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

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 53 46 38
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 14 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.86% 3.23% 4.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.98% 3.90% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 4 9 15
Average salary £32,500 £27,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.37% -32.50%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
408 359 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 87.37% 82.91% 76.65%
Number of salaries quoted 358 310 311
Average salary £37,500 £39,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +9.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
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 March 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
Preston +8 2 £32,500 +20.37%
Blackburn - 1 £35,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 8 (61.54%) ISEB
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) QA
3 5 (38.46%) Java
3 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
4 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
4 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (30.77%) .NET
5 3 (23.08%) Information Management
5 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
5 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
5 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
5 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
5 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
5 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
5 3 (23.08%) People Management
6 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
6 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
7 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
7 1 (7.69%) Oracle
7 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
7 1 (7.69%) CMS
7 1 (7.69%) Scrum

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 9 (69.23%) Analyst
2 8 (61.54%) Test Analyst
3 6 (46.15%) Tester
4 5 (38.46%) Software Tester
5 3 (23.08%) Quality Manager
5 3 (23.08%) QA Manager
5 3 (23.08%) QA Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) Software Test Analyst
5 3 (23.08%) QA Tester
6 2 (15.38%) QA Leader
6 2 (15.38%) Manual Tester
6 2 (15.38%) Team Leader
7 1 (7.69%) Graduate
7 1 (7.69%) Senior Tester
7 1 (7.69%) Senior Software Tester
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) .NET
2 1 (7.69%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Regression Testing
1 4 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Information Management
2 3 (23.08%) Operations Management
2 3 (23.08%) Manual Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Performance Management
2 3 (23.08%) Test Automation
2 3 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 3 (23.08%) People Management
3 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 2 (15.38%) Automation Testing
3 2 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Automated Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Content Management
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Web Testing
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (61.54%) ISEB
2 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
2 3 (23.08%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (53.85%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) IBM
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle
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