Period
to 24 May 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 24 May 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 521 452 457
Rank change year-on-year -69 +5 -24
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 824 1,005 1,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.63% 0.67%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.56% 0.70% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 672 806 982
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £28,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £75,000 £66,125
UK median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 146,533 144,423 169,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 90.78% 90.51% 90.02%
Number of salaries quoted 118,670 119,286 142,972
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £48,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.17% +1.05%
10th Percentile £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +3.26%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -38 287 £52,500 - 28
South East -20 204 £47,250 +18.13% 37
North of England -47 108 £37,500 +7.14% 25
Midlands +17 81 £41,500 +3.75% 15
East of England -19 72 £41,250 +3.13% 20
South West -38 72 £40,000 -4.76% 25
Yorkshire +5 56 £35,000 +7.69% 12
North West -38 44 £42,500 +25.00% 11
West Midlands -1 42 £38,250 -4.38% 13
East Midlands +19 39 £50,000 +17.65% 2
North East -31 8 £35,000 -2.44% 2
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 403 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (36.65%) SQL
3 293 (35.56%) Test Automation
4 228 (27.67%) Finance
5 226 (27.43%) C#
6 188 (22.82%) Microsoft
7 184 (22.33%) Scrum
8 182 (22.09%) .NET
9 179 (21.72%) QA
10 178 (21.60%) User Acceptance Testing
11 158 (19.17%) SDLC
12 149 (18.08%) Selenium
13 133 (16.14%) Regression Testing
14 132 (16.02%) SQL Server
15 126 (15.29%) Unit Testing
16 113 (13.71%) Degree
17 111 (13.47%) Integration Testing
18 109 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
19 108 (13.11%) BDD
20 107 (12.99%) Java
20 107 (12.99%) JavaScript
21 101 (12.26%) Software Testing
22 99 (12.01%) Jenkins
23 96 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
24 95 (11.53%) Test Scripting
24 95 (11.53%) Oracle
25 94 (11.41%) Windows
25 94 (11.41%) Software Engineering
26 92 (11.17%) TDD
27 88 (10.68%) Linux

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 20 (2.43%) Apache
2 16 (1.94%) Confluence
2 16 (1.94%) IIS
3 12 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 11 (1.33%) SharePoint
4 11 (1.33%) WebLogic
5 10 (1.21%) JBoss
5 10 (1.21%) Jetty
5 10 (1.21%) Tomcat
6 8 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (0.61%) CMS
8 4 (0.49%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.24%) CICS
10 2 (0.24%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 53 (6.43%) Microsoft Office
2 41 (4.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (0.97%) OrCAD
6 4 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.12%) Mathcad
Business Applications
1 19 (2.31%) SAP CO
1 19 (2.31%) SAP FI
1 19 (2.31%) SAP FI/CO
2 15 (1.82%) Oracle EBS R12
3 14 (1.70%) Oracle Financials
4 12 (1.46%) Dynamics NAV
5 11 (1.33%) Oracle 11i
6 10 (1.21%) SAP FSCM
7 9 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Assets
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Payables
8 6 (0.73%) Oracle Receivables
9 4 (0.49%) JDE World
9 4 (0.49%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.49%) Payment Gateway
10 3 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
10 3 (0.36%) iTrent
10 3 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
10 3 (0.36%) SAP SD
11 2 (0.24%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (6.07%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (1.94%) SaaS
4 12 (1.46%) Asana
5 10 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (1.21%) GitHub
6 8 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
7 7 (0.85%) BlazeMeter
8 6 (0.73%) BrowserStack
9 5 (0.61%) IaaS
9 5 (0.61%) PaaS
10 3 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.36%) Force.com
10 3 (0.36%) Office 365
