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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 188 184 200
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +16
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 65 65 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 0.94% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.17% 1.14% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 55 58 46
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% +14.03%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
- +19.40%
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
5557 5720 6003
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.85% 82.54% 80.96%
Number of salaries quoted 4504 4554 5135
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 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,000
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 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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 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
Manchester +15 54 £35,000 +9.37% 7
Cheshire -14 5 £31,500 -3.07% 2
Lancashire -14 4 £38,750 +0.64%
Merseyside +14 2 £41,250 +3.12%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 75 (59.06%) SQL
2 63 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (47.24%) .NET
4 46 (36.22%) ISEB
5 43 (33.86%) TDD
6 40 (31.50%) Automation Testing
7 39 (30.71%) QA
8 37 (29.13%) User Acceptance Testing
8 37 (29.13%) BDD
9 36 (28.35%) SoapUI
9 36 (28.35%) SpecFlow
9 36 (28.35%) Compatibility Testing
10 33 (25.98%) Jenkins
10 33 (25.98%) Hudson
10 33 (25.98%) TeamCity
11 32 (25.20%) Automated Testing
12 31 (24.41%) Web Services
13 28 (22.05%) Regression Testing
14 26 (20.47%) SOAP
14 26 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (19.69%) Windows
16 22 (17.32%) SQL Server
17 21 (16.54%) Manual Testing
17 21 (16.54%) SDLC
18 20 (15.75%) C#
18 20 (15.75%) MVC
19 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
20 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
20 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
20 17 (13.39%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 7 (5.51%) Apache
1 7 (5.51%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
2 4 (3.15%) WebSphere
3 3 (2.36%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.57%) CMS
4 2 (1.57%) SAS
5 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (6.30%) Visualfiles
2 4 (3.15%) Magento
3 2 (1.57%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.79%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.24%) Internet
2 8 (6.30%) Intranet
3 1 (0.79%) SSH
3 1 (0.79%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.79%) VoIP
3 1 (0.79%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (17.32%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.15%) MySQL
3 4 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.79%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 36 (28.35%) SoapUI
1 36 (28.35%) SpecFlow
2 33 (25.98%) Jenkins
2 33 (25.98%) TeamCity
2 33 (25.98%) Hudson
3 17 (13.39%) Selenium
4 11 (8.66%) Git (software)
5 9 (7.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (6.30%) JIRA
6 8 (6.30%) Bugzilla
6 8 (6.30%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.94%) Subversion
8 4 (3.15%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (2.36%) WebDriver
10 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.79%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.79%) HP UFT
10 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (13.39%) Finance
2 9 (7.09%) Legal
3 8 (6.30%) Law
4 5 (3.94%) Retail
5 3 (2.36%) Electronics
6 1 (0.79%) Billing
6 1 (0.79%) Games
Job Titles
1 39 (30.71%) Analyst
2 36 (28.35%) Test Analyst
3 35 (27.56%) Developer
3 35 (27.56%) Tester
4 16 (12.60%) Technical Tester
5 10 (7.87%) Technical Test Analyst
5 10 (7.87%) .NET Developer
5 10 (7.87%) Technical Analyst
6 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Software Tester
6 8 (6.30%) Software Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Web Developer
6 8 (6.30%) Test Manager
7 7 (5.51%) PHP Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) C# .NET Developer
8 5 (3.94%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.94%) C# Developer
8 5 (3.94%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (47.24%) .NET
2 31 (24.41%) Web Services
3 26 (20.47%) SOAP
4 17 (13.39%) ASP.NET
5 16 (12.60%) REST
6 15 (11.81%) WCF
7 13 (10.24%) HTML
8 12 (9.45%) CSS
9 10 (7.87%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (6.30%) HTML5
10 8 (6.30%) Entity Framework
10 8 (6.30%) LINQ
11 7 (5.51%) CodeIgniter
11 7 (5.51%) RESTful
11 7 (5.51%) Symfony
11 7 (5.51%) LAMP
12 6 (4.72%) jQuery
13 5 (3.94%) J2EE
14 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Replication
2 5 (3.94%) Interactive TV
2 5 (3.94%) Statistics
3 4 (3.15%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (19.69%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Linux
3 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.79%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.86%) TDD
3 40 (31.50%) Automation Testing
4 37 (29.13%) BDD
4 37 (29.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 36 (28.35%) Compatibility Testing
6 32 (25.20%) Automated Testing
7 28 (22.05%) Regression Testing
8 26 (20.47%) Continuous Integration
9 21 (16.54%) Manual Testing
9 21 (16.54%) SDLC
10 20 (15.75%) MVC
11 17 (13.39%) API Testing
12 13 (10.24%) Unit Testing
13 12 (9.45%) Software Testing
13 12 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 11 (8.66%) Integration Testing
15 10 (7.87%) Test Strategy
16 9 (7.09%) Performance Testing
16 9 (7.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 75 (59.06%) SQL
2 20 (15.75%) C#
3 18 (14.17%) JavaScript
4 11 (8.66%) PHP
5 6 (4.72%) Java
6 5 (3.94%) C
7 4 (3.15%) Perl
7 4 (3.15%) PL/SQL
7 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.79%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.79%) RPG
Qualifications
1 46 (36.22%) ISEB
2 14 (11.02%) Degree
3 13 (10.24%) ISTQB
4 2 (1.57%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.79%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (30.71%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.79%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (6.30%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (7.09%) Oracle
3 8 (6.30%) SAP
4 5 (3.94%) IBM
5 4 (3.15%) Zend
6 1 (0.79%) Trillium
6 1 (0.79%) Business Objects
6 1 (0.79%) HP
6 1 (0.79%) Teradata
6 1 (0.79%) Aquila
6 1 (0.79%) DataFlux
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