Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 306 246
Rank change year-on-year -6 -60 +16
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 56 69 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.56% 0.91%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.48% 0.62% 1.03%
Number of salaries quoted 36 56 101
North West median annual salary £38,750 £38,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +29.17% -23.08%
10th Percentile £30,250 £26,125 £20,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £40,750
England median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.05% +5.49% -3.53%

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 11,566 11,180 10,581
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.54% 90.33% 88.77%
Number of salaries quoted 9,192 9,372 8,804
North West median annual salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £27,261 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,250 £62,500 £60,000
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 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 -17 27 £38,750 +7.64% 5
Cheshire -42 16 £36,250 -9.38% 2
Merseyside +30 10 £57,500 +91.67%
Lancashire +5 1 - - 2
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (28.57%) Finance
3 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 13 (23.21%) QA
5 12 (21.43%) SQL
5 12 (21.43%) SAP
6 11 (19.64%) Degree
6 11 (19.64%) Integration Testing
7 10 (17.86%) JIRA
7 10 (17.86%) Oracle
8 9 (16.07%) ITIL
8 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
8 9 (16.07%) Data Migration
8 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
9 8 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
9 8 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
9 8 (14.29%) General Ledger
9 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
9 8 (14.29%) SAP CO
9 8 (14.29%) Windows
9 8 (14.29%) ISEB
9 8 (14.29%) SAP FI
10 7 (12.50%) JDA
10 7 (12.50%) Project Management
10 7 (12.50%) Web Services
10 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
10 7 (12.50%) Logistics
10 7 (12.50%) SDLC
10 7 (12.50%) Driving Licence

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 3 (5.36%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (1.79%) Apache
3 1 (1.79%) CICS
3 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (14.29%) SAP CO
1 8 (14.29%) SAP FI
1 8 (14.29%) SAP FI/CO
2 4 (7.14%) SAP FSCM
3 3 (5.36%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) SaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.57%) AMQP
2 1 (1.79%) HTTP
2 1 (1.79%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.93%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (7.14%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 4 (7.14%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 4 (7.14%) Cognos Report Studio
3 4 (7.14%) Roambi
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (5.36%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.57%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.57%) MongoDB
5 2 (3.57%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.57%) Redis
5 2 (3.57%) Riak
6 1 (1.79%) DB2
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) JIRA
2 6 (10.71%) Selenium
3 3 (5.36%) Bugzilla
3 3 (5.36%) TestRail
4 2 (3.57%) Cucumber
4 2 (3.57%) FitNesse
4 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.57%) MSI
4 2 (3.57%) NuGet
4 2 (3.57%) SpecFlow
4 2 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.57%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.57%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.57%) WiX
5 1 (1.79%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.79%) Maven
5 1 (1.79%) Selenium IDE
5 1 (1.79%) Subversion
5 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) General Ledger
3 6 (10.71%) Retail
4 5 (8.93%) Manufacturing
4 5 (8.93%) Publishing
5 3 (5.36%) Games
6 2 (3.57%) Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.57%) Law
6 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.79%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (30.36%) Consultant
2 14 (25.00%) Analyst
2 14 (25.00%) Test Analyst
3 8 (14.29%) SAP Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Developer
4 7 (12.50%) Solutions Consultant
5 6 (10.71%) Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Oracle Solutions Architect
5 6 (10.71%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.93%) SAP CO Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) SAP FI Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) SAP FI/CO Consultant
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Senior Test Analyst
6 5 (8.93%) Tester
7 4 (7.14%) Cognos Developer
7 4 (7.14%) Software Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 3 (5.36%) Senior SAP FI/CO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) Web Services
2 4 (7.14%) .NET
2 4 (7.14%) AngularJS
3 3 (5.36%) HTML
3 3 (5.36%) SAP CO-PA
4 2 (3.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.57%) COM+
4 2 (3.57%) CSS
4 2 (3.57%) HTML5
4 2 (3.57%) JMS
4 2 (3.57%) jQuery
4 2 (3.57%) JSP
4 2 (3.57%) Kafka
4 2 (3.57%) Node.js
4 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.57%) REST
4 2 (3.57%) SOAP
4 2 (3.57%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (3.57%) WCF
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.14%) Data Structures
5 3 (5.36%) NHS
5 3 (5.36%) User Experience
6 2 (3.57%) Mainframe
6 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 8 (14.29%) Windows
2 3 (5.36%) Linux
3 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.79%) Android
4 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.79%) Unix
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.79%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (19.64%) Integration Testing
4 9 (16.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (16.07%) Data Migration
4 9 (16.07%) ITIL
4 9 (16.07%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (14.29%) GAP Analysis
5 8 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 7 (12.50%) Logistics
6 7 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 7 (12.50%) Project Management
6 7 (12.50%) SDLC
7 6 (10.71%) E-Commerce
7 6 (10.71%) ETL
7 6 (10.71%) Regression Testing
8 5 (8.93%) Data Analysis
8 5 (8.93%) Mathematics
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) C#
3 4 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.57%) Clojure
4 2 (3.57%) Erlang
4 2 (3.57%) F#
4 2 (3.57%) Haskell
4 2 (3.57%) Java
4 2 (3.57%) PHP
4 2 (3.57%) Python
4 2 (3.57%) Ruby
4 2 (3.57%) Scala
5 1 (1.79%) COBOL
5 1 (1.79%) REXX
5 1 (1.79%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Degree
2 9 (16.07%) ISTQB
3 8 (14.29%) ISEB
4 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.21%) QA
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.57%) Ansible
1 2 (3.57%) Cobbler
1 2 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.57%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) SAP
2 10 (17.86%) Oracle
3 7 (12.50%) JDA
3 7 (12.50%) RedPrairie
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.14%) Cognos
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) Informatica
6 2 (3.57%) TIBCO
7 1 (1.79%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.79%) CA Agile Central
7 1 (1.79%) HP