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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 48 52 55
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 9 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 2.05% 0.50% 2.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.34% 0.57% 3.19%
Number of salaries quoted 9 2 14
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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
384 352 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 87.27% 88.44% 89.41%
Number of salaries quoted 303 302 386
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 5 February 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 14 (77.78%) QA
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 12 (66.67%) SQL
4 11 (61.11%) Relational Database
5 10 (55.56%) Test Management
6 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (33.33%) HP
7 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
7 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
7 6 (33.33%) Software Delivery
7 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
8 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
8 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Usability Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
9 4 (22.22%) TDD
9 4 (22.22%) MS Office
9 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
9 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
9 4 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
9 4 (22.22%) Line Management
9 4 (22.22%) Sahi
9 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
9 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
10 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (61.11%) Relational Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Sahi
1 4 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Software Tester
1 11 (61.11%) Tester
2 7 (38.89%) Analyst
2 7 (38.89%) Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) QA Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) QA Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Senior QA Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) Senior Test Analyst
3 6 (33.33%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Automation Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Penetration Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Software Tester
5 1 (5.56%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Test Management
2 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
3 6 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 6 (33.33%) Software Delivery
4 5 (27.78%) Automated Testing
4 5 (27.78%) Automation Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Black-Box Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Line Management
5 4 (22.22%) Load Testing
5 4 (22.22%) Security Testing
5 4 (22.22%) TDD
5 4 (22.22%) Test Automation
5 4 (22.22%) Test Scripting
5 4 (22.22%) Usability Testing
6 2 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.11%) Manual Testing
6 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) ISEB
2 14 (77.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 6 (33.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (77.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool
Huxley
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 24 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago