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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 389 328 363
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +35
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 710 986 756
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.83% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.02% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 582 841 601
Average salary £43,000 £43,250 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-0.57% +8.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

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
91650 97108 87435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 83.32% 82.02% 80.14%
Number of salaries quoted 74194 78433 71898
Average salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -39 664 £45,000 +5.88% 95
London -77 213 £47,500 - 31
South East +18 174 £42,500 +6.25% 18
East of England +14 66 £48,750 +39.28% 7
Yorkshire +13 65 £45,000 +34.32% 9
West Yorkshire +23 59 £45,000 +34.32% 7
City of London -16 54 £50,000 +5.26% 13
Leeds +16 50 £45,000 +34.32% 5
North West -8 49 £34,000 +13.33% 10
Berkshire -7 46 £45,000 -2.17% 5
West Midlands -33 44 £35,000 -20.00% 8
Manchester +24 38 £35,000 +20.68% 7
Reading -9 36 £45,000 +9.09% 4
Surrey +5 35 £41,500 +3.75% 6
Hampshire +17 34 £42,500 +6.25% 2
East Midlands -14 28 £47,500 +5.55% 4
Kent +17 27 £40,000 +14.28% 1
South West -17 25 £40,000 -11.11% 7
Hertfordshire -8 24 £46,000 +31.42%
Northamptonshire +7 20 £48,500 +49.23%
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Milton Keynes +3 18 £39,000 +11.42% 2
Cambridgeshire +22 16 £51,500 +24.84% 3
Scotland -29 15 £43,250 -6.98% 4
Essex +4 14 £40,000 -36.00% 2
Northampton +6 13 £48,500 +38.57%
Birmingham -12 13 £35,000 -26.31%
Bedfordshire +8 12 £32,750 -3.67% 2
Brentwood 0 12 £55,000 - 2
Warwickshire -25 12 £29,000 -31.76% 2

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 701 (47.43%) SQL
2 490 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (31.60%) User Acceptance Testing
4 396 (26.79%) Finance
5 301 (20.37%) Oracle
6 289 (19.55%) QA
7 288 (19.49%) .NET
8 257 (17.39%) ISEB
9 248 (16.78%) C#
10 246 (16.64%) Degree
11 242 (16.37%) Microsoft
12 219 (14.82%) SQL Server
13 203 (13.73%) Integration Testing
14 200 (13.53%) HTML
15 199 (13.46%) Regression Testing
16 197 (13.33%) Java
17 193 (13.06%) JavaScript
17 193 (13.06%) Unit Testing
18 185 (12.52%) Windows
19 174 (11.77%) XML
20 167 (11.30%) Test Scripting
21 156 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
22 141 (9.54%) Test Management
23 139 (9.40%) TDD
24 138 (9.34%) Test Strategy
25 134 (9.07%) Software Testing
26 132 (8.93%) Scrum
27 130 (8.80%) PL/SQL
28 127 (8.59%) Automated Testing
28 127 (8.59%) Selenium

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 56 (3.79%) IIS
2 51 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 39 (2.64%) WebSphere
4 33 (2.23%) JBoss
5 24 (1.62%) Apache
6 20 (1.35%) CMS
7 16 (1.08%) Tomcat
8 15 (1.01%) MQSeries
9 14 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (0.81%) Lync
10 12 (0.81%) Node.js
10 12 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
12 7 (0.47%) GlassFish
13 6 (0.41%) Umbraco
13 6 (0.41%) SAS
14 5 (0.34%) WebLogic
14 5 (0.34%) WebLogic Portal
14 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.34%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 120 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 67 (4.53%) MS Office
3 19 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.95%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.54%) MS Project
7 7 (0.47%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.27%) FastStats
9 2 (0.14%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 92 (6.22%) Oracle EBS R12
2 70 (4.74%) Oracle EBS
3 67 (4.53%) Oracle HRMS
4 58 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
4 58 (3.92%) Oracle Receivables
5 55 (3.72%) Oracle General Ledger
6 36 (2.44%) Oracle Financials
7 29 (1.96%) Oracle Applications
8 24 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
9 23 (1.56%) Oracle Payroll
10 20 (1.35%) Oracle Assets
11 13 (0.88%) Oracle SCM
12 12 (0.81%) SAP MM
12 12 (0.81%) SAP SCM
12 12 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
13 11 (0.74%) SAP SD
13 11 (0.74%) SAP APO
14 10 (0.68%) SAP PP
15 9 (0.61%) AWD
15 9 (0.61%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 24 (1.62%) SaaS
2 20 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.88%) Office 365
4 11 (0.74%) Google App Engine
4 11 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (0.27%) Veeva
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.27%) Taleo
5 4 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.20%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.068%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.068%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.068%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 31 (2.10%) Internet
2 18 (1.22%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.81%) Unified Communications
4 11 (0.74%) DNS
5 10 (0.68%) DHCP
6 8 (0.54%) HTTP
7 7 (0.47%) SMTP
7 7 (0.47%) Wireless
8 6 (0.41%) VoIP
8 6 (0.41%) SNMP
8 6 (0.41%) Intranet
9 5 (0.34%) Firewall
10 4 (0.27%) SAN
10 4 (0.27%) iSCSI
10 4 (0.27%) FTP
10 4 (0.27%) PPP
10 4 (0.27%) Broadband
10 4 (0.27%) 4G
11 3 (0.20%) LTE
11 3 (0.20%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 219 (14.82%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.80%) Relational Database
3 67 (4.53%) Data Warehouse
4 56 (3.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 53 (3.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (3.18%) Oracle Database
7 45 (3.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (2.71%) MySQL
9 32 (2.17%) Oracle Discoverer
10 25 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
10 25 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
11 23 (1.56%) DB2
12 21 (1.42%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (1.35%) DbVisualizer
14 15 (1.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 15 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
14 15 (1.01%) RDBMS
15 14 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
15 14 (0.95%) Data Mining
15 14 (0.95%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 127 (8.59%) Selenium
2 94 (6.36%) Oracle Forms
3 73 (4.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 69 (4.67%) Jenkins
5 68 (4.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 61 (4.13%) Visual Studio
7 54 (3.65%) JIRA
8 53 (3.59%) TeamCity
9 47 (3.18%) Hudson
10 45 (3.04%) SoapUI
11 41 (2.77%) Cucumber
12 37 (2.50%) SpecFlow
13 36 (2.44%) Subversion
14 32 (2.17%) Eclipse
15 26 (1.76%) Git (software)
15 26 (1.76%) Oracle APEX
16 18 (1.22%) Toad
17 17 (1.15%) LoadRunner
18 15 (1.01%) Bugzilla
19 14 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 396 (26.79%) Finance
2 97 (6.56%) Retail
3 70 (4.74%) Banking
4 32 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.03%) Marketing
6 22 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 19 (1.29%) Legal
7 19 (1.29%) Front Office
8 17 (1.15%) Back Office
9 14 (0.95%) Telecoms
10 13 (0.88%) Law
11 12 (0.81%) Billing
12 11 (0.74%) Aerospace
12 11 (0.74%) Advertising
13 9 (0.61%) Games
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.27%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.20%) Electronics
16 3 (0.20%) Publishing
16 3 (0.20%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 527 (35.66%) Analyst
2 353 (23.88%) Developer
3 200 (13.53%) Test Analyst
4 164 (11.10%) Business Analyst
5 150 (10.15%) Tester
6 135 (9.13%) Test Manager
7 114 (7.71%) Consultant
8 98 (6.63%) Systems Analyst
9 94 (6.36%) .NET Developer
10 74 (5.01%) Software Developer
11 70 (4.74%) Oracle Analyst
12 64 (4.33%) C# Developer
13 62 (4.19%) Senior Analyst
14 55 (3.72%) Junior
14 55 (3.72%) Senior Developer
15 52 (3.52%) C# .NET Developer
16 45 (3.04%) Support Analyst
17 43 (2.91%) Software Engineer
17 43 (2.91%) Agile Business Analyst
18 40 (2.71%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 288 (19.49%) .NET
2 200 (13.53%) HTML
3 174 (11.77%) XML
4 121 (8.19%) Web Services
5 117 (7.92%) CSS
6 104 (7.04%) jQuery
7 98 (6.63%) ASP.NET
8 60 (4.06%) .NET Framework
9 57 (3.86%) WCF
10 55 (3.72%) J2EE
11 51 (3.45%) HTML5
12 48 (3.25%) SOAP
13 37 (2.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (2.03%) RESTful
14 30 (2.03%) Spring
14 30 (2.03%) REST
15 29 (1.96%) WPF
16 28 (1.89%) Ajax
17 26 (1.76%) XSLT
17 26 (1.76%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 156 (10.55%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (6.56%) Computer Science
3 83 (5.62%) Management Information System
4 59 (3.99%) Mobile App
5 27 (1.83%) Statistics
6 26 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 22 (1.49%) Data Extraction
7 22 (1.49%) User Experience
8 20 (1.35%) Replication
9 14 (0.95%) Data Integration
9 14 (0.95%) Open Source
10 13 (0.88%) W3C
11 12 (0.81%) Fixed Income
11 12 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.74%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.74%) Equities
13 10 (0.68%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.54%) Visualisation
14 8 (0.54%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.52%) Windows
2 126 (8.53%) UNIX
3 107 (7.24%) Linux
4 26 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.56%) Windows 7
5 23 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (1.08%) Windows Phone
7 15 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 12 (0.81%) Apple iOS
8 12 (0.81%) Android
9 10 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (0.54%) Solaris
11 7 (0.47%) Windows XP
12 6 (0.41%) Windows CE
12 6 (0.41%) Windows Vista
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.14%) VMS
15 1 (0.068%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.068%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (33.15%) Agile Software Development
2 467 (31.60%) User Acceptance Testing
3 203 (13.73%) Integration Testing
4 199 (13.46%) Regression Testing
5 193 (13.06%) Unit Testing
6 167 (11.30%) Test Scripting
7 141 (9.54%) Test Management
8 139 (9.40%) TDD
9 138 (9.34%) Test Strategy
10 134 (9.07%) Software Testing
11 132 (8.93%) Scrum
12 127 (8.59%) Automated Testing
13 116 (7.85%) Project Management
14 110 (7.44%) Business Analysis
15 109 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
16 105 (7.10%) Test Automation
17 103 (6.97%) Automation Testing
18 102 (6.90%) ERP
19 100 (6.77%) OO
19 100 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 701 (47.43%) SQL
2 248 (16.78%) C#
3 197 (13.33%) Java
4 193 (13.06%) JavaScript
5 130 (8.80%) PL/SQL
6 63 (4.26%) T-SQL
7 55 (3.72%) C++
8 47 (3.18%) PHP
9 43 (2.91%) VB
10 34 (2.30%) C
11 32 (2.17%) VB.NET
12 24 (1.62%) VBA
12 24 (1.62%) Python
13 19 (1.29%) Shell Script
14 13 (0.88%) Perl
15 12 (0.81%) XAML
16 11 (0.74%) R
17 10 (0.68%) XPath
18 9 (0.61%) MATLAB
19 8 (0.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 257 (17.39%) ISEB
2 246 (16.64%) Degree
3 125 (8.46%) ISTQB
4 76 (5.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 74 (5.01%) Security Cleared
6 69 (4.67%) SC Cleared
7 58 (3.92%) DV Cleared
8 18 (1.22%) ACCA
8 18 (1.22%) CIMA
9 17 (1.15%) ICAEW
9 17 (1.15%) AAT
10 8 (0.54%) PMI Certification
10 8 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 5 (0.34%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.34%) PMP
12 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Certification
12 4 (0.27%) CSQA
13 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 289 (19.55%) QA
2 31 (2.10%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.47%) SLA
4 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.20%) Basel II
5 3 (0.20%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.14%) EMIR
6 2 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
6 2 (0.14%) TickIT
6 2 (0.14%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.068%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.068%) DO-254
7 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.068%) FATCA
System Software
1 27 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 19 (1.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (0.41%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) XenApp
5 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.068%) Xen
7 1 (0.068%) XenServer
7 1 (0.068%) KVM
Systems Management
1 60 (4.06%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.47%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.14%) Ansible
4 2 (0.14%) Iperf
Vendors
1 301 (20.37%) Oracle
2 242 (16.37%) Microsoft
3 85 (5.75%) SAP
4 71 (4.80%) HP
5 30 (2.03%) Telerik
6 28 (1.89%) IBM
7 24 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.49%) Business Objects
9 19 (1.29%) VMware
9 19 (1.29%) DevExpress
10 18 (1.22%) Avaya
10 18 (1.22%) Retek
11 16 (1.08%) Siebel
12 13 (0.88%) Google
12 13 (0.88%) Xamarin
13 12 (0.81%) Teradata
13 12 (0.81%) Siemens
13 12 (0.81%) Remedy
14 11 (0.74%) Cognos
14 11 (0.74%) PeopleSoft
Bristol, Somerset
Recruitment Partnership
Salary: superb benefits!
Posted: 4 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits and bonuses)
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits bonus + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Kingfisher Consultancy
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + parking,pen,health,life 26 hols
Posted: 16 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sogeti
Posted: 17 hours ago
Petersfield, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: D.O.E
Posted: 19 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Whitehall Resources Ltd
Salary: Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Network Compucare Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Tamworth, Staffordshire
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + 25 hol, pension,
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Robert Half
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Coal IT Services
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Nottinghamshire
Atos
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday