Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South West
6 months to
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 206 225
Rank change year-on-year -45 +19 +26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 73 127 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.72% 1.23% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.78% 1.35% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 59 97 81
South West median annual salary £42,029 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.07% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £48,679 £48,750 £47,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

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 9,383 9,439 9,805
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 92.13% 91.30% 90.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,546 7,782 8,173
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,025
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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
Somerset +5 27 £42,029 +5.07% 6
Wiltshire -6 18 £44,000 +17.33%
Bristol 0 13 £40,000 - 1
Devon +11 6 £37,500 - 4
Cornwall - 4 £34,000 - 2
Gloucestershire +6 1 - - 1
Dorset -16 1 £28,000 - 3
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) Test Automation
3 29 (39.73%) Software Engineering
4 26 (35.62%) .NET
5 21 (28.77%) C#
5 21 (28.77%) ASP.NET
5 21 (28.77%) MVC
6 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
6 19 (26.03%) WPF
6 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio Team System
6 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (20.55%) BDD
8 14 (19.18%) Unit Testing
8 14 (19.18%) Scrum
9 13 (17.81%) Java
10 12 (16.44%) C++
10 12 (16.44%) Windows
10 12 (16.44%) TDD
10 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
10 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
10 12 (16.44%) Hadoop
11 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
11 11 (15.07%) Xamarin
11 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (15.07%) SQL
11 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing
12 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
13 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
13 9 (12.33%) Geospatial Data

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 (8.22%) JBoss
1 6 (8.22%) Jetty
1 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
1 6 (8.22%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) NetScaler
2 2 (2.74%) Broadband
2 2 (2.74%) Internet
2 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (2.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.44%) Hadoop
2 9 (12.33%) Geospatial Data
2 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.22%) Couchbase
4 6 (8.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (8.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (8.22%) Redis
4 6 (8.22%) Riak
5 5 (6.85%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (4.11%) Big Data
7 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (26.03%) Team Foundation Server
1 19 (26.03%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
4 7 (9.59%) JIRA
5 6 (8.22%) Eclipse
5 6 (8.22%) Subversion
6 5 (6.85%) ClearCase
6 5 (6.85%) Visual Studio
7 4 (5.48%) SoapUI
7 4 (5.48%) SpecFlow
7 4 (5.48%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.74%) Selenium
9 1 (1.37%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.37%) eggPlant
9 1 (1.37%) GCC
9 1 (1.37%) Gerrit
9 1 (1.37%) Maven
9 1 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 7 (9.59%) Manufacturing
2 6 (8.22%) Law
3 4 (5.48%) Automotive
3 4 (5.48%) Legal
3 4 (5.48%) Retail
4 3 (4.11%) Finance
5 2 (2.74%) Electronics
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Software Engineer
2 14 (19.18%) Developer
3 11 (15.07%) Lead Software Engineer
4 10 (13.70%) Tester
5 9 (12.33%) Analyst
6 8 (10.96%) Test Engineer
7 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
8 5 (6.85%) .NET Developer
8 5 (6.85%) .NET Software Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) C++ Software Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Lead Developer
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Senior Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Software Tester
8 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.85%) Test Analyst
8 5 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (5.48%) Agile Tester
9 4 (5.48%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (35.62%) .NET
2 21 (28.77%) ASP.NET
3 19 (26.03%) ASP.NET MVC
3 19 (26.03%) WPF
4 12 (16.44%) .NET Framework
5 9 (12.33%) HTML
6 6 (8.22%) Hibernate
6 6 (8.22%) HTML5
6 6 (8.22%) JPA
6 6 (8.22%) Spring
7 5 (6.85%) Qt
8 4 (5.48%) SOAP
9 3 (4.11%) CSS
10 2 (2.74%) XML
11 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (1.37%) Gherkin
11 1 (1.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.85%) Algorithms
2 5 (6.85%) Data Structures
2 5 (6.85%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 5 (6.85%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.48%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.74%) Smart Home
5 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.37%) MMIC
Operating Systems
1 12 (16.44%) Windows
2 8 (10.96%) Linux
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (49.32%) Test Automation
3 29 (39.73%) Software Engineering
4 21 (28.77%) MVC
5 15 (20.55%) BDD
6 14 (19.18%) Scrum
6 14 (19.18%) Unit Testing
7 12 (16.44%) TDD
8 11 (15.07%) Integration Testing
8 11 (15.07%) Regression Testing
9 9 (12.33%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (10.96%) Project Management
10 8 (10.96%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (9.59%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (9.59%) Service Management
11 7 (9.59%) UML
12 6 (8.22%) Concurrent Programming
12 6 (8.22%) Customer Requirements
12 6 (8.22%) Mathematics
12 6 (8.22%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) C#
2 13 (17.81%) Java
3 12 (16.44%) C++
4 11 (15.07%) SQL
5 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (8.22%) Python
7 5 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.74%) C
9 1 (1.37%) Groovy
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) Degree
3 7 (9.59%) ISEB
4 5 (6.85%) CCA
4 5 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
4 5 (6.85%) MCSE
4 5 (6.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.37%) HND
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.37%) ECSS
System Software
1 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
1 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 5 (6.85%) XenApp
1 5 (6.85%) XenServer
2 4 (5.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.85%) SCCM
1 5 (6.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (15.07%) Xamarin
2 5 (6.85%) Citrix
2 5 (6.85%) Ivanti
2 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Wyse
3 1 (1.37%) Cadence