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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 146 164 174
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +10
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 46 24 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.21% 0.60% 0.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.46% 0.71% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 41 21 13
Average salary £36,500 £29,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.86% -4.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £29,000 £57,400
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £36,800
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +5.97%
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
3143 3379 3246
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.39% 83.80% 79.50%
Number of salaries quoted 2613 2805 2777
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £43,507 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +6.25%

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 March 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 31 March 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 +17 10 £36,500 +25.86% 1
Wigan -3 3 £40,000 +68.42% 1
Altrincham - 2 £33,900 -
Cheadle - 2 £35,000 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 53 (60.23%) SQL
2 46 (52.27%) .NET
2 46 (52.27%) TDD
3 35 (39.77%) User Acceptance Testing
3 35 (39.77%) Automation Testing
4 33 (37.50%) BDD
5 32 (36.36%) Hudson
5 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
5 32 (36.36%) Jenkins
6 30 (34.09%) SoapUI
6 30 (34.09%) SpecFlow
6 30 (34.09%) Compatibility Testing
7 27 (30.68%) ISEB
8 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (27.27%) Automated Testing
11 22 (25.00%) QA
12 21 (23.86%) MVC
12 21 (23.86%) SOAP
13 19 (21.59%) Regression Testing
14 18 (20.45%) Finance
15 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
16 15 (17.05%) C#
16 15 (17.05%) Web Services
17 14 (15.91%) Selenium
18 13 (14.77%) Oracle
18 13 (14.77%) Replication
19 12 (13.64%) OO
20 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
20 11 (12.50%) Statistics

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 8 (9.09%) Umbraco
2 7 (7.95%) Apache
3 2 (2.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.14%) IIS
4 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.55%) MS Office
2 2 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.14%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.14%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.14%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.14%) VoIP
1 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.14%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 32 (36.36%) TeamCity
1 32 (36.36%) Hudson
1 32 (36.36%) Jenkins
2 30 (34.09%) SoapUI
2 30 (34.09%) SpecFlow
3 14 (15.91%) Selenium
4 7 (7.95%) Git (software)
5 3 (3.41%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.14%) TestDirector
6 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.14%) Selenium IDE
General
1 18 (20.45%) Finance
2 7 (7.95%) Retail
3 1 (1.14%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.14%) Law
3 1 (1.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Analyst
2 24 (27.27%) Developer
3 23 (26.14%) Tester
4 21 (23.86%) Test Analyst
5 14 (15.91%) .NET Developer
6 13 (14.77%) Technical Tester
7 12 (13.64%) C# Developer
8 11 (12.50%) Test Manager
8 11 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
9 8 (9.09%) Software Developer
10 7 (7.95%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (7.95%) PHP Developer
11 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET Developer
11 6 (6.82%) Technical Test Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) Business Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) Systems Analyst
11 6 (6.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (5.68%) Automation Tester
12 5 (5.68%) Development Analyst
12 5 (5.68%) Systems Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (52.27%) .NET
2 21 (23.86%) SOAP
3 16 (18.18%) ASP.NET
4 15 (17.05%) Web Services
5 9 (10.23%) CSS
5 9 (10.23%) WCF
6 7 (7.95%) Symfony
6 7 (7.95%) CodeIgniter
6 7 (7.95%) RESTful
6 7 (7.95%) LAMP
6 7 (7.95%) .NET Framework
7 6 (6.82%) JSON
7 6 (6.82%) NHibernate
7 6 (6.82%) XML
7 6 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.82%) jQuery
7 6 (6.82%) Castle Windsor
7 6 (6.82%) Ninject
8 2 (2.27%) HTML
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Replication
2 11 (12.50%) Statistics
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 10 (11.36%) Windows
2 7 (7.95%) Linux
3 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.14%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (52.27%) TDD
2 35 (39.77%) User Acceptance Testing
2 35 (39.77%) Automation Testing
3 33 (37.50%) BDD
4 30 (34.09%) Compatibility Testing
5 26 (29.55%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (28.41%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (27.27%) Automated Testing
8 21 (23.86%) MVC
9 19 (21.59%) Regression Testing
10 12 (13.64%) OO
11 11 (12.50%) Programme Management
11 11 (12.50%) Test Management
11 11 (12.50%) Manual Testing
11 11 (12.50%) Test Strategy
12 10 (11.36%) CRM
13 7 (7.95%) Unit Testing
14 6 (6.82%) Performance Testing
14 6 (6.82%) Requirements Analysis
14 6 (6.82%) UML
Programming Languages
1 53 (60.23%) SQL
2 15 (17.05%) C#
3 8 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 7 (7.95%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.95%) PHP
5 1 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) C
5 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (30.68%) ISEB
2 10 (11.36%) Degree
3 2 (2.27%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (2.27%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.14%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.14%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 13 (14.77%) Oracle
2 6 (6.82%) SAP
3 5 (5.68%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.14%) Capita
4 1 (1.14%) Aquila
4 1 (1.14%) DataFlux
4 1 (1.14%) Trillium
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Dependant on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago