The table below looks at the statistics for System Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / North West
Rank 213 181 180
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -1
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 33 56 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 1.03% 1.06%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 1.17% 1.22%
Number of salaries quoted 29 54 62
Median salary £36,000 £32,481 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% -18.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £20,150 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £39,500 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
5239 4766 5884
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.74% 87.59% 86.25%
Number of salaries quoted 4383 3961 5041
Median salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing System Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

System Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

System Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

System Testing Salary Trend in the North West

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing System Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

System Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

System Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -50 17 £35,000 +7.69% 1
Cheshire +15 6 £40,000 +48.14% 1
Lancashire -5 5 £41,000 +46.42%
Merseyside - 4 £30,000 - 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Regression Testing
2 21 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 19 (27.54%) SQL
4 17 (24.64%) Test Strategy
5 16 (23.19%) JIRA
5 16 (23.19%) .NET
5 16 (23.19%) ISEB
6 15 (21.74%) Software Testing
6 15 (21.74%) QA
7 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
8 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
8 10 (14.49%) SDLC
8 10 (14.49%) Finance
9 9 (13.04%) SOAP
9 9 (13.04%) User Stories
9 9 (13.04%) SoapUI
10 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
10 8 (11.59%) Defect Management
10 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
11 7 (10.14%) Java
11 7 (10.14%) C#
11 7 (10.14%) Windows
11 7 (10.14%) OO
11 7 (10.14%) BDD
11 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
12 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
12 6 (8.70%) REST
12 6 (8.70%) Apache ZooKeeper

System Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.70%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 4 (5.80%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (5.80%) SAP CO
1 4 (5.80%) SAP FI
1 4 (5.80%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) SaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.90%) Firewall
1 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.45%) 4G
2 1 (1.45%) GPRS
2 1 (1.45%) GSM
2 1 (1.45%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
2 1 (1.45%) Network Security
2 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.90%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) JIRA
2 9 (13.04%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (8.70%) Eclipse
4 6 (8.70%) JUnit
4 6 (8.70%) NetBeans
5 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.80%) Selenium
6 3 (4.35%) SpecFlow
7 1 (1.45%) Hudson
7 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.45%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.45%) MSTest
7 1 (1.45%) NUnit
7 1 (1.45%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) General Ledger
2 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Publishing
2 4 (5.80%) Retail
3 2 (2.90%) Automotive
4 1 (1.45%) Advertising
4 1 (1.45%) Back Office
4 1 (1.45%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (53.62%) Analyst
2 33 (47.83%) Test Analyst
3 13 (18.84%) Developer
4 11 (15.94%) Test Leader
5 9 (13.04%) Lead Test Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Lead Tester
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Test Analyst
5 9 (13.04%) Senior Tester
5 9 (13.04%) Tester
6 6 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 6 (8.70%) QA Leader
7 5 (7.25%) Junior
7 5 (7.25%) QA Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) .NET Developer
8 4 (5.80%) Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) QA Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Technical Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.19%) .NET
2 9 (13.04%) SOAP
3 6 (8.70%) Hibernate
3 6 (8.70%) J2EE
3 6 (8.70%) JPA
3 6 (8.70%) JSON
3 6 (8.70%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (8.70%) REST
3 6 (8.70%) Spring
3 6 (8.70%) Web Services
4 4 (5.80%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.80%) Gherkin
4 4 (5.80%) XML
5 3 (4.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.45%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.45%) LINQ
6 1 (1.45%) WCF
6 1 (1.45%) WF
6 1 (1.45%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) iSeries
2 2 (2.90%) Replication
2 2 (2.90%) User Experience
3 1 (1.45%) CCTV
3 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.45%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (10.14%) Windows
2 5 (7.25%) Android
2 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
2 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.45%) Windows CE
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (46.38%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Regression Testing
2 21 (30.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 17 (24.64%) Test Strategy
4 15 (21.74%) Software Testing
5 10 (14.49%) Integration Testing
5 10 (14.49%) SDLC
6 9 (13.04%) User Stories
7 8 (11.59%) Defect Management
7 8 (11.59%) Manual Testing
8 7 (10.14%) BDD
8 7 (10.14%) OO
9 6 (8.70%) API Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
9 6 (8.70%) Automation Testing
9 6 (8.70%) TDD
9 6 (8.70%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (7.25%) Mentoring
10 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 7 (10.14%) C#
2 7 (10.14%) Java
3 6 (8.70%) Haskell
4 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.90%) RPG
6 1 (1.45%) C
6 1 (1.45%) C++
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) ISEB
2 6 (8.70%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
5 1 (1.45%) CCNA
5 1 (1.45%) CCNP
5 1 (1.45%) CEH
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.70%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.80%) SAP
3 2 (2.90%) IBM
4 1 (1.45%) Apple
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco
4 1 (1.45%) TOWER Software
Manchester, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Good Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Merseyside
FT Select
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago