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 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 47 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 2 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.00% 0.44% 2.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.32% 0.52% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 9
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £30,450 £34,500 £40,500
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
345 381 366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 86.25% 84.11% 83.18%
Number of salaries quoted 290 326 298
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,123
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,375 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

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 29 April 2016. 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 - 3 £30,000 - 1
Preston - 2 £27,500 - 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (69.57%) ISEB
1 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
2 15 (65.22%) QA
3 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
4 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 8 (34.78%) Time Management
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (17.39%) Web Development
7 4 (17.39%) Validation
7 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) People Management
7 4 (17.39%) HL7
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
7 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
7 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (17.39%) Lorenzo
8 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
8 3 (13.04%) Oracle
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
9 2 (8.70%) Java
9 2 (8.70%) .NET
9 2 (8.70%) Scrum
9 2 (8.70%) Waterfall

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Lorenzo
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (43.48%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Analyst
2 12 (52.17%) Test Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Software Analyst
3 9 (39.13%) Software Test Analyst
4 4 (17.39%) Software Tester
4 4 (17.39%) Test Leader
4 4 (17.39%) Tester
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) ERP Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) FMCG Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) FMCG Business Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software QA Tester
6 1 (4.35%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (69.57%) Test Scripting
2 9 (39.13%) User Acceptance Testing
3 8 (34.78%) Time Management
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Configuration Management
5 4 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Management
5 4 (17.39%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (17.39%) People Management
5 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 4 (17.39%) Validation
5 4 (17.39%) Web Development
6 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 1 (4.35%) Business Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Business Development
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Testing
8 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (4.35%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (69.57%) ISEB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB
2 8 (34.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (65.22%) QA
2 4 (17.39%) HL7
Vendors
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire, Blackburn, Greater Manchester
Actis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £18,000 to £24,000 + excellent bens package
Posted: 21 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
Roqit
Salary: Competitive + Benifits
Posted: 23 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
CIC Preston
Salary: From £25,000 to £52,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago