The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Reading region.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 97 132 126
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -6
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 37 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 1.58% 0.13% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.15% 0.19% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 36 3 6
Average salary £40,000 £58,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.62% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £58,500 £36,250
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £39,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Reading
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1724 1574 1712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 73.64% 69.68% 76.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1189 1226 1450
Average salary £50,000 £46,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £32,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £63,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
System Testing
Berkshire

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 23 July 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (50.79%) Finance
2 29 (46.03%) HP Quality Center
3 26 (41.27%) C#
3 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
4 24 (38.10%) .NET
5 23 (36.51%) MS Excel
5 23 (36.51%) Integration Testing
6 22 (34.92%) SQL
7 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (30.16%) Automation Testing
8 19 (30.16%) Scrum
9 18 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
9 18 (28.57%) VBScript
9 18 (28.57%) XML
9 18 (28.57%) Manual Testing
10 17 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
10 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
10 17 (26.98%) RESTful
10 17 (26.98%) Client/Server
11 16 (25.40%) Jenkins
12 15 (23.81%) Windows
12 15 (23.81%) Web Services
13 14 (22.22%) Linux
14 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
14 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET Web API
14 13 (20.63%) WCF
14 13 (20.63%) WPF
15 11 (17.46%) ISEB
15 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
15 11 (17.46%) Test Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (3.17%) CICS
2 1 (1.59%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 23 (36.51%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (7.94%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (3.17%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) QuickTest Pro
2 17 (26.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (25.40%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.94%) TestDirector
General
1 32 (50.79%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Retail
2 5 (7.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (46.03%) Analyst
2 27 (42.86%) Developer
3 23 (36.51%) Test Analyst
4 21 (33.33%) Programmer
5 20 (31.75%) SQL Developer
6 13 (20.63%) Senior Analyst
7 12 (19.05%) Senior Test Analyst
8 10 (15.87%) Database Engineer
8 10 (15.87%) SQL Programmer
9 9 (14.29%) Tester
10 6 (9.52%) Software Developer
10 6 (9.52%) Analyst Programmer
10 6 (9.52%) Test Engineer
10 6 (9.52%) Senior Test Engineer
11 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Developer
11 5 (7.94%) Automation Tester
11 5 (7.94%) Senior Tester
11 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
11 5 (7.94%) Senior Automation Tester
12 4 (6.35%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (38.10%) .NET
2 18 (28.57%) XML
3 17 (26.98%) RESTful
4 15 (23.81%) Web Services
5 13 (20.63%) ASP.NET Web API
5 13 (20.63%) WCF
5 13 (20.63%) WPF
6 9 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.35%) LAMP
7 4 (6.35%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (26.98%) Client/Server
2 5 (7.94%) Management Information System
2 5 (7.94%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (6.35%) Open Source
4 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (23.81%) Windows
2 14 (22.22%) Linux
3 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (3.17%) zOS
5 1 (1.59%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (36.51%) Integration Testing
2 20 (31.75%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (30.16%) Scrum
3 19 (30.16%) Automation Testing
4 18 (28.57%) Manual Testing
5 17 (26.98%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (17.46%) Test Management
6 11 (17.46%) Test Scripting
7 10 (15.87%) Data Modelling
8 9 (14.29%) ETL
8 9 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (9.52%) Usability Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Automated Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
10 5 (7.94%) Regression Testing
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Engineering
10 5 (7.94%) Performance Management
10 5 (7.94%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 26 (41.27%) C#
2 22 (34.92%) SQL
3 18 (28.57%) VBScript
4 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 4 (6.35%) Python
5 4 (6.35%) Java
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
5 4 (6.35%) PHP
6 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.17%) COBOL
7 2 (3.17%) NATURAL
7 2 (3.17%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) ISEB
1 11 (17.46%) ISTQB
1 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
1 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (7.94%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) QA
Systems Management
1 29 (46.03%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.70%) IBM
3 6 (9.52%) HP
4 5 (7.94%) Informatica
4 5 (7.94%) Oracle
4 5 (7.94%) Business Objects
5 4 (6.35%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.59%) Telerik