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

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 210 194 233
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +39
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 52 54 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.79% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.84% 1.00% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 43 37 25
Average salary £30,000 £45,000 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% -7.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,900 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -2.50%
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
6197 5414 5838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.87% 79.30% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5042 4584 5021
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 -8 25 £40,000 -3.61% 4
Cheshire -6 19 £30,000 -40.00% 2
Lancashire -10 3 £41,000 +36.66%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 68 (56.20%) SQL
2 59 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (46.28%) .NET
4 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
5 37 (30.58%) C#
6 34 (28.10%) Windows
7 33 (27.27%) ISEB
8 31 (25.62%) Software Testing
8 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
9 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
10 29 (23.97%) HTML
11 28 (23.14%) Finance
12 26 (21.49%) Selenium
12 26 (21.49%) Web Testing
13 25 (20.66%) User Acceptance Testing
13 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (19.83%) Automation Testing
15 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
16 21 (17.36%) T-SQL
16 21 (17.36%) QA
16 21 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
17 20 (16.53%) Mentoring
17 20 (16.53%) Degree
18 19 (15.70%) Performance Testing
19 18 (14.88%) Integration Testing
20 16 (13.22%) Selenium IDE
21 15 (12.40%) JIRA
21 15 (12.40%) ISTQB
21 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
21 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 12 (9.92%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.65%) CMS
3 1 (0.83%) Umbraco
Applications
1 12 (9.92%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.13%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.48%) MS Office
4 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Visualfiles
2 5 (4.13%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.83%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (35.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (12.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.31%) Star Schema
4 4 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.65%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 26 (21.49%) Selenium
2 21 (17.36%) Team Foundation Server
3 16 (13.22%) Selenium IDE
4 15 (12.40%) JIRA
5 12 (9.92%) Eclipse
6 9 (7.44%) WebDriver
7 7 (5.79%) Hudson
8 6 (4.96%) SoapUI
8 6 (4.96%) Jenkins
9 4 (3.31%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.65%) LoadUI
10 2 (1.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.65%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
11 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.83%) Subversion
11 1 (0.83%) TestPartner
General
1 28 (23.14%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Law
2 12 (9.92%) Legal
3 2 (1.65%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Marketing
4 1 (0.83%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Tester
2 35 (28.93%) Developer
3 32 (26.45%) Analyst
3 32 (26.45%) Software Tester
4 26 (21.49%) Test Analyst
5 12 (9.92%) Case Management Developer
6 11 (9.09%) Test Manager
7 8 (6.61%) Senior Analyst
7 8 (6.61%) Senior Test Analyst
8 7 (5.79%) Senior Tester
9 6 (4.96%) Software Test Analyst
9 6 (4.96%) Software Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.13%) .NET Developer
10 5 (4.13%) Senior Software Tester
11 4 (3.31%) Test Leader
11 4 (3.31%) Agile Test Analyst
11 4 (3.31%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (46.28%) .NET
2 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
3 29 (23.97%) HTML
4 15 (12.40%) .NET Framework
5 10 (8.26%) SOAP
6 7 (5.79%) Web Services
6 7 (5.79%) XML
7 3 (2.48%) CSS
7 3 (2.48%) NHibernate
7 3 (2.48%) jQuery
7 3 (2.48%) JSON
7 3 (2.48%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (0.83%) XSLT
8 1 (0.83%) Classic ASP
8 1 (0.83%) Ajax
8 1 (0.83%) WCF
8 1 (0.83%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.44%) Statistics
1 9 (7.44%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.13%) AS400
3 5 (4.13%) iSeries
4 4 (3.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.65%) Informatics
5 2 (1.65%) NHS
6 1 (0.83%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.10%) Windows
2 25 (20.66%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (48.76%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (25.62%) Software Testing
3 26 (21.49%) Web Testing
4 25 (20.66%) User Acceptance Testing
5 24 (19.83%) Automation Testing
6 22 (18.18%) Regression Testing
7 20 (16.53%) Mentoring
8 19 (15.70%) Performance Testing
9 18 (14.88%) Integration Testing
10 14 (11.57%) Release Management
10 14 (11.57%) Test Management
10 14 (11.57%) Manual Testing
11 12 (9.92%) Test Strategy
12 11 (9.09%) Automated Testing
12 11 (9.09%) Stress Testing
13 10 (8.26%) V-Model
14 9 (7.44%) Programme Management
14 9 (7.44%) Time Management
15 8 (6.61%) Unit Testing
15 8 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 68 (56.20%) SQL
2 37 (30.58%) C#
3 30 (24.79%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.36%) T-SQL
5 11 (9.09%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.13%) RPG
7 4 (3.31%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.31%) C
8 3 (2.48%) Java
9 2 (1.65%) PHP
10 1 (0.83%) Python
10 1 (0.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.83%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (27.27%) ISEB
2 20 (16.53%) Degree
3 15 (12.40%) ISTQB
4 12 (9.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.83%) HNC
5 1 (0.83%) HND
5 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.36%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (6.61%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (5.79%) Microsoft
2 6 (4.96%) Oracle
3 1 (0.83%) Compuware
3 1 (0.83%) Ektron
3 1 (0.83%) Sencha
3 1 (0.83%) Rackspace
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