Period
to 16 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 6 months to 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 509 458 426
Rank change year-on-year -51 -32 +28
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 868 1,092 1,345
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.66% 0.72%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.72% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 749 860 1,002
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,200 £29,000
90th Percentile £71,000 £68,750 £70,000
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 144,110 152,183 169,488
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.16% 91.51% 90.83%
Number of salaries quoted 115,603 121,947 143,028
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in England

System Testing
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in England.

Salary trend for System Testing in England

System Testing
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in England over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in England

System Testing
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the England region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -85 249 £60,000 +14.29% 23
South East 0 243 £45,000 +12.50% 30
North of England -3 114 £45,000 +28.57% 25
East of England +27 96 £37,500 -13.79% 15
South West -20 87 £42,029 +5.07% 19
Midlands +9 76 £45,000 +12.50% 21
Yorkshire +38 56 £40,000 +14.29% 9
North West -19 53 £45,000 +28.57% 16
East Midlands +24 41 £55,000 +37.50% 8
West Midlands -1 35 £35,000 -12.50% 13
North East -32 5 £42,500 +21.43%
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 376 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (34.22%) SQL
3 246 (28.34%) Test Automation
4 245 (28.23%) C#
5 209 (24.08%) Finance
6 192 (22.12%) .NET
7 188 (21.66%) Microsoft
8 168 (19.35%) Scrum
9 160 (18.43%) QA
10 156 (17.97%) User Acceptance Testing
11 144 (16.59%) SQL Server
12 139 (16.01%) SDLC
13 130 (14.98%) Integration Testing
14 124 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 118 (13.59%) Unit Testing
16 114 (13.13%) Degree
17 111 (12.79%) Oracle
18 110 (12.67%) Java
19 103 (11.87%) Selenium
20 101 (11.64%) BDD
20 101 (11.64%) Windows
21 97 (11.18%) Software Engineering
22 92 (10.60%) Project Management
23 86 (9.91%) Waterfall
24 85 (9.79%) Regression Testing
25 82 (9.45%) JIRA
26 81 (9.33%) Linux
26 81 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
27 78 (8.99%) Test Strategy
28 76 (8.76%) Test Scripting

