Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South East
6 months to
24 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 322 360
Rank change year-on-year -32 +38 -35
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 215 239 296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.80% 0.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.91% 0.86%
Number of salaries quoted 191 232 271
South East median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,750 £27,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £58,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,250
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.96% -0.59%

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 28,180 26,121 34,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 88.94% 87.82% 88.32%
Number of salaries quoted 23,291 21,495 28,828
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £27,500 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,823
% change year-on-year - +4.55% +2.84%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +11 93 £47,500 +31.94% 15
Berkshire +10 68 £47,500 +26.67% 8
Hampshire -24 52 £43,500 +8.75% 6
Surrey -3 41 £47,500 -5.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +14 17 £47,500 +90.00% 7
Kent -6 14 £32,500 -18.75%
West Sussex 0 12 £36,000 -34.55% 1
Oxfordshire -32 8 £45,000 +29.50%
East Sussex -27 3 £60,000 +20.00% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 114 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (35.81%) SQL
3 59 (27.44%) Microsoft
4 55 (25.58%) Test Automation
5 54 (25.12%) SDLC
5 54 (25.12%) C#
5 54 (25.12%) CSS
6 51 (23.72%) .NET
7 49 (22.79%) Scrum
8 46 (21.40%) QA
9 45 (20.93%) SQL Server
9 45 (20.93%) Windows
9 45 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (20.47%) Selenium
10 44 (20.47%) Oracle
11 40 (18.60%) Finance
12 39 (18.14%) Degree
12 39 (18.14%) Software Testing
12 39 (18.14%) Unit Testing
13 38 (17.67%) User Acceptance Testing
14 36 (16.74%) HTML
15 34 (15.81%) Integration Testing
16 33 (15.35%) JavaScript
17 32 (14.88%) Linux
18 31 (14.42%) SOAP
18 31 (14.42%) Regression Testing
19 30 (13.95%) MVC
20 28 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
20 28 (13.02%) Windows Server
21 27 (12.56%) Test Scripting

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 17 (7.91%) Apache
2 8 (3.72%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (3.72%) IIS
3 1 (0.47%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.47%) CICS
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.12%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.26%) OrCAD
4 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.26%) SAP CO
1 7 (3.26%) SAP FI
1 7 (3.26%) SAP FI/CO
2 6 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.86%) Payment Gateway
4 3 (1.40%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Assets
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (1.40%) Oracle Receivables
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.47%) SAP FSCM
Cloud Services
1 28 (13.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (6.51%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (5.58%) Asana
4 10 (4.65%) SaaS
5 5 (2.33%) GitHub
6 4 (1.86%) IaaS
6 4 (1.86%) PaaS
7 1 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.72%) DHCP
1 8 (3.72%) DNS
2 6 (2.79%) NFC
2 6 (2.79%) Wireless
3 4 (1.86%) SSL
4 2 (0.93%) Firewall
4 2 (0.93%) Internet
4 2 (0.93%) SMS
4 2 (0.93%) VoIP
4 2 (0.93%) WAN
5 1 (0.47%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.47%) LAN
5 1 (0.47%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.58%) MySQL
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle Database
2 12 (5.58%) Oracle Database 10g
2 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (5.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.79%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (2.79%) InterSystems Cache
3 6 (2.79%) Redis
4 5 (2.33%) QlikView
4 5 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.40%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.40%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.93%) Big Data
6 2 (0.93%) DTS
6 2 (0.93%) GIS
6 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.93%) HBase
6 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (20.47%) Selenium
2 20 (9.30%) JIRA
3 19 (8.84%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.51%) Visual Studio
5 13 (6.05%) Cucumber
5 13 (6.05%) Git (software)
5 13 (6.05%) TestRail
6 12 (5.58%) Sublime Text
7 11 (5.12%) NUnit
8 10 (4.65%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (4.65%) WATIR
8 10 (4.65%) WebDriver
9 9 (4.19%) Bitbucket
10 8 (3.72%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (2.79%) SoapUI
11 6 (2.79%) Subversion
12 5 (2.33%) JMeter
13 4 (1.86%) Ant
13 4 (1.86%) Maven
13 4 (1.86%) Mocha
General
