Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 316 292 236
Rank change year-on-year -24 -56 +44
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 58 73 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 0.59% 1.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 0.66% 1.13%
Number of salaries quoted 43 50 118
North West median annual salary £35,000 £40,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -1.52%
10th Percentile £29,400 £27,500 £20,000
90th Percentile £61,250 £52,500 £45,000
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 11904 11034 11658
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 89.83% 89.75% 89.47%
Number of salaries quoted 9471 9201 9634
North West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £24,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £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 20 November 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -21 28 £35,000 -9.68% 3
Merseyside +32 17 £43,750 +16.67%
Cheshire -33 10 £35,000 -17.65% 1
Lancashire -5 1 - -
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.59%) JIRA
3 15 (25.86%) ISEB
3 15 (25.86%) SQL
4 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
5 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
5 12 (20.69%) QA
6 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
6 11 (18.97%) SAP
6 11 (18.97%) Windows
7 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
7 10 (17.24%) Degree
7 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
7 10 (17.24%) SDLC
8 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 9 (15.52%) Migration
8 9 (15.52%) Project Management
8 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
9 8 (13.79%) ETL
9 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
9 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
10 7 (12.07%) RedPrairie
10 7 (12.07%) Driving Licence
10 7 (12.07%) Logistics
10 7 (12.07%) JDA

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 (3.45%) IIS
1 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.72%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (8.62%) SAP CO
1 5 (8.62%) SAP FI
1 5 (8.62%) SAP FI/CO
1 5 (8.62%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.45%) AMQP
2 1 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.52%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (15.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 5 (8.62%) Cognos Analysis Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 5 (8.62%) Cognos Report Studio
3 5 (8.62%) Roambi
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (6.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (3.45%) Couchbase
6 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.45%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.45%) Redis
6 2 (3.45%) Riak
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) Bugzilla
2 6 (10.34%) TestRail
3 5 (8.62%) Selenium
4 3 (5.17%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.45%) FitNesse
5 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.45%) MSI
5 2 (3.45%) NuGet
5 2 (3.45%) SpecFlow
5 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.45%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.45%) Vagrant
5 2 (3.45%) WiX
6 1 (1.72%) Ranorex
6 1 (1.72%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (8.62%) Finance
1 5 (8.62%) General Ledger
2 4 (6.90%) Games
3 3 (5.17%) Russian Language
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Analyst
2 13 (22.41%) Consultant
2 13 (22.41%) Test Analyst
3 12 (20.69%) Developer
4 11 (18.97%) Tester
5 8 (13.79%) SQL Developer
6 7 (12.07%) Software Tester
6 7 (12.07%) Solutions Consultant
7 6 (10.34%) Architect
7 6 (10.34%) Oracle Architect
7 6 (10.34%) Oracle Solutions Architect
7 6 (10.34%) SAP Consultant
7 6 (10.34%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (8.62%) Cognos Developer
8 5 (8.62%) Senior Tester
9 4 (6.90%) QA Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) QA Test Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Business Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Tester
10 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) SAP CO-PA
2 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
2 4 (6.90%) Web Services
3 3 (5.17%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 2 (3.45%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (3.45%) COM+
4 2 (3.45%) HTML
4 2 (3.45%) HTML5
4 2 (3.45%) JMS
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) Kafka
4 2 (3.45%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (3.45%) Node.js
4 2 (3.45%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (3.45%) React
4 2 (3.45%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (3.45%) WCF
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Driving Licence
2 5 (8.62%) Data Structures
2 5 (8.62%) NHS
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) User Experience
5 2 (3.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (18.97%) Windows
2 2 (3.45%) Linux
3 1 (1.72%) Android
3 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.21%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) Software Testing
3 10 (17.24%) Integration Testing
3 10 (17.24%) SDLC
3 10 (17.24%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
4 9 (15.52%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
4 9 (15.52%) Migration
4 9 (15.52%) Project Management
4 9 (15.52%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (13.79%) Data Migration
5 8 (13.79%) ETL
5 8 (13.79%) Regression Testing
6 7 (12.07%) Logistics
6 7 (12.07%) PRINCE2
7 6 (10.34%) Case Management
7 6 (10.34%) Line Management
8 5 (8.62%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (8.62%) ETL Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) C#
2 5 (8.62%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.45%) C
3 2 (3.45%) Clojure
3 2 (3.45%) Erlang
3 2 (3.45%) F#
3 2 (3.45%) Haskell
3 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 2 (3.45%) Python
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
3 2 (3.45%) Scala
4 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (25.86%) ISEB
2 12 (20.69%) ISTQB
3 10 (17.24%) Degree
4 8 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (20.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.45%) Ansible
1 2 (3.45%) Cobbler
1 2 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) SAP
2 7 (12.07%) JDA
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.07%) Oracle
2 7 (12.07%) RedPrairie
3 5 (8.62%) Cognos
4 2 (3.45%) IBM
4 2 (3.45%) TIBCO
5 1 (1.72%) Pegasus