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

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Testing
Rank 211 186 227
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +41
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 43 60 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.59% 0.90% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.70% 1.13% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 37 44 24
Average salary £30,000 £41,500 £46,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.71% -9.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,400 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £39,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +2.59%
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
6178 5330 5730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 84.35% 79.56% 79.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5091 4475 4898
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 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 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 1 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
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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 21 £37,750 +5.74% 3
Cheshire -10 15 £30,000 -40.00% 1
Lancashire -12 2 £41,000 +36.66%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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 60 (55.56%) SQL
2 52 (48.15%) .NET
3 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
5 33 (30.56%) C#
6 32 (29.63%) Windows
7 30 (27.78%) Software Testing
8 28 (25.93%) ISEB
8 28 (25.93%) ASP.NET
8 28 (25.93%) JavaScript
9 27 (25.00%) Finance
10 26 (24.07%) HTML
11 24 (22.22%) Web Testing
12 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
13 21 (19.44%) Selenium
14 20 (18.52%) T-SQL
14 20 (18.52%) Regression Testing
14 20 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
14 20 (18.52%) Mentoring
15 19 (17.59%) Automation Testing
15 19 (17.59%) Degree
16 16 (14.81%) Performance Testing
16 16 (14.81%) QA
17 15 (13.89%) Selenium IDE
17 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
17 15 (13.89%) JIRA
17 15 (13.89%) ISTQB
18 14 (12.96%) Release Management
18 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.78%) MS Office
4 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (10.19%) Visualfiles
2 4 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.93%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (12.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (4.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (3.70%) Star Schema
5 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 21 (19.44%) Selenium
2 20 (18.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (13.89%) Selenium IDE
3 15 (13.89%) JIRA
4 11 (10.19%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
6 2 (1.85%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.93%) Hudson
7 1 (0.93%) Subversion
7 1 (0.93%) TestPartner
7 1 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 27 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Law
2 11 (10.19%) Legal
3 1 (0.93%) Retail
3 1 (0.93%) Marketing
3 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (29.63%) Tester
1 32 (29.63%) Developer
2 30 (27.78%) Software Tester
3 26 (24.07%) Analyst
4 21 (19.44%) Test Analyst
5 11 (10.19%) Case Management Developer
5 11 (10.19%) Test Manager
6 8 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (5.56%) Software Test Analyst
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Software Tester
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Tester
8 5 (4.63%) Team Leader
8 5 (4.63%) .NET Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.63%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Systems Analyst
9 4 (3.70%) Business Developer
9 4 (3.70%) C# Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Business Intelligence Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (48.15%) .NET
2 28 (25.93%) ASP.NET
3 26 (24.07%) HTML
4 15 (13.89%) .NET Framework
5 7 (6.48%) XML
6 4 (3.70%) SOAP
7 3 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 3 (2.78%) NHibernate
7 3 (2.78%) JSON
7 3 (2.78%) jQuery
7 3 (2.78%) Web Services
8 2 (1.85%) CSS
9 1 (0.93%) HTML5
9 1 (0.93%) Ajax
9 1 (0.93%) WCF
9 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Statistics
2 8 (7.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.63%) iSeries
4 5 (4.63%) AS400
5 2 (1.85%) NHS
5 2 (1.85%) Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (0.93%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (27.78%) Software Testing
3 24 (22.22%) Web Testing
4 23 (21.30%) User Acceptance Testing
5 20 (18.52%) Regression Testing
5 20 (18.52%) Mentoring
6 19 (17.59%) Automation Testing
7 16 (14.81%) Performance Testing
8 14 (12.96%) Release Management
8 14 (12.96%) Test Management
8 14 (12.96%) Manual Testing
9 12 (11.11%) Integration Testing
9 12 (11.11%) Test Strategy
10 11 (10.19%) Stress Testing
11 9 (8.33%) Time Management
11 9 (8.33%) V-Model
11 9 (8.33%) Programme Management
12 8 (7.41%) Unit Testing
13 7 (6.48%) Business Intelligence
14 6 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (55.56%) SQL
2 33 (30.56%) C#
3 28 (25.93%) JavaScript
4 20 (18.52%) T-SQL
5 10 (9.26%) VB.NET
6 5 (4.63%) RPG
7 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.78%) C
8 3 (2.78%) Java
9 2 (1.85%) PHP
10 1 (0.93%) Ruby
10 1 (0.93%) Python
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (25.93%) ISEB
2 19 (17.59%) Degree
3 15 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 11 (10.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (0.93%) HNC
5 1 (0.93%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.81%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (7.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (5.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.63%) Oracle
3 1 (0.93%) Rackspace
3 1 (0.93%) Sencha
3 1 (0.93%) Compuware
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £25k - 45k per year
Posted: 14 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + Benefits
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