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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 376 366 372
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 736 758 772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.70% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.86% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 637 602 692
Average salary £45,000 £45,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.09% +13.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,100 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
90932 88246 90704
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.30% 81.87% 79.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74972 70714 77273
Average salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £74,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -3 710 £45,000 - 66
London -49 238 £50,000 -9.09% 27
South East +12 168 £40,000 +2.56% 13
North West +3 63 £40,000 -5.88% 6
City of London -36 61 £49,000 -6.66% 11
East Midlands +39 54 £62,500 +25.00% 1
Berkshire +36 53 £45,000 -3.22% 8
West Midlands +16 49 £32,500 +8.33% 3
Hampshire +25 48 £40,000 -5.88%
East of England -23 48 £45,000 -14.28% 4
Yorkshire -14 44 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Manchester +3 40 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Nottinghamshire +42 36 £62,500 +98.41%
Nottingham +41 36 £62,500 +98.41%
Reading +29 35 £40,000 -14.43% 5
West Yorkshire +16 35 £40,000 +14.28% 8
Surrey -25 30 £32,500 -15.03% 3
South West -30 30 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Birmingham +9 29 £35,000 -46.15% 1
Leeds +4 28 £40,000 +14.28% 5
Portsmouth - 25 £40,000 -
Cheshire +5 21 £45,000 +20.00% 1
Hertfordshire -27 20 £58,750 -7.84% 2
Essex -1 19 £45,000 +25.00%
Scotland +3 16 £32,500 -31.57% 3
Kent -3 16 £42,500 -29.16% 1
Watford - 16 £60,000 -
North East -4 13 £62,500 +78.57% 1
Buckinghamshire 0 10 £32,500 -18.75% 1
Glasgow +20 9 £32,500 - 1

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 682 (44.06%) SQL
2 516 (33.33%) Finance
3 433 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
4 408 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
5 356 (23.00%) Oracle
6 325 (20.99%) .NET
7 318 (20.54%) QA
8 276 (17.83%) Degree
9 262 (16.93%) SQL Server
10 257 (16.60%) Microsoft
11 253 (16.34%) C#
12 217 (14.02%) XML
13 201 (12.98%) ISEB
14 197 (12.73%) JavaScript
15 194 (12.53%) Windows
16 184 (11.89%) MS Excel
17 179 (11.56%) Integration Testing
18 176 (11.37%) HTML
19 173 (11.18%) Regression Testing
20 170 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
21 165 (10.66%) Web Services
22 163 (10.53%) Unit Testing
23 159 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
24 157 (10.14%) Software Testing
25 156 (10.08%) Java
26 142 (9.17%) ERP
27 141 (9.11%) Test Scripting
28 133 (8.59%) Manual Testing
29 132 (8.53%) ASP.NET
29 132 (8.53%) Project Management

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 80 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 53 (3.42%) IIS
3 35 (2.26%) CMS
4 34 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 17 (1.10%) JBoss
6 11 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 11 (0.71%) ArcGIS
7 10 (0.65%) MQSeries
7 10 (0.65%) GlassFish
7 10 (0.65%) MediaWiki
8 9 (0.58%) Tomcat
9 8 (0.52%) Node.js
10 7 (0.45%) Apache
11 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
11 6 (0.39%) WordPress
11 6 (0.39%) Confluence
12 5 (0.32%) Umbraco
13 4 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
14 3 (0.19%) SAS
14 3 (0.19%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 184 (11.89%) MS Excel
2 94 (6.07%) MS Office
3 48 (3.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 23 (1.49%) MS Visio
5 16 (1.03%) MS Project
6 5 (0.32%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.065%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.065%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 114 (7.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 94 (6.07%) Oracle Payables
2 94 (6.07%) Oracle Receivables
3 84 (5.43%) Oracle Financials
4 80 (5.17%) Oracle Assets
5 79 (5.10%) Oracle General Ledger
6 67 (4.33%) Oracle EBS
7 51 (3.29%) Oracle HRMS
8 24 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
9 22 (1.42%) Magento
10 21 (1.36%) Oracle Payroll
11 19 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
12 15 (0.97%) Oracle ERP
12 15 (0.97%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 12 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
14 11 (0.71%) SAP CO
14 11 (0.71%) SAP FI
14 11 (0.71%) Towers Watson Igloo
15 10 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
16 9 (0.58%) AWD
Cloud Services
1 14 (0.90%) SaaS
2 12 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (0.45%) Force.com
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon S3
4 6 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (0.19%) Office 365
6 2 (0.13%) IaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.065%) Taleo
7 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.065%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 30 (1.94%) Internet
2 27 (1.74%) Firewall
3 9 (0.58%) TCP/IP
4 8 (0.52%) WAN
5 7 (0.45%) SNMP
6 5 (0.32%) Intranet
6 5 (0.32%) HTTP
6 5 (0.32%) Wireless
6 5 (0.32%) OSPF
6 5 (0.32%) BGP
6 5 (0.32%) Junos
6 5 (0.32%) Multicast
7 4 (0.26%) Network Security
7 4 (0.26%) DWDM
7 4 (0.26%) MPLS
7 4 (0.26%) SDH
7 4 (0.26%) VoIP
7 4 (0.26%) SAN
8 3 (0.19%) Broadband
8 3 (0.19%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 262 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 78 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 71 (4.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 67 (4.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 64 (4.13%) Relational Database
6 58 (3.75%) Oracle Discoverer
7 57 (3.68%) Data Warehouse
8 49 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 40 (2.58%) Oracle BI EE
10 39 (2.52%) MySQL
11 35 (2.26%) Oracle Reports
12 31 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.49%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 23 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
15 19 (1.23%) DTS
16 14 (0.90%) Data Mining
16 14 (0.90%) RDBMS
17 13 (0.84%) OLAP
17 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 102 (6.59%) Selenium
2 94 (6.07%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (4.91%) JIRA
4 69 (4.46%) Visual Studio
5 67 (4.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 58 (3.75%) Oracle Forms
7 50 (3.23%) SoapUI
8 45 (2.91%) Jenkins
9 39 (2.52%) TeamCity
10 34 (2.20%) Git (software)
10 34 (2.20%) Subversion
11 33 (2.13%) Eclipse
12 31 (2.00%) JUnit
13 29 (1.87%) LoadRunner
13 29 (1.87%) Cucumber
14 21 (1.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 21 (1.36%) WebDriver
15 17 (1.10%) SpecFlow
16 15 (0.97%) Ranorex
16 15 (0.97%) Selenium IDE
General
1 516 (33.33%) Finance
2 105 (6.78%) Retail
3 85 (5.49%) Banking
4 55 (3.55%) Front Office
5 48 (3.10%) Investment Banking
6 39 (2.52%) Telecoms
7 29 (1.87%) Marketing
8 26 (1.68%) Legal
9 25 (1.61%) Publishing
10 24 (1.55%) Manufacturing
11 21 (1.36%) Back Office
12 12 (0.78%) Aerospace
13 9 (0.58%) General Ledger
14 7 (0.45%) Law
15 6 (0.39%) Advertising
16 5 (0.32%) Electronics
16 5 (0.32%) French Language
16 5 (0.32%) German Language
16 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
17 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 572 (36.95%) Analyst
2 369 (23.84%) Developer
3 201 (12.98%) Test Analyst
4 163 (10.53%) Tester
5 153 (9.88%) Business Analyst
6 119 (7.69%) Consultant
7 90 (5.81%) .NET Developer
8 85 (5.49%) Test Manager
9 83 (5.36%) Test Engineer
10 79 (5.10%) Oracle Analyst
11 76 (4.91%) Support Analyst
12 71 (4.59%) Senior Analyst
12 71 (4.59%) C# Developer
13 70 (4.52%) Senior Developer
13 70 (4.52%) Junior
14 67 (4.33%) Systems Analyst
15 50 (3.23%) Software Engineer
15 50 (3.23%) Programmer
16 49 (3.17%) Software Developer
16 49 (3.17%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (20.99%) .NET
2 217 (14.02%) XML
3 176 (11.37%) HTML
4 165 (10.66%) Web Services
5 132 (8.53%) ASP.NET
6 109 (7.04%) .NET Framework
7 102 (6.59%) WCF
8 97 (6.27%) SOAP
9 93 (6.01%) CSS
10 75 (4.84%) jQuery
11 59 (3.81%) WF
12 58 (3.75%) WPF
13 43 (2.78%) ASP.NET MVC
14 38 (2.45%) Spring
14 38 (2.45%) J2EE
15 36 (2.33%) Ajax
16 35 (2.26%) RESTful
17 31 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 27 (1.74%) Hibernate
19 25 (1.61%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 170 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.36%) Computer Science
