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 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / North West
Rank 167 127 172
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 81 110 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 1.98% 1.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.49% 2.25% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 67 91 68
Median salary £35,000 £31,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
5426 4896 6113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 90.07% 88.06% 87.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4516 4071 5126
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 -40 55 £37,500 +25.00% 9
Cheshire +10 16 £22,500 -32.83% 4
Lancashire -9 10 £32,500 +12.06% 1
Merseyside -4 4 £35,000 +7.69% 4
Cumbria - 2 £42,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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.

1 119 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (37.32%) SQL
3 69 (33.01%) QA
4 61 (29.19%) SDLC
5 55 (26.32%) Test Scripting
6 43 (20.57%) Selenium
7 42 (20.10%) Test Automation
7 42 (20.10%) Scrum
8 39 (18.66%) ISEB
9 36 (17.22%) Java
9 36 (17.22%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (16.75%) ISTQB
11 34 (16.27%) C#
12 32 (15.31%) C++
12 32 (15.31%) Degree
13 30 (14.35%) Security Cleared
13 30 (14.35%) Regression Testing
14 27 (12.92%) Validation
14 27 (12.92%) JIRA
15 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
15 26 (12.44%) .NET
15 26 (12.44%) Cucumber
16 25 (11.96%) DevOps
16 25 (11.96%) Manual Testing
16 25 (11.96%) Automated Testing
17 24 (11.48%) C
18 23 (11.00%) Finance
19 20 (9.57%) Perl
19 20 (9.57%) Python
19 20 (9.57%) Defect Management

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 3 (1.44%) CMS
2 2 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.48%) Apache
3 1 (0.48%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (5.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.87%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.39%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.39%) SaaS
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.26%) FTP
1 11 (5.26%) HTTP
2 6 (2.87%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.48%) 4G
3 1 (0.48%) GPRS
3 1 (0.48%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.26%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 11 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
1 11 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.91%) MySQL
3 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.48%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.48%) DataStage
5 1 (0.48%) DB2
5 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 43 (20.57%) Selenium
2 27 (12.92%) JIRA
3 26 (12.44%) Cucumber
4 17 (8.13%) HP UFT
4 17 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (4.31%) TestComplete
6 7 (3.35%) MSTest
6 7 (3.35%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.39%) Git (software)
7 5 (2.39%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.44%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (0.96%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.96%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.96%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.96%) NetBeans
9 2 (0.96%) Selenium IDE
9 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.96%) Toad
10 1 (0.48%) LoadRunner
General
1 23 (11.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.22%) Military
3 10 (4.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (3.83%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.35%) Marketing
6 6 (2.87%) Billing
6 6 (2.87%) Legal
7 5 (2.39%) Electronics
7 5 (2.39%) Retail
8 3 (1.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.96%) Back Office
9 2 (0.96%) Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.48%) Avionics
10 1 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.48%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (31.10%) Tester
2 64 (30.62%) Analyst
3 54 (25.84%) Test Analyst
4 42 (20.10%) Software Tester
5 33 (15.79%) Test Engineer
6 27 (12.92%) Developer
7 18 (8.61%) Software Analyst
7 18 (8.61%) Software Test Analyst
8 17 (8.13%) Senior Tester
9 14 (6.70%) QA Tester
9 14 (6.70%) Test Automation Engineer
10 13 (6.22%) Test Manager
11 12 (5.74%) QA Analyst
12 11 (5.26%) Automation Tester
12 11 (5.26%) Senior Software Tester
12 11 (5.26%) Software Developer
13 10 (4.78%) QA Test Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Senior Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Senior Test Analyst
14 9 (4.31%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.44%) .NET
2 16 (7.66%) CSS
2 16 (7.66%) HTML
2 16 (7.66%) Web Services
3 12 (5.74%) ASP.NET
4 11 (5.26%) XML
5 5 (2.39%) AngularJS
5 5 (2.39%) Node.js
6 4 (1.91%) Ajax
6 4 (1.91%) Classic ASP
6 4 (1.91%) CSS3
6 4 (1.91%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.91%) HTML5
6 4 (1.91%) ISPF
6 4 (1.91%) jQuery
6 4 (1.91%) Middleware
6 4 (1.91%) WinForms
6 4 (1.91%) WPF
7 2 (0.96%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.48%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.78%) iPad
3 7 (3.35%) Online Gambling
4 6 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.87%) Cyber Defence
5 5 (2.39%) Fixed Income
5 5 (2.39%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.91%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (1.91%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (1.91%) User Experience
7 3 (1.44%) iSeries
7 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.96%) Clustering
9 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.48%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.48%) Replication
9 1 (0.48%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.48%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 19 (9.09%) Linux
2 10 (4.78%) Windows
3 7 (3.35%) Unix
4 6 (2.87%) Android
4 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (56.94%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (29.19%) SDLC
3 55 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 42 (20.10%) Scrum
4 42 (20.10%) Test Automation
5 36 (17.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 30 (14.35%) Regression Testing
7 27 (12.92%) Validation
8 26 (12.44%) Continuous Integration
9 25 (11.96%) Automated Testing
9 25 (11.96%) DevOps
9 25 (11.96%) Manual Testing
10 20 (9.57%) Defect Management
11 19 (9.09%) Test Strategy
12 15 (7.18%) Integration Testing
13 14 (6.70%) Automation Testing
13 14 (6.70%) ERP
13 14 (6.70%) Time Management
14 13 (6.22%) Mentoring
14 13 (6.22%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 78 (37.32%) SQL
2 36 (17.22%) Java
3 34 (16.27%) C#
4 32 (15.31%) C++
5 24 (11.48%) C
6 20 (9.57%) Perl
6 20 (9.57%) Python
7 16 (7.66%) JavaScript
8 11 (5.26%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 5 (2.39%) JCL
9 5 (2.39%) PHP
9 5 (2.39%) Ruby
10 4 (1.91%) VB
10 4 (1.91%) VB6
11 3 (1.44%) VBScript
12 2 (0.96%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.48%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 39 (18.66%) ISEB
2 35 (16.75%) ISTQB
3 32 (15.31%) Degree
4 30 (14.35%) Security Cleared
5 17 (8.13%) SC Cleared
6 16 (7.66%) DV Cleared
7 11 (5.26%) Siebel Certification
8 10 (4.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (2.39%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (33.01%) QA
2 4 (1.91%) ISO13485
3 2 (0.96%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (5.74%) Hyper-V
1 12 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.91%) RACF
2 4 (1.91%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.91%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 12 (5.74%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.91%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (6.70%) Oracle
2 12 (5.74%) VMware
3 11 (5.26%) Siebel
4 9 (4.31%) Microsoft
5 7 (3.35%) HP
6 5 (2.39%) IBM
6 5 (2.39%) SAP
7 1 (0.48%) Apple
7 1 (0.48%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.48%) EMC
7 1 (0.48%) Informatica
7 1 (0.48%) Telerik
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