Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

System Testing
England > North West
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 284 299 284
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 -33
Permanent jobs citing System Testing 74 66 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.63% 0.52% 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.57% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 66 48 50
North West median annual salary £45,000 £38,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.13% +3.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £28,250 £30,000 £27,500
90th Percentile £97,500 £61,250 £52,500
England median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +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 10,693 11,643 11,073
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 90.93% 91.05% 90.95%
Number of salaries quoted 8,559 9,258 9,253
North West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +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 17 October 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 17 October 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 +21 43 £45,000 +28.57% 9
Lancashire +24 11 £42,500 - 2
Cheshire +9 10 £40,000 +14.29% 3
Merseyside +1 10 £32,250 -24.12% 1
System Testing
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
3 30 (40.54%) C#
4 27 (36.49%) SQL
5 25 (33.78%) Web Services
6 22 (29.73%) .NET
7 21 (28.38%) Visual Studio
7 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (21.62%) GAP Analysis
9 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
9 15 (20.27%) Selenium
9 15 (20.27%) Retail
9 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
9 15 (20.27%) JIRA
9 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
10 14 (18.92%) Legacy Data Mapping
10 14 (18.92%) Workday
10 14 (18.92%) QA
10 14 (18.92%) Data Mapping
10 14 (18.92%) Finance
11 13 (17.57%) SDLC
12 12 (16.22%) IT Strategy
12 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
12 12 (16.22%) MVC
12 12 (16.22%) ISEB
12 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
12 12 (16.22%) Spring
13 11 (14.86%) IIS
13 11 (14.86%) Java
14 10 (13.51%) JMeter

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 11 (14.86%) IIS
2 5 (6.76%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (6.76%) Confluence
2 5 (6.76%) Liferay
2 5 (6.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Infor SunSystems
2 2 (2.70%) SAP CO
2 2 (2.70%) SAP FI
2 2 (2.70%) SAP FI/CO
2 2 (2.70%) SAP FSCM
2 2 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (6.76%) BlazeMeter
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.41%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.70%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Visual Studio
2 15 (20.27%) JIRA
2 15 (20.27%) Selenium
3 12 (16.22%) Cucumber
4 10 (13.51%) JMeter
5 5 (6.76%) SoapUI
5 5 (6.76%) SpecFlow
5 5 (6.76%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.70%) Ranorex
7 1 (1.35%) QAComplete
General
1 15 (20.27%) Retail
2 14 (18.92%) Finance
3 9 (12.16%) Retail Banking
4 6 (8.11%) Banking
5 3 (4.05%) Back Office
6 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.70%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.70%) Publishing
6 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (33.78%) Analyst
2 20 (27.03%) Developer
3 18 (24.32%) Test Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Consultant
5 12 (16.22%) Software Developer
6 10 (13.51%) Tester
6 10 (13.51%) Workday Consultant
7 9 (12.16%) C# Developer
7 9 (12.16%) Senior Analyst
7 9 (12.16%) Systems Analyst
8 8 (10.81%) .NET Developer
8 8 (10.81%) C# .NET Developer
8 8 (10.81%) Lead Developer
8 8 (10.81%) Lead Software Developer
8 8 (10.81%) QA Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) BizTalk Developer
9 5 (6.76%) Selenium Test Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Senior Consultant
9 5 (6.76%) Senior QA Analyst
9 5 (6.76%) Senior QA Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (33.78%) Web Services
2 22 (29.73%) .NET
3 15 (20.27%) ASP.NET
4 12 (16.22%) Spring
5 6 (8.11%) SOAP
5 6 (8.11%) XML
6 5 (6.76%) .NET Core
6 5 (6.76%) Gherkin
6 5 (6.76%) J2EE
7 3 (4.05%) HTML
8 2 (2.70%) RESTful
9 1 (1.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 21 (28.38%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) APACS
2 5 (6.76%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.76%) User Experience
3 4 (5.41%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 4 (5.41%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.70%) e-Learning
4 2 (2.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.35%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.81%) Unix
2 5 (6.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (52.70%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (44.59%) Test Automation
3 16 (21.62%) GAP Analysis
4 15 (20.27%) Mentoring
5 14 (18.92%) Data Mapping
5 14 (18.92%) Legacy Data Mapping
6 13 (17.57%) SDLC
7 12 (16.22%) IT Strategy
7 12 (16.22%) MVC
7 12 (16.22%) Test Scripting
8 10 (13.51%) Manual Testing
9 9 (12.16%) Business Analysis
9 9 (12.16%) Project Management
9 9 (12.16%) Regression Testing
10 8 (10.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (10.81%) Integration Testing
10 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (10.81%) Test Management
11 7 (9.46%) Defect Management
11 7 (9.46%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 30 (40.54%) C#
2 27 (36.49%) SQL
3 11 (14.86%) Java
4 3 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (20.27%) ISTQB
2 12 (16.22%) ISEB
3 9 (12.16%) Degree
4 4 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.35%) CSQA
6 1 (1.35%) PMI Certification
6 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (18.92%) QA
System Software
1 5 (6.76%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.70%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 14 (18.92%) Workday
2 7 (9.46%) Atlassian
3 4 (5.41%) Infor
3 4 (5.41%) Sun
4 3 (4.05%) HP
4 3 (4.05%) Oracle
5 2 (2.70%) Remedy
5 2 (2.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft