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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 331 347 360
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 894 790 800
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.73% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.92% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 735 680 683
Average salary £41,500 £41,500 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -4.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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
92437 86019 92024
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 80.64% 79.56% 77.81%
Number of salaries quoted 73692 70342 78027
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend

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 27 August 2014 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 27 August 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
England +6 838 £42,000 -1.17% 66
London -46 337 £50,000 +5.26% 29
South East +16 185 £40,000 +5.26% 13
East of England +15 75 £36,250 -14.70% 2
Surrey +39 73 £40,000 +33.33% 2
City of London -66 70 £45,000 -5.26% 9
North West +12 65 £33,500 -19.27% 3
Yorkshire -3 60 £33,250 +8.13% 3
East Midlands +23 43 £45,000 +50.00% 3
West Yorkshire +3 43 £33,000 +1.53% 3
West Midlands +16 42 £42,350 +5.87% 4
Manchester +11 36 £35,000 -8.49% 2
Berkshire +14 32 £41,500 +3.75% 3
Leeds -8 31 £33,250 +2.30% 3
Woking +14 29 £40,000 +60.00%
Kent +6 28 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Nottinghamshire +19 27 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Nottingham +18 27 £45,000 +42.85% 2
Wales +6 26 £27,500 -15.38% 5
Essex +18 25 £32,500 -19.25%
Reading +17 25 £41,500 +18.57% 2
Bedfordshire +15 24 £23,000 -26.98% 1
Scotland -13 23 £41,500 +10.66% 4
South West -19 21 £35,000 -6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £41,500 -7.77% 1
Cheshire -6 19 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Hampshire -23 18 £43,750 +9.37% 3
Guildford +22 17 £32,500 -18.75%
Edinburgh +1 17 £41,500 +72.91% 3
South Wales +1 17 £27,500 -15.38% 4

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 764 (39.04%) SQL
2 567 (28.97%) Finance
3 470 (24.02%) .NET
4 430 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
5 413 (21.10%) Oracle
5 413 (21.10%) User Acceptance Testing
6 412 (21.05%) QA
7 405 (20.69%) SQL Server
8 404 (20.64%) C#
9 366 (18.70%) Microsoft
10 347 (17.73%) Degree
11 315 (16.10%) ISEB
12 297 (15.18%) XML
13 280 (14.31%) Unit Testing
14 266 (13.59%) Windows
14 266 (13.59%) JavaScript
15 257 (13.13%) Regression Testing
16 254 (12.98%) Software Testing
17 250 (12.77%) ASP.NET
18 236 (12.06%) HTML
19 235 (12.01%) Web Services
20 227 (11.60%) Java
20 227 (11.60%) Integration Testing
21 219 (11.19%) MS Excel
22 207 (10.58%) Test Scripting
23 195 (9.96%) Scrum
24 175 (8.94%) Linux
25 174 (8.89%) SOAP
26 164 (8.38%) ISTQB
27 163 (8.33%) OO

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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
1 143 (7.31%) SharePoint
2 41 (2.10%) CMS
3 29 (1.48%) WebSphere
4 27 (1.38%) MediaWiki
5 24 (1.23%) IIS
6 22 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 20 (1.02%) WebLogic
7 20 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 19 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
9 17 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (0.72%) Node.js
11 13 (0.66%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.66%) Apache
12 9 (0.46%) Confluence
13 7 (0.36%) Oracle Service Bus
13 7 (0.36%) NetWeaver
14 6 (0.31%) SAS
15 5 (0.26%) WordPress
16 4 (0.20%) nginx
17 3 (0.15%) Umbraco
Applications
1 219 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 108 (5.52%) MS Office
3 48 (2.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 25 (1.28%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.82%) MS Project
5 16 (0.82%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.36%) PowerPivot
7 4 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 83 (4.24%) Oracle EBS R12
2 70 (3.58%) Oracle EBS
2 70 (3.58%) Oracle Applications
3 48 (2.45%) Oracle Payroll
3 48 (2.45%) Oracle HRMS
4 42 (2.15%) SAP FI
5 40 (2.04%) Magento
6 37 (1.89%) SAP CO
7 36 (1.84%) SAP FI/CO
8 30 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
9 24 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
10 23 (1.18%) Oracle General Ledger
10 23 (1.18%) Oracle Payables
10 23 (1.18%) Oracle Assets
