Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 478 463 459
Rank change year-on-year -15 -4 +27
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 885 1,018 1,130
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of salaries quoted 774 813 874
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,500 £27,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £65,000 £71,750
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 135,513 154,262 158,506
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 91.68% 91.90% 91.31%
Number of salaries quoted 108,128 123,735 132,620
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £85,000 £80,000 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +2.11%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +55 277 £45,000 +28.57% 22
London -76 246 £60,000 +14.29% 14
North of England +55 141 £45,000 +20.00% 19
North West +66 101 £45,000 +20.00% 11
Midlands +50 77 £45,000 +12.50% 16
East of England +20 71 £42,500 -5.56% 17
South West -23 70 £42,029 +9.17% 15
West Midlands +40 50 £45,000 +38.46% 11
Yorkshire +19 37 £45,000 +20.00% 5
East Midlands +46 27 £47,500 +15.85% 5
North East +6 3 £31,000 -8.82% 3
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 374 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 303 (34.24%) SQL
3 291 (32.88%) C#
4 259 (29.27%) Test Automation
5 249 (28.14%) .NET
6 196 (22.15%) Finance
7 185 (20.90%) Microsoft
8 168 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
9 158 (17.85%) Unit Testing
10 155 (17.51%) User Acceptance Testing
10 155 (17.51%) SQL Server
11 153 (17.29%) Degree
12 152 (17.18%) Scrum
13 140 (15.82%) QA
14 133 (15.03%) Integration Testing
15 128 (14.46%) SDLC
16 117 (13.22%) XML
16 117 (13.22%) MVC
17 115 (12.99%) Java
18 110 (12.43%) ASP.NET
19 105 (11.86%) Oracle
20 103 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
21 101 (11.41%) Software Engineering
22 98 (11.07%) Windows
23 97 (10.96%) JIRA
24 91 (10.28%) Regression Testing
24 91 (10.28%) Scenario Testing
25 89 (10.06%) Visual Studio
26 82 (9.27%) BDD
27 81 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel

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 39 (4.41%) Confluence
2 36 (4.07%) IIS
3 25 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 23 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
5 18 (2.03%) CMS
6 11 (1.24%) Documentum
6 11 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.02%) Tomcat
8 8 (0.90%) Mendix
9 7 (0.79%) Liferay
10 6 (0.68%) Drupal
10 6 (0.68%) JBoss
10 6 (0.68%) Jetty
10 6 (0.68%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.56%) Apache
11 5 (0.56%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.56%) SAS
12 4 (0.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.34%) Umbraco
Applications
1 81 (9.15%) Microsoft Excel
2 69 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
3 33 (3.73%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (1.58%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 12 (1.36%) Oracle EBS R12
1 12 (1.36%) Oracle Retail
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle Assets
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle Financials
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle General Ledger
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle Payables
2 11 (1.24%) Oracle Receivables
3 10 (1.13%) Misys Midas
4 9 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
4 9 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
5 8 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
7 6 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.68%) SAP CO
7 6 (0.68%) SAP FI
7 6 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
7 6 (0.68%) SAP FSCM
8 4 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
8 4 (0.45%) Infor SunSystems
9 3 (0.34%) RiskWrite
Cloud Services
1 69 (7.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.81%) SaaS
3 11 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.13%) BrowserStack
5 8 (0.90%) BlazeMeter
6 7 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (0.79%) GitHub
7 6 (0.68%) Office 365
7 6 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
8 5 (0.56%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (0.56%) Sage Pay
9 4 (0.45%) Google Play
10 3 (0.34%) Taleo
11 2 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.23%) Force.com
11 2 (0.23%) G Suite
11 2 (0.23%) PaaS
11 2 (0.23%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 2 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (1.92%) Ethernet
2 15 (1.69%) Internet
3 10 (1.13%) HTTP
4 9 (1.02%) Firewall
4 9 (1.02%) SSL
5 7 (0.79%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.68%) DNS
6 6 (0.68%) Intranet
7 5 (0.56%) DHCP
7 5 (0.56%) NetScaler
8 4 (0.45%) HTTPS
8 4 (0.45%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (0.45%) Network Security
8 4 (0.45%) VPN
9 3 (0.34%) H.323
9 3 (0.34%) SS7
10 1 (0.11%) 3G
10 1 (0.11%) RTP
10 1 (0.11%) SSH
10 1 (0.11%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (17.51%) SQL Server
2 49 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 42 (4.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 40 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (3.39%) Relational Database
6 22 (2.49%) SQL Server 2012
7 20 (2.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 18 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 17 (1.92%) Hadoop
10 16 (1.81%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (1.69%) NoSQL
12 14 (1.58%) DTS
12 14 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 13 (1.47%) GIS
13 13 (1.47%) Power BI
14 12 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (1.24%) MySQL
16 8 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.79%) Big Data
17 7 (0.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 97 (10.96%) JIRA
2 89 (10.06%) Visual Studio
3 78 (8.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (8.70%) Selenium
5 52 (5.88%) Cucumber
6 51 (5.76%) Git (software)
7 40 (4.52%) Jenkins
8 34 (3.84%) JMeter
9 27 (3.05%) SoapUI
10 24 (2.71%) Android Studio
10 24 (2.71%) HP UFT
11 21 (2.37%) WebDriver
12 20 (2.26%) Appium
12 20 (2.26%) SpecFlow
12 20 (2.26%) Xcode
13 16 (1.81%) LabVIEW
13 16 (1.81%) TestRail
14 15 (1.69%) NUnit
15 13 (1.47%) Visual Studio Team System
16 12 (1.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 196 (22.15%) Finance
2 66 (7.46%) Retail
3 40 (4.52%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.84%) Banking
5 25 (2.82%) Manufacturing
6 21 (2.37%) Front Office
7 17 (1.92%) General Ledger
8 14 (1.58%) Law
8 14 (1.58%) Military
9 13 (1.47%) Electronics
9 13 (1.47%) Multimedia
10 12 (1.36%) Legal
11 11 (1.24%) Billing
11 11 (1.24%) Retail Banking
12 10 (1.13%) Investment Banking
13 9 (1.02%) Back Office
13 9 (1.02%) Publishing
14 8 (0.90%) Advertising
15 6 (0.68%) Automotive
16 5 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 260 (29.38%) Developer
2 249 (28.14%) Analyst
3 117 (13.22%) Test Analyst
4 111 (12.54%) .NET Developer
5 80 (9.04%) C# Developer
6 66 (7.46%) Software Developer
7 65 (7.34%) Tester
8 54 (6.10%) Consultant
9 49 (5.54%) Business Analyst
10 48 (5.42%) C# .NET Developer
11 43 (4.86%) Junior
11 43 (4.86%) Software Engineer
12 39 (4.41%) Test Engineer
13 38 (4.29%) QA Analyst
13 38 (4.29%) Systems Analyst
14 37 (4.18%) Lead Developer
15 31 (3.50%) C# Software Developer
16 30 (3.39%) Business Systems Analyst
16 30 (3.39%) Senior Analyst
17 28 (3.16%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 249 (28.14%) .NET
2 117 (13.22%) XML
3 110 (12.43%) ASP.NET
4 78 (8.81%) Web Services
5 70 (7.91%) SOAP
6 69 (7.80%) HTML
7 51 (5.76%) Spring
8 46 (5.20%) .NET Framework
9 44 (4.97%) .NET Core
10 42 (4.75%) ASP.NET MVC
11 34 (3.84%) REST
12 33 (3.73%) ASP.NET Web API
13 32 (3.62%) JSON
13 32 (3.62%) Node.js
14 31 (3.50%) WPF
15 29 (3.28%) CSS
15 29 (3.28%) RESTful
16 28 (3.16%) jQuery
17 24 (2.71%) Dagger
17 24 (2.71%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 168 (18.98%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (4.75%) User Experience
3 36 (4.07%) Fintech
4 35 (3.95%) Mobile App
5 32 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.37%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 19 (2.15%) Embedded Systems
8 17 (1.92%) Optoelectronics
9 16 (1.81%) VHDL
10 15 (1.69%) Verilog
11 14 (1.58%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.47%) Data Structures
12 13 (1.47%) Wiki
13 12 (1.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 12 (1.36%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (1.36%) SCADA
14 10 (1.13%) Client/Server
14 10 (1.13%) Derivative
14 10 (1.13%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.07%) Windows
2 51 (5.76%) Unix
3 50 (5.65%) Linux
4 36 (4.07%) Apple iOS
5 33 (3.73%) Android
6 18 (2.03%) Windows Server
7 11 (1.24%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.79%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.23%) Solaris
10 2 (0.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE
11 1 (0.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (42.26%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (29.27%) Test Automation
3 158 (17.85%) Unit Testing
4 155 (17.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 152 (17.18%) Scrum
6 133 (15.03%) Integration Testing
7 128 (14.46%) SDLC
8 117 (13.22%) MVC
9 103 (11.64%) Problem-Solving
10 101 (11.41%) Software Engineering
11 91 (10.28%) Regression Testing
11 91 (10.28%) Scenario Testing
12 82 (9.27%) BDD
13 79 (8.93%) Test Scripting
14 78 (8.81%) Project Management
15 77 (8.70%) Defect Management
16 73 (8.25%) Mentoring
17 72 (8.14%) Waterfall
18 71 (8.02%) Test Strategy
19 62 (7.01%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 303 (34.24%) SQL
2 291 (32.88%) C#
3 115 (12.99%) Java
4 71 (8.02%) JavaScript
4 71 (8.02%) T-SQL
5 31 (3.50%) C++
6 28 (3.16%) C
7 26 (2.94%) Python
8 22 (2.49%) PowerShell
9 20 (2.26%) Ruby
10 17 (1.92%) VB.NET
11 14 (1.58%) PL/SQL
12 13 (1.47%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.79%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.79%) TypeScript
13 7 (0.79%) VBA
14 6 (0.68%) R
15 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
15 5 (0.56%) PHP
15 5 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 153 (17.29%) Degree
2 71 (8.02%) ISTQB
3 60 (6.78%) ISEB
4 35 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
5 31 (3.50%) Security Cleared
6 18 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 12 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.36%) PhD
7 12 (1.36%) SC Cleared
8 9 (1.02%) MCSE
9 8 (0.90%) HNC
9 8 (0.90%) HND
9 8 (0.90%) Numerate Degree
10 5 (0.56%) ACCA
10 5 (0.56%) CCA
10 5 (0.56%) CIMA
10 5 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (0.45%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.45%) PMP
12 3 (0.34%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (15.82%) QA
2 13 (1.47%) SLA
3 10 (1.13%) GDPR
3 10 (1.13%) ISO 20022
3 10 (1.13%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.56%) SEPA
5 4 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.45%) GAMP
6 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) MiFID
7 1 (0.11%) JTAG
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) PMO
System Software
1 25 (2.82%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.03%) Firmware
3 17 (1.92%) Docker
4 11 (1.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.90%) XenApp
6 5 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (0.56%) XenServer
7 4 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (0.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.23%) HDFS
10 1 (0.11%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (2.37%) HP ALM
2 15 (1.69%) HP Quality Center
3 13 (1.47%) SCCM
4 6 (0.68%) SCOM
5 4 (0.45%) Grafana
5 4 (0.45%) Prometheus
5 4 (0.45%) Rancher
6 2 (0.23%) Nmap
6 2 (0.23%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.11%) Ansible
7 1 (0.11%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) logstash
7 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.11%) Puppet
7 1 (0.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 185 (20.90%) Microsoft
2 105 (11.86%) Oracle
3 42 (4.75%) SAP
4 26 (2.94%) Workday
5 21 (2.37%) HP
6 18 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
7 15 (1.69%) Telerik
8 14 (1.58%) VMware
9 13 (1.47%) Remedy
10 12 (1.36%) Citrix
10 12 (1.36%) TIBCO
11 10 (1.13%) EMC
11 10 (1.13%) FIS
12 9 (1.02%) Concur
12 9 (1.02%) Ivanti
12 9 (1.02%) Xamarin
13 8 (0.90%) Adobe
13 8 (0.90%) Atlassian
13 8 (0.90%) Google
13 8 (0.90%) TOWER Software