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 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 142 141 135
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 85 112 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.55% 1.84% 1.99%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.80% 2.08% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 70 73 102
Median salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,600 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,750 £45,000 £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
4711 5390 5929
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.00% 88.38% 85.37%
Number of salaries quoted 3994 4315 4762
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £56,000 £57,500
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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +1 53 £32,500 -5.79% 8
Cheshire +1 22 £35,000 +7.69% 6
Lancashire +4 8 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Merseyside +9 2 - - 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 May 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.

1 107 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (32.12%) ISEB
3 59 (30.57%) ISTQB
4 58 (30.05%) SQL
5 45 (23.32%) .NET
6 44 (22.80%) QA
7 43 (22.28%) Test Scripting
8 42 (21.76%) C#
9 41 (21.24%) SQL Server
9 41 (21.24%) Scrum
10 35 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
10 35 (18.13%) SDLC
11 31 (16.06%) Java
12 30 (15.54%) Windows
12 30 (15.54%) Performance Testing
13 29 (15.03%) Test Automation
14 28 (14.51%) Automated Testing
14 28 (14.51%) Finance
15 26 (13.47%) Selenium
15 26 (13.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 24 (12.44%) Degree
17 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
17 23 (11.92%) Defect Management
18 21 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
19 20 (10.36%) System Testing
20 19 (9.84%) Mentoring
21 18 (9.33%) JIRA
21 18 (9.33%) Microsoft
22 16 (8.29%) Coaching
23 15 (7.77%) 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 5 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (2.07%) Confluence
3 2 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (1.04%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.52%) Apache
4 1 (0.52%) CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Mule
4 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 23 (11.92%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Maya
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.04%) DNS
1 2 (1.04%) HTTPS
1 2 (1.04%) S/MIME
1 2 (1.04%) Skype
1 2 (1.04%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (21.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
3 5 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.55%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 26 (13.47%) Selenium
2 18 (9.33%) JIRA
3 11 (5.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (5.18%) Visual Studio
5 9 (4.66%) HP UFT
5 9 (4.66%) Ranorex
6 8 (4.15%) JUnit
6 8 (4.15%) SoapUI
7 6 (3.11%) Appium
7 6 (3.11%) MSTest
7 6 (3.11%) WebDriver
8 5 (2.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (2.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 4 (2.07%) Cucumber
9 4 (2.07%) FishEye
10 3 (1.55%) Jenkins
10 3 (1.55%) NUnit
10 3 (1.55%) SpecFlow
11 2 (1.04%) Fiddler
11 2 (1.04%) Firebug
General
1 28 (14.51%) Finance
2 11 (5.70%) Retail
3 10 (5.18%) Games
4 9 (4.66%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.63%) Back Office
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.04%) Billing
7 2 (1.04%) Marketing
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 87 (45.08%) Analyst
2 80 (41.45%) Test Analyst
3 35 (18.13%) Developer
3 35 (18.13%) Tester
4 31 (16.06%) Software Tester
5 25 (12.95%) Software Analyst
6 24 (12.44%) Software Test Analyst
7 17 (8.81%) Senior Analyst
8 16 (8.29%) Senior Test Analyst
9 14 (7.25%) Consultant
10 13 (6.74%) .NET Developer
11 12 (6.22%) C# Developer
11 12 (6.22%) SQL Analyst
11 12 (6.22%) Web Analyst
11 12 (6.22%) Web Test Analyst
12 10 (5.18%) Automation Test Analyst
12 10 (5.18%) Automation Tester
12 10 (5.18%) Test Consultant
13 9 (4.66%) Test Engineer
14 8 (4.15%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (23.32%) .NET
2 12 (6.22%) .NET Framework
2 12 (6.22%) Web Services
2 12 (6.22%) XML
3 9 (4.66%) CSS
4 7 (3.63%) ASP.NET
5 5 (2.59%) HTML
5 5 (2.59%) REST
6 4 (2.07%) EDI
6 4 (2.07%) EDIFACT
6 4 (2.07%) jQuery
7 3 (1.55%) Cocoa
7 3 (1.55%) JSON
7 3 (1.55%) Velocity
8 2 (1.04%) Gherkin
9 1 (0.52%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.88%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (6.74%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.11%) iPad
3 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.59%) EPoS
5 4 (2.07%) PMI
5 4 (2.07%) TRADACOMS
6 2 (1.04%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.04%) Clustering
6 2 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.04%) FMCG
6 2 (1.04%) iSeries
6 2 (1.04%) W3C
7 1 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.52%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.52%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 30 (15.54%) Windows
2 12 (6.22%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.66%) Android
4 5 (2.59%) Windows 10
5 3 (1.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (55.44%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (22.28%) Test Scripting
3 41 (21.24%) Scrum
4 35 (18.13%) SDLC
4 35 (18.13%) User Acceptance Testing
5 30 (15.54%) Performance Testing
6 29 (15.03%) Test Automation
7 28 (14.51%) Automated Testing
8 23 (11.92%) Defect Management
9 20 (10.36%) System Testing
10 19 (9.84%) Mentoring
11 16 (8.29%) Coaching
12 14 (7.25%) Automation Testing
12 14 (7.25%) Manual Testing
13 11 (5.70%) Continuous Improvement
13 11 (5.70%) E-Commerce
13 11 (5.70%) TDD
13 11 (5.70%) Test Strategy
14 10 (5.18%) Functional Testing
14 10 (5.18%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.05%) SQL
2 42 (21.76%) C#
3 31 (16.06%) Java
4 15 (7.77%) JavaScript
5 13 (6.74%) Python
6 8 (4.15%) Scala
7 6 (3.11%) Delphi
7 6 (3.11%) Ruby
7 6 (3.11%) T-SQL
7 6 (3.11%) VB
8 5 (2.59%) C++
9 4 (2.07%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.55%) C
10 3 (1.55%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.04%) PHP
11 2 (1.04%) VB6
11 2 (1.04%) VBScript
12 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 62 (32.12%) ISEB
2 59 (30.57%) ISTQB
3 26 (13.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 24 (12.44%) Degree
5 4 (2.07%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) HNC
6 1 (0.52%) HND
6 1 (0.52%) NVQ Level 4
6 1 (0.52%) PhD
6 1 (0.52%) SC Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (22.80%) QA
2 2 (1.04%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.04%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.52%) Docker
Systems Management
1 15 (7.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (9.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.15%) Oracle
3 6 (3.11%) HP
4 3 (1.55%) Telerik
4 3 (1.55%) VMware
5 2 (1.04%) ATG
5 2 (1.04%) IBM
6 1 (0.52%) Alterian
6 1 (0.52%) Citrix
6 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
6 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
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