11 22 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
12 21 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
13 20 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
14 19 (0.97%) SAP HR
15 15 (0.77%) Visualfiles
16 8 (0.41%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.92%) SaaS
2 13 (0.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (0.66%) Taleo
2 13 (0.66%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (0.41%) Force.com
4 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (0.26%) Amazon S3
4 5 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.26%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.10%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (2.15%) Internet
2 26 (1.33%) Firewall
3 11 (0.56%) OSPF
3 11 (0.56%) BGP
3 11 (0.56%) WAN
3 11 (0.56%) Multicast
4 10 (0.51%) TCP/IP
4 10 (0.51%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (0.51%) Junos
5 9 (0.46%) DWDM
5 9 (0.46%) MPLS
5 9 (0.46%) DNS
5 9 (0.46%) SDH
6 8 (0.41%) HTTP
6 8 (0.41%) Network Security
7 7 (0.36%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.31%) Intranet
9 4 (0.20%) Wireless
10 3 (0.15%) LTE
10 3 (0.15%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 84 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 83 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 77 (3.93%) Data Warehouse
5 71 (3.63%) Oracle Database
6 64 (3.27%) Relational Database
7 60 (3.07%) MySQL
8 58 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
9 41 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
10 38 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 21 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (0.97%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
14 16 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
15 15 (0.77%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 13 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
16 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (0.66%) OLAP
16 13 (0.66%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 12 (0.61%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 119 (6.08%) Selenium
2 112 (5.72%) Visual Studio
3 99 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
4 74 (3.78%) JIRA
5 73 (3.73%) Jenkins
6 65 (3.32%) SoapUI
7 61 (3.12%) QuickTest Pro
8 54 (2.76%) Git (software)
9 49 (2.50%) Subversion
10 38 (1.94%) Eclipse
11 37 (1.89%) JUnit
12 35 (1.79%) Maven
13 32 (1.64%) TeamCity
14 31 (1.58%) Cucumber
15 29 (1.48%) Selenium IDE
16 28 (1.43%) Ranorex
16 28 (1.43%) Oracle Forms
17 23 (1.18%) FitNesse
18 19 (0.97%) WebDriver
18 19 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 567 (28.97%) Finance
2 149 (7.61%) Banking
3 109 (5.57%) Retail
4 57 (2.91%) Investment Banking
5 55 (2.81%) Legal
6 53 (2.71%) Telecoms
7 45 (2.30%) Publishing
8 39 (1.99%) Marketing
9 33 (1.69%) Front Office
10 24 (1.23%) Back Office
11 21 (1.07%) Electronics
11 21 (1.07%) Law
12 19 (0.97%) General Ledger
13 18 (0.92%) Games
14 12 (0.61%) Aerospace
15 10 (0.51%) Local Government
16 9 (0.46%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.46%) Advertising
16 9 (0.46%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 574 (29.33%) Analyst
2 569 (29.08%) Developer
3 235 (12.01%) Test Analyst
4 234 (11.96%) Consultant
5 218 (11.14%) Tester
6 138 (7.05%) .NET Developer
7 137 (7.00%) Business Analyst
8 122 (6.23%) C# Developer
9 113 (5.77%) Test Engineer
10 103 (5.26%) Senior Developer
11 91 (4.65%) Java Developer
12 89 (4.55%) Programmer
13 86 (4.39%) C# .NET Developer
14 77 (3.93%) Junior
15 73 (3.73%) Systems Analyst
16 72 (3.68%) Senior Analyst
16 72 (3.68%) Senior Test Engineer
17 69 (3.53%) Test Manager
18 66 (3.37%) Web Developer
19 64 (3.27%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (24.02%) .NET
2 297 (15.18%) XML
3 250 (12.77%) ASP.NET
4 236 (12.06%) HTML
5 235 (12.01%) Web Services
6 174 (8.89%) SOAP
7 146 (7.46%) .NET Framework
8 138 (7.05%) WCF
9 116 (5.93%) CSS
10 90 (4.60%) Spring
11 81 (4.14%) WF
12 78 (3.99%) Hibernate
13 68 (3.47%) Ajax
14 67 (3.42%) J2EE
15 60 (3.07%) WPF
16 59 (3.01%) jQuery
17 55 (2.81%) JSP
17 55 (2.81%) XSLT
17 55 (2.81%) ASP.NET MVC
18 50 (2.55%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 135 (6.90%) Computer Science
2 89 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 64 (3.27%) Open Source
4 54 (2.76%) Equities
5 47 (2.40%) Client/Server
6 44 (2.25%) Mathematics
7 37 (1.89%) Mobile App
