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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Software Testing
Rank 50 55 60
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 3 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 0.84% 0.63% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.07% 0.80% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
Average salary £30,750 £32,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.90% +25.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,000 £23,100
10% offered a salary of more than £34,250 £32,000 £44,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
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
375 373 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Liverpool 78.95% 77.71% 69.96%
Number of salaries quoted 313 334 331
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,652
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,888 £30,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 22 August 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 (76.92%) SQL
2 15 (57.69%) .NET
3 14 (53.85%) Java
3 14 (53.85%) Project Management
4 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 12 (46.15%) Middleware
4 12 (46.15%) EAI
4 12 (46.15%) SOA
4 12 (46.15%) DB2
4 12 (46.15%) Web Services
4 12 (46.15%) Windows
4 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 12 (46.15%) Change Management
4 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (46.15%) Degree
4 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
6 10 (38.46%) QA
7 9 (34.62%) Release Management
7 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
7 9 (34.62%) ITIL
8 8 (30.77%) Use Case
9 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
9 7 (26.92%) TDD
9 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
10 6 (23.08%) ISEB
11 5 (19.23%) OOP
11 5 (19.23%) OO
11 5 (19.23%) CSS
11 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) DB2
2 5 (19.23%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
4 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Selenium
1 5 (19.23%) Subversion
2 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.69%) SoapUI
2 2 (7.69%) TestComplete
2 2 (7.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 2 (7.69%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (46.15%) Release Manager
2 10 (38.46%) Test Manager
3 8 (30.77%) Integration Manager
4 7 (26.92%) Testing Manager
4 7 (26.92%) Team Leader
4 7 (26.92%) Test Team Leader
5 5 (19.23%) Developer
5 5 (19.23%) PHP Developer
6 4 (15.38%) Analyst
7 3 (11.54%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) QA Engineer
8 2 (7.69%) Software Tester
8 2 (7.69%) Software Test Analyst
8 2 (7.69%) Tester
9 1 (3.85%) Systems Integration Manager
9 1 (3.85%) Systems Manager
9 1 (3.85%) Systems Analyst
9 1 (3.85%) Quality Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) QA Automation Engineer
9 1 (3.85%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) .NET
2 12 (46.15%) Middleware
2 12 (46.15%) Web Services
3 5 (19.23%) CSS
3 5 (19.23%) HTML
3 5 (19.23%) Symfony
3 5 (19.23%) CakePHP
3 5 (19.23%) HTML5
3 5 (19.23%) Laravel
4 2 (7.69%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (42.31%) Computer Science
2 5 (19.23%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (7.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
1 12 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) Project Management
2 12 (46.15%) EAI
2 12 (46.15%) SOA
2 12 (46.15%) Change Management
2 12 (46.15%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (34.62%) Release Management
3 9 (34.62%) Integration Testing
3 9 (34.62%) ITIL
4 8 (30.77%) Use Case
5 7 (26.92%) Load Testing
5 7 (26.92%) TDD
5 7 (26.92%) Automated Testing
6 5 (19.23%) OOP
6 5 (19.23%) OO
6 5 (19.23%) E-Commerce
6 5 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Change Control
7 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
8 3 (11.54%) UML
Programming Languages
1 20 (76.92%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) Java
3 5 (19.23%) JavaScript
3 5 (19.23%) PHP
3 5 (19.23%) PHP5
4 3 (11.54%) C#
5 2 (7.69%) C++
6 1 (3.85%) VB
6 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.85%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) Degree
2 6 (23.08%) ISEB
3 3 (11.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (3.85%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (38.46%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Red Hat
2 5 (19.23%) TIBCO
2 5 (19.23%) Zend
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle