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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 154 134 133
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -1
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 88 125 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.50% 1.91% 1.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.72% 2.15% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 74 90 110
Median salary £31,000 £39,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-20.51% +23.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,250 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £75,000 £42,500
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
5117 5811 6110
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 87.17% 88.88% 85.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4263 4708 4835
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -17 58 £30,000 -25.00% 9
Cheshire +13 19 £32,500 -13.33% 4
Lancashire +16 5 £27,500 -8.33%
Merseyside - 3 £37,500 - 2
Cumbria - 1 £27,500 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (25.13%) ISEB
2 47 (25.13%) QA
3 46 (24.60%) ISTQB
3 46 (24.60%) SQL
4 44 (23.53%) Scrum
5 38 (20.32%) User Acceptance Testing
6 37 (19.79%) SDLC
7 36 (19.25%) Test Scripting
7 36 (19.25%) C#
8 33 (17.65%) .NET
8 33 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 33 (17.65%) Selenium
9 29 (15.51%) Java
10 27 (14.44%) Finance
11 26 (13.90%) Automated Testing
12 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
12 23 (12.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 20 (10.70%) Regression Testing
14 19 (10.16%) MS Excel
14 19 (10.16%) System Testing
15 18 (9.63%) Degree
16 17 (9.09%) Windows
16 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
17 16 (8.56%) JIRA
17 16 (8.56%) Performance Testing
17 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
17 16 (8.56%) Defect Management
18 14 (7.49%) Mentoring
18 14 (7.49%) 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 5 (2.67%) CMS
2 1 (0.53%) Apache
2 1 (0.53%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.53%) Umbraco
Applications
1 19 (10.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.53%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.53%) IaaS
2 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.07%) Internet
1 2 (1.07%) Skype
1 2 (1.07%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
2 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.53%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 33 (17.65%) Selenium
2 16 (8.56%) JIRA
3 11 (5.88%) WebDriver
4 9 (4.81%) SoapUI
5 7 (3.74%) Ranorex
6 6 (3.21%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.21%) JUnit
7 5 (2.67%) HP UFT
7 5 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 4 (2.14%) Jenkins
8 4 (2.14%) Selenium IDE
9 3 (1.60%) SpecFlow
10 2 (1.07%) Appium
10 2 (1.07%) JMeter
10 2 (1.07%) NUnit
10 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (1.07%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.07%) TestComplete
11 1 (0.53%) Sahi
11 1 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (14.44%) Finance
2 11 (5.88%) Games
3 8 (4.28%) Retail
3 8 (4.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.74%) Back Office
5 3 (1.60%) Billing
5 3 (1.60%) Marketing
6 2 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.53%) Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Legal
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (42.25%) Analyst
2 68 (36.36%) Test Analyst
3 54 (28.88%) Tester
4 43 (22.99%) Software Tester
5 32 (17.11%) Developer
6 28 (14.97%) Software Analyst
7 27 (14.44%) Software Test Analyst
8 13 (6.95%) Consultant
9 11 (5.88%) .NET Developer
9 11 (5.88%) Test Leader
10 9 (4.81%) Automation Tester
10 9 (4.81%) Senior Analyst
10 9 (4.81%) Senior Test Analyst
10 9 (4.81%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.81%) Web Analyst
10 9 (4.81%) Web Test Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) Automation Test Analyst
11 8 (4.28%) C# Developer
11 8 (4.28%) Test Consultant
12 7 (3.74%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.65%) .NET
2 12 (6.42%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.81%) Web Services
4 8 (4.28%) .NET Framework
4 8 (4.28%) CSS
5 7 (3.74%) EDI
6 6 (3.21%) XML
7 5 (2.67%) EDIFACT
7 5 (2.67%) jQuery
8 3 (1.60%) HTML
8 3 (1.60%) Velocity
9 2 (1.07%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.07%) Gherkin
9 2 (1.07%) SOAP
10 1 (0.53%) J2EE
10 1 (0.53%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.35%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.35%) iPad
3 5 (2.67%) Mobile App
3 5 (2.67%) TRADACOMS
4 4 (2.14%) iSeries
5 3 (1.60%) FMCG
6 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.07%) PMI
7 1 (0.53%) AS400
7 1 (0.53%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.53%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.53%) EPoS
7 1 (0.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.53%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.53%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 17 (9.09%) Windows
2 13 (6.95%) Android
3 12 (6.42%) Apple iOS
4 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.07%) Windows Server
6 1 (0.53%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (51.34%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (23.53%) Scrum
3 38 (20.32%) User Acceptance Testing
4 37 (19.79%) SDLC
5 36 (19.25%) Test Scripting
6 33 (17.65%) Test Automation
7 26 (13.90%) Automated Testing
8 20 (10.70%) Regression Testing
9 19 (10.16%) System Testing
10 16 (8.56%) Defect Management
10 16 (8.56%) Performance Testing
11 14 (7.49%) Automation Testing
11 14 (7.49%) Coaching
11 14 (7.49%) Mentoring
12 11 (5.88%) TDD
13 10 (5.35%) Manual Testing
13 10 (5.35%) Test Strategy
14 9 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (4.81%) Functional Testing
14 9 (4.81%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (24.60%) SQL
2 36 (19.25%) C#
3 29 (15.51%) Java
4 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.28%) Python
6 6 (3.21%) Scala
7 5 (2.67%) C
7 5 (2.67%) Delphi
8 4 (2.14%) C++
8 4 (2.14%) VB.NET
9 3 (1.60%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.60%) VB
10 2 (1.07%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.07%) PHP
10 2 (1.07%) Ruby
10 2 (1.07%) VBScript
11 1 (0.53%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.53%) Perl
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 47 (25.13%) ISEB
2 46 (24.60%) ISTQB
3 23 (12.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 18 (9.63%) Degree
5 2 (1.07%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.53%) HNC
6 1 (0.53%) HND
6 1 (0.53%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.53%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (25.13%) QA
2 2 (1.07%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.53%) Docker
1 1 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.28%) Oracle
3 4 (2.14%) HP
4 3 (1.60%) IBM
4 3 (1.60%) Telerik
5 2 (1.07%) ATG
5 2 (1.07%) Intel Security
6 1 (0.53%) Alterian
6 1 (0.53%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.53%) Cognos
6 1 (0.53%) Progress
6 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.53%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.53%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.53%) VMware
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