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

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 141 147 131
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 95 115 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.68% 1.79% 1.96%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.94% 2.04% 2.29%
Number of salaries quoted 79 73 108
Median salary £32,500 £32,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,300 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £44,000 £42,500
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
4893 5632 6020
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 86.49% 87.64% 85.50%
Number of salaries quoted 4143 4482 4848
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 6 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 6 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 -15 55 £32,250 +3.20% 13
Cheshire +15 25 £35,780 +11.81% 3
Lancashire +4 9 £30,000 - 1
Merseyside +6 5 £30,250 +40.69% 1
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 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.

1 125 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (35.75%) SQL
2 79 (35.75%) ISEB
3 72 (32.58%) ISTQB
4 65 (29.41%) QA
5 60 (27.15%) Test Scripting
6 55 (24.89%) SQL Server
7 51 (23.08%) .NET
7 51 (23.08%) Scrum
8 44 (19.91%) User Acceptance Testing
9 43 (19.46%) C#
10 37 (16.74%) Performance Testing
11 34 (15.38%) Java
11 34 (15.38%) Windows
11 34 (15.38%) SDLC
12 33 (14.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 32 (14.48%) Automated Testing
14 30 (13.57%) JIRA
14 30 (13.57%) Test Automation
14 30 (13.57%) Finance
15 29 (13.12%) Degree
15 29 (13.12%) Defect Management
16 28 (12.67%) Selenium
17 27 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
18 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
19 23 (10.41%) HP Quality Center
19 23 (10.41%) Mentoring
20 22 (9.95%) Automation Testing
20 22 (9.95%) Manual Testing
20 22 (9.95%) System Testing

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 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (1.81%) Confluence
3 2 (0.90%) ColdFusion
3 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (0.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.90%) Mule
4 1 (0.45%) Apache
Applications
1 24 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.36%) Lorenzo
2 1 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.45%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (1.36%) PuTTY
1 3 (1.36%) WinSCP
2 2 (0.90%) DNS
2 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (0.90%) S/MIME
2 2 (0.90%) Skype
2 2 (0.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (24.89%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.98%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (4.07%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (1.36%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 30 (13.57%) JIRA
2 28 (12.67%) Selenium
3 18 (8.14%) Team Foundation Server
4 16 (7.24%) Visual Studio
5 15 (6.79%) HP UFT
6 9 (4.07%) MSTest
6 9 (4.07%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 8 (3.62%) Ranorex
7 8 (3.62%) WebDriver
8 7 (3.17%) JUnit
8 7 (3.17%) SoapUI
9 6 (2.71%) Cucumber
10 4 (1.81%) Appium
10 4 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.81%) FishEye
10 4 (1.81%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.36%) Fiddler
11 3 (1.36%) Firebug
11 3 (1.36%) TortoiseSVN
11 3 (1.36%) WATIR
General
1 30 (13.57%) Finance
2 17 (7.69%) Retail
3 12 (5.43%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.62%) Games
5 7 (3.17%) Back Office
6 4 (1.81%) Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Corporate Banking
6 4 (1.81%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (1.36%) Legal
7 3 (1.36%) Marketing
8 2 (0.90%) Billing
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (44.34%) Analyst
2 92 (41.63%) Test Analyst
3 45 (20.36%) Tester
4 42 (19.00%) Software Tester
5 35 (15.84%) Developer
6 28 (12.67%) Software Analyst
7 27 (12.22%) Software Test Analyst
8 24 (10.86%) Senior Analyst
9 23 (10.41%) Senior Test Analyst
10 19 (8.60%) SQL Analyst
11 16 (7.24%) Web Analyst
11 16 (7.24%) Web Test Analyst
12 13 (5.88%) Test Leader
13 12 (5.43%) .NET Developer
13 12 (5.43%) Automation Test Analyst
13 12 (5.43%) Automation Tester
13 12 (5.43%) C# Developer
14 10 (4.52%) Consultant
14 10 (4.52%) Junior
14 10 (4.52%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.08%) .NET
2 18 (8.14%) Web Services
3 16 (7.24%) XML
4 15 (6.79%) .NET Framework
5 7 (3.17%) CSS
6 6 (2.71%) HTML
6 6 (2.71%) REST
7 5 (2.26%) JSON
8 3 (1.36%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.36%) Cocoa
8 3 (1.36%) Velocity
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Flex
9 2 (0.90%) EDI
9 2 (0.90%) EDIFACT
9 2 (0.90%) Gherkin
9 2 (0.90%) MXML
9 2 (0.90%) WSDL
10 1 (0.45%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.22%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.79%) Computer Science
3 9 (4.07%) EPoS
4 5 (2.26%) Mobile App
5 4 (1.81%) PMI
6 3 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.36%) iPad
6 3 (1.36%) W3C
7 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
7 2 (0.90%) Clustering
7 2 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (0.90%) FMCG
7 2 (0.90%) iSeries
7 2 (0.90%) TRADACOMS
8 1 (0.45%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.45%) Data Extraction
8 1 (0.45%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (5.43%) Apple iOS
3 9 (4.07%) Android
4 5 (2.26%) Windows 10
4 5 (2.26%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (56.56%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (27.15%) Test Scripting
3 51 (23.08%) Scrum
4 44 (19.91%) User Acceptance Testing
5 37 (16.74%) Performance Testing
6 34 (15.38%) SDLC
7 32 (14.48%) Automated Testing
8 30 (13.57%) Test Automation
9 29 (13.12%) Defect Management
10 23 (10.41%) Mentoring
11 22 (9.95%) Automation Testing
11 22 (9.95%) Manual Testing
11 22 (9.95%) System Testing
11 22 (9.95%) Validation
12 18 (8.14%) Test Strategy
13 16 (7.24%) Waterfall
14 15 (6.79%) Coaching
14 15 (6.79%) E-Commerce
15 14 (6.33%) OO
15 14 (6.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (35.75%) SQL
2 43 (19.46%) C#
3 34 (15.38%) Java
4 13 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 11 (4.98%) VB
6 10 (4.52%) Python
6 10 (4.52%) T-SQL
7 7 (3.17%) Ruby
8 6 (2.71%) Delphi
8 6 (2.71%) Scala
9 5 (2.26%) Objective-C
9 5 (2.26%) PHP
10 4 (1.81%) C++
10 4 (1.81%) VB.NET
10 4 (1.81%) VB6
11 2 (0.90%) C
11 2 (0.90%) VBScript
12 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 79 (35.75%) ISEB
2 72 (32.58%) ISTQB
3 33 (14.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 29 (13.12%) Degree
5 4 (1.81%) PMI Certification
5 4 (1.81%) SC Cleared
5 4 (1.81%) Security Cleared
6 3 (1.36%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.90%) PhD
8 1 (0.45%) HNC
8 1 (0.45%) HND
8 1 (0.45%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (29.41%) QA
2 3 (1.36%) HL7
3 2 (0.90%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.90%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 23 (10.41%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (7.24%) Microsoft
2 10 (4.52%) Oracle
3 8 (3.62%) HP
4 3 (1.36%) Citrix
4 3 (1.36%) VMware
5 2 (0.90%) Adobe
5 2 (0.90%) ATG
5 2 (0.90%) IBM
5 2 (0.90%) Sage
5 2 (0.90%) Telerik
6 1 (0.45%) Epicor
6 1 (0.45%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.45%) SYSPRO
Skelmersdale, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + Comp Bens package
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Great Benefits Package
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wigan, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum + FlexiTime, Pension etc.
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Manchester, Lancashire
Amaze
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Wigan
greywood
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 21 days ago
Stockport
Applause IT Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum + FlexTime, Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Salary: Competitive + Excellent benefits
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Client Server
Salary: £30k to £35k + benefits
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