Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 211 221 251
Rank change year-on-year +10 +30 +55
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 127 131 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.23% 1.21% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.37% 1.36% 1.07%
Number of salaries quoted 100 88 85
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £22,250
90th Percentile £47,625 £47,500 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 9252 9636 10507
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 89.50% 88.85% 88.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7614 8032 8826
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Somerset +15 55 £40,000 +6.67%
Bristol -2 27 £40,000 +10.34% 2
Wiltshire -4 21 £37,500 -9.09% 2
Gloucestershire +30 15 £60,000 +50.00%
Devon +20 5 - - 1
Dorset -3 3 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (45.67%) Java
3 53 (41.73%) Test Automation
4 48 (37.80%) Hadoop
4 48 (37.80%) Security Cleared
5 47 (37.01%) SC Cleared
6 37 (29.13%) Software Engineering
7 31 (24.41%) JavaScript
8 30 (23.62%) HTML
9 28 (22.05%) .NET
10 27 (21.26%) SQL
11 26 (20.47%) Finance
12 24 (18.90%) MVC
12 24 (18.90%) QA
13 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
14 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
15 20 (15.75%) CSS
15 20 (15.75%) C#
15 20 (15.75%) Degree
16 18 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
17 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
18 16 (12.60%) WPF
19 14 (11.02%) Windows
20 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
20 13 (10.24%) Project Management
20 13 (10.24%) jQuery
21 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
21 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
21 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
22 11 (8.66%) UML

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 12 (9.45%) SharePoint
2 7 (5.51%) JBoss
2 7 (5.51%) Jetty
2 7 (5.51%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.51%) WebLogic
3 5 (3.94%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (3.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.57%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.57%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.79%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.79%) Autodesk Inventor
3 1 (0.79%) CATIA
3 1 (0.79%) Simulink
3 1 (0.79%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.79%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.36%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (37.80%) Hadoop
2 13 (10.24%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.51%) Couchbase
3 7 (5.51%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.51%) NoSQL
3 7 (5.51%) Redis
3 7 (5.51%) Relational Database
3 7 (5.51%) Riak
3 7 (5.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.36%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.57%) DataStage
5 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.57%) OLAP
5 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.57%) Semantic Layer
6 1 (0.79%) Big Data
6 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 17 (13.39%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (7.87%) Visual Studio
3 9 (7.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (6.30%) JIRA
5 7 (5.51%) MSI
5 7 (5.51%) Zephyr
6 5 (3.94%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (3.15%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.15%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.36%) Eclipse
8 3 (2.36%) GCC
8 3 (2.36%) Gerrit
8 3 (2.36%) Maven
8 3 (2.36%) PowerBuilder
8 3 (2.36%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.36%) Subversion
9 1 (0.79%) MSTest
9 1 (0.79%) NetBeans
9 1 (0.79%) NUnit
9 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
General
1 26 (20.47%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Law
3 3 (2.36%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.57%) Advertising
4 2 (1.57%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.79%) Back Office
5 1 (0.79%) Legal
Job Titles
1 73 (57.48%) Developer
2 47 (37.01%) Java Developer
3 30 (23.62%) Analyst
4 23 (18.11%) Lead Developer
5 18 (14.17%) Lead Java Developer
6 13 (10.24%) .NET Developer
7 11 (8.66%) Test Analyst
7 11 (8.66%) Tester
8 8 (6.30%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.30%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.51%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.72%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.72%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.72%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Business Systems Analyst
11 5 (3.94%) Java Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Java Software Engineer
11 5 (3.94%) Systems Developer
12 4 (3.15%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (23.62%) HTML
2 28 (22.05%) .NET
3 21 (16.54%) ASP.NET
4 20 (15.75%) CSS
5 16 (12.60%) WPF
6 13 (10.24%) jQuery
7 12 (9.45%) .NET Framework
8 11 (8.66%) WCF
9 9 (7.09%) ASP.NET MVC
9 9 (7.09%) Web Services
9 9 (7.09%) WinForms
10 8 (6.30%) Entity Framework
11 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 7 (5.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 7 (5.51%) Hibernate
11 7 (5.51%) HTML5
11 7 (5.51%) JPA
11 7 (5.51%) RESTful
11 7 (5.51%) Spring
11 7 (5.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.45%) Management Information System
2 10 (7.87%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.51%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.57%) RIA
5 2 (1.57%) Robotics
6 1 (0.79%) 3D Graphics
6 1 (0.79%) 3D Printing
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.02%) Windows
2 6 (4.72%) Linux
3 5 (3.94%) Solaris
4 2 (1.57%) Unix
4 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (51.97%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (41.73%) Test Automation
3 37 (29.13%) Software Engineering
4 24 (18.90%) MVC
5 18 (14.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (10.24%) Project Management
7 11 (8.66%) TDD
7 11 (8.66%) UML
8 10 (7.87%) Software Testing
9 9 (7.09%) Data Protection
9 9 (7.09%) Manual Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Creative Thinking
10 8 (6.30%) Mentoring
10 8 (6.30%) Regression Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Scenario Testing
10 8 (6.30%) Scrum
11 7 (5.51%) BDD
11 7 (5.51%) Concurrent Programming
11 7 (5.51%) Line Management
11 7 (5.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 58 (45.67%) Java
2 31 (24.41%) JavaScript
3 27 (21.26%) SQL
4 20 (15.75%) C#
5 6 (4.72%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.94%) C++
6 5 (3.94%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.36%) C
7 3 (2.36%) PHP
7 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 48 (37.80%) Security Cleared
2 47 (37.01%) SC Cleared
3 20 (15.75%) Degree
4 10 (7.87%) Computer Science Degree
4 10 (7.87%) ISTQB
5 7 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (18.90%) QA
2 7 (5.51%) PCI DSS
3 4 (3.15%) PMO
3 4 (3.15%) SLA
4 3 (2.36%) Data Quality
4 3 (2.36%) ECSS
5 1 (0.79%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle
3 7 (5.51%) Xamarin
4 5 (3.94%) Citrix
5 4 (3.15%) Nintex
6 3 (2.36%) Sybase
7 2 (1.57%) Capita
7 2 (1.57%) IBM
7 2 (1.57%) Netezza
7 2 (1.57%) Tableau
8 1 (0.79%) Apple
8 1 (0.79%) Remedy