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 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 348 348 372
Rank change year-on-year
0 +24
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 836 792 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.89% 0.92% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 702 689 668
Average salary £42,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,750 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.20% -2.50%

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
93443 86275 93127
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 81.90% 81.15% 79.01%
Number of salaries quoted 74604 70751 78836
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
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 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 16 September 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 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
England -3 783 £42,350 -0.35% 74
London -44 312 £50,000 +5.26% 30
South East -1 171 £40,000 - 11
East of England +2 72 £37,500 -6.25% 3
City of London -81 68 £47,500 - 8
Yorkshire -8 61 £33,000 +1.53% 6
Surrey +12 60 £38,500 +20.31% 3
North West -13 56 £35,000 -22.22% 8
West Yorkshire -3 46 £33,000 -2.94% 6
West Midlands +16 45 £37,750 -5.62% 4
East Midlands +17 44 £50,000 +58.73% 3
Nottinghamshire +34 34 £50,000 +58.73% 2
Nottingham +26 34 £50,000 +58.73% 2
Berkshire +11 31 £41,500 -9.78%
Leeds -14 31 £33,250 -0.74% 4
Kent +21 29 £33,500 +3.07% 2
Manchester -11 28 £40,000 -3.61% 5
Essex +18 26 £33,750 -16.14% 1
Reading +17 25 £41,500 +18.57%
Wales +13 25 £27,500 -15.38% 4
Scotland -19 22 £41,500 +10.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 21 £42,000 -1.17% 1
Cheshire -6 20 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Hampshire -24 20 £42,500 +6.25% 3
Bedfordshire +10 19 £23,000 -26.98%
Woking -4 19 £40,000 +29.03%
Guildford +22 17 £34,000 -15.00% 1
Edinburgh -1 17 £41,500 +72.91% 1
Cambridgeshire +8 16 £45,000 +12.50% 1
South West -38 16 £31,000 -17.33% 6

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 748 (39.66%) SQL
2 586 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
3 569 (30.17%) Finance
4 453 (24.02%) .NET
5 416 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
6 397 (21.05%) QA
7 393 (20.84%) Oracle
8 383 (20.31%) SQL Server
9 375 (19.88%) C#
10 345 (18.29%) Microsoft
11 342 (18.13%) Degree
12 306 (16.22%) ISEB
13 287 (15.22%) XML
14 262 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 257 (13.63%) Windows
16 255 (13.52%) JavaScript
17 243 (12.88%) Software Testing
18 233 (12.35%) Regression Testing
19 231 (12.25%) HTML
19 231 (12.25%) Web Services
20 222 (11.77%) ASP.NET
21 221 (11.72%) Integration Testing
22 215 (11.40%) MS Excel
23 207 (10.98%) Java
24 200 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
25 188 (9.97%) Test Scripting
26 183 (9.70%) Scrum
27 176 (9.33%) Manual Testing
28 166 (8.80%) ISTQB
28 166 (8.80%) Linux

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 139 (7.37%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.01%) CMS
3 31 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 28 (1.48%) IIS
5 25 (1.33%) MediaWiki
6 21 (1.11%) WebLogic
6 21 (1.11%) Tomcat
7 19 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
8 16 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 14 (0.74%) Apache
11 13 (0.69%) ArcGIS
11 13 (0.69%) Node.js
12 9 (0.48%) Confluence
13 7 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
14 5 (0.27%) WordPress
15 4 (0.21%) nginx
15 4 (0.21%) SAS
16 3 (0.16%) NetWeaver
16 3 (0.16%) MQSeries
Applications
1 215 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 110 (5.83%) MS Office
3 50 (2.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (1.43%) MS Visio
5 17 (0.90%) MS Project
6 14 (0.74%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.37%) PowerPivot
8 4 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 74 (3.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 62 (3.29%) Oracle EBS
3 56 (2.97%) Oracle Applications
4 43 (2.28%) Magento
5 39 (2.07%) Oracle HRMS
5 39 (2.07%) Oracle Payroll
6 38 (2.01%) SAP FI
7 37 (1.96%) Oracle Financials
8 34 (1.80%) SAP CO
9 33 (1.75%) SAP FI/CO
10 30 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
10 30 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
10 30 (1.59%) Oracle Assets
11 28 (1.48%) Oracle Receivables
12 24 (1.27%) Dynamics NAV
13 21 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
14 20 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
15 16 (0.85%) SAP HR
16 13 (0.69%) Visualfiles
