The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 63 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 3 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.61% 1.49% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 1.91% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 7
Average salary £30,000 £40,500 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.92% +102.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
Software Testing
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
420 314 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 85.19% 78.11% 77.35%
Number of salaries quoted 347 246 336
Average salary £36,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,375 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £51,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £44,485 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in Lancashire

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 (71.43%) ISEB
1 5 (71.43%) QA
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
4 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
4 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 2 (28.57%) Information Management
4 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
4 2 (28.57%) People Management
4 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
4 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Change Control
5 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
5 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
5 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Selenium
5 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) .NET
5 1 (14.29%) Oracle
5 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Test Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Tester
2 3 (42.86%) Software Tester
3 2 (28.57%) Quality Manager
3 2 (28.57%) QA Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Team Leader
3 2 (28.57%) QA Tester
3 2 (28.57%) QA Test Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) QA Leader
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Software Tester
4 1 (14.29%) Software Test Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Operations Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Scripting
1 2 (28.57%) Information Management
1 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
1 2 (28.57%) People Management
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Management
1 2 (28.57%) Test Automation
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Project Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Manual Testing
2 1 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
2 1 (14.29%) Scrum
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) ISEB
2 4 (57.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
4 1 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (71.43%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
ROQ IT Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 9 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Test-Direct
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago