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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 142 163 178
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 39 27 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 0.67% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.30% 0.80% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 34 24 14
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,450 £27,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,800 £31,500 £46,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,100
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +10.80%
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
2990 3363 3369
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 82.67% 83.76% 80.69%
Number of salaries quoted 2462 2771 2871
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,200 £51,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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 +3 8 £36,500 +25.86% 3
Wigan +3 2 £40,000 +33.33%
Altrincham - 1 £27,800 -
Cheadle - 1 - -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 56 (60.87%) SQL
2 48 (52.17%) TDD
3 46 (50.00%) .NET
4 37 (40.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (40.22%) Automation Testing
5 35 (38.04%) BDD
6 34 (36.96%) Hudson
6 34 (36.96%) TeamCity
6 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
7 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (34.78%) Compatibility Testing
8 32 (34.78%) SpecFlow
8 32 (34.78%) SoapUI
9 30 (32.61%) ISEB
10 27 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (28.26%) Automated Testing
12 24 (26.09%) QA
13 23 (25.00%) SOAP
14 21 (22.83%) Regression Testing
15 20 (21.74%) MVC
16 18 (19.57%) Web Services
17 17 (18.48%) Finance
18 15 (16.30%) Replication
19 14 (15.22%) Selenium
19 14 (15.22%) C#
19 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
20 12 (13.04%) OO
21 11 (11.96%) Programme Management
21 11 (11.96%) Statistics
21 11 (11.96%) Degree

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (7.61%) Apache
2 6 (6.52%) Umbraco
3 4 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.17%) SAS
5 1 (1.09%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.26%) Internet
2 1 (1.09%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (1.09%) VoIP
2 1 (1.09%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.09%) Base SAS
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.09%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (36.96%) TeamCity
1 34 (36.96%) Hudson
1 34 (36.96%) Jenkins
2 32 (34.78%) SoapUI
2 32 (34.78%) SpecFlow
3 14 (15.22%) Selenium
4 7 (7.61%) Git (software)
5 4 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.17%) Bugzilla
7 2 (2.17%) JIRA
8 1 (1.09%) TestDirector
8 1 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.09%) Selenium IDE
General
1 17 (18.48%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Retail
3 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (29.35%) Analyst
2 26 (28.26%) Tester
2 26 (28.26%) Developer
3 21 (22.83%) Test Analyst
4 15 (16.30%) Technical Tester
5 12 (13.04%) C# Developer
6 11 (11.96%) Test Manager
6 11 (11.96%) .NET Developer
6 11 (11.96%) C# .NET Developer
7 8 (8.70%) Software Developer
8 7 (7.61%) Technical Analyst
8 7 (7.61%) PHP Developer
9 6 (6.52%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
9 6 (6.52%) Technical Test Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Business Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Automation Tester
10 5 (5.43%) Development Analyst
10 5 (5.43%) Systems Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (50.00%) .NET
2 23 (25.00%) SOAP
3 18 (19.57%) Web Services
4 14 (15.22%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.70%) .NET Framework
6 7 (7.61%) LAMP
6 7 (7.61%) CSS
6 7 (7.61%) WCF
6 7 (7.61%) Symfony
6 7 (7.61%) CodeIgniter
6 7 (7.61%) RESTful
6 7 (7.61%) ASP.NET MVC
7 6 (6.52%) jQuery
7 6 (6.52%) XML
7 6 (6.52%) NHibernate
7 6 (6.52%) JSON
7 6 (6.52%) Castle Windsor
7 6 (6.52%) Ninject
8 2 (2.17%) HTML
8 2 (2.17%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Replication
2 11 (11.96%) Statistics
3 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.17%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 11 (11.96%) Windows
2 7 (7.61%) Linux
3 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (1.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (52.17%) TDD
2 37 (40.22%) User Acceptance Testing
2 37 (40.22%) Automation Testing
3 35 (38.04%) BDD
4 33 (35.87%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (34.78%) Compatibility Testing
6 27 (29.35%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (28.26%) Automated Testing
8 21 (22.83%) Regression Testing
9 20 (21.74%) MVC
10 12 (13.04%) OO
11 11 (11.96%) Programme Management
11 11 (11.96%) Manual Testing
11 11 (11.96%) Test Management
11 11 (11.96%) Test Strategy
12 7 (7.61%) Unit Testing
12 7 (7.61%) CRM
13 6 (6.52%) UML
13 6 (6.52%) Data Modelling
13 6 (6.52%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.87%) SQL
2 14 (15.22%) C#
3 8 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.61%) PHP
5 6 (6.52%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.09%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (32.61%) ISEB
2 11 (11.96%) Degree
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.09%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.09%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (26.09%) QA
2 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (10.87%) Oracle
2 5 (5.43%) SAP
2 5 (5.43%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.09%) Capita
3 1 (1.09%) Aquila
3 1 (1.09%) DataFlux
3 1 (1.09%) Trillium
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
IS Recruitment Ltd
Salary: excellent benefits and bonuses)
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago