Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 338 334
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4 +12
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 253 212 306
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.87% 0.74% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.97% 0.82% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 234 171 280
South East median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% -16.67% -
10th Percentile £28,250 £27,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £53,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

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 26,095 25,710 31,563
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 89.64% 89.44% 89.17%
Number of salaries quoted 21,533 21,204 26,339
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £28,500 £27,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £71,250 £68,750 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +49 111 £34,250 -9.87% 8
Hampshire +19 70 £52,000 +60.00% 6
Berkshire +19 54 £45,000 -5.26% 4
Buckinghamshire +45 52 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Surrey -11 46 £45,000 +8.43% 5
West Sussex +11 15 £47,500 +48.44% 7
Kent +8 9 £32,500 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 5 £43,500 +50.00%
East Sussex -24 1 £35,000 -1.41% 1
Middlesex - 1 - - 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 130 (51.38%) SQL
2 128 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
3 125 (49.41%) C#
4 117 (46.25%) .NET
5 74 (29.25%) Integration Testing
6 71 (28.06%) Oracle
7 70 (27.67%) QA
8 66 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 59 (23.32%) Java
10 57 (22.53%) Microsoft
10 57 (22.53%) Test Automation
11 53 (20.95%) Finance
12 51 (20.16%) Windows
13 50 (19.76%) XML
13 50 (19.76%) Degree
13 50 (19.76%) System Integration Testing
14 48 (18.97%) SDLC
15 45 (17.79%) Unix
15 45 (17.79%) MVC
16 44 (17.39%) Software Engineering
17 42 (16.60%) JavaScript
18 40 (15.81%) T-SQL
19 38 (15.02%) Waterfall
20 37 (14.62%) ASP.NET
21 36 (14.23%) Visual Studio
21 36 (14.23%) Unit Testing
22 33 (13.04%) Project Management
23 32 (12.65%) Scrum
23 32 (12.65%) Software Delivery
24 30 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing

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 19 (7.51%) IIS
2 7 (2.77%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (1.98%) Mendix
4 3 (1.19%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.19%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.79%) Apache
5 2 (0.79%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.79%) GemFire
6 1 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.40%) Documentum
Applications
1 30 (11.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (5.53%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.58%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.79%) OrCAD
5 1 (0.40%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (1.58%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.79%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.79%) SAP CO
2 2 (0.79%) SAP FI
2 2 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (0.79%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (0.79%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.40%) JDE EnterpriseOne
3 1 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.77%) Azure Active Directory
2 7 (2.77%) SaaS
3 3 (1.19%) GitHub
4 2 (0.79%) PaaS
5 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.40%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) Internet
2 4 (1.58%) DHCP
2 4 (1.58%) DNS
2 4 (1.58%) VPN
3 3 (1.19%) Ethernet
4 2 (0.79%) HTTP
4 2 (0.79%) Modbus
4 2 (0.79%) NFC
4 2 (0.79%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.79%) Wireless
5 1 (0.40%) ATM
5 1 (0.40%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (0.40%) Firewall
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) RS-485
5 1 (0.40%) SNMP
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
5 1 (0.40%) VoIP
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (3.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.77%) Cosmos DB
4 7 (2.77%) MySQL
4 7 (2.77%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.79%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.79%) HBase
8 2 (0.79%) OLTP
8 2 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 36 (14.23%) Visual Studio
2 17 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.74%) JIRA
4 11 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 10 (3.95%) NUnit
6 7 (2.77%) TeamCity
7 6 (2.37%) Appium
7 6 (2.37%) Selenium
8 5 (1.98%) Git (software)
8 5 (1.98%) Gradle
8 5 (1.98%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (1.98%) TestRail
9 4 (1.58%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.58%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.58%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (1.58%) WATIR
10 3 (1.19%) JUnit
