Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 282 351 322
Rank change year-on-year +69 -29 +78
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 258 209 262
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.68% 0.83%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.06% 0.75% 0.92%
Number of salaries quoted 235 165 248
South East median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £26,450 £27,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +8.64%

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 South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 24,312 27,703 28,395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 91.18% 89.91% 89.41%
Number of salaries quoted 19,857 22,844 23,328
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £68,750 £68,750
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 South East

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Salary Trend in the South East

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

Salary trend for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for System Testing in the South East

System Testing
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Thames Valley +65 107 £42,500 +16.44% 12
Surrey +42 65 £45,000 - 7
Buckinghamshire +66 62 £36,404 +4.01% 1
Hampshire +47 48 £50,000 +51.52% 5
Berkshire -3 45 £50,000 +5.26% 8
West Sussex +10 30 £60,000 +71.43% 1
Kent +6 6 £40,000 +23.08% 1
East Sussex -2 1 £35,000 -31.37% 2
Middlesex - 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 144 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (50.00%) C#
3 126 (48.84%) SQL
4 121 (46.90%) .NET
5 77 (29.84%) SQL Server
6 74 (28.68%) XML
7 64 (24.81%) MVC
8 60 (23.26%) Degree
9 56 (21.71%) Test Automation
10 53 (20.54%) Microsoft
11 51 (19.77%) Scrum
11 51 (19.77%) Unit Testing
12 50 (19.38%) ASP.NET
13 48 (18.60%) T-SQL
14 46 (17.83%) Windows
15 45 (17.44%) Finance
15 45 (17.44%) QA
16 44 (17.05%) Oracle
17 42 (16.28%) Software Engineering
18 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
19 38 (14.73%) Java
20 36 (13.95%) SOAP
20 36 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
20 36 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
21 32 (12.40%) Integration Testing
21 32 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
22 31 (12.02%) SDLC
22 31 (12.02%) .NET Core
22 31 (12.02%) Visual Studio
23 30 (11.63%) Web Services

