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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 370 328 345
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +17
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 750 991 784
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.85% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 1.02% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 620 811 656
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%

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
92903 96809 88106
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.83% 82.75% 81.03%
Number of salaries quoted 76050 77958 72052
Average salary £50,000 £48,000 £47,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.67%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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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 -59 695 £42,500 +1.19% 89
London -105 192 £47,500 -3.06% 35
South East -28 181 £42,500 +6.25% 20
East of England +2 71 £43,500 +16.00% 2
South West +25 64 £40,625 +1.56% 3
Yorkshire -5 64 £36,000 +7.46% 8
West Midlands +7 62 £32,500 -23.25% 5
North West -4 62 £32,500 - 14
City of London -5 53 £45,000 -5.26% 10
Manchester +18 49 £35,000 +7.69% 11
Hampshire +25 44 £40,000 -9.09% 4
West Yorkshire +3 44 £45,000 +34.32% 7
Leeds +14 39 £45,000 +34.32% 5
Buckinghamshire +27 38 £39,000 -8.23% 3
Kent +5 33 £40,000 +6.66% 2
Scotland +11 28 £37,500 -21.05% 1
Surrey -29 28 £45,000 +20.00% 5
Hertfordshire +7 27 £43,500 +1.16% 1
Berkshire -12 25 £50,000 +25.00% 6
Milton Keynes +12 24 £39,000 +24.80% 1
Bristol +5 23 £42,500 +25.00% 1
Essex -3 23 £36,000 +10.76%
Cambridgeshire +21 18 £45,000 -
Birmingham -4 16 £33,000 -30.52% 2
Staffordshire - 16 £30,250 - 1
Gloucestershire -6 15 £45,000 +12.50% 1
Reading -10 14 £40,000 - 4
Brentwood -2 13 - -
Watford - 13 - -
Dorset +18 12 £40,000 -

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 658 (44.82%) SQL
2 508 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
3 462 (31.47%) User Acceptance Testing
4 414 (28.20%) Finance
5 299 (20.37%) .NET
6 292 (19.89%) Microsoft
7 286 (19.48%) QA
8 273 (18.60%) SDLC
9 267 (18.19%) C#
10 264 (17.98%) Oracle
10 264 (17.98%) ISEB
11 254 (17.30%) Java
12 242 (16.49%) Degree
13 238 (16.21%) SQL Server
14 236 (16.08%) HTML
15 224 (15.26%) JavaScript
16 203 (13.83%) Integration Testing
17 198 (13.49%) Regression Testing
18 189 (12.87%) XML
18 189 (12.87%) Windows
19 181 (12.33%) Unit Testing
20 161 (10.97%) Test Strategy
21 159 (10.83%) Scrum
22 157 (10.69%) UNIX
23 155 (10.56%) Test Scripting
24 147 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
25 144 (9.81%) CSS
25 144 (9.81%) Automated Testing
26 140 (9.54%) Linux
27 139 (9.47%) Test Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 76 (5.18%) SharePoint
2 59 (4.02%) IIS
3 45 (3.07%) WebSphere
4 41 (2.79%) JBoss
5 28 (1.91%) CMS
6 24 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 22 (1.50%) Apache
8 13 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (0.82%) Lync
9 12 (0.82%) Node.js
9 12 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
10 10 (0.68%) Mule
10 10 (0.68%) MQSeries
10 10 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
11 8 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
11 8 (0.54%) Liferay
12 7 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 138 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 79 (5.38%) MS Office
3 27 (1.84%) MS Visio
4 20 (1.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.89%) InfoPath
6 7 (0.48%) MS Project
7 4 (0.27%) FastStats
8 2 (0.14%) CATIA
9 1 (0.068%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.068%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.068%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.068%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 49 (3.34%) Oracle EBS R12
2 41 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
3 38 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
4 28 (1.91%) Oracle HRMS
5 22 (1.50%) Oracle Receivables
5 22 (1.50%) Oracle Payables
6 20 (1.36%) Oracle General Ledger
7 19 (1.29%) Oracle Financials
8 17 (1.16%) AWD
9 15 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
10 14 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
11 13 (0.89%) Magento
11 13 (0.89%) Oracle Retail
11 13 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
11 13 (0.89%) SAP CO
11 13 (0.89%) SAP FI
12 12 (0.82%) SAP MM
12 12 (0.82%) SAP SD
13 10 (0.68%) SAP APO
13 10 (0.68%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 34 (2.32%) SaaS
2 17 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (0.95%) Google App Engine
3 14 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (0.89%) Office 365
5 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.27%) Veeva
6 4 (0.27%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.068%) Taleo
8 1 (0.068%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 41 (2.79%) Internet
2 20 (1.36%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.82%) Unified Communications
4 11 (0.75%) DNS
5 10 (0.68%) DHCP
6 9 (0.61%) Wireless
7 8 (0.54%) Intranet
8 7 (0.48%) SMTP
8 7 (0.48%) Firewall
8 7 (0.48%) VoIP
9 6 (0.41%) WAN
9 6 (0.41%) FTP
9 6 (0.41%) HTTP
9 6 (0.41%) LAN
10 5 (0.34%) PBX
10 5 (0.34%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.34%) SAN
11 4 (0.27%) 3G
11 4 (0.27%) PPP
12 3 (0.20%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (16.21%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.18%) Relational Database
3 73 (4.97%) Oracle Database
4 70 (4.77%) MySQL
5 55 (3.75%) Data Warehouse
6 44 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 29 (1.98%) BusinessObjects
10 26 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
11 24 (1.63%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.63%) DB2
12 22 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
12 22 (1.50%) Big Data
13 20 (1.36%) DbVisualizer
14 17 (1.16%) MongoDB
14 17 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 17 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
14 17 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
15 16 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 132 (8.99%) Selenium
2 83 (5.65%) JIRA
3 82 (5.59%) Team Foundation Server
4 71 (4.84%) Visual Studio
5 65 (4.43%) Oracle Forms
6 63 (4.29%) HP UFT
7 56 (3.81%) Subversion
8 55 (3.75%) Jenkins
9 37 (2.52%) SoapUI
10 36 (2.45%) Git (software)
11 33 (2.25%) Cucumber
12 31 (2.11%) Eclipse
13 30 (2.04%) Hudson
14 28 (1.91%) SpecFlow
14 28 (1.91%) TeamCity
15 27 (1.84%) WebDriver
16 23 (1.57%) Oracle APEX
17 21 (1.43%) Maven
18 20 (1.36%) JUnit
19 19 (1.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 414 (28.20%) Finance
2 118 (8.04%) Retail
3 87 (5.93%) Banking
4 32 (2.18%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.91%) Back Office
6 24 (1.63%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.57%) Games
8 21 (1.43%) Marketing
9 19 (1.29%) Aerospace
9 19 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 17 (1.16%) Law
11 16 (1.09%) Legal
11 16 (1.09%) Front Office
12 13 (0.89%) Billing
13 9 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
13 9 (0.61%) Advertising
14 8 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.48%) Automotive
16 6 (0.41%) Electronics
16 6 (0.41%) Military
Job Titles
1 464 (31.61%) Analyst
2 362 (24.66%) Developer
3 193 (13.15%) Test Analyst
4 163 (11.10%) Tester
5 147 (10.01%) Business Analyst
6 122 (8.31%) Test Manager
7 117 (7.97%) Consultant
8 79 (5.38%) .NET Developer
9 68 (4.63%) Software Developer
10 63 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
11 59 (4.02%) Senior Developer
12 56 (3.81%) Software Engineer
13 55 (3.75%) Project Manager
14 52 (3.54%) Systems Analyst
15 51 (3.47%) Junior
16 47 (3.20%) Java Developer
17 44 (3.00%) C# Developer
18 43 (2.93%) Senior Test Analyst
19 42 (2.86%) Support Analyst
20 41 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 299 (20.37%) .NET
2 236 (16.08%) HTML
3 189 (12.87%) XML
4 144 (9.81%) CSS
5 104 (7.08%) Web Services
6 90 (6.13%) HTML5
7 88 (5.99%) jQuery
8 86 (5.86%) ASP.NET
9 66 (4.50%) J2EE
10 63 (4.29%) WCF
11 52 (3.54%) .NET Framework
11 52 (3.54%) REST
12 36 (2.45%) Spring
12 36 (2.45%) SOAP
13 35 (2.38%) Ajax
14 32 (2.18%) WPF
15 30 (2.04%) RESTful
16 28 (1.91%) JSP
17 27 (1.84%) Middleware
18 26 (1.77%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 147 (10.01%) Analytical Skills
2 115 (7.83%) Computer Science
3 72 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 40 (2.72%) Mobile App
5 32 (2.18%) Client/Server
6 30 (2.04%) Mathematics
7 24 (1.63%) User Experience
8 20 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.23%) Data Structures
10 17 (1.16%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.09%) Xbox
11 16 (1.09%) Replication
12 15 (1.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 14 (0.95%) Equities
14 12 (0.82%) Data Integration
15 11 (0.75%) Derivative
16 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
16 8 (0.54%) FMCG
16 8 (0.54%) Mobile Computing
16 8 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 189 (12.87%) Windows
2 157 (10.69%) UNIX
3 140 (9.54%) Linux
4 35 (2.38%) Android
5 32 (2.18%) Apple iOS
6 27 (1.84%) Windows Phone
7 26 (1.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (1.50%) Windows 8
9 20 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (1.23%) Windows 7
11 13 (0.89%) Windows CE
12 9 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.54%) Windows Vista
14 5 (0.34%) Solaris
15 4 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.20%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.14%) VMS
17 2 (0.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 1 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 508 (34.60%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (31.47%) User Acceptance Testing
3 273 (18.60%) SDLC
4 203 (13.83%) Integration Testing
5 198 (13.49%) Regression Testing
6 181 (12.33%) Unit Testing
7 161 (10.97%) Test Strategy
8 159 (10.83%) Scrum
9 155 (10.56%) Test Scripting
10 144 (9.81%) Automated Testing
11 139 (9.47%) Test Management
12 128 (8.72%) Project Management
13 126 (8.58%) Software Engineering
13 126 (8.58%) Business Analysis
13 126 (8.58%) Software Testing
14 108 (7.36%) TDD
15 106 (7.22%) System Integration Testing
16 104 (7.08%) Test Automation
17 96 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
17 96 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 658 (44.82%) SQL
2 267 (18.19%) C#
3 254 (17.30%) Java
4 224 (15.26%) JavaScript
5 116 (7.90%) PL/SQL
6 88 (5.99%) T-SQL
7 56 (3.81%) PHP
8 54 (3.68%) C++
9 48 (3.27%) VB
10 47 (3.20%) Shell Script
11 37 (2.52%) Python
12 34 (2.32%) C
13 26 (1.77%) VB.NET
14 22 (1.50%) XAML
15 21 (1.43%) Perl
16 18 (1.23%) VBA
17 11 (0.75%) COBOL
17 11 (0.75%) Ruby
17 11 (0.75%) XPath
18 9 (0.61%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 264 (17.98%) ISEB
2 242 (16.49%) Degree
3 119 (8.11%) ISTQB
4 66 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 54 (3.68%) Security Cleared
6 50 (3.41%) SC Cleared
7 25 (1.70%) DV Cleared
8 10 (0.68%) Oracle Certification
8 10 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 7 (0.48%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.27%) CSQA
10 4 (0.27%) PMP
10 4 (0.27%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (0.27%) Sun Certification
10 4 (0.27%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.20%) CBAP
12 2 (0.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.14%) CCNA
12 2 (0.14%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 286 (19.48%) QA
2 19 (1.29%) PCI DSS
2 19 (1.29%) SLA
3 4 (0.27%) Basel II
3 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.14%) MiFID
5 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.068%) JTAG
5 1 (0.068%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.068%) DO-254
5 1 (0.068%) EMIR
5 1 (0.068%) Dodd-Frank
5 1 (0.068%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 31 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.27%) Firmware
3 4 (0.27%) XenApp
4 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (0.14%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.068%) XenServer
6 1 (0.068%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 63 (4.29%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.34%) Puppet
4 3 (0.20%) Tivoli
5 2 (0.14%) SCCM
5 2 (0.14%) Ansible
6 1 (0.068%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 292 (19.89%) Microsoft
2 264 (17.98%) Oracle
3 98 (6.68%) SAP
4 77 (5.25%) HP
5 34 (2.32%) VMware
6 28 (1.91%) IBM
7 24 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
8 23 (1.57%) Xamarin
9 19 (1.29%) Google
9 19 (1.29%) Avaya
10 17 (1.16%) Telerik
10 17 (1.16%) Remedy
10 17 (1.16%) MKS
11 16 (1.09%) Cognos
12 15 (1.02%) Siebel
13 14 (0.95%) Retek
14 12 (0.82%) Siemens
15 10 (0.68%) Citrix
15 10 (0.68%) Macromedia
16 9 (0.61%) Teradata
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HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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Salary: £38k per year + Profit Share + Benefits
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £33000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
Folkestone, Kent
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Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus
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Wigan, Lancashire
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
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Central London / West End
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
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