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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 356 385 373
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -12
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 791 699 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.66% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.90% 0.80% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 682 554 593
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £60,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
88131 87877 85586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 82.83% 82.35% 80.00%
Number of salaries quoted 71785 69854 71243
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 £30,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
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 4 March 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 4 March 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
(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 +41 764 £42,500 - 105
London +10 226 £50,000 - 36
South East +45 204 £40,000 +14.28% 16
North West +20 81 £40,000 +37.93% 18
East of England +32 78 £47,500 +35.71% 8
Hampshire +27 64 £40,000 -5.88%
Berkshire +22 63 £45,000 -12.19% 5
City of London -10 60 £50,000 - 12
Yorkshire -1 55 £40,000 +17.64% 10
Manchester +36 54 £40,000 +37.93% 12
West Yorkshire +13 46 £40,000 +23.07% 8
Reading +28 42 £40,000 -6.97% 4
West Midlands -21 41 £35,000 -12.50% 8
Surrey +4 37 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Portsmouth - 36 £40,000 -
Hertfordshire +2 35 £43,500 -17.14% 4
East Midlands +29 34 £48,000 +1.05% 3
Birmingham +5 32 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Leeds +5 29 £40,000 +12.67% 7
South West -17 27 £40,000 +14.28% 4
Cheshire -13 20 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Watford - 20 £42,500 - 1
Essex +8 17 £55,000 +92.98%
Buckinghamshire +16 15 £45,000 +30.43% 2
Cambridgeshire +11 15 £48,750 +69.56% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 14 £62,500 +56.25%
Nottingham +11 14 £62,500 +56.25%
Kent +15 13 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Bristol -14 13 £40,000 +14.28%
Brentwood -1 12 £55,000 -

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 688 (45.20%) SQL
2 475 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
3 467 (30.68%) Finance
4 433 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
5 350 (23.00%) Oracle
6 320 (21.02%) QA
7 303 (19.91%) .NET
8 257 (16.89%) Microsoft
9 245 (16.10%) Degree
10 232 (15.24%) C#
11 229 (15.05%) SQL Server
12 226 (14.85%) ISEB
13 188 (12.35%) Regression Testing
14 185 (12.16%) Windows
15 184 (12.09%) Integration Testing
16 178 (11.70%) JavaScript
17 177 (11.63%) XML
18 172 (11.30%) Java
18 172 (11.30%) Unit Testing
19 170 (11.17%) HTML
19 170 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
20 168 (11.04%) Test Scripting
21 148 (9.72%) Software Testing
22 140 (9.20%) TDD
23 139 (9.13%) MS Excel
23 139 (9.13%) Test Management
24 136 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
25 132 (8.67%) PL/SQL
26 131 (8.61%) Selenium
27 130 (8.54%) ERP

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 55 (3.61%) IIS
2 46 (3.02%) SharePoint
3 31 (2.04%) JBoss
4 26 (1.71%) Apache
4 26 (1.71%) CMS
5 25 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 12 (0.79%) MQSeries
7 11 (0.72%) Tomcat
8 10 (0.66%) GlassFish
9 9 (0.59%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.59%) Lync
10 7 (0.46%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.46%) Umbraco
10 7 (0.46%) MediaWiki
10 7 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.39%) Adobe CQ
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere Process Server
12 5 (0.33%) WebSphere Portal
12 5 (0.33%) Quickr
13 4 (0.26%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 139 (9.13%) MS Excel
2 81 (5.32%) MS Office
3 26 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 16 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.79%) MS Project
6 2 (0.13%) S-PLUS
7 1 (0.066%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.066%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 128 (8.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 96 (6.31%) Oracle Payables
2 96 (6.31%) Oracle Receivables
3 93 (6.11%) Oracle EBS
4 82 (5.39%) Oracle Financials
5 78 (5.12%) Oracle General Ledger
6 75 (4.93%) Oracle HRMS
7 65 (4.27%) Oracle Assets
8 29 (1.91%) Oracle Applications
9 23 (1.51%) Oracle Payroll
9 23 (1.51%) Dynamics CRM
10 15 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
10 15 (0.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
11 13 (0.85%) Oracle SCM
11 13 (0.85%) Towers Watson Igloo
12 12 (0.79%) SAP SCM
13 10 (0.66%) AWD
13 10 (0.66%) SAP APO
14 8 (0.53%) Magento
15 7 (0.46%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.25%) SaaS
2 10 (0.66%) Office 365
3 9 (0.59%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (0.46%) Force.com
5 4 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.26%) Taleo
6 2 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.13%) Rackspace Cloud
6 2 (0.13%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.066%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.066%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.066%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (1.45%) Internet
2 12 (0.79%) TCP/IP
3 10 (0.66%) Firewall
4 7 (0.46%) DNS
4 7 (0.46%) SNMP
4 7 (0.46%) Wireless
4 7 (0.46%) Unified Communications
5 6 (0.39%) VoIP
5 6 (0.39%) SMTP
5 6 (0.39%) DHCP
5 6 (0.39%) HTTP
6 4 (0.26%) 4G
6 4 (0.26%) Broadband
7 3 (0.20%) WAN
7 3 (0.20%) 802.11
7 3 (0.20%) Intranet
7 3 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.20%) WiMAX
7 3 (0.20%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.20%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 68 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 67 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 66 (4.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 66 (4.34%) Oracle Discoverer
5 61 (4.01%) Data Warehouse
6 49 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 48 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 30 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
8 30 (1.97%) MySQL
9 28 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
10 27 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (1.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 23 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (1.25%) Data Mining
14 18 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.05%) RDBMS
15 16 (1.05%) DB2
16 15 (0.99%) DTS
17 14 (0.92%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 131 (8.61%) Selenium
2 96 (6.31%) Oracle Forms
3 75 (4.93%) QuickTest Pro
4 72 (4.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (3.55%) Jenkins
6 53 (3.48%) JIRA
7 52 (3.42%) Visual Studio
8 49 (3.22%) SoapUI
9 48 (3.15%) TeamCity
10 38 (2.50%) Hudson
11 35 (2.30%) Cucumber
12 34 (2.23%) Subversion
13 32 (2.10%) Git (software)
14 29 (1.91%) Eclipse
15 28 (1.84%) SpecFlow
16 23 (1.51%) JUnit
17 21 (1.38%) LoadRunner
18 20 (1.31%) Oracle APEX
19 19 (1.25%) Toad
20 18 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 467 (30.68%) Finance
2 99 (6.50%) Retail
3 71 (4.66%) Banking
4 59 (3.88%) Front Office
5 42 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.91%) Marketing
7 25 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 19 (1.25%) Legal
9 17 (1.12%) Back Office
10 16 (1.05%) Telecoms
11 13 (0.85%) Publishing
12 8 (0.53%) Billing
13 7 (0.46%) Advertising
13 7 (0.46%) Aerospace
14 6 (0.39%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.39%) Law
15 5 (0.33%) French Language
15 5 (0.33%) German Language
15 5 (0.33%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 569 (37.39%) Analyst
2 334 (21.94%) Developer
3 206 (13.53%) Test Analyst
4 179 (11.76%) Business Analyst
5 154 (10.12%) Tester
6 124 (8.15%) Test Manager
7 109 (7.16%) Consultant
8 94 (6.18%) Systems Analyst
9 88 (5.78%) .NET Developer
10 85 (5.58%) Oracle Analyst
11 71 (4.66%) Software Developer
12 66 (4.34%) Test Engineer
13 65 (4.27%) C# Developer
14 60 (3.94%) Senior Analyst
15 58 (3.81%) Junior
16 57 (3.75%) Senior Developer
17 55 (3.61%) Support Analyst
18 53 (3.48%) Applications Support
19 52 (3.42%) C# .NET Developer
20 49 (3.22%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 303 (19.91%) .NET
2 177 (11.63%) XML
3 170 (11.17%) HTML
4 126 (8.28%) Web Services
5 103 (6.77%) ASP.NET
6 102 (6.70%) CSS
7 96 (6.31%) jQuery
8 78 (5.12%) .NET Framework
9 68 (4.47%) WCF
10 59 (3.88%) SOAP
11 45 (2.96%) WPF
12 44 (2.89%) J2EE
13 39 (2.56%) WF
14 37 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
15 30 (1.97%) Spring
16 28 (1.84%) Ajax
17 27 (1.77%) JSP
17 27 (1.77%) RESTful
18 26 (1.71%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
19 25 (1.64%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 170 (11.17%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (5.72%) Management Information System
3 78 (5.12%) Computer Science
4 47 (3.09%) Mobile App
5 31 (2.04%) Statistics
6 30 (1.97%) Credit Risk
7 26 (1.71%) Data Extraction
7 26 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.58%) Client/Server
9 21 (1.38%) Mathematics
10 18 (1.18%) User Experience
11 15 (0.99%) Fixed Income
12 14 (0.92%) Data Integration
12 14 (0.92%) Open Source
13 12 (0.79%) Semantic Web
14 11 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 11 (0.72%) Replication
15 10 (0.66%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.66%) Market Risk
15 10 (0.66%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 185 (12.16%) Windows
2 110 (7.23%) Linux
3 107 (7.03%) UNIX
4 29 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (1.71%) Windows 7
6 18 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 9 (0.59%) Windows Phone
10 7 (0.46%) Solaris
11 6 (0.39%) Apple iOS
11 6 (0.39%) Android
12 5 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.26%) Windows CE
13 4 (0.26%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.26%) AIX
14 3 (0.20%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.13%) CentOS
15 2 (0.13%) VMS
16 1 (0.066%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (31.21%) User Acceptance Testing
2 433 (28.45%) Agile Software Development
3 188 (12.35%) Regression Testing
4 184 (12.09%) Integration Testing
5 172 (11.30%) Unit Testing
6 168 (11.04%) Test Scripting
7 148 (9.72%) Software Testing
8 140 (9.20%) TDD
9 139 (9.13%) Test Management
10 136 (8.94%) Business Intelligence
11 130 (8.54%) ERP
11 130 (8.54%) Scrum
12 124 (8.15%) Business Analysis
13 122 (8.02%) Automated Testing
14 120 (7.88%) Test Strategy
15 114 (7.49%) Project Management
16 106 (6.96%) OO
16 106 (6.96%) Test Automation
16 106 (6.96%) Automation Testing
17 99 (6.50%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 688 (45.20%) SQL
2 232 (15.24%) C#
3 178 (11.70%) JavaScript
4 172 (11.30%) Java
5 132 (8.67%) PL/SQL
6 70 (4.60%) T-SQL
7 66 (4.34%) C++
8 48 (3.15%) PHP
9 47 (3.09%) VB.NET
10 41 (2.69%) VB
11 34 (2.23%) C
12 31 (2.04%) VBA
13 28 (1.84%) Python
14 16 (1.05%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.72%) XPath
16 10 (0.66%) Perl
17 9 (0.59%) MATLAB
17 9 (0.59%) PowerShell
18 8 (0.53%) VB6
18 8 (0.53%) XAML
Qualifications
1 245 (16.10%) Degree
2 226 (14.85%) ISEB
3 129 (8.48%) ISTQB
4 79 (5.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 66 (4.34%) Security Cleared
6 60 (3.94%) SC Cleared
7 53 (3.48%) DV Cleared
8 38 (2.50%) ACCA
9 37 (2.43%) CIMA
9 37 (2.43%) AAT
10 36 (2.37%) ICAEW
11 24 (1.58%) VCP4
12 9 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 6 (0.39%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.33%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.33%) ISEB Practitioner
15 4 (0.26%) CSQA
15 4 (0.26%) HND
16 3 (0.20%) CCNA
16 3 (0.20%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 320 (21.02%) QA
2 23 (1.51%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.39%) IEC 61508
4 6 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.33%) Basel II
6 4 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
6 4 (0.26%) SLA
7 2 (0.13%) TickIT
8 1 (0.066%) FATCA
8 1 (0.066%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.066%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.066%) DO-254
8 1 (0.066%) EMIR
System Software
1 30 (1.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (0.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.26%) Firmware
4 3 (0.20%) XenApp
5 2 (0.13%) vCloud
5 2 (0.13%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.13%) vSphere
5 2 (0.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.066%) Xen
6 1 (0.066%) KVM
Systems Management
1 56 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (0.066%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 350 (23.00%) Oracle
2 257 (16.89%) Microsoft
3 73 (4.80%) SAP
4 72 (4.73%) HP
5 33 (2.17%) Telerik
6 27 (1.77%) Salesforce.com
7 26 (1.71%) Business Objects
8 24 (1.58%) DevExpress
9 23 (1.51%) IBM
10 17 (1.12%) Retek
11 13 (0.85%) PeopleSoft
11 13 (0.85%) VMware
12 12 (0.79%) Siebel
13 11 (0.72%) MKS
13 11 (0.72%) BT
14 8 (0.53%) Xamarin
14 8 (0.53%) webMethods
14 8 (0.53%) Bloomberg
15 7 (0.46%) Sybase
15 7 (0.46%) Avaya
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Hessle, North Humberside
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
MatsSoft Limited
Salary: 20 days holiday Annual bonus after being at the company 12 months base
Posted: 6 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £20k - 26k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South Croydon, Surrey
Advanced Resource Managers
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Salary: £41500 per annum + training and excellent package
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £30000.00 - £37000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Davanti Solutions
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30000 -50000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Timothy James Consulting Ltd
Salary: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Stafford, Staffordshire
Advantage XPO
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago