The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Halifax region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 31 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 5 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.55% 2.73% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.69% 3.76% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £42,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,250 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Software Testing
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Halifax region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Halifax
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
177 133 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 91.24% 72.68% 72.05%
Number of salaries quoted 154 104 140
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Halifax region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Halifax

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Halifax region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Halifax

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) QA
2 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) TDD
3 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) C#
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) ERP
3 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) SEO
3 2 (33.33%) Web Design
3 2 (33.33%) .NET
3 2 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) XML
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (33.33%) WCF
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (33.33%) CMS
3 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the Halifax region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) WebDriver
2 1 (16.67%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Test Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Front-End Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Front-End Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) Test Leader
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Lead Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) CSS
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) Ajax
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (33.33%) WCF
1 2 (33.33%) jQuery
1 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (33.33%) Business Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) ERP
2 2 (33.33%) Regression Testing
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) SEO
2 2 (33.33%) Web Design
2 2 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (33.33%) Test Strategy
2 2 (33.33%) Automation Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
2 2 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Test Management
3 1 (16.67%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) X++
3 1 (16.67%) VB
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft