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 26 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 136 156 171
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 43 30 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 1.31% 0.78% 0.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 0.93% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 37 26 17
Average salary £35,000 £29,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.68% -15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,900 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £31,500 £52,200
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
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
2786 3228 3331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 84.94% 83.56% 81.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2292 2650 2877
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +6 10 £35,750 +13.49% 1
Ashton-under-Lyne - 5 £32,500 - 1
Wigan +2 1 - -
Altrincham - 1 £27,800 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 66 (66.00%) SQL
2 56 (56.00%) .NET
3 52 (52.00%) TDD
4 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (40.00%) BDD
6 38 (38.00%) Automation Testing
7 37 (37.00%) SpecFlow
7 37 (37.00%) SoapUI
7 37 (37.00%) Compatibility Testing
8 36 (36.00%) TeamCity
8 36 (36.00%) Hudson
8 36 (36.00%) Jenkins
8 36 (36.00%) ISEB
9 33 (33.00%) User Acceptance Testing
10 30 (30.00%) Automated Testing
11 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
12 28 (28.00%) Web Services
13 25 (25.00%) SOAP
13 25 (25.00%) QA
14 24 (24.00%) MVC
15 22 (22.00%) Regression Testing
16 17 (17.00%) Windows
16 17 (17.00%) ASP.NET
16 17 (17.00%) C#
16 17 (17.00%) Replication
17 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
17 15 (15.00%) Finance
18 14 (14.00%) WCF
19 13 (13.00%) .NET Framework
19 13 (13.00%) Degree

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (7.00%) Apache
2 5 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.00%) Umbraco
4 2 (2.00%) SAS
4 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.00%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.00%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) Internet
2 8 (8.00%) Intranet
3 1 (1.00%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.00%) Base SAS
4 1 (1.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 37 (37.00%) SpecFlow
1 37 (37.00%) SoapUI
2 36 (36.00%) TeamCity
2 36 (36.00%) Hudson
2 36 (36.00%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.00%) Selenium
4 7 (7.00%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (5.00%) Subversion
5 5 (5.00%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.00%) JIRA
6 4 (4.00%) Bugzilla
7 3 (3.00%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.00%) TestDirector
General
1 15 (15.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Legal
3 5 (5.00%) Law
4 3 (3.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (31.00%) Developer
2 27 (27.00%) Tester
3 26 (26.00%) Analyst
4 24 (24.00%) Test Analyst
5 17 (17.00%) Technical Tester
6 13 (13.00%) .NET Developer
7 11 (11.00%) Test Manager
8 9 (9.00%) C# Developer
8 9 (9.00%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (9.00%) ASP.NET Developer
9 8 (8.00%) Technical Test Analyst
9 8 (8.00%) Software Developer
9 8 (8.00%) Web Developer
9 8 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (7.00%) PHP Developer
11 5 (5.00%) Automation Tester
11 5 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (5.00%) .NET Web Developer
12 4 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (4.00%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (56.00%) .NET
2 28 (28.00%) Web Services
3 25 (25.00%) SOAP
4 17 (17.00%) ASP.NET
5 14 (14.00%) WCF
6 13 (13.00%) .NET Framework
6 13 (13.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 12 (12.00%) CSS
8 10 (10.00%) REST
9 9 (9.00%) Entity Framework
10 8 (8.00%) LINQ
10 8 (8.00%) HTML
10 8 (8.00%) HTML5
11 7 (7.00%) RESTful
11 7 (7.00%) Symfony
11 7 (7.00%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (7.00%) LAMP
12 5 (5.00%) Castle Windsor
12 5 (5.00%) Ninject
12 5 (5.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Replication
2 11 (11.00%) Statistics
3 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.00%) Interactive TV
4 2 (2.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.00%) Inversion of Control
5 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.00%) Windows
2 7 (7.00%) Linux
3 1 (1.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (52.00%) TDD
2 41 (41.00%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (40.00%) BDD
4 38 (38.00%) Automation Testing
5 37 (37.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 33 (33.00%) User Acceptance Testing
7 30 (30.00%) Automated Testing
8 29 (29.00%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (24.00%) MVC
10 22 (22.00%) Regression Testing
11 13 (13.00%) Manual Testing
12 11 (11.00%) Programme Management
12 11 (11.00%) Test Management
12 11 (11.00%) Test Strategy
12 11 (11.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
12 11 (11.00%) SDLC
13 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
13 9 (9.00%) OO
14 6 (6.00%) Mentoring
15 5 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (66.00%) SQL
2 17 (17.00%) C#
3 13 (13.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.00%) PHP
5 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.00%) Java
7 1 (1.00%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (36.00%) ISEB
2 13 (13.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.00%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.00%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (25.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (8.00%) SAP
2 7 (7.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (7.00%) Oracle
3 2 (2.00%) IBM
4 1 (1.00%) Aquila
4 1 (1.00%) DataFlux
4 1 (1.00%) Trillium
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Stockport
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago