Period
to 15 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 15 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 347 299
Rank change year-on-year +69 -48 +11
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 78 53 124
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.63% 0.34% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.68% 0.38% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 72 41 96
Midlands median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.59% +12.31%
10th Percentile £28,375 £26,750 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,625 £60,000 £51,875
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Midlands
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,404 14,032 16,048
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 91.59% 91.18% 91.30%
Number of salaries quoted 8,592 11,402 12,633
Midlands median annual salary £44,000 £40,000 £42,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Salary Trend in the Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands.

Salary trend for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the Midlands over the 6 months to 15 December 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the Midlands

System Testing
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 15 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
West Midlands +58 50 £45,000 +38.46% 15
East Midlands +38 28 £47,500 +15.85% 5
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 Midlands region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 22 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
5 21 (26.92%) SQL
6 19 (24.36%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (21.79%) Validation
7 17 (21.79%) Selenium
8 16 (20.51%) Regression Testing
9 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 15 (19.23%) Firmware
9 15 (19.23%) Ethernet
9 15 (19.23%) VHDL
9 15 (19.23%) Verilog
9 15 (19.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
9 15 (19.23%) Embedded Systems
10 13 (16.67%) Degree
10 13 (16.67%) C#
10 13 (16.67%) .NET
11 11 (14.10%) C
11 11 (14.10%) Scrum
11 11 (14.10%) Retail
12 10 (12.82%) QA
12 10 (12.82%) Waterfall
12 10 (12.82%) IT Strategy
13 9 (11.54%) SoapUI
13 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
14 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 6 (7.69%) Drupal
2 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.28%) CMS
2 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.56%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.56%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.56%) SAP FSCM
1 2 (2.56%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.28%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.23%) Ethernet
2 6 (7.69%) SSL
3 3 (3.85%) Firewall
3 3 (3.85%) H.323
3 3 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (3.85%) Network Security
3 3 (3.85%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.56%) Power BI
4 1 (1.28%) Big Data
4 1 (1.28%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.28%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Selenium
2 15 (19.23%) Cucumber
3 9 (11.54%) SoapUI
3 9 (11.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (8.97%) Git (software)
4 7 (8.97%) JIRA
4 7 (8.97%) JMeter
5 6 (7.69%) Protractor
6 5 (6.41%) Ranorex
7 2 (2.56%) TestRail
7 2 (2.56%) VersionOne
7 2 (2.56%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.28%) JUnit
8 1 (1.28%) Mockito
8 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio Coded UI
General
1 11 (14.10%) Retail
2 6 (7.69%) Finance
3 5 (6.41%) Billing
4 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
5 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.56%) Publishing
6 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Tester
3 10 (12.82%) Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Test Analyst
3 10 (12.82%) VHDL Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Hardware Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Test Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Automation Tester
6 6 (7.69%) Graduate
7 5 (6.41%) FPGA Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Junior
7 5 (6.41%) Lead Tester
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Test Engineer
8 4 (5.13%) C# Developer
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Senior Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.85%) QA Manager
9 3 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.67%) .NET
2 8 (10.26%) XML
3 7 (8.97%) HTML
4 6 (7.69%) .NET Framework
4 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET
4 6 (7.69%) LAMP
5 5 (6.41%) RESTful
5 5 (6.41%) SOAP
6 4 (5.13%) Spring
6 4 (5.13%) WinForms
7 3 (3.85%) Web Services
8 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Sling
9 1 (1.28%) HTML5 Canvas
9 1 (1.28%) JPA
9 1 (1.28%) NumPy
9 1 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.28%) Pandas
9 1 (1.28%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.21%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (19.23%) Embedded Systems
2 15 (19.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 15 (19.23%) Verilog
2 15 (19.23%) VHDL
3 6 (7.69%) NHS
4 5 (6.41%) e-Learning
4 5 (6.41%) Greenfield Project
4 5 (6.41%) SCADA
5 3 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (7.69%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (42.31%) Test Automation
3 24 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 21 (26.92%) Integration Testing
5 19 (24.36%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (21.79%) Validation
7 16 (20.51%) Regression Testing
8 11 (14.10%) Scrum
9 10 (12.82%) IT Strategy
9 10 (12.82%) Waterfall
10 8 (10.26%) BDD
10 8 (10.26%) Non-Functional Testing
10 8 (10.26%) TDD
10 8 (10.26%) Test Scripting
10 8 (10.26%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (8.97%) DevOps
12 6 (7.69%) Functional Testing
12 6 (7.69%) Information Management
12 6 (7.69%) Stress Testing
13 5 (6.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.92%) SQL
2 13 (16.67%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) C
4 5 (6.41%) Java
5 1 (1.28%) Groovy
5 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.28%) PHP
5 1 (1.28%) Python
5 1 (1.28%) R
5 1 (1.28%) Ruby
5 1 (1.28%) Scala
5 1 (1.28%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 13 (16.67%) Degree
2 8 (10.26%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.85%) ISEB
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 15 (19.23%) Firmware
2 1 (1.28%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (1.28%) Kibana
1 1 (1.28%) logstash
1 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.26%) Oracle
3 5 (6.41%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.13%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) SAP
5 2 (2.56%) NGA Human Resources
5 2 (2.56%) Workday
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe
6 1 (1.28%) Cadence
6 1 (1.28%) PeopleSoft