The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 376 343 350
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +7
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 763 866 765
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.76% 0.73%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.82% 0.92% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 636 718 664
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
92938 94397 86367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 85.18% 82.76% 81.87%
Number of salaries quoted 76796 75339 70773
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

System Testing
Salary Trend

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

System Testing Salary Trend in the UK

System Testing
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 within the UK.

System Testing Salary Histogram in the UK

System Testing
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the UK over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
England -32 699 £42,500 +1.19% 79
London -94 195 £47,500 -5.00% 29
South East +10 179 £42,500 +3.65% 15
East of England -9 66 £38,750 +6.89% 3
South West +32 64 £42,500 +25.00% 4
West Midlands +16 63 £32,500 -16.66% 5
Yorkshire +12 62 £35,000 +5.26% 7
North West -7 58 £32,500 -2.98% 16
City of London +12 49 £50,000 +11.11% 10
West Yorkshire +10 46 £35,000 +6.06% 5
Hampshire +39 40 £40,000 -5.88% 6
Manchester +11 40 £35,000 - 10
Leeds +14 38 £35,000 +5.26% 5
Kent +2 37 £42,500 +21.42% 2
Surrey -30 32 £42,500 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +2 30 £39,000 -8.23%
Staffordshire - 27 £30,250 - 3
Berkshire +13 25 £50,000 +20.48% 2
Scotland +10 23 £37,500 -9.63% 1
Gloucestershire +9 21 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Hertfordshire +9 20 £39,250 -8.72% 1
Bristol +7 20 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Essex -12 20 £36,000 +10.76% 1
Milton Keynes +1 19 £39,000 +14.28%
Stoke-on-Trent - 17 £30,500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +17 16 £45,000 -
Birmingham +3 15 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Gloucester +6 14 £45,000 +28.57%
Woking -10 14 £42,500 +6.25%
Folkestone +4 13 £40,000 +19.40% 2

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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.

1 636 (43.62%) SQL
2 528 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (30.38%) Finance
4 422 (28.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 322 (22.09%) .NET
6 300 (20.58%) Microsoft
7 287 (19.68%) Oracle
8 278 (19.07%) C#
9 263 (18.04%) QA
10 261 (17.90%) Java
11 260 (17.83%) SQL Server
12 255 (17.49%) SDLC
13 248 (17.01%) HTML
14 243 (16.67%) JavaScript
15 232 (15.91%) ISEB
15 232 (15.91%) Degree
16 197 (13.51%) XML
17 193 (13.24%) Unit Testing
18 185 (12.69%) Windows
19 180 (12.35%) Integration Testing
20 174 (11.93%) Regression Testing
21 170 (11.66%) Scrum
22 155 (10.63%) UNIX
23 152 (10.43%) CSS
23 152 (10.43%) Test Scripting
24 147 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
25 144 (9.88%) Test Strategy
26 143 (9.81%) MS Excel
27 140 (9.60%) Automated Testing
28 134 (9.19%) Software Engineering

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs within the UK 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 89 (6.10%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.73%) IIS
3 50 (3.43%) WebSphere
4 40 (2.74%) CMS
5 36 (2.47%) JBoss
6 24 (1.65%) Tomcat
7 17 (1.17%) Apache
8 16 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 14 (0.96%) WebLogic
10 12 (0.82%) Node.js
11 10 (0.69%) Mule
11 10 (0.69%) Oracle Workflow
12 9 (0.62%) MS Exchange
12 9 (0.62%) SAS
12 9 (0.62%) MQSeries
13 8 (0.55%) Liferay
13 8 (0.55%) Lync
14 7 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (0.48%) WebLogic Portal
14 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 143 (9.81%) MS Excel
2 68 (4.66%) MS Office
3 31 (2.13%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.75%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.41%) MS Project
7 4 (0.27%) FastStats
8 2 (0.14%) CATIA
9 1 (0.069%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) SPSS
9 1 (0.069%) Simulink
9 1 (0.069%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.069%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 56 (3.84%) Oracle EBS R12
2 42 (2.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 31 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
4 29 (1.99%) Oracle Financials
5 26 (1.78%) Oracle HRMS
6 23 (1.58%) Oracle General Ledger
6 23 (1.58%) Oracle Payables
6 23 (1.58%) Oracle Receivables
7 17 (1.17%) Oracle 11i
7 17 (1.17%) AWD
8 14 (0.96%) Visualfiles
8 14 (0.96%) Oracle Payroll
9 13 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
9 13 (0.89%) Magento
10 11 (0.75%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 11 (0.75%) Oracle Applications
11 10 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
11 10 (0.69%) SAP CO
11 10 (0.69%) SAP SD
11 10 (0.69%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 28 (1.92%) SaaS
2 14 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (0.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (0.75%) Google App Engine
4 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (0.41%) Office 365
6 4 (0.27%) Lucidchart
7 3 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 37 (2.54%) Internet
2 18 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 11 (0.75%) Intranet
3 11 (0.75%) Firewall
4 10 (0.69%) Wireless
5 9 (0.62%) DNS
5 9 (0.62%) Unified Communications
6 7 (0.48%) WAN
6 7 (0.48%) LAN
7 6 (0.41%) DHCP
7 6 (0.41%) FTP
7 6 (0.41%) HTTP
7 6 (0.41%) VoIP
8 5 (0.34%) SAN
8 5 (0.34%) iSCSI
8 5 (0.34%) PBX
8 5 (0.34%) LTE
9 4 (0.27%) PPP
9 4 (0.27%) SSL
9 4 (0.27%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 260 (17.83%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.28%) Oracle Database
3 74 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 67 (4.60%) MySQL
5 57 (3.91%) Data Warehouse
6 50 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 46 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
8 40 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 34 (2.33%) Big Data
10 32 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
11 28 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
12 27 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
13 26 (1.78%) DB2
14 23 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 23 (1.58%) DbVisualizer
15 22 (1.51%) RDBMS
16 21 (1.44%) Oracle9i Database
16 21 (1.44%) NoSQL
17 20 (1.37%) Hadoop
17 20 (1.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 130 (8.92%) Selenium
2 93 (6.38%) Team Foundation Server
3 85 (5.83%) JIRA
4 81 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 67 (4.60%) Oracle Forms
6 58 (3.98%) HP UFT
7 55 (3.77%) Subversion
8 51 (3.50%) Jenkins
9 48 (3.29%) Cucumber
10 42 (2.88%) SoapUI
11 37 (2.54%) Git (software)
12 35 (2.40%) WebDriver
13 34 (2.33%) Eclipse
14 23 (1.58%) JUnit
14 23 (1.58%) Maven
15 21 (1.44%) Oracle APEX
15 21 (1.44%) SpecFlow
16 20 (1.37%) JBehave
17 19 (1.30%) Ant
17 19 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 443 (30.38%) Finance
2 119 (8.16%) Retail
3 94 (6.45%) Banking
4 34 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 34 (2.33%) Back Office
5 23 (1.58%) Games
6 21 (1.44%) Aerospace
6 21 (1.44%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.37%) Legal
8 19 (1.30%) Law
9 17 (1.17%) Marketing
10 16 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 16 (1.10%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.82%) Front Office
12 10 (0.69%) General Ledger
12 10 (0.69%) Billing
13 9 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.55%) Automotive
14 8 (0.55%) Military
15 7 (0.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 433 (29.70%) Analyst
2 376 (25.79%) Developer
3 176 (12.07%) Test Analyst
4 169 (11.59%) Tester
5 137 (9.40%) Consultant
6 135 (9.26%) Business Analyst
7 99 (6.79%) Test Manager
8 92 (6.31%) .NET Developer
9 61 (4.18%) Senior Developer
10 59 (4.05%) Project Manager
11 57 (3.91%) Senior Analyst
12 56 (3.84%) Software Developer
13 51 (3.50%) Junior
14 48 (3.29%) Software Engineer
14 48 (3.29%) Systems Analyst
15 46 (3.16%) Java Developer
16 44 (3.02%) C# Developer
17 43 (2.95%) Web Developer
18 42 (2.88%) Oracle Consultant
19 40 (2.74%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 322 (22.09%) .NET
2 248 (17.01%) HTML
3 197 (13.51%) XML
4 152 (10.43%) CSS
5 109 (7.48%) ASP.NET
6 108 (7.41%) Web Services
7 97 (6.65%) HTML5
8 78 (5.35%) jQuery
9 74 (5.08%) .NET Framework
9 74 (5.08%) J2EE
10 72 (4.94%) WCF
11 53 (3.64%) SOAP
12 51 (3.50%) REST
13 43 (2.95%) Spring
14 41 (2.81%) Middleware
15 36 (2.47%) Ajax
16 32 (2.19%) Hibernate
16 32 (2.19%) RESTful
17 28 (1.92%) WPF
