Period
to 21 January 2019

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 21 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 246 313 298
Rank change year-on-year +67 -15 -40
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 91 57 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.86% 0.45% 0.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.95% 0.49% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 76 36 55
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% -3.13% +33.33%
10th Percentile £31,250 £29,625 £26,100
90th Percentile £85,000 £61,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,500 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +1.11% +2.27% +6.02%

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 9,618 11,551 11,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 91.15% 91.97% 92.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7,734 9,173 9,461
North West median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +12.50% -
10th Percentile £26,908 £27,000 £25,625
90th Percentile £70,000 £66,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +15 42 £57,500 +53.33% 9
Cheshire +35 18 £41,250 +13.79% 1
Lancashire +22 17 £42,500 -
Merseyside +11 11 £32,500 -43.48%
Cumbria - 2 £25,932 - 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 43 (47.25%) Test Automation
2 39 (42.86%) C#
3 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (38.46%) Web Services
5 33 (36.26%) .NET
6 25 (27.47%) ISEB
7 24 (26.37%) ISTQB
7 24 (26.37%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (25.27%) Visual Studio
9 21 (23.08%) SQL
10 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
11 19 (20.88%) Unit Testing
12 18 (19.78%) Test Management
13 17 (18.68%) JIRA
14 16 (17.58%) HP ALM
15 15 (16.48%) Business Analysis
15 15 (16.48%) XML
16 14 (15.38%) MVC
16 14 (15.38%) Selenium
16 14 (15.38%) Spring
16 14 (15.38%) IT Strategy
16 14 (15.38%) SDLC
16 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
17 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
17 13 (14.29%) Manual Testing
17 13 (14.29%) .NET Core
17 13 (14.29%) Retail
17 13 (14.29%) Incident Management
17 13 (14.29%) Project Management
17 13 (14.29%) SOAP

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 13 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (8.79%) Confluence
2 8 (8.79%) IIS
3 7 (7.69%) Liferay
3 7 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (1.10%) SAP FSCM
1 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.30%) BlazeMeter
1 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.30%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.20%) Algolia
2 2 (2.20%) Firebase
2 2 (2.20%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.59%) Internet
2 2 (2.20%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.20%) Endeca
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Visual Studio
2 17 (18.68%) JIRA
3 14 (15.38%) Selenium
4 12 (13.19%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (12.09%) JMeter
6 10 (10.99%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.30%) SpecFlow
8 1 (1.10%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.10%) Ranorex
General
1 13 (14.29%) Retail
2 12 (13.19%) Finance
3 11 (12.09%) Telecoms
4 9 (9.89%) Banking
5 7 (7.69%) Retail Banking
6 6 (6.59%) Law
7 4 (4.40%) Back Office
8 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 2 (2.20%) Local Government
9 1 (1.10%) General Ledger
9 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 1 (1.10%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (36.26%) Developer
2 28 (30.77%) Analyst
3 24 (26.37%) C# Developer
4 20 (21.98%) Test Analyst
5 19 (20.88%) .NET Developer
6 18 (19.78%) C# .NET Developer
7 15 (16.48%) Software Developer
8 12 (13.19%) BizTalk Developer
9 10 (10.99%) Test Manager
10 8 (8.79%) Systems Analyst
11 7 (7.69%) Consultant
11 7 (7.69%) Lead Developer
11 7 (7.69%) Lead Software Developer
11 7 (7.69%) Systems Test Analyst
12 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (6.59%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 6 (6.59%) C# Software Developer
12 6 (6.59%) QA Analyst
12 6 (6.59%) Tester
12 6 (6.59%) Workday Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (38.46%) Web Services
2 33 (36.26%) .NET
3 20 (21.98%) ASP.NET
4 15 (16.48%) XML
5 14 (15.38%) Spring
6 13 (14.29%) .NET Core
6 13 (14.29%) SOAP
7 10 (10.99%) J2EE
8 7 (7.69%) Gherkin
9 6 (6.59%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (6.59%) HTML
10 3 (3.30%) JSON
11 2 (2.20%) REST
11 2 (2.20%) WSDL
12 1 (1.10%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (12.09%) Smart Meter
3 7 (7.69%) APACS
4 6 (6.59%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.30%) User Experience
7 2 (2.20%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
8 1 (1.10%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 7 (7.69%) Linux
1 7 (7.69%) Unix
2 1 (1.10%) Android
2 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (47.25%) Test Automation
2 38 (41.76%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (20.88%) Unit Testing
4 18 (19.78%) Test Management
5 15 (16.48%) Business Analysis
6 14 (15.38%) IT Strategy
6 14 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 14 (15.38%) MVC
6 14 (15.38%) SDLC
7 13 (14.29%) E-Commerce
7 13 (14.29%) Incident Management
7 13 (14.29%) Manual Testing
7 13 (14.29%) Project Management
7 13 (14.29%) Test Scripting
8 12 (13.19%) Microservices
8 12 (13.19%) Non-Functional Testing
9 11 (12.09%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 10 (10.99%) GAP Analysis
11 9 (9.89%) Legacy Data Mapping
11 9 (9.89%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (42.86%) C#
2 21 (23.08%) SQL
3 13 (14.29%) Java
4 6 (6.59%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.10%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (27.47%) ISEB
2 24 (26.37%) ISTQB
3 4 (4.40%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.09%) QA
2 8 (8.79%) GDPR
3 2 (2.20%) MiFID
System Software
1 12 (13.19%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (17.58%) HP ALM
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) HP
1 13 (14.29%) Remedy
2 9 (9.89%) Workday
3 3 (3.30%) Atlassian
3 3 (3.30%) hybris
4 2 (2.20%) FatWire
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle
5 1 (1.10%) SAP