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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 403 308 367
Rank change year-on-year
-95 +59
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 701 1063 759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.88% 0.70%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.77% 1.06% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 567 908 594
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,940 £29,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £63,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,250 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +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
90836 100276 87895
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 84.05% 82.70% 80.68%
Number of salaries quoted 73816 81539 72340
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 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +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 28 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 28 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 -75 646 £42,500 - 80
London -87 201 £47,500 - 24
South East -7 179 £42,500 +6.25% 10
Yorkshire +11 67 £45,000 +34.32% 8
East of England +16 61 £47,500 +35.71% 9
West Yorkshire +22 59 £45,000 +28.57% 5
Leeds +21 54 £45,000 +34.32% 4
North West -4 50 £32,500 +3.17% 8
City of London -4 49 £45,000 -5.26% 8
West Midlands -18 45 £35,000 -22.22% 11
Manchester +19 44 £33,750 +16.37% 6
Berkshire -6 44 £45,000 -2.17% 4
Hampshire +17 37 £40,000 -5.88%
Surrey +5 37 £45,000 +12.50% 2
South West -3 34 £40,000 - 5
Reading -5 33 £45,000 +12.50% 2
Kent +3 27 £35,000 -2.77% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 23 £39,000 +1.96% 2
Hertfordshire +4 23 £47,500 +35.71% 5
Milton Keynes -2 22 £39,000 +20.00% 2
Scotland -23 19 £40,000 -13.97% 5
Essex +5 17 £38,750 -38.00% 1
Cambridgeshire +18 16 £51,500 +14.44% 2
East Midlands -22 16 £47,000 +4.44% 1
Warwickshire -16 15 £29,000 -31.52% 1
Watford +25 14 - -
Brentwood +3 14 £40,000 - 1
Warwick -6 12 £29,000 -22.66%
Northamptonshire +4 11 £50,000 +42.85%
Northern Ireland +4 11 £42,500 +13.33%

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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 (46.98%) SQL
2 509 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
3 471 (31.57%) User Acceptance Testing
4 397 (26.61%) Finance
5 303 (20.31%) QA
6 297 (19.91%) Oracle
7 285 (19.10%) .NET
8 271 (18.16%) ISEB
9 261 (17.49%) C#
10 258 (17.29%) Degree
11 244 (16.35%) Microsoft
12 235 (15.75%) SDLC
13 221 (14.81%) SQL Server
14 218 (14.61%) Java
15 216 (14.48%) HTML
16 212 (14.21%) Regression Testing
17 210 (14.08%) JavaScript
18 207 (13.87%) Integration Testing
19 196 (13.14%) Unit Testing
20 195 (13.07%) Windows
21 176 (11.80%) XML
22 162 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
23 161 (10.79%) Test Scripting
24 146 (9.79%) Test Strategy
25 144 (9.65%) Scrum
26 142 (9.52%) TDD
26 142 (9.52%) UNIX
27 139 (9.32%) Test Management
28 138 (9.25%) Automated Testing
29 134 (8.98%) Software Testing

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 58 (3.89%) SharePoint
2 57 (3.82%) IIS
3 46 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 40 (2.68%) JBoss
5 26 (1.74%) Apache
6 21 (1.41%) Tomcat
7 15 (1.01%) CMS
7 15 (1.01%) MQSeries
7 15 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (0.80%) Lync
8 12 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (0.74%) Node.js
10 8 (0.54%) WebLogic Portal
10 8 (0.54%) WebLogic
10 8 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 8 (0.54%) Liferay
11 7 (0.47%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (0.40%) SAS
13 5 (0.34%) Sitecore CMS
14 4 (0.27%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 127 (8.51%) MS Excel
2 70 (4.69%) MS Office
3 18 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 15 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.80%) InfoPath
6 9 (0.60%) MS Project
7 7 (0.47%) GNU Octave
8 4 (0.27%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 83 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 69 (4.62%) Oracle EBS
3 62 (4.16%) Oracle HRMS
4 50 (3.35%) Oracle Payables
4 50 (3.35%) Oracle Receivables
5 47 (3.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 29 (1.94%) Oracle Financials
7 28 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
8 25 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
9 19 (1.27%) Oracle Payroll
10 15 (1.01%) SAP MM
11 14 (0.94%) SAP SD
12 13 (0.87%) Oracle Assets
12 13 (0.87%) Oracle SCM
12 13 (0.87%) SAP PP
13 12 (0.80%) SAP APO
13 12 (0.80%) Remedy ITSM
14 11 (0.74%) AWD
15 10 (0.67%) Oracle Retail
16 9 (0.60%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 27 (1.81%) SaaS
2 19 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (0.87%) Google App Engine
4 12 (0.80%) Office 365
5 4 (0.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.27%) Taleo
5 4 (0.27%) Veeva
6 3 (0.20%) Lucidchart
7 2 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 38 (2.55%) Internet
2 20 (1.34%) TCP/IP
3 12 (0.80%) Unified Communications
4 11 (0.74%) DNS
5 10 (0.67%) DHCP
6 9 (0.60%) Wireless
7 8 (0.54%) Intranet
7 8 (0.54%) HTTP
8 7 (0.47%) VoIP
8 7 (0.47%) SMTP
9 6 (0.40%) FTP
9 6 (0.40%) Firewall
10 5 (0.34%) iSCSI
10 5 (0.34%) SAN
11 4 (0.27%) WAN
11 4 (0.27%) LAN
11 4 (0.27%) PBX
11 4 (0.27%) PPP
11 4 (0.27%) SNMP
12 3 (0.20%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
3 68 (4.56%) Relational Database
4 53 (3.55%) MySQL
4 53 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 49 (3.28%) Oracle Database
6 43 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 26 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 26 (1.74%) DB2
9 25 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 25 (1.68%) Oracle Discoverer
10 23 (1.54%) DbVisualizer
11 18 (1.21%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 17 (1.14%) Big Data
12 17 (1.14%) RDBMS
13 16 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.94%) Oracle Database 10g
14 14 (0.94%) MongoDB
14 14 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 132 (8.85%) Selenium
2 94 (6.30%) Oracle Forms
3 73 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 72 (4.83%) Jenkins
5 69 (4.62%) QuickTest Pro
6 63 (4.22%) Visual Studio
7 56 (3.75%) JIRA
8 48 (3.22%) TeamCity
9 45 (3.02%) Subversion
10 44 (2.95%) Hudson
10 44 (2.95%) SoapUI
11 38 (2.55%) SpecFlow
12 37 (2.48%) Cucumber
13 32 (2.14%) Git (software)
14 27 (1.81%) Oracle APEX
14 27 (1.81%) Eclipse
15 21 (1.41%) Toad
16 18 (1.21%) JUnit
16 18 (1.21%) Bugzilla
17 17 (1.14%) LoadRunner
General
1 397 (26.61%) Finance
2 106 (7.10%) Retail
3 76 (5.09%) Banking
4 35 (2.35%) Manufacturing
5 30 (2.01%) Marketing
6 25 (1.68%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.34%) Back Office
8 19 (1.27%) Legal
9 14 (0.94%) Games
9 14 (0.94%) Law
9 14 (0.94%) Aerospace
10 13 (0.87%) Front Office
11 12 (0.80%) Telecoms
12 11 (0.74%) Billing
13 10 (0.67%) Advertising
14 7 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 5 (0.34%) Electronics
17 3 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
17 3 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 523 (35.05%) Analyst
2 350 (23.46%) Developer
3 205 (13.74%) Test Analyst
4 159 (10.66%) Business Analyst
5 158 (10.59%) Tester
6 133 (8.91%) Test Manager
7 111 (7.44%) Consultant
8 88 (5.90%) Systems Analyst
9 86 (5.76%) .NET Developer
10 76 (5.09%) Software Developer
11 68 (4.56%) Oracle Analyst
12 64 (4.29%) Senior Analyst
13 58 (3.89%) Junior
14 57 (3.82%) C# Developer
15 56 (3.75%) Senior Developer
16 53 (3.55%) Software Engineer
17 44 (2.95%) Support Analyst
18 41 (2.75%) C# .NET Developer
19 39 (2.61%) Java Developer
20 38 (2.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 285 (19.10%) .NET
2 216 (14.48%) HTML
3 176 (11.80%) XML
4 123 (8.24%) CSS
5 120 (8.04%) Web Services
6 105 (7.04%) jQuery
7 92 (6.17%) ASP.NET
8 69 (4.62%) HTML5
9 65 (4.36%) WCF
10 64 (4.29%) J2EE
11 53 (3.55%) .NET Framework
12 44 (2.95%) SOAP
13 40 (2.68%) REST
14 35 (2.35%) WPF
15 34 (2.28%) Spring
15 34 (2.28%) Ajax
15 34 (2.28%) ASP.NET MVC
15 34 (2.28%) RESTful
16 30 (2.01%) JSP
17 26 (1.74%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 162 (10.86%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.64%) Computer Science
3 80 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 62 (4.16%) Mobile App
5 29 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 28 (1.88%) Statistics
7 24 (1.61%) Mathematics
8 22 (1.47%) User Experience
9 20 (1.34%) Replication
10 19 (1.27%) Data Extraction
11 16 (1.07%) Data Integration
12 13 (0.87%) Data Structures
12 13 (0.87%) W3C
13 12 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (0.80%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.74%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.74%) Equities
15 10 (0.67%) FMCG
16 9 (0.60%) SWIFT
17 8 (0.54%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 195 (13.07%) Windows
2 142 (9.52%) UNIX
3 123 (8.24%) Linux
4 28 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (1.47%) Windows Phone
6 22 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 20 (1.34%) Android
8 19 (1.27%) Windows 8
8 19 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 9 (0.60%) Windows CE
10 8 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 7 (0.47%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.47%) Solaris
12 5 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.13%) VMS
14 2 (0.13%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.13%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.067%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (34.12%) Agile Software Development
2 471 (31.57%) User Acceptance Testing
3 235 (15.75%) SDLC
4 212 (14.21%) Regression Testing
5 207 (13.87%) Integration Testing
6 196 (13.14%) Unit Testing
7 161 (10.79%) Test Scripting
8 146 (9.79%) Test Strategy
9 144 (9.65%) Scrum
10 142 (9.52%) TDD
11 139 (9.32%) Test Management
12 138 (9.25%) Automated Testing
13 134 (8.98%) Software Testing
14 113 (7.57%) Business Analysis
15 111 (7.44%) Project Management
16 109 (7.31%) System Integration Testing
17 108 (7.24%) Test Automation
18 105 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
19 104 (6.97%) Continuous Integration
19 104 (6.97%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 701 (46.98%) SQL
2 261 (17.49%) C#
3 218 (14.61%) Java
4 210 (14.08%) JavaScript
5 131 (8.78%) PL/SQL
6 70 (4.69%) T-SQL
7 55 (3.69%) PHP
7 55 (3.69%) C++
8 41 (2.75%) VB
9 32 (2.14%) Python
9 32 (2.14%) C
10 28 (1.88%) VB.NET
11 27 (1.81%) Shell Script
12 18 (1.21%) VBA
13 16 (1.07%) Perl
13 16 (1.07%) XAML
14 11 (0.74%) XPath
14 11 (0.74%) R
15 9 (0.60%) MATLAB
16 8 (0.54%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 271 (18.16%) ISEB
2 258 (17.29%) Degree
3 127 (8.51%) ISTQB
4 74 (4.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 69 (4.62%) Security Cleared
6 66 (4.42%) SC Cleared
7 55 (3.69%) DV Cleared
8 12 (0.80%) ACCA
8 12 (0.80%) CIMA
8 12 (0.80%) ICAEW
8 12 (0.80%) AAT
9 9 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 8 (0.54%) PMI Certification
11 5 (0.34%) PMP
12 4 (0.27%) CSQA
13 3 (0.20%) APMP
13 3 (0.20%) ISEB Practitioner
13 3 (0.20%) Sun Certification
13 3 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 303 (20.31%) QA
2 28 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 11 (0.74%) SLA
4 4 (0.27%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.20%) Basel II
6 2 (0.13%) TickIT
6 2 (0.13%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.13%) EMIR
6 2 (0.13%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.067%) FATCA
7 1 (0.067%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.067%) DO-254
7 1 (0.067%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.067%) JTAG
System Software
1 25 (1.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (1.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (0.54%) Firmware
4 4 (0.27%) XenApp
5 3 (0.20%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.067%) KVM
7 1 (0.067%) Xen
7 1 (0.067%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 63 (4.22%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.27%) Puppet
4 2 (0.13%) Ansible
5 1 (0.067%) Iperf
Vendors
1 297 (19.91%) Oracle
2 244 (16.35%) Microsoft
3 91 (6.10%) SAP
4 80 (5.36%) HP
5 28 (1.88%) IBM
5 28 (1.88%) Telerik
6 25 (1.68%) VMware
7 24 (1.61%) Salesforce.com
7 24 (1.61%) Business Objects
8 18 (1.21%) Avaya
8 18 (1.21%) Retek
9 17 (1.14%) Xamarin
10 16 (1.07%) Siebel
10 16 (1.07%) DevExpress
10 16 (1.07%) Google
11 14 (0.94%) Cognos
12 12 (0.80%) Remedy
12 12 (0.80%) Siemens
12 12 (0.80%) Teradata
13 11 (0.74%) MKS
Maidenhead, Berkshire
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Novate IT Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
BCSG
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Folkestone, Kent
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + standard
Posted: 19 hours ago
Livingston, West Lothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £38000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Cobham - AMS
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Westbourne Partners
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £35k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30 - 50k plus Pension, Healthcare, 25 days and more
Posted: Yesterday
Yorkshire
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
Eclipse I.T. Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Potters Bar, Hertfordshire
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £17,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
ISL
Posted: 2 days ago
Yorkshire
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000-£47,000
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: £30,000-£47,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Sanderson
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum +
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Salary: excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago