Period
to 24 July 2019

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 July 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 591 529 452
Rank change year-on-year -62 -77 -21
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 574 853 1,082
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.53% 0.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 412 741 848
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £27,500
90th Percentile £72,375 £71,000 £69,125
UK median annual salary £45,700 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +5.26%

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 123,082 148,599 153,856
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 92.06% 91.86% 92.00%
Number of salaries quoted 97,702 119,673 124,331
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £30,000 £29,375 £28,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £80,000
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £49,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% +2.04% +3.16%

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 +35 215 £53,500 -6.96% 19
North of England +44 131 £43,750 +1.74% 33
South East -71 100 £47,500 +5.56% 27
North West +66 93 £45,000 - 16
South West -11 64 £45,000 +7.07% 13
Midlands +17 47 £40,000 -8.57% 15
West Midlands +40 41 £40,000 +4.58% 12
Yorkshire -11 30 £32,500 -14.47% 14
East of England +14 16 £45,000 +20.00% 10
North East +20 8 £32,500 -7.14% 3
East Midlands -14 6 £37,500 -31.82% 3
System Testing
UK

For the 6 months to 24 July 2019, 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.

1 282 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (36.41%) Test Automation
3 196 (34.15%) C#
4 180 (31.36%) SQL
5 151 (26.31%) .NET
6 139 (24.22%) QA
7 133 (23.17%) Microsoft
8 122 (21.25%) SDLC
9 116 (20.21%) Scrum
10 115 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
11 111 (19.34%) SQL Server
12 103 (17.94%) ISTQB
13 96 (16.72%) Java
14 94 (16.38%) Regression Testing
15 91 (15.85%) Degree
16 82 (14.29%) Unit Testing
16 82 (14.29%) Finance
17 79 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
18 74 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
19 70 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
20 69 (12.02%) Test Strategy
20 69 (12.02%) Oracle
20 69 (12.02%) Test Scripting
21 68 (11.85%) XML
22 65 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
23 64 (11.15%) Integration Testing
23 64 (11.15%) JIRA
24 63 (10.98%) Selenium
24 63 (10.98%) C
25 59 (10.28%) Project Management

