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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 130 125 125
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 15 14 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 0.58% 0.57% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.74% 0.74% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 15 12 2
Average salary £41,500 £42,750 £65,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.92% -34.23%
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
System Testing
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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
2022 1904 1503
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Reading 78.19% 78.13% 75.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1329 1458 1223
Average salary £52,500 £47,500 £46,850
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.52% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,500 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Reading

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (44.23%) C#
4 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 21 (40.38%) SQL
5 21 (40.38%) .NET
5 21 (40.38%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (38.46%) Integration Testing
6 20 (38.46%) RESTful
6 20 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 19 (36.54%) Scrum
7 19 (36.54%) QuickTest Pro
7 19 (36.54%) Web Services
7 19 (36.54%) XML
7 19 (36.54%) Client/Server
7 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
8 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
8 18 (34.62%) WPF
9 17 (32.69%) Manual Testing
9 17 (32.69%) VBScript
9 17 (32.69%) Finance
10 16 (30.77%) WCF
10 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
11 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
12 13 (25.00%) Windows
12 13 (25.00%) Linux
13 9 (17.31%) Mobile Computing
13 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
14 7 (13.46%) ISEB
14 7 (13.46%) Test Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.85%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) Adabas
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (38.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 19 (36.54%) QuickTest Pro
2 19 (36.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) TestDirector
4 2 (3.85%) Selenium
4 2 (3.85%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Analyst
2 21 (40.38%) Test Analyst
2 21 (40.38%) Developer
3 20 (38.46%) Programmer
4 16 (30.77%) Tester
5 13 (25.00%) SQL Developer
5 13 (25.00%) Database Engineer
5 13 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
6 12 (23.08%) Automation Tester
6 12 (23.08%) Test Engineer
6 12 (23.08%) Senior Test Analyst
6 12 (23.08%) Senior Analyst
7 10 (19.23%) Senior Tester
7 10 (19.23%) Senior Test Engineer
7 10 (19.23%) Senior Automation Tester
8 8 (15.38%) Software Engineer
9 6 (11.54%) QA Tester
9 6 (11.54%) Software Developer
10 5 (9.62%) Web Developer
10 5 (9.62%) PHP Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) .NET
2 20 (38.46%) RESTful
3 19 (36.54%) Web Services
3 19 (36.54%) XML
4 18 (34.62%) WPF
5 16 (30.77%) WCF
5 16 (30.77%) ASP.NET Web API
6 6 (11.54%) .NET Framework
7 5 (9.62%) LAMP
8 4 (7.69%) HTML
9 3 (5.77%) CSS
10 2 (3.85%) jQuery
11 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.92%) DHTML
11 1 (1.92%) XSL
11 1 (1.92%) Ajax
11 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (36.54%) Client/Server
2 9 (17.31%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) IBM Mainframe
4 2 (3.85%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (25.00%) Windows
1 13 (25.00%) Linux
2 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (3.85%) zOS
4 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (55.77%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (38.46%) Integration Testing
4 19 (36.54%) Scrum
5 18 (34.62%) Automation Testing
6 17 (32.69%) Manual Testing
7 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
8 7 (13.46%) Test Management
9 6 (11.54%) Software Engineering
10 5 (9.62%) Automated Testing
10 5 (9.62%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (7.69%) Usability Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Software Distribution
12 3 (5.77%) Performance Engineering
12 3 (5.77%) Regression Testing
12 3 (5.77%) Performance Testing
13 2 (3.85%) MVVM
13 2 (3.85%) Waterfall
13 2 (3.85%) Change Management
13 2 (3.85%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 23 (44.23%) C#
2 21 (40.38%) SQL
3 17 (32.69%) VBScript
4 5 (9.62%) PHP
5 4 (7.69%) T-SQL
5 4 (7.69%) Java
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) Perl
5 4 (7.69%) Python
6 2 (3.85%) NATURAL
6 2 (3.85%) JCL
6 2 (3.85%) COBOL
7 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
1 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
1 7 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.54%) QA
Systems Management
1 24 (46.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (11.54%) IBM
3 4 (7.69%) HP
4 3 (5.77%) Telerik
5 2 (3.85%) DevExpress
5 2 (3.85%) Fujitsu
6 1 (1.92%) ServiceNow
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