1 40 (18.60%) Finance
2 17 (7.91%) Manufacturing
3 11 (5.12%) Electronics
3 11 (5.12%) German Language
3 11 (5.12%) Retail
4 10 (4.65%) General Ledger
5 8 (3.72%) Advertising
6 7 (3.26%) Banking
6 7 (3.26%) Publishing
7 6 (2.79%) Aerospace
7 6 (2.79%) Automotive
8 4 (1.86%) Games
8 4 (1.86%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.93%) Marketing
10 2 (0.93%) Military
10 2 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 55 (25.58%) Developer
2 51 (23.72%) Analyst
3 37 (17.21%) Test Analyst
4 29 (13.49%) .NET Developer
5 26 (12.09%) Consultant
6 14 (6.51%) Applications Support
6 14 (6.51%) Test Engineer
7 13 (6.05%) Tester
8 12 (5.58%) Implementation Consultant
8 12 (5.58%) PHP Developer
8 12 (5.58%) Team Leader
9 11 (5.12%) ERP Consultant
9 11 (5.12%) ERP Implementation Consultant
10 10 (4.65%) Automation Tester
10 10 (4.65%) Software Developer
11 9 (4.19%) C# Developer
11 9 (4.19%) Financial Analyst
11 9 (4.19%) Lead Developer
11 9 (4.19%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.72%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (25.12%) CSS
2 51 (23.72%) .NET
3 36 (16.74%) HTML
4 31 (14.42%) SOAP
5 22 (10.23%) ASP.NET
6 21 (9.77%) jQuery
6 21 (9.77%) XML
7 20 (9.30%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (8.37%) .NET Framework
9 15 (6.98%) WCF
10 14 (6.51%) AngularJS
10 14 (6.51%) Middleware
11 12 (5.58%) LAMP
11 12 (5.58%) RESTful
12 11 (5.12%) Web Services
13 9 (4.19%) Entity Framework
13 9 (4.19%) REST
14 8 (3.72%) WinForms
14 8 (3.72%) WPF
15 6 (2.79%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (10.23%) User Experience
3 15 (6.98%) Mobile App
4 12 (5.58%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.12%) Life Science
6 10 (4.65%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.86%) Contactless
8 4 (1.86%) Device Driver
8 4 (1.86%) EMV
9 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.40%) Fintech
10 2 (0.93%) Acoustics
10 2 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.93%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (0.93%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.47%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.47%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (20.93%) Windows
2 32 (14.88%) Linux
3 28 (13.02%) Windows Server
4 18 (8.37%) Unix
5 14 (6.51%) Android
5 14 (6.51%) Apple iOS
6 12 (5.58%) CentOS
7 3 (1.40%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.47%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (25.58%) Test Automation
3 54 (25.12%) SDLC
4 49 (22.79%) Scrum
5 45 (20.93%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (18.14%) Software Testing
6 39 (18.14%) Unit Testing
7 38 (17.67%) User Acceptance Testing
8 34 (15.81%) Integration Testing
9 31 (14.42%) Regression Testing
10 30 (13.95%) MVC
11 27 (12.56%) Test Scripting
12 26 (12.09%) ERP
13 25 (11.63%) Scenario Testing
14 19 (8.84%) Data Migration
14 19 (8.84%) Validation
15 16 (7.44%) Change Management
15 16 (7.44%) Kanban
15 16 (7.44%) Migration
15 16 (7.44%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.81%) SQL
2 54 (25.12%) C#
3 33 (15.35%) JavaScript
4 19 (8.84%) VB
5 18 (8.37%) T-SQL
6 14 (6.51%) PHP
7 13 (6.05%) Java
7 13 (6.05%) PL/SQL
7 13 (6.05%) Python
7 13 (6.05%) VB.NET
8 10 (4.65%) C++
8 10 (4.65%) Ruby
8 10 (4.65%) Shell Script
8 10 (4.65%) VB6
9 7 (3.26%) C
10 4 (1.86%) VBScript
11 3 (1.40%) Bash Shell
11 3 (1.40%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.93%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 39 (18.14%) Degree
2 20 (9.30%) ISTQB
3 17 (7.91%) ISEB
4 14 (6.51%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.65%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.40%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.93%) HNC
8 2 (0.93%) HND
9 1 (0.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (21.40%) QA
2 7 (3.26%) GAMP
3 4 (1.86%) SLA
4 1 (0.47%) GDPR
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.05%) Hyper-V
2 13 (6.05%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (1.86%) Firmware
4 2 (0.93%) HDFS
5 1 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (1.86%) HP ALM
2 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Hadoop YARN
3 1 (0.47%) Perfmon
3 1 (0.47%) SCCM
3 1 (0.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 59 (27.44%) Microsoft
2 44 (20.47%) Oracle
3 22 (10.23%) VMware
4 15 (6.98%) SAP
5 12 (5.58%) Assembla
6 8 (3.72%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (3.26%) EMC
8 4 (1.86%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (1.86%) HP
8 4 (1.86%) PayPal
8 4 (1.86%) Symantec
8 4 (1.86%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.40%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.40%) Thunderhead
10 2 (0.93%) IBM
10 2 (0.93%) IFS
10 2 (0.93%) Xamarin
11 1 (0.47%) Citrix
11 1 (0.47%) Cloudera
11 1 (0.47%) Juniper