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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 167 180 222
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +42
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 85 60 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.90% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.48% 1.09% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 81 52 29
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,150 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £46,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
5749 5495 5998
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.05% 82.78% 80.54%
Number of salaries quoted 4780 4539 4994
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 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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 2 March 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 2 March 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 57 £37,000 +27.58% 14
Cheshire -12 21 £45,000 +50.00% 1
Lancashire +5 2 £28,750 -27.21% 1
Merseyside +11 1 £32,500 -7.14% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 62 (49.60%) SQL
1 62 (49.60%) User Acceptance Testing
2 48 (38.40%) Finance
3 47 (37.60%) .NET
4 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (31.20%) TDD
6 36 (28.80%) ISEB
7 33 (26.40%) Automation Testing
8 31 (24.80%) Test Management
9 30 (24.00%) BDD
10 29 (23.20%) QA
11 27 (21.60%) Statistics
11 27 (21.60%) Programme Management
11 27 (21.60%) Test Strategy
11 27 (21.60%) Compatibility Testing
12 26 (20.80%) Regression Testing
13 25 (20.00%) TeamCity
13 25 (20.00%) Hudson
13 25 (20.00%) Jenkins
14 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
14 24 (19.20%) SpecFlow
15 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
16 21 (16.80%) Automated Testing
17 20 (16.00%) C#
17 20 (16.00%) ASP.NET
18 19 (15.20%) MVC
18 19 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
19 17 (13.60%) Selenium
19 17 (13.60%) ISTQB
19 17 (13.60%) SOAP

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (5.60%) Umbraco
2 6 (4.80%) Apache
3 3 (2.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.80%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (3.20%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.80%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.80%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.80%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.60%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.80%) VoIP
1 1 (0.80%) HTTP
1 1 (0.80%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.40%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (20.00%) TeamCity
1 25 (20.00%) Hudson
1 25 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (19.20%) SoapUI
2 24 (19.20%) SpecFlow
3 17 (13.60%) Selenium
4 12 (9.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (4.80%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.80%) JIRA
6 4 (3.20%) Bugzilla
6 4 (3.20%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.60%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.80%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.80%) Selenium IDE
General
1 48 (38.40%) Finance
2 6 (4.80%) Retail
3 1 (0.80%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.60%) Analyst
2 32 (25.60%) Test Analyst
3 28 (22.40%) Test Manager
4 25 (20.00%) Tester
4 25 (20.00%) Developer
5 18 (14.40%) .NET Developer
6 11 (8.80%) C# Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Technical Tester
7 10 (8.00%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (6.40%) Business Analyst
8 8 (6.40%) Systems Analyst
9 7 (5.60%) Technical Analyst
10 6 (4.80%) PHP Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Software Developer
10 6 (4.80%) Technical Test Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
11 5 (4.00%) Development Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) Systems Development Analyst
11 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET Developer
12 4 (3.20%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (37.60%) .NET
2 20 (16.00%) ASP.NET
3 17 (13.60%) SOAP
4 14 (11.20%) Web Services
5 12 (9.60%) CSS
6 10 (8.00%) XML
7 9 (7.20%) .NET Framework
8 8 (6.40%) WCF
9 7 (5.60%) jQuery
9 7 (5.60%) HTML
10 6 (4.80%) NHibernate
10 6 (4.80%) LAMP
10 6 (4.80%) RESTful
10 6 (4.80%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (4.80%) Symfony
10 6 (4.80%) CodeIgniter
10 6 (4.80%) JSON
10 6 (4.80%) Castle Windsor
10 6 (4.80%) Ninject
11 1 (0.80%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (21.60%) Statistics
2 10 (8.00%) Replication
3 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.80%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 14 (11.20%) Windows
2 7 (5.60%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (49.60%) User Acceptance Testing
2 43 (34.40%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (31.20%) TDD
4 33 (26.40%) Automation Testing
5 31 (24.80%) Test Management
6 30 (24.00%) BDD
7 27 (21.60%) Test Strategy
7 27 (21.60%) Programme Management
7 27 (21.60%) Compatibility Testing
8 26 (20.80%) Regression Testing
9 22 (17.60%) Manual Testing
10 21 (16.80%) Automated Testing
11 19 (15.20%) MVC
11 19 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (12.80%) Performance Testing
13 14 (11.20%) Software Testing
14 13 (10.40%) OO
15 12 (9.60%) Integration Testing
15 12 (9.60%) Mentoring
16 11 (8.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (49.60%) SQL
2 20 (16.00%) C#
3 10 (8.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (5.60%) PHP
4 7 (5.60%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.60%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.80%) C
6 1 (0.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.80%) VB
6 1 (0.80%) C++
6 1 (0.80%) Java
Qualifications
1 36 (28.80%) ISEB
2 17 (13.60%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.00%) Degree
4 2 (1.60%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.80%) VCP4
5 1 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (23.20%) QA
2 1 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (9.60%) Oracle
2 6 (4.80%) SAP
2 6 (4.80%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.60%) Ektron
3 2 (1.60%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.80%) HP
4 1 (0.80%) VMware
4 1 (0.80%) Capita
4 1 (0.80%) Aquila
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Posted: 7 hours ago
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Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
Churchill Frank
Salary: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
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Salary: £500 - £501 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheadle, Cheshire
QA Limited
Salary: £144.00 per week
Posted: 7 days ago