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 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England / North West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 233 201 182
Rank change year-on-year -32 -19  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 45 37 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.66% 0.66% 1.00%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.75% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 31 22 54
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £32,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,388 £40,000
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 the North West with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 6140 4966 5717
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 89.86% 88.27% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 4970 4189 4652
Median salary £44,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27%  

System Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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 3 months to 23 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
Manchester -23 20 £37,750 +0.66% 3
Merseyside +6 13 £38,250 +2.00% 1
Cheshire -20 12 £37,500 +15.38% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region with a requirement for System Testing.

1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 25 (30.86%) .NET
2 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (30.86%) Web Services
3 24 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (24.69%) C#
6 19 (23.46%) SDLC
7 18 (22.22%) Finance
8 17 (20.99%) Regression Testing
9 16 (19.75%) XML
9 16 (19.75%) Windows
10 15 (18.52%) JIRA
10 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
11 13 (16.05%) Test Strategy
11 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
12 12 (14.81%) HTML
12 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
12 12 (14.81%) HTTP
12 12 (14.81%) Web Development
12 12 (14.81%) QA
13 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
13 11 (13.58%) ERP
13 11 (13.58%) Oracle
14 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
14 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
14 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
15 9 (11.11%) Selenium
15 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (11.11%) Process Improvement

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 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle 11i
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle HRMS
1 3 (3.70%) Oracle Payroll
2 2 (2.47%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.47%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.47%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
1 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) HTTP
2 8 (9.88%) FTP
3 3 (3.70%) HTTPS
4 2 (2.47%) Firewall
4 2 (2.47%) VXLAN
5 1 (1.23%) 4G
5 1 (1.23%) GPRS
5 1 (1.23%) GSM
5 1 (1.23%) Internet
5 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (9.88%) MS Access
2 8 (9.88%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos Analysis Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos Report Studio
6 1 (1.23%) Roambi
Development Applications
1 15 (18.52%) JIRA
2 9 (11.11%) Selenium
2 9 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (8.64%) Cucumber
4 6 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.41%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.94%) SonarQube
5 4 (4.94%) Subversion
6 3 (3.70%) TestRail
7 2 (2.47%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.23%) MSTest
8 1 (1.23%) NUnit
8 1 (1.23%) Ranorex
8 1 (1.23%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (22.22%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.94%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.94%) Retail
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Billing
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 41 (50.62%) Analyst
2 29 (35.80%) Test Analyst
3 23 (28.40%) Developer
4 13 (16.05%) .NET Developer
5 12 (14.81%) Business Analyst
6 11 (13.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 11 (13.58%) C# Developer
7 10 (12.35%) ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (12.35%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 10 (12.35%) Tester
8 6 (7.41%) QA Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) QA Test Analyst
8 6 (7.41%) Test Manager
9 4 (4.94%) Integration Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Manager
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Test Manager
9 4 (4.94%) SQL Developer
10 3 (3.70%) Functional Business Analyst
10 3 (3.70%) HR Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (30.86%) .NET
1 25 (30.86%) Web Services
2 16 (19.75%) XML
3 13 (16.05%) ASP.NET
4 12 (14.81%) HTML
5 9 (11.11%) EDI
6 8 (9.88%) EDIFACT
6 8 (9.88%) IDoc
7 6 (7.41%) Gherkin
8 4 (4.94%) JSON
8 4 (4.94%) SOAP
9 2 (2.47%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (2.47%) CSS
9 2 (2.47%) jQuery
10 1 (1.23%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.23%) LINQ
10 1 (1.23%) SAP CO-PA
10 1 (1.23%) WCF
10 1 (1.23%) WF
10 1 (1.23%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) TRADACOMS
2 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.23%) Derivative
5 1 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (19.75%) Windows
2 8 (9.88%) Android
2 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
3 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.41%) Linux
5 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Test Automation
2 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (23.46%) SDLC
4 17 (20.99%) Regression Testing
5 15 (18.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 13 (16.05%) Test Strategy
7 12 (14.81%) Web Development
8 11 (13.58%) ERP
8 11 (13.58%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.35%) E-Commerce
9 10 (12.35%) Software Testing
9 10 (12.35%) Test Scripting
10 9 (11.11%) Logistics
10 9 (11.11%) Process Improvement
11 8 (9.88%) Manual Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Migration
11 8 (9.88%) Prototyping
12 7 (8.64%) OO
12 7 (8.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.64%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 28 (34.57%) SQL
2 20 (24.69%) C#
3 12 (14.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (9.88%) ActionScript
4 8 (9.88%) ActionScript 2.0
5 5 (6.17%) Java
5 5 (6.17%) T-SQL
6 3 (3.70%) C
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) ISEB
2 8 (9.88%) ISTQB
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.23%) OCP
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.47%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.23%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (13.58%) Oracle
2 5 (6.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (4.94%) Cognizant
4 3 (3.70%) SAP
5 2 (2.47%) Pegasus
5 2 (2.47%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.23%) Apple
6 1 (1.23%) Cognos
6 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
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