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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 189 187 211
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +24
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 67 49 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.69% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.10% 0.89% 0.59%
Number of salaries quoted 56 35 34
Average salary £32,500 £37,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% -12.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,500 £37,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.66% -6.25%
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
6064 5518 5716
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 81.65% 77.54% 77.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4808 4678 4990
Average salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,465
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £56,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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
(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 +9 38 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cheshire -15 18 £30,000 -38.14% 1
Lancashire -5 6 £38,500 +28.33%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 69 (56.10%) SQL
2 58 (47.15%) .NET
3 57 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (39.02%) SQL Server
5 43 (34.96%) C#
6 39 (31.71%) Windows
7 37 (30.08%) ASP.NET
8 32 (26.02%) HTML
8 32 (26.02%) JavaScript
9 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 28 (22.76%) ISEB
9 28 (22.76%) Web Testing
10 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
11 25 (20.33%) Finance
12 24 (19.51%) QA
13 23 (18.70%) Selenium
13 23 (18.70%) T-SQL
13 23 (18.70%) Automation Testing
14 22 (17.89%) User Acceptance Testing
15 21 (17.07%) Regression Testing
16 19 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 18 (14.63%) Degree
17 18 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (14.63%) Selenium IDE
18 16 (13.01%) Visualfiles
18 16 (13.01%) Law
18 16 (13.01%) Legal
18 16 (13.01%) Eclipse
18 16 (13.01%) SharePoint
19 15 (12.20%) Performance Testing

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 16 (13.01%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.63%) CMS
3 1 (0.81%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (9.76%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Visualfiles
2 5 (4.07%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.81%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (39.02%) SQL Server
2 19 (15.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.25%) Star Schema
4 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.44%) MySQL
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.63%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.81%) OLTP
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (18.70%) Selenium
2 18 (14.63%) Team Foundation Server
2 18 (14.63%) Selenium IDE
3 16 (13.01%) Eclipse
4 12 (9.76%) JIRA
5 7 (5.69%) Hudson
6 6 (4.88%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.88%) Jenkins
7 4 (3.25%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.25%) WebDriver
8 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.44%) Subversion
9 2 (1.63%) TestPartner
9 2 (1.63%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
General
1 25 (20.33%) Finance
2 16 (13.01%) Law
2 16 (13.01%) Legal
3 2 (1.63%) Retail
4 1 (0.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) Developer
2 38 (30.89%) Tester
3 36 (29.27%) Software Tester
4 27 (21.95%) Analyst
5 22 (17.89%) Test Analyst
6 16 (13.01%) Case Management Developer
7 10 (8.13%) Test Manager
8 8 (6.50%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Analyst
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Test Analyst
9 7 (5.69%) Senior Tester
10 6 (4.88%) C# Developer
11 5 (4.07%) Senior Software Tester
11 5 (4.07%) Team Leader
11 5 (4.07%) .NET Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Senior Software Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Development Team Leader
12 4 (3.25%) Business Intelligence Developer
12 4 (3.25%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (47.15%) .NET
2 37 (30.08%) ASP.NET
3 32 (26.02%) HTML
4 14 (11.38%) .NET Framework
5 12 (9.76%) SOAP
6 8 (6.50%) Web Services
7 6 (4.88%) XML
8 3 (2.44%) jQuery
8 3 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.44%) Classic ASP
8 3 (2.44%) CSS
8 3 (2.44%) JSON
8 3 (2.44%) NHibernate
9 1 (0.81%) HTML5
9 1 (0.81%) XSLT
9 1 (0.81%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.32%) Statistics
3 5 (4.07%) iSeries
3 5 (4.07%) AS400
4 4 (3.25%) Replication
5 3 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.63%) Informatics
6 2 (1.63%) NHS
6 2 (1.63%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 39 (31.71%) Windows
2 28 (22.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) Web Testing
3 27 (21.95%) Software Testing
4 23 (18.70%) Automation Testing
5 22 (17.89%) User Acceptance Testing
6 21 (17.07%) Regression Testing
7 15 (12.20%) Performance Testing
7 15 (12.20%) Integration Testing
8 13 (10.57%) Release Management
9 12 (9.76%) Test Strategy
10 10 (8.13%) Unit Testing
10 10 (8.13%) Test Management
11 9 (7.32%) V-Model
11 9 (7.32%) Manual Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Time Management
11 9 (7.32%) Automated Testing
11 9 (7.32%) Programme Management
12 8 (6.50%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (6.50%) Business Intelligence
12 8 (6.50%) Stress Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (56.10%) SQL
2 43 (34.96%) C#
3 32 (26.02%) JavaScript
4 23 (18.70%) T-SQL
5 11 (8.94%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.07%) RPG
7 4 (3.25%) C
7 4 (3.25%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.63%) VBScript
9 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.81%) Java
9 1 (0.81%) Python
9 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (22.76%) ISEB
2 18 (14.63%) Degree
3 12 (9.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (6.50%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.63%) HNC
5 2 (1.63%) HND
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (19.51%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (4.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle
3 3 (2.44%) Sencha
4 2 (1.63%) SAP
4 2 (1.63%) Compuware
4 2 (1.63%) Ektron
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