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (4.03%) IIS
2 23 (2.65%) Confluence
3 19 (2.19%) Apache
4 12 (1.38%) Tomcat
5 10 (1.15%) JBoss
5 10 (1.15%) Jetty
5 10 (1.15%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.15%) WebLogic
6 8 (0.92%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.35%) SAS
9 2 (0.23%) Appian
9 2 (0.23%) CMS
10 1 (0.12%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.12%) Documentum
10 1 (0.12%) GemFire
10 1 (0.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.12%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (7.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 60 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 17 (1.96%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.69%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 21 (2.42%) Dynamics NAV
2 12 (1.38%) Oracle Retail
3 9 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.04%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Assets
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Cash Management
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Payables
4 6 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
4 6 (0.69%) SAP CO
4 6 (0.69%) SAP FI
4 6 (0.69%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.69%) SAP FSCM
4 6 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
5 5 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.58%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 50 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.38%) Asana
4 9 (1.04%) BlazeMeter
4 9 (1.04%) SaaS
4 9 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
5 8 (0.92%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.92%) GitHub
6 4 (0.46%) Sage Pay
7 3 (0.35%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (0.35%) Force.com
7 3 (0.35%) Office 365
7 3 (0.35%) PaaS
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 3 (0.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 2 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.23%) IaaS
8 2 (0.23%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.23%) Internet
2 13 (1.50%) Wireless
3 11 (1.27%) Ethernet
4 10 (1.15%) DHCP
4 10 (1.15%) DNS
5 9 (1.04%) Firewall
6 6 (0.69%) HTTP
6 6 (0.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (0.58%) HTTPS
7 5 (0.58%) NFC
8 4 (0.46%) H.323
8 4 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.46%) Network Security
8 4 (0.46%) SS7
8 4 (0.46%) TETRA
9 3 (0.35%) Intranet
9 3 (0.35%) NetScaler
9 3 (0.35%) SSL
9 3 (0.35%) VoIP
10 2 (0.23%) Modbus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 144 (16.59%) SQL Server
2 72 (8.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 71 (8.18%) Data Warehouse
4 67 (7.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 43 (4.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 30 (3.46%) Power BI
6 30 (3.46%) Relational Database
7 29 (3.34%) NoSQL
8 26 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
10 16 (1.84%) MySQL
11 14 (1.61%) Oracle Database
12 13 (1.50%) Hadoop
13 12 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.38%) MongoDB
13 12 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
13 12 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
14 10 (1.15%) Couchbase
14 10 (1.15%) Redis
14 10 (1.15%) Riak
Development Applications
1 103 (11.87%) Selenium
2 82 (9.45%) JIRA
3 69 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 61 (7.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 54 (6.22%) Cucumber
6 52 (5.99%) Visual Studio
7 40 (4.61%) JMeter
8 33 (3.80%) Git (software)
9 30 (3.46%) TeamCity
10 29 (3.34%) SoapUI
11 28 (3.23%) LabVIEW
12 27 (3.11%) SpecFlow
13 25 (2.88%) WebDriver
14 18 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
15 15 (1.73%) HP UFT
15 15 (1.73%) TestRail
16 12 (1.38%) Appium
16 12 (1.38%) Eclipse
16 12 (1.38%) Sublime Text
16 12 (1.38%) Subversion
General
1 209 (24.08%) Finance
2 68 (7.83%) Retail
3 56 (6.45%) Manufacturing
4 42 (4.84%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.46%) Electronics
6 23 (2.65%) Banking
7 21 (2.42%) Front Office
8 15 (1.73%) Legal
9 12 (1.38%) German Language
10 11 (1.27%) Law
11 10 (1.15%) Automotive
12 9 (1.04%) Advertising
12 9 (1.04%) General Ledger
13 8 (0.92%) Billing
13 8 (0.92%) Marketing
13 8 (0.92%) Publishing
14 7 (0.81%) Aerospace
15 6 (0.69%) Retail Banking
16 5 (0.58%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 252 (29.03%) Analyst
2 217 (25.00%) Developer
3 129 (14.86%) Test Analyst
4 79 (9.10%) Test Engineer
5 75 (8.64%) .NET Developer
6 74 (8.53%) Tester
7 60 (6.91%) Consultant
8 59 (6.80%) C# Developer
9 49 (5.65%) Software Developer
10 45 (5.18%) Business Analyst
11 39 (4.49%) Business Systems Analyst
11 39 (4.49%) Lead Developer
12 38 (4.38%) Systems Analyst
13 28 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
14 27 (3.11%) Senior Analyst
15 26 (3.00%) Automation Tester
15 26 (3.00%) SQL Developer
15 26 (3.00%) Test Leader
16 24 (2.76%) Software Tester
16 24 (2.76%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 192 (22.12%) .NET
2 72 (8.29%) ASP.NET
3 62 (7.14%) .NET Framework
4 52 (5.99%) SOAP
5 46 (5.30%) HTML
6 39 (4.49%) Entity Framework
7 38 (4.38%) CSS
7 38 (4.38%) XML
8 36 (4.15%) WPF
9 34 (3.92%) AngularJS
9 34 (3.92%) Web Services
10 27 (3.11%) RESTful
11 26 (3.00%) Node.js
12 25 (2.88%) ASP.NET Web API
12 25 (2.88%) WCF
13 21 (2.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 21 (2.42%) Spring
14 18 (2.07%) jQuery
15 14 (1.61%) HTML5
15 14 (1.61%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 124 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (6.45%) User Experience
3 36 (4.15%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 29 (3.34%) Optoelectronics
6 28 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
7 27 (3.11%) Mobile App
8 26 (3.00%) Fintech
9 20 (2.30%) Algorithms
9 20 (2.30%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (2.07%) Replication
11 14 (1.61%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.61%) Smart Meter
11 14 (1.61%) Virtual Team
12 13 (1.50%) Acoustics
13 12 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.38%) Life Science
14 11 (1.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
15 10 (1.15%) Smart Home
16 9 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 101 (11.64%) Windows
2 81 (9.33%) Linux
3 58 (6.68%) Unix
4 27 (3.11%) Windows Server
5 20 (2.30%) CentOS
6 16 (1.84%) Android
6 16 (1.84%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 5 (0.58%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.46%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.35%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.23%) Solaris
11 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
12 1 (0.12%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 376 (43.32%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (28.34%) Test Automation
3 168 (19.35%) Scrum
4 156 (17.97%) User Acceptance Testing
5 139 (16.01%) SDLC
6 130 (14.98%) Integration Testing
7 118 (13.59%) Unit Testing
8 101 (11.64%) BDD
9 97 (11.18%) Software Engineering
10 92 (10.60%) Project Management
11 86 (9.91%) Waterfall
12 85 (9.79%) Regression Testing
13 81 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
14 78 (8.99%) Test Strategy
15 76 (8.76%) Test Scripting
16 74 (8.53%) Software Testing
17 72 (8.29%) Scenario Testing
18 68 (7.83%) MVC
19 65 (7.49%) System Integration Testing
20 63 (7.26%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (34.22%) SQL
2 245 (28.23%) C#
3 110 (12.67%) Java
4 76 (8.76%) JavaScript
5 74 (8.53%) T-SQL
6 67 (7.72%) Python
7 36 (4.15%) C
8 30 (3.46%) C++
9 28 (3.23%) PowerShell
10 21 (2.42%) PHP
10 21 (2.42%) Shell Script
11 19 (2.19%) VB.NET
12 18 (2.07%) VB
13 16 (1.84%) PL/SQL
14 14 (1.61%) Ruby
15 13 (1.50%) Bash Shell
16 12 (1.38%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.15%) VB6
18 7 (0.81%) Perl
19 5 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 114 (13.13%) Degree
2 74 (8.53%) ISTQB
3 65 (7.49%) ISEB
4 45 (5.18%) Security Cleared
5 26 (3.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (2.76%) PhD
7 20 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.19%) SC Cleared
9 10 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (0.92%) CCNA
10 8 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.69%) Numerate Degree
12 5 (0.58%) ACCA
12 5 (0.58%) CIMA
12 5 (0.58%) MCSE
13 4 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (0.46%) HND
13 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.35%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (18.43%) QA
2 22 (2.53%) SLA
3 8 (0.92%) GAMP
3 8 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.46%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.35%) GDPR
6 2 (0.23%) JTAG
6 2 (0.23%) MISRA
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.12%) Basel II
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) ECSS
7 1 (0.12%) MiFID
7 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 30 (3.46%) Firmware
2 26 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
4 15 (1.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (1.50%) Hyper-V
6 7 (0.81%) Docker
7 5 (0.58%) XenApp
8 3 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.35%) XenServer
9 2 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.23%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 25 (2.88%) HP ALM
2 16 (1.84%) Ansible
3 14 (1.61%) Puppet
4 10 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.04%) SCCM
6 7 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.46%) Grafana
7 4 (0.46%) Prometheus
7 4 (0.46%) Rancher
7 4 (0.46%) SCOM
7 4 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.35%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 188 (21.66%) Microsoft
2 111 (12.79%) Oracle
3 46 (5.30%) SAP
4 27 (3.11%) HP
5 26 (3.00%) Workday
6 17 (1.96%) VMware
7 15 (1.73%) Xamarin
8 13 (1.50%) Capita
8 13 (1.50%) Remedy
9 12 (1.38%) Assembla
9 12 (1.38%) TIBCO
10 10 (1.15%) Atlassian
10 10 (1.15%) Google
10 10 (1.15%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.15%) TOWER Software
11 9 (1.04%) IBM
12 8 (0.92%) Citrix
12 8 (0.92%) Tableau
13 6 (0.69%) Concur
13 6 (0.69%) EMC