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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 189 196 233
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +37
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 61 48 43
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 0.88% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 51 43 41
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%
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
6113 5485 6366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.98% 80.76% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5259 4570 5624
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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
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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 -2 39 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Cheshire 0 20 £45,500 +21.33%
Lancashire 0 2 £39,000 -13.33% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 57 (48.72%) SQL
2 52 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
3 51 (43.59%) Finance
4 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (35.90%) .NET
6 30 (25.64%) ISEB
7 29 (24.79%) Test Management
8 26 (22.22%) Test Strategy
9 25 (21.37%) Statistics
9 25 (21.37%) Programme Management
10 24 (20.51%) Software Testing
11 22 (18.80%) Regression Testing
12 21 (17.95%) Performance Testing
12 21 (17.95%) Manual Testing
12 21 (17.95%) ISTQB
13 19 (16.24%) Mentoring
13 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET
14 18 (15.38%) C#
14 18 (15.38%) Integration Testing
15 17 (14.53%) Automation Testing
15 17 (14.53%) Team Foundation Server
16 16 (13.68%) JIRA
16 16 (13.68%) .NET Framework
16 16 (13.68%) Stress Testing
17 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
18 14 (11.97%) TDD
18 14 (11.97%) Windows
19 13 (11.11%) BDD
19 13 (11.11%) OO
20 12 (10.26%) Compatibility Testing

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 5 (4.27%) Umbraco
2 4 (3.42%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.56%) CMS
4 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (5.98%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.85%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.85%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.71%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.42%) Star Schema
3 4 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.85%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (14.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (13.68%) JIRA
3 10 (8.55%) Selenium
4 9 (7.69%) SoapUI
4 9 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 8 (6.84%) Jenkins
5 8 (6.84%) TeamCity
5 8 (6.84%) Hudson
6 5 (4.27%) WebDriver
7 4 (3.42%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.71%) TestDirector
8 2 (1.71%) QuickTest Pro
8 2 (1.71%) Selenium IDE
9 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
General
1 51 (43.59%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Retail
3 4 (3.42%) Law
3 4 (3.42%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) General Ledger
4 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 44 (37.61%) Analyst
2 34 (29.06%) Test Analyst
3 27 (23.08%) Developer
4 26 (22.22%) Test Manager
5 16 (13.68%) Tester
5 16 (13.68%) .NET Developer
6 10 (8.55%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (7.69%) Senior Test Analyst
8 8 (6.84%) Software Tester
8 8 (6.84%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) Business Analyst
9 7 (5.98%) C# Developer
10 6 (5.13%) Software Test Analyst
10 6 (5.13%) C# .NET Developer
11 5 (4.27%) Development Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Systems Development Analyst
11 5 (4.27%) Senior Developer
12 4 (3.42%) Business Developer
12 4 (3.42%) Team Leader
12 4 (3.42%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (35.90%) .NET
2 19 (16.24%) ASP.NET
3 16 (13.68%) .NET Framework
4 10 (8.55%) CSS
5 9 (7.69%) SOAP
5 9 (7.69%) Web Services
5 9 (7.69%) XML
5 9 (7.69%) HTML
6 7 (5.98%) WCF
7 6 (5.13%) jQuery
8 4 (3.42%) ASP.NET MVC
8 4 (3.42%) Castle Windsor
8 4 (3.42%) Ninject
8 4 (3.42%) NHibernate
8 4 (3.42%) JSON
9 2 (1.71%) HTML5
10 1 (0.85%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 1 (0.85%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 25 (21.37%) Statistics
2 4 (3.42%) Replication
3 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.71%) AS400
4 2 (1.71%) iSeries
5 1 (0.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.97%) Windows
2 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (44.44%) User Acceptance Testing
2 44 (37.61%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (24.79%) Test Management
4 26 (22.22%) Test Strategy
5 25 (21.37%) Programme Management
6 24 (20.51%) Software Testing
7 22 (18.80%) Regression Testing
8 21 (17.95%) Performance Testing
8 21 (17.95%) Manual Testing
9 19 (16.24%) Mentoring
10 18 (15.38%) Integration Testing
11 17 (14.53%) Automation Testing
12 16 (13.68%) Stress Testing
13 14 (11.97%) TDD
14 13 (11.11%) OO
14 13 (11.11%) BDD
15 12 (10.26%) Compatibility Testing
16 11 (9.40%) Release Management
17 9 (7.69%) Automated Testing
17 9 (7.69%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 57 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (15.38%) C#
3 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.13%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.27%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.56%) Java
7 3 (2.56%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.71%) RPG
8 2 (1.71%) PHP
9 1 (0.85%) C++
9 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (25.64%) ISEB
2 21 (17.95%) ISTQB
3 9 (7.69%) Degree
4 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.85%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.84%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (6.84%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (9.40%) Oracle
2 2 (1.71%) SAP
2 2 (1.71%) Ektron
2 2 (1.71%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.85%) VMware
3 1 (0.85%) Capita
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Salary: £24k - 26k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + bens
Posted: 18 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
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