The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 119 128 125
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 23 9 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 0.39% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.18% 0.52% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22 7 3
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -46.15%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
System Testing
Berkshire

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1953 1727 1516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 77.62% 74.83% 75.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1337 1336 1256
Average salary £50,000 £47,000 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% +0.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

System Testing
Salary Trend in Reading

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

System Testing Salary Trend in Reading

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Reading region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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 33 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
2 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (47.37%) Integration Testing
4 24 (42.11%) Automation Testing
4 24 (42.11%) XML
5 23 (40.35%) VBScript
5 23 (40.35%) QuickTest Pro
5 23 (40.35%) Scrum
5 23 (40.35%) Manual Testing
6 22 (38.60%) Finance
7 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
7 21 (36.84%) C#
7 21 (36.84%) SQL
7 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 21 (36.84%) RESTful
8 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
8 20 (35.09%) Client/Server
9 19 (33.33%) Web Services
9 19 (33.33%) .NET
10 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET Web API
10 17 (29.82%) WCF
10 17 (29.82%) WPF
11 14 (24.56%) Windows
11 14 (24.56%) Linux
11 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
12 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
13 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
13 10 (17.54%) Test Management
13 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the Reading 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.51%) CICS
Applications
1 14 (24.56%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Adabas
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 23 (40.35%) QuickTest Pro
2 21 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 20 (35.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.02%) TestDirector
General
1 22 (38.60%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (50.88%) Analyst
2 28 (49.12%) Test Analyst
3 21 (36.84%) Developer
4 20 (35.09%) Programmer
5 17 (29.82%) Senior Analyst
5 17 (29.82%) Senior Test Analyst
6 14 (24.56%) Database Engineer
6 14 (24.56%) SQL Programmer
6 14 (24.56%) SQL Developer
6 14 (24.56%) Tester
7 11 (19.30%) Senior Test Engineer
7 11 (19.30%) Test Engineer
8 10 (17.54%) Automation Tester
8 10 (17.54%) Senior Automation Tester
8 10 (17.54%) Senior Tester
9 6 (10.53%) Software Developer
10 4 (7.02%) PHP Web Developer
10 4 (7.02%) PHP Programmer
10 4 (7.02%) Web Programmer
10 4 (7.02%) SQL Database Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (42.11%) XML
2 21 (36.84%) RESTful
3 19 (33.33%) Web Services
3 19 (33.33%) .NET
4 17 (29.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 17 (29.82%) WCF
4 17 (29.82%) WPF
5 4 (7.02%) .NET Framework
5 4 (7.02%) LAMP
6 1 (1.75%) HTML
6 1 (1.75%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 20 (35.09%) Client/Server
2 9 (15.79%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (7.02%) Open Source
4 2 (3.51%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.51%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.56%) Windows
1 14 (24.56%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (52.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (47.37%) Integration Testing
3 24 (42.11%) Automation Testing
4 23 (40.35%) Scrum
4 23 (40.35%) Manual Testing
5 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (19.30%) Test Scripting
7 10 (17.54%) Test Management
8 7 (12.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (10.53%) Usability Testing
10 5 (8.77%) Automated Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Software Engineering
11 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
11 4 (7.02%) Performance Engineering
11 4 (7.02%) Software Distribution
11 4 (7.02%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.26%) Change Management
12 3 (5.26%) Test Automation
13 1 (1.75%) RAD
13 1 (1.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 23 (40.35%) VBScript
2 21 (36.84%) C#
2 21 (36.84%) SQL
3 4 (7.02%) Python
3 4 (7.02%) Perl
3 4 (7.02%) PHP
3 4 (7.02%) Java
4 3 (5.26%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.51%) COBOL
5 2 (3.51%) NATURAL
5 2 (3.51%) JCL
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) ISTQB
1 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
1 10 (17.54%) ISEB
2 6 (10.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (7.02%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) QA
Systems Management
1 33 (57.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) IBM
3 6 (10.53%) HP
4 3 (5.26%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.75%) Telerik
5 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago