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

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 200 200 197
Rank change year-on-year
0 -3
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 56 65 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.83% 0.88% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.96% 1.06% 0.75%
Number of salaries quoted 49 55 27
Average salary £32,500 £33,500 £48,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.98% -30.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £24,700 £29,400
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £47,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+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
5826 6141 5462
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 85.87% 83.52% 79.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4830 4881 4627
Average salary £41,125 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.81% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +9 42 £35,000 - 5
Cheshire -15 9 £30,250 +0.83% 6
Merseyside - 4 £41,250 - 1
Lancashire -2 1 £30,000 -22.07%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (49.06%) SQL
3 45 (42.45%) .NET
4 34 (32.08%) ISEB
5 32 (30.19%) Automation Testing
6 26 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 26 (24.53%) Web Services
7 24 (22.64%) BDD
8 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
9 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
9 22 (20.75%) TDD
9 22 (20.75%) SoapUI
9 22 (20.75%) SpecFlow
9 22 (20.75%) Compatibility Testing
10 20 (18.87%) QA
10 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
10 20 (18.87%) Windows
11 19 (17.92%) SOAP
12 18 (16.98%) Selenium
13 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
13 16 (15.09%) SDLC
13 16 (15.09%) REST
13 16 (15.09%) Hudson
13 16 (15.09%) TeamCity
13 16 (15.09%) C#
13 16 (15.09%) JavaScript
14 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
14 15 (14.15%) Legal
14 15 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
3 4 (3.77%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.83%) CMS
5 2 (1.89%) SAS
6 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.94%) Umbraco
6 1 (0.94%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.94%) Liferay
6 1 (0.94%) Lync
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (13.21%) Visualfiles
2 4 (3.77%) Magento
3 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.89%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.89%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) Internet
2 8 (7.55%) Intranet
3 1 (0.94%) SSH
3 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
3 1 (0.94%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.94%) DNS
3 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (21.70%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.77%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.77%) MySQL
3 4 (3.77%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.83%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.94%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.94%) Base SAS
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 22 (20.75%) SoapUI
1 22 (20.75%) SpecFlow
2 18 (16.98%) Selenium
3 16 (15.09%) TeamCity
3 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 16 (15.09%) Hudson
4 14 (13.21%) Eclipse
5 6 (5.66%) Bugzilla
5 6 (5.66%) WebDriver
6 5 (4.72%) Subversion
6 5 (4.72%) JIRA
6 5 (4.72%) Git (software)
6 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (3.77%) Selenium IDE
8 3 (2.83%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.89%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.94%) JMeter
General
1 15 (14.15%) Legal
2 14 (13.21%) Law
3 10 (9.43%) Finance
4 6 (5.66%) Retail
5 3 (2.83%) Electronics
6 1 (0.94%) Games
6 1 (0.94%) Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Billing
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 33 (31.13%) Analyst
2 32 (30.19%) Test Analyst
2 32 (30.19%) Developer
3 25 (23.58%) Tester
4 10 (9.43%) Technical Tester
5 8 (7.55%) Web Developer
5 8 (7.55%) Software Tester
6 7 (6.60%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (6.60%) Technical Test Analyst
7 6 (5.66%) Case Management Developer
7 6 (5.66%) .NET Developer
7 6 (5.66%) ASP.NET Developer
8 5 (4.72%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.72%) .NET Web Developer
9 4 (3.77%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.77%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Architect
9 4 (3.77%) Test Manager
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (3.77%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (42.45%) .NET
2 26 (24.53%) Web Services
3 19 (17.92%) SOAP
4 16 (15.09%) REST
5 13 (12.26%) ASP.NET
5 13 (12.26%) WCF
6 12 (11.32%) HTML
7 9 (8.49%) CSS
7 9 (8.49%) .NET Framework
8 8 (7.55%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (7.55%) HTML5
8 8 (7.55%) Entity Framework
8 8 (7.55%) LINQ
9 7 (6.60%) J2EE
10 4 (3.77%) Zend Framework
10 4 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (3.77%) Hibernate
10 4 (3.77%) Spring
10 4 (3.77%) jQuery
11 2 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Replication
2 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.72%) Interactive TV
4 4 (3.77%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.94%) AS400
6 1 (0.94%) APACS
6 1 (0.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (18.87%) Windows
2 7 (6.60%) Linux
3 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.89%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (53.77%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (30.19%) Automation Testing
3 26 (24.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 24 (22.64%) BDD
5 22 (20.75%) Compatibility Testing
5 22 (20.75%) TDD
5 22 (20.75%) Regression Testing
6 20 (18.87%) Automated Testing
7 16 (15.09%) SDLC
8 15 (14.15%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (14.15%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.32%) Software Testing
10 11 (10.38%) API Testing
11 10 (9.43%) MVC
12 9 (8.49%) Web Development
12 9 (8.49%) Test Automation
13 8 (7.55%) Time Management
13 8 (7.55%) Unit Testing
13 8 (7.55%) Integration Testing
13 8 (7.55%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (49.06%) SQL
2 16 (15.09%) C#
2 16 (15.09%) JavaScript
3 8 (7.55%) Java
4 5 (4.72%) PHP
5 4 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.77%) Perl
5 4 (3.77%) C
6 3 (2.83%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.94%) RPG
7 1 (0.94%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 34 (32.08%) ISEB
2 13 (12.26%) ISTQB
3 7 (6.60%) Degree
4 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.94%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.87%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (4.72%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.49%) Oracle
3 6 (5.66%) SAP
4 5 (4.72%) IBM
5 4 (3.77%) Zend
6 1 (0.94%) Trillium
6 1 (0.94%) Teradata
6 1 (0.94%) DataFlux
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