Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 457 449 451
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2 -35
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1039 1203 1330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.67% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.75% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 836 924 1090
England median annual salary £43,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £64,375 £72,125 £60,000
UK median annual salary £44,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +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 150884 159712 182329
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 89.91% 89.42% 88.76%
Number of salaries quoted 120010 133901 151895
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,456 £27,500
90th Percentile £80,000 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +30 412 £52,500 -4.55% 13
South East 0 236 £35,500 -21.11% 12
South West -5 126 £40,000 - 2
North of England -40 104 £37,500 +7.14% 4
East of England +6 94 £45,000 - 3
North West -16 58 £35,000 -12.50% 2
Midlands -61 49 £36,750 +0.68% 10
Yorkshire -4 44 £37,500 +11.11% 2
West Midlands -36 36 £41,000 +34.43% 5
East Midlands -16 12 £33,500 -15.19% 5
North East +2 2 £33,250 -5.00%
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 415 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 400 (38.50%) SQL
3 332 (31.95%) Finance
4 273 (26.28%) Test Automation
5 261 (25.12%) User Acceptance Testing
6 260 (25.02%) .NET
7 242 (23.29%) Microsoft
8 235 (22.62%) SQL Server
9 224 (21.56%) C#
10 198 (19.06%) Oracle
11 174 (16.75%) QA
12 165 (15.88%) SDLC
13 157 (15.11%) Unit Testing
14 155 (14.92%) Scrum
15 146 (14.05%) JavaScript
16 142 (13.67%) HTML
17 138 (13.28%) Windows
17 138 (13.28%) Degree
18 134 (12.90%) Java
19 130 (12.51%) Team Foundation Server
20 129 (12.42%) MVC
21 124 (11.93%) Regression Testing
22 122 (11.74%) Integration Testing
23 119 (11.45%) CSS
24 113 (10.88%) PL/SQL
24 113 (10.88%) ISEB
25 110 (10.59%) Test Scripting
26 109 (10.49%) SAP
27 104 (10.01%) ASP.NET
28 101 (9.72%) Software Engineering

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 29 (2.79%) IIS
1 29 (2.79%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.69%) Apache Spark
3 21 (2.02%) DNN
3 21 (2.02%) Documentum
4 17 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (0.87%) Tomcat
6 7 (0.67%) Confluence
7 6 (0.58%) JBoss
7 6 (0.58%) Jetty
7 6 (0.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (0.58%) WebLogic
7 6 (0.58%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.29%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.19%) Apache
10 2 (0.19%) CMS
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle UPK
10 2 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 63 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 46 (4.43%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 12 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.096%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.096%) CATIA
6 1 (0.096%) Simulink
6 1 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 62 (5.97%) Oracle EBS
1 62 (5.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 54 (5.20%) Oracle Financials
3 42 (4.04%) SAP CO
3 42 (4.04%) SAP FI
3 42 (4.04%) SAP FI/CO
4 40 (3.85%) Oracle 11i
5 30 (2.89%) Oracle Assets
5 30 (2.89%) Oracle Payables
5 30 (2.89%) Oracle Receivables
6 27 (2.60%) SAP S/4HANA
7 25 (2.41%) Oracle General Ledger
8 23 (2.21%) Oracle Retail
9 21 (2.02%) Oracle Cash Management
9 21 (2.02%) Oracle Payroll
10 20 (1.92%) Oracle HRMS
11 19 (1.83%) Dynamics AX
12 17 (1.64%) Oracle E-Business Tax
13 13 (1.25%) Oracle iProcurement
14 10 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (1.35%) SaaS
4 11 (1.06%) BlazeMeter
5 8 (0.77%) SuccessFactors
6 7 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (0.58%) GitHub
8 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 5 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.38%) Force.com
9 4 (0.38%) Google Play
10 2 (0.19%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.19%) npm
10 2 (0.19%) Office 365
11 1 (0.096%) BrowserStack
11 1 (0.096%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.15%) Intranet
2 9 (0.87%) Internet
2 9 (0.87%) VoIP
3 7 (0.67%) Wireless
4 6 (0.58%) SMS
4 6 (0.58%) TCP/IP
5 5 (0.48%) Firewall
5 5 (0.48%) HTTP
6 4 (0.38%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (0.29%) Wireshark
8 2 (0.19%) AMQP
8 2 (0.19%) DNS
8 2 (0.19%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.19%) WAN
9 1 (0.096%) 3G
9 1 (0.096%) DHCP
9 1 (0.096%) Kerberos
9 1 (0.096%) LAN
9 1 (0.096%) LDAP
9 1 (0.096%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (22.62%) SQL Server
2 79 (7.60%) Hadoop
3 56 (5.39%) Data Warehouse
4 36 (3.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 36 (3.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 34 (3.27%) SQLPlus
6 33 (3.18%) Big Data
7 32 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 26 (2.50%) Relational Database
9 25 (2.41%) NoSQL
10 23 (2.21%) MySQL
11 20 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
12 19 (1.83%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (1.35%) Oracle Database
13 14 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 13 (1.25%) Redis
15 11 (1.06%) MongoDB
16 9 (0.87%) Crystal Reports
16 9 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 130 (12.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 96 (9.24%) JIRA
3 94 (9.05%) Visual Studio
4 89 (8.57%) Selenium
5 61 (5.87%) Jenkins
6 53 (5.10%) Git (software)
7 41 (3.95%) HP UFT
8 34 (3.27%) Cucumber
9 28 (2.69%) Zephyr
10 27 (2.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 27 (2.60%) SpecFlow
11 26 (2.50%) Bitbucket
11 26 (2.50%) SoapUI
12 22 (2.12%) TeamCity
13 20 (1.92%) Oracle APEX
14 16 (1.54%) Subversion
15 15 (1.44%) TestRail
16 14 (1.35%) JMeter
16 14 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
16 14 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 332 (31.95%) Finance
2 70 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 58 (5.58%) General Ledger
4 53 (5.10%) Retail
5 42 (4.04%) Banking
6 39 (3.75%) Legal
7 22 (2.12%) Front Office
8 17 (1.64%) Manufacturing
9 15 (1.44%) Electronics
9 15 (1.44%) Marketing
10 14 (1.35%) Billing
11 12 (1.15%) Back Office
11 12 (1.15%) Games
11 12 (1.15%) Military
12 11 (1.06%) Advertising
12 11 (1.06%) Aerospace
12 11 (1.06%) Law
13 8 (0.77%) Automotive
13 8 (0.77%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.48%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 339 (32.63%) Developer
2 318 (30.61%) Analyst
3 161 (15.50%) Test Analyst
4 132 (12.70%) Consultant
5 108 (10.39%) .NET Developer
6 106 (10.20%) C# Developer
7 83 (7.99%) SQL Developer
8 75 (7.22%) C# .NET Developer
9 72 (6.93%) SAP Consultant
10 67 (6.45%) Java Developer
11 61 (5.87%) Tester
12 57 (5.49%) Support Analyst
13 53 (5.10%) Oracle Analyst
14 44 (4.23%) Oracle Support Analyst
15 43 (4.14%) Financial Analyst
16 37 (3.56%) Test Engineer
17 36 (3.46%) Business Analyst
17 36 (3.46%) Senior Analyst
17 36 (3.46%) Software Developer
17 36 (3.46%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 260 (25.02%) .NET
2 142 (13.67%) HTML
3 119 (11.45%) CSS
4 104 (10.01%) ASP.NET
5 89 (8.57%) Web Services
6 83 (7.99%) XML
7 82 (7.89%) AngularJS
8 77 (7.41%) .NET Framework
9 76 (7.31%) jQuery
10 58 (5.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 56 (5.39%) HTML5
12 53 (5.10%) WCF
13 52 (5.00%) ASP.NET Web API
14 50 (4.81%) SOAP
15 42 (4.04%) WinForms
16 41 (3.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 40 (3.85%) Entity Framework
18 39 (3.75%) JSON
19 38 (3.66%) CSS3
19 38 (3.66%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 96 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (5.10%) Computer Science
3 43 (4.14%) Mobile App
4 36 (3.46%) Management Information System
5 27 (2.60%) NHS
6 26 (2.50%) User Experience
7 24 (2.31%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (2.12%) Smart Meter
9 21 (2.02%) Fixed Income
10 19 (1.83%) Virtual Team
11 18 (1.73%) Data Structures
12 12 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.15%) Equities
13 11 (1.06%) Driving Licence
13 11 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.96%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.96%) PKI
15 9 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
16 8 (0.77%) Acoustics
16 8 (0.77%) Optoelectronics
Operating Systems
1 138 (13.28%) Windows
2 87 (8.37%) Linux
3 54 (5.20%) Unix
4 47 (4.52%) Windows Server
5 45 (4.33%) Android
6 43 (4.14%) Apple iOS
7 24 (2.31%) Windows 10
7 24 (2.31%) Windows 7
8 21 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (1.25%) Solaris
11 11 (1.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (0.87%) Windows 8
13 6 (0.58%) Windows Mobile
14 5 (0.48%) CentOS
15 2 (0.19%) VMS
16 1 (0.096%) Embedded Linux
16 1 (0.096%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (39.94%) Agile Software Development
2 273 (26.28%) Test Automation
3 261 (25.12%) User Acceptance Testing
4 165 (15.88%) SDLC
5 157 (15.11%) Unit Testing
6 155 (14.92%) Scrum
7 129 (12.42%) MVC
8 124 (11.93%) Regression Testing
9 122 (11.74%) Integration Testing
10 110 (10.59%) Test Scripting
11 101 (9.72%) Software Engineering
12 89 (8.57%) Software Testing
13 78 (7.51%) Functional Testing
14 76 (7.31%) Test Strategy
15 75 (7.22%) Project Management
16 74 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
17 72 (6.93%) Continuous Improvement
18 69 (6.64%) Migration
19 67 (6.45%) Test Management
19 67 (6.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 400 (38.50%) SQL
2 224 (21.56%) C#
3 146 (14.05%) JavaScript
4 134 (12.90%) Java
5 113 (10.88%) PL/SQL
6 46 (4.43%) VB.NET
7 44 (4.23%) C++
7 44 (4.23%) T-SQL
8 41 (3.95%) C
9 34 (3.27%) Python
10 32 (3.08%) Ruby
11 28 (2.69%) PHP
11 28 (2.69%) Scala
12 26 (2.50%) Shell Script
13 19 (1.83%) ABAP
14 15 (1.44%) Perl
15 12 (1.15%) Bash Shell
16 9 (0.87%) MATLAB
16 9 (0.87%) VB
17 6 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 138 (13.28%) Degree
2 113 (10.88%) ISEB
3 88 (8.47%) ISTQB
4 87 (8.37%) Security Cleared
5 81 (7.80%) SC Cleared
6 43 (4.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 41 (3.95%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (0.77%) PhD
9 7 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 5 (0.48%) Numerate Degree
11 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.19%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (0.19%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.096%) APMP
13 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (0.096%) PMP
13 1 (0.096%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (16.75%) QA
2 24 (2.31%) PMO
3 13 (1.25%) SLA
4 10 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.38%) MiFID
6 3 (0.29%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.29%) ECSS
6 3 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.19%) GAMP
8 1 (0.096%) COBIT
8 1 (0.096%) RMADS
System Software
1 26 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (1.25%) Docker
4 10 (0.96%) Active Directory
5 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.38%) Firmware
7 2 (0.19%) HDFS
8 1 (0.096%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (1.64%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (0.96%) Ansible
3 5 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.48%) Puppet
4 4 (0.38%) Cobbler
5 1 (0.096%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.096%) Nessus
5 1 (0.096%) Nmap
5 1 (0.096%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.096%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 242 (23.29%) Microsoft
2 198 (19.06%) Oracle
3 109 (10.49%) SAP
4 41 (3.95%) HP
5 28 (2.69%) VMware
6 26 (2.50%) EMC
6 26 (2.50%) RedGate
7 25 (2.41%) Telerik
8 23 (2.21%) Retek
9 17 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (1.44%) Hyperion
10 15 (1.44%) Red Hat
11 14 (1.35%) Remedy
12 11 (1.06%) IBM
12 11 (1.06%) Xerox
13 10 (0.96%) Charles River
14 8 (0.77%) JDA
14 8 (0.77%) RedPrairie
15 7 (0.67%) Capita
15 7 (0.67%) ION Trading