Period
to 16 October 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 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 467 439
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 +17
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 879 1,034 1,219
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.63% 0.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.69% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 771 825 927
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £27,690
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,250 £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 139,739 150,680 163,299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.07% 91.56% 90.87%
Number of salaries quoted 112,134 119,743 137,432
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,750 £28,500 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £78,750
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%

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 October 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 October 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
South East +52 255 £42,500 +13.33% 31
London -65 247 £60,000 +14.29% 26
North of England +26 124 £45,000 +26.76% 33
Midlands +42 85 £45,000 +12.50% 18
South West -22 85 £42,029 +5.07% 16
East of England -7 83 £40,000 -11.11% 7
North West +16 74 £45,000 +24.14% 16
Yorkshire +29 49 £45,000 +20.00% 14
West Midlands +32 44 £40,000 -1.23% 14
East Midlands +10 41 £50,000 +35.14% 4
North East -12 1 £70,000 +100.00% 3
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 379 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 312 (35.49%) SQL
3 290 (32.99%) C#
4 243 (27.65%) Test Automation
5 239 (27.19%) .NET
6 207 (23.55%) Finance
7 182 (20.71%) Microsoft
8 167 (19.00%) QA
9 160 (18.20%) Analytical Skills
10 151 (17.18%) SQL Server
10 151 (17.18%) Scrum
11 145 (16.50%) SDLC
12 142 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 142 (16.15%) Unit Testing
12 142 (16.15%) Integration Testing
13 139 (15.81%) Degree
14 128 (14.56%) Java
15 125 (14.22%) Oracle
16 109 (12.40%) Software Engineering
17 99 (11.26%) Windows
18 97 (11.04%) BDD
18 97 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
19 95 (10.81%) ASP.NET
20 93 (10.58%) MVC
21 89 (10.13%) Project Management
22 88 (10.01%) Waterfall
22 88 (10.01%) Selenium
23 87 (9.90%) JIRA
24 84 (9.56%) Regression Testing
25 80 (9.10%) Visual Studio

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 43 (4.89%) IIS
2 28 (3.19%) Confluence
3 15 (1.71%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.02%) CMS
7 7 (0.80%) JBoss
7 7 (0.80%) Jetty
7 7 (0.80%) WebLogic
8 5 (0.57%) Apache
8 5 (0.57%) Liferay
8 5 (0.57%) Mendix
8 5 (0.57%) SAS
8 5 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 4 (0.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 3 (0.34%) Apache Spark
10 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.23%) Documentum
11 2 (0.23%) Drupal
11 2 (0.23%) GemFire
Applications
1 77 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 56 (6.37%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.05%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 18 (2.05%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.23%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 16 (1.82%) Oracle Retail
2 13 (1.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 12 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 11 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle Assets
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
5 9 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
6 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.68%) SAP CO
6 6 (0.68%) SAP FI
6 6 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
6 6 (0.68%) SAP FSCM
6 6 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
7 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
7 5 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
8 4 (0.46%) Infor SunSystems
9 3 (0.34%) RiskWrite
10 2 (0.23%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 65 (7.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.02%) SaaS
4 8 (0.91%) BlazeMeter
4 8 (0.91%) BrowserStack
4 8 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (0.80%) GitHub
5 7 (0.80%) Office 365
6 5 (0.57%) Sage Pay
7 4 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.34%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (0.34%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 3 (0.34%) Taleo
9 2 (0.23%) PaaS
9 2 (0.23%) Trello
10 1 (0.11%) Adobe Analytics
10 1 (0.11%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 24 (2.73%) Internet
2 14 (1.59%) Ethernet
3 11 (1.25%) Firewall
4 10 (1.14%) Wireless
5 8 (0.91%) TCP/IP
6 7 (0.80%) HTTP
7 6 (0.68%) DNS
8 5 (0.57%) DHCP
8 5 (0.57%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (0.57%) Network Security
9 4 (0.46%) H.323
9 4 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.46%) Intranet
9 4 (0.46%) SS7
9 4 (0.46%) SSL
9 4 (0.46%) VPN
10 3 (0.34%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.23%) Modbus
11 2 (0.23%) NFC
11 2 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 151 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 66 (7.51%) Data Warehouse
3 64 (7.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (7.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 37 (4.21%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 23 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (2.50%) Power BI
8 19 (2.16%) NoSQL
9 18 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.71%) SQL Server 2014
12 13 (1.48%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (1.37%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.25%) MySQL
15 9 (1.02%) MongoDB
16 8 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.80%) Couchbase
17 7 (0.80%) Redis
17 7 (0.80%) Riak
Development Applications
1 88 (10.01%) Selenium
2 87 (9.90%) JIRA
3 80 (9.10%) Visual Studio
4 70 (7.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 60 (6.83%) Jenkins
6 57 (6.48%) Cucumber
7 37 (4.21%) JMeter
8 35 (3.98%) Git (software)
9 28 (3.19%) SoapUI
9 28 (3.19%) SpecFlow
10 24 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 23 (2.62%) LabVIEW
12 18 (2.05%) HP UFT
12 18 (2.05%) Visual Studio Team System
13 15 (1.71%) WebDriver
14 14 (1.59%) Appium
14 14 (1.59%) Eclipse
14 14 (1.59%) TestRail
15 13 (1.48%) Android Studio
16 12 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 207 (23.55%) Finance
2 74 (8.42%) Retail
3 42 (4.78%) Manufacturing
4 31 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 27 (3.07%) Front Office
6 26 (2.96%) Banking
7 20 (2.28%) Electronics
8 11 (1.25%) Legal
9 9 (1.02%) Billing
9 9 (1.02%) General Ledger
9 9 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.02%) Publishing
9 9 (1.02%) Retail Banking
10 8 (0.91%) Advertising
10 8 (0.91%) Law
11 7 (0.80%) Automotive
12 5 (0.57%) Back Office
12 5 (0.57%) German Language
13 4 (0.46%) Marketing
14 2 (0.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 260 (29.58%) Developer
2 249 (28.33%) Analyst
3 128 (14.56%) Test Analyst
4 97 (11.04%) .NET Developer
5 77 (8.76%) C# Developer
6 68 (7.74%) Software Developer
7 67 (7.62%) Tester
8 62 (7.05%) Test Engineer
9 48 (5.46%) Consultant
9 48 (5.46%) Lead Developer
10 45 (5.12%) Business Analyst
11 39 (4.44%) Software Engineer
12 37 (4.21%) Business Systems Analyst
12 37 (4.21%) Systems Analyst
13 36 (4.10%) C# .NET Developer
14 32 (3.64%) Junior
15 30 (3.41%) C# Software Developer
16 27 (3.07%) QA Analyst
17 25 (2.84%) Senior Analyst
18 24 (2.73%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (27.19%) .NET
2 95 (10.81%) ASP.NET
3 72 (8.19%) XML
4 59 (6.71%) .NET Framework
5 50 (5.69%) SOAP
6 49 (5.57%) Web Services
7 43 (4.89%) WPF
8 41 (4.66%) HTML
9 39 (4.44%) Spring
10 34 (3.87%) Entity Framework
11 33 (3.75%) Node.js
12 31 (3.53%) ASP.NET MVC
13 28 (3.19%) AngularJS
14 27 (3.07%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (2.73%) RESTful
16 23 (2.62%) WCF
17 22 (2.50%) CSS
17 22 (2.50%) JSON
18 21 (2.39%) REST
19 20 (2.28%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 160 (18.20%) Analytical Skills
2 48 (5.46%) Computer Science
3 47 (5.35%) User Experience
4 40 (4.55%) Fintech
5 32 (3.64%) Mobile App
6 31 (3.53%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (2.96%) Embedded Systems
8 24 (2.73%) Optoelectronics
9 23 (2.62%) Management Information System
10 18 (2.05%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 14 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 14 (1.59%) Replication
12 12 (1.37%) Acoustics
12 12 (1.37%) VHDL
13 11 (1.25%) Verilog
14 10 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 9 (1.02%) e-Learning
15 9 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
15 9 (1.02%) SCADA
15 9 (1.02%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (11.26%) Windows
2 67 (7.62%) Unix
3 63 (7.17%) Linux
4 21 (2.39%) Android
5 20 (2.28%) Apple iOS
5 20 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 7 (0.80%) Windows 10
7 6 (0.68%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.57%) CentOS
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Solaris
10 2 (0.23%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 379 (43.12%) Agile Software Development
2 243 (27.65%) Test Automation
3 151 (17.18%) Scrum
4 145 (16.50%) SDLC
5 142 (16.15%) Integration Testing
5 142 (16.15%) Unit Testing
5 142 (16.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 109 (12.40%) Software Engineering
7 97 (11.04%) BDD
7 97 (11.04%) Problem-Solving
8 93 (10.58%) MVC
9 89 (10.13%) Project Management
10 88 (10.01%) Waterfall
11 84 (9.56%) Regression Testing
12 80 (9.10%) Scenario Testing
13 70 (7.96%) System Integration Testing
14 69 (7.85%) Test Scripting
14 69 (7.85%) Test Strategy
15 68 (7.74%) Mentoring
16 63 (7.17%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 312 (35.49%) SQL
2 290 (32.99%) C#
3 128 (14.56%) Java
4 75 (8.53%) JavaScript
4 75 (8.53%) T-SQL
5 47 (5.35%) Python
6 36 (4.10%) C++
7 29 (3.30%) C
8 26 (2.96%) PowerShell
9 21 (2.39%) Shell Script
10 17 (1.93%) PL/SQL
11 12 (1.37%) MATLAB
11 12 (1.37%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.02%) Ruby
13 8 (0.91%) Bash Shell
13 8 (0.91%) VB
14 7 (0.80%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.68%) VBA
16 4 (0.46%) Groovy
16 4 (0.46%) Lua
Qualifications
1 139 (15.81%) Degree
2 67 (7.62%) ISTQB
3 55 (6.26%) ISEB
4 42 (4.78%) Security Cleared
5 35 (3.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.93%) PhD
8 16 (1.82%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (0.80%) MCSE
12 5 (0.57%) ACCA
12 5 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.57%) CCNA
12 5 (0.57%) CIMA
12 5 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (0.46%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.34%) CCA
14 3 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.34%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (19.00%) QA
2 19 (2.16%) SLA
3 7 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.68%) GDPR
5 5 (0.57%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.23%) GAMP
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 20022
6 2 (0.23%) ISO 8583
6 2 (0.23%) JTAG
6 2 (0.23%) MISRA
6 2 (0.23%) PMO
7 1 (0.11%) Basel II
7 1 (0.11%) ECSS
7 1 (0.11%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (3.64%) Active Directory
2 26 (2.96%) Firmware
3 13 (1.48%) Docker
4 9 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (0.68%) XenApp
7 5 (0.57%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.34%) XenServer
9 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
9 2 (0.23%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (1.37%) HP ALM
2 10 (1.14%) Ansible
2 10 (1.14%) SCCM
3 8 (0.91%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.91%) Puppet
4 4 (0.46%) Grafana
4 4 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.46%) Prometheus
4 4 (0.46%) Rancher
4 4 (0.46%) SCOM
5 1 (0.11%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 182 (20.71%) Microsoft
2 125 (14.22%) Oracle
3 39 (4.44%) SAP
4 25 (2.84%) Workday
5 17 (1.93%) Xamarin
6 15 (1.71%) HP
7 14 (1.59%) Atlassian
7 14 (1.59%) TIBCO
8 13 (1.48%) TOWER Software
9 12 (1.37%) VMware
10 11 (1.25%) Salesforce.com
11 10 (1.14%) Citrix
11 10 (1.14%) Tableau
12 9 (1.02%) Concur
12 9 (1.02%) IBM
13 8 (0.91%) Adobe
13 8 (0.91%) Google
14 7 (0.80%) Remedy
15 6 (0.68%) Cognos
15 6 (0.68%) Wonderware