The first table below looks at the demand for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Manchester region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 144 159 169
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +10
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 37 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.92% 0.59% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.13% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 30 17 10
Average salary £32,500 £36,500 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.95% -5.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,000 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £47,300 £50,400 £50,250
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3269 3208 3001
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.10% 78.53% 79.02%
Number of salaries quoted 2636 2747 2623
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £56,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

System Testing
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

System Testing Salary Trend in Manchester

System Testing
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

System Testing Salary Histogram in Manchester

System Testing
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport - 4 £31,500 -
Salford - 1 - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing.

1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
4 20 (31.75%) .NET
5 19 (30.16%) C#
6 18 (28.57%) Law
6 18 (28.57%) Legal
6 18 (28.57%) Windows
6 18 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 18 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (28.57%) Visualfiles
7 16 (25.40%) Web Testing
7 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET
7 16 (25.40%) HTML
7 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
7 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (25.40%) ISEB
8 14 (22.22%) Software Testing
9 12 (19.05%) Selenium
9 12 (19.05%) Automation Testing
10 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
10 11 (17.46%) QA
11 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
12 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
12 9 (14.29%) Finance
12 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
12 9 (14.29%) Degree
12 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing System Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited System Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 18 (28.57%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (36.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.76%) Star Schema
4 3 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (28.57%) Eclipse
2 12 (19.05%) Selenium
3 9 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (11.11%) Selenium IDE
5 4 (6.35%) Jenkins
5 4 (6.35%) WebDriver
5 4 (6.35%) Cucumber
5 4 (6.35%) Hudson
5 4 (6.35%) SoapUI
6 2 (3.17%) TestPartner
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.59%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 18 (28.57%) Law
1 18 (28.57%) Legal
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 2 (3.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Developer
2 19 (30.16%) Tester
2 19 (30.16%) Software Tester
3 18 (28.57%) Case Management Developer
4 11 (17.46%) Analyst
5 10 (15.87%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.94%) Test Manager
7 3 (4.76%) Team Leader
7 3 (4.76%) Development Team Leader
7 3 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Business Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Software Test Analyst
7 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 2 (3.17%) SAP Team Leader
8 2 (3.17%) Consultant
8 2 (3.17%) Implementation Consultant
9 1 (1.59%) Test Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) Business Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Web Test Analyst
9 1 (1.59%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (31.75%) .NET
2 16 (25.40%) ASP.NET
2 16 (25.40%) HTML
3 7 (11.11%) SOAP
4 4 (6.35%) Web Services
5 3 (4.76%) XML
5 3 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 3 (4.76%) JSON
5 3 (4.76%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.35%) Statistics
2 4 (6.35%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Informatics
3 2 (3.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.59%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.40%) Web Testing
3 14 (22.22%) Software Testing
4 12 (19.05%) Automation Testing
5 11 (17.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 7 (11.11%) Test Strategy
6 7 (11.11%) Automated Testing
7 5 (7.94%) Test Management
8 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.35%) Compatibility Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Change Control
8 4 (6.35%) BDD
8 4 (6.35%) Test Automation
8 4 (6.35%) Programme Management
8 4 (6.35%) TDD
9 3 (4.76%) CRM
9 3 (4.76%) ETL
9 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 36 (57.14%) SQL
2 19 (30.16%) C#
3 16 (25.40%) JavaScript
4 10 (15.87%) T-SQL
5 9 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.17%) VBScript
8 1 (1.59%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (25.40%) ISEB
2 11 (17.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 9 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (3.17%) HNC
4 2 (3.17%) HND
5 1 (1.59%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (17.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (6.35%) Oracle
2 2 (3.17%) Compuware
2 2 (3.17%) SAP
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft
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