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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 132 150 180
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +30
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 57 27 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.42% 0.73% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 0.89% 0.41%
Number of salaries quoted 50 27 12
Average salary £36,500 £42,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.11% +41.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,700 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £46,000 £41,350
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
3271 3025 3399
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 81.67% 82.13% 79.53%
Number of salaries quoted 2822 2637 2993
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 £27,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +1 9 £36,500 -18.88% 1
Wigan -7 5 £40,000 +60.00%
Cheadle - 2 £35,000 -
Altrincham +3 1 £40,000 -13.97% 1
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 39 (50.00%) SQL
2 37 (47.44%) .NET
3 30 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
4 29 (37.18%) TDD
5 27 (34.62%) Automation Testing
6 25 (32.05%) Finance
7 24 (30.77%) BDD
8 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (28.21%) ISEB
10 21 (26.92%) Compatibility Testing
11 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
11 18 (23.08%) SpecFlow
12 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
12 16 (20.51%) Automated Testing
13 15 (19.23%) Test Management
13 15 (19.23%) TeamCity
13 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
13 15 (19.23%) Hudson
14 14 (17.95%) Selenium
14 14 (17.95%) OO
14 14 (17.95%) C#
14 14 (17.95%) SOAP
14 14 (17.95%) MVC
15 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
16 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
16 12 (15.38%) QA
17 11 (14.10%) Statistics
17 11 (14.10%) Programme Management
17 11 (14.10%) Oracle
17 11 (14.10%) SQL Server

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (7.69%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.56%) Apache
3 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.28%) IIS
3 1 (1.28%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Visualfiles
1 1 (1.28%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.28%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.28%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.28%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 18 (23.08%) SoapUI
1 18 (23.08%) SpecFlow
2 15 (19.23%) TeamCity
2 15 (19.23%) Jenkins
2 15 (19.23%) Hudson
3 14 (17.95%) Selenium
4 5 (6.41%) WebDriver
5 3 (3.85%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.56%) TestDirector
6 2 (2.56%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.56%) JIRA
7 1 (1.28%) Selenium IDE
7 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 6 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.28%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Law
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 27 (34.62%) Analyst
2 21 (26.92%) Test Analyst
3 19 (24.36%) Developer
4 17 (21.79%) Tester
5 14 (17.95%) .NET Developer
6 12 (15.38%) Test Manager
7 10 (12.82%) C# Developer
8 9 (11.54%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (8.97%) Technical Analyst
9 7 (8.97%) Technical Tester
9 7 (8.97%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Business Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Technical Test Analyst
10 6 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
11 5 (6.41%) Development Analyst
11 5 (6.41%) Systems Development Analyst
11 5 (6.41%) Systems Analyst
12 4 (5.13%) Senior Developer
12 4 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
12 4 (5.13%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (47.44%) .NET
2 16 (20.51%) ASP.NET
3 14 (17.95%) SOAP
4 9 (11.54%) Web Services
4 9 (11.54%) XML
4 9 (11.54%) CSS
4 9 (11.54%) .NET Framework
5 8 (10.26%) WCF
5 8 (10.26%) jQuery
6 6 (7.69%) JSON
6 6 (7.69%) NHibernate
6 6 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC
6 6 (7.69%) Castle Windsor
6 6 (7.69%) Ninject
7 3 (3.85%) HTML
8 2 (2.56%) LAMP
8 2 (2.56%) Symfony
8 2 (2.56%) CodeIgniter
8 2 (2.56%) HTML5
8 2 (2.56%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Statistics
2 7 (8.97%) Replication
3 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.28%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.97%) Windows
2 2 (2.56%) Linux
3 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) User Acceptance Testing
2 29 (37.18%) TDD
3 27 (34.62%) Automation Testing
4 24 (30.77%) BDD
5 23 (29.49%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (26.92%) Compatibility Testing
7 16 (20.51%) Automated Testing
8 15 (19.23%) Test Management
9 14 (17.95%) OO
9 14 (17.95%) MVC
10 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (15.38%) Regression Testing
12 11 (14.10%) Programme Management
12 11 (14.10%) Test Strategy
13 9 (11.54%) CRM
13 9 (11.54%) Performance Testing
13 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
14 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
15 7 (8.97%) Software Testing
15 7 (8.97%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 39 (50.00%) SQL
2 14 (17.95%) C#
3 9 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 6 (7.69%) PL/SQL
5 4 (5.13%) PHP
6 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.56%) Java
7 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 22 (28.21%) ISEB
2 9 (11.54%) Degree
3 6 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.56%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (15.38%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) SAP
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.28%) Capita
4 1 (1.28%) Aquila
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