The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 130 146 169
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 50 37 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.39% 0.93% 0.51%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.60% 1.11% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 43 30 16
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £29,000 £28,750
10% offered a salary of more than £43,200 £47,300 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
System Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3132 3324 3341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 87.10% 83.27% 80.45%
Number of salaries quoted 2591 2690 2880
Average salary £42,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%

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 28 July 2015.

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 28 July 2015. 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
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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 +9 7 £37,500 +19.04% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £32,500 -
Salford +7 4 £50,000 -
Wigan - 2 £27,500 - 4
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 57 (64.77%) SQL
2 47 (53.41%) .NET
3 45 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (35.23%) TDD
4 31 (35.23%) Automation Testing
5 30 (34.09%) ISEB
6 28 (31.82%) Web Services
6 28 (31.82%) BDD
6 28 (31.82%) SoapUI
6 28 (31.82%) SpecFlow
6 28 (31.82%) Compatibility Testing
7 27 (30.68%) QA
7 27 (30.68%) TeamCity
7 27 (30.68%) Hudson
7 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
8 25 (28.41%) Automated Testing
9 22 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (23.86%) SOAP
11 20 (22.73%) Windows
12 19 (21.59%) Regression Testing
13 17 (19.32%) SDLC
14 16 (18.18%) REST
14 16 (18.18%) MVC
14 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
15 15 (17.05%) Selenium
16 14 (15.91%) WCF
16 14 (15.91%) API Testing
16 14 (15.91%) C#

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, 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 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
1 6 (6.82%) Apache
2 4 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.41%) CMS
4 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 2 (2.27%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (14.77%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (10.23%) Visualfiles
2 4 (4.55%) Magento
3 3 (3.41%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.27%) SAP HCM
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) Internet
2 8 (9.09%) Intranet
3 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.55%) MySQL
3 4 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.14%) Base SAS
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 28 (31.82%) SoapUI
1 28 (31.82%) SpecFlow
2 27 (30.68%) TeamCity
2 27 (30.68%) Hudson
2 27 (30.68%) Jenkins
3 15 (17.05%) Selenium
4 10 (11.36%) Git (software)
5 9 (10.23%) Eclipse
6 5 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (5.68%) Subversion
6 5 (5.68%) JIRA
6 5 (5.68%) Bugzilla
7 4 (4.55%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (3.41%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
9 1 (1.14%) HP UFT
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (11.36%) Legal
2 9 (10.23%) Law
3 5 (5.68%) Retail
4 4 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (31.82%) Developer
2 23 (26.14%) Analyst
2 23 (26.14%) Test Analyst
2 23 (26.14%) Tester
3 13 (14.77%) Technical Tester
4 8 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Technical Test Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) .NET Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Technical Analyst
5 7 (7.95%) ASP.NET Developer
5 7 (7.95%) Software Developer
6 6 (6.82%) PHP Developer
7 5 (5.68%) Software Tester
7 5 (5.68%) Project Manager
7 5 (5.68%) .NET Web Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Architect
8 4 (4.55%) IT Project Manager
8 4 (4.55%) Software Test Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Applications Architect
9 3 (3.41%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (53.41%) .NET
2 28 (31.82%) Web Services
3 21 (23.86%) SOAP
4 16 (18.18%) REST
5 14 (15.91%) WCF
5 14 (15.91%) ASP.NET
6 12 (13.64%) HTML
7 10 (11.36%) CSS
8 8 (9.09%) .NET Framework
8 8 (9.09%) LINQ
8 8 (9.09%) Entity Framework
8 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (9.09%) HTML5
9 6 (6.82%) LAMP
9 6 (6.82%) CodeIgniter
9 6 (6.82%) RESTful
9 6 (6.82%) Symfony
10 5 (5.68%) J2EE
11 4 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (4.55%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Replication
2 5 (5.68%) Interactive TV
3 4 (4.55%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (22.73%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Linux
3 4 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (51.14%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (35.23%) TDD
2 31 (35.23%) Automation Testing
3 28 (31.82%) BDD
3 28 (31.82%) Compatibility Testing
4 25 (28.41%) Automated Testing
5 22 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (23.86%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (21.59%) Regression Testing
8 17 (19.32%) SDLC
9 16 (18.18%) MVC
10 14 (15.91%) API Testing
11 13 (14.77%) Manual Testing
12 12 (13.64%) Unit Testing
13 9 (10.23%) Web Development
14 8 (9.09%) Software Testing
15 7 (7.95%) Integration Testing
15 7 (7.95%) Time Management
16 6 (6.82%) Mentoring
17 5 (5.68%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (64.77%) SQL
2 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 14 (15.91%) C#
4 10 (11.36%) PHP
5 6 (6.82%) Java
6 4 (4.55%) Perl
6 4 (4.55%) T-SQL
7 3 (3.41%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.14%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (34.09%) ISEB
2 12 (13.64%) Degree
3 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
4 3 (3.41%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (30.68%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 5 (5.68%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.82%) SAP
2 6 (6.82%) Oracle
3 4 (4.55%) IBM
3 4 (4.55%) Zend
4 1 (1.14%) DataFlux
4 1 (1.14%) Trillium
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