The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Agile Testing over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Testing
Rank 242 231 264
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +33
Permanent jobs citing Agile Testing 8 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.13% 0.24% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 9
Average salary £46,250 £28,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+62.28% -5.00%
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Agile Testing
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6113 5485 6366
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 82.98% 80.76% 79.82%
Number of salaries quoted 5259 4570 5624
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

Agile Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Agile Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Agile Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Agile Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Agile Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Agile Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Agile Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
Manchester -19 6 £42,000 +47.36%
Merseyside - 2 £46,250 -
Agile Testing
England

Agile Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile 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 Agile Testing.

1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (100.00%) QA
2 12 (66.67%) Scrum
2 12 (66.67%) C#
3 9 (50.00%) C++
3 9 (50.00%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
3 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
4 6 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
4 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
4 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
4 6 (33.33%) UNIX
4 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 6 (33.33%) SOAP
5 3 (16.67%) Web Services
5 3 (16.67%) Selenium
5 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
5 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
5 3 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (16.67%) PHP
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle
5 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing

Agile Testing
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile 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 Agile Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Cucumber
1 6 (33.33%) SoapUI
2 3 (16.67%) Selenium
2 3 (16.67%) FitNesse
2 3 (16.67%) WebDriver
3 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (44.44%) QA Manager
2 6 (33.33%) QA Engineer
3 5 (27.78%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) SOAP
2 3 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) UNIX
2 1 (5.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (66.67%) Scrum
3 9 (50.00%) Regression Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Software Testing
3 9 (50.00%) Test Management
4 6 (33.33%) Pair Programming
4 6 (33.33%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (16.67%) Automation Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (66.67%) C#
2 9 (50.00%) C++
2 9 (50.00%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
4 3 (16.67%) Python
4 3 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) Oracle