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 23 (4.01%) Confluence
2 17 (2.96%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (2.96%) WebSphere
3 16 (2.79%) IIS
4 6 (1.05%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 4 (0.70%) Apache
6 4 (0.70%) Apache Synapse
6 4 (0.70%) Mule
6 4 (0.70%) Mule ESB
7 3 (0.52%) CMS
7 3 (0.52%) JBoss
7 3 (0.52%) Jetty
7 3 (0.52%) SAS
7 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.52%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 30 (5.23%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.09%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (1.74%) Dynamics NAV
2 10 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (1.05%) SAP BPC
4 5 (0.87%) Infor SunSystems
4 5 (0.87%) Maximo
5 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.52%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.35%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.35%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.17%) Postilion
7 1 (0.17%) ProductWriter
7 1 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
7 1 (0.17%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.09%) GitHub
4 10 (1.74%) SaaS
5 7 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.05%) Office 365
7 5 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 4 (0.70%) Apigee
8 4 (0.70%) FinancialForce
8 4 (0.70%) Kong
8 4 (0.70%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.35%) Google Play
9 2 (0.35%) IaaS
9 2 (0.35%) PaaS
9 2 (0.35%) Taleo
10 1 (0.17%) Firebase
10 1 (0.17%) Lucidchart
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 46 (8.01%) Broadband
2 9 (1.57%) HTTPS
2 9 (1.57%) SSH
3 6 (1.05%) Internet
4 5 (0.87%) DHCP
4 5 (0.87%) DNS
4 5 (0.87%) IPv4
4 5 (0.87%) IPv6
5 2 (0.35%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.35%) WebEx
5 2 (0.35%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.17%) ATM
6 1 (0.17%) FCAPS
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) LAN
6 1 (0.17%) RS-232
6 1 (0.17%) Softphone
6 1 (0.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 111 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
3 23 (4.01%) GIS
4 20 (3.48%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.79%) Oracle Reports
6 13 (2.26%) Relational Database
7 10 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
9 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (1.05%) MySQL
10 6 (1.05%) Oracle BI EE
10 6 (1.05%) Snowflake Schema
11 5 (0.87%) Geospatial Data
12 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.70%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.70%) OLAP
12 4 (0.70%) Power BI
13 3 (0.52%) DB2
13 3 (0.52%) MongoDB
13 3 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 64 (11.15%) JIRA
2 63 (10.98%) Selenium
3 38 (6.62%) Team Foundation Server
4 37 (6.45%) Visual Studio
5 28 (4.88%) SoapUI
6 26 (4.53%) WebDriver
7 18 (3.14%) SpecFlow
7 18 (3.14%) TestRail
8 17 (2.96%) Git (software)
8 17 (2.96%) Jenkins
9 15 (2.61%) Cucumber
9 15 (2.61%) Mercurial
9 15 (2.61%) Oracle Forms
10 14 (2.44%) ProC
10 14 (2.44%) TeamCity
11 13 (2.26%) Appium
12 10 (1.74%) Visual Studio Team System
12 10 (1.74%) WATIR
12 10 (1.74%) Zephyr
13 9 (1.57%) JMeter
General
1 82 (14.29%) Finance
2 53 (9.23%) Telecoms
3 47 (8.19%) Retail
4 27 (4.70%) Banking
4 27 (4.70%) Military
5 19 (3.31%) Marketing
6 18 (3.14%) Legal
7 14 (2.44%) Front Office
8 13 (2.26%) Back Office
9 11 (1.92%) Aerospace
10 9 (1.57%) Electronics
11 8 (1.39%) Manufacturing
12 6 (1.05%) Automotive
12 6 (1.05%) Publishing
13 5 (0.87%) Games
14 4 (0.70%) Advertising
14 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.52%) Law
16 1 (0.17%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 147 (25.61%) Developer
2 144 (25.09%) Analyst
3 58 (10.10%) Test Analyst
4 55 (9.58%) Test Engineer
5 48 (8.36%) Tester
6 40 (6.97%) .NET Developer
7 31 (5.40%) C# Developer
7 31 (5.40%) Consultant
8 24 (4.18%) QA Analyst
9 23 (4.01%) Business Analyst
9 23 (4.01%) Lead Developer
10 21 (3.66%) Systems Engineer
11 19 (3.31%) C# .NET Developer
11 19 (3.31%) Software Developer
12 18 (3.14%) Integration Engineer
12 18 (3.14%) Principal Engineer
12 18 (3.14%) Principal Test Engineer
12 18 (3.14%) Systems Analyst
12 18 (3.14%) Systems Integration Engineer
13 17 (2.96%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (26.31%) .NET
2 68 (11.85%) XML
3 41 (7.14%) Web Services
4 37 (6.45%) .NET Core
5 33 (5.75%) HTML
6 32 (5.57%) ASP.NET
7 28 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
8 27 (4.70%) CSS
8 27 (4.70%) RESTful
8 27 (4.70%) SOAP
9 26 (4.53%) Spring
10 23 (4.01%) REST
11 20 (3.48%) JSON
12 16 (2.79%) AngularJS
12 16 (2.79%) XSD
13 15 (2.61%) ASP.NET MVC
14 14 (2.44%) .NET Framework
15 10 (1.74%) jQuery
16 9 (1.57%) Node.js
17 8 (1.39%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 74 (12.89%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.92%) Management Information System
3 28 (4.88%) User Experience
4 22 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (2.79%) Robotics
7 15 (2.61%) Smart Meter
8 12 (2.09%) Wiki
9 11 (1.92%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.39%) PMI
13 7 (1.22%) Virtual Team
14 6 (1.05%) Derivative
14 6 (1.05%) Driving Licence
14 6 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
14 6 (1.05%) EPoS
15 5 (0.87%) Clustering
15 5 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 46 (8.01%) Windows
2 34 (5.92%) Unix
3 28 (4.88%) Windows Server
4 24 (4.18%) Linux
5 17 (2.96%) Apple iOS
6 16 (2.79%) Android
7 3 (0.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.35%) ThreadX
8 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (49.13%) Agile Software Development
2 209 (36.41%) Test Automation
3 122 (21.25%) SDLC
4 116 (20.21%) Scrum
5 115 (20.03%) User Acceptance Testing
6 94 (16.38%) Regression Testing
7 82 (14.29%) Unit Testing
8 79 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
9 70 (12.20%) Continuous Improvement
10 69 (12.02%) Test Scripting
10 69 (12.02%) Test Strategy
11 64 (11.15%) Integration Testing
12 59 (10.28%) Process Improvement
12 59 (10.28%) Project Management
13 57 (9.93%) Mentoring
14 55 (9.58%) Test Management
15 53 (9.23%) Business Analysis
15 53 (9.23%) Waterfall
16 52 (9.06%) Software Architecture
17 51 (8.89%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 196 (34.15%) C#
2 180 (31.36%) SQL
3 96 (16.72%) Java
4 63 (10.98%) C
5 57 (9.93%) C++
6 40 (6.97%) JavaScript
7 32 (5.57%) PL/SQL
8 31 (5.40%) T-SQL
9 25 (4.36%) Shell Script
10 23 (4.01%) VB
11 18 (3.14%) Python
12 14 (2.44%) Korn
12 14 (2.44%) Ruby
13 12 (2.09%) VBA
14 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
15 5 (0.87%) PowerShell
16 4 (0.70%) PHP
17 3 (0.52%) Kotlin
17 3 (0.52%) Lua
18 2 (0.35%) VB6
Qualifications
1 103 (17.94%) ISTQB
2 91 (15.85%) Degree
3 55 (9.58%) ISEB
4 32 (5.57%) Security Cleared
5 31 (5.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 31 (5.40%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 15 (2.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
8 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 6 (1.05%) PMP
10 5 (0.87%) MCSA
10 5 (0.87%) MCSE
10 5 (0.87%) VCP5
10 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.35%) CCNA
12 2 (0.35%) CSQA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (24.22%) QA
2 18 (3.14%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.05%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.70%) COBIT
5 4 (0.70%) GDPR
6 3 (0.52%) GAMP
6 3 (0.52%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.52%) SLA
7 2 (0.35%) COSO
7 2 (0.35%) ISO 22301
7 2 (0.35%) NIST
7 2 (0.35%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.17%) JTAG
8 1 (0.17%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) TickIT
System Software
1 23 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.22%) Docker
2 7 (1.22%) Virtual Machines
2 7 (1.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.05%) Firmware
3 6 (1.05%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.87%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.48%) HP ALM
2 16 (2.79%) CA Service Virtualization
3 5 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.52%) SCCM
5 1 (0.17%) Kibana
5 1 (0.17%) Matomo
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.17%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 133 (23.17%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.02%) Oracle
3 33 (5.75%) Remedy
4 30 (5.23%) HP
5 21 (3.66%) SAP
6 19 (3.31%) CA
7 16 (2.79%) IBM
7 16 (2.79%) Pega
8 14 (2.44%) Retek
9 12 (2.09%) VMware
10 11 (1.92%) Atlassian
11 10 (1.74%) BMC
12 9 (1.57%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.39%) Cisco
13 8 (1.39%) Workday
14 6 (1.05%) Anaplan
14 6 (1.05%) Hyperion
14 6 (1.05%) ION Trading
14 6 (1.05%) ServiceNow
15 5 (0.87%) Cognos