Period
to 25 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
25 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 334 275 255
Rank change year-on-year -59 -20 -15
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 43 81 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.33% 0.66% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.72% 0.90%
Number of salaries quoted 30 59 75
North West median annual salary £41,250 £34,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.32% +4.62% -10.96%
10th Percentile £28,850 £21,500 £21,750
90th Percentile £90,000 £49,750 £40,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% -

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 West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 11,886 11,202 10,158
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 92.11% 91.49% 89.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9,569 9,324 8,471
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,433 £25,750 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,800 £62,500 £61,228
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,903
% change year-on-year - +4.38% +3.02%

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for System Testing 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 in the North West.

Salary trend for System Testing in the North West

System Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing System Testing in the North West over the 6 months to 25 April 2018.

Salary histogram for System Testing 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing System Testing within the North West region over the 6 months to 25 April 2018. 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
Manchester -14 26 £52,500 +82.61% 8
Cheshire -41 13 £38,750 -3.13% 6
Lancashire -8 3 £35,000 -12.50%
Merseyside +5 1 £42,500 +41.67%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 25 April 2018, IT jobs citing System Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 18 (41.86%) Finance
3 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (32.56%) QA
4 12 (27.91%) GAP Analysis
5 11 (25.58%) Selenium
6 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
7 9 (20.93%) SQL
7 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
7 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
8 8 (18.60%) Test Management
8 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
8 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
8 8 (18.60%) Degree
8 8 (18.60%) JIRA
8 8 (18.60%) Retail
9 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Legacy Data Mapping
9 7 (16.28%) Workday
9 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
9 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
9 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
10 6 (13.95%) Self-Motivation
10 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
10 6 (13.95%) C#
10 6 (13.95%) SAP
11 5 (11.63%) Web Services

System Testing
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.33%) CICS
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.63%) SAP CO
1 5 (11.63%) SAP FI
1 5 (11.63%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (9.30%) SAP FSCM
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) BlazeMeter
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.33%) SaaS
1 1 (2.33%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (2.33%) Cognos Report Studio
2 1 (2.33%) DB2
2 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.33%) Roambi
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (25.58%) Selenium
2 8 (18.60%) JIRA
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (6.98%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (4.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (4.65%) JMeter
4 2 (4.65%) SoapUI
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) Maven
5 1 (2.33%) MSTest
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (2.33%) Ranorex
5 1 (2.33%) Robot Framework
5 1 (2.33%) SOAtest
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (41.86%) Finance
2 8 (18.60%) Retail
3 5 (11.63%) General Ledger
3 5 (11.63%) Manufacturing
3 5 (11.63%) Publishing
4 4 (9.30%) Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Back Office
5 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.65%) Law
6 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (32.56%) Analyst
2 13 (30.23%) Test Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Consultant
4 8 (18.60%) Tester
5 5 (11.63%) SAP CO Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) SAP Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) SAP FI Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Manager
5 5 (11.63%) Senior Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Workday Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior SAP CO Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior SAP Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior SAP FI Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.65%) Automation Test Lead
8 2 (4.65%) UAT Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.63%) Web Services
2 4 (9.30%) CSS
3 3 (6.98%) .NET
3 3 (6.98%) HTML
4 2 (4.65%) REST
4 2 (4.65%) SOAP
5 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.33%) J2EE
5 1 (2.33%) JSON
5 1 (2.33%) JSP
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.33%) RESTful
5 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Management Information System
2 6 (13.95%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.65%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.65%) PMI
4 1 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Android
1 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
1 1 (2.33%) Unix
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (44.19%) Test Automation
2 14 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (27.91%) GAP Analysis
4 10 (23.26%) Regression Testing
5 9 (20.93%) Test Strategy
6 8 (18.60%) Data Mapping
6 8 (18.60%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (18.60%) Test Management
7 7 (16.28%) Data Migration
7 7 (16.28%) Integration Testing
7 7 (16.28%) Legacy Data Mapping
7 7 (16.28%) Software Testing
7 7 (16.28%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (13.95%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (13.95%) Test Scripting
9 5 (11.63%) Accounts Payable
9 5 (11.63%) Data Analysis
9 5 (11.63%) E-Commerce
9 5 (11.63%) Manual Testing
9 5 (11.63%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 6 (13.95%) C#
3 5 (11.63%) Java
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) PHP
5 1 (2.33%) COBOL
5 1 (2.33%) REXX
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.93%) ISTQB
2 8 (18.60%) Degree
3 4 (9.30%) ISEB
4 3 (6.98%) PMI Certification
5 2 (4.65%) CSQA
5 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.33%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (32.56%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.33%) GDPR
Systems Management
1 1 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (16.28%) Workday
2 6 (13.95%) SAP
3 5 (11.63%) Oracle
4 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.65%) Informatica
6 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.33%) CA Agile Central
6 1 (2.33%) Cognos
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Pegasus