2.22%) Broadband
3 2 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) Relational Database
2 10 (11.11%) Hadoop
3 9 (10.00%) Couchbase
3 9 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 9 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 9 (10.00%) Redis
3 9 (10.00%) Riak
4 7 (7.78%) Geospatial Data
5 5 (5.56%) Electronic Patient Records
6 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.22%) Big Data
8 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 19 (21.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (21.11%) Visual Studio Team System
3 18 (20.00%) TeamCity
4 14 (15.56%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.00%) JIRA
6 7 (7.78%) Eclipse
6 7 (7.78%) Subversion
7 6 (6.67%) ClearCase
7 6 (6.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (4.44%) SoapUI
8 4 (4.44%) SpecFlow
9 2 (2.22%) eggPlant
9 2 (2.22%) JMeter
9 2 (2.22%) Selenium
10 1 (1.11%) CMake
10 1 (1.11%) GCC
10 1 (1.11%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.11%) Maven
10 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (17.78%) Manufacturing
2 10 (11.11%) Electronics
3 9 (10.00%) Law
4 5 (5.56%) Finance
5 3 (3.33%) Automotive
5 3 (3.33%) Legal
5 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Test Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Developer
2 14 (15.56%) Software Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Tester
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
5 10 (11.11%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) Software Tester
8 7 (7.78%) Test Analyst
9 6 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.67%) Lead Software Engineer
10 5 (5.56%) Agile Tester
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Software Tester
10 5 (5.56%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.44%) Customer Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Customer Support Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Lead Developer
11 4 (4.44%) Software Analyst
11 4 (4.44%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.67%) .NET
2 19 (21.11%) ASP.NET
2 19 (21.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 19 (21.11%) WPF
3 10 (11.11%) HTML
4 9 (10.00%) Hibernate
4 9 (10.00%) HTML5
4 9 (10.00%) JPA
4 9 (10.00%) Spring
5 8 (8.89%) .NET Framework
6 4 (4.44%) Qt
6 4 (4.44%) SOAP
7 1 (1.11%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.11%) CSS
7 1 (1.11%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.11%) J2EE
7 1 (1.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Embedded Systems
2 13 (14.44%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (11.11%) Smart Home
4 6 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 6 (6.67%) Data Structures
4 6 (6.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (4.44%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.33%) MMIC
6 3 (3.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.11%) Windows
2 8 (8.89%) Linux
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (57.78%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (45.56%) Software Engineering
3 40 (44.44%) Test Automation
4 32 (35.56%) BDD
5 23 (25.56%) Scrum
6 20 (22.22%) MVC
7 18 (20.00%) Integration Testing
8 16 (17.78%) TDD
9 15 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (14.44%) Unit Testing
11 11 (12.22%) Regression Testing
12 10 (11.11%) Energy Management
12 10 (11.11%) UML
13 9 (10.00%) Concurrent Programming
13 9 (10.00%) Multithreading
14 8 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
14 8 (8.89%) Project Management
14 8 (8.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 7 (7.78%) Mathematics
15 7 (7.78%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.33%) C#
2 19 (21.11%) Python
3 13 (14.44%) C++
3 13 (14.44%) Java
3 13 (14.44%) SQL
4 10 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.33%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) Groovy
6 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.89%) Degree
3 8 (8.89%) ISEB
4 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (3.33%) CCA
5 3 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (3.33%) HND
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB
5 3 (3.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (3.33%) MCSE
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) QA
2 3 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.11%) ECSS
System Software
1 18 (20.00%) Firmware
2 3 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (3.33%) XenApp
2 3 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) SCCM
1 3 (3.33%) SCOM
2 2 (2.22%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 10 (11.11%) Xamarin
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.33%) Cadence
3 3 (3.33%) Citrix
3 3 (3.33%) Ivanti
3 3 (3.33%) Wyse
4 2 (2.22%) HP
4 2 (2.22%) Remedy