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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 53 56 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 1 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.26% 1.30% 1.04%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 1.61% 1.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1 6 5
Average salary £35,000 £33,500 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +31.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +1.49%
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
313 372 381
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 81.30% 80.52% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 257 330 349
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (43.75%) Java
3 7 (43.75%) TDD
3 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
3 7 (43.75%) QA
4 6 (37.50%) Project Management
5 5 (31.25%) Change Management
5 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (31.25%) DB2
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
5 5 (31.25%) HTML
5 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
5 5 (31.25%) PHP
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) MySQL
5 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
5 5 (31.25%) OOP
5 5 (31.25%) OO
5 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
5 5 (31.25%) EAI
5 5 (31.25%) SOA
5 5 (31.25%) Selenium
5 5 (31.25%) Symfony
5 5 (31.25%) Zend
5 5 (31.25%) CakePHP

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) DB2
1 5 (31.25%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Selenium
2 3 (18.75%) Cucumber
2 3 (18.75%) SoapUI
3 2 (12.50%) TestComplete
3 2 (12.50%) QuickTest Pro
3 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Developer
1 5 (31.25%) PHP Developer
1 5 (31.25%) Release Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Test Team Leader
2 3 (18.75%) Integration Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Team Leader
2 3 (18.75%) QA Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Test Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Testing Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 2 (12.50%) Software Tester
4 1 (6.25%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Senior QA Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Quality Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) PHP Symfony Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) CSS
1 5 (31.25%) Web Services
1 5 (31.25%) HTML
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
1 5 (31.25%) Symfony
1 5 (31.25%) CakePHP
1 5 (31.25%) HTML5
1 5 (31.25%) Laravel
2 3 (18.75%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 8 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
1 5 (31.25%) Linux
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) TDD
1 7 (43.75%) Automated Testing
2 6 (37.50%) Project Management
3 5 (31.25%) Change Management
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) OOP
3 5 (31.25%) OO
3 5 (31.25%) E-Commerce
3 5 (31.25%) EAI
3 5 (31.25%) SOA
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (31.25%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) Load Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Release Management
5 3 (18.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Integration Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Test Strategy
6 2 (12.50%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (75.00%) SQL
2 7 (43.75%) Java
3 5 (31.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) PHP
3 5 (31.25%) PHP5
4 2 (12.50%) C#
4 2 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (12.50%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Red Hat
1 5 (31.25%) Zend
2 2 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle