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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 179 199 219
Rank change year-on-year +20 +20  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 50 59 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.99% 1.01% 0.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 1.13% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 28 35 22
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £47,800 £47,250
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 the South West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
South West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 4554 5202 5326
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.05% 88.67% 87.80%
Number of salaries quoted 3753 4250 4437
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 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
Somerset +9 23 £42,500 +34.92%
Wiltshire +23 8 £32,500 -14.47% 4
Gloucestershire -13 6 £28,250 -35.79%
Bristol -7 4 £43,750 +34.61% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 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 South West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 66 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 42 (40.38%) Java
4 37 (35.58%) Hadoop
5 34 (32.69%) Software Engineering
6 31 (29.81%) User Acceptance Testing
7 29 (27.88%) SQL
8 28 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 28 (26.92%) Security Cleared
9 25 (24.04%) Test Automation
9 25 (24.04%) Finance
10 24 (23.08%) Scrum
10 24 (23.08%) QA
10 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
11 20 (19.23%) ISTQB
12 17 (16.35%) Software Testing
12 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
13 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
13 16 (15.38%) ISEB
14 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
15 12 (11.54%) Selenium
15 12 (11.54%) AS400
15 12 (11.54%) DB2
15 12 (11.54%) iSeries
16 11 (10.58%) WebDriver
16 11 (10.58%) RPG IV
16 11 (10.58%) RPG III
16 11 (10.58%) Process Improvement
16 11 (10.58%) IFS
16 11 (10.58%) RPG

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 4 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 4 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) Lucidchart
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.96%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.58%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (35.58%) Hadoop
2 12 (11.54%) DB2
3 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (11.54%) Selenium
2 11 (10.58%) WebDriver
3 8 (7.69%) JIRA
4 7 (6.73%) Bugzilla
4 7 (6.73%) Cucumber
5 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (3.85%) JMeter
6 4 (3.85%) MSTest
6 4 (3.85%) NUnit
6 4 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.92%) MSI
8 1 (0.96%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.96%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.96%) SpecFlow
8 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 25 (24.04%) Finance
2 8 (7.69%) Retail
3 7 (6.73%) Banking
3 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.92%) French Language
4 2 (1.92%) Italian Language
4 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.96%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (42.31%) Developer
2 25 (24.04%) Analyst
3 24 (23.08%) Java Developer
4 16 (15.38%) Java Engineer
4 16 (15.38%) Test Analyst
5 15 (14.42%) Lead Developer
5 15 (14.42%) Senior Developer
6 14 (13.46%) Lead Java Developer
7 11 (10.58%) AS400 Developer
7 11 (10.58%) RPG Developer
8 10 (9.62%) Senior Java Developer
9 9 (8.65%) Java Software Engineer
9 9 (8.65%) Software Engineer
10 8 (7.69%) .NET Developer
10 8 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
11 7 (6.73%) Test Manager
12 6 (5.77%) Business Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) Business Test Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) C# Developer
12 6 (5.77%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 9 (8.65%) WPF
3 7 (6.73%) XML
4 6 (5.77%) WCF
5 5 (4.81%) HTML
6 4 (3.85%) .NET Framework
6 4 (3.85%) ASP.NET
6 4 (3.85%) LINQ
6 4 (3.85%) WF
7 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.88%) CSS
7 3 (2.88%) SOAP
7 3 (2.88%) Web Services
8 2 (1.92%) Entity Framework
8 2 (1.92%) jQuery
8 2 (1.92%) RESTful
8 2 (1.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.92%) WinForms
9 1 (0.96%) COM+
9 1 (0.96%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) AS400
1 12 (11.54%) iSeries
2 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.96%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.96%) Replication
4 1 (0.96%) RIA
4 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (63.46%) Agile Software Development
2 56 (53.85%) Automated Testing
3 34 (32.69%) Software Engineering
4 31 (29.81%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (24.04%) Test Automation
6 24 (23.08%) Scrum
6 24 (23.08%) Unit Testing
7 17 (16.35%) Continuous Delivery
7 17 (16.35%) Software Testing
8 16 (15.38%) Regression Testing
9 11 (10.58%) Process Improvement
10 10 (9.62%) TDD
11 9 (8.65%) SDLC
12 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Software Delivery
12 7 (6.73%) Test Management
12 7 (6.73%) Test Scripting
12 7 (6.73%) Test Strategy
12 7 (6.73%) Web Testing
12 7 (6.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 42 (40.38%) Java
2 29 (27.88%) SQL
3 11 (10.58%) RPG
3 11 (10.58%) RPG III
3 11 (10.58%) RPG IV
4 9 (8.65%) C#
5 5 (4.81%) C
5 5 (4.81%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.85%) C++
6 4 (3.85%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.96%) COBOL
8 1 (0.96%) Python
8 1 (0.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 28 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 20 (19.23%) ISTQB
3 16 (15.38%) ISEB
4 7 (6.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
5 5 (4.81%) ISEB Practitioner
6 3 (2.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (23.08%) QA
2 2 (1.92%) SLA
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.96%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 15 (14.42%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.58%) IFS
3 3 (2.88%) Xamarin
4 1 (0.96%) Infor
4 1 (0.96%) SAP
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