3 76 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 42 (2.71%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.13%) Credit Risk
5 33 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 32 (2.07%) Open Source
7 29 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 28 (1.81%) Statistics
9 27 (1.74%) Data Extraction
10 22 (1.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 17 (1.10%) Mathematics
12 16 (1.03%) Visualisation
13 15 (0.97%) Equities
14 14 (0.90%) SWIFT
15 13 (0.84%) User Experience
15 13 (0.84%) Data Integration
15 13 (0.84%) Derivative
15 13 (0.84%) Fixed Income
16 11 (0.71%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 194 (12.53%) Windows
2 126 (8.14%) Linux
3 101 (6.52%) UNIX
4 26 (1.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 17 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (0.71%) AIX
8 9 (0.58%) Android
8 9 (0.58%) Windows 8
9 8 (0.52%) CentOS
10 7 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (0.39%) Windows Phone
12 5 (0.32%) Solaris
13 3 (0.19%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.19%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.13%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.065%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 433 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
2 408 (26.36%) User Acceptance Testing
3 179 (11.56%) Integration Testing
4 173 (11.18%) Regression Testing
5 163 (10.53%) Unit Testing
6 159 (10.27%) Business Intelligence
7 157 (10.14%) Software Testing
8 142 (9.17%) ERP
9 141 (9.11%) Test Scripting
10 133 (8.59%) Manual Testing
11 132 (8.53%) Project Management
12 129 (8.33%) Scrum
13 122 (7.88%) TDD
14 118 (7.62%) E-Commerce
15 115 (7.43%) Business Analysis
16 112 (7.24%) OO
17 100 (6.46%) Automated Testing
18 99 (6.40%) Test Management
18 99 (6.40%) Automation Testing
19 92 (5.94%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 682 (44.06%) SQL
2 253 (16.34%) C#
3 197 (12.73%) JavaScript
4 156 (10.08%) Java
5 115 (7.43%) PL/SQL
6 83 (5.36%) T-SQL
7 80 (5.17%) C++
8 72 (4.65%) VB.NET
9 59 (3.81%) Python
10 56 (3.62%) PHP
11 43 (2.78%) C
12 40 (2.58%) VB
13 26 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 23 (1.49%) VBA
15 19 (1.23%) VB6
16 17 (1.10%) XPath
17 15 (0.97%) VBScript
17 15 (0.97%) Perl
18 12 (0.78%) TypeScript
19 10 (0.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 276 (17.83%) Degree
2 201 (12.98%) ISEB
3 130 (8.40%) ISTQB
4 65 (4.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 61 (3.94%) Security Cleared
6 45 (2.91%) ACCA
7 44 (2.84%) CIMA
8 42 (2.71%) SC Cleared
9 41 (2.65%) AAT
10 40 (2.58%) ICAEW
11 32 (2.07%) DV Cleared
12 14 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 11 (0.71%) PMP
13 11 (0.71%) PMI Certification
13 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (0.65%) HND
15 7 (0.45%) MCSE
15 7 (0.45%) CISSP
16 6 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
17 5 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 318 (20.54%) QA
2 24 (1.55%) PCI DSS
3 12 (0.78%) IEC 61508
3 12 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.39%) Basel II
5 5 (0.32%) SLA
6 3 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
7 1 (0.065%) TickIT
7 1 (0.065%) ISO 9002
System Software
1 15 (0.97%) Active Directory
2 6 (0.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.13%) vSphere
3 2 (0.13%) vCloud
4 1 (0.065%) Firmware
4 1 (0.065%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 88 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
2 23 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.065%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.065%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.065%) Control-M
Vendors
1 356 (23.00%) Oracle
2 257 (16.60%) Microsoft
3 83 (5.36%) HP
4 66 (4.26%) SAP
5 30 (1.94%) IBM
6 29 (1.87%) Business Objects
7 26 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
8 22 (1.42%) Telerik
9 15 (0.97%) Cisco
10 14 (0.90%) PeopleSoft
11 13 (0.84%) hybris
12 12 (0.78%) DevExpress
12 12 (0.78%) ATG
13 11 (0.71%) CheckPoint
13 11 (0.71%) Zend
13 11 (0.71%) Apple
14 10 (0.65%) Retek
14 10 (0.65%) Cognos
14 10 (0.65%) MKS
15 9 (0.58%) Tableau
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