11 2 (0.24%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.12%) Boomi
12 1 (0.12%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.12%) Google Play
12 1 (0.12%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.12%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (3.40%) Internet
2 14 (1.70%) Wireless
3 12 (1.46%) DHCP
4 11 (1.33%) DNS
5 7 (0.85%) NFC
6 4 (0.49%) Firewall
6 4 (0.49%) HTTP
6 4 (0.49%) SSL
6 4 (0.49%) TETRA
7 3 (0.36%) VoIP
8 2 (0.24%) Broadband
8 2 (0.24%) Skype
8 2 (0.24%) SMS
8 2 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.24%) Wireshark
9 1 (0.12%) 4G
9 1 (0.12%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.12%) NAS
9 1 (0.12%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.12%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (16.02%) SQL Server
2 42 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 39 (4.73%) NoSQL
4 38 (4.61%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (4.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 27 (3.28%) MySQL
6 27 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 24 (2.91%) Relational Database
8 21 (2.55%) Power BI
9 20 (2.43%) Hadoop
10 19 (2.31%) MongoDB
10 19 (2.31%) Oracle Database
11 17 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.94%) Big Data
12 16 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
13 15 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
14 12 (1.46%) Redis
15 10 (1.21%) Couchbase
15 10 (1.21%) Riak
16 9 (1.09%) GIS
Development Applications
1 149 (18.08%) Selenium
2 99 (12.01%) Jenkins
3 87 (10.56%) JIRA
4 80 (9.71%) Cucumber
5 51 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
6 44 (5.34%) WebDriver
7 38 (4.61%) SoapUI
8 37 (4.49%) Visual Studio
9 35 (4.25%) JMeter
10 33 (4.00%) Git (software)
11 30 (3.64%) TeamCity
12 25 (3.03%) SpecFlow
13 22 (2.67%) Subversion
14 20 (2.43%) JUnit
14 20 (2.43%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (2.18%) HP UFT
16 17 (2.06%) TestRail
17 15 (1.82%) Hudson
18 14 (1.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 14 (1.70%) FitNesse
General
1 228 (27.67%) Finance
2 55 (6.67%) Retail
3 54 (6.55%) Manufacturing
4 42 (5.10%) Telecoms
5 30 (3.64%) Electronics
6 27 (3.28%) Banking
6 27 (3.28%) General Ledger
7 19 (2.31%) Publishing
8 15 (1.82%) Front Office
9 14 (1.70%) German Language
10 13 (1.58%) Law
11 12 (1.46%) Automotive
12 11 (1.33%) Legal
13 10 (1.21%) Aerospace
14 8 (0.97%) Back Office
14 8 (0.97%) Billing
14 8 (0.97%) Games
15 5 (0.61%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.61%) Marketing
15 5 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 233 (28.28%) Analyst
2 180 (21.84%) Developer
3 135 (16.38%) Test Analyst
4 79 (9.59%) Tester
5 70 (8.50%) Consultant
6 69 (8.37%) .NET Developer
7 63 (7.65%) Test Engineer
8 45 (5.46%) Business Analyst
9 44 (5.34%) C# Developer
10 37 (4.49%) Systems Analyst
11 36 (4.37%) Software Developer
12 32 (3.88%) SQL Developer
12 32 (3.88%) Test Leader
13 31 (3.76%) Automation Tester
13 31 (3.76%) C# .NET Developer
14 30 (3.64%) Business Systems Analyst
15 29 (3.52%) Software Engineer
16 28 (3.40%) SAP Consultant
17 27 (3.28%) QA Analyst
18 26 (3.16%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 182 (22.09%) .NET
2 75 (9.10%) HTML
3 73 (8.86%) ASP.NET
3 73 (8.86%) CSS
4 66 (8.01%) SOAP
5 54 (6.55%) .NET Framework
6 48 (5.83%) AngularJS
7 47 (5.70%) Web Services
8 38 (4.61%) Entity Framework
9 34 (4.13%) ASP.NET Web API
10 30 (3.64%) ASP.NET MVC
10 30 (3.64%) HTML5
11 29 (3.52%) jQuery
12 28 (3.40%) WPF
13 26 (3.16%) XML
14 23 (2.79%) REST
15 22 (2.67%) WCF
16 19 (2.31%) Middleware
17 18 (2.18%) RESTful
18 16 (1.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 96 (11.65%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (7.04%) User Experience
3 54 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
4 36 (4.37%) Management Information System
5 33 (4.00%) Algorithms
6 32 (3.88%) Computer Science
7 28 (3.40%) Smart Meter
8 24 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 21 (2.55%) Data Structures
10 18 (2.18%) Embedded Systems
10 18 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (2.06%) Replication
12 14 (1.70%) Life Science
13 13 (1.58%) Fintech
14 12 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 12 (1.46%) Reinsurance
15 11 (1.33%) Fixed Income
15 11 (1.33%) Optoelectronics
16 10 (1.21%) Virtual Team
17 9 (1.09%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 94 (11.41%) Windows
2 88 (10.68%) Linux
3 37 (4.49%) Unix
4 31 (3.76%) Android
4 31 (3.76%) Apple iOS
5 28 (3.40%) Windows Server
6 20 (2.43%) CentOS
7 6 (0.73%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.36%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (0.36%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.36%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.24%) Solaris
9 2 (0.24%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.12%) Kali Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) VMS
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.12%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (48.91%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (35.56%) Test Automation
3 184 (22.33%) Scrum
4 178 (21.60%) User Acceptance Testing
5 158 (19.17%) SDLC
6 133 (16.14%) Regression Testing
7 126 (15.29%) Unit Testing
8 111 (13.47%) Integration Testing
9 109 (13.23%) Problem-Solving
10 108 (13.11%) BDD
11 101 (12.26%) Software Testing
12 95 (11.53%) Test Scripting
13 94 (11.41%) Software Engineering
14 92 (11.17%) TDD
15 72 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
16 71 (8.62%) Project Management
17 70 (8.50%) MVC
18 68 (8.25%) Test Management
19 62 (7.52%) Waterfall
20 59 (7.16%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 302 (36.65%) SQL
2 226 (27.43%) C#
3 107 (12.99%) Java
3 107 (12.99%) JavaScript
4 72 (8.74%) Python
5 55 (6.67%) T-SQL
6 40 (4.85%) PHP
7 32 (3.88%) Ruby
8 30 (3.64%) VB.NET
9 29 (3.52%) C
9 29 (3.52%) Shell Script
10 25 (3.03%) PowerShell
11 22 (2.67%) VB
12 21 (2.55%) PL/SQL
13 19 (2.31%) Perl
14 16 (1.94%) C++
15 11 (1.33%) VB6
16 9 (1.09%) Bash Shell
17 8 (0.97%) TypeScript
18 7 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 113 (13.71%) Degree
2 86 (10.44%) ISTQB
3 82 (9.95%) ISEB
4 35 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 26 (3.16%) Security Cleared
6 21 (2.55%) SC Cleared
7 13 (1.58%) PhD
8 9 (1.09%) CCNA
8 9 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (1.09%) HNC
9 8 (0.97%) HND
10 6 (0.73%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.36%) CSQA
13 3 (0.36%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 2 (0.24%) BPSS Clearance
14 2 (0.24%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 179 (21.72%) QA
2 18 (2.18%) SLA
3 8 (0.97%) GAMP
4 6 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.73%) MiFID
5 5 (0.61%) GDPR
5 5 (0.61%) PMO
6 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.24%) SEPA
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.12%) GCP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.12%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (2.79%) Firmware
2 19 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
3 17 (2.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.46%) Active Directory
6 4 (0.49%) Docker
7 1 (0.12%) HDFS
7 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 34 (4.13%) HP ALM
2 27 (3.28%) Ansible
3 26 (3.16%) Puppet
4 19 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (2.18%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (0.49%) SCCM
8 3 (0.36%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (0.24%) HP Fortify
9 2 (0.24%) SCOM
10 1 (0.12%) Kibana
10 1 (0.12%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 188 (22.82%) Microsoft
2 95 (11.53%) Oracle
3 48 (5.83%) HP
4 44 (5.34%) SAP
5 26 (3.16%) VMware
6 22 (2.67%) Remedy
7 19 (2.31%) Capita
8 17 (2.06%) Workday
9 12 (1.46%) Assembla
9 12 (1.46%) Xamarin
10 11 (1.33%) Google
11 8 (0.97%) EMC
11 8 (0.97%) Tradeweb
12 6 (0.73%) FXall
12 6 (0.73%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (0.61%) CA Agile Central
13 5 (0.61%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.49%) Charles River
14 4 (0.49%) JD Edwards
14 4 (0.49%) Symantec