18 26 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.08%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.89%) Computer Science
3 59 (4.05%) Management Information System
4 38 (2.61%) Client/Server
5 36 (2.47%) Mobile App
6 29 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (1.85%) Mathematics
8 22 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 21 (1.44%) Derivative
9 21 (1.44%) User Experience
10 20 (1.37%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.23%) Xbox
12 17 (1.17%) Data Integration
13 16 (1.10%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.96%) Market Risk
15 13 (0.89%) Replication
16 12 (0.82%) Reference Data
17 10 (0.69%) W3C
18 9 (0.62%) Equities
19 8 (0.55%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.69%) Windows
2 155 (10.63%) UNIX
3 126 (8.64%) Linux
4 36 (2.47%) Android
5 34 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 29 (1.99%) Windows Phone
7 26 (1.78%) Windows 8
7 26 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 13 (0.89%) Windows CE
11 8 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 7 (0.48%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.27%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.27%) Solaris
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.069%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.069%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 528 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 422 (28.94%) User Acceptance Testing
3 255 (17.49%) SDLC
4 193 (13.24%) Unit Testing
5 180 (12.35%) Integration Testing
6 174 (11.93%) Regression Testing
7 170 (11.66%) Scrum
8 152 (10.43%) Test Scripting
9 144 (9.88%) Test Strategy
10 140 (9.60%) Automated Testing
11 134 (9.19%) Software Engineering
12 131 (8.98%) Project Management
13 125 (8.57%) Test Management
14 120 (8.23%) Business Intelligence
15 117 (8.02%) TDD
15 117 (8.02%) Software Testing
16 116 (7.96%) Business Analysis
17 110 (7.54%) Continuous Integration
18 104 (7.13%) Test Automation
19 95 (6.52%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 636 (43.62%) SQL
2 278 (19.07%) C#
3 261 (17.90%) Java
4 243 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 110 (7.54%) PL/SQL
6 96 (6.58%) T-SQL
7 55 (3.77%) Shell Script
8 50 (3.43%) PHP
9 49 (3.36%) C
10 47 (3.22%) C++
11 46 (3.16%) Python
12 40 (2.74%) VB
12 40 (2.74%) VB.NET
13 24 (1.65%) XAML
14 22 (1.51%) Perl
15 17 (1.17%) Ruby
16 15 (1.03%) VBA
17 10 (0.69%) COBOL
17 10 (0.69%) XPath
18 7 (0.48%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 232 (15.91%) ISEB
1 232 (15.91%) Degree
2 117 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 74 (5.08%) Security Cleared
4 67 (4.60%) SC Cleared
5 56 (3.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 21 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 10 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 7 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (0.41%) ISEB Practitioner
9 6 (0.41%) Sun Certification
10 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (0.21%) CBAP
13 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
13 2 (0.14%) CCNA
13 2 (0.14%) PMP
13 2 (0.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 263 (18.04%) QA
2 23 (1.58%) PCI DSS
3 20 (1.37%) SLA
4 11 (0.75%) MiFID
5 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.21%) Basel II
8 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) EMIR
8 1 (0.069%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.069%) JTAG
System Software
1 33 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (1.51%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.41%) Firmware
4 3 (0.21%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.14%) KVM
6 1 (0.069%) Docker
6 1 (0.069%) XenApp
6 1 (0.069%) XenServer
6 1 (0.069%) NFS
6 1 (0.069%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 53 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
2 9 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.41%) Puppet
4 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.14%) SCCM
5 2 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.069%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.069%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 300 (20.58%) Microsoft
2 287 (19.68%) Oracle
3 98 (6.72%) SAP
4 71 (4.87%) HP
5 37 (2.54%) VMware
6 27 (1.85%) IBM
7 25 (1.71%) Xamarin
8 17 (1.17%) MKS
8 17 (1.17%) Kofax
9 16 (1.10%) Google
9 16 (1.10%) Siebel
10 15 (1.03%) Informatica
10 15 (1.03%) Salesforce.com
11 14 (0.96%) Cognos
12 13 (0.89%) Retek
12 13 (0.89%) Telerik
13 12 (0.82%) Remedy
13 12 (0.82%) Avaya
14 11 (0.75%) Bloomberg
15 10 (0.69%) Hyperion
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
IT Connections
Salary: £33,000 to £37,000
Posted: 12 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Candidate Source
Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum DOE + Generous benefits package
Posted: 13 hours ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
IT Retail People Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent package and opportunity
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: Up to £48,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £40k to £45k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
The People Network
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Head Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent packages with great benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Unspecified Excellent packages with great benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Search Consultancy
Salary: £0.00 - £18000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare, schemes
Posted: 2 days ago