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 average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 200 175 189
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 32 88 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.57% 1.27% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.66% 1.49% 1.10%
Number of salaries quoted 30 79 56
Average salary £28,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £32,500 £28,350
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £46,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,789 £40,000 £38,750
% change year-on-year
-10.52% +3.22%
System Testing
England

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
4883 5915 5550
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 85.65% 84.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4045 4979 4613
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

System Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing System Testing across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 2016.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Manchester -11 24 £25,750 -29.45% 7
Cheshire +8 4 £29,750 -33.88% 2
Lancashire +14 1 £28,000 -2.60% 1
Merseyside -7 1 £35,000 +7.69% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 51 (49.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 47 (45.19%) ISEB
3 41 (39.42%) ISTQB
4 38 (36.54%) Performance Testing
5 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (26.92%) QA
7 27 (25.96%) Finance
8 24 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 22 (21.15%) Internet
9 22 (21.15%) SQL
10 20 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 18 (17.31%) .NET
12 17 (16.35%) Management Information System
12 17 (16.35%) SDLC
13 15 (14.42%) Windows
14 13 (12.50%) C#
15 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
15 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
15 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting
16 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
16 11 (10.58%) jQuery
16 11 (10.58%) DNS
16 11 (10.58%) Oracle
16 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
16 11 (10.58%) ASP.NET
17 10 (9.62%) Scrum
17 10 (9.62%) Intranet
17 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (9.62%) Automation Testing
18 9 (8.65%) HP Quality Center

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT jobs across the North West 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 (5.77%) IIS
2 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (4.81%) Office Communications Server
2 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
3 2 (1.92%) CMS
3 2 (1.92%) LiveLink
4 1 (0.96%) Liferay
4 1 (0.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.96%) MS Project
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Unit4 Business World
1 2 (1.92%) Visualfiles
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.15%) Internet
2 12 (11.54%) TCP/IP
3 11 (10.58%) DNS
4 10 (9.62%) Intranet
5 6 (5.77%) Firewall
5 6 (5.77%) HTTPS
5 6 (5.77%) SNMP
6 5 (4.81%) SSL
6 5 (4.81%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.96%) DHCP
7 1 (0.96%) LAN
7 1 (0.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (6.73%) JIRA
1 7 (6.73%) Selenium
2 5 (4.81%) HP UFT
2 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (3.85%) Toad
4 3 (2.88%) Bugzilla
4 3 (2.88%) SoapUI
5 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.92%) JMeter
5 2 (1.92%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
General
1 27 (25.96%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Law
2 7 (6.73%) Legal
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 4 (3.85%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Games
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (54.81%) Analyst
2 43 (41.35%) Test Analyst
3 17 (16.35%) Tester
4 13 (12.50%) Developer
5 11 (10.58%) .NET Developer
5 11 (10.58%) ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (10.58%) C# .NET Developer
5 11 (10.58%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 11 (10.58%) C# Developer
6 10 (9.62%) Systems Analyst
7 9 (8.65%) Systems Tester
8 8 (7.69%) Graduate
8 8 (7.69%) Graduate Developer
8 8 (7.69%) HTML Developer
8 8 (7.69%) Junior
8 8 (7.69%) Junior .NET Developer
8 8 (7.69%) Junior C# Developer
8 8 (7.69%) Junior Developer
8 8 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) .NET
2 11 (10.58%) ASP.NET
2 11 (10.58%) jQuery
3 9 (8.65%) CSS
4 8 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 8 (7.69%) HTML
4 8 (7.69%) HTML5
5 3 (2.88%) Web Services
6 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.92%) J2EE
6 2 (1.92%) SOAP
6 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.35%) Management Information System
2 10 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) AS400
4 2 (1.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.96%) APACS
5 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.96%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (14.42%) Windows
2 7 (6.73%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.85%) Linux
3 4 (3.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
4 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (49.04%) User Acceptance Testing
2 38 (36.54%) Performance Testing
3 33 (31.73%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (23.08%) Software Testing
5 17 (16.35%) SDLC
6 12 (11.54%) Test Scripting
7 11 (10.58%) Manual Testing
8 10 (9.62%) Automation Testing
8 10 (9.62%) Scrum
9 9 (8.65%) Case Management
10 8 (7.69%) E-Commerce
10 8 (7.69%) Mentoring
10 8 (7.69%) Process Improvement
10 8 (7.69%) Time Management
11 6 (5.77%) Functional Testing
11 6 (5.77%) Issue Tracking
12 5 (4.81%) Analytics
12 5 (4.81%) Business Development
12 5 (4.81%) Financial Analysis
12 5 (4.81%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.15%) SQL
2 13 (12.50%) C#
3 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.77%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.81%) Java
6 2 (1.92%) C
6 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.96%) C++
7 1 (0.96%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (45.19%) ISEB
2 41 (39.42%) ISTQB
3 20 (19.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 7 (6.73%) Degree
5 1 (0.96%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.96%) MCP
5 1 (0.96%) MCSA
5 1 (0.96%) MCSE
5 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (26.92%) QA
System Software
1 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.96%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (8.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (10.58%) Oracle
2 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
3 6 (5.77%) Apple
4 4 (3.85%) Siebel
5 2 (1.92%) Capita
5 2 (1.92%) F5
5 2 (1.92%) HP
5 2 (1.92%) OpenText
6 1 (0.96%) Cisco
6 1 (0.96%) Citrix
6 1 (0.96%) Dell
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