Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South West
6 months to
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 271 250 232
Rank change year-on-year -21 -18 -3
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 61 87 110
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.81% 1.05%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.88% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 58 68 68
South West median annual salary £45,000 £41,015 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.72% +2.54% -5.88%
10th Percentile £28,750 £32,125 £26,625
90th Percentile £56,250 £49,875 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%

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 9,337 9,925 9,720
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 91.76% 92.17% 92.85%
Number of salaries quoted 7,358 8,157 8,025
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £67,250 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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
Bristol +21 21 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Somerset +3 12 £42,784 -2.76% 2
Gloucestershire -8 11 £52,500 +10.53% 1
Devon -16 10 £30,375 -24.06% 5
Wiltshire -13 4 £44,500 -1.11%
Dorset -5 3 £47,500 +69.64% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 26 (42.62%) SDLC
4 25 (40.98%) Test Automation
5 23 (37.70%) Regression Testing
6 21 (34.43%) SQL
7 20 (32.79%) QA
8 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
9 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
10 16 (26.23%) C#
11 15 (24.59%) .NET
11 15 (24.59%) Windows
11 15 (24.59%) GIS
11 15 (24.59%) Test Management
12 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
12 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
12 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
13 13 (21.31%) ISEB
14 12 (19.67%) C
14 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
14 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
14 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
15 11 (18.03%) JSP 440
15 11 (18.03%) Software Engineering
15 11 (18.03%) Military
15 11 (18.03%) Information Security
15 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
15 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
15 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
15 11 (18.03%) Windows Server

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 3 (4.92%) JBoss
1 3 (4.92%) Jetty
1 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.92%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.28%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (3.28%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Project
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) Internet
2 2 (3.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) GIS
2 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.56%) Geospatial Data
3 4 (6.56%) Hadoop
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
4 3 (4.92%) Couchbase
4 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.92%) Redis
4 3 (4.92%) Riak
5 1 (1.64%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.64%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 4 (6.56%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (18.03%) Military
2 5 (8.20%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Electronics
4 3 (4.92%) Law
5 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Analyst
2 13 (21.31%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) Integration Engineer
3 11 (18.03%) QA Analyst
3 11 (18.03%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Developer
4 7 (11.48%) Test Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) .NET Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Analyst Programmer
6 5 (8.20%) Lead Software Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Programmer
7 4 (6.56%) Junior
8 3 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Applications Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Java Developer
8 3 (4.92%) Test Analyst
9 2 (3.28%) Junior Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.28%) Junior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.59%) .NET
2 11 (18.03%) ASP.NET
3 9 (14.75%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (11.48%) .NET Framework
4 7 (11.48%) HTML
5 5 (8.20%) CSS
5 5 (8.20%) HTML5
6 3 (4.92%) Hibernate
6 3 (4.92%) JPA
6 3 (4.92%) Spring
6 3 (4.92%) WinForms
7 2 (3.28%) AngularJS
7 2 (3.28%) React
7 2 (3.28%) Sass
7 2 (3.28%) Web Services
7 2 (3.28%) WPF
8 1 (1.64%) Angular 2
8 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.64%) REST
8 1 (1.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.56%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (6.56%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.92%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (4.92%) Internet of Things
3 3 (4.92%) Smart Home
3 3 (4.92%) Wiki
4 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.28%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Windows
2 11 (18.03%) Windows Server
3 6 (9.84%) Linux
4 2 (3.28%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (60.66%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (45.90%) Scrum
3 26 (42.62%) SDLC
4 25 (40.98%) Test Automation
5 23 (37.70%) Regression Testing
6 19 (31.15%) User Acceptance Testing
7 15 (24.59%) Test Management
8 14 (22.95%) Integration Testing
8 14 (22.95%) Software Testing
8 14 (22.95%) Test Scripting
9 12 (19.67%) Business Analysis
10 11 (18.03%) Information Security
10 11 (18.03%) Software Engineering
11 10 (16.39%) MVC
12 9 (14.75%) BDD
13 7 (11.48%) Technical Leadership
14 5 (8.20%) Performance Testing
14 5 (8.20%) TDD
14 5 (8.20%) Thought Leadership
14 5 (8.20%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (34.43%) SQL
2 16 (26.23%) C#
3 12 (19.67%) C
4 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.20%) Java
6 2 (3.28%) C++
6 2 (3.28%) Python
6 2 (3.28%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.64%) ES6
7 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (27.87%) ISTQB
2 13 (21.31%) ISEB
3 12 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 12 (19.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.20%) Degree
5 4 (6.56%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (32.79%) QA
2 11 (18.03%) JSP 440
3 2 (3.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (18.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.20%) Firmware
3 1 (1.64%) Docker
Vendors
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.28%) Oracle
3 1 (1.64%) Sybase
3 1 (1.64%) Xamarin