8 32 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 27 (1.38%) Derivative
10 17 (0.87%) Visualisation
11 15 (0.77%) N-Tier
12 14 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.66%) SWIFT
14 12 (0.61%) NHS
14 12 (0.61%) Statistics
15 11 (0.56%) CMDB
15 11 (0.56%) Informatics
15 11 (0.56%) GIS
15 11 (0.56%) Reference Data
15 11 (0.56%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 266 (13.59%) Windows
2 175 (8.94%) Linux
3 84 (4.29%) UNIX
4 41 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 40 (2.04%) Android
6 38 (1.94%) Apple iOS
7 36 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (0.56%) Windows XP
9 9 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (0.46%) Windows Vista
10 8 (0.41%) Windows 7
11 7 (0.36%) AIX
11 7 (0.36%) Windows 8
12 6 (0.31%) CentOS
12 6 (0.31%) Ubuntu
13 5 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (0.15%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.15%) SUSE
15 2 (0.10%) zOS
16 1 (0.051%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 430 (21.97%) Agile Software Development
2 413 (21.10%) User Acceptance Testing
3 280 (14.31%) Unit Testing
4 257 (13.13%) Regression Testing
5 254 (12.98%) Software Testing
6 227 (11.60%) Integration Testing
7 207 (10.58%) Test Scripting
8 195 (9.96%) Scrum
9 163 (8.33%) OO
10 149 (7.61%) Project Management
11 148 (7.56%) Automated Testing
12 145 (7.41%) Manual Testing
13 141 (7.20%) Business Intelligence
14 128 (6.54%) MVC
15 127 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 127 (6.49%) TDD
16 124 (6.34%) E-Commerce
17 122 (6.23%) Automation Testing
18 115 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
19 109 (5.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 764 (39.04%) SQL
2 404 (20.64%) C#
3 266 (13.59%) JavaScript
4 227 (11.60%) Java
5 131 (6.69%) VB.NET
6 108 (5.52%) C++
6 108 (5.52%) Python
7 106 (5.42%) T-SQL
8 90 (4.60%) PL/SQL
9 66 (3.37%) C
10 63 (3.22%) PHP
11 56 (2.86%) VB
12 53 (2.71%) Ruby
13 36 (1.84%) VBScript
14 32 (1.64%) Shell Script
15 27 (1.38%) Perl
16 25 (1.28%) VB6
17 24 (1.23%) XPath
18 20 (1.02%) ABAP
19 15 (0.77%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 347 (17.73%) Degree
2 315 (16.10%) ISEB
3 164 (8.38%) ISTQB
4 111 (5.67%) Security Cleared
5 77 (3.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 71 (3.63%) SC Cleared
7 29 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 28 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
9 22 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 17 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (0.82%) CISSP
11 16 (0.82%) ACCA
11 16 (0.82%) CIMA
12 12 (0.61%) PMP
12 12 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 12 (0.61%) MCSE
13 9 (0.46%) HND
13 9 (0.46%) CCNP
13 9 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
13 9 (0.46%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 412 (21.05%) QA
2 37 (1.89%) SLA
3 11 (0.56%) IEC 61508
4 9 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.051%) ISO 9002
6 1 (0.051%) Basel II
6 1 (0.051%) TickIT
6 1 (0.051%) HL7
6 1 (0.051%) Section 508
System Software
1 14 (0.72%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 161 (8.23%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.56%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.051%) SCCM
3 1 (0.051%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.051%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.051%) Control-M
3 1 (0.051%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 413 (21.10%) Oracle
2 366 (18.70%) Microsoft
3 124 (6.34%) SAP
4 108 (5.52%) HP
5 40 (2.04%) IBM
6 35 (1.79%) Salesforce.com
7 32 (1.64%) Business Objects
8 24 (1.23%) hybris
9 18 (0.92%) Zend
10 17 (0.87%) ATG
11 16 (0.82%) Cisco
12 14 (0.72%) Sun
12 14 (0.72%) Tableau
13 13 (0.66%) Peoplefluent
13 13 (0.66%) Demandware
14 12 (0.61%) JBoss
15 11 (0.56%) Perforce
16 10 (0.51%) Cognos
16 10 (0.51%) Retek
16 10 (0.51%) Juniper
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £18k - 24k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Esum
Salary: From £55,000 to £60,000 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Calibre Search Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Zetman
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Elsevier
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 19 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 to £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits & bonus package
Posted: Yesterday