The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 53 49 47
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 5 9 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.09% 1.84% 2.01%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.34% 2.49% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 7
Average salary £26,250 £20,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -27.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £29,200 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
372 361 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 81.40% 73.98% 71.89%
Number of salaries quoted 283 329 318
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Software Testing
North West

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 22 July 2014. 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
Preston - 4 £25,000 -
Chorley -14 1 £30,000 +50.00%
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
3 5 (29.41%) QA
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
5 3 (17.65%) JIRA
5 3 (17.65%) Selenium
5 3 (17.65%) Firebug
5 3 (17.65%) Test Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
5 3 (17.65%) Android
5 3 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
5 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
5 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (17.65%) Hudson
5 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) B2C
6 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
7 1 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (5.88%) SQL
7 1 (5.88%) Tomcat

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 (5.88%) Tomcat
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) JIRA
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Firebug
1 3 (17.65%) Cucumber
1 3 (17.65%) Hudson
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Tester
2 8 (47.06%) Software Tester
3 7 (41.18%) Functional Tester
3 7 (41.18%) Manual Tester
4 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Senior Test Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) Test Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Performance Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate
6 1 (5.88%) Graduate Software Tester
6 1 (5.88%) Quality Manager
6 1 (5.88%) QA Manager
6 1 (5.88%) Software Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
1 3 (17.65%) Windows Mobile
1 3 (17.65%) Android
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Test Automation
4 3 (17.65%) Keyword-Driven Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (17.65%) Web Accessibility
4 3 (17.65%) Test Management
4 3 (17.65%) Test Scripting
4 3 (17.65%) TDD
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
5 2 (11.76%) B2C
5 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 2 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
6 1 (5.88%) Operations Management
6 1 (5.88%) Information Management
6 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
2 3 (17.65%) ISTQB
3 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center