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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 49 59 63
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 11 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.12% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.58% 1.02% 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 2
Average salary £32,500 £37,250 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.75% +0.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £26,600
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £43,200 £47,400
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Liverpool
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
427 394 367
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 82.12% 81.91% 68.98%
Number of salaries quoted 367 355 340
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,625 £30,000 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
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 29 July 2014.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Liverpool

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) Java
3 15 (51.72%) .NET
3 15 (51.72%) Windows
3 15 (51.72%) Linux
4 14 (48.28%) Project Management
5 13 (44.83%) QA
6 12 (41.38%) Degree
6 12 (41.38%) Change Management
6 12 (41.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (41.38%) Middleware
6 12 (41.38%) EAI
6 12 (41.38%) SOA
6 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
6 12 (41.38%) Web Services
6 12 (41.38%) DB2
6 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (37.93%) Computer Science
8 9 (31.03%) ITIL
8 9 (31.03%) Release Management
8 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
9 8 (27.59%) Use Case
9 8 (27.59%) Selenium
10 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
10 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
10 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
11 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
11 6 (20.69%) C#
11 6 (20.69%) ISEB

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) DB2
2 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (17.24%) MySQL
4 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Selenium
2 5 (17.24%) Subversion
2 5 (17.24%) Cucumber
2 5 (17.24%) SoapUI
3 2 (6.90%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (6.90%) TestComplete
General
1 2 (6.90%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Release Manager
2 10 (34.48%) Test Manager
3 8 (27.59%) Integration Manager
4 7 (24.14%) Test Team Leader
4 7 (24.14%) Team Leader
4 7 (24.14%) Testing Manager
5 5 (17.24%) PHP Developer
5 5 (17.24%) QA Engineer
5 5 (17.24%) Developer
6 4 (13.79%) Analyst
6 4 (13.79%) QA Automation Engineer
6 4 (13.79%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Test Engineer
7 3 (10.34%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Tester
8 2 (6.90%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) Software Tester
9 1 (3.45%) Systems Integration Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Systems Manager
9 1 (3.45%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (51.72%) .NET
2 12 (41.38%) Web Services
2 12 (41.38%) Middleware
3 5 (17.24%) Symfony
3 5 (17.24%) CakePHP
3 5 (17.24%) HTML5
3 5 (17.24%) Laravel
3 5 (17.24%) Gherkin
3 5 (17.24%) HTML
3 5 (17.24%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Open Source
2 5 (17.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
2 12 (41.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Project Management
2 12 (41.38%) Change Management
2 12 (41.38%) EAI
2 12 (41.38%) SOA
2 12 (41.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (31.03%) Release Management
3 9 (31.03%) ITIL
3 9 (31.03%) Integration Testing
4 8 (27.59%) Use Case
5 7 (24.14%) Test Automation
5 7 (24.14%) Load Testing
5 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 7 (24.14%) Automated Testing
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) OOP
6 5 (17.24%) OO
6 5 (17.24%) E-Commerce
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) Change Control
6 5 (17.24%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 20 (68.97%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) Java
3 6 (20.69%) C#
4 5 (17.24%) C++
4 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
4 5 (17.24%) PHP
4 5 (17.24%) PHP5
5 1 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (3.45%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.45%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Degree
2 6 (20.69%) ISEB
3 3 (10.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (44.83%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
2 5 (17.24%) TIBCO
2 5 (17.24%) Zend
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle