The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 152 148 129
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -19
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 83 113 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.77% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.73% 2.00% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 69 80 103
Median salary £32,500 £37,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.75% +18.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £63,750 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
Software 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
4806 5642 6036
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.83% 88.29% 85.33%
Number of salaries quoted 4065 4585 4819
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing Software Testing as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Software Testing
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Software Testing Salary Trend in the North West

Software Testing
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 2016.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in the North West

Software Testing
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Software Testing within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 58 £32,250 -16.01% 13
Cheshire +14 18 £32,500 -12.16% 8
Lancashire +10 4 £27,500 -8.33%
Merseyside - 3 £35,000 - 3
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 2016, IT jobs citing Software Testing also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (28.26%) ISEB
2 52 (28.26%) ISTQB
3 49 (26.63%) SQL
4 43 (23.37%) Scrum
5 41 (22.28%) C#
6 38 (20.65%) .NET
6 38 (20.65%) QA
7 37 (20.11%) Test Scripting
8 34 (18.48%) SDLC
9 33 (17.93%) Test Automation
9 33 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 32 (17.39%) Java
11 30 (16.30%) Automated Testing
12 29 (15.76%) Selenium
12 29 (15.76%) SQL Server
13 28 (15.22%) Finance
14 26 (14.13%) Windows
15 23 (12.50%) Performance Testing
16 22 (11.96%) Degree
16 22 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
18 20 (10.87%) Defect Management
19 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
19 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
19 19 (10.33%) System Testing
20 16 (8.70%) JIRA
20 16 (8.70%) Mentoring
20 16 (8.70%) Automation Testing
21 15 (8.15%) Coaching

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.09%) Confluence
2 1 (0.54%) Apache
2 1 (0.54%) CMS
2 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (0.54%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.54%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.54%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (11.41%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.80%) MS Office
3 1 (0.54%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.54%) IaaS
2 1 (0.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.09%) Skype
2 1 (0.54%) DNS
2 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
2 1 (0.54%) S/MIME
2 1 (0.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (15.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (15.76%) Selenium
2 16 (8.70%) JIRA
3 9 (4.89%) Ranorex
4 8 (4.35%) JUnit
4 8 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.80%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (3.26%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.26%) HP UFT
6 6 (3.26%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.72%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.17%) Appium
8 4 (2.17%) MSTest
9 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.63%) NUnit
9 3 (1.63%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (1.09%) Fiddler
10 2 (1.09%) Firebug
10 2 (1.09%) Sahi
10 2 (1.09%) WatiN
General
1 28 (15.22%) Finance
2 10 (5.43%) Games
2 10 (5.43%) Retail
3 7 (3.80%) Back Office
3 7 (3.80%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.63%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.09%) Billing
5 2 (1.09%) Legal
5 2 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 80 (43.48%) Analyst
2 74 (40.22%) Test Analyst
3 40 (21.74%) Tester
4 34 (18.48%) Software Tester
5 32 (17.39%) Developer
6 29 (15.76%) Software Analyst
7 28 (15.22%) Software Test Analyst
8 15 (8.15%) Consultant
9 12 (6.52%) .NET Developer
10 11 (5.98%) Automation Tester
10 11 (5.98%) C# Developer
10 11 (5.98%) Test Engineer
11 10 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) Test Consultant
11 10 (5.43%) Web Analyst
11 10 (5.43%) Web Test Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) Senior Analyst
12 9 (4.89%) Senior Test Analyst
13 8 (4.35%) Test Leader
14 7 (3.80%) Test Automation Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (20.65%) .NET
2 11 (5.98%) Web Services
3 10 (5.43%) .NET Framework
3 10 (5.43%) XML
4 9 (4.89%) CSS
5 8 (4.35%) ASP.NET
6 5 (2.72%) EDI
6 5 (2.72%) EDIFACT
6 5 (2.72%) jQuery
7 4 (2.17%) HTML
8 3 (1.63%) Velocity
9 2 (1.09%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.09%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.09%) JSON
9 2 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.33%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 8 (4.35%) iPad
4 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.72%) TRADACOMS
5 4 (2.17%) PMI
6 3 (1.63%) EPoS
6 3 (1.63%) FMCG
7 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.09%) iSeries
7 2 (1.09%) W3C
8 1 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.54%) Clustering
8 1 (0.54%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.54%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 26 (14.13%) Windows
2 12 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 11 (5.98%) Android
4 4 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (54.35%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (23.37%) Scrum
3 37 (20.11%) Test Scripting
4 34 (18.48%) SDLC
5 33 (17.93%) Test Automation
5 33 (17.93%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (16.30%) Automated Testing
7 23 (12.50%) Performance Testing
8 20 (10.87%) Defect Management
9 19 (10.33%) System Testing
10 16 (8.70%) Automation Testing
10 16 (8.70%) Mentoring
11 15 (8.15%) Coaching
12 12 (6.52%) TDD
13 11 (5.98%) Manual Testing
14 10 (5.43%) Open Source
15 9 (4.89%) BDD
15 9 (4.89%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (4.89%) E-Commerce
15 9 (4.89%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.63%) SQL
2 41 (22.28%) C#
3 32 (17.39%) Java
4 15 (8.15%) JavaScript
5 12 (6.52%) Python
6 8 (4.35%) Scala
7 6 (3.26%) Delphi
8 5 (2.72%) C++
9 4 (2.17%) Ruby
9 4 (2.17%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.63%) C
10 3 (1.63%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.63%) VB
11 2 (1.09%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.09%) PHP
11 2 (1.09%) VBScript
12 1 (0.54%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.54%) Perl
Qualifications
1 52 (28.26%) ISEB
1 52 (28.26%) ISTQB
2 22 (11.96%) Degree
2 22 (11.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (2.17%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.54%) HNC
4 1 (0.54%) HND
4 1 (0.54%) NVQ Level 4
4 1 (0.54%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (20.65%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.54%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (4.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 19 (10.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.35%) Oracle
3 3 (1.63%) HP
3 3 (1.63%) Telerik
4 2 (1.09%) ATG
4 2 (1.09%) IBM
4 2 (1.09%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.09%) VMware
5 1 (0.54%) Alterian
5 1 (0.54%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.54%) SOASTA, Inc
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £17000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent benefits
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Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Sage UK Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum + Competitive Benefits
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Asset Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £35000 per annum
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Circle Recruitment
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
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Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £19000 - £20000 per annum
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Salary: up to £25,000 + Benefits
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
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