17 9 (0.48%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 22 (1.17%) SaaS
2 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
3 10 (0.53%) Taleo
4 8 (0.42%) Force.com
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.27%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.11%) IaaS
6 2 (0.11%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.053%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (2.28%) Internet
2 28 (1.48%) Firewall
3 12 (0.64%) WAN
4 11 (0.58%) BGP
4 11 (0.58%) OSPF
4 11 (0.58%) Multicast
5 10 (0.53%) Junos
5 10 (0.53%) TCP/IP
6 9 (0.48%) DWDM
6 9 (0.48%) MPLS
6 9 (0.48%) DNS
6 9 (0.48%) SDH
7 8 (0.42%) Network Security
8 7 (0.37%) HTTP
9 6 (0.32%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (0.27%) Intranet
10 5 (0.27%) Ethernet
11 3 (0.16%) SAN
11 3 (0.16%) Extranet
12 2 (0.11%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 383 (20.31%) SQL Server
2 78 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 74 (3.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 72 (3.82%) Relational Database
5 71 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
6 67 (3.55%) Oracle Database
7 56 (2.97%) MySQL
8 54 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
9 40 (2.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 38 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
11 20 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
11 20 (1.06%) Oracle BI EE
11 20 (1.06%) RDBMS
12 17 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 17 (0.90%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 14 (0.74%) Oracle OLAP
13 14 (0.74%) OLAP
14 13 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.58%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 114 (6.04%) Selenium
2 110 (5.83%) Visual Studio
3 101 (5.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 79 (4.19%) JIRA
5 69 (3.66%) Jenkins
6 60 (3.18%) QuickTest Pro
7 57 (3.02%) SoapUI
8 53 (2.81%) Git (software)
9 50 (2.65%) Subversion
10 37 (1.96%) Eclipse
10 37 (1.96%) JUnit
11 34 (1.80%) TeamCity
12 29 (1.54%) Selenium IDE
12 29 (1.54%) Maven
12 29 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
13 27 (1.43%) Ranorex
13 27 (1.43%) Cucumber
14 23 (1.22%) WebDriver
15 19 (1.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 18 (0.95%) FitNesse
General
1 569 (30.17%) Finance
2 145 (7.69%) Banking
3 114 (6.04%) Retail
4 59 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 50 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 49 (2.60%) Legal
7 48 (2.55%) Publishing
8 38 (2.01%) Front Office
8 38 (2.01%) Marketing
9 21 (1.11%) Back Office
10 20 (1.06%) Law
11 19 (1.01%) Electronics
12 16 (0.85%) General Ledger
13 15 (0.80%) Games
14 13 (0.69%) Aerospace
15 11 (0.58%) Manufacturing
16 8 (0.42%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.37%) Advertising
18 6 (0.32%) Local Government
18 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 562 (29.80%) Analyst
2 539 (28.58%) Developer
3 222 (11.77%) Test Analyst
4 215 (11.40%) Tester
5 212 (11.24%) Consultant
6 137 (7.26%) Business Analyst
7 129 (6.84%) .NET Developer
8 118 (6.26%) C# Developer
9 98 (5.20%) Senior Developer
10 97 (5.14%) Test Engineer
11 85 (4.51%) Programmer
12 83 (4.40%) Java Developer
13 80 (4.24%) C# .NET Developer
14 78 (4.14%) Junior
15 71 (3.76%) Senior Analyst
15 71 (3.76%) Test Manager
16 65 (3.45%) Support Analyst
17 63 (3.34%) Systems Analyst
18 60 (3.18%) Senior Test Engineer
18 60 (3.18%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 453 (24.02%) .NET
2 287 (15.22%) XML
3 231 (12.25%) HTML
3 231 (12.25%) Web Services
4 222 (11.77%) ASP.NET
5 160 (8.48%) SOAP
6 138 (7.32%) WCF
7 137 (7.26%) .NET Framework
8 113 (5.99%) CSS
9 85 (4.51%) Spring
10 84 (4.45%) WF
11 76 (4.03%) Hibernate
12 73 (3.87%) Ajax
13 65 (3.45%) J2EE
14 64 (3.39%) WPF
15 55 (2.92%) JSP
16 52 (2.76%) XSLT
17 51 (2.70%) ASP.NET MVC
17 51 (2.70%) jQuery
18 46 (2.44%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 200 (10.60%) Analytical Skills
2 132 (7.00%) Computer Science
3 95 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 63 (3.34%) Open Source
5 49 (2.60%) Equities
6 48 (2.55%) Client/Server
7 41 (2.17%) Mobile App
8 35 (1.86%) Mathematics
9 31 (1.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 23 (1.22%) Derivative
11 20 (1.06%) Visualisation
12 18 (0.95%) User Experience
13 15 (0.80%) N-Tier
13 15 (0.80%) Credit Risk
13 15 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (0.69%) SWIFT
14 13 (0.69%) Reference Data
14 13 (0.69%) Data Extraction
14 13 (0.69%) Statistics
