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 30 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 138 128 111
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -17
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 125 146 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.96% 2.18% 2.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.22% 2.47% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 105 107 166
Median salary £32,000 £32,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
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
5631 5908 6451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.16% 88.32% 86.70%
Number of salaries quoted 4712 4906 5306
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,091 £29,000 £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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -29 51 £32,500 -23.52% 8
Cheshire +39 46 £31,000 -7.46% 2
Merseyside -21 15 £38,750 +38.39% 1
Lancashire +7 7 £35,000 +16.66%
Cumbria - 3 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 106 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (37.26%) QA
3 78 (36.79%) SQL
4 55 (25.94%) ISEB
5 50 (23.58%) SDLC
6 46 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 45 (21.23%) Test Scripting
8 42 (19.81%) ISTQB
9 41 (19.34%) Finance
9 41 (19.34%) Scrum
10 39 (18.40%) Test Automation
11 38 (17.92%) Selenium
12 34 (16.04%) C#
13 28 (13.21%) .NET
14 27 (12.74%) Regression Testing
14 27 (12.74%) Automated Testing
15 26 (12.26%) Manual Testing
16 24 (11.32%) Java
17 23 (10.85%) JavaScript
17 23 (10.85%) Windows
18 22 (10.38%) System Testing
18 22 (10.38%) Performance Testing
18 22 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
19 21 (9.91%) Defect Management
19 21 (9.91%) Automation Testing
19 21 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
20 20 (9.43%) HP UFT
21 19 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 17 (8.02%) MS Excel
22 17 (8.02%) ASP.NET

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 9 (4.25%) CMS
2 1 (0.47%) CICS
2 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.47%) Umbraco
Applications
1 17 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 13 (6.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.47%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.94%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.25%) FTP
1 9 (4.25%) HTTP
2 8 (3.77%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.42%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 9 (4.25%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.47%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.47%) DataStage
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (17.92%) Selenium
2 20 (9.43%) HP UFT
3 17 (8.02%) JIRA
4 12 (5.66%) WebDriver
5 10 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
6 9 (4.25%) MSTest
7 8 (3.77%) Cucumber
8 7 (3.30%) Selenium IDE
8 7 (3.30%) SoapUI
9 5 (2.36%) TestComplete
10 4 (1.89%) Ranorex
11 3 (1.42%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.42%) JUnit
12 2 (0.94%) Appium
12 2 (0.94%) Bugzilla
12 2 (0.94%) JMeter
12 2 (0.94%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.47%) Gatling
13 1 (0.47%) MSBuild
13 1 (0.47%) NeoLoad
General
1 41 (19.34%) Finance
2 10 (4.72%) Games
3 8 (3.77%) Retail
3 8 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.30%) Billing
5 3 (1.42%) Back Office
5 3 (1.42%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Banking
6 2 (0.94%) Marketing
7 1 (0.47%) Military
7 1 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 97 (45.75%) Analyst
2 83 (39.15%) Test Analyst
3 82 (38.68%) Tester
4 56 (26.42%) Software Tester
5 40 (18.87%) Software Analyst
6 39 (18.40%) Software Test Analyst
7 27 (12.74%) Developer
8 25 (11.79%) QA Tester
9 21 (9.91%) Automation Tester
10 17 (8.02%) Software QA Tester
11 14 (6.60%) QA Analyst
11 14 (6.60%) QA Test Analyst
12 12 (5.66%) Senior Analyst
12 12 (5.66%) Senior Test Analyst
12 12 (5.66%) Senior Tester
12 12 (5.66%) Test Leader
13 10 (4.72%) Consultant
13 10 (4.72%) Test Engineer
14 9 (4.25%) Business Analyst
15 8 (3.77%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.21%) .NET
2 17 (8.02%) ASP.NET
3 15 (7.08%) Web Services
4 13 (6.13%) XML
5 11 (5.19%) CSS
6 8 (3.77%) AngularJS
7 6 (2.83%) EDI
7 6 (2.83%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (2.83%) HTML
7 6 (2.83%) Middleware
8 5 (2.36%) .NET Framework
8 5 (2.36%) jQuery
9 4 (1.89%) EDIFACT
10 3 (1.42%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.42%) SOAP
11 2 (0.94%) Node.js
12 1 (0.47%) Cocoa
12 1 (0.47%) J2EE
12 1 (0.47%) Swing
12 1 (0.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.66%) iPad
3 8 (3.77%) Fixed Income
3 8 (3.77%) iSeries
4 4 (1.89%) TRADACOMS
5 3 (1.42%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.94%) FMCG
6 2 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 2 (0.94%) Online Gambling
6 2 (0.94%) PMI
6 2 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.47%) AS400
7 1 (0.47%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.47%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.47%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.47%) PlayStation
7 1 (0.47%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (10.85%) Windows
2 13 (6.13%) Android
3 12 (5.66%) Apple iOS
4 9 (4.25%) Linux
5 8 (3.77%) Unix
6 2 (0.94%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.47%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (23.58%) SDLC
3 46 (21.70%) User Acceptance Testing
4 45 (21.23%) Test Scripting
5 41 (19.34%) Scrum
6 39 (18.40%) Test Automation
7 27 (12.74%) Automated Testing
7 27 (12.74%) Regression Testing
8 26 (12.26%) Manual Testing
9 22 (10.38%) Performance Testing
9 22 (10.38%) System Testing
10 21 (9.91%) Automation Testing
10 21 (9.91%) Defect Management
11 14 (6.60%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (6.13%) Software Engineering
12 13 (6.13%) Test Strategy
13 12 (5.66%) Mentoring
14 11 (5.19%) Defect Tracking
14 11 (5.19%) Workflow
15 10 (4.72%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 78 (36.79%) SQL
2 34 (16.04%) C#
3 24 (11.32%) Java
4 23 (10.85%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.25%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
6 8 (3.77%) C
6 8 (3.77%) C++
6 8 (3.77%) Python
7 6 (2.83%) Delphi
8 4 (1.89%) Scala
8 4 (1.89%) VBScript
9 3 (1.42%) Perl
9 3 (1.42%) PHP
10 2 (0.94%) Ruby
11 1 (0.47%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.47%) COBOL
11 1 (0.47%) JCL
11 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.47%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.47%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (25.94%) ISEB
2 42 (19.81%) ISTQB
3 19 (8.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 13 (6.13%) Security Cleared
5 10 (4.72%) Degree
5 10 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 9 (4.25%) Siebel Certification
7 4 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.94%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.47%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.47%) HNC
9 1 (0.47%) HND
9 1 (0.47%) NVQ Level 4
9 1 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 79 (37.26%) QA
2 2 (0.94%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.47%) Docker
1 1 (0.47%) Hyper-V
1 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (9.91%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (8.02%) Oracle
2 13 (6.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (4.25%) Siebel
4 5 (2.36%) HP
5 2 (0.94%) ATG
5 2 (0.94%) Cognizant
5 2 (0.94%) IBM
5 2 (0.94%) Intel Security
5 2 (0.94%) SAP
5 2 (0.94%) Telerik
6 1 (0.47%) Alterian
6 1 (0.47%) Cognos
6 1 (0.47%) Informatica
6 1 (0.47%) Progress
6 1 (0.47%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.47%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.47%) SOASTA, Inc
6 1 (0.47%) VMware
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