10 3 (1.19%) Maven
10 3 (1.19%) ReSharper
10 3 (1.19%) Subversion
General
1 53 (20.95%) Finance
2 14 (5.53%) Retail
3 13 (5.14%) Manufacturing
4 11 (4.35%) Electronics
5 4 (1.58%) Advertising
5 4 (1.58%) Automotive
5 4 (1.58%) Banking
5 4 (1.58%) German Language
5 4 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 2 (0.79%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.79%) General Ledger
7 2 (0.79%) Marketing
7 2 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 114 (45.06%) Developer
2 69 (27.27%) Analyst
3 63 (24.90%) .NET Developer
4 53 (20.95%) Test Analyst
5 30 (11.86%) Lead Developer
6 28 (11.07%) C# Developer
7 25 (9.88%) C# Software Developer
7 25 (9.88%) Software Developer
8 21 (8.30%) Software Engineer
9 16 (6.32%) Development Manager
9 16 (6.32%) Junior
10 15 (5.93%) QA Analyst
11 14 (5.53%) .NET Software Developer
11 14 (5.53%) C# .NET Developer
11 14 (5.53%) C++ Developer
11 14 (5.53%) Graduate
12 13 (5.14%) C++ Software Developer
12 13 (5.14%) C++/C# Developer
12 13 (5.14%) Tester
13 12 (4.74%) QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (46.25%) .NET
2 50 (19.76%) XML
3 37 (14.62%) ASP.NET
4 26 (10.28%) AngularJS
5 24 (9.49%) WPF
6 21 (8.30%) Node.js
7 19 (7.51%) ASP.NET Web API
8 18 (7.11%) WCF
9 16 (6.32%) JSON
9 16 (6.32%) SOAP
10 15 (5.93%) .NET Core
10 15 (5.93%) CSS
11 13 (5.14%) HTML
12 11 (4.35%) Spring
13 10 (3.95%) .NET Framework
14 9 (3.56%) REST
15 8 (3.16%) jQuery
15 8 (3.16%) Web Services
16 7 (2.77%) ASP.NET MVC
16 7 (2.77%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (6.32%) Fintech
3 10 (3.95%) Replication
4 6 (2.37%) Mobile App
4 6 (2.37%) SCADA
4 6 (2.37%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.98%) Life Science
6 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.58%) User Experience
7 2 (0.79%) CAN bus
7 2 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.79%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.79%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.79%) State Machine
7 2 (0.79%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.40%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.40%) Robotics
8 1 (0.40%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 51 (20.16%) Windows
2 45 (17.79%) Unix
3 23 (9.09%) Linux
4 8 (3.16%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.40%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (50.59%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (29.25%) Integration Testing
3 57 (22.53%) Test Automation
4 50 (19.76%) System Integration Testing
5 48 (18.97%) SDLC
6 45 (17.79%) MVC
7 44 (17.39%) Software Engineering
8 38 (15.02%) Waterfall
9 36 (14.23%) Unit Testing
10 33 (13.04%) Project Management
11 32 (12.65%) Scrum
11 32 (12.65%) Software Delivery
12 30 (11.86%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (9.88%) Mobile Development
13 25 (9.88%) Scenario Testing
14 24 (9.49%) Data Architecture
14 24 (9.49%) Performance Monitoring
15 23 (9.09%) Functional Testing
15 23 (9.09%) Test Strategy
16 22 (8.70%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 130 (51.38%) SQL
2 125 (49.41%) C#
3 59 (23.32%) Java
4 42 (16.60%) JavaScript
5 40 (15.81%) T-SQL
6 21 (8.30%) C++
7 17 (6.72%) Shell Script
8 15 (5.93%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.56%) PowerShell
10 8 (3.16%) VB
11 7 (2.77%) TypeScript
11 7 (2.77%) VB.NET
12 6 (2.37%) Python
13 5 (1.98%) Ruby
14 4 (1.58%) C
15 3 (1.19%) R
16 2 (0.79%) Delphi
16 2 (0.79%) Java 8
16 2 (0.79%) VB6
17 1 (0.40%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 50 (19.76%) Degree
2 22 (8.70%) Security Cleared
3 16 (6.32%) ISTQB
4 9 (3.56%) ISEB
4 9 (3.56%) Numerate Degree
5 6 (2.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.58%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.19%) ACCA
8 3 (1.19%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (27.67%) QA
2 8 (3.16%) SLA
3 2 (0.79%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.79%) GAMP
3 2 (0.79%) JTAG
3 2 (0.79%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) GDPR
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.98%) Hyper-V
2 5 (1.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (0.79%) HDFS
5 1 (0.40%) Firmware
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (1.19%) HP ALM
2 1 (0.40%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.40%) SCCM
2 1 (0.40%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (28.06%) Oracle
2 57 (22.53%) Microsoft
3 21 (8.30%) SAP
4 14 (5.53%) TIBCO
5 11 (4.35%) TOWER Software
6 6 (2.37%) Wonderware
6 6 (2.37%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.98%) VMware
8 3 (1.19%) EMC
8 3 (1.19%) HP
8 3 (1.19%) Thunderhead
9 2 (0.79%) Cognizant
9 2 (0.79%) MKS
9 2 (0.79%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.79%) Remedy
10 1 (0.40%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.40%) Cisco
10 1 (0.40%) IFS
10 1 (0.40%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.40%) Telerik