The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for Software Testing skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Software Testing over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Software Testing
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 29 17 21
Rank change year-on-year -12 +4  
Permanent jobs citing Software Testing 2 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Preston 1.64% 5.26% 1.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 6.00% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 1
Median salary £45,000 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.63% -15.38%  
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

Software Testing is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Preston with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Process & Methodology Skills
Preston
Permanent job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 104 50 61
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 85.25% 87.72% 82.43%
Number of salaries quoted 98 41 50
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year - +4.65%  

Software Testing
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston citing Software Testing as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Software Testing 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 in Preston.

Salary trend for Software Testing in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) CRM
4 3 (50.00%) ERP
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (33.33%) Java
5 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Degree
6 1 (16.67%) JIRA
6 1 (16.67%) QA
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) V-Model
6 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) SQL
6 1 (16.67%) .NET
6 1 (16.67%) C
6 1 (16.67%) C#
6 1 (16.67%) C++
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
6 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills

Software Testing
Co-occurring 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 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
1 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Analyst
2 4 (66.67%) Business Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Test Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Test Automation Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Test Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) Waterfall
3 4 (66.67%) SDLC
4 3 (50.00%) CRM
4 3 (50.00%) ERP
5 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 1 (16.67%) Test Scripting
6 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
6 1 (16.67%) Time Management
6 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (16.67%) V-Model
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA