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

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 214 189 224
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +35
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 40 58 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.53% 0.86% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.64% 1.07% 0.35%
Number of salaries quoted 35 45 18
Average salary £30,000 £41,500 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% -3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £22,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £50,000 £48,500
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
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
6289 5429 5770
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.94% 80.38% 79.43%
Number of salaries quoted 5279 4549 4968
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 £27,353 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -23 22 £40,000 +12.04% 5
Cheshire -14 15 £29,500 -41.00% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 59 (56.19%) SQL
2 48 (45.71%) .NET
2 48 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
3 31 (29.52%) Software Testing
4 29 (27.62%) Finance
4 29 (27.62%) ISEB
5 28 (26.67%) C#
6 27 (25.71%) Windows
7 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
7 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
8 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
9 21 (20.00%) HTML
9 21 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 21 (20.00%) Mentoring
10 20 (19.05%) Performance Testing
10 20 (19.05%) Regression Testing
11 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
12 18 (17.14%) Web Testing
13 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
13 17 (16.19%) Degree
13 17 (16.19%) Selenium
13 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (15.24%) T-SQL
15 15 (14.29%) .NET Framework
15 15 (14.29%) JIRA
15 15 (14.29%) Integration Testing
15 15 (14.29%) Automation Testing
16 14 (13.33%) Stress Testing
16 14 (13.33%) Test Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 10 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) Umbraco
3 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 9 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.76%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.90%) MS Office
4 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 10 (9.52%) Visualfiles
2 2 (1.90%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.95%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.95%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.95%) Rackspace Cloud
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.52%) SQL Server
2 12 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.81%) Star Schema
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 17 (16.19%) Selenium
3 15 (14.29%) JIRA
4 11 (10.48%) Selenium IDE
5 10 (9.52%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.76%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.90%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.95%) Subversion
8 1 (0.95%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (27.62%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Law
2 10 (9.52%) Legal
3 1 (0.95%) Marketing
3 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.95%) Retail
3 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Developer
2 30 (28.57%) Analyst
3 25 (23.81%) Tester
3 25 (23.81%) Test Analyst
4 23 (21.90%) Software Tester
5 11 (10.48%) Test Manager
6 10 (9.52%) Case Management Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Senior Test Analyst
7 9 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
8 8 (7.62%) Senior Developer
8 8 (7.62%) .NET Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Software Test Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Team Leader
10 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Systems Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) Business Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior Software Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Senior .NET Developer
11 4 (3.81%) C# Developer
11 4 (3.81%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (45.71%) .NET
2 25 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 21 (20.00%) HTML
4 15 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.67%) XML
6 5 (4.76%) CSS
7 4 (3.81%) SOAP
7 4 (3.81%) WCF
8 3 (2.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 3 (2.86%) jQuery
8 3 (2.86%) JSON
8 3 (2.86%) NHibernate
8 3 (2.86%) Web Services
9 2 (1.90%) HTML5
10 1 (0.95%) Ajax
10 1 (0.95%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Statistics
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) iSeries
3 5 (4.76%) AS400
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
4 2 (1.90%) Informatics
5 1 (0.95%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 27 (25.71%) Windows
2 17 (16.19%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.95%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (45.71%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.52%) Software Testing
3 25 (23.81%) User Acceptance Testing
4 21 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 20 (19.05%) Performance Testing
5 20 (19.05%) Regression Testing
6 18 (17.14%) Web Testing
7 17 (16.19%) Manual Testing
8 15 (14.29%) Integration Testing
8 15 (14.29%) Automation Testing
9 14 (13.33%) Stress Testing
9 14 (13.33%) Test Management
9 14 (13.33%) Release Management
10 12 (11.43%) Test Strategy
11 9 (8.57%) Programme Management
11 9 (8.57%) Time Management
11 9 (8.57%) V-Model
12 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
13 6 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
13 6 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 59 (56.19%) SQL
2 28 (26.67%) C#
3 22 (20.95%) JavaScript
4 16 (15.24%) T-SQL
5 8 (7.62%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.76%) RPG
7 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.86%) Java
9 2 (1.90%) PHP
9 2 (1.90%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.90%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (27.62%) ISEB
2 19 (18.10%) ISTQB
3 17 (16.19%) Degree
4 8 (7.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.90%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.43%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (7.62%) Oracle
2 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.95%) Sencha
3 1 (0.95%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.95%) SAP
Wigan, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40,000 + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 6 days ago