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 salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Software Testing
Lancashire / Preston
Rank 27 16 23
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +7
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 6 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 4.65% 5.26% 1.92%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 5.08% 6.56% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 6 4 2
Median salary £45,000 £27,250 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+65.13% -16.15%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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
118 61 92
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Preston 91.47% 80.26% 88.46%
Number of salaries quoted 107 58 83
Median salary £39,000 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £42,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%

Software Testing
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of job ads across the Preston 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 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
Salary Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Software Testing across the Preston region over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

Software Testing Salary Histogram in Preston

Software Testing
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 Preston region with a requirement for Software Testing.

1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
5 2 (28.57%) Java
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) V-Model
6 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
6 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
6 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) .NET
6 1 (14.29%) C
6 1 (14.29%) C#
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
6 1 (14.29%) Degree

Software Testing
Top Related IT Skills in Preston 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Cucumber
1 1 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (14.29%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Analyst
2 5 (71.43%) Business Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (85.71%) Waterfall
3 5 (71.43%) SDLC
4 3 (42.86%) CRM
4 3 (42.86%) ERP
5 2 (28.57%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Automated Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (14.29%) Defect Management
6 1 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
6 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
6 1 (14.29%) Time Management
6 1 (14.29%) V-Model
6 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA