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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 58 68 54
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 6 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.89% 1.02% 0.88%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.19% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 4
Median salary £27,500 £30,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,625 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £33,500 £29,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
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
401 505 383
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 89.31% 85.88% 84.55%
Number of salaries quoted 320 416 291
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,100 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £47,300
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of job ads across the Lancashire region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Skelmersdale - 2 £27,500 -
Preston - 1 £30,000 -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 9 (60.00%) QA
3 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
4 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (20.00%) Scrum
6 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
6 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
7 2 (13.33%) .NET
7 2 (13.33%) iPad
7 2 (13.33%) SDLC
7 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
7 2 (13.33%) C#
7 2 (13.33%) SQL
7 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (13.33%) Telerik
7 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
8 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
8 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
8 1 (6.67%) Web Development
8 1 (6.67%) Business Development
8 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
8 1 (6.67%) Java
8 1 (6.67%) Web Services
8 1 (6.67%) ERP
8 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (6.67%) Finance

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (66.67%) Analyst
2 7 (46.67%) Test Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Software Analyst
3 6 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Business Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Tester
5 2 (13.33%) Automation Tester
6 1 (6.67%) ERP Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) ERP Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) FMCG Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) FMCG Business Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Software Tester
6 1 (6.67%) Test Engineer
6 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
1 2 (13.33%) .NET Framework
1 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) iPad
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Test Scripting
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 3 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Automated Testing
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Business Development
5 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.67%) ERP
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Resource Management
5 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.67%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) C#
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) ISEB
2 7 (46.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (60.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Telerik