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

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
England / North West
Rank 151 106 170
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +64
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 98 137 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.65% 2.46% 1.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.85% 2.82% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 77 106 74
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £44,250
UK excluding London median salary £37,076 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+5.93% -

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
5293 4861 5955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.93% 87.40% 86.42%
Number of salaries quoted 4448 4044 5100
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £28,500 £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 January 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 January 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 -33 59 £37,500 +7.14% 6
Cheshire +2 23 £32,500 -2.98% 6
Lancashire -16 10 £32,500 +17.11% 1
Merseyside -10 8 £34,750 +6.92%
Cumbria - 4 £42,500 - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 129 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (42.17%) SQL
3 87 (37.83%) QA
4 68 (29.57%) SDLC
5 64 (27.83%) Test Scripting
6 51 (22.17%) ISEB
7 47 (20.43%) Selenium
8 46 (20.00%) Scrum
9 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
9 45 (19.57%) ISTQB
10 41 (17.83%) User Acceptance Testing
11 36 (15.65%) C#
12 35 (15.22%) Java
12 35 (15.22%) Regression Testing
13 33 (14.35%) Manual Testing
14 31 (13.48%) C++
15 30 (13.04%) Automated Testing
16 29 (12.61%) Security Cleared
16 29 (12.61%) JIRA
17 28 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
18 27 (11.74%) Degree
18 27 (11.74%) .NET
19 26 (11.30%) Validation
19 26 (11.30%) Finance
20 24 (10.43%) Cucumber
21 23 (10.00%) HP UFT
21 23 (10.00%) DevOps
21 23 (10.00%) Test Strategy
22 22 (9.57%) C
23 20 (8.70%) Linux

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 6 (2.61%) CMS
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.43%) Apache
3 1 (0.43%) CICS
Applications
1 12 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.74%) SaaS
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.78%) FTP
1 11 (4.78%) HTTP
2 9 (3.91%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.30%) WinSCP
4 1 (0.43%) 4G
4 1 (0.43%) GPRS
4 1 (0.43%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 11 (4.78%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (2.17%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.74%) MySQL
5 3 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.43%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.43%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.43%) DataStage
6 1 (0.43%) DB2
6 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 47 (20.43%) Selenium
2 29 (12.61%) JIRA
3 24 (10.43%) Cucumber
4 23 (10.00%) HP UFT
5 18 (7.83%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (4.78%) MSTest
7 10 (4.35%) TestComplete
8 7 (3.04%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.17%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.74%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.74%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.30%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.30%) SoapUI
12 2 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.87%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.87%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.87%) Gerrit
12 2 (0.87%) NetBeans
12 2 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 2 (0.87%) Toad
General
1 26 (11.30%) Finance
2 10 (4.35%) Billing
2 10 (4.35%) Military
2 10 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.91%) Manufacturing
4 5 (2.17%) Retail
5 4 (1.74%) Electronics
5 4 (1.74%) Marketing
6 3 (1.30%) Legal
7 2 (0.87%) Advertising
7 2 (0.87%) Back Office
7 2 (0.87%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (36.09%) Analyst
2 81 (35.22%) Tester
3 67 (29.13%) Test Analyst
4 55 (23.91%) Software Tester
5 31 (13.48%) Test Engineer
6 30 (13.04%) Software Analyst
6 30 (13.04%) Software Test Analyst
7 25 (10.87%) Developer
8 22 (9.57%) QA Tester
9 19 (8.26%) Senior Tester
10 17 (7.39%) QA Analyst
11 15 (6.52%) Automation Tester
11 15 (6.52%) QA Test Analyst
11 15 (6.52%) Software QA Tester
12 12 (5.22%) Test Automation Engineer
12 12 (5.22%) Test Manager
13 11 (4.78%) Business Analyst
13 11 (4.78%) Senior Analyst
13 11 (4.78%) Senior Software Tester
13 11 (4.78%) Senior Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (11.74%) .NET
2 16 (6.96%) Web Services
3 13 (5.65%) CSS
3 13 (5.65%) HTML
4 11 (4.78%) ASP.NET
4 11 (4.78%) XML
5 8 (3.48%) AngularJS
6 6 (2.61%) FIX Protocol
6 6 (2.61%) Middleware
7 5 (2.17%) Node.js
8 4 (1.74%) Classic ASP
8 4 (1.74%) ISPF
8 4 (1.74%) WinForms
8 4 (1.74%) WPF
9 3 (1.30%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.30%) SOAP
10 1 (0.43%) Ajax
10 1 (0.43%) EDI
10 1 (0.43%) HTML5
10 1 (0.43%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.35%) iPad
3 8 (3.48%) Fixed Income
4 7 (3.04%) iSeries
4 7 (3.04%) Online Gambling
5 6 (2.61%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.61%) Cyber Defence
6 5 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 4 (1.74%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.74%) User Experience
8 3 (1.30%) Cyberthreat
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.43%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.43%) Replication
10 1 (0.43%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.43%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 20 (8.70%) Linux
2 15 (6.52%) Windows
3 10 (4.35%) Unix
4 9 (3.91%) Android
4 9 (3.91%) Apple iOS
5 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.43%) Windows CE
6 1 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 129 (56.09%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.57%) SDLC
3 64 (27.83%) Test Scripting
4 46 (20.00%) Scrum
5 45 (19.57%) Test Automation
6 41 (17.83%) User Acceptance Testing
7 35 (15.22%) Regression Testing
8 33 (14.35%) Manual Testing
9 30 (13.04%) Automated Testing
10 28 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (11.30%) Validation
12 23 (10.00%) DevOps
12 23 (10.00%) Test Strategy
13 20 (8.70%) Defect Management
14 17 (7.39%) Automation Testing
15 15 (6.52%) Integration Testing
16 14 (6.09%) Mentoring
16 14 (6.09%) Performance Testing
16 14 (6.09%) System Testing
16 14 (6.09%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (42.17%) SQL
2 36 (15.65%) C#
3 35 (15.22%) Java
4 31 (13.48%) C++
5 22 (9.57%) C
6 18 (7.83%) Perl
6 18 (7.83%) Python
7 17 (7.39%) JavaScript
8 11 (4.78%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 5 (2.17%) JCL
9 5 (2.17%) PHP
9 5 (2.17%) Ruby
10 4 (1.74%) VBScript
11 2 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.43%) COBOL
12 1 (0.43%) Delphi
12 1 (0.43%) VB
12 1 (0.43%) VB6
Qualifications
1 51 (22.17%) ISEB
2 45 (19.57%) ISTQB
3 29 (12.61%) Security Cleared
4 27 (11.74%) Degree
5 17 (7.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 17 (7.39%) SC Cleared
6 16 (6.96%) DV Cleared
7 11 (4.78%) Siebel Certification
8 5 (2.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.43%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (37.83%) QA
2 4 (1.74%) ISO13485
3 2 (0.87%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (4.35%) Hyper-V
1 10 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.74%) RACF
2 4 (1.74%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 18 (7.83%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.74%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 17 (7.39%) Oracle
2 11 (4.78%) Siebel
3 10 (4.35%) VMware
4 7 (3.04%) HP
5 5 (2.17%) IBM
5 5 (2.17%) Microsoft
5 5 (2.17%) SAP
6 1 (0.43%) Apple
6 1 (0.43%) Cognizant
6 1 (0.43%) Informatica
6 1 (0.43%) Telerik
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