The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for System Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited System Testing over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 56 58
Rank change year-on-year +3 +2  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 13 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.43% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.71% 0.26% 0.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 1 2
Median salary £38,250 £37,500 £41,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £37,500 £38,250
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £37,500 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.43% +2.50%  

System Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 479 386 443
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 89.37% 82.48% 86.86%
Number of salaries quoted 339 310 323
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.04%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing System Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in Merseyside

System Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing System Testing in Merseyside.

Salary trend for System Testing in Merseyside

System Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +8 7 £36,250 -3.33% 1
Southport - 1 £35,000 -
Wirral - 1 £41,500 -
System Testing
North West

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
3 7 (41.18%) QA
3 7 (41.18%) Selenium
4 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
4 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
4 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) API Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Change Control
6 4 (23.53%) Time Management
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Retail
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
7 3 (17.65%) Performance Optimisation
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (17.65%) Regression Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Finance
7 3 (17.65%) Microsoft

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) HTTP
1 2 (11.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (41.18%) Selenium
2 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
2 6 (35.29%) SoapUI
3 1 (5.88%) JIRA
3 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (23.53%) Retail
2 3 (17.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Analyst
1 9 (52.94%) Test Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) QA Analyst
2 6 (35.29%) QA Test Analyst
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Senior Test Manager
3 4 (23.53%) Test Manager
4 3 (17.65%) Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Developer
4 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior QA Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) Gherkin
2 2 (11.76%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Test Automation
2 8 (47.06%) SDLC
3 7 (41.18%) Test Strategy
4 6 (35.29%) API Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Manual Testing
4 6 (35.29%) Test Scripting
5 5 (29.41%) Process Improvement
6 4 (23.53%) Change Control
6 4 (23.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (23.53%) Data Management
6 4 (23.53%) Migration
6 4 (23.53%) Quality Management
6 4 (23.53%) Test Management
6 4 (23.53%) Test Planning
6 4 (23.53%) Time Management
6 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (17.65%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (17.65%) ETL
7 3 (17.65%) Kimball Methodology
7 3 (17.65%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
3 1 (5.88%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) ISEB
3 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) TOWER Software
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