Period
to 22 September 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 6 months to 22 September 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North East
6 months to
22 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 116 125
Rank change year-on-year +20 +9 -20
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 6 6 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.52% 0.40% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.46% 0.075%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 0
North East median annual salary £34,500 £35,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.43% - -
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -

System Testing is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North East
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 997 1301 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 87.15% 85.82% 86.81%
Number of salaries quoted 844 1145 1114
North East median annual salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.25% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £63,000 £56,100
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing System Testing as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for System Testing in the North East

System Testing
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for System Testing in the North East

System Testing
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North East region over the 6 months to 22 September 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +25 6 £34,500 -1.43%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 North East region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) QA
2 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) SOAP
4 2 (33.33%) Web Services
4 2 (33.33%) XML
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) ISEB
4 2 (33.33%) JSON
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
4 2 (33.33%) XML Messaging
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) REST
4 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Selenium
2 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 2 (33.33%) Ranorex
3 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (16.67%) HP UFT
4 1 (16.67%) Jasmine
4 1 (16.67%) JIRA
4 1 (16.67%) QUnit
4 1 (16.67%) RSpec
4 1 (16.67%) SpecFlow
4 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Software Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Software Test Analyst
3 2 (33.33%) Software Tester
3 2 (33.33%) Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Lead Tester
4 1 (16.67%) QA Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) QA Test Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Tester
4 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Gherkin
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) REST
1 2 (33.33%) SOAP
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XML Messaging
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (16.67%) Chai
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) SDLC
2 4 (66.67%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) Functional Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) BDD
4 2 (33.33%) Exploratory Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Software Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
4 2 (33.33%) Usability Testing
5 1 (16.67%) API Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (16.67%) Software Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (66.67%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft