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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 36 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 4 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.16% 0.77% 3.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.91% 0.88% 3.66%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 8
Average salary £28,000 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% +20.37%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £32,500 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,250 £32,500
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
281 457 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 80.75% 87.88% 86.46%
Number of salaries quoted 236 398 324
Average salary £35,625 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 10 February 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
Preston +9 4 £27,250 -16.15%
Blackpool - 2 £29,000 -
Chorley - 2 - - 2
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 24 (66.67%) QA
2 21 (58.33%) ISEB
3 20 (55.56%) Test Scripting
4 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 11 (30.56%) Time Management
6 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
7 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
8 9 (25.00%) SQL
9 8 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
9 8 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
10 7 (19.44%) People Management
10 7 (19.44%) Defect Management
10 7 (19.44%) Validation
10 7 (19.44%) HL7
10 7 (19.44%) Java
10 7 (19.44%) Project Management
11 5 (13.89%) Oracle
11 5 (13.89%) Windows
11 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
11 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
12 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
12 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
12 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
12 4 (11.11%) MuleSoft
12 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
12 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Office
1 1 (2.78%) MS Project
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.78%) Selenium
1 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
1 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (44.44%) Analyst
1 16 (44.44%) Test Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Software Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Software Test Analyst
2 13 (36.11%) Software Tester
2 13 (36.11%) Tester
3 8 (22.22%) QA Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) QA Test Analyst
3 8 (22.22%) QA Tester
3 8 (22.22%) Software QA Tester
3 8 (22.22%) Test Leader
4 4 (11.11%) Designer
4 4 (11.11%) Junior
4 4 (11.11%) Junior Designer
5 2 (5.56%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Programme Test Manager
6 1 (2.78%) Test Architect
6 1 (2.78%) Test Automation Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (11.11%) Middleware
1 4 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (41.67%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (13.89%) Windows
1 5 (13.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) Test Scripting
2 11 (30.56%) Time Management
3 10 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 10 (27.78%) User Acceptance Testing
4 8 (22.22%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (19.44%) Defect Management
5 7 (19.44%) People Management
5 7 (19.44%) Project Management
5 7 (19.44%) Validation
6 5 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (13.89%) Integration Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (11.11%) Data Analysis
7 4 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (11.11%) Web Development
8 3 (8.33%) Change Control
8 3 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
9 2 (5.56%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) Java
3 4 (11.11%) C
3 4 (11.11%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) C#
Qualifications
1 21 (58.33%) ISEB
2 11 (30.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 10 (27.78%) ISTQB
4 8 (22.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (11.11%) Degree
6 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (66.67%) QA
2 7 (19.44%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 4 (11.11%) IBM
2 4 (11.11%) MuleSoft
2 4 (11.11%) Software AG
2 4 (11.11%) webMethods
3 1 (2.78%) HP
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
Chorley, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Chorley
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago