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 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 147 140 125
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -15
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 104 128 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.94% 2.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.93% 2.19% 2.45%
Number of salaries quoted 92 94 147
Median salary £31,000 £34,250 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.48% +7.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,750 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £75,000 £53,500
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
5393 5832 6416
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 88.01% 88.61% 86.09%
Number of salaries quoted 4503 4828 5098
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -30 56 £30,000 -29.41% 4
Cheshire +37 35 £31,000 -12.05% 1
Merseyside -13 7 £30,000 +7.14% 3
Lancashire +3 3 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Cumbria - 1 £27,500 -
Software Testing
England

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 97 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (30.89%) QA
3 58 (30.37%) SQL
4 48 (25.13%) ISEB
5 45 (23.56%) Test Scripting
6 44 (23.04%) ISTQB
7 42 (21.99%) Scrum
7 42 (21.99%) SDLC
8 40 (20.94%) User Acceptance Testing
9 34 (17.80%) Test Automation
10 33 (17.28%) Finance
10 33 (17.28%) C#
11 31 (16.23%) Selenium
12 28 (14.66%) .NET
13 27 (14.14%) Automated Testing
14 25 (13.09%) Java
15 23 (12.04%) Regression Testing
16 22 (11.52%) Windows
17 21 (10.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 19 (9.95%) Automation Testing
18 19 (9.95%) JavaScript
19 18 (9.42%) MS Excel
19 18 (9.42%) Performance Testing
19 18 (9.42%) Manual Testing
19 18 (9.42%) System Testing
19 18 (9.42%) Defect Management
20 16 (8.38%) Microsoft
20 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
21 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET
21 15 (7.85%) HP Quality Center

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 7 (3.66%) CMS
2 1 (0.52%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (0.52%) Umbraco
Applications
1 18 (9.42%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Maya
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.52%) IaaS
2 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.62%) TCP/IP
2 3 (1.57%) WinSCP
3 2 (1.05%) Internet
4 1 (0.52%) FTP
4 1 (0.52%) HTTP
4 1 (0.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.52%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 31 (16.23%) Selenium
2 15 (7.85%) JIRA
3 12 (6.28%) HP UFT
3 12 (6.28%) WebDriver
4 8 (4.19%) SoapUI
5 6 (3.14%) Cucumber
5 6 (3.14%) Selenium IDE
5 6 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (2.62%) MSTest
6 5 (2.62%) Ranorex
7 4 (2.09%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.09%) JUnit
7 4 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 3 (1.57%) TestComplete
9 2 (1.05%) Appium
9 2 (1.05%) JMeter
9 2 (1.05%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.52%) Bugzilla
10 1 (0.52%) NetBeans
10 1 (0.52%) Xcode
General
1 33 (17.28%) Finance
2 10 (5.24%) Games
3 9 (4.71%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.66%) Retail
5 6 (3.14%) Back Office
5 6 (3.14%) Billing
6 3 (1.57%) Marketing
7 2 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Legal
8 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 90 (47.12%) Analyst
2 75 (39.27%) Test Analyst
3 68 (35.60%) Tester
4 49 (25.65%) Software Tester
5 37 (19.37%) Software Analyst
6 36 (18.85%) Software Test Analyst
7 25 (13.09%) Developer
8 19 (9.95%) QA Tester
9 17 (8.90%) Automation Tester
10 12 (6.28%) Software QA Tester
10 12 (6.28%) Test Leader
11 11 (5.76%) Consultant
12 10 (5.24%) Senior Analyst
12 10 (5.24%) Senior Test Analyst
12 10 (5.24%) Senior Tester
13 9 (4.71%) Business Analyst
14 8 (4.19%) .NET Developer
14 8 (4.19%) QA Test Analyst
14 8 (4.19%) Test Engineer
14 8 (4.19%) Web Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (14.66%) .NET
2 15 (7.85%) ASP.NET
3 9 (4.71%) CSS
4 8 (4.19%) Web Services
5 7 (3.66%) EDI
5 7 (3.66%) XML
6 5 (2.62%) .NET Framework
6 5 (2.62%) AngularJS
6 5 (2.62%) EDIFACT
6 5 (2.62%) jQuery
7 4 (2.09%) HTML
8 3 (1.57%) FIX Protocol
8 3 (1.57%) Gherkin
8 3 (1.57%) Middleware
8 3 (1.57%) SOAP
9 2 (1.05%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.05%) Velocity
10 1 (0.52%) J2EE
10 1 (0.52%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.76%) iPad
3 7 (3.66%) iSeries
4 5 (2.62%) Computer Science
4 5 (2.62%) Fixed Income
4 5 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.62%) TRADACOMS
5 3 (1.57%) FMCG
6 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.05%) PMI
7 1 (0.52%) AS400
7 1 (0.52%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.52%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.52%) Interactive TV
7 1 (0.52%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.52%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 22 (11.52%) Windows
2 14 (7.33%) Android
3 13 (6.81%) Apple iOS
4 5 (2.62%) Linux
4 5 (2.62%) Unix
5 3 (1.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.05%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.52%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (50.79%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (23.56%) Test Scripting
3 42 (21.99%) Scrum
3 42 (21.99%) SDLC
4 40 (20.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 34 (17.80%) Test Automation
6 27 (14.14%) Automated Testing
7 23 (12.04%) Regression Testing
8 19 (9.95%) Automation Testing
9 18 (9.42%) Defect Management
9 18 (9.42%) Manual Testing
9 18 (9.42%) Performance Testing
9 18 (9.42%) System Testing
10 13 (6.81%) Coaching
10 13 (6.81%) Mentoring
10 13 (6.81%) Test Strategy
11 10 (5.24%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (5.24%) Functional Testing
11 10 (5.24%) Non-Functional Testing
12 9 (4.71%) Defect Tracking
Programming Languages
1 58 (30.37%) SQL
2 33 (17.28%) C#
3 25 (13.09%) Java
4 19 (9.95%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.14%) C
5 6 (3.14%) Delphi
5 6 (3.14%) Python
6 5 (2.62%) C++
7 4 (2.09%) Scala
7 4 (2.09%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.09%) VBScript
8 2 (1.05%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.05%) PHP
8 2 (1.05%) Ruby
9 1 (0.52%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
9 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.52%) VB
9 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (25.13%) ISEB
2 44 (23.04%) ISTQB
3 21 (10.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 10 (5.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.05%) PMI Certification
5 2 (1.05%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
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%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (30.89%) QA
2 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (0.52%) Docker
1 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (0.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (7.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 16 (8.38%) Microsoft
2 8 (4.19%) Oracle
3 3 (1.57%) HP
4 2 (1.05%) ATG
4 2 (1.05%) IBM
4 2 (1.05%) Intel Security
4 2 (1.05%) Telerik
5 1 (0.52%) Alterian
5 1 (0.52%) Cognizant
5 1 (0.52%) Cognos
5 1 (0.52%) Progress
5 1 (0.52%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.52%) Siebel
5 1 (0.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (0.52%) SOASTA, Inc
5 1 (0.52%) VMware
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Posted: 3 days ago
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