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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Software Testing
Rank 46 58 66
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +8
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 8 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 1.77% 0.68% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 0.84% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 4
Average salary £28,000 £29,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
360 478 502
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 79.82% 80.88% 80.84%
Number of salaries quoted 282 385 439
Average salary £43,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.75% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £57,450
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%

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 2 September 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 +12 3 £29,000 - 10
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 9 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ISEB
3 7 (70.00%) QA
4 6 (60.00%) Test Management
4 6 (60.00%) Black-Box Testing
5 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
5 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (50.00%) Usability Testing
5 5 (50.00%) MS Office
5 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
7 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (20.00%) Sahi
8 2 (20.00%) Line Management
8 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
8 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 2 (20.00%) TDD
8 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
8 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
9 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
9 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (10.00%) Project Management
9 1 (10.00%) HP
9 1 (10.00%) Web Services
9 1 (10.00%) XML
9 1 (10.00%) Process Management

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Office
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (20.00%) Sahi
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
1 1 (10.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Tester
2 8 (80.00%) Software Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Tester
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Test Management
1 6 (60.00%) Black-Box Testing
2 5 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 5 (50.00%) Usability Testing
3 3 (30.00%) Automation Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Line Management
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Load Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) Automated Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) Process Management
5 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (90.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (80.00%) ISEB
3 2 (20.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) HP
Liverpool, Merseyside
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £24000.00 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Helens
Ascent People
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 7 days ago
Liverpool, Lancashire
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Liverpool
Newton Blue
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Liverpool
Shortlist Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent competitive package
Posted: 22 days ago
Merseyside
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Liverpool
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago