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

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Testing
Rank 180 184 210
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +26
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 60 66 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.92% 0.93% 0.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 1.11% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 50 58 32
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -0.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,650 £47,000 £47,650
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £38,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
5629 5933 5810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.12% 83.35% 80.01%
Number of salaries quoted 4567 4720 4940
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,995
% change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.67%

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 July 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 July 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 +21 48 £35,000 +7.69% 9
Cheshire -8 8 £31,500 -3.07% 2
Merseyside +12 2 £41,250 +3.12% 1
Lancashire -13 2 £30,000 -24.52% 1
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (56.36%) SQL
2 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (44.55%) .NET
4 37 (33.64%) ISEB
5 32 (29.09%) QA
6 31 (28.18%) Automation Testing
7 30 (27.27%) TDD
8 28 (25.45%) Web Services
8 28 (25.45%) BDD
8 28 (25.45%) SoapUI
8 28 (25.45%) SpecFlow
8 28 (25.45%) Compatibility Testing
9 26 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
9 26 (23.64%) TeamCity
9 26 (23.64%) Jenkins
9 26 (23.64%) Hudson
9 26 (23.64%) Automated Testing
10 23 (20.91%) Regression Testing
10 23 (20.91%) Windows
11 21 (19.09%) SOAP
11 21 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
12 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 19 (17.27%) SDLC
14 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
15 17 (15.45%) C#
15 17 (15.45%) Manual Testing
15 17 (15.45%) Selenium
16 16 (14.55%) REST
16 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
16 16 (14.55%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (6.36%) SharePoint
2 5 (4.55%) Apache
3 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 3 (2.73%) CMS
5 2 (1.82%) Umbraco
5 2 (1.82%) SAS
6 1 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Visualfiles
2 4 (3.64%) Magento
3 3 (2.73%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.82%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (1.82%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.91%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.82%) Internet
2 8 (7.27%) Intranet
3 1 (0.91%) VoIP
3 1 (0.91%) SSH
3 1 (0.91%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.64%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.64%) MySQL
3 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.91%) Base SAS
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.91%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 28 (25.45%) SoapUI
1 28 (25.45%) SpecFlow
2 26 (23.64%) Jenkins
2 26 (23.64%) TeamCity
2 26 (23.64%) Hudson
3 17 (15.45%) Selenium
4 10 (9.09%) Eclipse
5 9 (8.18%) Git (software)
6 8 (7.27%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (6.36%) JIRA
7 7 (6.36%) Bugzilla
8 6 (5.45%) WebDriver
9 5 (4.55%) Subversion
10 4 (3.64%) Selenium IDE
11 1 (0.91%) TestDirector
11 1 (0.91%) HP UFT
11 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.91%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (10.00%) Finance
1 11 (10.00%) Legal
2 10 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (4.55%) Retail
4 3 (2.73%) Electronics
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Games
Job Titles
1 35 (31.82%) Analyst
2 32 (29.09%) Test Analyst
2 32 (29.09%) Developer
3 28 (25.45%) Tester
4 13 (11.82%) Technical Tester
5 8 (7.27%) Web Developer
5 8 (7.27%) Software Tester
6 7 (6.36%) .NET Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (6.36%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (6.36%) Technical Test Analyst
7 6 (5.45%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.55%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.55%) .NET Web Developer
8 5 (4.55%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.64%) Software Test Analyst
9 4 (3.64%) Applications Architect
9 4 (3.64%) IT Project Manager
9 4 (3.64%) Architect
9 4 (3.64%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (44.55%) .NET
2 28 (25.45%) Web Services
3 21 (19.09%) SOAP
4 16 (14.55%) REST
5 14 (12.73%) ASP.NET
5 14 (12.73%) WCF
6 12 (10.91%) HTML
7 10 (9.09%) CSS
8 8 (7.27%) LINQ
8 8 (7.27%) .NET Framework
8 8 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (7.27%) HTML5
8 8 (7.27%) Entity Framework
9 5 (4.55%) CodeIgniter
9 5 (4.55%) RESTful
9 5 (4.55%) LAMP
9 5 (4.55%) Symfony
9 5 (4.55%) J2EE
10 4 (3.64%) Zend Framework
10 4 (3.64%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.82%) Replication
2 5 (4.55%) Interactive TV
3 4 (3.64%) N-Tier
3 4 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.91%) Windows
2 10 (9.09%) Linux
3 4 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (0.91%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (53.64%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (28.18%) Automation Testing
3 30 (27.27%) TDD
4 28 (25.45%) Compatibility Testing
4 28 (25.45%) BDD
5 26 (23.64%) User Acceptance Testing
5 26 (23.64%) Automated Testing
6 23 (20.91%) Regression Testing
7 21 (19.09%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (17.27%) SDLC
9 17 (15.45%) Manual Testing
10 15 (13.64%) MVC
11 14 (12.73%) API Testing
12 12 (10.91%) Unit Testing
13 11 (10.00%) Software Testing
14 10 (9.09%) Integration Testing
14 10 (9.09%) Mentoring
15 9 (8.18%) Test Automation
15 9 (8.18%) Web Development
16 8 (7.27%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (56.36%) SQL
2 17 (15.45%) C#
3 16 (14.55%) JavaScript
4 9 (8.18%) PHP
5 6 (5.45%) Java
6 4 (3.64%) Perl
6 4 (3.64%) T-SQL
6 4 (3.64%) C
7 3 (2.73%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.91%) RPG
8 1 (0.91%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 37 (33.64%) ISEB
2 11 (10.00%) Degree
3 10 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 3 (2.73%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.91%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.91%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (29.09%) QA
2 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (6.36%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 7 (6.36%) Oracle
3 6 (5.45%) SAP
4 5 (4.55%) IBM
5 4 (3.64%) Zend
6 1 (0.91%) Trillium
6 1 (0.91%) Teradata
6 1 (0.91%) DataFlux
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £25000 per annum, Benefits 25 days holidays, UK healthcare from day 1,
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Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Negotiable Depending on level of experience
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £38000 - £44000 per annum + competitive
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Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
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