The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 277 276 308
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 171 157 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.75% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 0.96% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 160 140 121
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,250 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -2.50%
System Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
17537 16397 17756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 79.80% 78.03% 77.70%
Number of salaries quoted 13519 13382 15071
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 the South East

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

System Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

System Testing Salary Trend in the South East

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in the South East

System Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +12 60 £38,500 +20.31% 3
Berkshire +11 31 £41,500 -9.78%
Kent +21 29 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £42,000 -1.17% 1
Hampshire -24 20 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Oxfordshire +6 6 £60,000 +64.38% 2
West Sussex -23 2 £30,000 -29.41%
Middlesex 0 1 - -
East Sussex -22 1 - -
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 172 (44.68%) SQL
2 135 (35.06%) C#
3 131 (34.03%) XML
4 122 (31.69%) .NET
5 117 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
6 102 (26.49%) Microsoft
7 98 (25.45%) SQL Server
8 97 (25.19%) Web Services
9 95 (24.68%) Finance
10 84 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
11 83 (21.56%) Degree
12 75 (19.48%) SOAP
13 73 (18.96%) HTML
14 72 (18.70%) Regression Testing
15 70 (18.18%) ISEB
16 69 (17.92%) Oracle
17 68 (17.66%) WCF
18 66 (17.14%) ASP.NET
18 66 (17.14%) Windows
19 65 (16.88%) Security Cleared
19 65 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
19 65 (16.88%) Automation Testing
20 64 (16.62%) VB.NET
21 61 (15.84%) Manual Testing
22 60 (15.58%) SharePoint
23 58 (15.06%) MS Excel
24 56 (14.55%) Linux
25 55 (14.29%) Test Scripting
26 48 (12.47%) .NET Framework
27 47 (12.21%) Open Source