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (4.26%) IIS
2 10 (3.88%) BizTalk Server
2 10 (3.88%) Documentum
3 8 (3.10%) Mendix
4 5 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.78%) Apache
5 2 (0.78%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.78%) GemFire
5 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.39%) Confluence
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 16 (6.20%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (5.81%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.39%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (0.78%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.39%) JDE EnterpriseOne
2 1 (0.39%) JDE OneWorld
2 1 (0.39%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.39%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.39%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (6.20%) SaaS
3 7 (2.71%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.16%) GitHub
5 2 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.71%) DHCP
1 7 (2.71%) DNS
2 4 (1.55%) VPN
3 1 (0.39%) Internet
3 1 (0.39%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (29.84%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.75%) Relational Database
3 15 (5.81%) DTS
3 15 (5.81%) GIS
4 13 (5.04%) DB2
4 13 (5.04%) Oracle Database
5 8 (3.10%) MySQL
6 7 (2.71%) Cosmos DB
6 7 (2.71%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (2.33%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.55%) OLAP
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.78%) Apache Hive
9 2 (0.78%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 31 (12.02%) Visual Studio
2 21 (8.14%) Cucumber
2 21 (8.14%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.14%) JIRA
3 16 (6.20%) TestRail
4 15 (5.81%) Bitbucket
4 15 (5.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (5.81%) WATIR
5 12 (4.65%) Git (software)
5 12 (4.65%) NUnit
6 6 (2.33%) Gradle
6 6 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (2.33%) Selenium
7 4 (1.55%) JUnit
7 4 (1.55%) Maven
8 3 (1.16%) JMeter
8 3 (1.16%) MSBuild
8 3 (1.16%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.16%) SpecFlow
8 3 (1.16%) WebDriver
General
1 45 (17.44%) Finance
2 19 (7.36%) Military
2 19 (7.36%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.81%) Multimedia
4 13 (5.04%) Retail
5 11 (4.26%) Electronics
6 3 (1.16%) Legal
6 3 (1.16%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.78%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Banking
8 1 (0.39%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 112 (43.41%) Developer
2 69 (26.74%) Analyst
3 68 (26.36%) .NET Developer
4 43 (16.67%) Test Analyst
5 38 (14.73%) C# Developer
6 30 (11.63%) Software Developer
7 25 (9.69%) C# .NET Developer
8 23 (8.91%) C# Software Developer
9 22 (8.53%) ASP.NET Developer
9 22 (8.53%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 21 (8.14%) QA Analyst
11 19 (7.36%) Junior
12 18 (6.98%) Software Engineer
13 17 (6.59%) .NET Software Developer
14 15 (5.81%) Field Engineer
15 13 (5.04%) Graduate
15 13 (5.04%) Graduate Analyst
15 13 (5.04%) VB.NET Developer
16 12 (4.65%) Graduate Test Analyst
16 12 (4.65%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (46.90%) .NET
2 74 (28.68%) XML
3 50 (19.38%) ASP.NET
4 36 (13.95%) SOAP
5 31 (12.02%) .NET Core
6 30 (11.63%) Web Services
7 25 (9.69%) ASP.NET Web API
7 25 (9.69%) Spring
8 23 (8.91%) JSON
9 21 (8.14%) ASP.NET MVC
9 21 (8.14%) CSS
10 19 (7.36%) HTML
10 19 (7.36%) REST
11 15 (5.81%) WCF
12 13 (5.04%) jQuery
13 12 (4.65%) .NET Framework
14 11 (4.26%) CSS3
14 11 (4.26%) HTML5
15 10 (3.88%) AngularJS
15 10 (3.88%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.20%) Fintech
1 16 (6.20%) User Experience
2 15 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.88%) Life Science
4 9 (3.49%) Replication
5 7 (2.71%) SCADA
6 6 (2.33%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.55%) EPoS
8 3 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.16%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.39%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.39%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.83%) Windows
2 19 (7.36%) Unix
3 18 (6.98%) Linux
4 10 (3.88%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (55.81%) Agile Software Development
2 64 (24.81%) MVC
3 56 (21.71%) Test Automation
4 51 (19.77%) Scrum
4 51 (19.77%) Unit Testing
5 42 (16.28%) Software Engineering
6 40 (15.50%) Problem-Solving
7 36 (13.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (12.40%) Continuous Integration
8 32 (12.40%) Integration Testing
9 31 (12.02%) SDLC
10 27 (10.47%) Scenario Testing
11 26 (10.08%) Test Scripting
12 23 (8.91%) DevOps
13 21 (8.14%) Change Management
13 21 (8.14%) Mathematics
13 21 (8.14%) Software Testing
13 21 (8.14%) Waterfall
14 20 (7.75%) IT Strategy
15 19 (7.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 129 (50.00%) C#
2 126 (48.84%) SQL
3 48 (18.60%) T-SQL
4 38 (14.73%) Java
5 26 (10.08%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.36%) PL/SQL
7 18 (6.98%) C++
8 16 (6.20%) Ruby
9 14 (5.43%) VB.NET
10 13 (5.04%) Shell Script
11 7 (2.71%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.33%) PHP
13 5 (1.94%) C
13 5 (1.94%) VB
13 5 (1.94%) VBA
14 4 (1.55%) Python
15 3 (1.16%) R
16 2 (0.78%) Groovy
16 2 (0.78%) Java 8
17 1 (0.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 60 (23.26%) Degree
2 11 (4.26%) ISTQB
3 10 (3.88%) HNC
3 10 (3.88%) HND
3 10 (3.88%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.10%) Numerate Degree
5 5 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (1.55%) ISEB
6 4 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.55%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (17.44%) QA
2 7 (2.71%) GAMP
3 4 (1.55%) SLA
4 2 (0.78%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 13 (5.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (3.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.71%) Hyper-V
3 7 (2.71%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.78%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.78%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (2.33%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 53 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.05%) Oracle
3 13 (5.04%) SAP
3 13 (5.04%) VMware
4 10 (3.88%) EMC
4 10 (3.88%) Telerik
5 7 (2.71%) Wonderware
6 5 (1.94%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.94%) TOWER Software
7 3 (1.16%) Thunderhead
8 2 (0.78%) Cognizant
8 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.39%) IFS
9 1 (0.39%) JD Edwards