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

System Testing
England > Midlands
6 months to
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 320 271
Rank change year-on-year +19 -49 +15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 78 74 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.57% 0.49% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.54% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 67 57 90
Midlands median annual salary £47,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% +5.26%
10th Percentile £28,250 £26,750 £22,225
90th Percentile £58,750 £51,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65% +1.18%

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 12,372 13,816 16,804
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 90.86% 90.95% 90.08%
Number of salaries quoted 9,677 11,354 13,231
Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £40,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,750 £24,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
East Midlands +30 44 £52,500 +48.94% 6
West Midlands +11 34 £35,000 -12.50% 17
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.03%) Test Automation
3 25 (32.05%) C#
4 21 (26.92%) SQL
5 20 (25.64%) .NET
5 20 (25.64%) Scrum
6 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
7 17 (21.79%) Selenium
7 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (20.51%) Coaching
8 16 (20.51%) Cucumber
8 16 (20.51%) Java
9 15 (19.23%) JIRA
9 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
10 14 (17.95%) BDD
10 14 (17.95%) TDD
11 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
12 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (14.10%) Ethernet
13 11 (14.10%) Firmware
13 11 (14.10%) VHDL
13 11 (14.10%) Verilog
13 11 (14.10%) Validation
13 11 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
13 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
13 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
13 11 (14.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 11 (14.10%) Exploratory Testing

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 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (1.28%) CMS
1 1 (1.28%) IIS
1 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Office
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
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 2 (2.56%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (14.10%) Ethernet
2 4 (5.13%) Firewall
2 4 (5.13%) H.323
2 4 (5.13%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (5.13%) Network Security
2 4 (5.13%) SS7
3 1 (1.28%) LAN
3 1 (1.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 5 (6.41%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.56%) Power BI
5 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (21.79%) Selenium
2 16 (20.51%) Cucumber
3 15 (19.23%) JIRA
4 9 (11.54%) TestRail
4 9 (11.54%) VersionOne
5 5 (6.41%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.56%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) Mockito
7 1 (1.28%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (11.54%) Retail
2 8 (10.26%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Billing
3 4 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.56%) General Ledger
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Publishing
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (26.92%) Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Developer
2 12 (15.38%) Test Analyst
2 12 (15.38%) Tester
3 9 (11.54%) Test Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Test Automation Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) VHDL Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Automation Tester
5 7 (8.97%) Hardware Engineer
5 7 (8.97%) Software Developer
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (6.41%) Operations Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Test Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) Consultant
8 4 (5.13%) Telecoms Analyst
9 3 (3.85%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.64%) .NET
2 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
2 9 (11.54%) ASP.NET
3 6 (7.69%) RESTful
4 5 (6.41%) Middleware
5 2 (2.56%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.56%) SOAP
5 2 (2.56%) Spring
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Sling
6 1 (1.28%) CSS
6 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.28%) HTML
6 1 (1.28%) JPA
6 1 (1.28%) jQuery
6 1 (1.28%) REST
6 1 (1.28%) WCF
6 1 (1.28%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.79%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (14.10%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (14.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 11 (14.10%) Verilog
2 11 (14.10%) VHDL
3 6 (7.69%) e-Learning
4 5 (6.41%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.41%) Data Structures
5 4 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.28%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 5 (6.41%) Linux
3 2 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (41.03%) Test Automation
3 20 (25.64%) Scrum
4 19 (24.36%) Software Engineering
5 16 (20.51%) Coaching
6 15 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (17.95%) BDD
7 14 (17.95%) Software Testing
7 14 (17.95%) TDD
8 13 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
9 12 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 12 (15.38%) Integration Testing
10 11 (14.10%) Exploratory Testing
10 11 (14.10%) Test Scripting
10 11 (14.10%) Validation
10 11 (14.10%) Waterfall
11 9 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (11.54%) Data Management
11 9 (11.54%) Defect Management
11 9 (11.54%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) C#
2 21 (26.92%) SQL
3 16 (20.51%) Java
4 9 (11.54%) C
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
5 5 (6.41%) Perl
5 5 (6.41%) PHP
5 5 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.41%) Python
5 5 (6.41%) Ruby
5 5 (6.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) ISTQB
2 5 (6.41%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (3.85%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.28%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (14.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Ansible
1 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (6.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Atlassian
3 5 (6.41%) IBM
4 4 (5.13%) Oracle
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