Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 298 273
Rank change year-on-year -11 -25 -13
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 49 77 76
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.39% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.64% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 47 52 49
North West median annual salary £45,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +28.57% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £28,250 £21,550 £27,250
90th Percentile £97,500 £53,125 £46,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% 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 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 11,343 11,961 10,398
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.20% 91.16% 89.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9,147 9,735 8,672
North West median annual salary £44,471 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.16% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000

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 19 July 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 19 July 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 +23 33 £52,500 +61.54% 10
Cheshire -25 10 £37,500 -3.23% 5
Lancashire +9 5 £35,000 +40.00%
Merseyside -6 1 £25,000 -23.08%
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Test Automation
3 17 (34.69%) SQL
4 15 (30.61%) GAP Analysis
5 14 (28.57%) Data Mapping
5 14 (28.57%) Legacy Data Mapping
5 14 (28.57%) Workday
6 11 (22.45%) QA
6 11 (22.45%) Selenium
7 10 (20.41%) C#
7 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
8 9 (18.37%) Finance
8 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (18.37%) Retail
8 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
9 8 (16.33%) Degree
9 8 (16.33%) JIRA
9 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
9 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
10 7 (14.29%) Test Management
11 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
11 6 (12.24%) .NET
11 6 (12.24%) Web Services
11 6 (12.24%) BDD
11 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
12 5 (10.20%) Issue Tracking
12 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
12 5 (10.20%) Coaching

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 2 (4.08%) Confluence
1 2 (4.08%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Infor SunSystems
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (2.04%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.04%) SAP FSCM
2 1 (2.04%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) BlazeMeter
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (2.04%) NoSQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (22.45%) Selenium
2 8 (16.33%) JIRA
3 5 (10.20%) Cucumber
4 4 (8.16%) Visual Studio
5 3 (6.12%) JMeter
5 3 (6.12%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.12%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (4.08%) Ranorex
6 2 (4.08%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (4.08%) SpecFlow
7 1 (2.04%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.04%) MSTest
7 1 (2.04%) QAComplete
7 1 (2.04%) Robot Framework
7 1 (2.04%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
1 9 (18.37%) Retail
2 4 (8.16%) Retail Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Banking
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Analyst
2 11 (22.45%) Tester
3 10 (20.41%) Consultant
4 9 (18.37%) Test Analyst
5 8 (16.33%) Senior Manager
5 8 (16.33%) Workday Manager
6 7 (14.29%) Senior Analyst
7 6 (12.24%) Workday Consultant
8 4 (8.16%) Senior Systems Analyst
8 4 (8.16%) Systems Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Automation Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Developer
9 3 (6.12%) Senior Test Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Software Tester
9 3 (6.12%) Test Consultant
9 3 (6.12%) Test Leader
10 2 (4.08%) Automation Test Lead
10 2 (4.08%) Graduate Consultant
10 2 (4.08%) QA Test Analyst
10 2 (4.08%) Selenium Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.24%) .NET
1 6 (12.24%) Web Services
2 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET
2 3 (6.12%) HTML
2 3 (6.12%) RESTful
3 2 (4.08%) CSS
3 2 (4.08%) Spring
4 1 (2.04%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Mobile App
2 3 (6.12%) PMI
3 2 (4.08%) e-Learning
3 2 (4.08%) User Experience
4 1 (2.04%) Data Protection Act
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 3 (6.12%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (36.73%) Test Automation
3 15 (30.61%) GAP Analysis
4 14 (28.57%) Data Mapping
4 14 (28.57%) Legacy Data Mapping
5 10 (20.41%) Test Strategy
6 9 (18.37%) User Acceptance Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Integration Testing
7 8 (16.33%) Regression Testing
8 7 (14.29%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.29%) Test Management
9 6 (12.24%) BDD
9 6 (12.24%) System Integration Testing
9 6 (12.24%) Test Scripting
10 5 (10.20%) Business Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Coaching
10 5 (10.20%) Defect Management
10 5 (10.20%) Issue Tracking
10 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
10 5 (10.20%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) SQL
2 10 (20.41%) C#
3 5 (10.20%) Java
4 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.08%) PHP
6 1 (2.04%) Ruby
6 1 (2.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) ISTQB
2 8 (16.33%) Degree
3 5 (10.20%) ISEB
4 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (6.12%) CSQA
5 3 (6.12%) PMI Certification
6 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (22.45%) QA
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (28.57%) Workday
2 4 (8.16%) Atlassian
2 4 (8.16%) Infor
2 4 (8.16%) Oracle
2 4 (8.16%) Sun
3 3 (6.12%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) HP
4 1 (2.04%) Pegasus
4 1 (2.04%) SAP