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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 186 181 185
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 52 57 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.84% 0.93%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.01% 1.02% 1.16%
Number of salaries quoted 42 52 54
Average salary £33,750 £30,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,550 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% +14.28%
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
5153 5567 5777
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.57% 82.41% 79.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4115 4473 4870
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +33 45 £35,000 +20.68% 4
Lancashire -15 3 £47,500 -
Cheshire -16 3 £30,750 +2.50% 2
Merseyside +7 1 £30,000 -14.28%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 76 (55.07%) SQL
2 60 (43.48%) .NET
3 56 (40.58%) User Acceptance Testing
4 55 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (38.41%) TDD
6 44 (31.88%) ISEB
7 41 (29.71%) BDD
8 39 (28.26%) Automation Testing
8 39 (28.26%) Finance
9 38 (27.54%) SpecFlow
9 38 (27.54%) SoapUI
9 38 (27.54%) Compatibility Testing
10 37 (26.81%) TeamCity
10 37 (26.81%) Hudson
10 37 (26.81%) Jenkins
11 35 (25.36%) QA
12 31 (22.46%) Automated Testing
13 30 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
14 29 (21.01%) Web Services
15 28 (20.29%) Regression Testing
15 28 (20.29%) Test Strategy
16 27 (19.57%) Test Management
16 27 (19.57%) Programme Management
16 27 (19.57%) Statistics
17 25 (18.12%) SOAP
18 24 (17.39%) MVC
19 22 (15.94%) Windows
20 21 (15.22%) C#
21 20 (14.49%) Manual Testing
22 18 (13.04%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (5.07%) Apache
2 5 (3.62%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.90%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.45%) SAS
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 11 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.70%) Internet
2 8 (5.80%) Intranet
3 1 (0.72%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (0.72%) VoIP
3 1 (0.72%) HTTP
3 1 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 38 (27.54%) SpecFlow
1 38 (27.54%) SoapUI
2 37 (26.81%) TeamCity
2 37 (26.81%) Hudson
2 37 (26.81%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.70%) Selenium
4 11 (7.97%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (5.80%) Bugzilla
5 8 (5.80%) JIRA
6 7 (5.07%) Git (software)
7 5 (3.62%) Eclipse
7 5 (3.62%) Subversion
8 3 (2.17%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.72%) TestDirector
General
1 39 (28.26%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Legal
3 5 (3.62%) Law
4 3 (2.17%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Games
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 38 (27.54%) Analyst
2 35 (25.36%) Developer
3 34 (24.64%) Test Analyst
4 33 (23.91%) Tester
5 27 (19.57%) Test Manager
6 17 (12.32%) Technical Tester
7 14 (10.14%) .NET Developer
8 9 (6.52%) C# Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) ASP.NET Developer
8 9 (6.52%) Web Developer
9 8 (5.80%) Technical Test Analyst
9 8 (5.80%) Software Developer
9 8 (5.80%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.07%) PHP Developer
11 6 (4.35%) .NET Web Developer
12 5 (3.62%) Automation Tester
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
12 5 (3.62%) Senior Tester
13 4 (2.90%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (43.48%) .NET
2 29 (21.01%) Web Services
3 25 (18.12%) SOAP
4 18 (13.04%) ASP.NET
5 14 (10.14%) WCF
6 13 (9.42%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (9.42%) CSS
6 13 (9.42%) .NET Framework
7 10 (7.25%) HTML
7 10 (7.25%) REST
8 9 (6.52%) Entity Framework
9 8 (5.80%) HTML5
9 8 (5.80%) LINQ
10 7 (5.07%) Symfony
10 7 (5.07%) CodeIgniter
10 7 (5.07%) RESTful
10 7 (5.07%) LAMP
11 6 (4.35%) XML
12 5 (3.62%) jQuery
12 5 (3.62%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Statistics
2 17 (12.32%) Replication
3 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.90%) Interactive TV
4 2 (1.45%) N-Tier
4 2 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Open Source
5 1 (0.72%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 22 (15.94%) Windows
2 8 (5.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (40.58%) User Acceptance Testing
2 55 (39.86%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (38.41%) TDD
4 41 (29.71%) BDD
5 39 (28.26%) Automation Testing
6 38 (27.54%) Compatibility Testing
7 31 (22.46%) Automated Testing
8 30 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (20.29%) Regression Testing
9 28 (20.29%) Test Strategy
10 27 (19.57%) Test Management
10 27 (19.57%) Programme Management
11 24 (17.39%) MVC
12 20 (14.49%) Manual Testing
13 11 (7.97%) Performance Testing
13 11 (7.97%) Mentoring
13 11 (7.97%) Software Testing
14 10 (7.25%) Unit Testing
15 9 (6.52%) OO
16 8 (5.80%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (55.07%) SQL
2 21 (15.22%) C#
3 14 (10.14%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.07%) PHP
5 5 (3.62%) C
6 4 (2.90%) PL/SQL
7 3 (2.17%) Java
8 1 (0.72%) RPG IV
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.72%) RPG
Qualifications
1 44 (31.88%) ISEB
2 13 (9.42%) Degree
3 12 (8.70%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.72%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.72%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.36%) QA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 8 (5.80%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (7.97%) Microsoft
2 8 (5.80%) SAP
3 7 (5.07%) Oracle
4 3 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (0.72%) DataFlux
5 1 (0.72%) Rackspace
5 1 (0.72%) Trillium
5 1 (0.72%) HP
5 1 (0.72%) Aquila
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