Period
to 22 July 2018

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 22 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South East
6 months to
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 323 320
Rank change year-on-year -9 -3 +21
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 224 239 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 0.80% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 0.91% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 205 214 319
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £55,000
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 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 26,820 26,322 33,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.79% 88.00% 87.93%
Number of salaries quoted 22,188 21,778 28,167
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £26,750
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 22 July 2018.

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 22 July 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
Thames Valley +15 100 £47,500 +30.14% 9
Hampshire +40 81 £45,000 +12.50% 9
Berkshire +20 52 £50,000 +33.33% 5
Buckinghamshire +22 36 £35,000 - 3
Surrey -35 26 £47,500 +5.56% 11
Oxfordshire -37 12 £45,000 +55.17% 1
West Sussex +14 9 £42,500 +32.81%
Kent +7 7 £31,500 -21.25% 1
Middlesex - 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 South East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 113 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (39.73%) SQL
3 75 (33.48%) C#
4 71 (31.70%) Oracle
5 70 (31.25%) .NET
6 69 (30.80%) Integration Testing
7 62 (27.68%) Test Automation
8 57 (25.45%) SDLC
9 54 (24.11%) SQL Server
10 52 (23.21%) Microsoft
10 52 (23.21%) QA
11 51 (22.77%) Windows
12 44 (19.64%) System Integration Testing
13 42 (18.75%) JavaScript
13 42 (18.75%) Scrum
14 41 (18.30%) Java
15 40 (17.86%) Project Management
16 38 (16.96%) Linux
17 37 (16.52%) Unix
18 35 (15.63%) Finance
19 32 (14.29%) MVC
19 32 (14.29%) Waterfall
19 32 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
20 30 (13.39%) CSS
21 29 (12.95%) Degree
21 29 (12.95%) Test Scripting
22 28 (12.50%) AngularJS
23 27 (12.05%) Unit Testing
23 27 (12.05%) Software Delivery
23 27 (12.05%) ASP.NET

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 21 (9.38%) IIS
2 16 (7.14%) Apache
3 7 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.45%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (8.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (3.57%) OrCAD
4 6 (2.68%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.45%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.79%) Dynamics NAV
1 4 (1.79%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.45%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.45%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (0.45%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 12 (5.36%) Asana
1 12 (5.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.02%) SaaS
3 4 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.79%) GitHub
3 4 (1.79%) IaaS
3 4 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.91%) DHCP
2 10 (4.46%) DNS
2 10 (4.46%) Internet
3 7 (3.13%) NFC
3 7 (3.13%) Wireless
4 5 (2.23%) SSL
5 4 (1.79%) Ethernet
6 3 (1.34%) VoIP
7 2 (0.89%) Firewall
7 2 (0.89%) HTTP
7 2 (0.89%) LAN
7 2 (0.89%) Modbus
7 2 (0.89%) SMS
7 2 (0.89%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.89%) WAN
8 1 (0.45%) ATM
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco ISE
8 1 (0.45%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 14 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 13 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 12 (5.36%) MySQL
5 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (4.46%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (3.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (2.23%) QlikView
9 2 (0.89%) DTS
9 2 (0.89%) GIS
9 2 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.45%) Big Data
10 1 (0.45%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.45%) HBase
10 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (11.61%) Selenium
2 22 (9.82%) Jenkins
3 19 (8.48%) Visual Studio
4 14 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 13 (5.80%) JIRA
6 12 (5.36%) Sublime Text
7 10 (4.46%) Cucumber
7 10 (4.46%) WebDriver
8 9 (4.02%) Subversion
9 8 (3.57%) Appium
9 8 (3.57%) TeamCity
9 8 (3.57%) TestRail
10 7 (3.13%) NUnit
11 6 (2.68%) SoapUI
12 5 (2.23%) JMeter
13 4 (1.79%) Ant
13 4 (1.79%) Bitbucket
13 4 (1.79%) LoadUI
13 4 (1.79%) Maven
13 4 (1.79%) WATIR
General
1 35 (15.63%) Finance
2 20 (8.93%) Electronics
3 19 (8.48%) Manufacturing
4 14 (6.25%) German Language
5 9 (4.02%) Automotive
5 9 (4.02%) Retail
6 7 (3.13%) Banking
7 6 (2.68%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.68%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.79%) Advertising
8 4 (1.79%) Games
8 4 (1.79%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.34%) Marketing
10 2 (0.89%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.45%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.45%) Military
11 1 (0.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 78 (34.82%) Developer
2 57 (25.45%) Analyst
3 47 (20.98%) Test Analyst
4 38 (16.96%) .NET Developer
5 27 (12.05%) Lead Developer
6 19 (8.48%) Consultant
7 16 (7.14%) Tester
8 14 (6.25%) ERP Consultant
8 14 (6.25%) ERP Implementation Consultant
8 14 (6.25%) Implementation Consultant
8 14 (6.25%) Software Developer
9 13 (5.80%) Test Engineer
10 12 (5.36%) PHP Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Automation Tester
11 11 (4.91%) C# Developer
11 11 (4.91%) Development Manager
12 10 (4.46%) C# Software Developer
12 10 (4.46%) Professional Services Consultant
13 9 (4.02%) Software Engineer
14 8 (3.57%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (31.25%) .NET
2 30 (13.39%) CSS
3 28 (12.50%) AngularJS
4 27 (12.05%) ASP.NET
5 22 (9.82%) HTML
5 22 (9.82%) WCF
6 21 (9.38%) SOAP
7 19 (8.48%) WPF
7 19 (8.48%) XML
8 18 (8.04%) Node.js
9 14 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 13 (5.80%) jQuery
11 12 (5.36%) LAMP
12 11 (4.91%) RESTful
13 7 (3.13%) .NET Framework
14 5 (2.23%) REST
14 5 (2.23%) Web Services
15 3 (1.34%) CSS3
15 3 (1.34%) HTML5
16 2 (0.89%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.25%) Life Science
3 10 (4.46%) User Experience
4 8 (3.57%) Mobile App
5 7 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (3.13%) Replication
6 6 (2.68%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.23%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.79%) Contactless
8 4 (1.79%) EMV
8 4 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.34%) Fintech
10 2 (0.89%) Acoustics
10 2 (0.89%) CAN bus
10 2 (0.89%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.89%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.89%) Minimum Viable Product
10 2 (0.89%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 51 (22.77%) Windows
2 38 (16.96%) Linux
3 37 (16.52%) Unix
4 15 (6.70%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.36%) CentOS
6 3 (1.34%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (50.45%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (30.80%) Integration Testing
3 62 (27.68%) Test Automation
4 57 (25.45%) SDLC
5 44 (19.64%) System Integration Testing
6 42 (18.75%) Scrum
7 40 (17.86%) Project Management
8 32 (14.29%) MVC
8 32 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
8 32 (14.29%) Waterfall
9 29 (12.95%) Test Scripting
10 27 (12.05%) Software Delivery
10 27 (12.05%) Unit Testing
11 25 (11.16%) Validation
12 24 (10.71%) Scenario Testing
13 22 (9.82%) Functional Testing
13 22 (9.82%) Mobile Development
14 21 (9.38%) Data Architecture
14 21 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
14 21 (9.38%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 89 (39.73%) SQL
2 75 (33.48%) C#
3 42 (18.75%) JavaScript
4 41 (18.30%) Java
5 23 (10.27%) T-SQL
6 20 (8.93%) VB
7 17 (7.59%) C++
8 15 (6.70%) Python
9 14 (6.25%) PHP
10 12 (5.36%) PL/SQL
10 12 (5.36%) Shell Script
10 12 (5.36%) VB.NET
11 11 (4.91%) PowerShell
12 10 (4.46%) VB6
13 9 (4.02%) C
14 5 (2.23%) Ruby
14 5 (2.23%) VBScript
15 4 (1.79%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.89%) Delphi
17 1 (0.45%) VC++
Qualifications
1 29 (12.95%) Degree
2 25 (11.16%) Security Cleared
3 23 (10.27%) ISTQB
4 19 (8.48%) ISEB
5 9 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.34%) ACCA
7 3 (1.34%) CIMA
7 3 (1.34%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.89%) HNC
8 2 (0.89%) HND
8 2 (0.89%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (23.21%) QA
2 8 (3.57%) GAMP
2 8 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (0.89%) JTAG
3 2 (0.89%) MISRA
4 1 (0.45%) GDPR
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.70%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (3.57%) Active Directory
5 5 (2.23%) Firmware
6 1 (0.45%) HDFS
6 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (2.23%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.89%) SCCM
2 2 (0.89%) SCOM
3 1 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.45%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 71 (31.70%) Oracle
2 52 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 20 (8.93%) SAP
4 17 (7.59%) VMware
5 12 (5.36%) Assembla
6 10 (4.46%) TIBCO
7 8 (3.57%) EMC
7 8 (3.57%) TOWER Software
7 8 (3.57%) Xamarin
8 5 (2.23%) HP
9 4 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
9 4 (1.79%) PayPal
9 4 (1.79%) Symantec
9 4 (1.79%) WorldPay
10 3 (1.34%) IFS
10 3 (1.34%) Remedy
11 2 (0.89%) MKS
11 2 (0.89%) Thunderhead
12 1 (0.45%) Cisco
12 1 (0.45%) IBM