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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Testing
Rank 192 209 207
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 40 49 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.71% 0.75% 0.86%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.81% 0.86% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 26 41 54
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,750 £26,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,939 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-1.20% +3.75%
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
4914 5674 6048
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.62% 87.36% 85.74%
Number of salaries quoted 4141 4513 4885
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 30 April 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 30 April 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 -8 30 £38,000 +8.57% 9
Cheshire +25 5 £32,500 +8.33% 2
Lancashire +4 2 £35,000 -
Merseyside +13 1 £22,500 -25.00%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 44 (53.66%) ISEB
2 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (42.68%) ISTQB
4 33 (40.24%) User Acceptance Testing
5 27 (32.93%) Performance Testing
6 26 (31.71%) SQL
7 25 (30.49%) SDLC
8 21 (25.61%) Software Testing
9 19 (23.17%) QA
10 15 (18.29%) Retail
10 15 (18.29%) Windows
11 14 (17.07%) Project Management
12 13 (15.85%) Finance
12 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
12 13 (15.85%) Use Case
12 13 (15.85%) Business Analysis
12 13 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (13.41%) UML
14 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
14 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
14 10 (12.20%) JIRA
14 10 (12.20%) Scrum
14 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
14 10 (12.20%) Time Management
14 10 (12.20%) ERD
15 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 7 (8.54%) Oracle
16 7 (8.54%) Compatibility Testing
16 7 (8.54%) Process Improvement

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 (7.32%) IIS
2 3 (3.66%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS Project
4 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.44%) SAP FI/CO
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.32%) DNS
1 6 (7.32%) Firewall
1 6 (7.32%) HTTPS
1 6 (7.32%) Internet
1 6 (7.32%) SNMP
1 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) JIRA
2 4 (4.88%) Selenium
2 4 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.66%) HP UFT
3 3 (3.66%) SoapUI
4 2 (2.44%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.44%) SpecFlow
5 1 (1.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.22%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (18.29%) Retail
2 13 (15.85%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Publishing
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) General Ledger
4 1 (1.22%) Law
4 1 (1.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 54 (65.85%) Analyst
2 31 (37.80%) Test Analyst
3 15 (18.29%) Tester
4 14 (17.07%) Business Analyst
5 8 (9.76%) Systems Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.32%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Help Desk Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Help Desk Support
6 6 (7.32%) Help Desk Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Software Tester
6 6 (7.32%) Systems Tester
6 6 (7.32%) UAT Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) UAT Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Senior Test Analyst
7 5 (6.10%) Test Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Business Systems Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.88%) .NET Framework
2 4 (4.88%) CSS
3 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET
3 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (3.66%) ASP.NET MVC 4
3 3 (3.66%) WCF
4 2 (2.44%) HTML
4 2 (2.44%) HTML5
4 2 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (1.22%) EDI
5 1 (1.22%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.22%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.88%) User Experience
3 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.22%) Derivative
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (18.29%) Windows
2 6 (7.32%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) User Acceptance Testing
3 27 (32.93%) Performance Testing
4 25 (30.49%) SDLC
5 21 (25.61%) Software Testing
6 14 (17.07%) Project Management
7 13 (15.85%) Business Analysis
7 13 (15.85%) Use Case
8 11 (13.41%) UML
9 10 (12.20%) Data Modelling
9 10 (12.20%) ERD
9 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
9 10 (12.20%) Scrum
9 10 (12.20%) Time Management
10 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (8.54%) Compatibility Testing
11 7 (8.54%) Process Improvement
12 6 (7.32%) Automation Testing
12 6 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (7.32%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 26 (31.71%) SQL
2 6 (7.32%) T-SQL
3 3 (3.66%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.44%) Java
4 2 (2.44%) PHP
4 2 (2.44%) VBA
5 1 (1.22%) C#
5 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 44 (53.66%) ISEB
2 35 (42.68%) ISTQB
3 13 (15.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 5 (6.10%) Degree
5 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.17%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.22%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (8.54%) Oracle
2 6 (7.32%) Apple
3 3 (3.66%) Infragistics
3 3 (3.66%) Telerik
4 2 (2.44%) Capita
4 2 (2.44%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.44%) SAP
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