The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the Liverpool region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 52 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 18 11 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 3.03% 2.93% -
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 3.63% -
Number of salaries quoted 18 7 0
Average salary £36,250 £40,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.37% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
521 303 364
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 87.71% 80.59% 72.80%
Number of salaries quoted 456 264 306
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,052
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.12%
Software Testing
Merseyside

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
Salary Histogram in Liverpool

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Liverpool region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 25 (78.13%) Java
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Linux
3 22 (68.75%) QA
4 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
5 19 (59.38%) C#
5 19 (59.38%) Selenium
6 18 (56.25%) Open Source
6 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
6 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
6 18 (56.25%) SoapUI
6 18 (56.25%) Test Strategy
6 18 (56.25%) Gherkin
7 17 (53.13%) C++
8 12 (37.50%) .NET
9 10 (31.25%) SQL
9 10 (31.25%) Degree
10 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
10 9 (28.13%) Web Services
10 9 (28.13%) Middleware
10 9 (28.13%) Project Management
11 8 (25.00%) Change Management
11 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (25.00%) DB2
11 8 (25.00%) EAI
11 8 (25.00%) SOA
11 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
11 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (21.88%) Release Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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.

Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Project
2 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) GPRS
1 1 (3.13%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.13%) SQLite
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (59.38%) Selenium
2 18 (56.25%) Cucumber
2 18 (56.25%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.38%) Subversion
4 1 (3.13%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.13%) Log4Net
4 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (6.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) QA Automation Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) Automation Engineer
1 18 (56.25%) QA Engineer
2 16 (50.00%) Test Engineer
3 8 (25.00%) Test Manager
3 8 (25.00%) Release Manager
4 6 (18.75%) Integration Manager
5 5 (15.63%) Testing Manager
5 5 (15.63%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (15.63%) Team Leader
6 4 (12.50%) Analyst
6 4 (12.50%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Test Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Quality Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Developer
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Integration Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Systems Manager
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (56.25%) Gherkin
2 12 (37.50%) .NET
3 9 (28.13%) Web Services
3 9 (28.13%) Middleware
4 2 (6.25%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.13%) CSS
5 1 (3.13%) SOAP
5 1 (3.13%) XML
5 1 (3.13%) HTML
5 1 (3.13%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.13%) WinForms
5 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
5 1 (3.13%) .NET Framework
5 1 (3.13%) WCF
5 1 (3.13%) WPF
5 1 (3.13%) Silverlight
5 1 (3.13%) jQuery
5 1 (3.13%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (3.13%) Castle Windsor
5 1 (3.13%) Ninject
Miscellaneous
1 18 (56.25%) Open Source
2 9 (28.13%) Computer Science
3 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.13%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 25 (78.13%) Windows
2 24 (75.00%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) Windows CE
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (3.13%) Android
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Test Automation
1 18 (56.25%) Test Strategy
2 9 (28.13%) Project Management
3 8 (25.00%) Change Management
3 8 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (25.00%) EAI
3 8 (25.00%) SOA
3 8 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 7 (21.88%) Release Management
4 7 (21.88%) ITIL
5 6 (18.75%) Use Case
6 3 (9.38%) UML
6 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.38%) Change Control
7 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (3.13%) OO
8 1 (3.13%) MVC
8 1 (3.13%) Validation
8 1 (3.13%) Web Development
8 1 (3.13%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 25 (78.13%) Java
2 19 (59.38%) C#
3 17 (53.13%) C++
4 10 (31.25%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) VB
5 1 (3.13%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.13%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Degree
2 4 (12.50%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (68.75%) QA
2 1 (3.13%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (9.38%) TIBCO
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle
3 1 (3.13%) Apple
3 1 (3.13%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.13%) Infragistics
3 1 (3.13%) DevExpress
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