The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 88 70 74
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +4
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 5 11 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.44% 1.19% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 1.61% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 11 9
Average salary £34,125 £47,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-28.15% +39.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,225 £37,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £38,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,250 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -6.25%
System Testing
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
914 682 701
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 80.25% 74.05% 76.86%
Number of salaries quoted 650 593 551
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Milton Keynes region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 3 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Degree
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) HND
4 2 (22.22%) Unisys
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SOA

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (22.22%) IT Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (22.22%) Graduate
3 2 (22.22%) Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Systems Tester
3 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 2 (22.22%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Test Manager
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Automated Testing
2 4 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Regression Testing
2 4 (44.44%) Integration Testing
3 3 (33.33%) Test Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Business Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Load Testing
5 1 (11.11%) SOA
5 1 (11.11%) Workflow
5 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
5 1 (11.11%) Functional Testing
5 1 (11.11%) User Stories
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (22.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Unisys