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

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 57 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 12 2 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.20% 0.42% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.49% 0.47% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 10 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
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
481 423 530
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.10% 88.49% 89.98%
Number of salaries quoted 384 366 468
Average salary £40,000 £41,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

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 8 February 2016. 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 +4 10 £32,500 - 3
Southport - 2 - -
Software Testing
North West

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (85.71%) QA
2 20 (71.43%) ISEB
3 19 (67.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (53.57%) Test Management
5 13 (46.43%) SQL
6 12 (42.86%) Functional Testing
6 12 (42.86%) Relational Database
7 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
7 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 8 (28.57%) MS Office
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 8 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
8 8 (28.57%) Usability Testing
8 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
9 7 (25.00%) JIRA
9 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
9 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (25.00%) HP
9 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
9 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
10 6 (21.43%) Selenium
11 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
11 5 (17.86%) WATIR
11 5 (17.86%) Degree
11 5 (17.86%) TortoiseSVN
11 5 (17.86%) WebDriver

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 8 (28.57%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) PuTTY
1 5 (17.86%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 5 (17.86%) MySQL
3 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (25.00%) JIRA
3 6 (21.43%) Selenium
4 5 (17.86%) Ant
4 5 (17.86%) Cucumber
4 5 (17.86%) JMeter
4 5 (17.86%) TortoiseSVN
4 5 (17.86%) WATIR
4 5 (17.86%) WebDriver
5 4 (14.29%) Sahi
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (53.57%) Software Tester
1 15 (53.57%) Tester
2 8 (28.57%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) QA Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) QA Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Senior QA Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Senior QA Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) Senior Test Analyst
3 7 (25.00%) SQL Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) QA Engineer
5 4 (14.29%) Automation Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Junior
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Penetration Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Software Tester
6 1 (3.57%) Junior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (17.86%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) Test Management
2 12 (42.86%) Functional Testing
3 10 (35.71%) Automated Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (28.57%) Black-Box Testing
4 8 (28.57%) Test Scripting
4 8 (28.57%) Usability Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (25.00%) Manual Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Software Delivery
6 5 (17.86%) Automation Testing
6 5 (17.86%) Performance Management
6 5 (17.86%) Scrum
6 5 (17.86%) Test Strategy
6 5 (17.86%) Validation
7 4 (14.29%) Line Management
7 4 (14.29%) Load Testing
7 4 (14.29%) Security Testing
7 4 (14.29%) TDD
7 4 (14.29%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) Java
2 5 (17.86%) PHP
2 5 (17.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) ISEB
2 19 (67.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 7 (25.00%) ISTQB
4 5 (17.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (85.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Liverpool, Merseyside
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool
Huxley
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Flexible benefits
Posted: 26 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago