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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 146 101 146
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +45
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 123 164 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.97% 2.66% 1.77%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.23% 3.03% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 101 124 118
Median salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
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
5505 5404 6509
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.18% 87.77% 86.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4622 4442 5578
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,746 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -27 58 £37,500 -0.33% 7
Cheshire -1 40 £33,250 -0.74% 4
Merseyside -14 12 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Lancashire -20 8 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Cumbria - 5 - -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 115 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (41.41%) SQL
3 93 (40.97%) QA
4 60 (26.43%) Test Scripting
5 59 (25.99%) SDLC
6 55 (24.23%) ISEB
7 48 (21.15%) Selenium
7 48 (21.15%) Test Automation
8 47 (20.70%) User Acceptance Testing
9 45 (19.82%) ISTQB
10 39 (17.18%) Regression Testing
11 38 (16.74%) Scrum
12 34 (14.98%) Finance
13 32 (14.10%) C#
13 32 (14.10%) Manual Testing
14 31 (13.66%) Automated Testing
14 31 (13.66%) Java
15 27 (11.89%) JIRA
16 26 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
16 26 (11.45%) .NET
17 24 (10.57%) HP UFT
17 24 (10.57%) Test Strategy
17 24 (10.57%) Defect Management
18 23 (10.13%) Security Cleared
18 23 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
19 22 (9.69%) C++
20 21 (9.25%) Degree
21 20 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
22 19 (8.37%) JavaScript

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 8 (3.52%) CMS
2 1 (0.44%) Apache
2 1 (0.44%) CICS
Applications
1 16 (7.05%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.20%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.44%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.96%) FTP
1 9 (3.96%) HTTP
2 8 (3.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.32%) WinSCP
4 2 (0.88%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.96%) Oracle BI Publisher
1 9 (3.96%) Oracle Reports
2 8 (3.52%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.20%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.32%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.44%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.44%) DataStage
5 1 (0.44%) DB2
5 1 (0.44%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 48 (21.15%) Selenium
2 27 (11.89%) JIRA
3 24 (10.57%) HP UFT
4 18 (7.93%) Cucumber
5 15 (6.61%) Team Foundation Server
6 12 (5.29%) WebDriver
7 11 (4.85%) MSTest
8 10 (4.41%) TestComplete
9 7 (3.08%) Selenium IDE
10 4 (1.76%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.88%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.88%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.88%) Git (software)
11 2 (0.88%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.88%) NetBeans
11 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.44%) LoadRunner
12 1 (0.44%) Subversion
12 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.44%) Toad
General
1 34 (14.98%) Finance
2 9 (3.96%) Billing
3 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.64%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.64%) Military
5 4 (1.76%) Games
5 4 (1.76%) Marketing
6 3 (1.32%) Retail
7 2 (0.88%) Advertising
7 2 (0.88%) Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 93 (40.97%) Analyst
2 88 (38.77%) Tester
3 79 (34.80%) Test Analyst
4 57 (25.11%) Software Tester
5 36 (15.86%) Software Analyst
5 36 (15.86%) Software Test Analyst
6 25 (11.01%) QA Tester
7 23 (10.13%) Developer
8 19 (8.37%) Senior Tester
8 19 (8.37%) Test Engineer
9 18 (7.93%) Software QA Tester
10 17 (7.49%) Automation Tester
10 17 (7.49%) QA Analyst
11 16 (7.05%) QA Test Analyst
12 14 (6.17%) Senior Analyst
12 14 (6.17%) Senior Test Analyst
12 14 (6.17%) Test Leader
13 11 (4.85%) Lead Test Analyst
14 10 (4.41%) Test Manager
15 9 (3.96%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.45%) .NET
2 17 (7.49%) Web Services
3 14 (6.17%) ASP.NET
4 13 (5.73%) CSS
5 12 (5.29%) HTML
6 10 (4.41%) XML
7 8 (3.52%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.64%) FIX Protocol
8 6 (2.64%) Middleware
9 5 (2.20%) Node.js
10 4 (1.76%) Classic ASP
10 4 (1.76%) ISPF
11 3 (1.32%) EDI
11 3 (1.32%) SOAP
12 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
13 1 (0.44%) J2EE
13 1 (0.44%) jQuery
13 1 (0.44%) Swing
13 1 (0.44%) WinForms
13 1 (0.44%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (3.96%) iPad
3 8 (3.52%) Fixed Income
3 8 (3.52%) iSeries
4 7 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.20%) Mainframe
5 5 (2.20%) Online Gambling
6 4 (1.76%) IBM Mainframe
7 3 (1.32%) User Experience
8 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.88%) PMI
9 1 (0.44%) AS400
9 1 (0.44%) FMCG
9 1 (0.44%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.44%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.44%) PlayStation
9 1 (0.44%) Replication
9 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.44%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (0.44%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 17 (7.49%) Windows
2 14 (6.17%) Linux
3 11 (4.85%) Android
3 11 (4.85%) Apple iOS
4 8 (3.52%) Unix
5 1 (0.44%) OS/400
5 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (50.66%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (26.43%) Test Scripting
3 59 (25.99%) SDLC
4 48 (21.15%) Test Automation
5 47 (20.70%) User Acceptance Testing
6 39 (17.18%) Regression Testing
7 38 (16.74%) Scrum
8 32 (14.10%) Manual Testing
9 31 (13.66%) Automated Testing
10 26 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (10.57%) Defect Management
11 24 (10.57%) Test Strategy
12 19 (8.37%) Validation
13 17 (7.49%) DevOps
13 17 (7.49%) System Testing
14 16 (7.05%) Mentoring
15 15 (6.61%) Automation Testing
16 14 (6.17%) Performance Testing
16 14 (6.17%) Test Management
17 13 (5.73%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (41.41%) SQL
2 32 (14.10%) C#
3 31 (13.66%) Java
4 22 (9.69%) C++
5 19 (8.37%) JavaScript
6 18 (7.93%) C
7 13 (5.73%) Perl
7 13 (5.73%) Python
8 9 (3.96%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 5 (2.20%) JCL
10 4 (1.76%) VBScript
11 3 (1.32%) Delphi
11 3 (1.32%) PHP
12 1 (0.44%) COBOL
12 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 55 (24.23%) ISEB
2 45 (19.82%) ISTQB
3 23 (10.13%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.25%) Degree
5 20 (8.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 15 (6.61%) SC Cleared
7 14 (6.17%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.96%) Siebel Certification
9 4 (1.76%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 2 (0.88%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.44%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (40.97%) QA
2 2 (0.88%) ISO13485
2 2 (0.88%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (2.64%) Hyper-V
1 6 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (1.76%) RACF
2 4 (1.76%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (1.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 23 (10.13%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (1.76%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 16 (7.05%) Oracle
2 9 (3.96%) Siebel
3 8 (3.52%) HP
4 6 (2.64%) IBM
4 6 (2.64%) Microsoft
4 6 (2.64%) VMware
5 5 (2.20%) SAP
6 2 (0.88%) Cognizant
7 1 (0.44%) Cognos
7 1 (0.44%) Informatica
7 1 (0.44%) Progress
7 1 (0.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.44%) Telerik
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