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT jobs across the South East 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 60 (15.58%) SharePoint
2 25 (6.49%) MediaWiki
3 11 (2.86%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.30%) Node.js
7 4 (1.04%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.04%) Apache
7 4 (1.04%) WordPress
8 2 (0.52%) CICS
8 2 (0.52%) Documentum
8 2 (0.52%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) Lync
Applications
1 58 (15.06%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.53%) MS Office
3 8 (2.08%) InfoPath
4 5 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (3.64%) SAP FI
2 10 (2.60%) SAP FI/CO
2 10 (2.60%) SAP CO
3 4 (1.04%) SAP FI-GL
3 4 (1.04%) SAP FSCM
4 3 (0.78%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 3 (0.78%) Magento
4 3 (0.78%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.82%) SaaS
2 4 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (1.04%) Amazon S3
2 4 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.04%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.19%) Firewall
2 17 (4.42%) Internet
3 3 (0.78%) Extranet
4 1 (0.26%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.26%) WAN
4 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.26%) SAN
4 1 (0.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (2.60%) DTS
6 7 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
6 7 (1.82%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.56%) Star Schema
7 6 (1.56%) MySQL
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.04%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.52%) Adabas
12 1 (0.26%) Big Data
12 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 46 (11.95%) QuickTest Pro
2 44 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 35 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
4 30 (7.79%) SoapUI
5 27 (7.01%) Ranorex
6 20 (5.19%) Maven
7 17 (4.42%) Visual Studio
7 17 (4.42%) Ant
8 14 (3.64%) Selenium
9 12 (3.12%) JUnit
9 12 (3.12%) Git (software)
10 10 (2.60%) Cucumber
11 9 (2.34%) JIRA
12 8 (2.08%) LoadRunner
12 8 (2.08%) Selenium IDE
12 8 (2.08%) Behat
13 6 (1.56%) NUnit
14 5 (1.30%) MbUnit
14 5 (1.30%) TestDirector
15 4 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
General
1 95 (24.68%) Finance
2 19 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 13 (3.38%) Electronics
4 11 (2.86%) Marketing
5 7 (1.82%) Banking
6 6 (1.56%) Retail
6 6 (1.56%) General Ledger
7 5 (1.30%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.04%) Games
8 4 (1.04%) French Language
8 4 (1.04%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
10 1 (0.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 110 (28.57%) Analyst
2 107 (27.79%) Developer
3 59 (15.32%) Test Analyst
4 55 (14.29%) Test Engineer
5 54 (14.03%) Tester
6 42 (10.91%) Senior Test Engineer
7 39 (10.13%) Consultant
8 37 (9.61%) Programmer
9 31 (8.05%) C# Developer
10 30 (7.79%) .NET Developer
11 29 (7.53%) C# .NET Developer
12 27 (7.01%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 27 (7.01%) Senior Test Analyst
12 27 (7.01%) Senior Analyst
13 21 (5.45%) ASP.NET Developer
13 21 (5.45%) SQL Developer
14 18 (4.68%) Graduate
14 18 (4.68%) Business Analyst
15 17 (4.42%) Software Tester
16 16 (4.16%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (34.03%) XML
2 122 (31.69%) .NET
3 97 (25.19%) Web Services
4 75 (19.48%) SOAP
5 73 (18.96%) HTML
6 68 (17.66%) WCF
7 66 (17.14%) ASP.NET
8 48 (12.47%) .NET Framework
9 43 (11.17%) WF
10 39 (10.13%) Spring
11 34 (8.83%) Hibernate
12 29 (7.53%) RESTful
13 21 (5.45%) ASP.NET Web API
14 20 (5.19%) CSS
15 18 (4.68%) Ajax
15 18 (4.68%) WPF
16 16 (4.16%) Gherkin
17 14 (3.64%) XSLT
18 12 (3.12%) JMS
18 12 (3.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.21%) Open Source
2 39 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (7.27%) Client/Server
4 18 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 18 (4.68%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.38%) Mobile App
6 11 (2.86%) CMDB
7 9 (2.34%) Mobile Computing
8 6 (1.56%) Replication
8 6 (1.56%) W3C
8 6 (1.56%) LIMS
9 5 (1.30%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.04%) Data Extraction
11 3 (0.78%) GIS
11 3 (0.78%) Handset
12 2 (0.52%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (0.52%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.52%) SWIFT
13 1 (0.26%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 66 (17.14%) Windows
2 56 (14.55%) Linux
3 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (2.08%) AIX
5 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.56%) Windows XP
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Vista
6 6 (1.56%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.30%) CentOS
8 4 (1.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.78%) UNIX
10 2 (0.52%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.26%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (30.39%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (21.82%) User Acceptance Testing
3 72 (18.70%) Regression Testing
4 65 (16.88%) Automation Testing
5 61 (15.84%) Manual Testing
6 55 (14.29%) Test Scripting
7 45 (11.69%) Test Automation
7 45 (11.69%) Integration Testing
7 45 (11.69%) Software Testing
8 43 (11.17%) Scrum
9 39 (10.13%) TDD
10 38 (9.87%) Automated Testing
11 34 (8.83%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (8.57%) User Stories
13 32 (8.31%) Unit Testing
14 29 (7.53%) E-Commerce
15 28 (7.27%) BDD
16 27 (7.01%) Document Management
17 24 (6.23%) Test Management
18 21 (5.45%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 172 (44.68%) SQL
2 135 (35.06%) C#
3 64 (16.62%) VB.NET
4 41 (10.65%) JavaScript
5 39 (10.13%) Java
6 27 (7.01%) VBScript
7 21 (5.45%) PL/SQL
8 19 (4.94%) PHP
9 18 (4.68%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.64%) Python
11 12 (3.12%) C
12 7 (1.82%) VB
13 4 (1.04%) Perl
13 4 (1.04%) C++
13 4 (1.04%) TypeScript
14 2 (0.52%) NATURAL
14 2 (0.52%) JCL
14 2 (0.52%) COBOL
15 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
15 1 (0.26%) Scala
Qualifications
1 83 (21.56%) Degree
2 70 (18.18%) ISEB
3 65 (16.88%) Security Cleared
4 41 (10.65%) ISTQB
5 38 (9.87%) SC Cleared
6 25 (6.49%) CTC Cleared
7 13 (3.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.12%) MCSE
8 12 (3.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 9 (2.34%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.08%) OCPJWCD
10 8 (2.08%) Sun Certification
10 8 (2.08%) MBCS
10 8 (2.08%) CITP
11 7 (1.82%) MCPD
11 7 (1.82%) HND
11 7 (1.82%) CISSP
12 5 (1.30%) ACCA
12 5 (1.30%) OCPJP
12 5 (1.30%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (9.35%) QA
2 10 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.78%) SLA
3 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.26%) vCloud
2 1 (0.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 65 (16.88%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 102 (26.49%) Microsoft
2 69 (17.92%) Oracle
3 37 (9.61%) HP
4 19 (4.94%) SAP
5 10 (2.60%) IBM
6 8 (2.08%) Apple
6 8 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 8 (2.08%) Cisco
6 8 (2.08%) Sun
7 6 (1.56%) Business Objects
8 5 (1.30%) ServiceNow
8 5 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (1.04%) JBoss
10 3 (0.78%) Logi Analytics
10 3 (0.78%) Fujitsu
10 3 (0.78%) JD Edwards
10 3 (0.78%) Retek
10 3 (0.78%) CA
11 2 (0.52%) Thunderhead
11 2 (0.52%) Citrix
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