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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 194 189 207
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +18
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 55 63 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.07% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 48 56 41
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,750 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £36,800
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.69%
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
5491 5894 5978
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.67% 82.54% 79.57%
Number of salaries quoted 4402 4769 4929
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 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.52% +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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +20 40 £35,500 +22.41% 4
Cheshire -17 6 £30,000 - 3
Lancashire +1 4 £35,000 -17.64%
Merseyside +12 2 £31,250 -10.71% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 62 (47.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 50 (38.46%) .NET
4 48 (36.92%) TDD
5 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (33.85%) Finance
7 37 (28.46%) ISEB
7 37 (28.46%) Automation Testing
8 35 (26.92%) BDD
9 34 (26.15%) Hudson
9 34 (26.15%) TeamCity
9 34 (26.15%) QA
9 34 (26.15%) Jenkins
10 32 (24.62%) Compatibility Testing
10 32 (24.62%) SoapUI
10 32 (24.62%) SpecFlow
11 28 (21.54%) Regression Testing
12 27 (20.77%) Programme Management
12 27 (20.77%) Automated Testing
12 27 (20.77%) Statistics
12 27 (20.77%) Test Strategy
12 27 (20.77%) Test Management
12 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
13 23 (17.69%) SOAP
14 19 (14.62%) C#
14 19 (14.62%) MVC
14 19 (14.62%) Manual Testing
15 18 (13.85%) Web Services
16 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
17 15 (11.54%) Windows

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.38%) Apache
2 6 (4.62%) Umbraco
3 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.54%) SAS
4 2 (1.54%) CMS
5 1 (0.77%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Office
2 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.54%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.77%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.77%) VoIP
1 1 (0.77%) HTTP
1 1 (0.77%) Internet
1 1 (0.77%) SSH
1 1 (0.77%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.77%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 34 (26.15%) TeamCity
1 34 (26.15%) Hudson
1 34 (26.15%) Jenkins
2 32 (24.62%) SoapUI
2 32 (24.62%) SpecFlow
3 14 (10.77%) Selenium
4 7 (5.38%) Git (software)
4 7 (5.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.62%) JIRA
6 5 (3.85%) Bugzilla
7 3 (2.31%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.77%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.77%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.77%) Selenium IDE
General
1 44 (33.85%) Finance
2 7 (5.38%) Retail
3 4 (3.08%) Legal
4 3 (2.31%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 40 (30.77%) Analyst
2 32 (24.62%) Tester
3 31 (23.85%) Test Analyst
4 29 (22.31%) Developer
5 27 (20.77%) Test Manager
6 15 (11.54%) Technical Tester
7 14 (10.77%) .NET Developer
8 12 (9.23%) C# Developer
9 11 (8.46%) C# .NET Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Software Developer
10 8 (6.15%) Business Analyst
10 8 (6.15%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) Technical Analyst
11 7 (5.38%) PHP Developer
12 6 (4.62%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (4.62%) Technical Test Analyst
12 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Developer
13 5 (3.85%) Senior Tester
13 5 (3.85%) Automation Tester
13 5 (3.85%) Development Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (38.46%) .NET
2 23 (17.69%) SOAP
3 18 (13.85%) Web Services
4 16 (12.31%) ASP.NET
5 9 (6.92%) CSS
6 8 (6.15%) XML
7 7 (5.38%) LAMP
7 7 (5.38%) .NET Framework
7 7 (5.38%) Symfony
7 7 (5.38%) CodeIgniter
7 7 (5.38%) RESTful
8 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.62%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (4.62%) Ninject
8 6 (4.62%) jQuery
8 6 (4.62%) JSON
8 6 (4.62%) WCF
8 6 (4.62%) NHibernate
9 5 (3.85%) HTML
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.77%) Statistics
2 15 (11.54%) Replication
3 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.77%) Interactive TV
5 1 (0.77%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.77%) Open Source
5 1 (0.77%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 15 (11.54%) Windows
2 9 (6.92%) Linux
3 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (47.69%) User Acceptance Testing
2 48 (36.92%) TDD
3 47 (36.15%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (28.46%) Automation Testing
5 35 (26.92%) BDD
6 32 (24.62%) Compatibility Testing
7 28 (21.54%) Regression Testing
8 27 (20.77%) Programme Management
8 27 (20.77%) Automated Testing
8 27 (20.77%) Test Strategy
8 27 (20.77%) Test Management
8 27 (20.77%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (14.62%) Manual Testing
9 19 (14.62%) MVC
10 12 (9.23%) OO
10 12 (9.23%) Performance Testing
11 10 (7.69%) Integration Testing
12 9 (6.92%) Unit Testing
12 9 (6.92%) Software Testing
13 8 (6.15%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.54%) SQL
2 19 (14.62%) C#
3 8 (6.15%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.38%) PHP
5 6 (4.62%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.08%) C
7 1 (0.77%) C++
7 1 (0.77%) Java
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VB
7 1 (0.77%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (28.46%) ISEB
2 11 (8.46%) Degree
3 10 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.77%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (26.15%) QA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (8.46%) Oracle
2 9 (6.92%) Microsoft
3 5 (3.85%) SAP
4 2 (1.54%) Ektron
5 1 (0.77%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.77%) Trillium
5 1 (0.77%) HP
5 1 (0.77%) VMware
5 1 (0.77%) Capita
5 1 (0.77%) Aquila
5 1 (0.77%) DataFlux
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