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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 170 187 202
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 61 54 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.15% 1.03% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.28% 1.17% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 34 40 39
Median salary £40,000 £43,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,867 £32,900 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  

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 4780 4623 5225
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 90.24% 88.26% 86.95%
Number of salaries quoted 3941 3880 4372
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 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £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 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -2 22 £40,000 -3.32%
Gloucestershire +8 19 £55,000 +15.78%
Bristol - 11 £38,500 - 2
Devon - 4 - -
Wiltshire -6 3 £42,500 -1.16% 2
Cornwall -10 2 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (58.04%) Test Automation
3 43 (38.39%) Java
4 37 (33.04%) Software Engineering
5 34 (30.36%) Hadoop
6 30 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
7 28 (25.00%) QA
8 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
8 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
8 25 (22.32%) Continuous Delivery
9 22 (19.64%) Finance
9 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
10 21 (18.75%) .NET
10 21 (18.75%) Scrum
11 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
12 16 (14.29%) Degree
12 16 (14.29%) Project Management
13 15 (13.39%) MVC
14 14 (12.50%) WPF
14 14 (12.50%) Management Information System
14 14 (12.50%) SQL
15 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
15 13 (11.61%) HTML
15 13 (11.61%) C#
15 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
15 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
15 13 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
16 12 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
16 12 (10.71%) ISTQB

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 6 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.46%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (2.68%) JBoss
3 3 (2.68%) Jetty
3 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
3 3 (2.68%) WebLogic
4 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.68%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.79%) Lucidchart
3 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (30.36%) Hadoop
2 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
3 4 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (2.68%) Couchbase
4 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.68%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.68%) Redis
4 3 (2.68%) Riak
5 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (10.71%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (8.04%) Selenium
4 8 (7.14%) WebDriver
5 5 (4.46%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (3.57%) JMeter
6 4 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
7 3 (2.68%) JIRA
8 2 (1.79%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.79%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.79%) MSTest
8 2 (1.79%) NUnit
8 2 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.79%) SpecFlow
9 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.89%) XMLSpy
General
1 22 (19.64%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Advertising
2 3 (2.68%) Law
2 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.79%) Banking
3 2 (1.79%) French Language
3 2 (1.79%) Italian Language
3 2 (1.79%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.89%) Back Office
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 36 (32.14%) Developer
2 34 (30.36%) Analyst
3 22 (19.64%) Java Developer
4 15 (13.39%) Java Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Lead Developer
4 15 (13.39%) Lead Java Developer
5 13 (11.61%) Business Analyst
6 11 (9.82%) Test Analyst
7 9 (8.04%) Software Engineer
8 8 (7.14%) .NET Developer
8 8 (7.14%) Java Software Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 7 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (6.25%) Tester
10 6 (5.36%) Support Engineer
10 6 (5.36%) Test Manager
11 4 (3.57%) Automation Test Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Business Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.57%) Java Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.75%) .NET
2 14 (12.50%) WPF
3 13 (11.61%) ASP.NET
3 13 (11.61%) HTML
4 12 (10.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (5.36%) CSS
5 6 (5.36%) XML
6 5 (4.46%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.57%) .NET Framework
7 4 (3.57%) jQuery
7 4 (3.57%) JSP
8 3 (2.68%) Hibernate
8 3 (2.68%) HTML5
8 3 (2.68%) JPA
8 3 (2.68%) Spring
9 2 (1.79%) LINQ
9 2 (1.79%) SOAP
9 2 (1.79%) WCF
9 2 (1.79%) Web Services
9 2 (1.79%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.79%) NHS
3 2 (1.79%) Replication
3 2 (1.79%) RIA
4 1 (0.89%) AS400
4 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.89%) iSeries
4 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (0.89%) N-Tier
4 1 (0.89%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.89%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 7 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (2.68%) Linux
2 3 (2.68%) Solaris
3 1 (0.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (58.93%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (58.04%) Test Automation
3 37 (33.04%) Software Engineering
4 30 (26.79%) User Acceptance Testing
5 25 (22.32%) Continuous Delivery
6 21 (18.75%) Scrum
7 19 (16.96%) Unit Testing
8 16 (14.29%) Project Management
9 15 (13.39%) MVC
10 13 (11.61%) Regression Testing
11 11 (9.82%) BDD
11 11 (9.82%) Software Testing
12 10 (8.93%) Business Process Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) Business Process Mapping
12 10 (8.93%) Domain Models
12 10 (8.93%) GAP Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (8.93%) TDD
12 10 (8.93%) Use Case
13 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 43 (38.39%) Java
2 14 (12.50%) SQL
3 13 (11.61%) C#
3 13 (11.61%) JavaScript
4 7 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 5 (4.46%) C
6 4 (3.57%) PHP
7 3 (2.68%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.68%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (0.89%) COBOL
9 1 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (22.32%) SC Cleared
1 25 (22.32%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.29%) Degree
3 12 (10.71%) ISTQB
4 7 (6.25%) ISEB
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.68%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.79%) ISEB Practitioner
7 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.79%) PMP
7 2 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (25.00%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.79%) SLA
4 1 (0.89%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.04%) Oracle
3 7 (6.25%) Xamarin
4 4 (3.57%) Citrix
4 4 (3.57%) Sybase
5 1 (0.89%) Apple
5 1 (0.89%) SAP
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