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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 115 129 121
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 25 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 0.27% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.33% 0.37% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 24 4 5
Average salary £41,500 £35,000 £55,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.57% -36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £33,250 £40,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £35,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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
1882 1626 1537
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 74.80% 72.23% 75.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1296 1262 1294
Average salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £65,000 £67,500
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 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 29 August 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 32 (51.61%) HP Quality Center
2 29 (46.77%) Finance
3 27 (43.55%) C#
3 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
4 26 (41.94%) Integration Testing
5 25 (40.32%) .NET
6 24 (38.71%) SQL
7 23 (37.10%) Automation Testing
8 22 (35.48%) Manual Testing
8 22 (35.48%) VBScript
8 22 (35.48%) XML
8 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
8 22 (35.48%) QuickTest Pro
9 21 (33.87%) Scrum
10 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
11 19 (30.65%) Client/Server
11 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (30.65%) Team Foundation Server
11 19 (30.65%) RESTful
12 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
13 17 (27.42%) Web Services
14 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET Web API
14 15 (24.19%) WCF
14 15 (24.19%) WPF
15 14 (22.58%) Windows
15 14 (22.58%) Linux
16 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
17 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
18 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
18 10 (16.13%) Test Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (3.23%) CICS
Applications
1 22 (35.48%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.23%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 22 (35.48%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (30.65%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (29.03%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.45%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (46.77%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Retail
2 4 (6.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
1 28 (45.16%) Analyst
2 27 (43.55%) Test Analyst
3 21 (33.87%) SQL Developer
4 18 (29.03%) Programmer
5 16 (25.81%) Senior Analyst
5 16 (25.81%) Senior Test Analyst
6 13 (20.97%) Tester
7 12 (19.35%) Database Engineer
7 12 (19.35%) SQL Programmer
8 10 (16.13%) Senior Test Engineer
8 10 (16.13%) Test Engineer
9 9 (14.52%) Senior Tester
9 9 (14.52%) Automation Tester
9 9 (14.52%) Senior Automation Tester
10 6 (9.68%) Software Developer
11 4 (6.45%) SQL Server Developer
11 4 (6.45%) QA Tester
11 4 (6.45%) Software Engineer
11 4 (6.45%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (40.32%) .NET
2 22 (35.48%) XML
3 19 (30.65%) RESTful
4 17 (27.42%) Web Services
5 15 (24.19%) ASP.NET Web API
5 15 (24.19%) WCF
5 15 (24.19%) WPF
6 8 (12.90%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.45%) LAMP
7 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Client/Server
2 7 (11.29%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (6.45%) Open Source
4 2 (3.23%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.58%) Windows
1 14 (22.58%) Linux
2 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (41.94%) Integration Testing
2 23 (37.10%) Automation Testing
3 22 (35.48%) Manual Testing
4 21 (33.87%) Scrum
5 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (30.65%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
8 10 (16.13%) Test Management
9 8 (12.90%) Data Modelling
9 8 (12.90%) ETL
9 8 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (9.68%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (9.68%) Usability Testing
11 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
12 4 (6.45%) Regression Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Performance Testing
12 4 (6.45%) Performance Engineering
12 4 (6.45%) Software Distribution
13 3 (4.84%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) C#
2 24 (38.71%) SQL
3 22 (35.48%) VBScript
4 8 (12.90%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.45%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) Java
5 4 (6.45%) Perl
5 4 (6.45%) PHP
6 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.23%) COBOL
7 2 (3.23%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.23%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) ISEB
1 10 (16.13%) ISTQB
1 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.29%) QA
Systems Management
1 32 (51.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 27 (43.55%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) IBM
3 6 (9.68%) HP
4 3 (4.84%) Fujitsu
5 1 (1.61%) Telerik
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