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

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 158 184 225
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +41
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 84 56 45
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.23% 0.85% 0.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.50% 1.03% 0.70%
Number of salaries quoted 74 51 41
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,100 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £46,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +11.42%
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
5616 5444 6390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.55% 82.24% 80.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4818 4558 5523
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 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +25 56 £36,500 -14.11% 4
Cheshire +2 23 £45,000 +50.00%
Lancashire -6 2 £39,000 -29.09% 1
Merseyside +11 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (48.36%) SQL
2 56 (45.90%) User Acceptance Testing
3 52 (42.62%) Finance
4 47 (38.52%) .NET
5 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (30.33%) ISEB
7 31 (25.41%) Test Management
8 29 (23.77%) TDD
9 27 (22.13%) Statistics
9 27 (22.13%) Programme Management
9 27 (22.13%) Test Strategy
9 27 (22.13%) Automation Testing
10 26 (21.31%) Regression Testing
11 24 (19.67%) BDD
12 23 (18.85%) Manual Testing
13 22 (18.03%) Software Testing
13 22 (18.03%) Performance Testing
14 21 (17.21%) Compatibility Testing
14 21 (17.21%) ISTQB
15 20 (16.39%) ASP.NET
16 19 (15.57%) C#
17 18 (14.75%) SpecFlow
17 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
17 18 (14.75%) Mentoring
18 16 (13.11%) QA
18 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
19 15 (12.30%) .NET Framework
19 15 (12.30%) TeamCity
19 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
19 15 (12.30%) Hudson

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 6 (4.92%) Umbraco
2 3 (2.46%) CMS
3 2 (1.64%) Apache
4 1 (0.82%) IIS
4 1 (0.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
1 2 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) SAP CO
1 1 (0.82%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (0.82%) Visualfiles
1 1 (0.82%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.64%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.82%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.46%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.82%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.82%) Star Schema
5 1 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 18 (14.75%) SpecFlow
1 18 (14.75%) SoapUI
2 15 (12.30%) TeamCity
2 15 (12.30%) Hudson
2 15 (12.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (12.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 14 (11.48%) Selenium
4 13 (10.66%) JIRA
5 5 (4.10%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.46%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.64%) TestDirector
7 2 (1.64%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (1.64%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.64%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.82%) Selenium IDE
8 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
General
1 52 (42.62%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Retail
3 1 (0.82%) Law
3 1 (0.82%) Legal
3 1 (0.82%) Publishing
3 1 (0.82%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 45 (36.89%) Analyst
2 37 (30.33%) Test Analyst
3 28 (22.95%) Test Manager
4 23 (18.85%) Developer
5 22 (18.03%) Tester
6 18 (14.75%) .NET Developer
7 11 (9.02%) Senior Analyst
8 10 (8.20%) C# Developer
8 10 (8.20%) Senior Test Analyst
9 9 (7.38%) C# .NET Developer
10 7 (5.74%) Systems Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.74%) Technical Tester
11 6 (4.92%) Technical Test Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Software Test Analyst
11 6 (4.92%) Business Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) Development Analyst
12 5 (4.10%) Systems Development Analyst
13 4 (3.28%) Senior Developer
13 4 (3.28%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (38.52%) .NET
2 20 (16.39%) ASP.NET
3 15 (12.30%) .NET Framework
4 14 (11.48%) SOAP
5 12 (9.84%) CSS
6 11 (9.02%) Web Services
6 11 (9.02%) XML
7 8 (6.56%) HTML
7 8 (6.56%) WCF
7 8 (6.56%) jQuery
8 6 (4.92%) NHibernate
8 6 (4.92%) JSON
8 6 (4.92%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (4.92%) Castle Windsor
8 6 (4.92%) Ninject
9 2 (1.64%) LAMP
9 2 (1.64%) Symfony
9 2 (1.64%) CodeIgniter
9 2 (1.64%) RESTful
9 2 (1.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.13%) Statistics
2 7 (5.74%) Replication
3 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 12 (9.84%) Windows
2 3 (2.46%) Linux
3 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (45.90%) User Acceptance Testing
2 44 (36.07%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (25.41%) Test Management
4 29 (23.77%) TDD
5 27 (22.13%) Programme Management
5 27 (22.13%) Test Strategy
5 27 (22.13%) Automation Testing
6 26 (21.31%) Regression Testing
7 24 (19.67%) BDD
8 23 (18.85%) Manual Testing
9 22 (18.03%) Software Testing
9 22 (18.03%) Performance Testing
10 21 (17.21%) Compatibility Testing
11 18 (14.75%) Mentoring
12 16 (13.11%) Automated Testing
13 15 (12.30%) Integration Testing
14 14 (11.48%) Stress Testing
14 14 (11.48%) MVC
14 14 (11.48%) OO
15 13 (10.66%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 59 (48.36%) SQL
2 19 (15.57%) C#
3 11 (9.02%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.92%) PL/SQL
5 4 (3.28%) PHP
6 2 (1.64%) Java
6 2 (1.64%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.64%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.82%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.82%) VB
7 1 (0.82%) C++
7 1 (0.82%) C
Qualifications
1 37 (30.33%) ISEB
2 21 (17.21%) ISTQB
3 10 (8.20%) Degree
4 2 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (1.64%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.11%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (4.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (10.66%) Oracle
2 6 (4.92%) SAP
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.64%) Ektron
3 2 (1.64%) Rackspace
4 1 (0.82%) VMware
4 1 (0.82%) Capita
4 1 (0.82%) Aquila
4 1 (0.82%) HP
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