The table below looks at the statistics for Software Testing skills in IT jobs advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Software Testing
Rank 18 27 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +2
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 4 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 5.41% 1.61% 5.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 6.90% 1.77% 6.19%
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 7
Average salary £27,250 £32,500 £27,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.15% +20.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Software Testing
Lancashire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Preston
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
58 113 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 78.38% 91.13% 84.96%
Number of salaries quoted 55 101 104
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £62,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Preston region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Software Testing Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Software Testing
Salary Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Preston region.

Software Testing Salary Trend in Preston

Software Testing
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing.

1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Web Development
2 4 (80.00%) QA
2 4 (80.00%) Time Management
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
3 2 (40.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) System Testing

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Preston region citing Software Testing also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Software Testing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) Test Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Software Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (80.00%) Defect Management
2 4 (80.00%) Test Scripting
2 4 (80.00%) Time Management
2 4 (80.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) ISEB
1 5 (100.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) QA