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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 27 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 3 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 1.86% 2.14% 2.94%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 2.70% 3.97%
Number of salaries quoted 3 3 6
Average salary £31,500 £43,500 £26,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.58% +62.61%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £33,750
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -0.74%
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
136 111 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Halifax 84.47% 79.29% 74.02%
Number of salaries quoted 129 93 119
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,625 £21,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 16 (100.00%) QA
2 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
4 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
4 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center
5 7 (43.75%) Project Management
6 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (25.00%) Selenium
7 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
8 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
8 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
8 3 (18.75%) Test Management
8 3 (18.75%) ISEB
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) Web Services
8 3 (18.75%) XML
9 2 (12.50%) .NET
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
10 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
10 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
10 1 (6.25%) Linux
10 1 (6.25%) Python

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) QuickTest Pro
2 4 (25.00%) Selenium
2 4 (25.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (75.00%) Analyst
1 12 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) QA Analyst
2 7 (43.75%) Test Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) Agile Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Senior Test Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) QA Tester
4 2 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
5 1 (6.25%) Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Web Services
1 3 (18.75%) XML
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (75.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (62.50%) Regression Testing
3 10 (62.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (43.75%) Project Management
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
5 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) ISEB
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (100.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) HP Quality Center