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 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 61 60 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -9
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 7 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.28% 1.05% 2.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.54% 1.28% 3.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 12
Average salary £30,000 £26,250 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +12.90%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
456 392 377
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 83.36% 82.18% 76.63%
Number of salaries quoted 379 308 340
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £54,100
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.65%

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
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chorley +2 4 £30,000 - 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (55.56%) QA
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (44.44%) ISEB
3 3 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (33.33%) Time Management
3 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 3 (33.33%) C#
3 3 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Selenium
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 1 (11.11%) JUnit
5 1 (11.11%) MS Office
5 1 (11.11%) Windows
5 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
5 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
5 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (11.11%) Games
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (11.11%) Degree
5 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
5 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Selenium
1 2 (22.22%) WebDriver
2 1 (11.11%) JUnit
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Tester
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Test Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Software Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Tester
2 2 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Graduate
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 3 (33.33%) Time Management
2 3 (33.33%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Manual Testing
4 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) C#
1 3 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ISEB
1 4 (44.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
Burnley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Lancashire
First Recruitment
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare, IIP, ISEB
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Salary: Negotiable Depending on level of experience
Posted: 11 days ago