15 11 (0.58%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 257 (13.63%) Windows
2 166 (8.80%) Linux
3 82 (4.35%) UNIX
4 38 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
5 35 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 34 (1.80%) Apple iOS
7 33 (1.75%) Android
8 9 (0.48%) Windows XP
9 8 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (0.42%) AIX
10 7 (0.37%) Windows Vista
10 7 (0.37%) Windows 8
11 6 (0.32%) Ubuntu
11 6 (0.32%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.32%) CentOS
12 5 (0.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 3 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.16%) SUSE
14 2 (0.11%) zOS
15 1 (0.053%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 586 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 416 (22.06%) User Acceptance Testing
3 262 (13.89%) Unit Testing
4 243 (12.88%) Software Testing
5 233 (12.35%) Regression Testing
6 221 (11.72%) Integration Testing
7 188 (9.97%) Test Scripting
8 183 (9.70%) Scrum
9 176 (9.33%) Manual Testing
10 161 (8.54%) OO
11 152 (8.06%) Project Management
12 143 (7.58%) Business Intelligence
13 136 (7.21%) Automated Testing
14 129 (6.84%) E-Commerce
15 124 (6.57%) Software Engineering
16 121 (6.42%) Automation Testing
17 120 (6.36%) MVC
18 114 (6.04%) ERP
19 112 (5.94%) TDD
19 112 (5.94%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 748 (39.66%) SQL
2 375 (19.88%) C#
3 255 (13.52%) JavaScript
4 207 (10.98%) Java
5 122 (6.47%) VB.NET
6 106 (5.62%) C++
7 105 (5.57%) T-SQL
8 98 (5.20%) Python
9 97 (5.14%) PL/SQL
10 64 (3.39%) C
11 61 (3.23%) PHP
12 56 (2.97%) VB
13 43 (2.28%) Ruby
14 33 (1.75%) VBScript
15 30 (1.59%) Shell Script
16 27 (1.43%) VB6
17 25 (1.33%) Perl
17 25 (1.33%) XPath
18 16 (0.85%) ABAP
19 13 (0.69%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 342 (18.13%) Degree
2 306 (16.22%) ISEB
3 166 (8.80%) ISTQB
4 98 (5.20%) Security Cleared
5 77 (4.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 62 (3.29%) SC Cleared
7 27 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 26 (1.38%) CTC Cleared
9 24 (1.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 20 (1.06%) ACCA
10 20 (1.06%) CIMA
11 18 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
12 16 (0.85%) CISSP
13 13 (0.69%) MCSE
14 12 (0.64%) AAT
14 12 (0.64%) ICAEW
14 12 (0.64%) PMP
14 12 (0.64%) PMI Certification
15 11 (0.58%) HND
16 9 (0.48%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 397 (21.05%) QA
2 26 (1.38%) SLA
3 13 (0.69%) IEC 61508
4 10 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.53%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.16%) Basel II
7 1 (0.053%) ISO 9002
7 1 (0.053%) TickIT
7 1 (0.053%) Section 508
System Software
1 14 (0.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (0.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.053%) vCloud
4 1 (0.053%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 162 (8.59%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (0.85%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.053%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.053%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.053%) Control-M
3 1 (0.053%) SCCM
3 1 (0.053%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 393 (20.84%) Oracle
2 345 (18.29%) Microsoft
3 113 (5.99%) HP
4 112 (5.94%) SAP
5 40 (2.12%) IBM
6 37 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 34 (1.80%) Business Objects
8 24 (1.27%) hybris
9 19 (1.01%) Zend
10 17 (0.90%) Cisco
10 17 (0.90%) ATG
11 15 (0.80%) Tableau
12 13 (0.69%) Sun
12 13 (0.69%) JBoss
12 13 (0.69%) Demandware
13 11 (0.58%) Cognos
14 10 (0.53%) Peoplefluent
14 10 (0.53%) Juniper
14 10 (0.53%) Retek
14 10 (0.53%) Apple
Gloucestershire
Oliver James Associates
Salary: £38000 - £42000 per annum + Full Corporate Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Midlands
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + + Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Newtown, Powys
Real Time Recruitment Solutions
Salary: DoE
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £47,000 per annum plus car allowance, bonus scheme etc
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40k-55k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £55,000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £33000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Networking People
Posted: Yesterday
Wigan, Lancashire
Spring Technology
Salary: £19000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Leicestershire
Connectus
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Understanding Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday