The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 54 56 55
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 14 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.42% 2.46% 3.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.49% 2.78% 4.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 16
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.03%
Software Testing
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Merseyside region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
409 504 443
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 86.84% 88.58% 76.64%
Number of salaries quoted 355 448 388
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £70,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Merseyside region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Merseyside

Software Testing
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -1 2 £32,500 -7.14% 1
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) HNC
2 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
3 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
3 1 (25.00%) Gherkin

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 1 (25.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (25.00%) SoapUI
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) QA Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Open Source
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 2 (50.00%) HNC
2 2 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA