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 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
System Testing
England / North West
Rank 218 203 187
Rank change year-on-year -15 -16  
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 36 35 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.59% 0.62% 0.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.65% 0.70% 1.12%
Number of salaries quoted 26 26 59
Median salary £30,000 £31,731 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.45% -10.61%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £23,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £40,250 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  

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 5555 5000 5806
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 90.37% 87.98% 88.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4609 4158 4662
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

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 24 March 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 24 March 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 -24 20 £26,000 -14.75% 10
Cheshire +13 10 £40,000 +23.07% 3
Merseyside +1 4 £30,000 +4.34% 2
Lancashire +1 2 £25,000 -28.57%
System Testing
England

System Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 24 (36.92%) SQL Server
2 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (32.31%) .NET
4 19 (29.23%) Web Services
5 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
6 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (20.00%) C#
8 12 (18.46%) SDLC
9 11 (16.92%) XML
10 10 (15.38%) Finance
10 10 (15.38%) JIRA
10 10 (15.38%) QA
11 9 (13.85%) Web Development
11 9 (13.85%) SOAP
11 9 (13.85%) HTTP
11 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
11 9 (13.85%) HTML
11 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
12 8 (12.31%) Windows
12 8 (12.31%) EDI
12 8 (12.31%) ERP
12 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
12 8 (12.31%) Manual Testing
12 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
12 8 (12.31%) SoapUI
13 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
13 7 (10.77%) Prototyping
13 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS

System Testing
Top Related 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 6 (9.23%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (9.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.54%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP CO
1 1 (1.54%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.54%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) SaaS
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.85%) HTTP
2 7 (10.77%) FTP
3 2 (3.08%) Firewall
3 2 (3.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.54%) 4G
4 1 (1.54%) GPRS
4 1 (1.54%) GSM
4 1 (1.54%) Internet
4 1 (1.54%) Network Security
4 1 (1.54%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (36.92%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.77%) Crystal Reports
2 7 (10.77%) MS Access
2 7 (10.77%) Oracle Reports
3 6 (9.23%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.54%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 8 (12.31%) SoapUI
3 7 (10.77%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (9.23%) Eclipse
4 6 (9.23%) JUnit
4 6 (9.23%) NetBeans
5 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 5 (7.69%) Selenium
6 1 (1.54%) MSTest
6 1 (1.54%) NUnit
6 1 (1.54%) SpecFlow
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.54%) Advertising
3 1 (1.54%) Automotive
3 1 (1.54%) Back Office
3 1 (1.54%) Billing
Job Titles
1 40 (61.54%) Analyst
2 29 (44.62%) Test Analyst
3 16 (24.62%) Developer
4 10 (15.38%) .NET Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) C# .NET Developer
5 8 (12.31%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET Developer
6 7 (10.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 6 (9.23%) Java Developer
8 5 (7.69%) Junior
8 5 (7.69%) QA Analyst
8 5 (7.69%) QA Test Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Senior Test Analyst
9 4 (6.15%) Test Leader
9 4 (6.15%) Tester
10 3 (4.62%) Junior Analyst
10 3 (4.62%) Lead Tester
10 3 (4.62%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (32.31%) .NET
2 19 (29.23%) Web Services
3 11 (16.92%) XML
4 9 (13.85%) ASP.NET
4 9 (13.85%) HTML
4 9 (13.85%) SOAP
5 8 (12.31%) EDI
6 7 (10.77%) EDIFACT
7 6 (9.23%) Hibernate
7 6 (9.23%) J2EE
7 6 (9.23%) JPA
7 6 (9.23%) JSON
7 6 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (9.23%) REST
7 6 (9.23%) Spring
8 5 (7.69%) Gherkin
9 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (3.08%) CSS
9 2 (3.08%) jQuery
10 1 (1.54%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.77%) TRADACOMS
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) CCTV
4 1 (1.54%) Derivative
4 1 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.54%) iSeries
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
4 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (12.31%) Windows
2 7 (10.77%) Android
2 7 (10.77%) Apple iOS
2 7 (10.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (1.54%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (24.62%) Regression Testing
3 14 (21.54%) User Acceptance Testing
4 12 (18.46%) SDLC
5 9 (13.85%) Web Development
6 8 (12.31%) ERP
6 8 (12.31%) Manual Testing
6 8 (12.31%) Test Scripting
7 7 (10.77%) E-Commerce
7 7 (10.77%) Logistics
7 7 (10.77%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.77%) OO
7 7 (10.77%) Prototyping
7 7 (10.77%) Software Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Test Automation
8 6 (9.23%) Automation Testing
8 6 (9.23%) Test Strategy
9 5 (7.69%) API Testing
9 5 (7.69%) Defect Management
9 5 (7.69%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (40.00%) SQL
2 13 (20.00%) C#
3 9 (13.85%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.77%) ActionScript
4 7 (10.77%) ActionScript 2.0
4 7 (10.77%) Java
5 6 (9.23%) Haskell
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) RPG
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) ISEB
1 7 (10.77%) ISTQB
2 3 (4.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (1.54%) CCNA
3 1 (1.54%) CCNP
3 1 (1.54%) CEH
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
Vendors
1 7 (10.77%) Oracle
2 2 (3.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.08%) TOWER Software
3 1 (1.54%) Apple
3 1 (1.54%) Cisco
3 1 (1.54%) IBM
3 1 (1.54%) SAP
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