The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 62 56 71
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 1 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.19% 0.21% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.24% 0.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 3
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year
-11.25% +2.56%
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 Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
471 423 543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.20% 88.31% 89.60%
Number of salaries quoted 372 363 477
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

System Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the Merseyside region.

System Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

System Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
Southport - 1 £35,000 -
System Testing
North West

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) AS400
2 2 (50.00%) JMeter
2 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) UML
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
3 1 (25.00%) ISEB
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (25.00%) Liferay
1 1 (25.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Bugzilla
1 2 (50.00%) JMeter
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) SOAP
1 2 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) AS400
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) APACS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Use Case
3 1 (25.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Budget Control
3 1 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Line Management
3 1 (25.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Manual Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Test Management
3 1 (25.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) ISEB
1 1 (25.00%) ISTQB