Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 450 471
Rank change year-on-year -52 +21 -37
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 898 1,058 1,183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.54% 0.64% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.72% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 722 858 940
England median annual salary £45,000 £44,000 £41,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.27% +7.32% -3.53%
10th Percentile £29,775 £27,000 £24,225
90th Percentile £66,250 £72,500 £62,500
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £40,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +6.17% -4.71%

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 148,691 147,625 175,152
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.89% 89.53% 88.85%
Number of salaries quoted 121,587 122,608 146,638
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £29,500 £28,500 £27,750
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +3.09% +2.11% +5.56%

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 20 February 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 20 February 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 +27 392 £50,000 -9.09% 35
South East -48 201 £36,000 -15.79% 39
North of England -37 118 £37,500 +7.14% 22
South West -40 66 £40,000 - 13
Yorkshire +8 64 £36,000 +3.60% 7
Midlands -22 60 £41,500 +10.67% 16
East of England -40 56 £45,000 +26.76% 18
North West -38 49 £42,500 +13.33% 9
West Midlands -24 38 £38,000 +4.11% 10
East Midlands +2 22 £50,000 +26.58% 6
North East -22 5 £37,500 +6.01% 6
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 436 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 393 (43.76%) SQL
3 320 (35.63%) Finance
4 293 (32.63%) Test Automation
5 242 (26.95%) User Acceptance Testing
6 238 (26.50%) C#
7 233 (25.95%) .NET
8 222 (24.72%) Microsoft
9 196 (21.83%) SQL Server
10 193 (21.49%) QA
11 173 (19.27%) SDLC
12 169 (18.82%) Scrum
13 163 (18.15%) Oracle
14 159 (17.71%) Unit Testing
15 152 (16.93%) Regression Testing
16 150 (16.70%) JavaScript
17 132 (14.70%) Test Scripting
18 125 (13.92%) Selenium
19 124 (13.81%) Java
20 123 (13.70%) Degree
21 112 (12.47%) HTML
22 105 (11.69%) ISEB
22 105 (11.69%) JIRA
22 105 (11.69%) Integration Testing
23 104 (11.58%) CSS
23 104 (11.58%) Windows
23 104 (11.58%) MVC
24 93 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
25 92 (10.24%) Software Testing
26 88 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server

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 25 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 16 (1.78%) Confluence
3 12 (1.34%) IIS
4 11 (1.22%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (0.78%) CMS
6 7 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 7 (0.78%) WebSphere
7 6 (0.67%) Apache
7 6 (0.67%) JBoss
7 6 (0.67%) Jetty
7 6 (0.67%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (0.67%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.33%) DNN
8 3 (0.33%) Documentum
8 3 (0.33%) MQSeries
8 3 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.22%) CICS
9 2 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 51 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (4.45%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (0.89%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.67%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.22%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.11%) CATIA
7 1 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 50 (5.57%) Oracle EBS R12
2 48 (5.35%) Oracle Financials
3 45 (5.01%) Oracle EBS
4 33 (3.67%) Oracle 11i
5 28 (3.12%) Oracle Assets
5 28 (3.12%) Oracle Payables
5 28 (3.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 20 (2.23%) SAP CO
6 20 (2.23%) SAP FI
6 20 (2.23%) SAP FI/CO
7 18 (2.00%) Oracle General Ledger
8 16 (1.78%) Dynamics AX
9 15 (1.67%) Oracle Cash Management
9 15 (1.67%) Oracle iProcurement
10 10 (1.11%) Oracle HRMS
10 10 (1.11%) Oracle Payroll
10 10 (1.11%) SAP FSCM
11 8 (0.89%) HFM
12 7 (0.78%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 63 (7.02%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.67%) SaaS
4 9 (1.00%) BlazeMeter
4 9 (1.00%) GitHub
5 7 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
6 5 (0.56%) Google Play
7 4 (0.45%) IaaS
7 4 (0.45%) PaaS
8 3 (0.33%) BrowserStack
8 3 (0.33%) npm
9 2 (0.22%) Office 365
9 2 (0.22%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.11%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.11%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.11%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.11%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (0.78%) Firewall
1 7 (0.78%) Internet
2 5 (0.56%) HTTP
3 3 (0.33%) DHCP
3 3 (0.33%) DNS
3 3 (0.33%) SMS
3 3 (0.33%) SSL
3 3 (0.33%) Wireshark
4 2 (0.22%) NFC
4 2 (0.22%) Skype
4 2 (0.22%) Unified Communications
4 2 (0.22%) WAN
4 2 (0.22%) Wireless
5 1 (0.11%) 3G
5 1 (0.11%) Intranet
5 1 (0.11%) MPLS
5 1 (0.11%) RTP
5 1 (0.11%) SAN
5 1 (0.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 56 (6.24%) Hadoop
3 44 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
4 39 (4.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 37 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 36 (4.01%) NoSQL
7 35 (3.90%) Big Data
8 24 (2.67%) MySQL
8 24 (2.67%) Relational Database
9 23 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (2.34%) Oracle Database
11 20 (2.23%) SQLPlus
12 19 (2.12%) MongoDB
13 14 (1.56%) Redis
14 12 (1.34%) BusinessObjects
14 12 (1.34%) Power BI
14 12 (1.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 10 (1.11%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.89%) GIS
16 8 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 125 (13.92%) Selenium
2 105 (11.69%) JIRA
3 88 (9.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 84 (9.35%) Jenkins
5 73 (8.13%) Cucumber
6 62 (6.90%) Visual Studio
7 46 (5.12%) Git (software)
8 45 (5.01%) SoapUI
9 33 (3.67%) HP UFT
10 30 (3.34%) Bitbucket
11 27 (3.01%) WebDriver
12 26 (2.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 25 (2.78%) SpecFlow
14 22 (2.45%) TeamCity
15 21 (2.34%) TestRail
16 19 (2.12%) Subversion
17 18 (2.00%) JMeter
18 16 (1.78%) Visual Studio Team System
18 16 (1.78%) Zephyr
19 15 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
General
1 320 (35.63%) Finance
2 54 (6.01%) Retail
3 38 (4.23%) Banking
4 37 (4.12%) Telecoms
5 36 (4.01%) General Ledger
6 27 (3.01%) Manufacturing
7 21 (2.34%) Publishing
8 20 (2.23%) Front Office
9 16 (1.78%) Billing
10 13 (1.45%) Legal
11 12 (1.34%) Advertising
12 11 (1.22%) Games
13 10 (1.11%) Law
14 9 (1.00%) Back Office
15 8 (0.89%) Military
16 7 (0.78%) Automotive
17 6 (0.67%) Electronics
17 6 (0.67%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.45%) Investment Banking
18 4 (0.45%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 270 (30.07%) Analyst
2 268 (29.84%) Developer
3 159 (17.71%) Test Analyst
4 103 (11.47%) .NET Developer
5 94 (10.47%) Consultant
6 84 (9.35%) SQL Developer
7 78 (8.69%) C# Developer
8 73 (8.13%) Tester
9 58 (6.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 48 (5.35%) Java Developer
11 42 (4.68%) Business Analyst
12 38 (4.23%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
13 37 (4.12%) Financial Analyst
14 36 (4.01%) Oracle Analyst
14 36 (4.01%) SAP Consultant
15 35 (3.90%) Software Engineer
15 35 (3.90%) Support Analyst
16 33 (3.67%) Oracle Consultant
17 32 (3.56%) Senior Analyst
18 29 (3.23%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 233 (25.95%) .NET
2 112 (12.47%) HTML
3 104 (11.58%) CSS
4 86 (9.58%) Web Services
5 82 (9.13%) ASP.NET
6 77 (8.57%) .NET Framework
7 76 (8.46%) AngularJS
8 60 (6.68%) ASP.NET Web API
8 60 (6.68%) SOAP
9 57 (6.35%) jQuery
10 46 (5.12%) HTML5
11 45 (5.01%) Entity Framework
12 44 (4.90%) XML
13 40 (4.45%) ASP.NET MVC
14 39 (4.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 29 (3.23%) Kafka
16 27 (3.01%) WPF
17 23 (2.56%) JSON
17 23 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
17 23 (2.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 93 (10.36%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (5.12%) User Experience
3 43 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 36 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 33 (3.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 28 (3.12%) Management Information System
7 27 (3.01%) Smart Meter
8 23 (2.56%) Fixed Income
9 18 (2.00%) Algorithms
10 17 (1.89%) Data Structures
11 16 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.34%) Equities
13 10 (1.11%) Driving Licence
13 10 (1.11%) Fintech
13 10 (1.11%) PKI
13 10 (1.11%) Wiki
14 9 (1.00%) Data Protection Act
14 9 (1.00%) Life Science
15 8 (0.89%) Clustering
15 8 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (11.58%) Windows
2 61 (6.79%) Linux
3 46 (5.12%) Android
3 46 (5.12%) Apple iOS
4 45 (5.01%) Unix
5 33 (3.67%) Windows Server
6 16 (1.78%) Windows 10
7 15 (1.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.33%) VMS
10 3 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.22%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.22%) Solaris
12 1 (0.11%) CentOS
12 1 (0.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 436 (48.55%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (32.63%) Test Automation
3 242 (26.95%) User Acceptance Testing
4 173 (19.27%) SDLC
5 169 (18.82%) Scrum
6 159 (17.71%) Unit Testing
7 152 (16.93%) Regression Testing
8 132 (14.70%) Test Scripting
9 105 (11.69%) Integration Testing
10 104 (11.58%) MVC
11 92 (10.24%) Software Testing
12 87 (9.69%) Continuous Integration
13 82 (9.13%) Software Engineering
14 78 (8.69%) TDD
15 70 (7.80%) Scenario Testing
16 67 (7.46%) BDD
17 65 (7.24%) OO
18 60 (6.68%) Manual Testing
19 58 (6.46%) Functional Testing
20 55 (6.12%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 393 (43.76%) SQL
2 238 (26.50%) C#
3 150 (16.70%) JavaScript
4 124 (13.81%) Java
5 67 (7.46%) PL/SQL
6 42 (4.68%) T-SQL
7 38 (4.23%) Ruby
8 31 (3.45%) PHP
8 31 (3.45%) Python
9 30 (3.34%) Shell Script
10 28 (3.12%) VB.NET
11 25 (2.78%) C
12 22 (2.45%) Scala
13 16 (1.78%) C++
13 16 (1.78%) PowerShell
14 15 (1.67%) Perl
15 12 (1.34%) VB
16 6 (0.67%) ABAP
16 6 (0.67%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 123 (13.70%) Degree
2 105 (11.69%) ISEB
3 79 (8.80%) ISTQB
4 52 (5.79%) Security Cleared
5 46 (5.12%) SC Cleared
6 44 (4.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 28 (3.12%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (0.67%) HNC
9 5 (0.56%) PMI Certification
10 4 (0.45%) HND
10 4 (0.45%) Numerate Degree
10 4 (0.45%) PhD
10 4 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.33%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.22%) CSQA
12 2 (0.22%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.22%) PMP
13 1 (0.11%) APMP
13 1 (0.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 193 (21.49%) QA
2 20 (2.23%) PMO
3 8 (0.89%) SLA
4 7 (0.78%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.56%) MiFID
6 4 (0.45%) GDPR
7 2 (0.22%) ECSS
7 2 (0.22%) GAMP
7 2 (0.22%) SEPA
8 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) GCP
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) RMADS
8 1 (0.11%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (1.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (1.00%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (0.89%) Docker
4 3 (0.33%) Firmware
5 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.11%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.11%) HDFS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.11%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
2 15 (1.67%) Ansible
3 14 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (1.56%) Puppet
4 5 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (0.33%) SCCM
6 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
6 2 (0.22%) SCOM
7 1 (0.11%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.11%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) Kibana
7 1 (0.11%) Nessus
7 1 (0.11%) Nmap
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 222 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 163 (18.15%) Oracle
3 53 (5.90%) SAP
4 45 (5.01%) HP
5 25 (2.78%) VMware
6 21 (2.34%) RedGate
7 16 (1.78%) Capita
8 14 (1.56%) Charles River
9 13 (1.45%) Hyperion
9 13 (1.45%) Remedy
10 12 (1.34%) IBM
10 12 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (0.78%) Google
12 6 (0.67%) FXall
12 6 (0.67%) Sitecore
12 6 (0.67%) Telerik
12 6 (0.67%) Tradeweb
13 5 (0.56%) EMC
13 5 (0.56%) ION Trading
13 5 (0.56%) Xamarin