The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Liverpool region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 40 51 57
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.60% 0.65% 0.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.76% 0.80% 1.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 4
Average salary £29,000 £29,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Software Testing
Merseyside

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Liverpool region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
263 373 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 79.46% 81.26% 81.82%
Number of salaries quoted 212 308 335
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,950
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Liverpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Liverpool

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Liverpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Liverpool region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Liverpool

Software Testing
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (33.33%) QA
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
2 1 (33.33%) Sahi
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) Games

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the Liverpool 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Sahi
General
1 1 (33.33%) Games
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Tester
2 2 (66.67%) Software Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Tester
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Automation Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Black-Box Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) SDLC
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Process Management
2 1 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Load Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (33.33%) ISEB
2 1 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
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